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eBay Plus Monthly Subscription - $4.99 Per Month @ eBay

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eBay has launched a $4.99 monthly option for their Plus membership. The option is available from the eBay Plus page. I can see it on my account.

This may be beneficial for those who want to sign up for certain eBay Plus exclusive sales, and don't wish to pay an annual fee.


5.1. The eBay Plus membership fee is AU $49 per year or AU$4.99 per month.

6.1. Your eBay Plus membership is valid for 1 year or 1 month as applicable from the date of signing up (“membership term” or “term”).

Some more info:

  • It is NOT possible for customers to switch plans (e.g. annual to monthly)

  • The 14-day cooling off period does NOT apply to monthly membership renewals

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    so I can just sign up for a month and cancel at any time?

    • +7 votes

      yep thats right

  • +2 votes

    Interestttttting. Sub ran out the other day.

    EDIT: Scratch that, monthly offer not available for me!

  • +37 votes

    I prefer the year subscription with $50 voucher. By the way if you use the voucher and items were out of stock (regularly happens with Coles) they can't refund credit back to the voucher so you get a full new $50 one :)

    • +3 votes

      Who provides the voucher back in that case?

      I recently had this issue when an item I received was DOA and the seller didn't have one to replace it with, eBay told me to send it back then told me they can't refund the voucher portion of the order ($52 order, $2 paid, $50 voucher :( )

      • +6 votes

        Chat with Ebay online team and they can issue another voucher to you with value equal to refund amount

        • +13 votes

          Oh I did, they absolutely refused to issue another voucher

          • +1 vote

            @MBix: They tried that with me. After a lot of arguing they caved and re-issued the voucher around about after I asked to cancel my eBay membership and get a full refund and told them that amazon prime smashed them deep into the dirt and amazon will be getting my future custom

      • +1 vote

        I got no message about the voucher specifically, only refund notifications from Coles through Paypal. At the bottom it said:

        Refund to coupon #: $3

        I looked on eBay and there was another $50 voucher, or it may have been the same code just reenabled.

        • +1 vote

          Cheeeeeeeeeeky! Love it. Thanks for the heads up!

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        I had the same. Got the $50 voucher back. Not sure if the same code or not but the coupon was there

    • +1 vote

      I totally agree with the 49$ option because we get a 50$ voucher instantly for that. I’m not sure if the hack still works with the extra 30$ on top of that but even if not, this monthly subscription is not a good option.

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      Twice I bought several items total around $50 and pay with the $50 voucher, some items did not go through for some reason (happens time to time when I pay for multiple items from different sellers in one transaction payment). So the $50 voucher came back to my account, even though it has been applied to the items that went through ok, so I ended up getting them for nothing out of my pocket!

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        That’s what I’m talking about. I don’t know why everyone is voting negative on my previous comment saying the same…

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        Yep, exactly the same experience here. eBay has too many bugs regarding voucher refunds and mostly to our benefits.

    • +1 vote

      I was offered $30 voucher for renewal when I tried cancelling the subscription. Do we need to ask for $50 voucher?

      • +2 votes

        I think everyone gets that, I declined it and cancelled. A couple weeks after my Plus expired the $50 bonus voucher offer showed up on a banner, might not be the same for everyone though. You could also try the link in the comment below that goes direct to the bonus voucher page but again whether that works for everyone I don't know.

        • +1 vote

          Aha. Will try next year or will cancel as I don't think it's worth it. Plus items normally are expensive and $5 voucher monthly is a joke due to minimum 50 spent. Cant combine with any plus discounts.

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      Yeah, I got it too. I had to return one item and there was another $50 voucher.

  • +11 votes

    But the ongoing $50 rebate for the $49 annual fee would nullify this? (provided you have something worth >$50 that you want to buy on ebay)
    https://pages.ebay.com.au/Buyer_coupons/mplp/

    The last thing i really want to do is support Ebay in providing sub par deals. (Except when the coupons glitch and you can get gin for $18)

    • +1 vote

      That’s what I’m talking about. I don’t know why everyone is voting negative on my previous comment saying the same…

      • +3 votes

        Gave you a +1 ;).

        I think some Ozbargainers can't handle the truth

      • -1 vote

        Because the coupon is restrictive, with it only being usable on full priced items (ie. can't be stacked with others coupons). Finding something worth buying on eBay without a coupon is near impossible.

        So the so called $50 is near worthless imo.

        • +1 vote

          I won an auction bidding $50 so the voucher meant I get eBay plus free for 12 months. YMMV.

  • +13 votes

    If buying a plus item that has delivery fee
    $4.99 will payoff the fee

    • +1 vote

      You also get a $5 voucher monthly too.

      • +6 votes

        but $50+ spend

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          Yep, it's full of pros and cons. I imagine the handiest thing for the $4.99 fee is if they continue the eBay Tuesdays etc or signing up before an eBay Plus Sale you like the look of for those who don't wanna commit to the $49 a year, even with the $50 voucher.

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      Or a return fee which is always more than 4.99

  • +2 votes

    Never thought I'd upvote an ebay plus membership deal…

    I haven't been buying as much from ebay since it has been lackluster but this will good for the occasional deal.

  • +7 votes

    I just cancel every year, then they offer me a voucher roughly equivalent to the annual fee so I’ll come back.

    • +2 votes

      I tried doing this 2 years in a row, but never got an offer/option for 2nd voucher

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        So did you actually quit or they called your bluff

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          I already got charged for it so yeah still a member

    • -5 votes

      Same

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        that’s because you have 2+ accounts. The $50 voucher is targeted and only works once per account as far as I am aware.

        For people who don’t shop as regularly using eBay Plus, the $4.99 monthly subscription may actually turn out to be a saving. For example, if you only use it for 2 out of the 12 months, thats $9.98, rather than the $49 annual fee - saving $39.02

        • +12 votes

          No ozbargainer is paying the $49 without the $50 rebate

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            @Drakesy: Are you kidding I am . Who in the `* keeps track of when the voucher comes ?

            • +1 vote

              @popsiee: You simply have multiple accounts one of the account will have the $50 voucher on it. If not you simply create a new eBay plus trial

              • +1 vote

                @USER DC: Once upon a time I use to have multiple Ebay + ac's in my name . Now they are strictly one for me . Same with AMZ I could fire max across multiple ac's . Now 1 if I try on others they are cancelled . Simple solution more names but a pain in the a$$ .

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          I've been using eBay Plus since it was launched. I have received a voucher on my one and only account every year (either automatic or to entice me back to Plus). So far, I haven't paid a cent.

  • +20 votes

    I just find the quality of eBay items to be so incredibly poor these days.

    Probably due to what is a pretty compromised feedback system - any time I try to leave perfectly appropriate negative feedback recently, they appeal and it gets deleted.

    • +1 vote

      They usually refund instead? But that removes the neg feedback.

      Well, eBay does charge alot, cir 10%-14% (final value and payment processing). Not easy for sellers.

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        Yikes, yes that is so high.

        My time is more important, so I often just feedback and move on. Especially if I feel cheated.

        E.g. solar calculator with a fake solar panel - yes my feedback was removed!

        I'm just about at blacklist stage with eBay.

    • +5 votes

      I've seen the same. eBay is full of counterfeit goods. Leave feedback warning others and it gets wiped.

      • +3 votes

        Amazing isn't it.

        eBay was once my go-to.

        Way to ruin a company.

    • +1 vote

      I was a seller on the old system, in the last year ebay has increased the final value fee and sellers have to log into a subscription model. What a rip-off.
      I never joined their new system.

    • +2 votes

      I generally use it to order from stores I already know and trust (and which don't price-jack), but with eBay discounts on top.

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    Sweet! Been waiting for this. Clearly the whole annual membership thing and eBay in general is going really well…

  • +1 vote

    Have Ebay fees gone up lately? I recently sold a 2nd hand laptop. Ebay charged me 13% of the sale price in fees.

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      The shortfall in Plus membership has to be made up from somewhere.

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      If you're on the new payment platform, yes it's 13.4% + 30c (but no PayPal fee). If you're on the old (no one can be after mid-June), it's still 10.9%.

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        Double whammy

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        🤕 ebay are destroying their sellers.

        Their sales kept calling to convert to the new system but I said "its to my disadvantage that I sign up to the new payment system".

        Paypal fees was 2.5% and 10.9%. But at least ebay only got 10.9%.

        In yhe new system I think ebay gets the total 13+%

        Its stuffed.

    • +1 vote

      Think the fees work out about the same overall at moment except for some edge cases. Longer term is the worry though now that they've eliminated payment services competition on the seller side. Not that it was much good before, but we're letting it get worse.

      • +2 votes

        Although PayPal can be pretty average to deal with I recently found out eBay are just as scummy.
        Charged fees when they offered zero fee promotion, argued with me that my sales didn't apply to promotion without any reason why, finally admitted they were wrong.
        6 chat sessions escalating and chasing them down.
        6 weeks to refund me the funds.

        • +3 votes

          Same here with fee promotions on occasion, but the worst treatment I've received recently was a sudden "permanent" account suspension for no apparent reason. Did get undone, but with no apology or explanation, just a chat window interrogation upon which my ability to sell on eBay sat on a knife edge.

          Let me segue back to managed payments though, as there's a pretty strong case for the ACCC to look into it, and based on the response some have received so far, whether they do is partially dependent on how many people they hear from. eBay is being really bold here given the history, apparently relying on regulators being busy with other stuff. Be a shame if anyone who's ever been slighted by eBay were to send something expressing their concerns :)

          • +1 vote

            @Jabba the Hutt: You've inspired me.
            Giving them full control over our money is horrible.
            I gave them the benefit of the doubt and even defended the new changes only a couple months back. They proved themselves to be untrustworthy.

            They withhold funds without cause, unskilled chat support just says "no we can't help you", and no phone number to call for support either. ACCC is about only option.

            • +1 vote

              @cook99: Will PM you a copy of my letter in case you need something to go on, not that I know what I'm talking about - figure they just need to hear from people and it's up to them to bring the expertise and make a decision. If I'm responsible for just one other person at least raising the issue, I'll be ecstatic :)

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      😱

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    I'm curious why not get Amazon Prime yearly? It's about the 5$ if billed annually.

    • +3 votes

      They don't sell the same range of stuff, eBay good for some, Amazon for others

      • +6 votes

        Yes, eBay is still good for little bits and pieces where you don't really care if it works or not.

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          😅

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          Nah I found some pretty good deals on there, stuff Amazon still selling RRP - All the duds go back at sellers expense. Amazon's good for some internationally sourced computer parts tho

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      Amazon don't offer monthly (wish they did) and I don't buy enough to justify paying for annual.

      • +5 votes

        They do and always have, $6.99/mo.

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          Oh……I didn't realise. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • +10 votes

    a) Amazon Prime kicks the crap out of Ebay Plus.

    b) Why would you pay $5 per month, when you can get the $49pa with a $50 voucher to use (they in effect pay YOU $1 to be a member)?

    Not sure why this is getting so many plus votes?
    Not negging, just dont understand the pluses.

    • +1 vote

      Well explained!

    • +1 vote

      This guy gets it

    • -2 votes

      Why would you pay $5 per month, when you can get the $49pa with a $50 voucher to use (they in effect pay YOU $1 to be a member)?

      Because the coupon is restrictive, with it only being usable on full priced items (ie. can't be stacked with others coupons). Finding something worth buying on eBay without a coupon is near impossible.

      So the so called $50 is near worthless imo.

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        Why not use it on Coles ebay?

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        But then paying $5 a month is a better alternative than getting a $50 voucher? I don't understand that logic.

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          Is the $50 voucher a sure deal?

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            @the discombobulated panda: Nothing in life is a sure deal mate, but it's worked for me twice in 2 years- and going by the comments here it's worked for others too.

            Usual disclaimer that if it doesn't work, problem belongem you ;).

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              @UFO: Well if it's not as sure as being able to pay $5 in whatever month it'll be worth doing so then it's nice but not a direct equivalent.

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      Ufo I agree!

  • +3 votes

    As much as I dislike eBay here's what I have gotten since signing up as a member for my $49 Annual Fee.

    $50 credit on a large purchase I was already making.
    $439 Mavic Drone Kit
    $18 Forty Spotted Gin
    Free Logitech Headset
    $1 Baby wipes
    $1 48 Dishwashing Tablets
    $5 credit on something else that was cheapest on eBay.

    I reckon these are better deals than anything I've gotten of Amazon this year.

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      +1

      I also got hundreds in multiple errors by them (selling, price beats etc) so there's that.

  • +4 votes

    Why is this a deal exactly?

  • +5 votes

    Until Ebay allow you to report fakes Amazon is my go to - whilst you also can't report fakes to Amazon, you can leave a review and prime gives you free returns. If I want fakes I'd buy from aliexpress. The latest Ebay annoyance is the drop shipping where I want reasonable delivery times and from an Aussie seller who has some interest in QC, but clearly the items are coming from China because they have 2-3 week del times. I won't neg but Ebay plus is shit.

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    ebay plus is garbage

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    Monthly subscription won't show for me.

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    eBay plus subscription aren't worth spending money on. I did buy while there was a promotion but not finding any benefits.

    • -1 vote

      open eyes

      • +2 votes

        Did it, now? Still at lost of $49 annual fee!

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      At $5/month if you get something from an ebay plus seller whose shipping is $5+ then you either instantly save money or it pays for itself. You get ebay+, buy item, cancel ebay plus.

      Ebay+ only discount that comes to $5+ on something you want? Same deal.

      Then if you happen to buy something else that month it's pure profit.

      The yearly sub may be worthless but the monthly sounds useful.

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    Have previously signed up for the $49 per year and got the $50 voucher. A year later, i decided to cancel the subscription and surprise - was given a $30 voucher to sign up for another year. Lessons learnt - dont just blindly renew.