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Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

Tonight I had over 80 items ending which had already listed for 10 days and then auto-relisted a further 3 times.

 

To my surprise they all re-listed yet again.

 

When I went to edit them to see if the auto-relist box was still there... it was. It was ticked and said "Relist up to 4 times".

 

Nice to have a glitch work in my favour for a change. Smiley LOL  

 

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to sjbowles

Whoops! Two other threads already about this. My bad. Smiley Embarassed

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to sjbowles

Just keep in mind that it might be the number that's a glitch and won't relist 4 times.

Some members have 8 relists showing.

But as I said it may not actually relist for that many, I don't know.

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to kopenhagen5

Mine are currently on their "4th" relist with 4 still remaining so fingers crossed the glitch continues. Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to sjbowles
Auto relists have gone up from 3, to 8.

Now is the perfect time for casual sellers to end all their buy it now listings that run for 30 days using the 3 free relists, and relist again!
For the siper Sunday $1 fee i changed all mine to 30 days, buy it now relists. They will now run for 8 months untill i need to relist if they are unsold!
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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

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@utebns wrote:
Auto relists have gone up from 3, to 8.

Now is the perfect time for casual sellers to end all their buy it now listings that run for 30 days using the 3 free relists, and relist again!
For the siper Sunday $1 fee i changed all mine to 30 days, buy it now relists. They will now run for 8 months untill i need to relist if they are unsold!

No need to end them. They have been automatically extended.

 

For me, at least. I checked several that were due to run out on the 3 relists, and they still have 5 left.

 

As far as Super Sunday goes, the $1 FVF ends at the first relist. If you're banking on that to last for the 9 months, you will be disappointed.

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to sjbowles

The 3 then 4 free relists used to work for me, but haven't now for about 6 months.  Just a thought, are any Power Sellers getting the free relist option? eBay told me that was the reason, (which I think is BS because I have had Power Seller status for a long time and it was never an issue).

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to justkidzbiz

@justkidzbiz wrote:

The 3 then 4 free relists used to work for me, but haven't now for about 6 months.  Just a thought, are any Power Sellers getting the free relist option? eBay told me that was the reason, (which I think is BS because I have had Power Seller status for a long time and it was never an issue).


It is indeed BS. I get them on my PS account, which I've had for a few years. Not sure how many, but at least 4.

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to davewil1964

@davewil1964 wrote:

@utebns wrote:
Auto relists have gone up from 3, to 8.

Now is the perfect time for casual sellers to end all their buy it now listings that run for 30 days using the 3 free relists, and relist again!
For the siper Sunday $1 fee i changed all mine to 30 days, buy it now relists. They will now run for 8 months untill i need to relist if they are unsold!

No need to end them. They have been automatically extended.

 

For me, at least. I checked several that were due to run out on the 3 relists, and they still have 5 left.

 

As far as Super Sunday goes, the $1 FVF ends at the first relist. If you're banking on that to last for the 9 months, you will be disappointed.


Dave, how do you check how many relists you have left on any particular item?

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to joztamps
Click on Revise Item to the right of a listing on your selling page and where you tick the auto relists it'll tell you how many are left.
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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to brerrabbit585

Well what do you know!Smiley LOL

 

Thank you.

 

PS. The ones I listed before the change with 3 auto relists, and now should be 2 left, have also now jumped to 6 left.

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to joztamps
Maybe they've waken up to the fact that we're going to relist anyway so why not make it less of a load for the servers.
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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to brerrabbit585

Mine has gone up to 9 times.

 

Relist 9 times..PNG

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to davewil1964

Thanks Dave.

 

Yeah total BS. I emailed ebay again last night and the response was it is only for casual and new sellers and as I am an "established" seller and am a Top Rated Seller" i am not entitled to the free relists.

 

No happy with that email response I rang ebay and was told the exact same thing.

 

So, why are so many other Power Sellers with Top Rated still able to auto relist for free? Seems they don't even know their own policies.

 

As a good will gesture, they offered me a whopping 10 free relists!

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to justkidzbiz
You've sold over $1,000 in the last month so if your sales are this high all year you won't be entitled to free relists. Once you sell over a certain amount you're considered a business seller (rather than an individual) and they don't get the free relists. The figure used to be $12K but it's a long time since they've had it showing in their policy so it could have changed, but it's at least $10K a year.
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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to brerrabbit585

I noticed this morning that my relist 3 times had changed to relist 9 times. On the one hand this is nice because my CDs, etc. will be available for purchase for a long time, however it also means that the 40 items I list each month will gradually sink to the bottom of the total list of items available. I would like to be able to have my most recently listed items at the top of the list so that my regular buyers know that I have listed new stuff. 

 

It would also be good if one could select the number of times an item is automatically relisted.

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to michael_cullis

Every time they automatically relist they show in newly listed so they'll be back up the top without you needing to manually relist.

 

You can remove AR at any time, eg. after two cycles, three cycles, etc.  On your active selling page there's a dropdown menu to the right of each item and the last option on the list is remove automatic relist. 

 

I wouldn't complain too much about being able to relist more times because it means you can list more items.  If you only get the 40 freebies you can do 40 items on 30 days in month 1, another 40 in month 2, etc.  The first lot won't need relisting for 8 months (perhaps longer - some of mine are showing 9 relists).  

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to tangledstitches

Thanks for that information. I'll print out your reply so that I can stop the relisting if I so wish. I would still rather that my fresh listings appeared at the top so that my regular buyers know that I have put new items up for auction rather than seeing old relisted items and possibly assuming that I haven't listed any new ones. I realise that the mechanics of the listing process don';t allow this.

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to michael_cullis

What they see is ENTIRELY dependant on how they sort their searches.

 

You also seem to have missed the bit where you were told that each time they relist they get a new number and show as a new listing.

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Re: Bonus Auto-Relists Glitch

in reply to davewil1964

No, I didn't miss that bit. What I am saying is that (from my point of view) it is a shame that they get a new number and show as a new listing rather than keeping their old number and apperaring below the real new listings. I would prefer that relistings keep their old numbers and that the default order of all listings be based on their listing number with the highest listing being associated with the most recent listing. I know that this isn't going to happen so I will just hope that potential buyers look down the list.