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100 Free eBay Listings until 5th October 2015

Just a quick post today as I’m finding I have less and less time to post at the moment but there is currently an eBay promotion running until the 5th October.

I believe everyone who’s account is in good standing is eligible and you can find out if you have the offer by looking at my article here.

Terms and conditions can be found here and you need to opt in to take advantage.


6 Days of Free Listings 22nd to 27th March 2015

It seems to have been an age since the last eBay free listings promotion but in reality it hasn’t,  but it seems like eBay is making up for this with a 6 day promotional zero insertion fee bonanza!


Granted it is the standard 100 listings you’ve now got 6 Days in which to take advantage of then so no need to hurry.

It’s both auction style and fixed price with no listing upgrades so all of those drafts you have saved you can now make live.


As always you need to opt in to accept the offer and not do what I did last time and burn through my monthly allocation without realising! You would have thought I would have known better!


The hook for this promotion is to sell your stuff to fund a holiday,  which is an incredibly good idea! If I could clear all of my junk I’d probably end up with enough for a round the world trip!

The promotion rums from now until the stroke of midnight on Friday 27th March and you can see the terms here.

Happy listing.

A Week of Free eBay Listings in Aid of Comic Relief March 2015

So between 1st March and 8th March 2015 eBay are running a Comic Relief Listings Promotion.  You can have 100 gratis fixed price or auction style listings if you donate a percentage of the final selling price to charity,  in this case Comic Relief.


The minimum is 10% and eBay will match our donations up to £10,000 which is very nice of them as it is going to a good cause.

So in order to qualify you must set your auction as a charity auction and choose the percentage you wish to donate,  which I assume will likely be 10% for most people who decide to take advantage of the offer. This will enable your listing to qualify for the free insertion.


If you look at the graphic above I can see a few things which I’d like to expand upon. The first being:

“Final value fee credit equal to the percentage donated” does this mean if we donate 10% of the items price we get a 10% reduction of the final value fee,  or if the final value fee is 10% both fees offset each other. I would think it’s the former because if we donate 100% of the items selling price we’d get a 100% FVF credit effectively meaning we pay nothing to list.  I’m pretty sure I’ve got this bit right,  meaning you only pay a FVF on the portion you’re actually making money on but I’ve contacted eBay for clarification.


Second thing to note is that apparently the chance of selling something goes up by 34% if you’re selling for charity. That’s something cooked up by the Columbia Business School in 2011 and I wonder how much this has to do with people wanting to support a charity and  how much to do with improved visibility that eBay give a charity listing.

The terms and conditions for this offer can be found here.

I’ve never listed for charity before but before the promo is over will certainly list something to feel like I’m doing my bit. I’m not sure if listing can be done via the mobile app and that may be a factor in if I take it up or not as I almost exclusively list on my phone these days.

If you’d like some free listings but would rather not donate in this way you can still do so, more info over here.

UPDATE: ebay have made it impossible to donate to charity when resisting items. I have tried to relist some items using the quick relist form and also individualy from within the website and it’s not possible to add donate to charity this way. You have to start a new listing from scratch and when using the mobile app the option isn’t on that either! So unfortunately I’ll not be donating to Comic Relief via eBay this year. Come on eBay, sort it out for next year!


EBay Free Listings Promotions March 1st to 3rd 2015


EBay have 2 free listings promotions live this week each for 100 Zero Insertion items, but with slightly different conditions.

I found this out by logging into my account and looking in the selling manager and spotted two offers waiting for me. One standard opt in offer and the other one which I didn’t have to click the “Get Offer” button to enjoy.


Note the dates on the second offer 1st until 8th March, more on this later.

The first offer is the standard 3 day offer from Sunday 1st March until Tuesday 3rd March 2015 and is for 100 free insertion fees for auction or fixed price listings.

The terms and conditions are of the standard variety and there are no free upgrades or other Bells and whistles.

You have to opt into this offer by clicking the button and then you can list till your hearts content or until you’ve done 100 of course.

The second offer is in aid of Comic Relief and you can read more about it in my next post: A Week of Free eBay Listings in Aid of Comic Relief March 2015

Special Free Listing Promotion 25th December to 6th January


As expected eBay have announced the final free listings promotion of the year,  which will be the opportunity for people to get rid of the unwanted gifts they got for Christmas and sell things in the “January Sales”.

It’s 100 listings and they last from Christmas day until 6th January so there’s plenty of opportunity to get things listed in order to make some money from that blender that Auntie Edna thought you’d like,  or the Arsenal shirt you got in the work secret Santa!


Departing with what has become the norm with ebay of late it’s NOT an opt in promotion so there’s no need to log in and accept the offer. Even if you don’t have new things to list but have good till cancelled listings active they will renew automatically.

It’s a “special” promotion which means you can select from a series of listing upgrades for free from listing subtitles,  adding buy it now to auctions, gallery plus images and listing designer and scheduling. Select them all or just a few,  just remember if you’re relisting after the promotion ends remove the upgrades or you’ll be paying for them!

Again the promotional period lasts from Christmas Day to 6th January so there’s nearly 2 weeks to take advantage.


100 FREE eBay Listings 22 to 27 November 2014

Just a quick heads up that having just received an invitation from eBay they are giving us private sellers free listings again this week!


The zero insertion promotions of late have been a bit strange for me,  not your average promotions lasting the weekend but spilling over into Tuesdays and sometimes not starting until Sunday etc. Also the last 5 or 6 have been opt in only,  meaning if you have good till cancelled listings they won’t be free unless you accept.


You’ve got from NOW until 27th November 2014 to use your 100 Zero Insertion Fee Listings to get some stuff flogged in time for Christmas.

And you can use the cash to buy presents,  so get listing!


100 Zero Insertion Fee Listings 25th to 27th October 2014


EBay are for the third week in a row offering 100 free listings to private sellers. I’m getting quite accustomed to this! Not only am I saving quite a hefty amount on listing fees but I’m also motivated to sell list a lot more of the things that are cluttering up my house before I move soon.

As with the free listings last week this promotion is for people who opt in only,  so do it as soon as you can.

It might be worth noting if you have good till cancelled listings and they are set to renew during the 3 days this promotion runs then they will count as free listings.  But Only if you opt in before they renew.

So even if you don’t plan on listing anything new it’s worth opting in just for that.

This is a 3 day event,  meaning you have from Saturday to Monday to take advantage.

Happy listing. You can find the terms and conditions here.


Invite Only Free Listings Between 18th and 20th October 2014 with eBay

I’ve just had an email from the kind folks at eBay inviting me to “Accept the offer and get 100 free listings”.   As I opened the email I saw an autumn themed image urging me to have a clear out with the free listings. This was a welcome surprise as there was a free listings promotion last weekend too.

When I looked a bit deeper I realised that this offer isn’t open to everyone and not only do you need to be invited,  but you also need to opt in via the link in the email.


So if you’ve checked your email and you’re eBay messages and there’s no invitation,  then sorry but for whatever reason eBay haven’t chosen you for this promotion. I’ve got three separate accounts and only one of them received the invite.

I accepted the offer and signed in and now I’m ready to rock and roll or something like that.


Zero insertion fees for up to 100 listings from NOW until midnight on Monday,  which is handy as I really do need to clear out the clutter before I move house next month!

As always the usual terms and conditions apply,  but please remember that to accept this offer you MUST opt in!


A Spooky 100 FREE Listings October 11th to 14th October 2014

BOO! A Spooky treat for you…  From ebay


EBay have kept up with their loosely every other week Free Listing Promotions with an “additional” 100 free listings this weekend and beyond.

The theme of the eBay banners is Halloween and I guess the idea is getting your listings on for the “holiday” if it can really be classified as such.

Your listings can be buy now,  auction style or a mixture of both,  if you want bells and whistles like reserve price or auction style with buy it now you’ll pay the extra.

There are terms and conditions as usual but if you’ve got an invite in your email,  ebay messages or you can see the listings in your selling manager then you’re golden.


Not only do you get the weekend to list buy Monday and Tuesday too meaning there’s longer to take advantage of the promotion.

So what are you waiting for?


200 FREE Listings for invited private sellers

Leading nicely on from last weekends 3 day listing promotion eBay have another up their sleeve for the weekend inclusive of Saturday 27th to Tuesday 30th September.   This week more is better and so you’ve got 4 whole days to list up to 200 things!


This is invite only though,  so if you have checked your inbox and found it empty except from spam then no cigar I’m afraid! Better luck next time.