Thursday, August 21, 2008

If its not broke, don't fix it!

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The new policy changes to go into effect this fall will undoubtedly be the death knoll for eBay. Here is what the new policy states:

Seller Update: Overview
We're taking steps to give sellers the most dynamic marketplace on the Internet with reduced upfront cost and more sales through great exposure for your listings and a more consistent buyer experience.
  1. Reduced upfront fees for Fixed Price: List multi-quantity items up to 30 days for one low fee
    We're dramatically reducing the upfront cost to list an item at fixed price on eBay.
  2. A more consistent buyer experience to drive more sales
    Sellers will enjoy the benefit of millions of confident buyers as we make the following changes:

  3. More relevant search results to drive more sales
    We're optimizing Best Match to surface the inventory most relevant to each buyer and show the best of Auction-style and Fixed Price.
See Best Practices and the Seller Checklist for more information about how these important changes affect you. You're also invited to participate in—or view the archives of—one of several webinars August 20-26.

Checks and Money Orders No longer allowed!

This means only Paypal or Merchant account will be allowed.

They have become a bank in and of themselves. Remember they don't have a product...they are just a venue. A seller no longer has any say in the form of money he will except for HIS widget. It is arrogant and pathetic. I for one won't be selling anything (on greedbay) when this policy takes effect.

Oh Yeah...I won't be buying anything either:)

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