Last year when ebay raised their store fees; they said they were doing this to attract more auctions. Now Ebay is leaving all store fees alone, but raising fees for auctions priced from $1.00 up to the $9.99 level? Does this make sense if you want more auctions??? So the obvious move to counter the fee hike for sellers is to do less auctions and to raise their shipping and handling charges. As an 8 year power seller; thats what I'll be doing. I'll make more by raising s & h and hardly do auctions anymore anyway;; just use the store for the most part~Ebay remains a sideways/downward stock to buy
Finally figured it out, huh? LOL! But you still want what you want despite the fact that it is useless? With this kind of genius thinking, I don't know how they have existed without your input. I'll be sure to recommend you for vice president in charge of anti-"snipping".
The fact of the matter is that the maturation of the ebay business plan has caused a slowing in growth, which is why they have become aggressive overseas, and like the government they want us to cover those costs. You don't need a Harvard business degree to know that a captured market allows you to dictate terms, and the obvious arrogance of the executive management (not unlike gm, ford, and chrysler back in the seventies) whose best domestic business plan is to raise prices which at the very least protects there own golden parachutes that are normally stock option heavy. And like the domestic auto makers vs toyota, their arrogance is going to open the door for an upstart auction site as the public is already fed up with their endless price hikes. that time may be ripe, if an new auction company can capture something like a bonds breaking home run ball auction, the free press would catapult them into a major player. the difference between the automakers and ebay is that the web would make it easy for ebay to lose substantial customer base literally overnight
I've read it. You may not be new, but you always sound brand new and pretty inexperienced to me, both in the way you run your business and understand how eBay works. Clearly extended auctions would require bidders to be in attendance at the end since proxy bidding would be finished. If you are talking about sniping services, eBay does not offer one. They may offer timed bidding at some point, but that would not work either unless you knew what time the auction would end. An outside sniping service attempting to offer the service would likely have to be blocked since it would require a drain on eBay's bandwidth to constantly check incoming bids on each auction.
Supersniper does what he does for the fun of it. No charge. It is a pity you didn't gain any actual insight. At the very least you might have learned the word is sniping, not snipping.
I appear to be wasting my breath as well, so I'll bring it to a close.
Every buyer is a sniper..... just some use a sniper program, just like any real auction real big time buyers wait just before the final gravel hits its mark to say sold to bid their last bid..... I do like using the max bid route when it is an item I really want for myself, then I say I am willing to pay X dollars for the item and if someone else wants it good luck meeting my price... and yes I do find this way your open to some shilling but in all honesty if thats what I'm willing to pay because to me it's what I value it at.... I'm a happy camper winning it.
I would of paid that much if they had a buy it now on it it anyhow.
Now extended auctions, I don't really care for them, but if ebay can make some extra cash that would make it worthwhile for the business, then why not go for it. Not something I would pay for on a listing... then again I wouldn't bid over my max on an extended listing either.
I don't see why they "should" do anything they don't feel is in their best interest.
I'm sure they won't mind if you want to start your own auction site with the formats you find preferable. In the meantime, several other auction sites offer exactly what you are asking for. Admittedly, with few bidders. :) I had a chat about this one day with the folks who make these decisions at Overstock. Apparently, they didn't see the light.
i've been on ebay for 6 years. was a powerseller for a while.
i'm winding down on ebay now, as many i've exchanged thoughts with.
it's time has past and they've lost their focus.
a community of users which used to sing ebay's praises now has many which despise it.
when management loses its focus, raising fees can seem a quick way to boost earnings . . . but any bump will be fleeting, guaranteed.
Ebay sellers should pay the fees or get the hell off the site. They should pay the fees with a smile and ask that they go higher. Many decided to get the hell off the site instead. Good riddens!