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« on: May 06, 2009, 09:59:33 PM »
***eBay Resolution Centre – change to case lodgement period***

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200905011122282.html

01 May 2009 | 11:26AM EST

From the end of May, buyers will have 45 days to lodge a case via the eBay.com.au Resolution Centre for an item not received or significantly not as described, rather than the current 60 day period.

Buyers will still be encouraged to try and resolve any issue with their seller prior to lodging a case and will also still be required to wait at least 10 days before opening a case.

The ‘find contact information’ function remains available for 90 days following a transaction and allows trading partners to obtain certain contact information about one another to help them communicate and resolve any issues. This tool is available via advanced search.

If a buyer has paid with PayPal they must open a PayPal case within 45 days of paying for the item to be eligible for PayPal Buyer Protection.

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 10:00:19 PM »
***Get your music with the launch of the eBay.com.au music portal***     

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200905041457382.html

04 May 2009 | 02:57PM EST

eBay.com.au and Universal Music Australia have teamed up to bring you the new music portal on eBay.com.au. eBay’s music category portal is an exciting new feature bringing you access to downloadable music, along with access to eBay’s traditional music category items.

You’ll have access to a huge range of music for download at great prices from Universal’s music platform getmusic.com.au – just $1.59 a track and $15.99 for an album and best of all each download is compatible with all MP3 players. Look out for great deals all year round and keep an eye on the announcement board for special offers and promotions.

Already selling in the music category on eBay.com.au?

With the launch of eBay‘s music portal the Music category page has changed. Traditional music category items will now appear alongside the portal linking visitors to getmusic.com.au’s digital downloads.

The inclusion of a link direct to the music category page on the eBay header increases the prominence of all music category items on the site, making it even easier for buyers to get to your items. We believe the ability to access digitally downloaded music via eBay will enhance the buyer experience and keep buyers coming back to eBay.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 10:01:09 PM »
***Changes to Customer Service Operations***

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200905061500202.html

06 May 2009 | 03:00PM EST

eBay announced today the consolidation of its North American Customer Services Operations and the planned closure of its Vancouver facility.

The consolidation of eBay’s North American customer service operations is expected to capture efficiencies and facilitate the delivery of new service programs designed to improve the customer experience with eBay.

For Australian buyers and sellers, the closure of the Vancouver customer service facility will mean the transition of support services, including telephone, email and live chat services, to existing facilities in the US and the Philippines by early August.

eBay’s Manila facility, which currently supplies a significant level of email and live chat services to Australian members, will expand its services, and eBay’s US facility in Salt Lake City will increase its services to the Australian market.

eBay is committed to supporting the individuals impacted by the Vancouver closure, and the Canadian facility will be closed for 24 hours to allow staff members time to consider details of the announcement. During this period, email and live chat services will continue to operate, while phone support will be available again from Friday morning, Australian time.

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 10:02:24 PM »
Does that mean Shane is goneski

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 10:03:51 PM »
Looks like it. Just when we were getting to know each other better too.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 10:07:27 PM »
Gee, now they will have to find someone else to manipulate.

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2009, 10:16:19 PM »
eBay is committed to supporting the individuals impacted by the Vancouver closure, and the Canadian facility will be closed for 24 hours to allow staff members time to consider details of the announcement.

Sounds like it must have been a shock announcement.

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009, 10:18:26 PM »
Typical caring eBay

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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009, 10:55:21 PM »
***Get your music with the launch of the eBay.com.au music portal***     

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200905041457382.html

04 May 2009 | 02:57PM EST

eBay.com.au and Universal Music Australia have teamed up to bring you the new music portal on eBay.com.au. eBay’s music category portal is an exciting new feature bringing you access to downloadable music, along with access to eBay’s traditional music category items.

You’ll have access to a huge range of music for download at great prices from Universal’s music platform getmusic.com.au – just $1.59 a track and $15.99 for an album and best of all each download is compatible with all MP3 players. Look out for great deals all year round and keep an eye on the announcement board for special offers and promotions.

Already selling in the music category on eBay.com.au?

With the launch of eBay‘s music portal the Music category page has changed. Traditional music category items will now appear alongside the portal linking visitors to getmusic.com.au’s digital downloads.

The inclusion of a link direct to the music category page on the eBay header increases the prominence of all music category items on the site, making it even easier for buyers to get to your items. We believe the ability to access digitally downloaded music via eBay will enhance the buyer experience and keep buyers coming back to eBay.

I got an esayers survey about that today & a free download "oh, yippee".

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 10:56:28 PM »
***Changes to Customer Service Operations***

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200905061500202.html

06 May 2009 | 03:00PM EST

eBay announced today the consolidation of its North American Customer Services Operations and the planned closure of its Vancouver facility.

The consolidation of eBay’s North American customer service operations is expected to capture efficiencies and facilitate the delivery of new service programs designed to improve the customer experience with eBay.

For Australian buyers and sellers, the closure of the Vancouver customer service facility will mean the transition of support services, including telephone, email and live chat services, to existing facilities in the US and the Philippines by early August.

eBay’s Manila facility, which currently supplies a significant level of email and live chat services to Australian members, will expand its services, and eBay’s US facility in Salt Lake City will increase its services to the Australian market.

eBay is committed to supporting the individuals impacted by the Vancouver closure, and the Canadian facility will be closed for 24 hours to allow staff members time to consider details of the announcement. During this period, email and live chat services will continue to operate, while phone support will be available again from Friday morning, Australian time.

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 11:46:51 PM »
geeeezzz... is this more of their disruptive innovations??

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 01:17:30 AM »
eBay announced today the consolidation of its North American Customer Services Operations ......" we're not happy till your not happy "   :banana:

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 04:59:11 AM »
I have an awful feeling that you're right, Prim - this will affect Shane.

He's certainly been made to cope with a lot; hopefully he'll be okay.
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2009, 08:22:38 PM »
   ***New look for Selling Manager & Selling Manager Pro Summary Pages***     
      
25 May 2009 | 09:36AM EST

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200905250934022.html

In June, the summary page for both Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro will be upgraded with a new look and some additional features.

All the functionality currently offered on the summary page will still be available and any customisations you've already made will be carried over.

Here's an overview of the new features:

Customisable summary page
Every section on the new summary page (e.g. listing activity) has an edit option. This lets you move the sections around, change the colour and customise how your data is displayed.

Shortcuts menu
The Shortcuts menu from My eBay will be added to the Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro summary page. You can use this section to display the links you use most often.

Account Status
Account Status gives you an overview of your account activity on the summary page. (If you would like to see this section, please go to Page Options in order to select it.)

More data in At a Glance
In the new summary page, At a Glance will show data of your recent sales for the previous 120 days.

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2009, 08:23:59 PM »
PROMOTION - FOR SELECTED EBAY STORE OWNERS

http://pages.ebay.com.au/promotions/promo_08.html

Fix the price and save
25/05/2009 11:23

Get reduced Fixed Price listings for 5 days only for selected eBay Store owners.

Insertion fees for all fixed price listings from 25-29 May are:
- 40c for Basic Store owners
- 30c for Featured Store owners
- 10c for Anchored Store owners

To qualify for this promotion you must be registered as an eBay Store on 6 May 2009, and maintained an overall 4.4 average DSR rating between 5 April to 6 May 2009.

Hot Tip: this promotion could run again in the next few months. To make sure you're included you must have an eBay Store and register as a business on eBay.com.au by updating your Account Type to 'Business' in your profile.

http://forums.ebay.com.au/topic/Promotions/Fix-The-Price/500110404

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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2009, 10:18:09 PM »
Is there anything left for ebay to "improve" ? (apart from management and their hair brained schemers)

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2009, 10:25:21 PM »
Col, did you get your Category links sorted out in the new look listings?

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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2009, 11:23:12 PM »
Col, did you get your Category links sorted out in the new look listings?

Thanks for those messages, wheels. I know I should have replied to them but I've had so much catching up to do. Typically, sales rose as I got sick! (better not complain!!!)

I'm not sure what to make of it. When I'm logged in and check listings, the layout is totally different to the one I see when I'm not logged in!

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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2009, 07:30:43 PM »
    ***Queensland & New South Wales - Trading Advice***     
      
26 May 2009 | 09:21AM EST

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200905260919142.html

As many of you may know, severe storms and floods have hit South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to everyone impacted.

Communication, postage, and other buying and selling activities may be temporarily interrupted by these storms and floods, so we ask that you be patient if you have any trading partners in the affected areas.

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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2009, 06:40:39 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 10:23:45 PM »
Now I know why I can't see my own categories! Seems they are trying to hide stores even more, grrrrr

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2009, 01:25:40 AM »
2009 PeSA Summit - Registration open - earlybird rate only $199!

Want to improve your profitability and eBay sales? Keen to learn new skills and network with other eBay entrepreneurs?

eBay and PayPal are proud to be the primary sponsors of this year's PeSA (Professional eBay Sellers Alliance) Summit.

This packed, two day program is presented by the Professional eBay Sellers Alliance (PeSA) and is this year being held at Australian Technology Park in Sydney on Thursday 13 & Friday 14 August.

You'll get to hear from eBay, PayPal, Australia Post plus industry specialists and insiders. You'll be inspired by the stories of top US and Australian eBay entrepreneurs and will have the chance to network with hundreds of other online retailers. The targeted exhibition will also offer you the chance to learn about tools and services to help build your business.

The early bird rate for this conference is a ridiculously low $199 for the two day program, including catering and only $239 if you'd like to attend the cocktail party on the first evening as well.

The earlybird rate ends on Friday 17 July, 2009 and places are limited.

To see the full agenda, learn more about PeSA and to register for the event visit http://pesa-events.com.au

http://forums.ebay.com.au/topic/Selling/2009-Pesa-Summit/500111126

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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2009, 12:19:40 PM »
10 September eBay changes to BIN, Search, Stores, Auctions

We're still Australia's leading online marketplace. With over 4.95 million unique visitors*, eBay is where more buyers are looking for items.

To remain competitive, we need to keep up with a rapidly changing e-commerce environment. Demand for Buy It Now has grown**, with more and more buyers wanting quality products at great prices, quickly and conveniently. We're aligning with this trend and making some changes to Stores, search and Buy It Now that will enable sellers to meet this growing demand.

We're launching changes to search that we're calling Best Match. Best Match will recognise sellers who provide great service and value with improved rankings in search results. Find out more about Best Match
 
You might have heard that we're replacing our current Stores with new Store packages and pricing. These changes are for business sellers and Store owners and won't affect the way you sell. There are no changes to the standard pricing so you can continue to sell in the same way you've always done. However, if you're looking to grow your business on eBay, find out how you can benefit from a range of Buy It Now price savings for Stores.
 
Auctions are an effective way to sell and are still very important to eBay.

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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2009, 05:52:20 PM »
***Online Workshop: Understanding Best Match***

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200908041545042.html

Come along this Wednesday evening to chat with the eBay team about the recently announced changes to search.

If you have any questions about how these changes may impact you, why these changes have been introduced or what you need to do to get ready, come along and speak with us.

Topic: Understanding Best Match
When: Wednesday 5 August 7pm
Where: Workshop Discussion Board


*Please note no personal account queries will be addressed during these workshops.

What is an online workshop?
Workshops are essentially online discussions between eBay members and eBay staff held in real time. They are fast, fun, informative and a great way to learn.

We hope to see you there!

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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2009, 05:58:47 PM »
***Online Workshop: Understanding Best Match***

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200908041545042.html

Come along this Wednesday evening to chat with the eBay team about the recently announced changes to search.

If you have any questions about how these changes may impact you, why these changes have been introduced or what you need to do to get ready, come along and speak with us.

Topic: Understanding Best Match
When: Wednesday 5 August 7pm
Where: Workshop Discussion Board


*Please note no personal account queries will be addressed during these workshops.

What is an online workshop?
Workshops are essentially online discussions between eBay members and eBay staff held in real time. They are fast, fun, informative and a great way to learn.

We hope to see you there!

Regards,
The eBay Team


Yep....as much fun as having your left testicle slowing squished with a garlic press....

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2009, 06:20:21 PM »
 :pmsl:  Yib. A garlic press? Wouldn't that be a little, um, small?

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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2009, 06:22:05 PM »
:pmsl:  Yib. A garlic press? Wouldn't that be a little, um, small?



Heh Wheels !... most that attend these things have none so no danger there!.....LOLOLOL

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« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2009, 06:29:59 PM »
What is an online workshop?
Workshops are essentially online discussions between eBay members and eBay staff held in real time. They are fast, fun, informative and a great way to learn.

We hope to see you there!


Well, if its fun and informative, count me in! I love workshops, especially the tea and bikkies at the end.

We hope to see you there! Do we connect by webcam so they can see us? Does that mean I'll have to put some clothes on?

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« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2009, 06:36:24 PM »
What is an online workshop?
Workshops are essentially online discussions between eBay members and eBay staff held in real time. They are fast, fun, informative and a great way to learn.

We hope to see you there!


Well, if its fun and informative, count me in! I love workshops, especially the tea and bikkies at the end.

We hope to see you there! Do we connect by webcam so they can see us? Does that mean I'll have to put some clothes on?


Oh snap !...I won't be able to make it...I'm having all my teeth removed without anesthetic.... hey! its the same feeling as being there!...

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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2009, 11:58:57 AM »
***Policy updates and new selling tools***

10 August 2009 | 06:05PM EST

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200908101803482.html


Policy updates
From 10 September 2009 a number of updated eBay.com.au policies will come into effect. Most of these updates reflect the recently announced changes to Stores, fees and search coming to eBay.com.au.

The following policy is being introduced:

    * Search and Browse manipulation

The following policies are being updated:

    * Choice Listings
    * Multiple Listings Fees avoidance
    * Rules for Sellers overview
    * Rules for Buyers overview
    * Selling Jewellery
    * Previously Suspended Users

A small number of other policies will also have some very minor text changes made to them however the policies themselves will not be changed.

Selling tools
From mid September, sellers will have a new Find & Replace feature available in the Sell Your Item form allowing you to quickly and easily edit multiple quantity fixed price listings.

Also being introduced in mid September is a new feature allowing you to choose which countries you post to. So if you want to sell to most of Europe but not every country you can simply pick which countries you'd like to sell to.

For more information about the new tools/features being introduced, visit http://pages2.ebay.com.au/InsideSelling.

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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2009, 06:52:38 PM »
***Policy updates and new selling tools***

10 August 2009 | 06:05PM EST

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200908101803482.html


Policy updates
From 10 September 2009 a number of updated eBay.com.au policies will come into effect. Most of these updates reflect the recently announced changes to Stores, fees and search coming to eBay.com.au.

The following policy is being introduced:

    * Search and Browse manipulation

The following policies are being updated:

    * Choice Listings
    * Multiple Listings Fees avoidance
    * Rules for Sellers overview
    * Rules for Buyers overview
    * Selling Jewellery
    * Previously Suspended Users

A small number of other policies will also have some very minor text changes made to them however the policies themselves will not be changed.

Selling tools
From mid September, sellers will have a new Find & Replace feature available in the Sell Your Item form allowing you to quickly and easily edit multiple quantity fixed price listings.

Also being introduced in mid September is a new feature allowing you to choose which countries you post to. So if you want to sell to most of Europe but not every country you can simply pick which countries you'd like to sell to.

For more information about the new tools/features being introduced, visit http://pages2.ebay.com.au/InsideSelling.


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« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2009, 04:59:29 PM »
   ***New Look Item Description Page***     
      
25 August 2009 | 10:47AM EST

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200908251047112.html

As previously announced, eBay is introducing a new look Item Description Page.

Sellers have been able to see the updated page design for some time when looking at their own items and from today, all buyers and sellers will be presented with the new Item Description Page.

The new design is aimed at helping sellers showcase their items more effectively and helping buyers get the information they want more quickly and easily.

Check out the tutorial for helpful hints and further details.

Regards,
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« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2009, 06:50:23 PM »
***Changes to Unpaid Item dispute process***     
      
23 October 2009 | 12:10PM EST

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200910231209592.html

With immediate effect, eBay is changing the Unpaid Item dispute process to make it quicker and more efficient for sellers.

The changes include:

    * Reducing the amount of time before a dispute can be opened from 7 to 4 days
    * Reducing the time to resolve a dispute from around 60 to approximately 30 days
    * Reducing the period of time after a sale for a dispute to be opened from 45 to 32days

If you intend to open a dispute for an item which remains unpaid for more than 30 days, but less than 45 days, you should contact customer service.

More info:
http://pages2.ebay.com.au/InsideSelling/Unpaid_Items_Process/

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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2009, 04:23:04 PM »
***eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection program to end 23 November 2009***     
      
04 November 2009 | 10:42AM EST

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200911041042122.html

Over the past year, the number of claims to eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection program has decreased as more buyers take a proactive approach to safely buying a car. For the remaining claims that are received annually, it has become economically unviable to continue this insurance program coverage for car purchases. As such, any car purchases made after November 23, 2009 will no longer be covered by the Vehicle Purchase Protection program.

Please see our FAQ page for more details.

All vehicle buyers should take proactive steps to achieve a safe vehicle transaction. A helpful source of tips on purchasing vehicles is found in our buyer checklist. At the very least, eBay encourages buyers to undertake the following two actions when purchasing a vehicle online:

   1. Always inspect the car or have it inspected. A car is a large purchase, and it is best to inspect the vehicle before buying in order to make sure everything is as described. If you can’t get to the car because of time limitation or distance, get somebody else to inspect it for you. A professional inspection can discover mechanical or other issues that may not be visible.

   2. Purchase a vehicle history check. Learn the history of the vehicle by purchasing a report. eBay recommends Veda Auto Reports, but there are other providers. A $20 to $40 report can tell you if the car has any encumbrance or if it was written off.

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2009, 12:47:21 PM »
Zero insertion fees for 99c auctions

http://pages2.ebay.com.au/Zero_insertion_fees

"Insertion fees on us

From 11 November - 6 December inclusive we are offering you ZERO insertion fees on all listings starting at 99c or less.

That's 26 days for you to enjoy the savings"  or 26 days to enjoy seeing your items sell for 99c!

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2009, 12:49:54 PM »
did you get the one about anchor insertions .... 10c per  for an 8 days listing for up to a 1000 items ?????

I know where I would like to insert the anchor

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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2009, 12:58:17 PM »
No Smee, didn't get that one. My eBay ID mustn't be special enough.  ;D

But, I've just read the eligibility requirements for the free listings.

Who is eligible for this Promotion?
 * 'Qualifying Sellers' for the purpose of this Promotion are sellers who are validly registered members of any eBay site with an Australian registered address, and who have been invited to take part in the promotion by receiving an email invitation and/or My eBay messages invitation.
 * Persons whose eBay accounts have been temporarily or indefinitely suspended or made inactive by the Promoter during the Promotion, are not eligible for this Promotion.
 * Persons who have not been invited to take part in the Promotion are not eligible for the promotion. The eBay account referenced in the email invitation and/or My eBay messages invitation must be used to list, in order to participate in this Promotion.


You would think if eBay are trying to increase the number of listings the promotion would be sent to all eBay members, not just the invited ones.

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2009, 01:03:23 PM »
Ive been invited  nananananah !

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2009, 11:26:40 PM »
***Changes to Selling Jewellery Policy – Effective January 2010***

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200911121026262.html

From 5 January 2010 eBay.com.au will begin enforcing the recently introduced Selling Jewellery Policy.

We had announced the introduction of this policy in August this year however after consultation with a number of Jewellery sellers, eBay decided to revise the policy before enforcing it. The revisions pertain to the sale of Gold Jewellery internationally and domestically.

The policy is available for review here. http://help.ebay.com.au/Help/Policies/Selling_-_listings/Jewellery,_metals-and-beads

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2009, 05:22:14 PM »
FREE LISTING for BINS again!

Not sure if anyone has already posted about this, but I received an email today:

Free Insertion Fees for all BIN listings from 10th to 14th December

http://pages2.ebay.com.au/Free_IF_Buy_It_Now

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2009, 08:31:55 AM »
still nothing on the Announcements Board about the free BIN listing days! ^^



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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2009, 08:33:30 AM »
***No anticipated disruption to Australia Post services during industrial action***

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/200912091739022.html

The Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) announced today that there will be some industrial action taking place from Monday 14 December.

In discussions with Australia Post, eBay have been informed this action should not disrupt postage services or cause delays. The action proposed by the CEPU includes postal workers refusing to check postage stamps on standard letters potentially making it free to post Christmas cards, letters or similar. The CEPU has not been able to guarantee that unstamped letters will reach their destinations.

Sellers
We strongly encourage you to ensure adequate postage is paid on any items being sent to buyers via Australia Post during this period to minimise the chance of your item not being delivered or adverse buyer impact.

Buyers
If you are paying via cheque or money order (if accepted by the seller) and sending via Australia Post, we strongly encourage you to ensure adequate postage is paid to minimise the chance of your letter not being delivered.

eBay will monitor further developments and liaise with Australia Post to ensure you are informed of any actions that may impact buying or selling, in as timely a manner as possible.

(you know it's getting close to Christmas when there is talk of postal strikes, brewery strikes etc)

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2009, 08:36:31 AM »
as long as santa duzzint go on strike were aok wheelsie... lol aussie post said last night on news they wont be letting through letters without stamps and that their automated system will pick up unstamped articles....


time to send that 20 kg box without postage paid to the usa and "test"??? lol

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2010, 08:57:18 PM »
Picture Manager to be retired by end of April 2010

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/201004201404382.html

Picture Manager, eBay's paid subscription picture hosting service will be retired by the end of April this year. This will allow eBay to focus resources on improving the standard listing picture hosting services.

If you currently subscribe to Picture Manager, you can download your Picture Manager hosted pictures as zip files before unsubscribing. You should aim to do this as soon as possible.

If you have an eBay store subscription, pictures in your custom Store pages and Store logo will be automatically migrated to standard eBay picture hosting and will remain free.

Please see the Picture Manager FAQs for additional details.

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2010, 11:25:56 PM »
http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/201004281104182.html

***New Item Condition values coming to eBay.com.au***

28 April 2010 | 11:04AM EST

Over the next few weeks we will be introducing new Item Condition values on eBay.com.au.

These new values will replace the basic New and Used options currently available. The new values are intended to help sellers better manage buyers’ expectations and increase satisfaction by clearly defining the condition of an item in a uniform way.

While they do differ by category, below is an example of the new values being introduced:

    * Brand New (with tags/box)
      A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable).

    * New – Never Used (without tags/box)
      A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed.

    * Manufacturer refurbished
      An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor.

    * Seller refurbished
      An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer.

    * Used
      An item that has previously been used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

    * For parts or not working
      An item that does not function as intended and is not fully operational. This includes items that are defective in ways that render them difficult to use, items that require service or repair, or items missing essential components.

The new conditions will be available within the Phones category this week and then all other applicable categories from the week commencing 10 May 2010. View the complete list of Item Condition values and the categories to which they apply.

We realise the introduction of these values and the variations that apply within categories may seem a little overwhelming. Once available however, sellers can clearly see within the listing flow (whether using the Sell Your Item form on eBay, Turbo Lister or Selling Manager/Pro) the conditions that are available for their item.

Buyers will be able to quickly and easily filter listings based on condition preference using the ‘Refine Search’ options on the left of any search results page.

Item Condition specification will become mandatory
From late July this year, once sellers have had a chance to adapt to the new Item Conditions, Item Condition specification will become mandatory for almost all listings on eBay.com.au. There will be a small number of categories in which specification will continue to be optional. View the list of excluded categories.

Sellers – Update Listings
You should start to update listings as soon as the new values are available to ensure you are well prepared by the time item condition specification becomes mandatory in late July. Read our FAQs for further information regarding this change.

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2010, 01:20:06 PM »
I plan to check whether or not antiques will be excluded from this... How silly if sellers were required to state whether or not their antique item were new.
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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2010, 01:30:35 PM »
antiques and collectables are excluded :-

The list below outlines the small number of categories in which Item Condition specification will be optional.

Category
 
 Antiques
 Books > Antiquarian, Collectable
 Business > Businesses for Sale
 Business > Courses
 Cars, Bikes, Boats > Boats, Watercraft > Charter Boat Hire
 Coins
 Collectables
 Home > Gardening > Plants, Seeds, Bulbs
 Home > Real Estate
 Phones > Prepaid Recharge Cards
 Services
 Stamps
 Tickets, Travel > Tickets
 Tickets, Travel > Travel
 Tickets, Travel > Vouchers, Gift Certificates



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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2010, 01:55:42 PM »
What? People selling courses are not required to state whether or not they're brand spanking new?

Atrocious!

I only want new courses.

And please... please, don't try to sell me second-hand shoddy bulbs and seeds. I want them new, new, new, shiny and new.
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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2010, 04:10:48 PM »
For sale. Used Pluto Pup sticks. Guaranteed teeth mark free.

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Re: ebay.com.au Announcements
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2010, 09:40:03 PM »
Never would have pegged you as a sucker, Ubb.