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eBay Runs 10-cent Listing Promotion – Store Subscribers Excluded

August 3rd, 2010 by Skip McGrath

eBay announced a new promotion today, but only non-store sellers received the announcement –it was not listed on the regular announcements page. eBay did not explain why store sellers were excluded. But for those of you who are not eBay Store subscribers, this is a pretty good deal!

Starting August 3, 2010, list your items for free—no Insertion Fees, regardless of the start price of your item. Just list them Auction-style with no reserve price.

  • Get free Insertion Fees for up to 100 Auction-style listings—regardless of start price
  • List even big ticket items—start the bidding where you want
  • Pay only if your item sells

There are few catches:

eBay Store subscribers are not eligible for this promotion

If you have already sold more than ten items on eBay, your detailed seller ratings (DSRs) must be 4.5 or higher on all four criteria (Communication, Shipping Cost, Shipping Time, and Item as Described) to be eligible for this Promotional Rate. DSR rating criteria for this promotion will be based on the previous 12 months. If buyers have left you DSRs on 10 or more transactions, you’ll have access to a Seller Dashboard within My eBay where you can see your current rating

However, new sellers who don’t yet have DSR ratings are also eligible.

This promotion does not apply to the following: Sellers who have an eBay Store, Fixed Price listings, eBay Motors Passenger Vehicles, Motorcycles, Boats, Power Sports, Other Vehicles, Motors Local Market, Professional Services, Real Estate, Classified Ad listings.

Also the promotional rate does not apply to listings with a start date prior to August 3, 2010—including those listings revised during the Promotion Period. Additionally, the promotional rate will not apply to listings scheduled to start after the Promotion Period. Listings that have a reserve price are not eligible for this promotion.


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