Ebay Exodus: Why Are Thousands of Sel...

Ebay Exodus: Why Are Thousands of Sellers Leaving Ebay?

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WebSales

United States

#1 Jun 1, 2013
A look at ebay Discussion Board threads on ebay, various blogs on Blogger, Twitter and ecommerce news sites all reveal horror stories of unhappy sellers leaving ebay because of bad policies that have adversely impacted their sales. Will this mass departure at ebay continue to gain momentum and snowball?
Chuggaboom

Austin, TX

#2 Jun 1, 2013
I used to sell on the site and was pretty much done clearing out my basement of what I wanted to get rid of.
It was not so bad until E Bay decided to force sellers to accept Pay Pal only, and of course pay those fees as well.
I was very happing collecting USPS money orders from my buyers but no, E Bay no longer allowed that or even cash with a local pick up.
That is mainly why I stopped but again, I was pretty much done anyways.
NetSeller

United States

#3 Jun 1, 2013
Chuggaboom wrote:
I used to sell on the site and was pretty much done clearing out my basement of what I wanted to get rid of.
It was not so bad until E Bay decided to force sellers to accept Pay Pal only, and of course pay those fees as well.
I was very happing collecting USPS money orders from my buyers but no, E Bay no longer allowed that or even cash with a local pick up.
That is mainly why I stopped but again, I was pretty much done anyways.
Guess what? Ebay now places holds of up to 21 days on sellers' Paypal accounts so even when someone buys something from you off ebay, you have to go ahead and ship it at your own expense, THEN wait up to 3 weeks for your money. Ridiculous!
FormerEbayMom

United States

#4 Jun 2, 2013
NetSeller wrote:
<quoted text> Guess what? Ebay now places holds of up to 21 days on sellers' Paypal accounts so even when someone buys something from you off ebay, you have to go ahead and ship it at your own expense, THEN wait up to 3 weeks for your money. Ridiculous!
That's one reason I got the hell out of there.

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Since: May 12

Hasta la flip flop, Baby !!

#5 Jun 8, 2013
interesting
OnlineSeller

United States

#6 Jun 9, 2013
An attorney wrote a very good article about how to combat the ebay 21-day holds on PayPal funds and posted it on one of the PayPal Discussion Boards. Here's the link: https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/How-to-us...
Spotlight

United States

#7 Jun 15, 2013
Ina Steiner on ecommercebytes.com has also written a number good articles about problems at ebay.
SenateProbe

United States

#8 Jun 17, 2013
Should there be a full scale Senate investigation into possible behind the scenes corporate numbers manipulations at ebay?
FormerEbayMom

United States

#9 Jun 20, 2013
I got so frustrated with ebay that I've gone back consignment shops and yard sales. I let the kiddos help out when I have a yard sale.
WorldMarket

United States

#10 Jun 22, 2013
Wonder how this new Global Shipping Program ebay started will work out for ebay sellers with Pitney-Bowes as the third party shipper? Surely ebay won't let sellers take hits for mistakes that Pitney-Bowes makes. or will they?
Jones

San Antonio, TX

#11 Jun 22, 2013
Here we go.
WebSeller

United States

#12 Jun 25, 2013
A major technical glitch started at ebay sometime this morning with the departure of LiveWorld.
Ecommerce

United States

#13 Jun 27, 2013
There is very definitely an effort by ebay to squeeze "the little guy" out and Donahoe has said as much, even calling mom & pops "noise" in a speech he made. A series of bad policies were put into place at ebay that are having the gradual overall result of eliminating the small sellers.
OnlineSeller

United States

#14 Jul 4, 2013
One of the things driving small sellers off ebay is the flawed DSR system. Low DSR ratings left by a buyer are rigged to disproportionately adversely impact small sellers much more severely and quickly than they do high volume sellers. Yet another way in which ebay is "weeding out" the mom & pops and the "little guy".
Analyst

United States

#15 Jul 5, 2013
And now with ebay China, thousands of Chinese sellers are flooding ebay with mass produced items at rock bottom prices, effectively undercutting American ebay sellers. Of course as long as they are making money, corporate ebay doesn't care.
WebSales

United States

#16 Jul 6, 2013
Google and you will find where the Department of Justice filed a class action lawsuit against ebay in November 2102.
WebSales

United States

#17 Jul 6, 2013
LOL, correction, make that 2012.
Economics

United States

#18 Jul 15, 2013
OnlineSeller wrote:
One of the things driving small sellers off ebay is the flawed DSR system. Low DSR ratings left by a buyer are rigged to disproportionately adversely impact small sellers much more severely and quickly than they do high volume sellers. Yet another way in which ebay is "weeding out" the mom & pops and the "little guy".
Ina Steiner on Ecommercebytes.com has written a number of good articles about this and other ebay problems.
WebSales

Paris, TX

#19 Aug 15, 2013
The most recent sellers to leave ebay didn't do so by choice. Ebay blocked 15,000 sellers from listing in their lastest "purge" last week. Suzanne Wells broke the news at www.examiner.com

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