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No free listing for Stores

I have a featured store on ebay and hence I should get 200 free listings according  to new ebay fees structure. However I have just checked my account activity for May and it seems that ebay keeps charging me $0.20c for relisting my items. Is anybody else experiencing the same problem?

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

ok, here is a deal. It seems that items listed in two categories are getting free listing for one category only and ebay charges insertion fee for the second category. Where exactly ebay explains it in their new fee structure? It says nothing about it.


 


I am not saying that items listed in two categories should be counted as one in 200 free listings. It would be fair to me if ebay  could count it as two. But they do not do it forcing sellers to duplicate this item in the second category just to get it listed for free. That is not right, especially considering that ebay does not like duplicated items.

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

do you have any restrictions on your account??

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

It was noted in the FAQ with the new fees


 


 


26. What if I list an item in two categories?


If you list in two categories, you'll be charged any applicable insertion and feature fees for the second category.


 


http://sellercentre.ebay.com.au/node/134

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman


 


I am not saying that items listed in two categories should be counted as one in 200 free listings. It would be fair to me if ebay  could count it as two. But they do not do it forcing sellers to duplicate this item in the second category just to get it listed for free. That is not right, especially considering that ebay does not like duplicated items.



 


I am a bit fuzzy on your logic here - if you want a free listing all you have to do is list in one category only.

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

I do not have any restrictions.


What's wrong with my logic? 


 


I have 200 free listings because of the store subscription. I have 100 listings listed each in two different categories. Why not count these 100 as 200  free listings? 


 


 I have listed my items in two categories because that's where they must be listed so people can find them. Now I will have to list the same item twice. What good will it do to me and to eBay?


 


Ok, it is on the FAQ, but there is not even a link to that FAQ page from the http://pages.ebay.com.au/help/sell/fees.html page.


 


How many pages which are not even linked to the fee page do I need to find myself and check to see if there is any hidden terms and conditions on these so called free listings?

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

eBay have always charged for extras when the initial insertion fee has been 0, store or no - and a second category has always been counted as an optional, extra 'upgrade'.

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Re: No free listing for Stores

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Well I as yet have not seen myself get a free listing. Looks like we have all been suckered again. Fair? No. Surprised? No.

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The FAQs were pretty easy to find if you followed the announcement and when you create a listing using the SYI form, it tells you how much you will be charged directly above the submit button. When you list with TL it also gives the associated costs.

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Re: No free listing for Stores

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I do not create listings myself now, they are relisted by ebay automatically. Do I always have to create some test listing each time when ebay changes their fees structure just to see where exactly ebay will screw me up? Common, lets be realistic, They have changed fee structure and published their new fees. Why have not they care to explain that second category insertion fee does not apply to these free listings on the same page where these fees has been published.


All information must be transparent because people paying money to them.


 


 


Before when I paid insertion fees I was aware for paying extra for the second category. Now it says get 200 free listings if you have a featured store. Ok, sounds good to me  and I have changed subscription to Featured store from Basic. And they screwed me up/ Moreover I was not even aware of this until I decided to check my balance. How many other sellers have been screwed up on the same thing and have no idea about it?


Now I must end 100 items and create 200 instead. 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Re: No free listing for Stores

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I do not create listings myself now, they are relisted by ebay automatically. Do I always have to create some test listing each time when ebay changes their fees structure just to see where exactly ebay will screw me up? Common, lets be realistic, They have changed fee structure and published their new fees. Why have not they care to explain that second category insertion fee does not apply to these free listings on the same page where these fees has been published.


All information must be transparent because people paying money to them.


 


 


Before when I paid insertion fees I was aware for paying extra for the second category. Now it says get 200 free listings if you have a featured store. Ok, sounds good to me  and I have changed subscription to Featured store from Basic. And they screwed me up/ Moreover I was not even aware of this until I decided to check my balance. How many other sellers have been screwed up on the same thing and have no idea about it?


Now I must end 100 items and create 200 instead.  


 


 



 


The 2nd category has always been charged on free listings. Nothing has changed there at all


 


The listing is what you are getting free, any upgrades on that listing are then added on to 'free'. Adding a second category is considered an upgrade. It has not changed in any way.

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

I am the same im getting charged but


I only list in 1 category it seems when a 30day listing is automaticly relisted buy ebay they are charging a listing fee


but when I end item early then re list it manualy then I can list for free


I hope I don't have to do this every month


 

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

Try sell similar instead of relisting.

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Re: No free listing for Stores

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Hi there,i just check ebay charge me also 0.20c


 

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Re: No free listing for Stores

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i was also think 200 listing its how many items not count by category ((


 

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Re: No free listing for Stores

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Hi,I think what is happening is,that some of your listings end at EXACTLY the same time,to the second,so when they go around again (as all good til' cancelled items do) they get relisted in bulk,bulk relistings get charged,where as individual ones dont.This is the same as FREE listings,if you try and relist in bulk and not one at a time,you get charged.

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

I cannot leave the old listing with two categories and create an extra similar one in one category. It is because I cannot revise existing item and remove one category from it. That's the first thing I tried yesterday.  Ebay does not allow revising categories for excising listings. At least this option is missing in my listings. So I have to end these listings anyway.


 


The good things I do not have to do it in one day. Most of them  have been started in different days and have different end time  All I have to do is just to watch my active listings every day and end all that are ending on this particular day.


 


I have listings with one category only. I checked my account and it seems ebay not charging me anything for relisting them. So nothing seems to be wrong here.

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Re: No free listing for Stores

in reply to ozstockman

I do not have bulk listings. I have a lot that were created on the same day but time is different for each. It's just exactly as in the FAQ(the link has been given above) One category is free if you have free listings but the second is not. 


 


As I have explained the problem is this FAQ is not visible and many store owners do not have a clue about this extra charge if they have not had free listings before and their items are just being re listed. 

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Re: No free listing for Stores

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Same as mine ebay says that I had 200listinv free then when I sold my bag . Ebay send me invoice for $30.45
And paypal is charging me for $12 something and I sold my bag for $240 including the shipping. I dont why they are so may cut on my pay and even it took so long to widraw the money from paypal. Why is this?
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Re: No free listing for Stores

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in reply to rcar80565

This thread is 4 and a half years old.

 

And it referred to listing fees, not sale fees. And stores

 

If you use eBay postage, the bill includes the postage cost, so your figures don't sound right. Given you don't have a store (one of the subjects of this thread), your FVF will be 10.9%. Paypal is 30c + 2.6%, about $6.50

 

Things it pays to check BEFORE you start selling.

 

Expect more bills from eBay, given you have sold $750 worth of bags, plus postage, in the last fortnight