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Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want this

All of my new listings offer a 5% discount but I have not set this up and cannot find where to get rid of it. There is nothing in Help or in the Community topics. When I preview my listing it doesnt show but after I have listed it, the 5% discount is there for anyone to take

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to diana.enky

Why don't you want this ? It means potentially more sales for you.

 

eBay pays the 5% and you get full price.

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to diana.enky

Not all buyers see a 5% discount on your listings.....I don't see it.

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to diana.enky

As kh5 said, eBay takes care of the discount, not you - it's a promo they've been running for a little while now, and the code tends to change every few months and is normally limited to three transactions per user each time there is a new code.

 

Although from your point of view it's appearing in your listings, it's really a buyer-specific code that eBay displays to eligable users when viewing listings it can be applied to (there are a few excluded categories as per the T&Cs) - buyers who can't use the code (probably because they've already used it for three previous purchases) won't see it.

 

It can be handy to mention it to any potential customers enquring about items your're selling, as some people don't notice it or think to try it out - it's occsionally helped me "seal the deal" with a buyer who's been on the fence about purchasing.

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to lyndal1838

@lyndal1838 wrote:

Not all buyers see a 5% discount on your listings.....I don't see it.


It's the PULL5 code, Lyndal

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to imastawka

Ah, that explains it Stawks.....I have already used the PULL5 code.  I thought it ended on the 31/5.

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to lyndal1838

T & C's say 30th June

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to imastawka

Diana, it’s one of the good things with eBay, in amongst plenty of not so good.

 

Its allowed us, with a bit of tweaking ourselves, to shift a bit of slow moving stock. It can really work to your advantage if you market it right and “sizzle the sausage” so to speak.

 

Make it work for you :-) Good luck!

 

Melina.

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to diana.enky

@diana.enky wrote:

All of my new listings offer a 5% discount but I have not set this up and cannot find where to get rid of it. There is nothing in Help or in the Community topics. When I preview my listing it doesnt show but after I have listed it, the 5% discount is there for anyone to take


i for one would welcome ebay paying 5% of my price to the buyer, anything that helps sales.

i still get my price, buyer pays less, ebay loses a few bucks.

win win lose situation.

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to diana.enky

Thanks to everyone for all of your replies. I had no idea about the 5% Ebay funded promo and thought it was something a seller offered as I have used it myself when purchasing. I am not a regular seller/ more like twice a year so would be nice if this was communicated to us via a message or listed in Help topics somewhere to avoid the stress. Anyway it is obviously a great idea and will capitalise on it.

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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to diana.enky
Isn't causing sellers stress what ebay's all about these days?
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Re: Why do all of my new listings automatically have a 5% discount offer to the buyer. I don't want

in reply to diana.enky

Some bad news for you though and I'm sorry to be the one that gives it to you.

Anything you sell that is paid with PayPal will be on hold for 21 days as you're a new seller,so don't expect your money to clear for 21 days.