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2nd eBay Motor Makeover Winner: Renault Megane

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69 year old Julie Martyn from Ipswich was the second winner of the eBay Motor Makeover. The first winner was Steven Garry with his Fiat Punto. Julie heard about the competition whilst ordering parts for her children’s car on eBay. She entered the competition by adding her own car to her eBay Garage and she […]

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Glitch with eBay My Messages

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We’ve been notified that there’s a glitch with eBay My Messages. Messages are being delivered to merchants via email, but are NOT appearing in eBay My Messages. It’s likely that if you’ve already started a conversation thread with a buyer that you will see any updates from them in your eBay My Messages. However if […]

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Daily Mirror and Chinese VAT sellers on eBay UK latest


The Mirror continue its investigation into Chinese sellers on eBay UK not correctly displaying VAT numbers in the latest piece by Andrew Penman titled: eBay insists these Chinese sellers are VAT registered – so why won’t they reveal their VAT numbers? And now politicians are getting involved, quoted in the article is Shadow Small Business […]

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eBay WOW weekend kicks off 8am Friday


It’s another WOW weekend from eBay – deals with prices slashed by as much as 60% off. With couriers struggling your purchases might arrive a few days later than you’d normally expect but there’s still plenty of time before Christmas for them to arrive. There are a ton of deals out there, some of them […]

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eBay UK increases delivery estimates for Christmas

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eBay have made an announcement today regarding the delivery estimates that eBay shoppers will see on site. We’ve published it verbatim below. You can find it on the eBay site here. “Delivery Estimate adjustments during the festive period Hello, With record breaking parcel volumes being delivered across the UK, we have decided to extend our […]

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eBay amends Seller Protection for some international destinations

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eBay have made some changes to Seller Protection when you’re shipping to 34 overseas destinations. As long as you ship quickly and don’t incur any other defects. eBay will remove any delivery related dings. Here’s what they say (the full announcement is here): “We’ve improved our seller protection. Our new policies help make sure that […]

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50k Free listings for invited Business Sellers on eBay UK

Free-Listing-Weekend SNAFU

Thanks to the various Tamebay readers who have sent this in: between the 8th and 21st of December invited Business Sellers will be able to make up to 50k listings for free. Needless to say Ts and Cs apply. You can find full details on this page. But here’s the skinny: “Create up to 50,000 […]

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eBay displays cool inventions with the Innovators Collective

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Billed as a way you can “Discover tomorrow’s products today”, eBay in the US have launched the Innovators Collective. It’s a selection, a small selection, of new innovative and inventive items that you may not have seen before. The look and feel of the pages is good and I particularly like the use of video […]

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Tanya Lawler talks eBay and SMEs #smallbizsatuk

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In advance of Small Business Saturday, Tanya Lawler Vice President eBay in the UK talks about eBay and the importance of small businesses. It’s a busy month for many of us as the peak Christmas season builds. Last weekend, we saw our busiest online shopping day for sellers on eBay in the UK. We predicted […]

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Next chapter in eBay UK’s Chinese sellers and VAT dispute


The Daily Mirror has published a follow up to its previous story regarding Chinese sellers and the payment of UK VAT on their UK sales. It’s called: These Chinese sellers on eBay should be paying VAT – so why are they listing other people’s VAT numbers? The article by Andrew Penman comes two weeks after […]

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