It’s forecast to rain on the Queen’s parade this double bank holiday weekend, so the chances are that you’ll be sat inside with nothing to do. No need to get bored though, eBay UK have announced a bumper promotion to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
From Saturday 2nd until Tuesday 5th June private sellers can list up to 100 items with a start price of £1 or more for free. The normal limitations apply – your account must be above the minimum seller standards, not professional listings tools, no business sellers.
Whilst it seems like a pretty good idea to have four days of free listings, the limit of 100 auctions does seem a bit tight fisted by eBay. In the US they’ve had promotions for 50,000 free listings and with the speed you can list barcoded items using the eBay mobile apps it won’t take long to do 100.
Of course if you’re like me you’ve got more than one eBay account knocking about and could probably list 100 items on each without too much trouble. Start zapping the barcodes on all your old books, CDs and DVDs and you could turn a profit out of a wet weekend.
Alternatively maybe the guys at the Met Office have got it wrong and we’ll have a gloriously sunny weekend for the Queen’s celebrations. I wouldn’t count on it though, Bank Holidays generally equal rain in Britain.