Ebay: Climate of Fear and Distrust

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Analyst

Plano, TX

#1 Jun 20, 2013
A look at the discussion boards on ebay reveals thread after thread of unhappy buyers and sellers detailing numerous problems and a tense climate of fear and distrust pervades the threads. At least one online blog has begun monitoring the situation: ebayhorrorstories.wordpress.com
Fox Mulder

Maryland Heights, MO

#2 Jun 20, 2013
Trust nobody
FormerEbayer

Lake Dallas, TX

#3 Jun 22, 2013
Fox Mulder wrote:
Trust nobody
I got burned bad enough on ebay I got the hell out of there...
Moe

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jun 22, 2013
I bought a size 6 Derby on ebay it was so big I gave it to that cueball Curly.
StockTicker

Dallas, TX

#5 Jun 23, 2013
The value of ebay stock is bound to be impacted as investors become aware of the myriad of problems created by bad ebay policies adversely affecting sellers. Here's a link to a stock trading website's analysis of ebay stock: www.wikinvest.com/Ebay_ (EBAY)Bears#reason810
Analyst

United States

#6 Jul 1, 2013
Now with the advemt of ebay China and Global shipping, thousands of Chinese sellers are flooding ebay with cheap, shoddy made-in-China items at rock bottom prices, further undermining American ebay sellers and lowering the prestige of ebay as a site in the process.
NetBusiness

United States

#7 Jul 4, 2013
Ebay's flawed DSR system is driving a lof of small sellers off. Low DSR ratings left by a buyer adversely impact small sellers more severely and more quickly than they do high volume sellers.
Analyst

Houston, TX

#8 Jul 6, 2013
NetBusiness wrote:
Ebay's flawed DSR system is driving a lof of small sellers off. Low DSR ratings left by a buyer adversely impact small sellers more severely and more quickly than they do high volume sellers.
Ina Steiner at Ecommercebytes.com has written a number of excellent articles about this.
LegalAspects

United States

#9 Jul 9, 2013
Ebay Sellers File Antitrust Lawsuit: www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m12/i23/s0...
ConsumerWatch

Greenville, TX

#10 Jul 10, 2013
People are getting scared to buy stuff online anymore because of all the reports they see about buyers getting ripped off by scam artists. People are becoming much more cautious with how they make purchases, and traditional retail stores are making a big comeback as a result.
WorldMarket

United States

#11 Jul 15, 2013
Chinese sellers flooding ebay with cheap mass produced items at rock bottom prices is undercutting American ebay sellers.
Ecommerce

Denton, TX

#12 Jul 16, 2013
Remember the old adage, "As long as they are making money, ebay doesn't care."
FormerEbayer

Arlington, TX

#13 Jul 18, 2013
Ina Steiner has a new article out on Ecommercebytes.com about ebay partnering with big retailers. This will also further squeeze out the little guy.
EbayMom

Dallas, TX

#14 Jul 21, 2013
I'm upset. Why does ebay allow sexually explict material? I don't want my kids to stumble upon that, so i no longer allow them on ebay.
OnlineSeller

United States

#15 Jul 30, 2013
Etsy is becoming serious competition for ebay on certain levels. Nordstrom's is now an Etsy backer.
Ecommerce

United States

#16 Aug 9, 2013
Ebay blocked, restricted, suspended, and outright banned some 15,000 sellers in their latest "purge" earlier this week. Google Suzanne Wells for the article about it.
NetSales

Paris, TX

#17 Aug 15, 2013
Ecommerce wrote:
Ebay blocked, restricted, suspended, and outright banned some 15,000 sellers in their latest "purge" earlier this week. Google Suzanne Wells for the article about it.
Ina Steiner does too, called Ebay Confirms Crackdown at EcommerceBytes.com
FormerEbayer

Fort Worth, TX

#18 Aug 19, 2013
Ecommerce wrote:
Ebay blocked, restricted, suspended, and outright banned some 15,000 sellers in their latest "purge" earlier this week. Google Suzanne Wells for the article about it.
Is this purge of 15,000 sellers part of ebay's so-called "disruptive innovation"?
LegalAspects

Irving, TX

#20 Oct 4, 2013
Site visibilty for items is already an issue for many sellers, but it officially becomes an isue on October 26, 2013 whn the new user agreement update in which ebay HAS GRANTED ITSELF PERMISSION TO HIDE SELLERS' LISTINGS FROM VISIBILTY actually goes into effect. A number of sellers contacted the FTC (prior to the government shutdown) reporting this egregious action on ebay's part, because sellers have a REASONABLE EXPECTATION that their items will be presented for public viewing (that's why they put them on ebay to begin with, so they can be seen in order to sell them). Ebay denying the visibility of items usinfg undefined criteria constitutes TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE.
Ranuka

Phuket, Thailand

#21 Oct 29, 2013
Ebay is a joke. i run the buisness akunar.com . i decided just to list some items on ebay not yet released to the public. i did everything better than anyone i had purchased from and had 100% feedback. they put in place rediculous demands and limits to slow me down. the problem is im motivated and when they realized i would be a power seller in no time i feel they shut me down. ebay is scarred that ebay will be asian run i think. fact is it is already. we make many parts for customers that only sell on ebay. i know many manufacturers personaly that make what is claimed to be made in the us.
i was told over the phone that a power seller in the US complained that we would hurt their sales. they didnt say it in somany words but thats the jist of it. i guess the consumers will suffer. we only planned to sell quality on ebay at wholesale prices.

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