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The new and easy way to sell

There is a new and easy Classifieds selling format now available on eBay.com.au: eBay Classifieds with Best Offer. Unlike our existing Classifieds formats, it allows you to sell in almost all categories and comes with extra benefits to enable you to sell local pick-up items.

eBay Classifieds with Best Offer is a quick, easy selling solution for local pick-up only items. And best of all, it’s FREE to list!

List for free using local pick-up

The new Classifieds format is a simple selling solution that takes the hassle and up front cost out of listing your unwanted household items. Simply fill out the one-page Classifieds local pick-up listing form and you’ll be selling in no time.

What’s on offer:

  • FREE to list* – up to 15 items per month ($3.50 flat fee per listing thereafter)
  • Local pick-up only – avoid the hassle of postage
  • FREE images
  • One easy final value fee – 7.9% capped at a maximum of $49.95 (when item is over $665) – and you only pay if the item sells
  • Simplified listing process – one page listing form that only includes information relevant to local pick-up
  • Set the price you want – using Best Offer

Who can use the new Classifieds format?

The new format is ideal for anyone who wants to sell items from around their home quickly and easily, without the hassle of figuring out postage or courier charges. And best of all, with no up front fees to list*, there’s no cost if the item doesn’t sell.

The new eBay Classifieds selling format is not available to Store subscribers, accounts registered outside Australia, PowerSellers and business registered sellers.  

How does it work?

An eBay Classifieds sale takes place on eBay – giving you peace of mind in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.

  • Items are listed using the simple, one-page eBay Classifieds listing form and must also include Best Offer
  • Buyers submit their ‘best’ offer for the item, and each buyer can submit up to a maximum of three offers
  • The offers are sent to the seller’s My eBay account where they are considered, then accepted or declined. Sellers can also set up auto accept and decline functions
  • The successful buyer pays through the eBay checkout or in person when they pick up the item

All listings using eBay Classifieds must also meet the following criteria:

  • Classified format
  • Must be 14 day duration
  • Must be single quantity
  • Must use the Best Offer selling format (optional: auto accept and decline)
  • Free listing fees apply to standard Classifieds with Best Offer format only

If your listing isn’t eligible you can still list your item using auction format or fixed price with Best Offer (regular fees apply).

Category restrictions

The new Classifieds format is available in most categories, but the following categories are excluded:

Category name             Category ID
Business > Businesses for Sale 11759
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Aircraft 63676
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Boats 26429
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Cars 29690
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Motorcycles 32073
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Trucks, Commercial Vehicles > Trucks, Commercials 6049
Home > Real Estate 10542
Services 150968
Tickets, Travel > Flights 3253
Tickets, Travel > Tickets 1306
Tickets, Travel > Travel 3252
Tickets, Travel > Vouchers, Gift Certificates 109191

Simplified listing process

We know you want to sell local items quickly and easily, so we’ve simplified the listing process. Classifieds with Best Offer has a simple one-page listing form that only includes information relevant to local pick-up.

To list with eBay Classifieds with Best Offer:

  1. Go to the eBay Classifieds listing form
  2. Select your listing “category”  
  3. Click Continue
  4. Select the condition of your item from the drop down menu in the Key Features section. Select other key features if desired
  5. Write a title
  6. Describe your item
  7. Select picture/s for upload if desired, then click Add Picture
  8. Type an asking price in the “Set an asking” price box
  9. Choose your preferred payment method/s in the “How would you like to be paid?” section
  10. Type your postcode or suburb in the “Pick up location” section
  11. If you wish to make your listing stand out, choose from bold, border, highlight (fees apply)
  12. Click Post Ad (or Save Draft if you wish to post later)

Frequently asked questions

  1. How is eBay Classifieds with Best Offer different from other Classified Ad formats? 
  2. How does eBay Classifieds with Best Offer work?
  3. Can anyone take advantage of eBay Classifieds?

1. How is eBay Classifieds with Best Offer different from other Classified Ad formats?

eBay Classifieds takes the best of:

  • Online classifieds – a great local solution with zero up front cost* and an easier method of listing your items

and combines it with the best of:

  • eBay – the transaction takes place on eBay, giving you access to the largest online community in Australia and also giving you greater peace of mind in the unlikely event that something goes wrong (including Feedback, eBay customer support, PayPal Buyer Protection)

eBay Classifieds with Best Offer also has the following differences:

  • Free insertion fees* – so if the item doesn’t sell you don’t pay anything
  • 14 day listing duration
  • Unlike existing Classifieds formats that are used across the Motors and Business categories only, Classifieds with Best Offer is available in more categories, except:

Category name             Category ID
Business > Businesses for Sale 11759
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Aircraft 63676
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Boats 26429
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Cars 29690
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Motorcycles 32073
Cars, Bikes, Boats > Trucks, Commercial Vehicles > Trucks, Commercials 6049
Home > Real Estate 10542
Services 150968
Tickets, Travel > Flights 3253
Tickets, Travel > Tickets 1306
Tickets, Travel > Travel 3252
Tickets, Travel > Vouchers, Gift Certificates 109191


2. How does eBay Classifieds with Best Offer work?

  • Sellers list an item and sets up their 'best price' for the item using Best Offer
  • By setting an ‘asking price’ the seller is aware that buyers will submit their ‘Best’ offer for the item
  • Buyers then have the opportunity to submit up to three offers
  • Offers are sent to the seller’s My eBay account to consider, accept or decline

Like the bids made on auction-style listings, Best Offer is binding. If an offer is accepted by the seller, the buyer is obligated to pay for that item.

To help manage their activity, sellers are encouraged to set up automatic accept and decline limits at the time of listing.

Read more about Best Offer.


3. Can anyone take advantage of eBay Classifieds with Best Offer?

This new selling format is available to sellers who are looking to quickly and easily sell a small number of items from around their home.

This selling format is not available to Store subscribers, accounts registered outside Australia, PowerSellers and business registered sellers.

* List up to 15 items per month for free. A $3.50 flat fee per listing will apply thereafter.


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