As regular Lifehacker readers know, eBay quite often offers discounts on listing fees, especially for low-value starting prices. Now it seems the auction giant is contemplating a more permanent discount.
At APC, I’ve reported on a recent survey sent to eBay members, which raises the possibility of not charging a listing fee on items listed for local pick-up only amongst a host of other possible changes. While it’s not a firm plan at this stage, the fact that eBay is even considering suggests both that it’s feeling the pressure from rivals and that it want to assess audience reactions better than it did with its disastrous and abandoned compulsory PayPal plan. If you’re not looking to make money, but just want stuff you don’t need to find a new home, Freecycle remains a good option.