Help EB when you buy on Ebay

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Postby Yamar on Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:40 pm

Hey... here is something about EB and EBay that you probably didn't know:

If you click on an auction link on EB, it takes you to that specific Ebay auction listing. If a user clicks that link and then BIDS ON AND WINS the auction, Ebay provides EB with a commission based on the Final Value Fee for the auction. If you know that you're gonna bid on something, click that EB link to get to the auction. Then bid. It doesn't cost you or the seller anything extra - just takes a little change out of Ebay's pocket and puts it into EB's instead.

So if you're gonna bid and buy, please do so thru EB's links when you can - it only helps to support the site. And if you say you can't because the auction (or even the piece of art) isn't listed, then submit it and then you will be able to! :)
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Postby stsmytherie on Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:13 pm

Good to know. Thanks.
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Postby itsdug on Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:23 pm

nice. if only you could send seller the wiki link on how to properly pack and ship a poster.
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Postby palehighway on Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:27 pm

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Postby rssesq on Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:00 pm

great to hear. I love anything that takes money from Ebay
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Postby kyle on Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:21 pm

...interesting...

i did not know this.

thanks yamar !
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Postby deliahdelyon on Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:31 pm

palehighway wrote:but if you're bidding on something, and you submit the link to expressobeans doesn't that cause the amount of potential bidders to go up, and you're potential of obtaining the piece cheaply to go down? I think i'd rather save money by donating to the site and cutting out the middle man and competition.

I know what you mean and I thought about that a few days ago when I was about to bid on an auction, heres what I did: I decided to wait until there was two minutes 30 seconds left in the auction then submitted the auction to eb. I then quickly followed the link from eb through to ebay and won my poster thus helping eb. With it being on eb for less than 2 minutes before the auction ended I really wasn't worried that others would see it and bid. This way you will be able to help eb and yourself, plus you can still make your donation :D
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Postby Yamar on Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:53 pm

kyle wrote:...interesting...

i did not know this.

thanks yamar !


No one did outside of the Board. We only recently got approval from Ebay to release this information to our users.
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Postby dougr on Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:05 pm

palehighway wrote:but if you're bidding on something, and you submit the link to expressobeans doesn't that cause the amount of potential bidders to go up, and you're potential of obtaining the piece cheaply to go down? I think i'd rather save money by donating to the site and cutting out the middle man and competition.

fwiw the stuff i track gets entered as soon as i see it...
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Postby palehighway on Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:25 pm

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Postby sunsetbrew on Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:53 pm

You don't have to take a link directly to an item for EB to get credit. Just take any link from Eb to there and go about searching or bidding on any item. You can even use this link.

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Postby whyhoo on Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:33 pm

eb site folk should add that button ^ to the navigation area on the left!
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Postby comical_imbalance on Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:52 pm

its already on the "newest auctions" page
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Postby sunsetbrew on Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:08 pm

I look into adding the link wherever that image is on the site.
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Postby deliahdelyon on Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:31 pm

dougr wrote:fwiw the stuff i track gets entered as soon as i see it...

me too with a few tiny exceptions :wink:
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