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velosaurus

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active May 2021
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    Sounds identical then.

    I will be swerving 2. altogether for the managed payments account as why put forward 50% fees having made a more generous offer week or so ago (the 80% one)?

    I think they were attempting to encourage people to opt in to managed payments and are experimenting to see what they can get away with on promo offers under managed payments. They make slightly less on the 80% promo and slightly more on the 50%, but thats in addition to the much bigger profits they will make from holding peoples money for 24 hours offset against what paypal must be charging them for payment processing, which presumably they have negotiated down by a massive amount.

    It would be good to understand how there will be enforcement on larger more expensive items in which potential buyer would like to view before pulling the trigger. A bike for example.

    I think they covered this by tightening the "you will be charged fees anyway if a buyer makes contact outside ebay before the sale" stuff they were communicating.

    I dont have a problem with the Managed Payments thing as long as there is no difference in what it costs me to sell. I will suck up the slight delay in sales hitting my account. I think Ebay will try and squeeze a bit more though with their usual greedy stupidity, but if I don't have a decent promo offer available I just don't list anything. I am not in a rush to sell my stuff.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I also need a few metres of this. Bizarrely for a roofing project! Cheers @Thrasher

  • in Classifieds
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    Via an Ebay message "inviting" me to switch. Think all customers will be switched over.

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    Timely as was going to come on here to comment on promotions.  There doesnt seem to be any logic to who gets selling promotion offers.  I experienced the same as aggi, not getting any offers on one account whilst receiving offers on another account. One of reasons set up another selling account was to see how affected promotions.

    When I switched to managed payments (bypassing paypal) I started getting seller promotion offers again on both my selling accounts.  The offers I have received are:

    1. No insertion fee. Final value 80% of 12.8% variable plus 30p (on both accounts 2 weeks ago). This worked out better than the £1 final value fee + paypal fees especially for cheaper items < £10.

    2. No insertion fee. Final value 50% of 12.8% variable plus 30p (on one account this weekend).  This is worse than the £1 final value fee. I wont accept this offer for reasons below

    3. Max £3 final value fee (on another account this weekend). This sounds worse than the £1 final value fee of old but with no paypal fees it works out lower fees than the old £1 max on any sale over £60 and lower fees than the 80% of variable (1. above) on any sale above £100.

    My take is that ebay are experimenting and tuning their small seller promotion offers at the moment since the change to managed payments to see what sellers will accept. For that reason I definitely wont accept option 2 above because less people accept, more likely ebay will improve the promotion.  I will have a think before I accept option 3.

    Thought it worth posting my experience up in case anyone else has any insight?

  • in Current Projects
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    Liking the new bars. Swinley is tough in the summer on a rigid bike due to the rough slipperiness of the ginger

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    My last Staffy was scared of Squirrels. Bizarre because caught a few rats down the years.

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    Ha ha, he is lovely though. I just grabbed him and gave him a big cuddle and he was grinning from ear to ear. Bet you never did to "that" uncle of yours 😀

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    Yes. Dorothy will be 5/8 staffy, 1/4 bulldog and 1/8 frenchy (pics of mum and dad taken down - not my dogs)

    Dorothy will be Staffy number 18 in the family. The christmas Squad when all current team members are together will be back to 5.

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    Just dropped you a PM. I collect "Dorothy" on 30th May. Think would fit her as a first collar?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yes it is. Very good for shopping, post and parcel runs. Seems to take whatever weight I throw at it. Easy to fit, although I did have to substitute the stock bracket to get it to fit.

    Was going to replace it with a Nitto M18 for-the-gram and to get closer to this threads vibe, but this works really well. Plus will be used for Puppypacking duties soon and think the M18 will be a bit flimsy for that.

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