Reminder – Increased Reserve Fees on ebay Motors

ebay sent out an email announcing an increase in the Reserve fee and Buy It Now fee on Auction-style listings. This change went in effect on July 13th.

The Reserve Fee changes affect the following categories:

  • Cars & Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • PowerSports
  • Other Vehicles & Trailers

Reserve fees for listings with a Reserve price below $75,000 are now $40 per listing.
Reserve fees for listings with a Reserve price $75,000 and above are now $99 per listing.

Additionally, the Auction Buy It Now fee has increased to $10.

If you are interested in avoiding these fees, please contact us regarding the new Premier Placement Package. This new ebay subscription is a flat monthly rate and includes all additional fees. The Auction123 team can get you setup on the right Premier Placement Package (P3) for your dealership today.

Auction123 Support Hours – Friday, April 14th

Auction123 Customer Support will be unavailable today between 2:00 PM EDT and 7:00 PM EDT. If you need immediate assistance, designated personnel will be “on call” and can be reached by calling (888) 514-0123.

Regular business hours will resume at 9:00 AM EDT on Saturday, April 15th.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win an Amazon Fire HD 7! Voting for the Dealers’ Choice Awards Ends April 19th

Voting is open for the 2017 Dealers’ Choice Awards! YOU have the power to recognize the most highly regarded vendors, suppliers, and finance companies in the industry as these awards are determined by your vote, and the votes submitted by dealers across the country.

Please take a minute to vote for Auction123. We’ve been fortunate to have our dealers vote us as the BEST Listing Management Service for 7 years!

Category: Online Inventory Listing Management (Question #12)

Click on the link to vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/adtdc2017

You will be asked to rate each of the companies you list for the quality of their products and services, level of customer service/support, value, and whether you would recommend the company to another dealer.

By completing at least five categories, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet computers!

Survey submission ends on April 19, 2017 and the contest winners for the Amazon Fire HD 7s will be determined by Auto Dealer Today via a random drawing on May 17, 2017.

Craigslist To Charge $5 per Post for RVs and Motorcycles

Craigslist added information to their website this week announcing they will begin charging $5 per posting for the RV and Motorcycle categories starting November 15th. Craigslist did the same for the Cars & Trucks category in 2013 and since the change, automotive dealers have seen a significant boost in leads and walk-in traffic as a result. Additionally, paid postings allows the ability for dealers to launch their units in multiple markets without experiencing the flagging, ghosting, and IP blocking issues experienced in the free posting categories. We are optimistic this update will see the same results for RV and Motorcycle dealers.

You can pay for your postings using either of the following options:

  • Add your Credit Card to your Auction123 application stored on your PC. $5 will be automatically charged to your credit card for each posting that is launched from your account.
  • Prepurchase postings from Craigslist. You can buy a block of postings in advance from Craigslist for each location you want to post to. Prepurchased postings never expire. You can easily refill your block of postings directly from your Craigslist account as needed.

The Auction123 automated Craigslist posting application offers the opportunity to set the number of postings you want to go live each month, making budgeting a breeze.

To get started with the automated posting process, or to modify your existing posting settings, please contact Auction123 Support at (888) 514-0123, Option 2 or email Support@Auction123.com.