eBay needs you! That seems to be the message. One would assume that the current state of the economy is not treating eBay any better than it is treating the stock market. A persistent theme in these economically challenging time is that all the devaluing of stocks, companies, commodities and the roof over your head creates a “buying opportunity.” That is true on the basis of one man’s misfortune is another man’s ca-ching! It is , however, the basis for a viable economic strategy in today’s world.
The latest opportunity in the world of eBay is yet another free listing period, the biggest one ever. The online auction is beating the bushes for sellers. From September 28, 2010 until January 7, 2011 you can list items for free—no Insertion Fees, regardless of the starting price of the item. They must be listed Auction-style with no reserve price. The latest promotion has a cap of 100 listings per month and applies to sellers who do not have an eBay Stores subscription.
There is another promotion for fixed price listings: one cent insertion fees. That one is a shorter period from October 9 to 15. I might give that a try as my auctions aren’t doing well. Hopefully we will soon see the ramp up to the holiday shopping season. Keep your fingers crossed and find some good merchandise.