Ebay has just made a big mistake that will help bonanza

Now on Ebay if you do a BUY IT NOW you can’t list it for 7 days.. it has to be good till cancelled the same as Bonanza. That means no one sees it for 30 days. This is the same as Bonanza except on Bonz no one sees it at all unless they put in search the identical words as in your title. EBAY HAS JUST HELP PUT ITSELF OUT OF BUSINESS!!

asked about 1 month ago

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pirates_trunk March 20, 2019

I was a seller on ebay for seven years until yesterday 3/19/19, when the good til cancelled kicked in. I have ended all of my listings over there. When you relist anything over there now, you get the GTC message. They are doing away with the fixed price listings as they end.

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You will need to catch your listing before the 30 day mark, which in my opinion, that is what ebay is hoping you will not do so you will incur an additional charge when it re-lists…….I am confused with however why you compared ebay to Bonanza? Ebay is an auction site, they have auctions and now a 30 day listing or good GTC. On Bonanza you can list your items up as long as you want, so how is that the same as Bonanza?? I quit selling on ebay years ago, I was a top rated seller when they started pushing back hard against the sellers with all their new rules, so I left and never looked back. There are better sites to sell on than that one.

answered about 1 month ago

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Shays_creations March 20, 2019

I was wondering why I was charged fees for relisting. I removed everything.

misskeech March 20, 2019

Yes, thats probably why.

COMIC_TREASURES March 20, 2019

I don’t have the 30 day option just the GOOD TILL CANCELLED, I don’t like either!! Actually Bonanza is also good till canceled with NO auctions…

misskeech March 20, 2019

Yes, i believe the good till cancelled is actually 30 days, ebay would relist the item if you did not catch it…….Bonanza is a selling site like Mercari, Tradesy, and even if you had your own website, “Good till cancelled” is ebay verbage, i have never heard it used on any other “selling” site.

kattinsanity March 22, 2019

I had 33 listings ending today so got up REAL early and canceled all but 7 or 8 of them to make sure they don’t get relisted.


OP: “(…) on Ebay if you do a BUY IT NOW you can’t list it for 7 days.”

Have You seen some new official eB info about it? Because on help pages there is still this line:
’Fixed price format – 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 30 days and Good ’Til Canceled"

And 5 days ago I still could add 7 days Buy It Now listings.

Here is the example on my eB account with floral fine art:
(right now I have two 7 days duration listings and one 10 days).

Edited March 22, 2019

So, these 2 listings have been my last of 7 days duration BIN…

Now I also see this note in the edit mode: “To help you sell your item, fixed price listings can only be listed with a Good ’Til Cancelled duration. Listings renew automatically every 30 days, based on the listing terms at that time, until all quantities sell or the listing ends. Each time a listing renews and when an item sells, you’ll be charged applicable fees.”

answered about 1 month ago


Atomicdiner March 20, 2019

I dont believe the 30 day GTC is totally rplled out yet for ALL sellers. Heard 2 dates in March and have not hit those dates yet. Yes, I still believe this is a BIG Mistake to do this on EB.

joyranpaul19 March 20, 2019

Read your Spring Seller update (ebay).

tomwayne1 March 20, 2019

Yes, it has rolled out… GTC listings take effect for any new listings.

tomwayne1 March 20, 2019

But the new GTC policy only applies to Fixed Price — not auction listings. Even though the listings become GTC, you still are charged every time the item automatically re-lists every 30 days.

kattinsanity March 20, 2019

When they relist an item it also counts against your free listings they give you every month. I guess if you don’t want it relisted you will have to cancel the listing before it ends.

Bumblebeasvariety March 20, 2019

It started on March 18, or 19.

ArtistsUnion March 22, 2019

So, these 2 listings have been my last of 7 days duration… Now I also see this note: “To help you sell your item, fixed price listings can only be listed with a Good ’Til Cancelled duration. Listings renew automatically every 30 days, based on the listing terms at that time, until…”


I myself left eBay years ago, around 2010 I believe when it just went straight down hill. I remember making quite a big payday every month thru that site, those days are way beyond gone. As mentioned above there are many sites to sell on, I myself have 6 with Bonanza being my main location. If Bonanza had the same traffic it could knock eBay down to bottom place, but, it just isn’t there yet.

answered about 1 month ago


misskeech March 20, 2019

Yep, that was about the time….Same here i cashed in big time on ebay every week till one day it all stopped due to ebay’s foolishness, and yes those days are over, ebay is not the “it” site any longer some may think it is, but its not.

kattinsanity March 21, 2019

I’ve been selling on ebay for over 19 years & it’s never been as bad as it is now. Up until Nov. it was great~~it’s been steadily going downhill for me in sales. Right now I haven’t sold $500.00 in the last 30 days~~it was $1500.00~$2000.00 before.

TrinketBox March 21, 2019

2009..never sold there again…may not go as fast as ebay on here or my own site, but at least no one is totally dictating my every move..(except bonz is beginning to cater to ebay to much in my opinion)

Atomicdiner March 21, 2019

Trinket, I actually feel the same way about Bonz and EB getting joined at the hip. Like how EB is trying to be more like AMZ. Be your OWN SITE for petes sake, dont imitate.


Totally CRAZY what Feebay is doing!!

answered about 1 month ago

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