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eBay Inc (EBAY) Earns BBB+ Credit Rating from Morningstar

“There are a lot of questions out there and I don’t have any of the answers,”—eBay CEO Devin Wenig, Goldman Sachs Technology And Internet Conference, 10 Feb. 2016. Notwithstanding the otherwise constant stream of disingenuous and delusional nonsense that flows from eBay/PayPal, the share price history of these two clunky operators demonstrates the reality: Aug 2007: (pre John Donahoe) EBAY ~$40; AMZN ~$40; Jul 2015 (pre eBay-PayPal split): EBAY ~$66; AMZN ~$480; Jul 2015 (post-split): PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$28; AMZN ~$530; Currently: PYPL ~$39; EBAY ~$24; AMZN ~$622—LOL PayPal is standing still, and eBay has for years been effectively going backwards—at a steady rate of knots. And, notwithstanding the "spin-off " of PayPal from eBay, eBay and "PreyPal " remain effectively joined at the hip—for at least the next five years—and anyone that thinks otherwise is simply uninformed; and, thanks to a continuation of most of the destructive policies introduced over the eight year reign (2007–2015) of the "Pain from Bain", John Joseph Donahoe II, the eBay marketplace is continuing on its slow journey down the toilet; nevertheless, during Johnny Ho's occupation of the eBay corner office, this cretin and his gang of hand-picked Keystone Kops still managed to obtain for themselves massive, unearned, "performance " bonuses—while the company's "long" shareholders received not one penny. PayPal's one-time adoptive parent, eBay, is likely the most unscrupulous commercial entity operating on this planet; but, have no fear, eBay is an equal-opportunity fraudster; demonstrably, they will knowingly aid and abet the defrauding of buyers by unscrupulous eBay merchants who bid on their own auctions, and, conversely, of honest sellers by unscrupulous buyers—as long as there is a financial benefit in such fraud for eBay. eBay's auction format has been atrophying ever since 2008 when the cretinous Johnny Ho further anonymized bidder IDs to better hide, and further aid and abet, demonstrably rampant shill bidding fraud on consumers by unscrupulous sellers. As time has passed, fewer and fewer people remain naïve enough to still believe that, contrary to its claims, eBay has ever had any intention of protecting consumers from such rampant auction fraud—from which eBay profits. And then, a few years ago, eBay raised their final valuation fee (FVF) to 10%, and also removed the fee tiers that moderated the fee paid on higher value items. And so, eBay as a whole has likewise, and deservedly, continued to atrophy. In early January eBay invited consumers to auction their unwanted Xmas gifts on eBay. And, if you didn't know what your unwanted gift may be worth, eBay's advice was to start the auction at 99c and watch the fun—as your item likely sold for 99c—always presuming you weren't bidding on the auction yourself (and assuming that you or anyone else was able to find the listing in eBay's manipulated search), in which case you would likely finish up buying it yourself; but that's OK with eBay too; they don't mind whether the sale is real or faux, as long as they get their final valuation fee. The eBay executive suite—where the incompetent mingle with the disingenuous, the unscrupulous, the malevolent and the outright criminal, and the just plain stupid. For a detailed analysis of the ugly reality of eBay’s demonstrable, calculated, facilitation of endemic shill bidding fraud on consumers on its auctions marketplace—Google "Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #5" And, goodbye clunky PayPal—it's not been nice knowing you either—Google "Retail Payments: The Reality"  (Apr 22, 2016 | post #1)

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The partnership with BigCommerce will make it easier for...

“There are a lot of questions out there and I don’t have any of the answers,”—eBay CEO Devin Wenig, Goldman Sachs Technology And Internet Conference, 10 Feb. 2016. Notwithstanding the otherwise constant stream of disingenuous and delusional nonsense that flows from eBay/PayPal, the share price history of these two clunky operators demonstrates the reality: Aug 2007: (pre John Donahoe) EBAY ~$40; AMZN ~$40; Jul 2015 (pre eBay-PayPal split): EBAY ~$66; AMZN ~$480; Jul 2015 (post-split): PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$28; AMZN ~$530; Currently: PYPL ~$40; EBAY ~$24; AMZN ~$635—LOL PayPal is standing still, and eBay has for years been effectively going backwards—at a steady rate of knots. And, notwithstanding the "spin-off " of PayPal from eBay, eBay and "PreyPal " remain effectively joined at the hip—for at least the next five years—and anyone that thinks otherwise is simply uninformed; and, thanks to a continuation of most of the destructive policies introduced over the eight year reign (2007–2015) of the "Pain from Bain", John Joseph Donahoe II, the eBay marketplace is continuing on its slow journey down the toilet; nevertheless, during Johnny Ho's occupation of the eBay corner office, this cretin and his gang of hand-picked Keystone Kops still managed to obtain for themselves massive, unearned, "performance " bonuses—while the company's "long" shareholders received not one penny. PayPal's one-time adoptive parent, eBay, is likely the most unscrupulous commercial entity operating on this planet; but, have no fear, eBay is an equal-opportunity fraudster; demonstrably, they will knowingly aid and abet the defrauding of buyers by unscrupulous eBay merchants who bid on their own auctions, and, conversely, of honest sellers by unscrupulous buyers—as long as there is a financial benefit in such fraud for eBay. eBay's auction format has been atrophying ever since 2008 when the cretinous Johnny Ho further anonymized bidder IDs to better hide, and further aid and abet, demonstrably rampant shill bidding fraud on consumers by unscrupulous sellers. As time has passed, fewer and fewer people remain naïve enough to still believe that, contrary to its claims, eBay has ever had any intention of protecting consumers from such rampant auction fraud—from which eBay profits. And then, a few years ago, eBay raised their final valuation fee (FVF) to 10%, and also removed the fee tiers that moderated the fee paid on higher value items. And so, eBay as a whole has likewise, and deservedly, continued to atrophy. In early January eBay invited consumers to auction their unwanted Xmas gifts on eBay. And, if you didn't know what your unwanted gift may be worth, eBay's advice was to start the auction at 99c and watch the fun—as your item likely sold for 99c—always presuming you weren't bidding on the auction yourself (and assuming that you or anyone else was able to find the listing in eBay's manipulated search), in which case you would likely finish up buying it yourself; but that's OK with eBay too; they don't mind whether the sale is real or faux, as long as they get their final valuation fee. The eBay executive suite—where the incompetent mingle with the disingenuous, the unscrupulous, the malevolent and the outright criminal, and the just plain stupid. For a detailed analysis of the ugly reality of eBay’s demonstrable, calculated, facilitation of endemic shill bidding fraud on consumers on its auctions marketplace—Google "Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #5" And, goodbye clunky PayPal—it's not been nice knowing you either—Google "Retail Payments: The Reality"  (Apr 21, 2016 | post #1)

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Future PayPal CEO Dan Schulman Makes First Public Appeara...

Don't worry, PayPal is not interested in "equality ", they are interested only in the possibility of a commercial benefit; they will do an about face if they calculate that there may be a commercial detriment involved ... Notwithstanding the otherwise constant stream of disingenuous and delusional nonsense that flows from eBay/PayPal, the share price history of these two clunky operators demonstrate the reality ... Aug 2007: (pre John Donahoe) EBAY ~$40; AMZN ~$40; Jul 2015 (pre eBay-PayPal split): EBAY ~$66; AMZN ~$480; Jul 2015 (post-split): PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$28; AMZN ~$530; Currently: PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$24; AMZN ~$598—LOL ... PayPal is standing still, and eBay has for years been effectively going backwards—at a rate of knots ... And, notwithstanding the "spin-off " of PayPal from eBay, eBay and "PreyPal " remain effectively joined at the hip—for at least the next five years—and anyone that thinks otherwise is simply uninformed; and, thanks to a continuation of most of the destructive policies introduced over the eight year reign (2007–2015) of the "Pain from Bain", John Joseph Donahoe II, the eBay marketplace is continuing on its slow journey down the toilet; nevertheless, during Johnny Ho's occupation of the eBay corner office, this cretin and his gang of hand-picked Keystone Kops still managed to obtain for themselves massive, unearned, "performance " bonuses—while the company's "long" shareholders received not one penny. PayPal is a clunky, non-bank-licensed, non-deposit-insure d, virtually non-regulated, "pretend " bank; a higher fee-charging payments intermediary that, in the main, rides on the back of the world's banks' existing payments systems, with no formal agreement with those banks other than PayPal's operating of a credit card merchant account facility with, and the making of direct debits/credits on some users' bank accounts via, one of those real banks. PayPal is, in its own words, "a merchant of sorts", it is not a licensed "bank"; virtually everything that "PreyPal " does is done via "marketing " arrangements with licensed financial institutions—for example, look for the identity of the actual credit provider (in the micro print) on their credit providing instruments ... Funds received via "PreyPal " are at risk of being subjected to lengthy arbitrary holds; funds left "on deposit" with PayPal are not FDIC-insured. Even more perilous (for PayPal's shareholders), the great majority of PayPal's business originates from its (still) effectively mandated place on the eBay marketplace, so it logically follows that—with the destructive Johnny Ho-Ho-Ho now sitting at the head of the PayPal boardroom table—"PreyPa l" will undoubtedly be accompanying eBay on its journey to the sewage farm. The reality is, PayPal's parasitic, higher fee-charging payments operation has little long-term future—outside of its mandated place on the atrophying eBay marketplace—now that professional online/mobile payments offerings from MasterCard ("MasterPass ") and Visa ("Visa Checkout") are available to any online merchant that has (or can obtain) a credit card merchant account with a real bank. And, with respect particularly to "mobile" payments, notwithstanding Apple Pay's disappointing initial showing, methinks Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, "MasterPass ", and "Visa Checkout", that is, those operations that have formal relationships with the world's retail banks and MasterCard/Visa, will soon enough throttle the flow of oxygen to a great deal of the clunky PayPal's parasitic operations. Goodbye clunky PayPal—it's not been nice knowing you—Google "Retail Payments: The Reality"  (Apr 12, 2016 | post #4)

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eBay Now rapid-delivery service shut down

“There are a lot of questions out there and I don’t have any of the answers,”—eBay CEO Devin Wenig, Goldman Sachs Technology And Internet Conference, 10 Feb. 2016. Notwithstanding the otherwise constant stream of disingenuous and delusional nonsense that flows from eBay/PayPal, the share price history of these two clunky operators demonstrate the reality ... Aug 2007: (pre John Donahoe) EBAY ~$40; AMZN ~$40; Jul 2015 (pre eBay-PayPal split): EBAY ~$66; AMZN ~$480; Jul 2015 (post-split): PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$28; AMZN ~$530; Currently: PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$24; AMZN ~$598—LOL ... PayPal is standing still, and eBay has for years been effectively going backwards—at a rate of knots ... And, notwithstanding the "spin-off " of PayPal from eBay, eBay and "PreyPal " remain effectively joined at the hip—for at least the next five years—and anyone that thinks otherwise is simply uninformed; and, thanks to a continuation of most of the destructive policies introduced over the eight year reign (2007–2015) of the "Pain from Bain", John Joseph Donahoe II, the eBay marketplace is continuing on its slow journey down the toilet; nevertheless, during Johnny Ho's occupation of the eBay corner office, this cretin and his gang of hand-picked Keystone Kops still managed to obtain for themselves massive, unearned, "performance " bonuses—while the company's "long" shareholders received not one penny. PayPal's one-time adoptive parent, eBay, is likely the most unscrupulous commercial entity operating on this planet; but, have no fear, eBay is an equal-opportunity fraudster; demonstrably, they will knowingly aid and abet the defrauding of buyers by unscrupulous eBay merchants who bid on their own auctions, and, conversely, of honest sellers by unscrupulous buyers—as long as there is a financial benefit in such fraud for eBay. eBay's auction format has been atrophying ever since 2008 when the cretinous Johnny Ho further anonymized bidder IDs to better hide, and further aid and abet, demonstrably rampant shill bidding fraud on consumers by unscrupulous sellers. As time has passed, fewer and fewer people remain naïve enough to still believe that, contrary to its claims, eBay has ever had any intention of protecting consumers from such rampant auction fraud—from which eBay profits. And then, a few years ago, eBay raised their final valuation fee (FVF) to 10%, and also removed the fee tiers that moderated the fee paid on higher value items. And so, eBay as a whole has likewise, and deservedly, continued to atrophy. In early January eBay invited consumers to auction their unwanted Xmas gifts on eBay. And, if you didn't know what your unwanted gift may be worth, eBay's advice was to start the auction at 99c and watch the fun—as your item likely sold for 99c—always presuming you weren't bidding on the auction yourself (and assuming that you or anyone else was able to find the listing in eBay's manipulated search), in which case you would likely finish up buying it yourself; but that's OK with eBay too; they don't mind whether the sale is real or faux, as long as they get their final valuation fee. The eBay executive suite—where the incompetent mingle with the disingenuous, the unscrupulous, the malevolent and the outright criminal, and the just plain stupid … For a detailed analysis of the ugly reality of eBay’s demonstrable, calculated, facilitation of endemic shill bidding fraud on consumers on its auctions marketplace—Google "Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #5" And, goodbye clunky PayPal—it's not been nice knowing you either—Google "Retail Payments: The Reality"  (Apr 12, 2016 | post #4)

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New eBook About eBay Reveals Dark Side of Ebay

“There are a lot of questions out there and I don’t have any of the answers,”—eBay CEO Devin Wenig at Goldman Sachs Technology And Internet Conference, 10 Feb. 2016. Notwithstanding the otherwise constant stream of disingenuous and delusional nonsense that flows from eBay/PayPal, the share price history of these two clunky operators demonstrate the reality ... Aug 2007: (pre John Donahoe) EBAY ~$40; AMZN ~$40; Jul 2015 (pre eBay-PayPal split): EBAY ~$66; AMZN ~$480; Jul 2015 (post-split): PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$28; AMZN ~$530; Currently: PYPL ~$39; EBAY ~$24; AMZN ~$557—LOL ... eBay is effectively going backwards, at a rate of knots ... Notwithstanding the "spin-off " of PayPal from eBay, eBay and "PreyPal " remain effectively joined at the hip, and anyone that thinks otherwise is simply uninformed; and, thanks to a continuation of most of the destructive policies introduced over the eight year reign (2007–2015) of the "Pain from Bain", John Joseph Donahoe II, the eBay marketplace is continuing on its slow journey down the toilet; nevertheless, during Johnny Ho's occupation of the eBay corner office, this cretin and his gang of hand-picked Keystone Kops still managed to obtain for themselves massive, unearned, "performance " bonuses—while the company's "long" shareholders have never received a penny. eBay is likely the most unscrupulous commercial entity operating on this planet; but, have no fear, eBay is an equal-opportunity fraudster; demonstrably, they will knowingly aid and abet the defrauding of buyers by unscrupulous eBay merchants who bid on their own auctions, and, conversely, of honest sellers by unscrupulous buyers—as long as there is a financial benefit in such fraud for eBay. And if anyone thinks that the clunky "PreyPal " is any more scrupulous, given their equally poor customer service and lack of any human mediation of transaction disputes which effectively results in a hard-wired bias towards buyers/payers that they necessarily now have to pander to—good luck to all you small online merchants who may get burned in the process, e.g. http://www.msn.com /en-au/health/watc h/lawsuit-claims-p aypal-takes-sides- in-disputed-transa ctions/vp-BBpY8Pz eBay's auction format has been atrophying ever since 2008 when the cretinous Johnny Ho further anonymized bidder IDs to better hide, and further aid and abet, demonstrably rampant shill bidding fraud on consumers by unscrupulous sellers. And, as time has passed, fewer and fewer people remain naïve enough to still believe that, contrary to its claims, eBay has ever had any intention of protecting consumers from such rampant auction fraud—from which eBay profits—and so eBay itself has likewise, and deservedly, continued to atrophy. In desperation, eBay has invited consumers to auction their unwanted Xmas gifts on eBay. And, if you didn't know what your unwanted gift may be worth, eBay's advice was to start the auction at 99c and watch the fun—as your item likely sold for 99c—always presuming you weren't bidding on the auction yourself (and assuming that you or anyone else was able to find the listing in eBay's manipulated search), in which case you would likely finish up buying it yourself; but that's OK with eBay too; they don't mind whether the sale is real or faux, as long as they get their final valuation fee. The eBay executive suite—where the incompetent mingle with the disingenuous, the unscrupulous, the malevolent and the outright criminal, and the just plain stupid … The ugly reality of eBay’s calculated, demonstrable, facilitation of endemic shill bidding fraud on consumers on its auctions marketplace ... http://bit.ly/11F2 eas Goodbye clunky PayPal—it's not been nice knowing you ... http://bit.ly/1nSA 1Zl  (Mar 8, 2016 | post #7)

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PayPal's perks: Food trucks and a car wash mkae a typical...

The link is my extensive opinion ... Notwithstanding the otherwise constant stream of delusional and disingenuous nonsense that flows from eBay/PayPal, the share prices of these two clunky operators demonstrate the reality ... Aug 2007: (pre John Donahoe) EBAY ~$40; AMZN ~$40; Jul 2015 (pre eBay-PayPal split): EBAY ~$66; AMZN ~$480; Jul 2015 (post-split): PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$28; AMZN ~$530; Currently: PYPL ~$39; EBAY ~$24; AMZN ~$577—LOL ... eBay is effectively going backwards, at a rate of knots ... Notwithstanding the "spin-off " of PayPal from eBay, eBay and "PreyPal " remain effectively joined at the hip, and anyone that thinks otherwise is simply uninformed; and, thanks to a continuation of most of the destructive policies introduced over the eight year reign (2007–2015) of the "Pain from Bain", John Joseph Donahoe II, the eBay marketplace is continuing on its slow journey down the toilet; nevertheless, during Johnny Ho's occupation of the eBay corner office, this cretin and his gang of hand-picked Keystone Kops still managed to obtain for themselves massive, unearned, "performance " bonuses—while the company's "long" shareholders have never received one penny ... PayPal is a clunky, non-deposit insured, virtually non-regulated, "pretend " bank; a payments intermediary that, in the main, rides on the back of the world's banks' existing payments systems with no formal agreement with those banks other than PayPal's operating of a credit card merchant account facility with, and the making of direct debits/credits on some users' bank accounts via, one of those real retail banks. Funds left "on deposit" with PayPal are not secure and are at risk of being subjected by "PreyPal " to various holds. Even more perilous (for PayPal's shareholders), the great majority of PayPal's business originates from its (still) effectively mandated place on the eBay marketplace, so it logically follows that—with the destructive Johnny Ho-Ho-Ho now sitting at the head of the PayPal boardroom table—"PreyPa l" will undoubtedly be accompanying eBay on its journey to the sewage farm. The reality is, PayPal's parasitic, intermediary, payments operation has little long-term future outside of the atrophying eBay marketplace now that professional online/mobile payments offerings from MasterCard ("MasterPass ") and Visa ("Visa Checkout") are available to any online merchant that has (or can obtain) a credit card merchant account with a real bank. And, with respect particularly to "mobile" payments, notwithstanding Apple Pay's disappointing initial showing, methinks Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, "MasterPass ", and "Visa Checkout", that is, those operators that have formal relationships with the retail banks and MasterCard/Visa, will soon enough throttle the flow of oxygen to a great deal of the clunky PayPal's parasitic operations—LOL ... eBay is likely the most unscrupulous commercial entity operating on this planet; but, have no fear, eBay is an equal-opportunity fraudster; demonstrably, they will knowingly aid and abet the defrauding of buyers by unscrupulous eBay merchants who bid on their own auctions, and, conversely, of honest sellers by unscrupulous buyers—as long as there is a financial benefit in such fraud for eBay. And if anyone thinks that the clunky "PreyPal " is any more scrupulous, given their equally poor customer service and lack of any effective mediation of transaction disputes—with a hard-wired bias towards buyers/payers that they necessarily now have to pander to—good luck to all you small online merchants who may get burned in the process, e.g. http://www.msn.com /en-au/health/watc h/lawsuit-claims-p aypal-takes-sides- in-disputed-transa ctions/vp-BBpY8Pz  (Mar 5, 2016 | post #4)

eBay

PayPal's Big Change: It Can Work With Amazon After eBay S...

Notwithstanding the otherwise constant stream of delusional and disingenuous nonsense that flows from eBay/PayPal, the share prices of these two clunky operators demonstrate the reality ... Aug 2007: (pre John Donahoe) EBAY ~$40; AMZN ~$40; Jul 2015 (pre eBay-PayPal split): EBAY ~$66; AMZN ~$480; Jul 2015 (post-split): PYPL ~$37; EBAY ~$28; AMZN ~$530; Currently: PYPL ~$38; EBAY ~$24; AMZN ~$558—LOL ... eBay is effectively going backwards, at a rate of knots ... Notwithstanding the "spin-off " of PayPal from eBay, eBay and "PreyPal " remain effectively joined at the hip, and anyone that thinks otherwise is simply uninformed; and, thanks to a continuation of most of the destructive policies introduced over the eight year reign (2007–2015) of the "Pain from Bain", John Joseph Donahoe II, the eBay marketplace is continuing on its slow journey down the toilet; nevertheless, during Johnny Ho's occupation of the eBay corner office, this cretin and his gang of hand-picked Keystone Kops still managed to obtain for themselves massive, unearned, "performance " bonuses—while the company's "long" shareholders received not one penny ... PayPal is a clunky, non-deposit insured, virtually non-regulated, "pretend " bank; a payments intermediary that, in the main, rides on the back of the world's banks' existing payments systems with no formal agreement with those banks other than PayPal's operating of a credit card merchant account facility with, and the making of direct debits/credits on some users' bank accounts via, one of those real retail banks. Funds left "on deposit" with PayPal are not secure and are at risk of being subjected by "PreyPal " to various holds. Even more perilous (for PayPal's shareholders), the great majority of PayPal's business originates from its (still) effectively mandated place on the eBay marketplace, so it logically follows that—with the destructive Johnny Ho-Ho-Ho now sitting at the head of the PayPal boardroom table—"PreyPa l" will undoubtedly be accompanying eBay on its journey to the sewage farm. The reality is, PayPal's parasitic, intermediary, payments operation has little long-term future, outside of the likes of the atrophying eBay marketplace, now that professional online/mobile payments offerings from MasterCard ("MasterPass ") and Visa ("Visa Checkout") are available to any professional online merchant that has (or can obtain) a credit card merchant account with a real bank. And, with respect particularly to "mobile" payments, notwithstanding Apple Pay's disappointing initial showing, methinks Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, "MasterPass ", and "Visa Checkout", that is, those operators that have formal relationships with the retail banks and MasterCard/Visa, will soon enough throttle the flow of oxygen to a great deal of the clunky PayPal's parasitic operations—LOL ... Regardless, eBay is likely the most unscrupulous commercial entity operating on this planet; but, have no fear, eBay is an equal-opportunity fraudster; demonstrably, they will knowingly aid and abet the defrauding of buyers by unscrupulous eBay merchants who bid on their own auctions, and, conversely, of honest sellers by unscrupulous buyers—as long as there is a financial benefit in such fraud for eBay. And if anyone thinks that the clunky "PreyPal " is any more scrupulous, given their equally poor customer service and lack of any effective mediation of transaction disputes—with a hard-wired bias towards buyers/payers that they necessarily now have to pander to—good luck to all you small online merchants who may get chewed up in the process, e.g. http://www.msn.com /en-au/health/watc h/lawsuit-claims-p aypal-takes-sides- in-disputed-transa ctions/vp-BBpY8Pz  (Mar 1, 2016 | post #5)

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