I know some people will say eBay's efforts are to make the marketplace safer but the real truth is that eBay is a greed corporation hell bent on finding any bit of profit the can to impress shareholders.
Managed returns... Everyone knows that eBay will take profit from this. Numerous high level sellers have already stated eBay is charging sellers full cost+ for return postage and not the normal discount rate available online.
Global Shipping... Again, eBay takes another slice of the shipping costs and leaves the seller with an irate international buyer who is ticked they paid $22 shipping for something that actually costs $15.
DSR / Defect Rate... Not intended to make better sellers but intended to take away the TRS discount from hard working sellers who earned it.
Don't listen to the fools who sell 10-20 items per month and say "eBay works fine for me"
Did you ever read Dickens' Bleak House? The case of "Jarndyce v Jarndyce" mirrors the process that eBay's legal eagles are overly proficient at. In layman's terms, it would take a lot of time and money to prove eBay's TOS isn't leaglly binding. Of course, eBay's lawyers would file change of venue requests, etc to get the case heard by a judge who is in their pocket. How that works (getting a judge in your pocket) ... eBay spends millions on lobbyists to keep laws in their favor. Sometimes they pay into some "pet project" that maybe a judge or elected official has on their plate for their suppoters. Nothing happens directly, it all happens in back room deals, much like the one between Donahoe and Icahn.
I thought eBay had verbage in their TOS that disallowed class action and forced agreement to arbitration ? Pretty shady that any company would hold customers to such terms and I couldn't believe it was even legal.
Sorry to hear that. While I do get the occasional cyber shoplifter, returns have never really been a problem for me. It's mostly thieves abusing eBay's buyer protection to get a free item.
Thing is, some categories are worse than others. I know clothing and electronics are horrible categories to sell in. Comic books, trading cards and collectibles bought by children or mental midget adults are also ripe with fraud.
bwhahahahahahahah.... Sure, poverty, despair and endless board trolling in the endless spare time due to lack of business... Great business plan.
For someone calling herself "Dr Clarify" ~ Seems oxymoronic you neither "clarify" anything, nor seem to posess significant intelligence, writing skills, knowledge to qualify for a doctorate.
Hope this helps to clarify things Johnny...
You need to find some new material Skulky. You're beginning to sound like a bot. Same B*S* over and over again BUT ... You have never provided PROOF to your claims. Why is that ???
Amazing for a company that does not actually own any inventory of their own, is merely an over glorfied classified ad service ~ that they can be so generous with other people's inventory?
Could you imagine if the newspaper tried to apply these terms to their classifieds? or if the owner of strip mall tried to apply these terms to his merchant tenants?
Pretty sad considering that plus ...
1.) One mass hacking of customer database
2.) Two vulnerabilities found in Paypal
3.) Live Chat vulnerability discovered last week
Maybe if eBay spent more time and effort on security and less effort on defect rates, DSR's, managed returns, Global shipping nonsense, etc... eBay might stop sinking.
Are you kidding? Just search Twitter for "ebay down" or hashtag #ebaydown ... Right silly sully, all those people are wrong and you're right ???
That's the great thing about social media. Companies like eBay can no longer hide FACTS.
Hope this shot of reality stings.
The boycott has already started. Listings down by 13%. It was reported by CBS news this morning, so for the bean team who cry for "proof", just let your fingers do the typing at the big G !
Exactly..... sullyinma2014 has still never shown PROOF of skyrocketing sales despite repeated requests of PROOF from anyone else who says otherwise.
I didn't mean for you to explain otherwise, I meant it for sullyinma2014 who is always asking everybody to prove everything but ignores when anybody asks the same of her.
It's sickening already with all this nonsense. I sat for a hour this morning and wrote an app that pulls all my eBay listings every day and checks for dupes, if there is one, it sends a text message to my phone. Unfortunately most eBay sellers don't have the luxury of being a programmer.
Good thing is I have most of my loyal repeat buyers now using my website to purchase. Website sales are up, up, up and eBay provides an easy way to source new customers. Thanks to eBay as a marketing channel, my mailing list is over 3000 opted-in subscribers, 2000+ Facebook fans and just passed the 5K mark on Twitter.
Just remember, the way you can stick it to eBay and not leave money on the table is to turn buyers into customers away from eBay. Very easy to do...
When will it ever stop? Evidently, eBay's "Relist Three Times For Free" checkbox on the listing form is causing major turmoil. This week alone, I've received several "MC999 Duplicate Listing" policy violations that are from items being RELISTED TWICE BY EBAY'S AUTOMATED SYSTEM. It's all relisted items that I had nothing to do with except for the initial insertion.
All my items are unique, there's no way in the world I want duplicate listings as it will cause poblems with buyers who order an item that has already been sold.
Instead of eBay catching this at time of submission, they'd rather hammer a seller afterwards.
Worst of all, they DO NOT PROVIDE any type of tool to check for duplicate listings.
Trying to call eBay right now and system says 90 minute wait time and they've removed the call back option !!!!
Are you freaking serious?
Most sellers already know not to ship to BRIC countries (Brazil, Russian, India, China) for years now. Also, everyone knows, never ship to Italy, Israel, Greece, France, Spain, etc.... Nothing new here but it does present a challange to new sellers who are unaware of these issues.
I'm not actually seeing any rise or drop in sales, although overall, my sales on eBay defy any concept of logice and ALWAYS stay around the same numbers. For instance, over the last year I've added nearly 3500 new listing to my eBay inventory. Logic would dictate increased sales ~ but not on eBay. They stay flat. It's almost like there's some magic number and when I reach that either in # of sales or total sales, suddenly everything slows down. Very odd and if I believed in conspiracy theories, I might think eBay is limiting sales but why would they cut off their profits like that?