Oh, and sorry if you are one of the eBay employees packing up your desk today, really… I know it hurts.
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Listen Up eBay, in political parlance – You have lost the core audience, your evangelists are few and far between… When PESA publicly sends out a message like this… Someone should take note.
Twibler does not post any statistics about increases in sales due to the use of the service, and I suspect they never will. Are you really ready to bet your social marketing plan on a single untested and ill conceived RSS feed reader for eBay?
Today the driver of the #88 Amp Energy Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports team member, Dale Earnhardt Junior, launched a charity auction. The eBay auction offers 3 laps for anyone who wins the bid in the car on the track with Dale Earnhardt junior driving
This, until now unannounced, psychic requirement for sellers is just one more reason why eBay management just does not “Get It” when it comes to sellers and communications.
eBay this is not, Amazon this is not, Craigslist – nope not that either… This place can only be compared to itself as it is truly a Bonanzle!
My original take on new Fixed price 30 days listing format is that its a good thing but as with all things eBay – it depends…
Jet Blue has gained a lot of notoriety with the recent announcement the Airline would be auctioning off flights on eBay. Unfortunately the big box retailer of airfare and travel packages apparently has not read the eBay rulebook or terms of service and has begun breaking the very same rules standard sellers on eBay must abide by within the first week of Jet Blue/eBay operations.
The voices of concern about best match, changes in the fee structure, feedback, special deals for powerful and new Diamond level eBay sellers given unfair competitive advantages et al… have over run the positive outlook of the once impervious eBay ethos.
FedEx is not sitting on their rear however, it seems they have smelled the flowers and found opportunity with a small upstart by the name of Google.
It’s not any of us have a fleet of jet aircraft ready and available to compete with Jet Blue. Jet Blue is not moving in on anyone sellers niche on eBay like Buy.com has and Jet Blue negotiated a sweet deal with eBay –
The importance of stability at the Chief Technology Officers position within a company like eBay can not be understated. The importance of continuity at this position during a period of transition, such has eBay has embarked upon in the last 8 months is inestimatable.
Following through on one of her campaign promises, Sara Palin put the jet on the eBay auction block and returned the proceeds to the people of Alaska
In reality becoming a Trading Assistant is much more complicated than most articles you find on the Internet will indicate. eBay itself tries to make it sound easy, yet they protect themselves with an agreement which a Harvard Law professor would have a hard time deciphering.
Guest Blogger John Lawson of 3rdPO.com and colderICE comments in a play by play style on today’s eBay Town Hall… Griff never had it so good!
I thought we would present a list of all of the eBay purchases over the years in one place, (at least all we could find) just to give everyone a better idea of how big and what kind of global reach eBay really has.
In the video, terms like “Feedies”, “Cheerleaders” and “Tools” are used to describe members who use the forum rules on eBay discussion boards to remove members they do not happen to like or agree with.
With this additional announcement, eBay is ringing the bell that tolls a change in the way consumers will search the site. This new or revamped search engine (can you say Best Match on steroids?) will offer fixed price listings side by side with auction listings (tests leaked on this system last February). Will this new search “disadvantage” auctions so much that they become irrelevant and eventually through market pressure simply cease to exist?
Glad to see you actually see things the way the rest of the world does in reference to the word “neutral”. I mean, where would Switzerland have been during WWII if Neutrals were counted as negatives?
First it was Tiffany’s losing the court battle in New York…
Now L’Oreal has taken their lumps in Belgium… The case is not over however as eBay must fight this charge in three more countries…
Glad I am doing my part to pay the legal bills!
After recent announcements of a change in the payment structure for eBay affiliates and reports of discrepancies in reporting by the Partner Network to its affiliates, it appears the initial switch away from Commission Junction may not be the best move for eBay or its sellers.
Producing video today is much easier and faster than ever before. The only thing slowing most marketers down is creativity. I am not saying everyone should sell blenders and create videos of them pulverizing inanimate objects into dust. Yet I am suggesting it is this type of creative and somewhat irreverent thinking which makes good marketers. Video is just the tool, creativity is the gift.
I have been on hold now for over 15 mins and I really do have other things to do… So I will let someone else have my place in the queue… But I will keep this eBay customer support number for future reference… If I had a real problem it could come in handy – especially if a real employee with real answers answers the call…
“It still upsets me that we have not received any e-mails or communication from eBay at all. I think they needed to talk to us and let us know what is going on. I have e-mailed them once and you e-mailed them. You did a live chat and I did 2 live chats. I even talked to a supervisor and was promised I would get a response from them. Absolutely nothing. That furiates me.” Connie Carpenter
The din of complaints about the new, yet vague and undefined linking policy seems to have caused eBay to re-adjust the timetable on implementation and enforcement of the no links edict.
Recalculating Feedback percentages without neutrals: Effective in late August, neutrals will no longer be counted as part of the Feedback percentage.
Mr. Steve Grossberg, Internet Merchants Association President and Treasurer, has just informed the eBay and Beyond radio program of his decision to back out of this live radio talk show interview.
This long and interesting piece by Andrew Locke expresses many eBay sellers feel about the changes at ebay in a well produced if somewhat off looking video.
Bill Cobb, former eBay President “Lands” new job at Orbitz the worldwide internet travel company.
People have always paid for, worked for or tried to steal information and they always will. Information is as valuable as Gold or Silver and it is much more portable.