Pay Only $20 Total In eBay Selling Fees In June (YMMV)

Update: As Ry explains in comments, the promo might be misleading.  The $20 fee limit looks to be per item, not for the month. If your item sells for over $200 you will not be charged more than $20 in fees. So might be best to use it for expensive items. Double check yourself if you were targeted.

Ebay has a great targeted offer for sellers. Those who receive the offer, will be limited to just $20 in final selling fees for the month of June, no matter how many items you sell. You will be credited any final value fees exceeding $20 (“Promotion”) for all items sold during the Promotion Period. Ebay generally has higher selling fees than Amazon, but this would make it a better option for the month of June.

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Final value fees will still be applied to the total amount of the sale including the cost of the item, shipping, and any other fees a seller may charge—excluding any sales tax. However, the Seller will pay no more than a combined $20 in final value fees for any listings that sell during the Promotion Period, regardless of the listing date. You just need to sell during the promo period.

Total sales must exceed $200 in order for the promotion to apply. For example, if the total value of items sold in June is $620, the seller’s final value fees for the month will be capped at $20 (instead of paying the standard fee total of $62). If the total value of items sold during the Promotion Period is sold for $190, the Promotion will not apply because the standard final value fee would be below $20, as the sum of sales is below $200.

This Promotion will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 00:00:01 PT (12:00AM plus one second), and will end on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 23:59:59 PT.

How To Activate Promotion

Restrictions & Exclusions

  • The following categories are excluded: eBay Motors Passenger Vehicles, Motorcycles, Boats, Power Sports, Other Vehicles, Motors Local Market, Real Estate, Classified Ad listings, Heavy Equipment, Concession Trailers & Carts, Imaging & Aesthetics Equipment, and Commercial Printing Presses.
  • All Qualifying Listings must comply with all applicable eBay policies, including eBay’s Duplicate Listing policy that allows for the removal of duplicate fixed price listings.
  • Listings that are created during the Promotion Period, but sold after the Promotion Period, will not be eligible for the credit.

HT: slickdeals

 

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9 thoughts on “Pay Only $20 Total In eBay Selling Fees In June (YMMV)

  1. I am targeted, and I think I read the fine prints really carefully. I hope I did not read it wrong otherwise I am screwed!

    In the fine prints, it says:

    Final value fees will still be applied to the total amount of the sale including the cost of the item, shipping, and any other fees a seller may charge—excluding any sales tax. However, the Seller will pay no more than a combined $20 in final value fees for any listings that sell during the Promotion Period, regardless of the listing date.

    It said a “combined $20 in final value”
    There is no “per item” anywhere in the entire fine prints.
    Are you sure this is per item?

    There was a similar promotion last year and I wasn’t targeted. My google resulted in some of the threads discussing about this same thing. That fine prints clearly stated “no more than $20 final value fee per item”.

    Thanks

    • More of the fine prints:

      Note that total sales must exceed $200 in order for the promotion to apply. For example, if the total value of items sold in June is $620, the seller’s final value fees for the month will be capped at $20 (instead of paying the standard fee total of $62). If the total value of items sold during the Promotion Period is sold for $190, the Promotion will not apply because the standard final value fee would be below $20, as the sum of sales is below $200.

  2. I am targeted, and I think I read the fine prints really carefully. I hope I did not read it wrong otherwise I am screwed!

    In the fine prints, it says:

    Final value fees will still be applied to the total amount of the sale including the cost of the item, shipping, and any other fees a seller may charge—excluding any sales tax. However, the Seller will pay no more than a combined $20 in final value fees for any listings that sell during the Promotion Period, regardless of the listing date.

    It said a “combined $20 in final value”
    There is no “per item” anywhere in the entire fine prints.
    Are you sure this is per item?

    There was a similar promotion last year and I wasn’t targeted. My google resulted in some of the threads discussing about this same thing. That fine prints clearly stated “no more than $20 final value fee per item”.

    Thanks

    • That’s how I understand it as well from the text of the promo. I just updated the post as a warning after Ry’s comment below. Most likely you can complain if you end up getting charged more than $20 in total for the month, but it’s a hassle to deal with eBay.

  3. The promotion is miss leading. I was just told by eBay costumer service that if your item sells for over $200 you will not be charged more than the $20 and is evaluated on an auction by auction basis and not by what your total sales at the end of the month are. For example: You sell an item for $500, you will not be charged more than $20 on final values and applies to as many auctions as you sell through June that reach over $200. I thought the same as dannydealguru in the beginning so I just wanted to clear this up. Still a good promotion if you have items that will sell over the 200 mark.

    • That’s a big difference. I never followed up since I want targeted. But that makes it just a good deal on very expensive items instead of an amazing deal. Thanks Ry!

  4. This a great promotion. Thanks. eBay does not always have higher fees than amazon. Amazon is 6% for iPad but 15% for Kitchen stuff. eBay is a flat fee but you have to do everything yourself and probably can’t sell for as much for majority of items. Either way, thanks.

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