Why Are Ebay's Top Brass Any Bette...

Why Are Ebay's Top Brass Any Better Than Leona Helmsley or Martha Stewart?

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LegalAspects

United States

#1 Sep 30, 2013
If the top ruling corporate elite at ebay- the CEO and his cronies- were held to the same standard of white collar crime that Leona Helmsley and Martha Stewart were held to, the results might be interesting...
Perhaps

United States

#2 Oct 2, 2013
Maybe
NetWatch

United States

#3 Nov 21, 2013
Ebay's future financial strength lies in PayPal and in having gone global (the dreaded GSP). Like most big corporations, ebay maintains a massive propaganda campaign of "polished PR activities" and reputation management. For numerous reasons, mainstream media isn't bothering to investigate ebay much beyond the surface of whatever press releases ebay gives them or whatever spin some ebay top brass puts out in a speech. It has been said that most ebay buyers are apathetic towards the plight of sellers. That may be the case. HOWEVER, i do not believe the purges and numerous other egregious actions by ebay can continue to go on indefinitely unnoticed. Somewhere in the thousands of people purged is someone who is an attorney or has a friend who is. Somewhere in the thousands is someone who has a friend who is an investigative reporter at a newspaper or TV station. Somewhere in the thousands are a small group of intelligent articulate people who won't just take it sitting down, they will in fact call attorney generals offices in the states wherein they reside, they will in fact call the FTC, they will in fact call the SEC, they will in fact- and many already have been- engage in blogging across the internet about what ebay is doing. Ebay is not invincible. The right combination of interested or authorized regulatory authorities just hasn't come together yet with the facts of what is going at ebay. Nixon managed to forestall the Watergate scandal over a two-year period but it gradually unfolded- slowly at first and then it gained incredible momentum. And that's the U.S. government at the Presidential level. I cannot believe that ebay is more powerful than that.
Analyst

United States

#4 Dec 1, 2013
NetWatch wrote:
Ebay's future financial strength lies in PayPal and in having gone global (the dreaded GSP). Like most big corporations, ebay maintains a massive propaganda campaign of "polished PR activities" and reputation management. For numerous reasons, mainstream media isn't bothering to investigate ebay much beyond the surface of whatever press releases ebay gives them or whatever spin some ebay top brass puts out in a speech. It has been said that most ebay buyers are apathetic towards the plight of sellers. That may be the case. HOWEVER, i do not believe the purges and numerous other egregious actions by ebay can continue to go on indefinitely unnoticed. Somewhere in the thousands of people purged is someone who is an attorney or has a friend who is. Somewhere in the thousands is someone who has a friend who is an investigative reporter at a newspaper or TV station. Somewhere in the thousands are a small group of intelligent articulate people who won't just take it sitting down, they will in fact call attorney generals offices in the states wherein they reside, they will in fact call the FTC, they will in fact call the SEC, they will in fact- and many already have been- engage in blogging across the internet about what ebay is doing. Ebay is not invincible. The right combination of interested or authorized regulatory authorities just hasn't come together yet with the facts of what is going at ebay. Nixon managed to forestall the Watergate scandal over a two-year period but it gradually unfolded- slowly at first and then it gained incredible momentum. And that's the U.S. government at the Presidential level. I cannot believe that ebay is more powerful than that.
A few days ago ebay stock dropped to a 52-week low of $48.
LegalAspects

Lake Jackson, TX

#5 Dec 4, 2013
Bernie Madoff got away with a lot for a very long time. Ebay's clever corporate attorneys have so far kept one step ahead.
OnlineSales

United States

#6 Dec 16, 2013
Ebay just canned the brilliant guy who created the Cassini search debacle. See the story on EcommerceBytes.com
BadPress

United States

#7 Dec 20, 2013
Between the numerous class action lawsuits this year against ebay and the federal investigation of ebay's Bill Me Later, justice is slowly starting to knock at ebay's door...
not sure

Chesterfield, MA

#8 Dec 21, 2013
nope

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