I never would post anything on ebay because of the listing fee. If I list something and it didn't sell, I'd still have to pay "listing" fee. Now that they allow a person to post 50 items for free a month, I've started listing things, and have sold $1,500.00+ in items in last 3 months. If they did not start the free listings, I would have never have listed the items. I am sure I am not the only one.
eBay needs to advertise this, and extend it to 100 free items a month. They will not get the $.30 listing fee, but they will get the commission from the items that sell.
Because I think more people will start to post things, because of the free 50 items a month, I bought into ebay stock, as I think this will start to show in earnings in coming quarter.
Yes! I AM in total and complete control here, and you said you were moving on John Osborne! It's obvious to all that what I say matters, and causes you to roil in daily anger, and it's obvious to all that you post drunk, although your usual screeds are that illiterate. It's obvious to all your fake sullied has nothing to ever say, and no one listens. We know you're just another John Osborne ID because no man would fight such a childishly long lost board war. But we see it consumes you. Ashes to ashes. Now go Johnie go go go liar. LOL!
Hey my free speech poster child! Are you using your free speech today to remind people that John lied about leaving and another of their free speech public melts has pushed ebay over its precarious little edge again? And also using your free speech simply because the illiterates can't handle it, and the futility of their pansy responses someday may cure them? Because Mister you would be wrong I say! Wrong!
"eBay booked revenue and non-GAAP earnings-per-share growth of 14% and 17%, respectively, in the third quarter. And, it generated more than $1 billion in free cash flow, up 28% year over year.
In particular, PayPal continued to be a major source of strength for eBay. It's clear that PayPal is eBay's best asset, and will have to carry some weight if eBay is to have a strong fourth-quarter. Key metrics showed PayPal's strength in the third quarter, so there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Revenue increased 19%, total payment volume grew 25%, and the service ended the third quarter with 5 million additional active accounts."
Nightclubs have drink specials and promotions to get girls in the door. They need to try to get girls there. They don't need to try to get guys there. Guys will always go places where there are a lot of girls. Same with Ebay (and any other business). They need to try to get buyers. They don't need to try to get sellers. Sellers will always be where there are buyers. It makes good business sense to treat the buyers wonderful. Even too wonderful in some cases because it is so important to keep buyers happy. Remember that saying "the customer is always right"? Take a moment and think about why that saying was created.
I don't want to be rude if you are a seller but I would like to be blunt. Ebay will always treat the buyers better and take their side because it makes good business sense. A buyer needs to have confidence, reassurances and guarantees to buy something they cant put their hands on first. They want to know Ebay is on their side. And because 99% of buyers are normal people looking for real goods and not scam artists, there will always be sellers trying to make money off them.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Treating buyers well is one thing. Treating buyers well, while at the same time, treating sellers like garbage, is completely another thing. Ask almost any seller, and they will tell you. While your nightclub analogy makes sense, you're also assuming that every woman that goes to the club will be sweet, gracious, and nice. Furthermore, if that same club only treated the women nice, but treated the men poorly (the ones spending the money ie the sellers in this scenario), how long do you think the men will continue to patronize that place, regardless of the T+A walking around there?
I guess it's too obvious who the problem was on this board, and I think it obvious they were making up IDs and posts to fight with. Sad. Hey my free speech poster children, do you think the public does not clearly see you were the problem when you don't feel the free speech need, nay the obsession, to daily misuse your free speech by posting your always sullied screeds? Because Missy girls, you would be wrong. Wrong I say.
the price target range is $55 to $75 with a median price of $63. The average rating tilts to "buy". So...why is it trading at sub-$52? Sales are smoking last year's numbers.
Guess you can't argue with the market. It is what it is. Maybe we'll hit $63 near year.
It appears I should introduce you to some of my colleagues who are therapists.
I am sure they will say you are projecting your inadequacies onto others, as usual!
Hope this helps. :-^)
Hey my free speech poster child fake professor, are you using your free speech today to show publicly that I squeezed a baby melt out of your inadequate mind of a child, and that you have the free speech right, nay the compulsion, to pretend that someone, besides you, is projecting? You think we wouldn't laugh when you call your interventionists "colleagues"? Because Missy, you would be wrong I say! Wrong! Remember you claimed you were going to go away John Osborne z50com... remember? You can't see the board is better off without you? Why can everyone else see it?
As the proclaimed owner of this board I approve of your beancounting boot in gaping gape style Flyktning. This board has been obviously less sullied the last several days. LOL!
NOpe..selling for 13 years and I just took big chunk of my stuff to a local auction and actually did better overall with 0 hassle.. and i'll be using that avenue alot more.. no one is trolling ebay anymore to buy stuff.. your guy killed it with fix price BS
Great to see you again .How are you feeling this fine crisp morning 9 degrees here .burrrr .Grandson's hockey team will play in PITT next weekend you see they have a safe trip up there ok They were in a showcase in Chitown couple weeks back I thought about your Grand kids when we were there thinking that they might be in the building ? Xmas is in full boom .Me an ladders don't go well together I missed a step ! That is going to leave a mark lol .Stay Well old man !!! Your friend Ray .
I'm so busy making money on other booming stocks I almost forgot I had this very profitable and predictable short making money over here! Merry Christmas (early) to the ebay shorts. I bare no ill will toward the long investors, most of which are shoved into ebay by their 401 analysts, and fail to research this travesty on their own, but it's becoming painfully obvious that ebay's future purported growth is simply in the rear view mirror.
Yes, this board is much better. Thanks for your hard work. PS: Do you get Ian's reports from the front? Email me if you want it. Meanwhile, "now is the winter of our ebay discontent... made glorious by shorting profit"!