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November 2012
***Scheduled maintenance for this week***

29 November, 2012 | 09:48AM GMT

Hello,

The eBay system will be undergoing general maintenance from approximately 7am to 9am on Friday, November 30. During this maintenance period, certain eBay site features may be intermittently unavailable or slow and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Regards,
The eBay Team


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***Multi-variation listings - Changes to how pictures are displayed in search***

28 November, 2012 | 01:50PM GMT

Hello,

In July we announced improvements to multi-variation listings, including tailoring which photo from the listing is displayed to buyers in search results. We're aware that this is impacting sellers, as it affects generic searches as well as searches by colour.

As a result of this feedback, we've decided to go back to using the main 'shared picture' on the search result page for all generic queries, across all categories. This will take effect from 5 December onwards. We'll still use the colour variation photo for a colour-related search.

All of the other new features introduced in October - such as the ability to add and rename variations and making it easier to add photos - are now in place, as is Multi Variation Merger. This tool helps you combine listings within the Clothes, Shoes & Accessories category to create multi-variation listings, which could help give your items better exposure in search results.

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to you listing more of your items in the multi-variation format.

Regards,
The eBay Team
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***Zero Insertion Fee for 100 listings on 24 and 25 November on eBay.co.uk***

23 November, 2012 | 10:00AM GMT

Hello,

On 24 and 25 November 2012, private sellers who list up to 100 auction-style listing(s) at a starting price from £1.00 or more in an eligible category on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an insertion fee*.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

For inspiration on what to sell, check out our eBay House.

*Terms and conditions apply

Regards,

The eBay Team


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***Zero Insertion Fee for 100 listings on 24 and 25 November on eBay.ie***

23 November, 2012 | 10:00AM GMT

Hello,

On 24 and 25 November 2012, private sellers who list up to 100 auction-style listing(s) at a starting price from €1.50 or more in an eligible category on eBay.ie, will not pay an insertion fee*.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

For inspiration on what to sell, check out our eBay House.

*Terms and conditions apply

Regards,

The eBay Team


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***Scheduled maintenance for this week***

22 November, 2012 | 09:30AM GMT

Hello,

The eBay system will be undergoing general maintenance from approximately 7am to 9am on Friday, November 23. During this maintenance period, certain eBay site features may be intermittently unavailable or slow and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Regards,
The eBay Team


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***From 15 to 28 November, your daily chance to become a Nectar millionaire on eBay.co.uk!***

16 November, 2012 | 10:33AM GMT

Hello,

From 15 to 28 November, we have 1 million Nectar points up for grabs every day, plus many other Nectar points prizes*.

To enter the competition, all you have to do is link your eBay and Nectar accounts and sign in to eBay.co.uk.

Each day that you sign in, you'll be automatically entered into the daily draw. Winners will be notified up to 6 weeks after the end of the competition.

Note: Excludes mobile sites/apps. Terms and conditions apply.

Learn more about Nectar points on eBay.

Good luck!
The eBay team

*Every day you can win one of the following Nectar points prizes:

    • 1 million pts
    • 10,000 pts
    • 1,000 pts
    • 100 pts

Please note you can only win the 1 million points once.


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***Zero Insertion Fee for 100 Auction and/or Fixed Price listings on 17 and 18 November on eBay.co.uk***

16 November, 2012 | 10:33AM GMT

Hello,

On 17 and 18 November 2012, private sellers who list up to a total of 100 listing(s) in an eligible category using the Auction-style format (with a starting price of £1 or more) and/or Fixed Price format (with a price of £0.99 or more) on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an Insertion Fee*.

Listings in the Auction-with-Buy It Now format will still be charged the Listing Upgrade Fee for Buy It Now.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

For inspiration on what to sell, check out our eBay House.

*Terms and conditions apply

Regards,

The eBay Team


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***Zero Insertion Fee for 100 Auction and/or Fixed Price listings on 17 and 18 November on eBay.ie ***

16 November, 2012 | 10:33AM GMT

Hello,

On 17 and 18 November 2012, private sellers who list up to a total of 100 item(s) in an eligible category using the Auction-style format (with a starting price of €1.50 or more) or Fixed Price format (with a starting price of €1.00) on eBay.ie, will not pay an Insertion Fee*.

Listings in the Auction-with-Buy It Now format will still be charged the Listing Upgrade Fee for Buy It Now.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

For inspiration on what to sell, check out our eBay House.

*Terms and conditions apply

Regards,

The eBay Team


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***Scheduled maintenance for this week***

15 November, 2012 | 12:04PM GMT

Hello,

The eBay system will be undergoing general maintenance from approximately 7am to 9am on Friday, November 16. During this maintenance period, certain eBay site features may be intermittently unavailable or slow and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Regards,
The eBay Team


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***Supporting the BBC Children in Need Appeal ***

13 November, 2012 | 02:39PM GMT

Hello,

This year's BBC Children in Need Appeal show is Friday 16 November. Many eBay buyers and sellers have supported BBC Children in Need since eBay for Charity launched in 2005, raising over £1.5m for the charity on eBay.co.uk.

If you've not yet used eBay for Charity when you list, it's simple to do:

  1. Choose a charity and percentage to donate when you list an item
  2. Wait for the donation to be collected automatically by MissionFish UK after the item sells

All charity items stand out in search with a special charity ribbon giving them extra prominence against competing listings. You'll also get a fee credit on your basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage of the sale you donate.

BBC Children in Need gives grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.

If you'd like to support BBC Children in Need on eBay, just make them a favourite charity and they'll appear in the listing form next time you list. You can choose other favourites from our database of over 7,000 UK charities.

You can also buy official Pudsey merchandise and bid on unique items and one-off experiences from the BBC Children in Need eBay Shop.

In total, eBay users have raised over £39m for over 7,000 UK charities, large and small, on eBay.co.uk. Learn more about eBay for Charity.

Regards,
The eBay.co.uk team


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***eBay Top-rated sellers with an Anchor Shop subscription can now list internationally ***

12 November, 2012 | 10:00AM GMT

Hello,

Today we’re making it cheaper and easier for UK sellers to reach 105 million eBay buyers around the world:

If you’re an eBay Top-rated seller with an Anchor Shop subscription, you can now list unlimited items (30-day and Good ‘Til Cancelled fixed price listings) on eBay.co.uk, all European eBay marketplaces and eBay Australia for free.

Existing eBay Top-rated sellers with an Anchor Shop who opt in and any other eBay Top-rated sellers who upgrade to an Anchor Shop will receive the following benefits at no additional cost for 30-day and Good ‘Til Cancelled fixed price listings:

  • Zero insertion fees on all European sites*
  • Zero insertion fees on eBay Australia
  • Only $0.03 insertion fee on eBay.com

See your business grow in new markets - simply opt in to eBay International Selling in My eBay.

Regards,
The eBay Team

* Austria, Belgium (all sites), France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Poland, Spain, Switzerland.


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***Zero insertion fees for business sellers with Basic and Featured Shop subscriptions on eBay.co.uk***

08 November, 2012 | 12:32PM GMT

Between 12 and 16 November 2012, business sellers with Basic or Featured Shop subscriptions on eBay.co.uk can create or renew up to 50,000 30-day Fixed Price or Good ‘Til Cancelled listings in an eligible category and pay no insertion fees.*

This promotion applies to:

  • 30-day, or Good ‘Til Cancelled listings in eligible categories that are created, renewed, or relisted between 12 and 16 November 2012.
  • Business sellers with Basic or Featured Shop subscriptions only.
  • Up to 50,000 30 day listings or Good 'til cancelled listings only.
  • Other fees still apply.

If you’re a business seller with a Basic or Featured Shop subscription, this promotion gives you the opportunity to list up to 50,000 items of your inventory* in time for the upcoming busy sales period.

*Limitations apply. See Terms & Conditions.

Regards,
The eBay.co.uk  Team


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***Vehicle parts & accessories - 10% final value fee discount on listings with parts compatibility information on eBay.co.uk***

08 November, 2012 | 12:32PM GMT

Hello,

Selling vehicle parts or accessories? Which cars do your items fit?

Between 5 November and 14 December, UK sellers listing eligible vehicle parts and accessories on eBay.co.uk using the 'parts compatibility' feature will receive a 10% discount on the final value fee*.
This applies to all eligible auction-style and fixed price (Buy it Now) listings added, renewed or relisted between 5 November and 14 December.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

Learn more about listing with parts compatibility.

*Terms and conditions apply. All other eBay selling fees still apply.

Regards,
The eBay Team


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***Scheduled maintenance for this week***

08 November, 2012 | 12:32PM GMT

Hello,

The eBay system will be undergoing general maintenance from approximately 7am to 9am on Friday, November 9. During this maintenance period, certain eBay site features may be intermittently unavailable or slow and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Regards,
The eBay Team


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***Testing a new design for the item page on eBay.co.uk***

06 November, 2012 | 04:37PM GMT

Hello

We’re testing a new page design for the item page with some UK users.

The new design features:

  • Larger images
  • More prominent product information
  • Cleaner layout
  • More concise wording
  • Locked header, visible as you scroll down the page

We’ll be testing this new layout over the next few weeks. Once we’re confident that the new page provides a better buying and selling experience, we’ll make it available to more users.

Regards,
The eBay Team


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***Zero Insertion Fee for 100 listings on 3 and 4 November on eBay.co.uk***

02 November, 2012 | 09:00AM GMT

Hello,

On 3 and 4 November 2012, private sellers who list up to 100 auction-style listing(s) at a starting price from £1.00 or more in an eligible category on eBay.co.uk, will not pay an insertion fee*.
To be eligible for this promotion, you need to:

For inspiration on what to sell, check out our eBay House.

*Terms and conditions apply

Regards,
The eBay Team


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***Scheduled maintenance for this week***

01 November, 2012 | 10:23AM GMT

Hello,

The eBay system will be undergoing general maintenance from approximately 7am to 9am on Friday, November 2. During this maintenance period, certain eBay site features may be intermittently unavailable or slow and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Regards,
The eBay Team


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***Listing policy clarifications – sales of the New Apple products on eBay.co.uk***

01 November, 2012 | 10:23AM GMT

Hello,

With the launch of the new Apple iPad Mini and iPad 4 just round the corner, guidelines are now in place to help meet buyer demand for this highly anticipated device, while also supporting eBay sellers who deliver excellent customer service.

Most sellers will be allowed to list the new Apple iPad Mini and iPad 4, though in limited quantity.  The following restrictions apply:

  • Apple authorized resellers will be allowed to list an unlimited number of items per week.
  • eBay Top-rated sellers, as well as sellers with a history of selling in the Mobile & Smart Phones category, will be allowed to list up to 8 items per week.
  • All sellers meeting our minimum performance standards will be allowed to list 4 items a week.
  • All sellers who have confirmed their personal information will be able to list 1 item per week.

In addition, all sellers offering the new Apple iPad Mini and iPad 4 are required to accept PayPal as their only method of payment so you can benefit from PayPal Seller Protection when eligible.

Note: Sellers who are having difficulty meeting performance standards may see a reduction in the number of these items allowed to be sold per week.

Regards,
The eBay.co.uk Team


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***Listing policy clarifications – sales of the New Apple products on eBay.ie***

01 November, 2012 | 10:23AM GMT

Hello,

With the launch of the new Apple iPad Mini and iPad 4, guidelines are now in place to help meet buyer demand for this highly anticipated device, while also supporting eBay sellers who deliver excellent customer service.

Most sellers will be allowed to list the Apple iPad Mini and iPad 4, though in limited quantity.  The following restrictions apply:

  • Apple authorized resellers will be allowed to list an unlimited number of items per week.
  • eBay Top-rated sellers, as well as sellers with a history of selling in the Mobile & Smart Phones category, will be allowed to list up to 8 items per week.
  • All sellers meeting our minimum performance standards will be allowed to list 4 items a week.
  • All sellers who have confirmed their personal information will be able to list 1 item per week.

In addition, all sellers offering the new Apple iPad Mini and iPad 4 are required to accept PayPal as their only method of payment so you can benefit from PayPal Seller Protection when eligible

Note: Sellers who are having difficulty meeting performance standards may see a reduction in the number of these items allowed to be sold per week.

Regards,
The eBay.ie Team


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