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EBay Adjusts Rules For Avoiding ‘Listing’ Fees

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — EBay Inc. is tweaking the requirements for avoiding “listing” fees when auctioning items on its site, letting users list up to 50 items each month at any starting price and allowing them to add the “Buy it Now” option to listings for free.

EBay has tinkered with its fee structure in recent years in hopes of improving the experience people have on its site and reinvigorating its growth. Changes like the ones announced Tuesday are meant to encourage more people to list items for sale.

The latest changes will be effective April 19.

Last year, the San Jose, Calif., company essentially did away with listing fees for people who occasionally auction items on its site, and instead took a cut of the final selling price.

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