Tag: QXL

QXL closes site & withdraws from UK

The online auction site QXL have announced that they are to close and withdraw from the UK marketplace. qxl.co.uk will close for business this month, with final date to list an item being Friday this week. Final bids/buys will take place on the 19th May, and trading will cease on the 30th May at which […]

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Where will the strikers go?

I’m not convinced UK sellers have anything to worry about from the changes to eBay fees and feedback about to revolutionise the site. Certainly claims from companies such as eBid that fees will rise up to 67% are simply not true, almost every seller in the UK without exception will be greeted with lower eBay […]

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QXL bought for £750m – but not by eBay

QXL is being bought by a South African media corporation for more than £750m, reports the Sunday Times. Rumours had been circulating that eBay were to buy the online auction group, which derives most of its revenues from eastern Europe, especially Poland. The purchasers, Naspers, own pay TV channels and newspapers mainly in South Africa, […]

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Is eBay behind a QXL takeover bid?

Speculation about auction site QXL and a possible eBay takeover have been going round for months now, with little to substantiate them. However, QXL have confirmed today that they have received a takeover approach: “The company notes the recent movement in the company’s share price and confirms that it has received a preliminary approach which […]

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QXL's free listing fortnight

QXL, “the UK’s original online auction site”, are offering free insertion fees on all listings placed from Saturday, 23 June until midnight Saturday, 7 July. Success fees (QXL’s equivalent of FVFs) and listing upgrades are not included in the offer. No doubt there’ll be a lot more people around the site than normal while this […]

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Should eBay buy QXL?

eBay should buy QXL according to Michael Jivkov, he argues that QXL has a clear market share in many East European territories whilst eBay is a minor player. In the UK QXL languishes way behind eBay but in Poland for instance QXL has a 95% market share. QXL also intends to move into more East […]

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The best of the rest ahead of eBay 4th Quarter results

Today is the day analysts are waiting with bated breath for the close of markets and for eBay to release it’s fourth quarter results. What we weren’t expecting is analysis of the competition along with their current performance but perversely they’ve obliged – or at least Wagglepop have! Current Alexa Traffic Rank after just eight […]

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eBay gives other sites a good handbagging

Online auction sellers fall generally into one of two camps: those who like eBay, and those who hate Feebay with a passion. Those of us in the first camp – and I’m happy to stand up and be counted here – sometimes make the observation that we go where the buyers are, and the buyers […]

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Scottish charity auctions looking good

Scotland on Sunday has an interesting crop of auctions in aid of Sightsavers on QXL. My brother in law’s an MSP, so I’m rather tempted by the chance to tell the Scottish Parliament what to debate, though if anyone wants to get me a late Xmas pressie, I’d be very happy with Alexander McCall Smith, […]

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Polish shines for QXL

eBay-competitor QXL has bought a 75% stake in Polish price comparison site Ceneo. QXL already runs a Polish auction site, Allegro, but Robert Dighero, QXL’s acting chief executive, said that “This acquisition provides us with expertise in what is currently an underdeveloped area of the e-commerce market in Poland and the potential to develop this […]

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