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mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-21-2008 16:53 Edit Quote

what do you think of the recent changes of ebays policies and fees?
have a look: http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html
$0.01 - $25.00** --> 8.75% of the closing value + starting price fees

seller boycotts already took place, numerous companies started developement of free ebay clones. will we see a new ebay soon?


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WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-21-2008 21:11 Edit Quote

Just...wow.

Well, R.I.P. Ebay.

I know I won't be doing anymore business there.

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Jestah
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Long Island, NY
Insane since: Jun 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-21-2008 22:18 Edit Quote

I've never used eBay before, how big of a change is this?

wrayal
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Cranleigh, Surrey, England
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-22-2008 00:09 Edit Quote

It's quite big. but I think they needed to do something. It was a poor system - I am an exemplary buyer, always have been. But at one point, a seller quoted 7 days to ship maximum and took over a month. So I gave him neutral feedback (exceptionally kind, considering). Promptly, I got neutral feedback with no explanation. I complained, nothing happened. The guy had done this repeatedly, and then offered mutual withdrawal to improve his feedback rating - I saw negative feedback disappear before my eyes. So in this case, it was completely abused. A much better system, IMO, would be to keep feedback hidden until both parties have responded.

For the money side, I have no idea personally. Never sold anything.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-22-2008 01:48 Edit Quote

ebay's gone crazy I think. I just read that they gave Scientologists the right to delete auctions that they saw fit. Nice!

Later,

C:\

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-22-2008 11:42 Edit Quote

omg, thats insane! bye bye ebay

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-25-2008 06:24 Edit Quote

wrayal: I had a similar experience with a seller who sent me burnt, pirated DVDs for a season of a TV show, after charging me something like 20% over the going market rate for one season of this show (I was willing to pay this from an international seller because you can't get the show over here in Australia). When I gave him negative feedback statingthat I'd received pirated DVDs, I immediately got negative feedback in return, claiming that I was a liar, and that I'd delayed payment, done other shitty things, blah, blah, blah, and then got a mutual feedback withdrawl request. I don't care, if people ask me about the feedback in my account, I direct them to this seller's account, where they can see the numerous other people who've given him similar feedback.

If one person calls you a thief, they can be ignored. If two people call you a thief, so on, so forth...


Justice 4 Pat Richard

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-25-2008 09:51 Edit Quote
quote:

Skaarjj said:

wrayal: I had a similar experience with a seller who sent me burnt, pirated DVDs for a season of a TV show, after charging me something like 20% over the going market rate for one season of this show (I was willing to pay this from an international seller because you can't get the show over here in Australia). When I gave him negative feedback statingthat I'd received pirated DVDs, I immediately got negative feedback in return, claiming that I was a liar, and that I'd delayed payment, done other shitty things, blah, blah, blah, and then got a mutual feedback withdrawl request. I don't care, if people ask me about the feedback in my account, I direct them to this seller's account, where they can see the numerous other people who've given him similar feedback.If one person calls you a thief, they can be ignored. If two people call you a thief, so on, so forth...Justice 4 Pat Richard




The problem with that is that one can create multiple identities on the Internet, and then use them to do just what you have described...

So there is, ultimately, no assurance of truth in that method.

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-25-2008 11:13 Edit Quote

Hang on, the big change here is that purchases form between $1-$25 has increased, but how many purchases are made at that value, in comparison to others? Maybe it's not such a big deal, people often get scared of change.

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-25-2008 11:24 Edit Quote

no blaise, 1-25 was just an example. all the fees have been increased :-/

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-25-2008 12:40 Edit Quote

Ah ok, so they are just trying to make more money then

argo navis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Switzerland
Insane since: Jul 2007

IP logged posted posted 02-25-2008 13:00 Edit Quote

This is one of the reasons why I don't Ebay, and do not do similar things in real world.
Instead, with a simple add, for a smaller fee or none I can sell my stuff directly.

I think the Ebay guys are on an ego trip : considering the fun factor there is the "bidding" part of it,
which they know, they capitalize on that.

I love common sense and users who question malpractices - I love fair business, so sorry
Ebay, thanks. But no, thanks.

(Edited by argo navis on 02-25-2008 13:00)

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 02-25-2008 14:47 Edit Quote

As someone who only ever uses eBay to buy things, I can imagine the only difference it will make to me is a hike in delivery charges to cover the extra charges from eBay. I base this assumption on the fact that a large number of eBayers already undercharge on item prices, then cover themselves with a hefty delivery price (eg- memory stick for 2.99, delivery 19.99).

In fact, is it this very practice which has given the eBay Bigwigs cause to up their fees? Something to ponder...



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