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gewizmeto 4 posts  |  Last Activity: May 9, 2014 7:18 PM Member since: Sep 18, 2003
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  • Yes eBay is feeling the pinch.......Another wave of quality product sellers will be leaving this month after eBay jacks up its listing fees in some of its biggest categories such as collectibles and antiques. Of course, this is nothing new to eBay sellers. This has been going on for more than 10 years now. If you have been a loyal shopper on eBay in the categories mentioned, you no doubt have noticed all the nice vintage items that you use to see are no longer. Their are still some in stores, but not in auctions. The selection has moved to more seller friendly sites. The many dealers that sell quality have left over the years because of eBay's price gouging and terrible service........about the only thing that has not changed is the number of merchants that leave and go else where. When Paypals competition starts to kick in it will really be felt on the bottom line......and that is coming soon!

  • gewizmeto gewizmeto May 6, 2014 4:17 PM Flag

    Mr. Emperor,
    It is more than half true. ( a few selected catagories) give me a break. It happens to be 14....did you count them? That is more than a few! They include some of the largest categories. Antiques, collectibles and art. How much do they pay you to post up here.....just a few......LOL

  • gewizmeto gewizmeto May 6, 2014 2:53 PM Flag

    They will most likely buy stock back so they can issue more stock options to the board of directors. Don't expect to see a dividend paid to stock holders......they don't want to share the profits with you. They don't need you, it is the Donahoe mantra.
    Just got a email from eBay today saying as of may 15th you cannot list for free anymore. You either have to open a store.....for a monthly fee or send your items to auction to get the free listings, otherwise they are going to charge 30 cents for each listing. Donahoe and the directors are looking for more of your they can keep issuing guessed it? Stock options!
    I am sure they are hoping people will open stores. This would most likely generate the most money....they make whether you sell or not. I sure this will drive away more people away from selling on eBay.

  • gewizmeto gewizmeto Apr 25, 2014 10:55 AM Flag

    In my opinion ebay would not make it as a start up today. They are just milking what is left of auctions while the company transitions into other areas. Paypal is where they are headed profit wise. Stores and big box sellers are where they are going......more like Amazon. They do not want the headaches of auctions.....for that matter no one does....Auctions requires personnel to answer phones and solve problems.....they want it as computerized as possible. All the good sellers that I have come to known over the years, have left ebay and started their own sites or found another host.
    Ebay still has a large search and client base. You need to play the game....use ebay to find buyers and send them to your site off of ebay. When they see the prices on your site compared to your site on ebay.....they will gladly buy from you. This is how you deal with Ebay......screw em! at every chance you get......because Donahoe's biz. model is out to #$%$ out of every penny he can. He also treats stockholders the same way.....they issue the board of directors stock options......that is where all the dividend monies don't expect to see this company paying a dividend anytime soon.
    Will see how long this post is on before it gets deleted!

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