By: Ina Steiner
Mon Apr 20 2009 10:09:36
AuctionBytes looked at March traffic data for eBay and Amazon in today's Newsflash newsletter.
While eBay's numbers had declined year-over-year, Amazon.com's numbers had increased. I remembered that there was a correlation between fourth quarter 2008 traffic numbers and sales, so I took a look at eBay's first quarter 2009 traffic data.
Right on, InA!!!!
NEW eBay FACTS:
eBay will NEVER go under $10 a share,
here is why:
Some ebay facts:
ebay shares never have and never will drop below $10 a share.
ebay is a safe investment: It's the economy, stupid!
ebay is an internet giant, it will exist forever.
ebay has never and will never lose a lawsuit.
ebay controls the internet: it owns eBay, Paypal and Skype.
ebay values freedom of speech, due process and free and fair trade.
ebay seller fees have decreased.
the feedback system on ebay is fair and does not discriminate against sellers.
ebay hardly ever suspends sellers.
If a seller is suspended, they are automatically reinstated after 5 days (no more faxing documents needed).
ebay offers phone support to assist sellers and buyers.
Paypal does not hold sellers money for 30 days.
ebay values sellers, treats them with dignity, courtesy and respect.
selling on ebay is fun, easy and hassle-free.
I notice that most of the comments are posted by sellers. I am writing from a buyer's perspective; and I love ebay. Why? specifically because of all the complaints: With ebay I have a greater choice of items (and sellers) that I will ever get from some of the private online stores. That is because there will always be sellers willing to deal, unlike those "power sellers" that have posted on this blog. The best way to get anything free on ebay is to do the following: bid on an item, wait 5 days, file a claim against the ebay seller, leave negative feedback, provide a phoney paypal transaction number. The poor seller will be more than happy to now send you the merchandise FREE, since, in return, you promise you will agree on a MFW a mutual feedback withdrawal. A seller is helpless, as ebay suspends sellers, for as little as 3 negatives received, even, if they get 1000 positives in the same timeframe. ebay and paypal ALWAYS rule against sellers, so a buyer can do what they want. Once you receive the FREE merchandise, be nice enough to let ebay and paypal know you got it, and move on to the next seller on ebay you can con. My friends and I have used this approach often, and gotten great merchandise, psp, iphones, playstation games and more. Thanks ebay. Now, I read the feedbacks of sellers, whose items I ant to bid on. In leaving, I see the comments listed and am sympathetic with the sellers position, but I remind you that it is a consumer market and the buyers on ebay are your rulers.
The other eBay facts are:
Everything You Always Wanted Know About eBay But Were Afraid to Ask,
here it is!
If you search Google for
notice among the Paid ads on the right side in (adwords)
Ebay Scams available.
Ebay Scams. Bid now!
it's the mighty ebay advertising EBAY SCAMS paying Google
what a way to waste shareholders money
one screenshot worth a thousand words, MBA stupidity at it's best
Exactly year ago auctionbytes reported ebay's loss of traffic y/y
January 2008 : Down 10.54 percent year over year
February 2008 : Down 10.69 percent year over year
March 2008: Down 12.82 percent year over year
January 2008: Down 9.57 percent year over year
February 2008: Down 4.75 percent year over year
March: Down 6.31 percent year over year
The decline in page views has to be of concern to eBay - an almost 13 percent drop in page views in March from the previous year.
The erosion of ebay core business and traffic to the site is a long term disease, not something new.
Using data provided by Nielsen Online, I added the first three months of 2008 and compared them to 2009. eBay had a 5.8 percent decline in unique visitors in the first quarter 2009 compared to the same quarter last year, and its page views were down 25 percent (very similar to the declines in March alone).
eBay Marketplaces Show 18% YoY Decline in 2009
JD will keep whining that "..it's the economy..." when in fact it's precisely the opposite. These tough times are when folks shop for the cheapest prices on ESSENTIALS - they aren't making a day of it spending money they don't have - on plastic - at Kohl's, Target, etc. etc.
What has JD done to promote traffic? He's kicked sellers in the teeth and if they dare to try getting up he runs over 'em with the bus! When does the BoD wake from their stupor to do what's right?- fire this clown!
Thanks for the link to auctionbytes, reading on I see that
Another company eBay acquired (read waste of shareholders money) was purchased, neglected, destroyed in value, and quietly discarded by the incompetence of MBA suit monkey team