Why Are The Top Brass at Ebay Any Be...

Why Are The Top Brass at Ebay Any Better Than Leona Helmsley or Martha Stewart?

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United States

#1 Sep 30, 2013
If the same standards of white collar crime that were held to Leona Helmsley and Martha Stewart were held to ebay's corporate top brass, the results might be interesting...

United States

#2 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 as well as to restrict or suspend them.

Houston, TX

#3 Oct 30, 2013
From a traveling journal blog entry: "...Ah, darned if he does not report all or at least many of the concerns I had about eBay years ago. That they were taken over by corporate apes who would run the business into the ground bleeding it for every penny they could.
... the watchword is "eBaygate", but I say the regulatory agencies don't work right on big business. They turned a blind eye on Madoff, AIG, Enron, and they will not stop whatever eBay is up to. On a smaller level, events of the past few years at ebay confirmed what I knew in 2005: eBay will continue to squeeze small businesses out with niggling fees and excessive delays. eBAy is not the startup little guy any more. Any semblance that they are for the independent small businessman was sold out years ago. Look at what happened with Paypal."

United States

#4 Feb 3, 2014
There's a social media backlash against ebay. Come join Former Ebay Sellers group at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/formerebaysel...

Since: Nov 13

Sydney, Australia

#5 Feb 3, 2014
A valid observation ...

Shill bidding fraud by professional sellers on eBay "nominal-start" auctions is demonstrably endemic; bidders who bid early and often on such auctions will most likely be sellers' shills, and eBay Inc. is - also demonstrably - the greatest knowing and calculated facilitator of such massive fraud on consumers that the world is ever likely to know and, doubtless, there will be a trickle down effect of like criminal activity to other eBay operations ...

The ugly reality of eBay Inc.:
eBay's crooked auctions marketplace ... http://bit.ly/11F2eas
eBay Motors (UK sampling): Auction Fraud Galore ... http://bit.ly/I2gTEU
eBay Motors XSS Redirect Scam in Action: video ... http://bit.ly/1d46NvE
eBay's clunky, unscrupulous "PreyPal" ... http://bit.ly/UVXx53
The ongoing joke of eBay Inc.... http://bit.ly/YvxFEg
Fun quotes from the eBay executive suite ... http://bit.ly/12xvzyA
On Facebook ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/formerebaysel...

The only thing that surprises me about this greedy, lazy, utterly unscrupulous, criminal operation is that it has not yet summoned up the gall to further obscure the endemic shill bidding fraud by converting its auctions wholly to its devious, seller-selected, "private listing" format, or by changing bidding IDs to "Bidder 1", "Bidder 2", "Bidder 3", etc, as they initially were going to do/did when Donahoe first introduced the additional layer of anonymity for (shill) bidders in 2008, nor - surprisingly - have they yet ceased to publish the details of "completed" listings, a post-sale analysis of which, with some effort, can clearly demonstrate this endemic fraud and eBay's calculated facilitation thereof ...

And what does the "smart money" on Wall Street think about eBay? Well, in August 2007, when the "Pain From Bain", Johnny Ho, was already effectively in control of eBay, the share prices of both eBay and Amazon were ~$40; today, eBay is ~$50; Amazon is ~$400. Clearly, Wall Street considers eBay to be a "dog", and Johnny Ho to be a very poor dog handler ... Now, seriously, what more can be said, other than ...

eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking ...

One also has to wonder if Pierre Omidyar has ever thought about just how much more fabulously wealthy he might now have been had he not ok'd the handing over of the control of eBay to the delusional, destructive, incompetent, unscrupulous, narcissistic sociopath, Johnny Ho? Indeed, had he, in August 2007, traded in all his eBay shares for shares in Amazon, instead of ~4.7 billion, his worth would now have been ~43 billion dollars! Now that, surely, is something for all eBay's long-suffering "long" investors to think about, is it not?...

Since: Nov 11

Islesboro, ME

#6 Feb 20, 2014
Does anyone know if a class action suit is being brought by Ebay users against Ebay or PayPal? If so, is there a point of contact?

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