Why Are Many Sellers Leaving Ebay?

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OnlineSeller

Arlington, TX

#1 May 19, 2013
A look at ebay Discussion boards reveals post after post of unhappy, dissatisfied sellers who are leaving ebay and beginning to list their items on other online selling sites such as Amazon, Etsy, Bonanza, etc. Could this departure of many sellers gain momentum and have the snowball effect of creating a MASS EXODUS of sellers?
NetBusiness

United States

#2 May 19, 2013
Since around 2008, ebay has introduced numerous bad policiies that adversely impact sellers, especially "small sellers", and ebay keeps changing the rules whenever they get ready to. A lot of sellers are fed up with all of it.
Craigslister

United States

#3 May 23, 2013
Many sellers have migrated over to Bonanza and ebid and are running ads on Craigslist.
FormerEbayMom

United States

#4 May 30, 2013
I've switched to Bonanza, eBid and Addoway. All great online selling sites.
hokupani

Puyallup, WA

#5 May 31, 2013
When Ebay first started up, it was like the Wild West.

I got my first computer back in 99 just to get on ebay.

IBM aptiva.

With a careful analysis products could be sold at enormous profit.

Of course the aol interface did not make things any easier.

Most large companies become living fossils due to the enormous inertia imposed by older management.
FormerEbayMom

Euless, TX

#6 Jun 1, 2013
hokupani wrote:
When Ebay first started up, it was like the Wild West.
I got my first computer back in 99 just to get on ebay.
IBM aptiva.
With a careful analysis products could be sold at enormous profit.
Of course the aol interface did not make things any easier.
Most large companies become living fossils due to the enormous inertia imposed by older management.
And thus begins the crumbling from within...
LegalAspects

Houston, TX

#7 Jun 3, 2013
An attorney wrote a very good article about how to combat ebay's illegal 21-day holds on seller's PayPal funds. Here's the link: https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/How-to-us...
TrueStory

United States

#8 Jun 10, 2013
There's a new blog about all of this on WordPress. Here's the link: ebayhorrorstories.wordpress.com
Observer

United States

#9 Jun 12, 2013
Read a great article about ebay being a monopoly. Here's that link: www.mainstreet.com/article/small-business/eba...
Spotlight

United States

#10 Jun 15, 2013
Ina Steiner has written a number of good articles at ecommercebytes.com

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