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Broadcast Date: Mar 19 2015

Griff talked about the impact of Tuesday's 2015 Spring Seller Update. He also commented on a seller from whom he received email who waits for free listing promotions to list items in their store. Paul, Sarasota FL (wisebuyoutlet.c0m), thinks that the fee for scheduled listings should be eliminated. Denise, Laguna Woods CA (velvetmoxie), sells secondhand items, some of which are new with price tags, and wants to know how the new mandate for product identifiers will affect her.

Cindy, San Diego CA (pattycyn), asked how she should type in product identifiers when she adds them to item specifics. Judy, Salem IN (judybsa), wrote in about the overwhelming negativity on the eBay boards with regard to the Spring Seller Update and told us 4 positive things she plans to do to make the new changes work for her. Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), also plans to adapt to the changes.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 19 2015

Lee reminded us to register now for the eBay Radio Party & Conference at http://www.erVegas.com. The event is already nearly one-third sold out! You can also reserve your group-rate hotel room in Bally's North Tower -- just an elevator ride away from the Platinum Ballroom -- by clicking on the second blue button at http://www.erVegas.com.

Lee told Griff about this year's Lindt Gold Bunny Giving Works celebrity auction campaign as well as the Live in the Vineyard Giving Works auction for a VIP experience. Albert, Philadelphia PA (pennsydeals1), asked for a listing dish of item number 251885098679. He received a score of 4.95 tureens. Someone on the chat board who had their listing dished but didn't take Griff's and Lee's advice made Griff cry.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 19 2015

Julie, Chicago IL (magyar5615), called to report a dished listing that sold. Patty, Miami FL (shoppingmom2), started to tell us about a long-lost and much-cherished childhood item that she finally found on eBay and was held over until the next segment.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 19 2015

Patty, Miami FL (shoppingmom2), told us about a long-lost and much-cherished childhood item that she finally found on eBay! Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. To submit your sellers group meetup or other event, click on "Submit a Seller Event" in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 17 2015

Griff gave an overview of today's show about the 2015 Spring Seller Update and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include today's release of the Spring Seller Update; Astroworld; the Mayan Mindbender; and St. Patrick's Day.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 17 2015

Fee and feature updates play a major role in today's new Spring Seller Update. Our guests are John Lee, eBay's Director of Monetization, and Erez Yereslove, eBay's Senior Director of Monetization.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 17 2015

Open phones, Contact Us email and more: John Lee, eBay's Director of Monetization, and Erez Yereslove, eBay's Senior Director of Monetization, stayed on to take calls regarding the changes to fees and features outlined in the 2015 Spring Seller Update. Donna, Syracuse NY, suggested that since eBay seems to be going back to its roots, perhaps Weird Al Yankovich could write a new eBay parody song that would go viral.

Carlos, Washington DC (rare books_vintageposters), asked why changes to Collectibles categories are not also made to Antiques categories. Wanda, Beaverton OR (myhomeschooldelights), was concerned about the increased insertion fees for listing in the media category. Christopher, Los Angeles CA (christospm) wanted to know why relistings were excluded from free listing promotions. Carlos, Washington DC (rare books_vintageposters), called regarding placement in Best Match in relation to listing duration.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 17 2015

Product identifiers are key to helping your items get found by search engines, and the 2015 Spring Seller Update will make them mandatory later this year. Our guests are Balaji Parthasarathy, eBay's Senior Product Manager of Structured Data, and Darren Akiva, eBay's Content Product Manager of Structured Data. They stayed on after their interview to take questions during Open Phones.

Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), asked about UPC codes on clothing items. 82-year-old caller Ron, East Liverpool OH (bolts3), wondered how the fee and feature changes will affect him as an Anchor Store subscriber. Dan, Claremont FL (12betty5881), asked about the refunding of insertion fees for auction items that sell the first vs. the second time they're listed and also wanted to know if it was possible to opt out of a store subscription since eBay has changed the terms of that subscription.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 17 2015

Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Balaji Parthasarathy, Senior Product Manager of Structured Data, and Darren Akiva, Content Product Manager of Structured Data, stayed on to answer questions about the Product Identifiers mandate contained in the 2015 Spring Seller Update. Eric, Essex Junction VT (abbeypartsplus), asked about GTINs. Don, Crestline CA (cwbyup1051), is a coin dealer who uses the 1-day auction duration. Paul, Burbank CA (pbsspace), considers himself to be a casual seller and asked about free listing promotions.

Edna, Valley Stream NY (ednasells), asked how product identifiers will work with multi-variation listings. Another listener had the same question. Joyce, Russell KS (holidaymarket), asked how product identifiers will work with one-of-a-kind and vintage items and if it will help to fill out Item Specifics more thoroughly. Bill, Ashfield MA (thesilverpanther), asked about product identifiers for artworks.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 17 2015

How to Get (and stay) organized! Our guest is Charlene Anderson, known on eBay as Top-Rated Seller purveyorallthingscreative.
http://www.charanderson.com

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Broadcast Date: Mar 17 2015

5 things I learned in 16 years on eBay! Our guest is Stephanie Inge, an Education Specialist known on eBay as Top-Rated Seller stephintexas. She will be a featured speaker at this year's eBay Radio Party & Conference, June 16-18 at Bally's Las Vegas.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 17 2015

Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Lee announced that this year's eBay Radio Party & Conference is nearly ⅓ sold out, so register now at http://www.erVegas.com. She also divulged the names of 2 more featured speaker: Education Specialist and Top-Rated Seller Stephanie Inge (stephintexas) and Lynn Dralle, the Queen of Auctions, known on eBay as Top-Rated Seller thequeenofauctions.

Paula, Scottsdale AZ (dbruno), won the Secret Word Contest. Kate, Kettering OH (ixhoohabeach), wonders why her sales have fallen off; is she in a rolling blackout? Denise, Chicago IL (sweater hut), wants to get back up to speed at selling on eBay. Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. To submit your sellers group meetup or other event, click on "Submit a Seller Event" in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.

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Broadcast Date: Mar 12 2015

Griff announced that registration is open for this year's eBay Radio Party & Conference, June 16-18 at Bally's Las Vegas. Go to http://www.erVegas.com to register for the event via the top blue button; then click the bottom blue button to reserve your $63 hotel room in Bally's North Tower, just an elevator ride away from the Platinum Ballroom. Stay tuned to eBay Radio for more details...and remember, if it ain't fun, we ain't doin' it!

Claudia, Weston FL (claudiasdeals4u), asked about description bullet points, Google SEO and her low sales. Patty, Miami FL (theshoppingmom2), called in say that she implements all of Griff's suggestions and knows she has benefited from his advice, even though she doesn't always agree with him. She also asked about eBay University and the Education Specialist Program