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    Yahoo Auctions Now Free
    http://auctions.yahoo.com/phtml/auc/...uncements.html

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    Yahoo! Auctions has changed its pricing to create a model that is free for all consumers listing items on our Auctions platform.
    Many users have been asking for this type of structure, and we are happy to provide it as a way to strengthen our partnership with the seller community and clearly demonstrate our commitment to our sellers' success. The new pricing model will go into effect Monday, June 6, 2005.

    This move to free listings was designed with the consumer in mind, as we are continually looking to offer the most relevant and useful products and services to our users. Over the years, we've achieved our objective of improving the quality of the site, making it easier for buyer and sellers to connect. This most recent move will make auctions more cost effective for both large and small sellers who wish to list items on Yahoo!, ultimately improving their margins.
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    I was just wondering what if anything people are thinking about what yahoo is doing with their auctions. I haven't tried them but was thinking about it with some items.

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    Why sell there? It is still a buyer's auction. Check the prices at ebay for a good, then at yahoo auctions. I am seeing significant differences in what the items are going for. Way more than what the fees cost you.

    Scarce users ars not good for the seller, only the buyer.

    Chet

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    Chet thanks for letting me know what you have found with yahoo.

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    All it costs is time. Just list something that you would be happy selling it for. Can't hurt to put up some auctions and use them to drive traffic to your website or even your ebay sales, thru a sales letter included with purchases, or thru your end of auction email. The best thing about the free auction listings at Yahoo, is that ePay will be keeping a close eye on them. If the numbers start to increase, look for ebay to run more promotions and discounted listings. Last year was the first year where ebay did not have a free listing day. They didn't have to anymore and no longer felt that the usual Christmastime thank you was not worth the loss of listing fees. Yahoo will take some time to grow, but I do think they can keep ebay in check with regards to price increases, etc.

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    last time I checked yahoo auctions was a buyers auction but that was Years ago. I remember selling items on Yahoo, they charged zip at the time.. someone mentioned ebay who was charging and I thought it insane to pay for something that I could get for free. It didn't take me long to realize eBay was a sellers market.. so much more traffic, you sale price is likely to be double on ebay if not more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer
    Just list something that you would be happy selling it for. Can't hurt to put up some auctions and use them to drive traffic to your website or even your ebay sales, thru a sales letter included with purchases, or thru your end of auction email. The best thing about the free auction listings at Yahoo, is that ePay will be keeping a close eye on them. If the numbers start to increase, look for ebay to run more promotions and discounted listings.
    Right, imho this is awesome, eBay are increasing their listing charges and Yahoo is dropping their's - hello eBay? Don't you think you make enough in FVC's?

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