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We are writing to let you know that effective midnight PST, February 18, 2005 eBay.com and eBay Motors will be making changes to the fee structure.

The fee changes are as follows:

Gallery

Gallery fees will be raised from $0.25 to $0.35 per listing. We will also be increasing the size of the Gallery image on search and listings pages by 56%. This will make it easier for buyers to see details of the item before clicking into the listing.

Buy It Now

Buy It Now fees will no longer be charged at a flat rate, and will instead be determined based on the Buy It Now price. Fees will be charged as follows:

Buy It Now Price Fee

$0.01 - 9.99 $0.05

$10 - 24.99 $0.10

$25 - 49.99 $0.20

$50+ $0.25

10-Day Duration

The fee for 10-day duration listings will be raised from $0.20 to $0.40 per listing.

eBay Stores

The fee for the Basic eBay Store subscription will be raised from $9.95 to $15.95 per month. The subscription fee for Featured and Anchor Stores will be unchanged.

eBay Store Inventory format listing insertion fees will remain unchanged. The Final Value Fee for Store Inventory items will change as follows:

Closing Price Old Price New Price

$0.01 - $25 5.25% of the closing value 8% of the closing price

$25.01 - $1,000 5.25% of the initial $25, plus 2.75% of the remaining closing value balance. 8% of the initial $25, plus 5% of the remaining closing value balance ($25.01 - $1000)

Over $1,000 5.25% of the initial $25, plus 2.75% of the next $25.01-$1000, plus 1.50% of the remaining closing value balance ($1,000.01 - closing value). 8% of the initial $25, plus 5% of the next $25.01 - $1000, plus 3% of the remaining closing value balance ($1,000.01 - closing value).

Store sellers will continue to be eligible to receive 50% off of the Store Inventory listing final value fees for Store Referral credit. Please click here for details.

Insertion and Final Value Fees

The insertion and Final Value Fees will be changing for items listed in certain Business & Industrial categories. More details about the changes for these categories are provided below. The insertion and Final Value Fees in other categories will not be changing.

Business & Industrial Listings in Certain Categories

The Reserve, insertion and Final Value Fees will be changing for select high item price capital equipment categories in Business & Industrial. Please click here to view the capital equipment categories affected by the pricing change.

The fee changes for these capital equipment categories are as follows:

Reserve fee: Lowered to $5, refundable if the item sells

Insertion fee: Raised to $20, regardless of starting price

Final Value Fee: Lowered to a 1% flat fee, with a $250 maximum charge

Additional listing upgrade fees will remain the same as for eBay.com. Pricing for all other Business & Industrial listings outside the specified capital equipment categories will remain the same as for eBay.com.

eBay will also introduce Buyer Protection covering up to $20,000 per item in these capital equipment categories this spring. eBay will offer this Buyer Protection at no cost to the buyer or seller.

The following fee changes will apply to vehicle listings on eBay Motors.

Fee Changes for eBay Motors Vehicles Listings

Reserve

Reserve will be charged a $5 flat fee for all eBay Motors vehicles categories except Pocket Bikes. This fee will still be refundable if your item sells.

10-Day Listings

The fee for 10-day listings will be changed to $8 for all eBay Motors vehicles categories except Pocket Bikes.

Pocket Bikes Category

The insertion fee and Transaction Services Fee will be lowered from $30 to $3 each.

The following fees will remain the same: Reserve ($2 flat fee, refundable if item sells), Gallery (free), Listing Designer ($5) and Highlight ($5). Motors HomePage Featured fee will be lowered to $24.95 and Vehicle Picture Pack fee will be lowered to $1.50. All other fees will be lowered to become the same as those for eBay Motors Parts & Accessories categories.

For more information about these fee changes, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Some international eBay sites have also changed their fee structures. To learn more, please check Announcements for the eBay site of interest.

We understand that fees directly impact our members, and take care to ensure that any decisions to change fees are made only after careful consideration of this impact. These changes will help us continue to sustain and develop a thriving global marketplace, while balancing the needs of our buyers and sellers around the world.

Regards,

eBay

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This only affects you if listing on the US site.

Here are Ebay.co.uk price changes.They have actually reduced a couple of things!

***eBay.co.uk Fee Changes ***

Date: 12/01/05 Time: 04:01:25 PM GMT

Today, we are announcing that eBay.co.uk will be making changes to the fee structure effective February 18, 2005. Items that are scheduled to begin on eBay.co.uk after midnight (Greenwich Mean Time) on February 18, 2005 will be charged based on the new fees.

Scheduling Fees

The fee for scheduling a listing using the Sell Your Item Form or Turbo Lister will be reduced from £0.12 to £0.06 per listing.

Subtitle

The fee for using a Subtitle for your Item Title will be reduced from £0.50 to £0.35.

Highlight

The fee for using the Highlight option will be increased from £1.50 to £2.50.

Motors Final Value Fees

The Final Value Fee in Vehicles categories (Cars, Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Other Vehicles) will be increased from 0.5% of final sale price to 0.75% of final sale price (minimum of £15 and a maximum of £30 applicable as before). There will be no change to Insertion Fees for Vehicles which will remain at £6.

There will be no changes to Basic Insertion Fees or Final Value Fees, other than in the Vehicles Categories as noted above.

Some other eBay sites have also changed their fee structures. To learn more, please check Announcements for the eBay site of interest.

We understand that fees directly impact our members, and take care to ensure that any decisions to change fees are made only after careful consideration of this impact. These changes will help us continue to sustain and develop a thriving global marketplace, while balancing the needs of our buyers and sellers around the world.

Regards,

eBay International AG

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