Ebay Blocks 15,000 Sellers From Listing

Ebay Blocks 15,000 Sellers From Listing

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Paris, TX

#1 Aug 8, 2013
In ebay's lastest "purge" earlier this week, 15,000 sellers (mostly small good sellers ebay considers "marginal") got the axe. This could prove to be a publicity nightmare for ebay because each of these 15,000 have friends and family who will hear about the bad treatment they received from ebay. Can't see how this could help ebay stock value in any way either.

United States

#2 Aug 8, 2013
Ebay may be opening Pandora's box. I doubt the ebay corporation's internal machinations would hold up very well under SEC or FTC scrutiny.

United States

#3 Aug 9, 2013
There are some very strange things going on at ebay. This is obvious from reading the discussion boards there on ebay and various blogs and ecommerce news sites on the internet.

United States

#4 Aug 9, 2013
Something's definitely going on at ebay, and it's not good.
oprah a sloppy hoe

Sunbury, PA

#5 Aug 9, 2013
cheap dvds from korea on ebay are the best.

amazon is pulling all this crappola, after buying the washington post.

United States

#7 Aug 26, 2013
Ina Steiner at EcommerceBytes.com has two new very good- and scary- articles: Ebay Eliminates Policy Compliance Feature On Seller Dashboard and Ebay Removes Transparency As It Cracks Down on Sellers.

United States

#8 Aug 28, 2013
eBay ran a "damage control" press release which SUBDUED and SUPPRESSED main stream media coverage of the purge of 15,000 sellers on 8/6/13.
ConcernedOnlineS eller

United States

#9 Sep 4, 2013
Let's see. In the past month alone, Ebay purged 15,000 sellers, removed the policy compliance thing from sellers' dashboards, admitted to a DSR problem that's been going on for quite some time involving the automatic (or not so) five-star DSRs, did I leave anything out?

United States

#10 Sep 24, 2013
Ebay Must Defend PayPal Monopoly Class Action Lawsuit
By Matt O'Donnell

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging eBay monopolized the market for payment systems used in online auctions.
The eBay antitrust class action lawsuit claims the auction site raised fees and shut out payment-system competitors after acquiring PayPal in 2002, and then forced sellers to use PayPal by making it the only viable option. As a result, sellers had no choice but to pay fees to eBay both for listing and selling their products and for using PayPal, the class action lawsuit says. If sellers use a payment method other than PayPal, eBay removes their listing.
The class tied the monopolization claims to the continued modification of eBay’s accepted payment policy, which prohibited payments through Google Checkout in 2006, doubled PayPal Buyer Protection in 2007 (which allegedly eliminated buyer protection for non-PayPal transactions), and required sellers to accept electronic payments in 2008.
eBay moved to dismiss the claims that the alleged tying between eBay and PayPal harmed competitors, but U.S. District Judge James White denied their motion last week.
Judge White ruled that the alleged tying arrangements could have had a significant effect on commerce, and the Plaintiffs’ facts “cross the line from possible to plausible.”
Judge White also denied eBay’s motion to strike paragraphs about its acquisition of PayPal in 2002 and of VeriSign in 2005.
The class action lawsuit claims the disputed paragraphs "demonstrate the historical progression of the eBay/PayPal business empire, a necessity for later proofs."
"Although Plaintiffs do not explain what these later proofs might be, on this record, the Court cannot say that the allegations have no possible bearing on the issues in this litigation," Judge White wrote.
The eBay PayPal Monopoly Class Action Lawsuit case is Charlotte Smith, et al. v. eBay Corporation, et al., Case No. 10-cv-03825 JSW, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

United States

#11 Sep 30, 2013
From a post on EcommerceBytes.com blog by Massachusets Howler: "EVERYBODY needs to file a FORMAL COMPLAINT at FTC.gov .
Also folks need to contact their specific states Banking regulators and tell them that PP is HOLDING FUNDS but they only hold a money TRANSMITTERS license- they have NO RIGHT to HOLD your funds.
Call the FTC, contact your legislators, file a quick complaint with the FTC, it takes 5 minutes and THEY DO NOT SHARE YOUR NAME OR INFO with ebay- SO NO WORRY.
The FTC says they look for PATTERNS OF ABUSE and we certainly have a helluva pattern here, so lets INFORM THEM.
Somebody had a list of all the states banking regulators and their phone and email addresses, CAN SOMEBODY KINDLY re-post that list.
Take 5 minutes folks and do it folks as we are all in this TOGETHER.
Great posting on the stock and business stories- get that Motley Fool as he is the WORST SHILL FOR EBAY on the entire net.
If ebay is holding a lot of your funds and you are not worried about selling on ebay anymore file with the BBB in Cali and usually this frees up YOUR $$. There are ebay plants at Cali BBB but it still seems to work to get funds released but the BBB route gives ebay your identity, so it is a last resort when you are DONE with ebay.
Mass Howler
FTC.GOV - report NOW."

United States

#12 Oct 5, 2013
Ebay's tactics towards small sellers: In 2008 John Donahoe (CEO) made it clear he wanted to move away from a flea market operation to brand name big box retailers. With numerous policies that were enacted to eliminate small sellers (chief among these the flawed DSR system) he has been succeeding with a vengeance. 1) The DSR system adversely impacts small sellers more swiftly and egregiously then it does the favored big box and high volume retailers. 2) 15,000 small sellers were axed by ebay on August 6, 2013. 3) The automatic five-star DSR glitch/malfunction that ebay has admitted not fixing was responsible for at least some those purged getting purged because many were only out of compliance by one DSR star 3) The elimination of the policy compliance feature on the seller dashboard. If anybody thinks that was not purposefully done to hurt small sellers, I have some acreage on the moon I will sell you 4) ebay's latest user agreement update that goes into effect October 26 granting itself permission to hide sellers' listings. The majority of sellers on the ebay discussion boards think ebay has already been hiding sellers' listings 5) Ebay's numerous moves in past user agreement opt ins or opt outs to try to insulate or protect itself from class action lawsuits 6) this new managed returns issue (see new user agreement) 7) the fee hikes 8) the misuse/abuse of the DSR system to rob good decent sellers of TRS status and discounts they would get.

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