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Posts: 407
Registered: ‎12-10-2004

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to nateowens1

nateowens1 wrote:
Just like when Google took out Yahoo

Google did not take down Yahoo, it is still going strong, I use it daily.  I do share your concern, though, eBay traffic is down, and it is down big-time, and has been for the better part of this year now.  Once in a while I'll get a day or two that it's like the heavens have opened up and it's like old times again, have a quick burst of several sales, and then BOOM, back to slow as molasses. 

Community Member
Posts: 385
Registered: ‎07-31-2015

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to nateowens1
You have 100% positive feedback because sellers can't give negs or neutrals. It's not an achievement. And I'm willing to bet that the feedback you've given out is quite revealing.
Community Member
Posts: 1,943
Registered: ‎10-19-2014

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to chamber73

@chamber73

 

We can't look at your account, your feedback is set to "private" ...

 

Nobody here works at eBay, we are all just users just like you.

 

And 99.9% of the time, eBay sides with the buyer.

 

You said earlier that you told the seller that you were going to give them a negative ... how exactly did you word that??

 

It doesn't matter about any of the other stuff that you are talking about.

 

 


Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown out.

PostingID

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎11-17-2004

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to nateowens1
eBay is a huge conglomerate mess. They hire lazy people who won't spend five minutes looking into an account. They make their decisions based on who calls in and complains first. It's very much true. They lost out on a at least $5000 a year from me. Stupid move. At least they have another seller who sells .99 cent DVDs. Small gain, huge loss.
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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎11-17-2004

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to nateowens1
Yeah I have reluctant to switch to Amazon because they don't provide pictures of items but I'm done with EBay. If you would have seen the email this person sent me you would have flipped your lid. After the cat urine order, the seller promised me a shipping discount on the next order, I was already bidding on a second order when i received first batch of cat urine tapes. So I nicely accepted that idea. Plus, I left her positive feedback right away for the tapes that were ok. I received nothing from her. I didn't leave her any negative feedback. Before I completed bidding for the second order I asked her about 3 of the 20 tapes I purchased and she blatantly lied about them. They arrived exactly opposite of what she said. I proceeded to ask her for a refund and she flipped out and sent me a long threatening email. That's when I left negative feedback. My right. Seller had also promised me a bonus tape for my troubles and sent me a tape with the cover torn in half. Garbage. A visual of a trailer park with toothless Billy Bobs formed in my mind. Feedback extortion? Stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Did you know there is a video on YouTube telling people how to lie and claim extortion even when it's legit feedback? Check it out. It's some greasy loser basically telling other losers how to beat your feedback system. I believe in common sense. If I work at EBay, the first thing is do to resolve a case like this is look at the buyers feedback he leaves for others and also feedback he receives. You instead went with a dead beat seller with a 69 feedback rating that leaves no feedback for buyers and also waits 10 days before she ships out her items. I asked her why so long to get my items and she said " Sorry I was at work". That shouldn't be my problem. If you can't handle selling, don't do it. Look at my account and see how many items I purchased in a year. Over 500. Amazon will take me longer but I'm willing it's fine. eBay has its own problems. Soon, I'm sure they will change their policies back to taking care if the buyer and seller last.
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Registered: ‎10-19-2014

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to chamber73

@chamber73

 

1st. All buyer only accounts have 100% positive feedback. Sellers have not been able to leave anything but a green donut for a buyer since 2008.

 

2nd. If you told your seller that  "I'm going to neg you if xxxxx" then that is the very definition of feedback extortion.

 

That is one of the easiest negatives to get removed.

 

If you have a problem with a seller ... Never mention feedback or stars in your communication. Be polite and just say, "I am unhappy with this and want to return it."

 

If the item is not as described, and the seller is not cooperative, you open a case.

 

Feedback should be the LAST thing you do, and it should be based on the whole transaction, including a sellers response to a problem.

 

Feedback is NOT communication and should not be used as a weapon to make a seller give anything not mentioned in the listing (freee or discounted shipping, partial refund, etc).

 

 


Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown out.

PostingID

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎11-17-2004

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to nateowens1
Did you know there is a guy on YouTube that is an EBay member and he is telling you how to lie and get you're feedback removed by saying the buyer exhorted you. I found out today after I received some VHS tapes with cat urine on them and EBay removed my negative feedback for customer because I told her I was going to leave her negative feedback. They don't use common sense anymore. Didn't look how I always leave positive feedback for my sellers and how I have 100% feedback because my sellers ways leave me great feedback. They believed a loser trailer park trash with 69 transaction history against my 970 positives with no negatives. Common sense? Maybe the old EBay.
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Posts: 9,447
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to komokwa

Nobody does it better!

 

 

                                     



How much better life would be, if a liar's pants really did catch fire!  winking fire flame photo: smile flame smiley_fire.gif

Community Member
Posts: 6,088
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to komokwa

dONT tOuCH my BonE !!!!!

 

 

SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH !!!!!!!

 

SK



Who will save the river valley , that's my drinking water.! "Moxy Fruvous"
Community Member
Posts: 6,088
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to komokwa

like a dog with a bone.......



Who will save the river valley , that's my drinking water.! "Moxy Fruvous"
Community Member
Posts: 6,088
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to zenstudio

try sending them a private message......

 

expecting an answer here from a 6 month old post..from a member who only posted one time  .is....well....................

 

It's never gonna happen !



Who will save the river valley , that's my drinking water.! "Moxy Fruvous"
Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-20-2008

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to maindames

may i know what online store do you sell now? thanks


maindames wrote:

eBay was once a great site for individual entrepreneurs to become financially stable and earn a living in this awful economy, and at the same time provide a buyer somewhere to shop for some of the best deals on unique hard to find items or anything they could think of.

Now If you look closely smaller or non corporate online stores/shops/individuals are getting snuffed out by the thousands everyday, while huge corporations are now taking over like walmart, autozone, gnc, bed bath & beyond, radio shack, best buy, etc... 

The Chinese are not exactly safe from these indefinite selling restrictions either as ebay is booting them off just as fast, but there is so many more of them that you'll still see a few here and few there for the next year. 

 

eBay led the public to believe that this was a dream place to build a career. Only now it's ruined many lives by stripping away financial income from families that have been indefinitely restricted after being loyal to this famous auction site, which has turned into a viscous monster circle of Internet internal fraud activity with conflicts of interest, and anti trust with owning Paypal. Let's not forget the fee's that have become outrageous. 

 

Let's face it, with NO SELLER, there is NO BUYER, and with that said NO BUSINESS. Many of the best sellers have already moved to other areas online. Bon anza, Web store, Est y, Am a zon, etc..   

 

eBay sadly is cutting their own nose off, and they won't see the negative impact they bestowed on themselves for a little while yet.

It's inevitable that this is the beginning of the end for the growing unpopularity of ebay, but on the bright side will be a huge gain for other online  selling sites without all the B.S. 

 

I've personally made the move to some other sites and honestly have made way more sales and doing amazingly better than I ever did on eBay. So thank you Feebay for indefinitely restricting my family's accounts as my business is now booming better than ever without your encouragement of buyers scamming sellers like us and ripping us off with your crazy fee's. ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐


 

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Posts: 231
Registered: ‎05-04-2013

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

[ Edited ]
in reply to nateowens1

I have heard all of this almost since I found eBay nearly two decades ago. What I don't get is why WS has languished with their clean layout  and full featured setup. But, surprise, brand recognition triumphs over absolutely everything else.

Community Member
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎04-21-2006

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to siegtrmpt

It's too bad but it makes sense for them NOT to cater to the needs of sellers like me. Ebay always been nothing but a part-time hobby for me and back in the day, it was perfect for selling my way.

 

I like buying and selling vintage and Ebay used to be the perfect venue to sell from...not so much anymore.Like a yardsale, people want your stuff for nothing.It just doesn't pay most of the time to go through the steps to list not to sell or just to make a few bucks  on it.

 

I'm not complaining...as they say, it' is what it is now

 

Community Member
Posts: 6,088
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to gbartlett1_2013

u just responded to a post from May 2011........



Who will save the river valley , that's my drinking water.! "Moxy Fruvous"
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-30-2014

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to the_lurker
NEVER
Community Member
Posts: 949
Registered: ‎11-13-2007

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to nateowens1

What is Happening to Ebay??

 

It has gotten old and moldy and stale. 

old and moldy and stale

 

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Posts: 6,704
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to bronx-dog

bronx-dog wrote:

 

 


nateowens wrote on April 21, 2013:

 

ebay is done


they will be gone by this time next year


 

 


See ya next year... :^O


Well, the year has passed.

Guess what??? We're still here.

See ya in another year.

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-13-2013

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to nateowens1

eBay was once a great site for individual entrepreneurs to become financially stable and earn a living in this awful economy, and at the same time provide a buyer somewhere to shop for some of the best deals on unique hard to find items or anything they could think of.

Now If you look closely smaller or non corporate online stores/shops/individuals are getting snuffed out by the thousands everyday, while huge corporations are now taking over like walmart, autozone, gnc, bed bath & beyond, radio shack, best buy, etc... 

The Chinese are not exactly safe from these indefinite selling restrictions either as ebay is booting them off just as fast, but there is so many more of them that you'll still see a few here and few there for the next year. 

 

eBay led the public to believe that this was a dream place to build a career. Only now it's ruined many lives by stripping away financial income from families that have been indefinitely restricted after being loyal to this famous auction site, which has turned into a viscous monster circle of Internet internal fraud activity with conflicts of interest, and anti trust with owning Paypal. Let's not forget the fee's that have become outrageous. 

 

Let's face it, with NO SELLER, there is NO BUYER, and with that said NO BUSINESS. Many of the best sellers have already moved to other areas online. Bon anza, Web store, Est y, Am a zon, etc..   

 

eBay sadly is cutting their own nose off, and they won't see the negative impact they bestowed on themselves for a little while yet.

It's inevitable that this is the beginning of the end for the growing unpopularity of ebay, but on the bright side will be a huge gain for other online  selling sites without all the B.S. 

 

I've personally made the move to some other sites and honestly have made way more sales and doing amazingly better than I ever did on eBay. So thank you Feebay for indefinitely restricting my family's accounts as my business is now booming better than ever without your encouragement of buyers scamming sellers like us and ripping us off with your crazy fee's. ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐

Community Member
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎11-04-2009

Re: What is Happening to Ebay??

in reply to bronzbax

Thats why other venues will eventually grow,its inevitable.Sellers are being purged at an alarming rate bc ebay doesnt need them.ebay is looking at the business end  of it meaning their shareholders.Big companies are the driving force (CHINA) behind their machine.They will tolerate us but the noose is short and our exposure is limited