Ebay Seller Tip For Free Listing Weekends
This One Works For Me
eBay frequently run 'free listing' weekend promotionss, which mean that you can insert a
basic listing on their site and only pay a fee if it sells. In reality, this
usually means that what sellers do is start the item at a price they would be
happy to sell at, thus creating a 'reserve price' without have to pay the fee
normally associated with it!
Nothing wrong with that. I do it all the time....
However, their promotions usually let you list up to 100 items per promotion and
not everyone has 100 items lying around ready to list. If you're one of those
people, this little tip may may help....
List on the first day of the promotion (or a day before the promotion ends, if
it's for longer than two days).
Set an 'ambitious' price for your items. i.e. if you reckon you'd be happy with
£20 for a particular item, set the start price at £25!
List the items for ONE DAY ONLY.
Then, re-list any that don't sell on the next day, once they've finished,
adjusting the start price a bit, if you want to. I usually relist them for
If you do this right, you may well sell a few at the higher price. Even if you
don't, it will have cost you nothing and you will be able to re-list the items
FREE OF CHARGE the next day! Not only that, some people may have 'watched' your
items and will get a notification from eBay that it has been relisted. Bonus!
TWO IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:
1. List the first batch of items on the Saturday (if it's a weekend promotion),
otherwise you won't be able to relist them free of charge the next day. 2. Make sure you don't exceed the total number of free listings for the promotion
(usually set at 100 items). Listing an item twice, obviously, counts as two
Be sure, also, to check the terms & conditions of the promotion, just in case
I realise that www.cheapbargains.co.uk is really a website for buying cheap eBay
bargains, but many of you probably sell stuff from time-to-time, too. The little
tip here is one I genuinely use and it has worked to my advantage on a number of
occasions. I hope you find it useful.
Another great way of finding cheap eBay bargains is to look for items that haven't had many bids. Just because they haven't received bids, it doesn't mean they aren't any good! Quite often, the item will be poorly described, have a bad photo or just finish at an unsociable time. Use the drop down box below to find items in each category that finish soon and have had 3 bids or less:
And here's a favourite for many....the good old 99p auctions! A lot of people start their auctions at 99p or less, partly because they believe that they'll attract more attention if they do and partly because there are often promotional incentives to do so. The result is a LOT of items sell for a pound or less! Select a section below to see what I mean:
And here's one more trick to use. Type your search term into the box below. Select your postcode and distance you'll travel and get the results. If any of them take your fancy, check the descriptions and if it doesn't say that they'll accept collection in person, ASK THEM.
Not everybody does accept collection, but there is no harm in asking. I've bought plenty of stuff like this and you'll often find you can save a lot by cutting out the postage.
There Are Other Ways Of Finding Cheap Bargains. Try
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A few buying tips:
Only fools rush in - don't grab the first bargain you see...however tempting!
Don't avoid Ebay - if a seller asks you to buy direct, avoid them. You lose all your protection from Ebay.
Pay with PayPal - again, you get extra protection this way.
Read the small print - be SURE that you know what you're buying!
Make sure you can pick the item up - bulky items often need a van and some muscle!
Make sure you can store it - bulk deals sound great, but ever tried fitting a million widgets in your hallway?
Have fun - buying a cheap bargain can be great fun. Enjoy it!
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