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Offline Captain Scarlet

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Ebay catches ?
« on: September 18, 2021, 07:20:34 PM »
I have been getting offers from ebay saying sell up to 3 items free.As the way selling is charged has changed on ebay is there a catches to watch for compared to the free offers they used to send before ?

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2021, 07:42:38 PM »
I've never seen that one before. Their current one (for me anyway) is up to 100 items with a max £3 selling fee.

Nothing to lose by accepting it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2021, 04:32:35 PM »
Ok thanks. ;)

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2021, 06:42:37 PM »
John, worth checking it closely as they could be referring to free listing fees rather than final sale fees as Ive never heard of that one before.
Currently its either 80% off variable fees or £3 max fee.
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Re: Ebay catches ?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2021, 08:32:39 PM »
I've never seen that one before. Their current one (for me anyway) is up to 100 items with a max £3 selling fee.

Nothing to lose by accepting it.


Yes but only a good deal if you are selling items for 30+ quid. Majority of my items are listed below the 30 quid

They used to have £1 any sale deal. I would be saving on Items I sold for £15
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 09:02:58 AM »
It's about time that a proper auction site was set up. My opinion is that an auction site should be aimed at second hand goods and not Chinese rip of goods and new rubbish, if people do want these they can go on the companies own web sites. I do think that genuine people wouldn't mind paying a subscription for a decent site and perhaps it would stop the idiots and con men trying it on. If I had the know how I would give it a go but sadly I don't. Would it not be possible for someone to put a small auction on here, and make it members only, that would also encourage other people to join the club. It wouldn't have to be along the same lines as rip of bay but perhaps an auction held once every couple of months where members could list what they have and if needed put a reserve on. Just a thought so please don't rip me to pieces over it.

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 12:41:49 PM »
very good idea that is rob, the forum and club would be better for a freshen up.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2021, 12:47:19 PM »
I can't speak from experience, only from what I've read, but I think that a lot of posts/comments and parts for sale are done through Facebook nowadays.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2021, 01:10:24 PM »
very good idea that is rob, the forum and club would be better for a freshen up.

Maybe if you supported the Forum/Club by becoming a Member Tel ?

I charge my clients £5k plus to design and set up Auction/Classified sites as they are extremely complex and take weeks of work. The site you would "see" at the front end is only 5% of what is needed at the "back" end !!
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2021, 02:24:50 PM »
Admin, thanks for all you do for us in the club. I wasn't suggesting that you people do it as you do more than enough for us, that is why I said someone and not the hard working staff that do more for us than some people recognise. Without someone dedicated to help then it's a non entity, like I said, it was just a thought and not a suggestion, flea bay started with a chap that wanted to get something for his wife? and ended up with a multi mega company, we don't want or need anything of that scale, what would be good is just a small auction every other month or so just to aim the sales at descent people, not wasters and con men. Probably won't happen but it's good to think and put ideas about.

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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2021, 04:05:59 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Rob 😁 Its a good idea but a non starter due to the amount of work involved. If the Club and Members feel this is worth spending some money on I can create something basic for a fee.
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2021, 06:56:01 PM »
very good idea that is rob, the forum and club would be better for a freshen up.

Maybe if you supported the Forum/Club by becoming a Member Tel ?

I charge my clients £5k plus to design and set up Auction/Classified sites as they are extremely complex and take weeks of work. The site you would "see" at the front end is only 5% of what is needed at the "back" end !!

Barrie, i have supported the club for many years and will again at some stage. i only pop into the forum from time to time now, have got domestic issues on my plate at the present.
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Re: Ebay catches ?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2021, 07:08:07 PM »
One reason I no longer feature members sales in the wellard is that everything is normally sold via other means way before the mag gets posted out to members
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2021, 11:04:27 AM »
My other interest over the years has been Archery. As I can no longer shoot competitively at a level I enjoy anymore I am looking to sell all my equipment to stop me keep going back to try. :(The gear is worth a fair amount so the new rules of selling on ebay involving taking money from buyers for a fee instead of paypal have put me off for now as I cant quite get my head round how much I would be left with compared to the old paypal route. :-\

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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2021, 11:37:11 AM »
My other interest over the years has been Archery. As I can no longer shoot competitively at a level I enjoy anymore I am looking to sell all my equipment to stop me keep going back to try. :(The gear is worth a fair amount so the new rules of selling on ebay involving taking money from buyers for a fee instead of paypal have put me off for now as I cant quite get my head round how much I would be left with compared to the old paypal route. :-\

At the moment, you'll be left with a few pence more.

As always, wait for one of their promotional weekends before listing.
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