Another reason you're blinded by John Donahoe. In the down economy, it should have been eBay kicking the #$%$ out of everyone via second hand and used goods. But that idiot kept pushing for new items via big box store sellers, and here we are.
You're not kiddin. John Donahoe killed this once great company and venue. And anyone who thinks Devin Wenig is anything but the second coming of John Donahoe, is clueless. They are cut from the same cloth.
That's the whole point - eBay wants people to steer people to subscribe to a Store. But most don't want a store. Once again, eBay is going against customer wishes and putting themselves first.
If you've noticed, lots of favorable articles from various investor sites about eBay and Paypal lately. Upon further investigation, comment fields are missing from the end of the articles; can't leave comments.
Truth be told, most watchers are sellers. But as an occasional buyer there, I place items on watch lists, so I don't have to hunt for them later.
Back when the announcement of the split happened, I said that it was the "mother of all pumps". I was wrong. THIS is the mother of all pumps. Tread lightly, bag holders.
To people like them, there are no losses on eBay. It's all lollipops and rainbows! Weekly, they like to chant "thank you sir, my I please have another".