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bill gates
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Re: It's happening again

Postby bill gates » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:17 pm

I thought you could remove an item if you listed it wrong? No charge. So like you are saying if you list an item for £1,000 instead of £100 and remove your add for a mistake with your listing, you will get charged a sale on the £1,000? Don’t sound right to me.

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Re: It's happening again

Postby radiochrissie » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:48 pm

You can remove a listing free of charge As long as no one has been daft enough to email you asking about selling it to them outside of eBay.

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Re: It's happening again

Postby widget2k4 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:08 pm

Yes, you can remove an item but, like chrissie says, if someone has contacted you even if you have not replied they will charge you the final value fee. I've had loads of arguments with them and unless you can afford a top class lawyer to fight them there is nothing you can do.

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Re: It's happening again

Postby brigham » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:33 am

It looks as if people abusing the system are going to render eBay useless for bona fide users.

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Re: It's happening again

Postby aristomatic » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:01 am


Buyers eBay messaging you to sell off EBay to save you the fees...

You log on to see the eBay message first, saying they have removed your listing and are suspended for 24/48 hours or 7 days from listing anything else....cheers. Irony of course being that the buyer wants you to save the fees, to pass onto them in the form of a reduced sell price, however the item listed was probably listed on a maximum £1 or £3 final value fee promotion.

So in effect, no gain for seller or buyer, just pain for the seller................

Many sellers have their mobile in their eBay seller name. It's surprising how many don't see it... However, as Widget says, it cannot be long before eBay remove that option too. Started to remove direct email addresses from the PayPal payment confirmation too, about 3 months ago or so. It took them a long long time to instigate these changes.

EBay is predominantly a new goods site now and the % of new items from non-UK business sellers must have increased dramatically in recent times.

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Re: It's happening again

Postby bill gates » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:34 pm

Thanks for the replies. I was not aware you would be charged a final fee if an item was removed. It’s been a while since I last sold anything on fleabay! (Better name for it...)
I have had a few bad experiences buying things on fleabay so avoid it now. Used to love it, but now would rather buy from public auctions and view things first.

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