I was thinking about, how often over the last 2yr’s there have been free listing weekends, with them increasing in number at a rapid rate, some 2/3 times a month, sometimes every other week, compared to how it used to be 2/3 times a year if you was lucky. Now think about why there are so many, and think why are they so often? what is happening to make eBay literally throw a 100 auctions a weekend at people? is it to cover something deeper up?
I found a tiny bit of info that has listed the promotions as far back as 1999. Even by just looking at the chart notice the gaps between the free listings keeps getting smaller and smaller, somewhere around 2008 they stopped filling in all of the chart, maybe because they would not be enough room with the all offers being thrown out by eBay. 2008 it seems is also regarded as the year things really started to fall to bits at eBay.
I also found this interesting “invitation promotions” and not just for a 100 items we talking 1000’s, 40,000 was mentioned and 800,000 (July 2013)
eBay suddenly have the need to go begging?