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Title: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2009, 09:39:48 AM
Previous Stories can be Found Here




http://forums.ebay.com.au/topic/Recent-Ebay-News/Ebay-And-The/600115548
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2009, 09:41:59 AM
Alibaba.com and the rise of entrepreneurial China


http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/alibaba/100096022-1-alibaba.com-rise-entrepreneurial-china.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2009, 09:44:40 AM
Randy Smythe Talks eBay, Bonanzle & Buy.com's 3P Merchant Program


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i04/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2009, 09:46:35 AM
eBay Australia Sends MP3 Music Shoppers Offsite


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i04/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2009, 09:49:43 AM
eBay has unexpected, chilling effect on looting of antiquities, archaeologist finds



http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=4757
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on May 05, 2009, 11:08:34 AM
Welcome BNWT to the Oz Round Table, I'm so glad you decided to take up the Invitation to join us, now that we are in the outlands it's hard to keep up with what's going on in the mother land, your reports were sorely missed, I think you will love this place, it feels like the RT of old but with great improvements, and the best thing is WE HAVE TOTAL CONTROL !, and you can say what you like WITH NO SLAPS! [ within reason ] have a great time...cheers Yib....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on May 05, 2009, 11:54:03 AM
Absolutely fantastic to see you here, BNWT, and to keep abreast of all that is happening with eBay in the media.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: debra9275 on May 05, 2009, 02:46:56 PM
great to see the media reports here,

 thanks bnwt
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: LiisaSx on May 05, 2009, 09:04:07 PM
I was only thinking the other day i wish BNWT had a thread here, and now here it is!!!!

Welcome BNWT !!! and  :thanks:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Centuries on May 05, 2009, 09:13:53 PM
 :welcomedesk:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2009, 10:24:55 AM
eBay and PayPal Update User Agreements



http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i05/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2009, 12:43:53 PM
eBay to close Burnaby facility; about 700 jobs lost


"We are working aggressively to deliver a better customer experience for eBay buyers and sellers," Chad O'Meara, vice president, Customer Service, eBay Marketplaces, said in a news release. "While it is a difficult decision to close our Vancouver facility, we believe that consolidating our North America customer service operations will help accelerate our efforts to continually exceed buyer and seller expectations."

http://www.vancouversun.com/eBay+close+facility+jobs+lost/1566447/story.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2009, 12:46:23 PM
eBay announces policy and system changes


http://ecommerce-journal.com/news/15156_ebay_announces_policy_and_system_changes
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: **cupie** on May 06, 2009, 12:59:53 PM
eBay and PayPal Update User Agreements

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i05/s03

bnwt....is there any indication that this is being implemented in Australia?  If so, it is very interesting indeed.....National Consumer Protection laws have tightened around online User Agreements and soon all States in Australia will have Unfair Consumer Contract laws.  

Also, the level of fraud uncovered last year, and the failure of ebay to verify its sellers, or mitigate fraud in any obvious way....may have also had something to do with these changes, if they apply to Australia.  Police reports of online fraud originating from auctions sites like Ebay and the like, would have increased dramatically since going national in 2007.  The law usually looks at causal factors and in my view, it comes back to anonymity of sellers, and ebay's refusal to protect consumers from them.   If they are dodgy, they shouldn't be selling....end of story.  

Ebay are taxing a lot of resources in this country with their conduct, and I for one, believe that they need to clean up their act and provide dispute resolution, customer service and insurance for buyers using other payment methods....at the end of the day, the fraud originates from dodgy sellers, not the payment method....if they won't verify sellers, then they should provide protection for buyers using payment methods other than Paypal......

Have they finally listened to consumers?  Or is Australia left out of any changes that might install trust and safety back into the buying/selling relationship?  At the moment, anyone using B/deposit on Ebay is a sitting duck, because ebay don't protect consumers equally.  

Any wonder many have chosen not to purchase on ebay anymore?.....I know I've stopped buying altogether...won't join paypal, won't be told I have to.  They are unsafe in my view...read their UA....can't wait to see the new one and whether it still reverses all liability back onto consumers, in total contradiction to the principles of the EFT code....and what was it they said?  Paypal is equal to or better than the EFT Code?  huh?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2009, 03:58:11 PM
Virtual Currencies Gain in Popularity


http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2009/tc2009055_070595.htm?chan=technology_technology+index+page_top+stories
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2009, 04:04:05 PM
eBay Australia Selling Inconvenient Music Downloads


Given all those extra hoops and the less-than-comprehensive selection, I can’t imagine why anyone would bother.


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2009/05/ebay-australia-selling-inconvenient-music-downloads/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: frangi on May 07, 2009, 12:58:45 AM
Bnwt   :D ................................ :yess:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *CountessA* on May 07, 2009, 05:16:40 AM
I have downloaded some music, but in general it's a pointless exercise for me because:

a) I like having the whole album (a full opera, a full recital, etc.) and downloading albums is often not significantly cheaper than buying the album;
b) I like OWNING a real, legitimate CD. I can store it, admire the glossy CD brochure, read through the information (libretto, essays, etc.), download the CD to my iPod if I desire, play it on any medium I wish, and it's MINE;
c) I like owning the hard media rather than simply an audio file. Less risk of something going wrong and having to purchase it again for download. Okay, admittedly on SOME download sites, you can re-download the same tracks you've purchased as many times as you want... but what happens if the rights for that album as a download are suddenly removed? There you are, stuck...;
d) Many albums are not able to be downloaded in Australia - the rights limit download to the US or UK;
e) The range for classical music as downloads is incredibly stunted in comparison to what's available for pop and rock and virtually any other genre;
f) Australian internet speed is pathetic in comparison to most of the rest of the world. Downloading albums for us is significantly slower than it is for other countries. Europe in particular mocks our snail-like internet speed!

I only download albums if I can't buy them (out of print, unavailable, no other way) - or need them in a super-hurry and can't obtain the CD locally from a music shop. If it's not urgent, I simply order from one of several online sources.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 07, 2009, 10:06:01 AM
EBay Clarifies Buyer and Seller Protection Obligations


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3818976
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 08, 2009, 12:46:30 PM
Gambler escapes jail for eBay fraud


http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=ENOnline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED06%20May%202009%2015%3A29%3A22%3A443
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 08, 2009, 03:10:48 PM
EBay Goes to South Korea


http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/ebay-goes-to-south-korea/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 08, 2009, 03:18:36 PM
eBay another channel for retailers


http://www.theretailbulletin.com/news/world_retail_congress_report_ebay_another_channel_for_retailers_07-05-09/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 08, 2009, 03:20:54 PM
eBay Drops Insertion Fees On Cheap Auctions


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2009/05/ebay-drops-insertion-fees-on-cheap-auctions/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 08, 2009, 08:30:32 PM
EBay Will Continue to Allow Postings of Guided Trophy Hunts


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/05/ebay-will-continue-to-allow-postings-of-guided-trophy-hunts.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 08, 2009, 08:35:16 PM
Jack Ma named one of the "TIME 100: The World's Most Influential People"


Ma's consumer-auction website, Taobao.com, did so well that in 2006, eBay shut down its own site in China.


http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/alibaba/100098522-1-jack-ma-named-one-%2522time.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 09, 2009, 10:28:34 AM
EBay May Sell More Luxury Goods Under Draft EU Rules


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=adN4hmSvLnj8&refer=news
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 09, 2009, 10:33:29 AM
eBay Competitor Bonanzle Continues Big-Time Growth


http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/05/08/ebay-competitor-bonanzle-continues-big-time-growth
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on May 09, 2009, 04:07:38 PM
so interesting bnwt, thanks!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Bellagina on May 09, 2009, 09:31:50 PM
Reading the comments on the bottom of the bonanzle report was interesting - it seems forums have problems, no matter where they are!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: frangi on May 10, 2009, 01:55:54 PM
The little 'punch the air' post a while back in this thread wasn't in reference to any particular media report, by the way (although all bnwt's posts are air-punch-worthy  :10: ).

I was air-punching in happiness at Bnwt's arrival here in OZ RT  :yess:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 10, 2009, 01:57:22 PM
Tales of the unexpected and eBay's effect on antiquity


http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/may/10/ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 10, 2009, 02:01:55 PM
Man says he was scammed by eBay seller


http://blog.cleveland.com/suncourier/2009/05/independence_police_blotter_ma.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 10, 2009, 02:10:17 PM
Spring cleaning can bring extra cash, extra calm to life



video presentation

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=115388&catid=339
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 10, 2009, 11:49:08 PM
Wal-Mart Thief ‘Never Knew What He Was Getting” Detective Says


http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2009/05/09/news/051009bzdiamondheist.txt
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 10, 2009, 11:55:00 PM
South Bay's I Sold It on eBay stores deal in variety


http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_12322287
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 12, 2009, 02:03:05 PM
Turn your clutter into cash by selling it on eBay


video presentation

http://www.khou.com/business/stories/khou090511_tnt_saving-cents-ebay.15ceafa5.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 12, 2009, 02:05:16 PM
How to Migrate from eBay to Amazon, Craigslist & Your Own Website


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i11/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 12, 2009, 08:24:22 PM
eBay determined to invade media market and jostle Amazon


http://www.ozelwebtasarim.com/index.php/web-haberleri/8968-ebay-determined-to-invade-media-market-and-jostle-amazon
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2009, 09:43:05 AM
EBay cuts auction listing fees for casual sellers


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i4wjj5p148wYXBYcJOTgkQuGD_9AD984TKQO1
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2009, 09:44:06 AM
eBay to Give Sellers 5 Free Auction Listings per Month


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/5/1242156153.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2009, 09:44:51 AM
eBay Begins Exposing Sellers to New Item Pages


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i12/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2009, 09:46:23 AM
PayPal Move Over! A New Easier Alternative Is Here: Paymate


http://www.practicalecommerce.com/blogs/post/538-PayPal-Move-Over-A-New-Easier-Alternative-Is-Here-Paymate
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2009, 09:52:13 AM
eBay fees rejig will still hit casual auctioneers


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/12/ebay_auction_fee_change_may_12_2009/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2009, 09:54:16 AM
eBay shows dirty linen in public


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/05/ebay-shows-dirty-linen-in-public.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2009, 09:13:46 AM
eBay's New Policy Instructs Buyers to Destroy Fakes


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i13/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2009, 09:15:35 AM
Judge sides with eBay in L'Oreal fake goods case


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10239629-38.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2009, 09:17:07 AM
Mini Respite For EBay


http://www.forbes.com/2009/05/13/ebay-loreal-victory-markets-equity-luxury.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2009, 09:21:48 AM
Police enlist eBay in crime fight


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/8047550.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2009, 12:09:30 PM
EBay Scammer Fesses Up


After swindling 1,107 customers, he was caught. The scam cost eBay $237,257. At a Sept. 9 sentencing, the man faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2009/05/crime_roundup_19.php
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2009, 12:13:31 PM
eBay's Next Mistake


http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/05/13/ebays-next-mistake.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2009, 10:48:44 AM
Is eBay Winning the War Against Counterfeits?


http://www.luxist.com/2009/05/13/is-ebay-winning-the-war-against-counterfeits/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2009, 10:54:10 AM
eBay Sellers Say Free Auctions May Cost Them


.............sellers say the five free auctions eBay is giving them may actually cost them more in commission fees than the old pricing structure..........


gee !!! surprise surprise

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y09/m05/i13/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2009, 10:57:55 AM
French court sets new hearing for L'Oreal, eBay


http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/05/14/ap6421462.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2009, 11:00:06 AM
'Compare at eBay' Integrates Google and Amazon Search Results


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i14/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2009, 11:03:11 AM
eBay, my way: Six steps to earning great sales (and feedback) on eBay


http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2009/05/14/ebay-my-way-six-steps-to-earning-great-sales-and-feedback-on/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: da_ewok on May 16, 2009, 01:35:42 AM
The Investigator: when your account is suspended

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/145121,the-investigator-when-your-account-is-suspended.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 16, 2009, 09:20:28 AM
EBay exposed


A trawl of the web forums and conversations with vendors show that eBay isn't short of vocal critics. Constantly changing policies, fee hikes and gagging orders on sellers are just some of the accusations made by eBay's practitioners. And not many of them like being forced to employ eBay's own payment system, PayPal.[/b]

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/252951/ebay-exposed.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 16, 2009, 09:25:47 AM
eBay Backs Down from 'Destroy Policy' on Fakes


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i15/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: the guv on May 18, 2009, 01:12:29 AM
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/TopStories/2009/05/17/Prosecuting_stalkers_made_easier_333085.html


Prosecuting stalkers made easier
Sunday, May 17, 2009 » 10:50pm


Stalking offences are being more successfully prosecuted with less involvement from victims since the introduction of new NSW laws, the state government says.

Stalking acts are a regular occurrence and serious enough to carry a penalty of up to five years in prison, NSW Attorney-General John Hatzistergos says.

Between March and September last year, some 326 people were charged with stalking.

The law was changed in March 2008 to incorporate stalking by mobile phone, text messaging and stalking over the internet.

'The new Act expanded powers for police prosecutors to submit evidence around patterns of behaviour and has resulted in a spike in the number of guilty pleas entered, up from 70 to 88 per cent,' a spokesman for Mr Hatzistergos said in a statement.

'This has had the effect of reducing the number of victims who need to face offenders in court.'

Mr Hatzistergos said people had the right to go about their daily lives without fear of intimidation or harassment.

'These new laws have sent a clear message to would-be stalkers: stalking is a crime and offenders face serious penalties, including up to five years in prison,' Mr Hatzistergos said in a statement.

'By expanding the range of evidence that can be used in prosecutions, the government's new stalking offence has proven to be an effective weapon in convicting more offenders.'

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2009, 09:27:48 AM
eBay ban for couple selling seeds


http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/4366426.eBay_ban_for_couple_selling_seeds/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 19, 2009, 03:00:34 PM
eBay con artist told to repay £100,000



Hartley recruited scammers in China to sell substandard memory sticks and MP3 players via 11 eBay accounts set up using fake and real names


http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?eBay_con_artist_told_to_repay_%A3100,000&in_article_id=666559&in_page_id=34&in_a_source=
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 19, 2009, 03:05:57 PM
Make Money Selling on eBay



video presentation

http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/MakeMoney/story?id=7610788&page=1
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 19, 2009, 03:09:41 PM
eBay Conducts Seller Satisfaction Survey


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i19/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 19, 2009, 03:13:50 PM
eBay UK Launches 'Fighting Fakes with eBay' Campaign


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i18/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2009, 10:19:49 AM
eBay sends out seller satisfaction survey - looks to woo back those who left


Having long been seen as a company only focused on the whims of buyers, the e-giant is making attempts to mend fences with merchants...................There are those who are skeptical of anything eBay does because of the negative and chaotic changes that have caused undue stress on sellers.


http://www.examiner.com/x-312-Auctions-and-Antiques-Examiner~y2009m5d19-eBay-sends-out-seller-satisfaction-survey--looks-to-woo-back-those-who-left
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2009, 10:21:29 AM
eBay gunning for the wrong sellers


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/05/ebay-gunning-for-the-wrong-sellers.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: LiisaSx on May 20, 2009, 11:26:22 AM
Thanks for keeping the news coming BNWT, the latest RE: Guns is ridiculous, I wonder if Ebay is refunding those falling foul of the inept key word snag.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: da_ewok on May 21, 2009, 12:28:47 AM
US: Ebay calls for end to price fixing

http://www.insideretailing.com.au/Default.aspx?tabid=53&articleType=ArticleView&articleId=5388
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 21, 2009, 01:59:06 PM
eBay calls for solid front vs fake items


http://www.bitterwallet.com/ebay-calls-for-solid-front-vs-fake-items/11868
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2009, 09:34:05 AM
Toddler accidentally buys $15,600 digger on auction site



http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/web/toddler-accidentally-buys-15600-earth-mover-on-auction-site/2009/05/21/1242498849208.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2009, 10:12:38 AM
More on eBay's Purchase Protection and Dispute Resolution Process


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i21/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2009, 10:15:48 AM
Police patrol eBay


http://www.bitterwallet.com/police-patrol-ebay/12052
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2009, 10:20:48 AM
Marks out of 10 for feedback


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/05/marks-out-of-10-for-feedback.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2009, 10:22:06 AM
eBay Tinkering with Feedback System


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/5/1242877674.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: the guv on May 23, 2009, 02:16:15 AM
http://news.smh.com.au:80/breaking-news-technology/ebay-wins-court-fight-against-loreal-in-uk-20090522-bieg.html


EBay wins court fight against L'Oreal in UK
May 22, 2009 - 10:50PM



A British court on Friday ruled that Internet marketplace eBay is not liable for bogus beauty products sold on its Web site, dealing a blow to cosmetics company L'Oreal's campaign against the online auction giant.

L'Oreal SA has taken eBay Inc. to court across Europe, suing in Britain, Germany, France, Belgium and Spain over the sale of fake fragrances and cosmetics on the site.

L'Oreal claims there is an increasing volume of counterfeit goods being sold on eBay. The online auctioneer said negotiations between the companies on the issue broke down because L'Oreal was being unreasonable.

Justice Richard David Arnold ruled in London's High Court that eBay Europe was not liable for trademark infringements committed by its users.

EBay said in a statement that the British ruling was "a victory for consumers and the thousands of entrepreneurs who sell legitimate goods on eBay every day."

A call placed with L'Oreal's London office seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Earlier this month, a French court ordered L'Oreal and eBay to settle their differences, giving them until May 25 to come up with a mediated settlement. Other cases elsewhere in Europe are still pending.




 :'(     
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Post by: bnwt on May 23, 2009, 09:54:31 AM
PayPal reluctant to honour customer protection promise



http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/22/dear-anna-paypal-customer-protection
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Post by: bnwt on May 23, 2009, 09:55:47 AM
Ayrshire man set to take on eBay


http://www.irvineherald.co.uk/ayrshire-news/local-news-ayrshire/local-news-irvine/2009/05/22/ayrshire-man-set-to-take-on-ebay-75485-23665689/
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Post by: bnwt on May 23, 2009, 11:31:30 PM
eBay Stores Glitch and eBay Listing Promotion


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/5/1243048117.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 24, 2009, 10:07:56 AM
Check both sides of the coin


http://www.vancouversun.com/business/fp/Check+both+sides+coin/1620968/story.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 24, 2009, 10:18:23 AM
How Facebook, MySpace and YouTube Killed eBay


Most often, people blame eBay’s decay on factors like the weakening economy, the rise of Amazon, as well as eBay’s own inefficient search functionality. But the real and simple reason is eBay is no longer fun.


http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/23/how-facebook-myspace-and-youtube-killed-ebay/#comment-2763042

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Post by: bnwt on May 25, 2009, 09:57:20 AM
Is eBay's Real Threat Amazon or Classifieds, or Both?


http://seekingalpha.com/article/139378-is-ebay-s-real-threat-amazon-or-classifieds-or-both
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 25, 2009, 10:00:54 AM
N. Idaho man fails to sell 'Hand of God' rock


http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_id_hand_of_god.html?source=mypi
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2009, 10:18:21 AM
eBay conman Andrew Alden to pay back £1

http://www.thepress.co.uk/news/4393919.eBay_conman_Andrew_Alden_to_pay_back___1/
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Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2009, 10:22:32 AM
Parents on eBay as girl starved, court hears


http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,27574,25538212-5006009,00.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2009, 12:17:54 PM
Auctions Fade in eBay's Bid for Growth


This is a MUST READ article from the Wall Street Journal


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124329254255652425.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2009, 12:20:52 PM
In Europe, EBay Gains in Fights Over Fakes


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124328774973652089.html
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Post by: *CountessA* on May 26, 2009, 12:38:41 PM
I may have to start subscribing to the Wall Street Journal. I tried reading that article, BNWT...
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Post by: *wheels* on May 26, 2009, 12:38:57 PM
a link to the full WSJ article from bnwt post above (found it on Twitter)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124329254255652425.html
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Post by: *CountessA* on May 26, 2009, 12:53:49 PM
That's a superb article. By contrasting the two sellers and what they can afford to do, and the type of items they're selling and the type of profit they need, and the way in which one seller isn't so badly affected if buyers pay late but the other is, the polar ends of eBay's strategy is shown.
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Post by: da_ewok on May 27, 2009, 01:48:46 AM
Auctions fade as eBay offers wholesale items at fixed prices

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,25540581-36418,00.html?from=public_rss
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2009, 09:39:33 AM
Customers are talking: commenters give PayPal a beating


http://blog.pennlive.com/shoptalkmarketing/2009/05/customers_are_talking_commente.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2009, 09:41:33 AM
Why Isn't Paypal More Successful?


http://seekingalpha.com/article/139593-why-isn-t-paypal-more-successful
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Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2009, 09:44:49 AM
L'Oreal and eBay agree to mediation in French legal dispute over counterfeit cosmetics


http://www.latimes.com/business/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-eu-france-loreal-ebay,1,3601407.story
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Post by: **cupie** on May 27, 2009, 11:03:28 AM
Why Isn't Paypal More Successful?


http://seekingalpha.com/article/139593-why-isn-t-paypal-more-successful

I particularly like these comments...seems it's not only me who has read the user agreement, and hit the back button faster than speedy gonzales

Consumer comments:

Of course people are reluctant to allow a company this poorly run to have access to their bank accounts and credit card information.

There is also the probability that potential users actually are reading through the User Agreement and giving it a firm pass. Any venue that basically states that they may do anything they please for any reason they concoct with your funds and information is pretty scary.

PayPal has a long history of being user-unfriendly. You seem like a nice enough kid, Fred, so do yourself a favor and Google the search term "PayPal", and skim through the first 20 complaints and scandals that seem interesting to you.

The idea seems great, but from the bad experiences I've heard from some users first-hand, I've decided up until now not to use their service

The last comment in particular I can totally relate to....until I stop seeing horror stories on the net, and Paypal sign the EFT Code, and walk the way they talk, then I'm unlikely to 'give em a go'.  Such a shame, Ebay decided to hold 'Choice' of Payment systems ransom....they'd be doing well now, if they'd stayed the hell out of the buyer/seller relationship, and concentrated on getting rid of shonkly sellers.  ho hum......thick as two short planks.
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Post by: bnwt on May 28, 2009, 09:52:27 AM
EBay Revises User Agreement


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3822136
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Post by: bnwt on May 28, 2009, 10:03:16 AM
Can eBay rebrand itself as the Web's Wal-Mart ?


http://venturebeat.com/2009/05/26/can-ebay-rebrand-itself-as-the-webs-wal-mart/
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Post by: chrisntan72 on May 28, 2009, 11:19:15 PM
How Facebook, MySpace and YouTube Killed eBay

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/23/how-facebook-myspace-and-youtube-killed-ebay/

As usual I love reading the replies :)

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Post by: bnwt on May 29, 2009, 12:01:25 AM
Times too tough to shop guilt-free? Do it on the sly


http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE54R0VH20090528
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Post by: bnwt on May 29, 2009, 10:02:13 AM
Sweetwater couple uses PayPal to scam florist


http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=88973&catid=2
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Post by: bnwt on May 29, 2009, 10:06:34 AM
eBay Sellers Squeezed with Auctiva's Move from Free to Fee


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m05/i28/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2009, 11:50:39 AM
PayPal: I was given the boot over fake Uggs


http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/30/paypal-ebay-ugg-boots
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2009, 11:53:07 AM
Medic criticises eBay drug sales


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/8073962.stm
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Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2009, 11:56:03 AM
Duchess of eBay: Camilla does her shopping on auction site


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1189834/Duchess-eBay-Camilla-does-shopping-auction-site.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2009, 11:57:58 AM
'Ancient' relics on eBay? Most are modern fakes


http://www.courant.com/news/nationworld/hc-tc-nw-ebay-fakes-0529-0530.artmay30,0,6148830.story
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Post by: *CountessA* on May 31, 2009, 01:17:31 PM
Quote
When antiquities began sprouting on eBay shortly after the auction site's founding in 1995, Stanish says, archaeologists were "terrified, absolutely terrified," that demand for ancient loot would explode, sending diggers swarming over unguarded ruins.

Instead, Stanish says, contemporary inhabitants of ancient lands soon learned that many online antiquities shoppers were, shall we say, a tad lacking in connoisseurship. Why should local diggers break their backs and risk arrest when they could stay home and make a cottage industry out of copying, with less or more verisimilitude, what their ancestors had wrought?

Stanish published his ideas in an essay in the May/June issue of Archaeology magazine, titled "Forging Ahead, Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love eBay." At first, he says, archaeologists' fears were borne out. As late as 2000, Internet sites offered "a 50-50 split" between "obvious junk and the kinds of things you have to hold in your hand and have an expert look at it, and weigh it, and smell it, and feel it, and all the things you do to authenticate these pieces. Now, 95 percent of the stuff you're looking at on eBay is not real."

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Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2009, 08:59:13 PM
Microsoft seeking to get eBay in its corner


http://www.net4now.com/?p=3592
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Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2009, 09:03:56 PM
Internet purchase go sour? You have to sue in seller's home state, Arizona court rules



http://www.azstarnet.com/business/295081
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Post by: bnwt on June 01, 2009, 01:03:09 PM
Wall St. Journal interviews AuctionWally and Jack Sheng about eBay


In the opinion of many sellers, when the new eBay team came in to put a spit shine on the eGiant, they threw the baby out with the bathwater.


http://www.examiner.com/x-312-Auctions-and-Antiques-Examiner~y2009m5d31-Wall-St-Journal-interviews-AuctionWally-and-Jack-Sheng-about-eBay
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Post by: bnwt on June 02, 2009, 10:10:19 AM
Ideas on What to Sell on eBay

http://elitestv.com/pub/2009/06/ideas-on-what-to-sell-on-ebay

Setting up your eBay Store

http://elitestv.com/pub/2009/06/setting-up-your-ebay-store

Selling Internationally on eBay

http://elitestv.com/pub/2009/06/selling-internationally-on-ebay
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Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2009, 10:36:16 AM
Is eBay Turning the Corner?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/6/1244038831.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2009, 10:43:05 AM
EBay Listing Tips and Seller Promotions


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3823236
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Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2009, 03:14:14 PM
eBay Is Turning Itself Around


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/03/AR2009060303871.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2009, 03:16:24 PM
eBay UK Bans E-cigarettes, Launches 'Manufacturer Vouchers' Policy


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m06/i03/s02
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Post by: da_ewok on June 04, 2009, 09:13:30 PM
Desperate mortgage advisor on eBay

http://www.brokernews.com.au/news/desperate-mortgage-advisor-on-ebay/35485
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Post by: *Yibida* on June 05, 2009, 01:05:12 AM
"Ebay told you that change is a good thing, but what they're really saying is that something that you didn't want to happen just happened." --
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Post by: bnwt on June 05, 2009, 10:16:44 AM
eBay arms smugglers jailed over fighter jet plot


http://timesonline.typepad.com/law/2009/06/three-arms-smugglers-who-bought-spare-parts-for-f-14-tomcat-fighter-jets-on-ebay-intending-to-sell-them-on-to-iran-have-been.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 05, 2009, 10:20:27 AM
Ebay calls on brands to stamp out fakes


http://www.mad.co.uk/Main/News/Articlex/48d87793b73e48b0a83cd93a285956fa/Ebay-calls-on-brands-to-stamp-out-fakes.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 06, 2009, 10:11:28 AM
PayPal a bright spot in eBay's s limping lineup


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/04/BU7P17OND3.DTL&type=tech
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Post by: bnwt on June 06, 2009, 03:30:04 PM
Woman hopes eBay auction will land her a new job


http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Woman-hopes-eBay-auction-will-land-her-a-new-job/sgHe4NwtOE6g3Oks2zUH-g.cspx


video presentation
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Post by: bnwt on June 08, 2009, 10:36:20 AM
eBay Retires Picture Manager Photo-Hosting Service


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y209/m06/abu0240/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 08, 2009, 03:42:04 PM
Stay Smart Online



..... IMPORTANT ....... READ THIS ....... IMPORTANT ....... READ THIS ....... IMPORTANT ....... READ THIS ....... IMPORTANT ...... READ THIS ....... IMPORTANT ...

http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/
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Post by: bnwt on June 09, 2009, 11:00:39 AM
Yahoo Makes It Easier to Use eBay, PayPal from Anywhere


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m06/i08/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 09, 2009, 11:03:34 AM
PayPal Explains Holds on eBay Sellers' Accounts


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/6/1244478314.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 09, 2009, 11:07:29 AM
Judge in racial slur storm for telling fraudster he 'gypped' eBay customers in online scam


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1191643/Judge-racial-slur-storm-telling-fraudster-gypped-eBay-customers-online-scam.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 10, 2009, 10:12:31 AM
PayPal Holds Affect eBay and Off-eBay Transactions


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m06/i09/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 10, 2009, 10:15:10 AM
Online fraud at highest level ever



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/technologynews/5480764/Online-fraud-at-highest-level-ever.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 10, 2009, 10:17:47 AM
eBay Challenges Sellers to Use Only eBay



http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/06/09/ebay-challenges-sellers-to-use-only-ebay
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Post by: bnwt on June 10, 2009, 10:24:12 AM
eBay addicts hand over their tips for savvy internet trading


http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/style-and-shopping-in-wales/2009/06/09/ebay-addicts-hand-over-their-tips-for-savvy-internet-trading-91466-23822602/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2009, 09:38:25 AM
Ebay warns users about poor passwords


http://www.net4now.com/?p=2938
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on June 12, 2009, 12:06:24 AM

Where would we be without our bnwt to keep us up to date !!.... great work dude !...

(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss232/edgabrit/watching.gif)
Surveillance Pat on the back mode enabled
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 12, 2009, 12:15:40 PM
EBay CEO Sees 'Stability' in Consumer Market


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124474402522707047.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 12, 2009, 12:18:57 PM
THOUSANDS of eBay users were conned out of £500,000 in the online site's biggest fraud.



One buyer, Chris Trickett from Halifax, paid £135 for two Take That tickets. He said: "I am annoyed that eBay gave this guy powerseller status. That is why he got away with scamming so many people.

"It's been a nightmare."



http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2475681/500000-ticket-con-on-eBay.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 12, 2009, 12:21:47 PM
Ebay conman told to pay cash back


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_east/8094921.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on June 12, 2009, 12:35:22 PM
He said: "I am annoyed that eBay gave this guy powerseller status.

I'm not surprised...all the biggest scams last year in Oz were powersellers, all displaying Ebay's Powerseller guarantee of being above reproach....cornerstones of the community and all that garbage.  No doubt all breaching Paypal buyer protection terms and absolutely nobody monitoring their conduct.....Ebay is an absent landlord....no wonder this keeps repeating itself around the world.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 13, 2009, 10:18:35 AM
eBay inches ahead of Amazon.com as most visited retail site, Nielsen says


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=30775
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 13, 2009, 10:23:14 AM
eBay CEO John Donahoe Wants Costco Bargain Hunters


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/6/1244776889.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 14, 2009, 10:33:52 AM
Is John Donahoe Finally Turning eBay Around?


http://gigaom.com/2009/06/13/is-john-donahoe-finally-turning-ebay-around/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 16, 2009, 08:52:28 PM
Midland man admits to eBay fraud


http://www.oaoa.com/news/finkle-32479-ebay-release.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 16, 2009, 08:59:08 PM
Worcester Park fake Nike eBay seller narrowly escapes jail sentence



http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/4432413.Fake_Nike_eBay_seller_narrowly_escapes_jail_sentence/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 17, 2009, 11:04:12 AM
EBay Waives Some Listing Fees, But Changes Commission Fees


In an apparent bid to attract new sellers, troubled e-commerce giant eBay Inc. (EBAY) said Tuesday it will waive some listing fees for people who want to auction goods on the company's marketplaces platform.


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090616-715278.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 17, 2009, 11:10:06 AM
A Big Change for eBay Sellers: Variation Style Listings


http://seekingalpha.com/article/143514-a-big-change-for-ebay-sellers-variation-style-listings
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 18, 2009, 09:57:48 AM
3 charged in theft of cookware at plant


http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090617/NEWS02/906170331/-1/NEWS04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 18, 2009, 10:00:12 AM
eBay woos large retailers, promising more innovation to come


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=30832
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 18, 2009, 10:03:36 AM
Citigroup: eBay Still Has Plenty to Prove


http://gigaom.com/2009/06/17/citigroup-ebay-still-has-plenty-to-prove/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 19, 2009, 10:21:39 AM
Retail Stores Still Trying To Blame eBay For Shoplifting


http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090617/1636535269.shtml
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 20, 2009, 04:26:35 PM
Why PayPal Wants to Know Where Everybody Lives


http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/19/why-paypal-wants-to-know-where-everybody-lives/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on June 20, 2009, 04:27:37 PM
bnwt...glad you found the place again!!...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 20, 2009, 04:37:15 PM
U.K. Man Auctions Dad's Ashes on eBay as Revenge


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,527422,00.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 21, 2009, 10:03:16 AM
EBay enthusiast shaken by online fraud, tardy response from bank


http://www.thestar.com/business/article/653920
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 21, 2009, 10:09:01 AM
Amid economic downturn, businesses moving stuff on eBay


video presentation

http://www.woai.com/business/story/Amid-economic-downturn-businesses-moving-stuff-on/c8JBv1oR4ECgSX5NvMCbcw.cspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 21, 2009, 10:10:55 AM
eBay pulls pin on ashes auction


http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2009/06/21/90785_gold-coast-top-story.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: da_ewok on June 22, 2009, 09:05:11 AM
http://ozsoapbox.com/personal/the-internet/is-ebay-ripping-you-off-australian-auction-alternatives/

Is eBay ripping you off? Australian auction alternatives
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 22, 2009, 10:06:34 AM
Bruce Schneier on eBay fraud


http://blogs.computerworld.com/schneier_on_ebay_fraud
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on June 22, 2009, 05:53:02 PM
If you can read German, this is interesting...

eBay gewärt Einblick (http://www.ecin.de/news/2009/06/22/13302/?rcol) (which means in context eBay grants access)

It starts off by saying, "For the first time figures about turnover of German Powersellers were presented by the on-line auctioneers. These figures are of considerable interest with regard to the sales volume for German eCommerce."

The most important bit is "The most popular product categories with highest commercial volume for this period were "vehicles" followed by "vehicle parts", "clothing and accessories", "sport" as well as "business and industry". Around 1/7 or 435 million euros of the total commercial volume of the professional sellers on eBay comes from export. The largest amount of customers by far are from Austria; other important export countries are the USA, Italy, France and the Netherlands. With about 159,000 commercial traders, eBay.de is by far the biggest eBay site for commercial sellers in Europe. In addition, the average turnover per German Powerseller is apparently higher than per Powerseller in Great Britain, France or Italy."

(Translation mine.)

German sellers are doing very well in contrast to other sellers - at least when it comes to commercial sellers.

By the way - I'm not sure if everyone's aware of this, but in Germany an eBay seller is obliged to state whether he's a hobby seller or a commercial seller. No hiding behind "just selling for fun" unless it's true, because the Tax Office will know!

A related point: you might notice that the lack of mandatory PayPal on the German eBay apparently does nothing to negatively affect sales of German powersellers, many MANY of whom offer only bank transfer as a payment method.

From my experience, poor sellers will learn and have learned to find ways to continue to be poor sellers to the detriment of buyers, irrespective of the payment method. And good sellers will always be good sellers, irrespective of the payment method. I believe it helps buyers, though, to be able to use a method in which they have confidence. From contacts in Germany, the bad feeling against PayPal is quite high, and the trust in bank transfers is very high indeed.

This seems to contrast quite a lot with UK sellers and US sellers, where there are very different perceptions in the smoothness and reliability of bank transfers (esp. in the US).
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Post by: *CountessA* on June 22, 2009, 06:16:38 PM
10 RAREST THINGS SOLD ON EBAY (http://www.eldigital.com.mx/html/32060_0_1_0_C.html"")

Perth, Australia: a guy selling his life. (Remember this?) His offer included his house, his car, his work and his friends.
The USA: Someone put up his soul for sale... The listing was removed, of course. Will the devil have managed to make his offer?
The USA: things belonging to Michael Jackson used as evidence in the 2003 investigation, up for sale with a reservation price of 1 million dollars.
Germany: a man's partner put up his son for auction, with 1 euro starting price. Woops! - Investigated for baby trafficking!
Virginia, the USA: two sisters discovered inside their cornflakes cereal a single cornflake shaped like the State of Illinois. It sold for about 1,000 dollars.
... and so on.
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Post by: *Ubbie Max* on June 22, 2009, 06:35:49 PM
I would have bid for the USA blokes soul if I'd known it was listed.

ubbrd AKA Belzeebub likes collecting souls. In fact, that's my job.

      (http://content.sweetim.com/sim/cpie/emoticons/00020077.gif)
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Post by: bnwt on June 22, 2009, 09:27:16 PM
Cash-strapped households sending their belongings to auction block


http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2009/06/22/2009-06-22_cashstrapped_households_sending_their_belongings_to_auction_block.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 23, 2009, 12:01:41 PM
eBay DevCon Gives Peek at What's to Come


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/6/1245676125.html
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Post by: tellomon on June 23, 2009, 07:35:49 PM
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Post by: *CountessA* on June 24, 2009, 01:37:33 AM
Tron Guy Forced To Sell Plane On EBay Due To Poor Economy (http://"http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/06/tron-guy-forced-to-sell-plane-on-ebay-due-to-crap-economy/")
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Post by: *wheels* on June 24, 2009, 06:07:59 PM
eBay pulls pin on ashes auction

http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2009/06/21/90785_gold-coast-top-story.html

Man continues ashes auction, despite eBay ban

listed at 1GBP, no bids so far!

http://www.cqout.com/item.asp?id=5028406
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Post by: bnwt on June 24, 2009, 08:57:35 PM
Web Merchants Often Fail To Close Deal - PayPal Study


People shopping online are likely to bail out on planned purchases before making the final click to submit their orders, often because they are surprised by high shipping costs and other fees, according to a new survey out Tuesday.

(posters thoughts) ... with that in mind why is that PayPal insists eBay sellers use Registered Post to ensure "seller protection"  ??


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090623-711726.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 24, 2009, 08:58:40 PM
Online shoppers cite high shipping costs as top reason for abandoning carts


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=30897
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Post by: *wheels* on June 24, 2009, 09:09:51 PM
Online shoppers cite high shipping costs as top reason for abandoning carts

  ;D  I often do that, only because some sites will not give a shipping quote until you have finished checkout. At least on eBay, postage prices are listed upfront, or are known after emailing the seller.
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Post by: *CountessA* on June 25, 2009, 12:59:58 AM
Interesting... I actually stopped mid-transaction today with a French film just as I was about to hit the Confirmation button on Amazon.fr, because of the cost of shipping with that one DVD. For the first time in a long time, I found the DVD I wanted on eBay.fr with lower total cost, from a seller whose feedback reflected  good service, so I bought it on eBay today.

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Post by: Poddy on June 25, 2009, 02:29:35 AM
Item purchased on ebay

Item cost USD $24
Postage   USD $41

Actual postage paid USD $6.60

From time of sale to delivery 32 days

No more US buying for this cat :(
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Post by: *smee* on June 25, 2009, 02:48:44 AM
Interesting... I actually stopped mid-transaction today with a French film just as I was about to hit the Confirmation button on Amazon.fr, because of the cost of shipping with that one DVD. For the first time in a long time, I found the DVD I wanted on eBay.fr with lower total cost, from a seller whose feedback reflected  good service, so I bought it on eBay today.


Countess you maybe able to help me here, I am trying to sell a dvd at the moment which I dont know anything about and its not selling and I have been a bit slack with this one and havent even detailed a story line ... do you know anything about it , by the title it sounds as if it might be your type of movie and I am wondering if I should just keep it and watch it myself if its any good rather than re list .. its called  " VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA "  do you know of it and if so is it a girly thing or do you think I may find it ok
 
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Post by: bnwt on June 25, 2009, 11:22:10 AM
PayPal UK titsup


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/24/paypal_uk_down/
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Post by: bnwt on June 25, 2009, 11:25:28 AM
Boomerangs – Easy returns goes live on eBay


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/06/boomerangs-easy-returns-goes-live-on-ebay.html
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on June 25, 2009, 11:30:51 AM
The "I've changed my mind" option on the new Ebay returns policy is a little disturbing....
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Post by: bnwt on June 26, 2009, 10:50:23 AM
L’Oréal to appeal eBay ruling


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/06/loreal-to-appeal-ebay-ruling.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 26, 2009, 10:55:52 AM
Does the Recession Mean Better eBay Deals ?


Mathieu Bourgie pointed out that part of eBay’s current problems stem from policies the company has been following for the past few years. eBay has been hiking fees and sellers have been forced to use PayPal. “eBay easily eats up 10% to 15% of your closing prices,” Bourgie said. “That made a lot of sellers quit eBay, simply because it was no longer profitable. Fewer sellers mean less competition. That, and higher fees, result in higher prices for items, making eBay less attractive to buyers.” Sellers and buyers alike abandoned eBay for competitors as prices rose.



http://www.mainstreet.com/article/smart-spending/bargains/deals/does-recession-mean-better-ebay-deals
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Post by: bnwt on June 26, 2009, 10:58:01 AM
L'Oreal Appeals Paris High Court Ruling On eBay Case


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090624-709830.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 26, 2009, 11:02:42 AM
Disparaging eBay comment sparks lawsuit


http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jun/25/disparaging-ebay-comment-sparks-lawsuit/
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Post by: bnwt on June 27, 2009, 10:45:53 AM
eBay buyers fleeced by teenage internet girl



Ms Eason, from Crescent Head in NSW, said eBay was no longer replying to her emailed complaints about the issue.

She believes the online auction site is not prepared to protect buyers from bogus sellers hiding behind fake identities.

She wants eBay or the girl to compensate victims of the fraud.


Online auction and selling site eBay is unable to explain how the girl managed to defraud users of up to $44,000.


http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,27574,25694782-3102,00.html
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Post by: bnwt on June 27, 2009, 10:59:24 AM
Is an annoying eBay security policy a scammers delight?


http://www.examiner.com/x-312-Auctions-and-Antiques-Examiner~y2009m6d26-The-most-annoying-eBay-security-policy-is-also-used-by-selling-websites
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Post by: **cupie** on June 27, 2009, 11:47:26 AM
eBay buyers fleeced by teenage internet girl



Ms Eason, from Crescent Head in NSW, said eBay was no longer replying to her emailed complaints about the issue.

She believes the online auction site is not prepared to protect buyers from bogus sellers hiding behind fake identities.

She wants eBay or the girl to compensate victims of the fraud.


Online auction and selling site eBay is unable to explain how the girl managed to defraud users of up to $44,000.


http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,27574,25694782-3102,00.html

Yep this doesn't surprise me...I may contact the newspaper involved and tell them about this site, so that other defrauded individuals know there's somewhere to find out info when they are defrauded....Note the same bulldust from Daniel the fraud voyeur?   Loves the company line this boy.  Might also contact Choice mag and refresh their memory on a precedental study called Going, going gone.....foretold this fraud in 2006, and which was also provided to the ABC...I notice they didn't miss out on quoting that piece of empirical fact.  ID VERIFICATION...WHEN WILL THEY LEARN?

Mr Feiler said a system of providing 100 points of identification for registration as demanded by some sites would not stop online fraud.

"The best way to eliminate problems is to monitor activity," he said.

"Normally we can spot when there is trouble and we can shut it down and often we alert the police because we know what is normal activity."

He said buyers should always use Paypal because they were protected from fraud for up to $20,000.

Christopher Zinn, from consumer group Choice, said

it was in online retailers' best interests to protect their consumers.
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Post by: *CountessA* on June 27, 2009, 03:54:14 PM
Quote
She said, "I can't tell you exactly why eBay took the listing down, that would jepordize the integrity of our trust and safety policies".

Quotation of the week, this one. They cannot tell this poor seller what he's doing that's "wrong". Philip K. Dick once wrote about "Pre-crime" in the short story Minority Report. It is based, of course, on Orwell's concept of "thoughtcrime" (or "crimethink") from 1984. It has echoes that resonate with this whole concept of being unable to tell a seller what T&S policy is being breached just in listing an item.
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Post by: bnwt on June 27, 2009, 05:42:18 PM
Mr Feiler said a system of providing 100 points of identification for registration as demanded by some sites would not stop online fraud.


yes this true   BUT   it would certainly greatly reduce fraud


from my observation eBay have no interest in spending money or resources on stopping fraud when they can sit back with their head in the sand and hope it slips under the radar

and as for Mr. Failer's comment that 'monitoring' these situations is best, how many examples can you think of when people on these boards have discovered fraud happening and trumpeted it's occurrence to eBay and they do nothing

I believe the only time they monitor fraud is well and truly after the horse has bolted and then they try and use it to sing the praises of their shonky payment system paypal
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Post by: bnwt on June 28, 2009, 10:52:57 AM
Spring Hill woman who listed herself on eBay lands a job


But the burst of fame was short-lived. EBay deleted her profile on June 10, saying that policy prohibits a person from selling his or her services.


http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/workinglife/article1013777.ece
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Post by: bnwt on June 29, 2009, 11:13:04 AM
Are Empty Wine Bottles on eBay Being Used for Counterfeiting?


http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/are-empty-wine-bottles-on-ebay-being-used-for-counterfeiting/
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Post by: bnwt on June 30, 2009, 11:00:26 AM
Fear of debt and fraud change the way online shoppers pay


http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=30955
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Post by: bnwt on June 30, 2009, 11:04:03 AM
£4,000 hairdressing haul sold on eBay in Burnley scam


http://www.burnleyexpress.net/burnleynews/4000-hairdressing-haul-sold-on.5410164.jp
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Post by: bnwt on June 30, 2009, 11:06:26 AM
eBay UK Extends Seller Promotion for Shop Owners


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m06/i29/s04
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on June 30, 2009, 12:08:14 PM
Quote
She said, "I can't tell you exactly why eBay took the listing down, that would jepordize the integrity of our trust and safety policies".

Quotation of the week, this one. They cannot tell this poor seller what he's doing that's "wrong". Philip K. Dick once wrote about "Pre-crime" in the short story Minority Report. It is based, of course, on Orwell's concept of "thoughtcrime" (or "crimethink") from 1984. It has echoes that resonate with this whole concept of being unable to tell a seller what T&S policy is being breached just in listing an item.


this is one policy I always found to be extremely bizzarre-

imagine this, you have an argument with a spouse/partner-

Me: You have upset me greatly..
You: But what have I done?

Me: I can't tell you...
You: Why?

Me: because it would invade your privacy and mine.
You: but..it involves us directly, you and I.. no one else..so how does it invade our privacy if it is affecting us directly?

Me: I'm sorry I cannot say..but I want a divorce based on this occurance.
You: but if I don't know what caused the problem how can i rectify it?

Me: *silence*
You: scratches head....

How ridiculous to be sanctioned in some form or other then told.. sorry you did a bad bad thing however we refuse to tell you what it was so you can avoid it in the future...feel free to try and work out exactly what it was you did wrong, in any event you'll probably be way off base.
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Post by: bnwt on July 01, 2009, 12:27:40 PM
Facebook Is Going After PayPal, Google Checkout


http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-hires-up-prepares-to-crush-paypal-google-checkout-2009-6
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Post by: bnwt on July 01, 2009, 12:36:55 PM
The "Top 20" Best Selling Ebay Items In Todays Economy?


http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=98308
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Post by: bnwt on July 02, 2009, 11:40:45 AM
Local thrift shop turns to eBay


http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=319442
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Post by: caadlad52 on July 02, 2009, 01:15:41 PM
eBay warns buyers off $1 million Obama 'Kenyan birth certificate'



http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102624 (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102624)


"Obama's place of birth, however, is only one of several possible avenues for determining whether or not heis a "natural born citizen" under the U.S. Constitution and eligible to serve as president.

WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama's status as a "natural born citizen." The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."



Makes you wonder .....
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Post by: *Yibida* on July 02, 2009, 02:03:27 PM
New face on the site...Welcome caadlad52 ..........
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Post by: bnwt on July 03, 2009, 10:27:02 AM
Allegation made of eBay fraud


http://www.chestertontribune.com/PoliceFireEmergency/allegation_made_of_ebay_fraud.htm
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on July 03, 2009, 11:31:55 AM
Allegation made of eBay fraud


http://www.chestertontribune.com/PoliceFireEmergency/allegation_made_of_ebay_fraud.htm


Soooo what happened to if we provide legitimate tracking as proof of postage??????
Now ebay just refunds irrespective?? AND the police state Ebay's policy is binding Tough luck, the sooner Ebay are called to task on these dishonest practices the better.
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Post by: **cupie** on July 03, 2009, 11:58:46 AM
I agree Lisa......No doubt, in the US, there would be a similar entity to the BFSO....Because they have a similar prudential licensing authority for non bank entities.  

ALL AUSSIE SELLERS SHOULD REALISE that they are Consumers of Paypal, and as such.....YOU DO HAVE RIGHTS.  Don't let anybody try to tell you otherwise.

Neither Paypal, nor Ebay make the rules irrespective of their 'Unfair Consumer Contracts'.....In this scenario, in Oz...the seller would need to lodge a BFSO complaint against Paypal's discriminative policy, and more than likely Paypal would be told to review their decision and refund the seller, given that they can prove the item was delivered.  

The more complaints received by BFSO about this policy, the more likely that it will be reported to ASIC as a systemic issue.  Only then will Paypal be roped into line......but if people don't make complaints, believing all the paypal apologist rubbish, then Paypal will keep sailing along calling all the shots.....sheesh.  

If you have been caught out the same way in this chargeback fraud, then get writing....it costs nothing for consumers to lodge a BFSO complaint but it costs Paypal around $1500.00 each time BFSO investigate, or so I'm told.

If they get hundreds of complaints, it might impress upon them the need for REAL dispute resolution and REAL customer services, OR ....they can keep paying the BFSO to do the job for them.  JMO.



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Post by: bnwt on July 07, 2009, 10:52:55 AM
EBay's Auction Business Stabilizing, Analysts Say



http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090706-714508.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2009, 10:36:49 AM
PayPal to open up payments platform


http://www.cbronline.com/news/paypal_to_open_up_payments_platform_070709
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Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2009, 10:39:08 AM
eBay's Ready to Party Like It's 1999


http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/07/07/ebays-ready-to-party-like-its-1999.aspx
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Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2009, 10:42:19 AM
Paso woman looking on eBay to replace stolen goods instead finds her stolen goods


http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/breaking_news/story/776295.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2009, 10:44:38 AM
eBay UK Asks Members to Sign Fair Trade Petition


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m07/i07/s03
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Post by: **cupie** on July 08, 2009, 11:50:21 AM
The petition calls on the European Commission to amend EU competition law to stop what eBay UK calls unfair trade practices. Members must be logged in to the site in order to sign the petition.

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:  Pot...Kettle....Black..... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

So Ebay want Fair Trade Practices eh?  But they don 't want to offer Fair Trade practices to their sellers though do they?  mmmhhhhh!!!

In Australia, our Fair Trade Practices were ignored, challenged and then accused, just for protecting FAIR competition in the EFT marketplace, and small traders/consumers.   Anyone who followed the rebellion closely will recall that Ebay accused ACCC of placing consumers at risk when they denied Ebay the right to impose Paypal Only on a few million small business traders & consumers.....and of course, this would have excluded all other payment methods?  In fact, they were found to be in breach of Fair Trade Practices in this Country and forced to withdraw their notification or face prosecution?.....*shakes head at the hypocrisy of it all*

Meanwhile, small traders on Ebay are being tossed from pillar to post with no rights, no negotiation powers, ever increasing fees, and an ever decreasing profit margin?....and absolutely no bargaining power with a monster monopoly.

How about a petition to force Ebay to abide by Fair Trade Practices for small businesses selling on Ebay, and give them a fair shake of the sauce bottle ???  Whether here, UK, US, wherever......just simply abide by the laws of whatever country they are a non tax paying guest in?????.  

They seem to be able to bend over backwards for large powersellers, with lower fees, easing of all the rules, actual phone access and account managers, their own private forums, and god knows what else....... but the little guy?  well....to hell with him right?  Why offer Fairness to small businesses when they can get away with muscling them out of the marketplace by removing any hope of competing with the big guys?  It's almost a bit like small business genocide....and they have the gall to argue unfair trade practices?  LMAO

At least they've learned one thing from the rebellion.....Consumer power is greater than greedy monopoly power.  So why not use the same consumers Ebay denies any level of fairness or profit margin, to head up a petition to save Ebay's profit margin?  Bizarre......

If they try the same thing on here.....Fight for your own profit margins and form a petition to force Ebay to abide by TPA and stop dominating hundreds of thousands of small businesses.  For gods sake don't get behind them on the basis of fair trade practices...it would be downright hypocritical unless they're offering you the same level of fairness.

5,4,3,2,1............... 8)
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Post by: bnwt on July 09, 2009, 11:38:35 AM
Designer fakes 'rivalled top stores'


http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1125174_designer_fakes_rivalled_top_stores
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Post by: bnwt on July 09, 2009, 11:44:14 AM
eBay calls for laws to ban companies' 'bully boy' trading restrictions


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/5780283/eBay-calls-for-laws-to-ban-companies-bully-boy-trading-restrictions.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 09, 2009, 11:45:40 AM
Three Facebook Apps for EBay Sellers


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3828781
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Post by: bnwt on July 10, 2009, 10:28:28 AM
Holy Wheeled Wonders, Batman


http://splashpage.mtv.com/2009/07/09/holy-wheeled-wonders-batman-1960s-batcycle-sold-on-ebay/
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Post by: bnwt on July 10, 2009, 10:30:00 AM
eBay Traffic Down in April and May


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m07/i09/s01
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Post by: bnwt on July 10, 2009, 10:32:40 AM
eBay International Shipping Issues (Australia, UK)


eBay Australia said it has recently increased the maximum limit for flat-rate domestic postage and handling costs by approximately 4 percent, it said, to reflect Australia Post's recent increase in postage costs. The postage and handling limits apply only to a small number of categories on eBay.com.au.
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Post by: *smee* on July 10, 2009, 10:36:19 AM
Its hardly surprising that the eBay traffic flow has diminished ,
where there used to be direct roads to using eBay they have managed to instal cul-de-sacs , roundabouts and roadblocks !!!
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Post by: bnwt on July 11, 2009, 11:12:24 AM
Australia: first market for PayPal developer program rollout after US


http://www.thepaypers.com/news/online-payments/australia-first-market-for-paypal-developer-program-rollout-after-us/738846-3
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Post by: bnwt on July 11, 2009, 11:17:36 AM
EBay’s Traffic Drops Amid Identity Crisis


It has been a year and a half since Meg Whitman said she would hand the chief executive’s office at eBay to John Donahoe, and at least by some measures, the company continues to lose traction with both buyers and sellers.


http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/10/ebays-traffic-drops-amid-identity-crisis/?hpw
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Post by: bnwt on July 11, 2009, 11:20:00 AM
GM's eBay play


http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/10/autos/gm_ebay/?postversion=2009071017
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Post by: bnwt on July 11, 2009, 11:28:08 AM
Net sleuth calls eBay on carpet over shill bidding


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/10/ebay_and_shill_bidding/
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Post by: bnwt on July 11, 2009, 03:00:50 PM
Is it all over for eBay? - Auction site traffic drops massively


http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2009/07/11/is-it-all-over-for-ebay-auction-site-traffic-drops-massively/
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Post by: bnwt on July 11, 2009, 03:02:37 PM
EBay Denies Partnership With G.M.


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/11/technology/internet/11ebay.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 11, 2009, 03:08:00 PM
Irish eBay subsidiary files €9.7m loss


http://www.examiner.ie/sport/irish-ebay-subsidiary-files-97m-loss-96123.html
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Post by: *CountessA* on July 11, 2009, 04:30:45 PM
Disturbing news... Thanks, BNWT, for keeping us all informed about these things.
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Post by: bnwt on July 12, 2009, 10:06:22 AM
Is eBay in Trouble?


http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/07/10/is-ebay-in-trouble
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Post by: bnwt on July 13, 2009, 11:12:23 PM
Woman accused of online auction scam


Reichard told troopers he agreed to pay the woman through PayPal, an online payment service, the complaint said. Watson allegedly withdrew the funds for the television from her PayPal account and then closed the account, along with her eBay account, State Police said.

Reichard told police he never received his television set and was never refunded the $1,600, according to the complaint.


http://www.dailymail.com/policebrfs/200907120354
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Post by: bnwt on July 13, 2009, 11:13:58 PM
Yahoo Japan, eBay teaming up in online auctions


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/yahoo-japan-ebay-teaming-up-in-online-auctions/article801598/
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Post by: bnwt on July 14, 2009, 10:12:54 AM
Gmail Labs Now Certifying Emails From eBay And PayPal


http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2009/07/gmail_labs_now_1.html;jsessionid=YME54JRTVZGYMQSNDLPSKH0CJUNN2JVN
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Post by: bnwt on July 14, 2009, 10:17:48 AM
RIP eBay Live


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/7/1247519813.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 14, 2009, 10:21:47 AM
Locals say they were victims of eBay scam


http://www.siftingsherald.com/news/x931230153/Locals-say-they-were-victims-of-eBay-scam
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Post by: bnwt on July 14, 2009, 10:25:33 AM
IT workers sold stolen laptops on Ebay


http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/it-workers-sold-stolen-laptops-on-ebay-14403248.html
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Post by: *CountessA* on July 14, 2009, 02:35:10 PM
BNWT, I wish we knew more about the case of the Charleston woman. Did Reichard file a complaint with PayPal before 45 days were up? Did he in fact succeed in negotiating a better price with the woman and did he thus purchase off-eBay? He should still have been protected by Paypal of course, in the event of non-receipt of goods, but he might not have lodged his complaint within the 45-day period which would give PayPal an out.

It's good that the woman is being prosecuted, but I hope that poor guy gets back his money.
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on July 14, 2009, 07:47:48 PM
16-year-old boy bought a Sony Playstation 2 for $194 and got $90,000 as bonus

A 16-year-old British boy who bought a Sony Playstation 2 for $194 on eBay got more then game console when he opened the package. There was a whole heap of euros -- €65,400 ($90,000) to be precise -- stacked neatly inside.

The boy's parents alerted police when the parcel arrived. Police are holding the money while the matter is investigated. But, if the money remains unclaimed the family could potentially apply for it to be returned to them.

A spokesman for eBay said: "We know that eBay is a great place to pick up a bargain, although in this case, we agree that the contents of the parcel were somewhat unusual and we will assist with any inquiries the police may wish to make."



God... Why can't I find sellers like that????
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Post by: ernest_price on July 14, 2009, 08:37:44 PM
Phoney bidding 'rampant' on eBay

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/biz-tech/phoney-bidding-rampant-on-ebay-20090714-djsr.html (http://www.smh.com.au/technology/biz-tech/phoney-bidding-rampant-on-ebay-20090714-djsr.html)

An in-depth investigation by an Australian retiree has revealed that fake bids are "running rampant" on eBay, forcing users to pay inflated prices for items on the auction site.

Philip Cohen, 69, from Brighton-Le-Sands in Sydney, found several instances of shill bidding - where phoney eBay accounts are used to bid up the price of items on the auction site to inflate the final price paid by buyers.

He places the blame squarely on eBay, saying that its anti-shill security systems are flawed or non-existent. He says that shill bidding has been encouraged by a new policy from eBay to hide from other users the usernames of people bidding on items.

Cohen's 8000-word analysis was published on eBay's message board and the AuctionBytes website, but it has been inexplicably deleted from the former.

"eBay should not be allowed to knowingly facilitate the defrauding of the `buying' users of its service by those unscrupulous shill-bidding `selling' users nor conceal such crime after the event - which, in my humble opinion, is presently, effectively the case," Cohen wrote.

When buying an item on an eBay auction, a user enters the maximum amount he or she is willing to pay and, if another buyer bids on that item, the first user's bid is automatically increased in small increments up to the maximum amount he or she has entered.

With shill bidding, unscrupulous sellers typically register new eBay accounts and bid on their own items to push bids higher and higher towards buyers' maximum price. If the shill bidder accidentally bids too much and wins the item, the seller is able to remove that final bid to reinstate the previously highest bidder as the winner.

Cohen, who is predominantly an eBay buyer, discovered this practice on several eBay auctions. In two of them, an Australian shill bidder was able to bump up the price of Australian oil paintings by $156 and $153.50, respectively, without the winning bidder even realising.

It was obvious to Cohen that the bids were from a shill bidder because that eBay account had made 190 bids on 41 items in the preceding 30 days, all from just a single seller.

"If there's a proactive system it's just ludicrous to say that they're not picking it up," Cohen said in a phone interview.

In his article he writes: "eBay simply has no incentive to remove fraudsters ... because these many fraudsters contribute to eBay's revenues and, if users don't notice any such untoward activity, then eBay does nothing."

In response to the instances of shill bidding raised in Cohen's piece, eBay took action against - but did not ban - the particular sellers involved but did not make any changes to make it harder for shill bidders in future. It says it has tools in place to detect shill bids automatically but refuses to go into further detail.

Cohen said eBay should reinstate its policy of disclosing the usernames of all buyers bidding on an item and run checks on users' IP addresses to determine whether two different accounts are in fact being used from the same computer.

It should also proactively check bidding patterns to determine if any accounts are bidding an inordinate amount on items from a single seller, and make it more difficult to retract bids.

Cohen quotes Jarrod Trevathan, a computer scientist with James Cook University, who suggests eBay publish a "shill score" out of 10 that rates bidders based on factors such as how many auctions they have participated in, the number of times they have won, how quick they are to bid and what stage in the auction they submit most of their bids.

"Most suspect shill bidding incidents are only investigated when a complaint is made by a legitimate bidder who feels that something is not right," Trevathan is quoted as saying.

eBay Australia spokesman Daniel Feiler said bidding users' account names were hidden to avoid another type of nasty eBay scheme, whereby people who did not win an auction are contacted - often by scammers - with offers to buy the item or something similar from another seller outside eBay.

He noted that shill bidding was becoming less of a problem as half of the items listed on the site were now sold for a fixed price as opposed to the auction format.

"We've had systems for [detecting] shill bidding since eBay's earliest days," Feiler said.

"This person has found a couple of isolated incidents ... there's over 100 million listings on eBay at any one time, so there's bound to be a handful that are problematic, but in the scheme of things it's very, very small."
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Post by: bnwt on July 15, 2009, 10:46:26 PM
eBay makes changes to fees


Online marketplace eBay says its Australian website is experiencing a similar downwards trend in sales as its other sites worldwide and has cut fees to bolster its local listings.


http://www.watoday.com.au/breaking-news-business/ebay-makes-changes-to-fees-20090715-dk9s.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 15, 2009, 10:49:04 PM
eBay Australia shifts focus from auctions to fixed price selling


http://www.smartcompany.com.au/sales/20090715-ebay-australia-shift-focus-from-auctions-to-fixed-price-selling.html
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Post by: *Yibida* on July 15, 2009, 10:53:29 PM
eBay makes changes to fees


Online marketplace eBay says its Australian website is experiencing a similar downwards trend in sales as its other sites worldwide and has cut fees to bolster its local listings.


http://www.watoday.com.au/breaking-news-business/ebay-makes-changes-to-fees-20090715-dk9s.html


"Ms Sharkey cited data from Forrester Research, which forecast Australian online spending to grow from $17.9 billion in 2008 to $27.2 billion by 2012."

Yeh but Ebay aint gonna see much of that, it's competitors like Amazon and the others are going to clean up until [ if ] Ebay find's sanity again !!!!!!!!
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on July 16, 2009, 06:29:56 AM
Ms Sharkey is full of the proverbial lol
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Post by: bnwt on July 16, 2009, 10:35:56 AM
Trade Me trading ahead as eBay trails


http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/2598116/Trade-Me-trading-ahead-as-eBay-trails
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Post by: bnwt on July 16, 2009, 10:39:26 AM
eBay Australia Announces New Pricing, End of Store Inventory Format


The site said sellers who list in Auction or don't own an eBay Store should know there are no changes to the standard pricing.


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m07/i15/s01
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Post by: bnwt on July 16, 2009, 03:40:52 PM
eBay scam


video presentation ..... Australia Today Show


http://today.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=838042
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Post by: bnwt on July 17, 2009, 10:17:32 AM
Tiffany v. eBay Appeal Grabs Second Circuit Spotlight


http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/2009/07/tiffany-v-ebay-appeal-grabs-second-circuit-spotlight.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 17, 2009, 10:20:47 AM
An eBay Item-Page Redesign Could Affect Use of Templates


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/7/1247777825.html


eBay Considers More Changes to View Item Page


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m07/i16/s00
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Post by: bnwt on July 17, 2009, 10:25:02 AM
Counterfeit coins removed from eBay



http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/canada/2009/07/16/10151766-sun.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 17, 2009, 06:15:13 PM
Competition among online shops intensifies


http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/business/0,39044229,62056117,00.htm
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Post by: bnwt on July 17, 2009, 06:20:43 PM
eBay UK listings updates


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/07/ebay-uk-listings-updates.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 18, 2009, 09:57:07 AM
EBay Expected To See 2Q Earnings Fall


"Despite a very strong brand name and what should be a reasonably recession-resistant consumer value proposition, eBay appears to be getting squeezed at the top end by Amazon and by other direct online retailers and at the lower end by Craigslist," Mark Mahaney of Citigroup wrote in a note to clients on July 8.

 
That said, several analysts believe the company's business has begun to stabilize in the second quarter, though it will take more time to see if the many changes made to the core marketplace business will bear fruit.


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090717-711719.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 18, 2009, 10:00:54 AM
Making a profit through an online business


http://www.bangkokpost.com/life/family/20352/making-a-profit-through-an-online-business
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Post by: bnwt on July 18, 2009, 10:06:30 AM
EBay Woos Entrepreneurs With Cash


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124786018054059603.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 18, 2009, 10:07:58 AM
eBay fraudster jailed once more


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8156754.stm
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Post by: tellomon on July 18, 2009, 06:27:15 PM
In response to the instances of shill bidding raised in Cohen's piece, eBay took action against - but did not ban - the particular sellers involved but did not make any changes to make it harder for shill bidders in future. It says it has tools in place to detect shill bids automatically but refuses to go into further detail.

Yeah, cuz maybe ebay is lying again??? Cuz they really DON'T have the "tools"?

ebay is a tool.

And it's broken.....


 >:(
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Post by: bnwt on July 19, 2009, 09:43:02 AM
eBay Eyeing Seller Responsibilities Policy for September


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/7/1247938302.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 20, 2009, 09:59:27 AM
Google Finds Missing eBay Items


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/7/1248011312.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 20, 2009, 10:02:04 AM
Fraudster in £7,800 eBay con


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/07/19/fraudster-in-7-800-ebay-con-115875-21530839/
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Post by: bnwt on July 20, 2009, 01:46:07 PM
Google Voice: Trouble Calling for Skype?


Google's push into the Web phone-calling market is likely to cut into sales by Internet phone companies such as eBay's (EBAY) Skype


http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jul2009/tc20090717_582966.htm
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Post by: bnwt on July 21, 2009, 10:25:45 AM
eBay Earnings, Major Policy Changes Ahead


Chief among the expected announcements is a plan to replace eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY) PowerSelling branding with a "top-rated" icon, though the PowerSeller program would continue for a year or so to be used as the criteria for rewarding sellers with fee discounts and search exposure, according to a source who has been briefed on the changes.

http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3830816/eBay+Earnings+Major+Policy+Changes+Ahead.htm
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Post by: bnwt on July 21, 2009, 10:32:50 AM
eBay to Change Its PowerSeller Program and Discounts


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/7/1248058245.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2009, 10:40:14 AM
EBay: Back To Basics


 ........... eBay's online marketplaces are shrinking. Over the last year, growth rates swung from 19% in the first quarter to a negative 16% in the latest one. That's likely indicative of a maturing auction business, says Jeffries analyst Youssef Squali, but could also indicate that the 10-year-old online auction business is entering a permanent decline.


http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/technology/100139662-1-ebay%253A-back-basics.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2009, 10:42:22 AM
EBay: Bloody But Stabilizing


http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/20/ebay-earnings-ecommerce-technology-internet-ebay.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2009, 10:46:07 AM
PayPal: Australians ready to spend big online


http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/311869/paypal_australians_ready_spend_big_online
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2009, 10:49:53 AM
eBay Looks to Speed up Deadbeat-Bidder Claims Process


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/7/1248205454.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2009, 04:19:59 PM
Online sales finally start to slow. . .


http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/businesscomment/Rachel-Parkin-Online-sales-finally.5476530.jp
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Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2009, 04:27:34 PM
The Real Reason eBay Is Stuck


EBay is run by smart people who don't use eBay and spend hours debating the data about how other people use eBay," says a former strategist who left a few months ago. "That is the problem. You can't solve your way into the future."


http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/tech%2523brands/100139659-1-real-reason-ebay-stuck.html
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Post by: bobbybigbear on July 22, 2009, 06:22:16 PM
Every move eBay au has made is to protect shill bidding and making them harder to detect.

Why, because we can't have staff ending up in court again, and when you outsource the job, you need to protect them as well, lest they squeal when caught.
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Post by: bnwt on July 23, 2009, 12:12:28 AM
PayPal targets charities, schools for more bucks



Having failed in last year's attempt to become a compulsory payment mechanism for eBay, PayPal is eyeing off a new source of potential cash: charities and schools.

http://apcmag.com/Content.aspx?id=4170
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Post by: bnwt on July 23, 2009, 12:15:25 AM
Steven Madden Sues EBay Over Alleged Counterfeit Watches




http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090721-717502.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 23, 2009, 12:19:24 AM
So Over It: EBay Eats Itself


http://www.thestreet.com/story/10548300/2/so-over-it-ebay-eats-itself.html
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Post by: bnwt on July 23, 2009, 09:45:38 AM
Searching for Upside on eBay


Whereas Amazon appears to have weathered the worst of the economic storm, eBay has taken a pounding.


http://www.thestreet.com/story/10549742/1/searching-for-upside-on-ebay.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN
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Post by: bnwt on July 23, 2009, 09:47:50 AM
EBay's Profit Drops 29% Despite Strength in PayPal


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124829493305873355.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
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Post by: bnwt on July 23, 2009, 09:51:04 AM
Falling sales dent eBay profits


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8164091.stm
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Post by: bnwt on July 23, 2009, 02:56:49 PM
Sydney postie accused of mail theft


http://www.smh.com.au/national/sydney-postie-accused-of-mail-theft-20090723-du6c.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 24, 2009, 10:02:45 AM
A Map of Every PayPal Payment Made in the World


http://mashable.com/2009/07/23/paypal-platform-impact/
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Post by: bnwt on July 24, 2009, 10:11:02 AM
eBay CEO John Donahoe Shares Thoughts on Q2 Results


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/7/1248360654.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2009, 10:02:32 AM
eBay buys millions of search keywords, CEO Donahoe says


http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/07/24/ebay-buys-millions-of-search-keywords-ceo-donahoe-says/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2009, 10:04:39 AM
Don’t give up on eBay yet


http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/07/23/ebay-ceo-explains-recent-show-of-faith/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2009, 10:06:26 AM
eBay Working to Restore Trust in Service


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2350723,00.asp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2009, 10:13:11 AM
Amazon Misses on Weak Sales


http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3831501/Amazon+Misses+on+Weak+Sales.htm
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Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2009, 05:07:05 PM
I took your advice but PayPal won't budge


Your problem has now made me look more deeply into PayPal which proudly claims it is "a safer, simpler way to send money online". I'm not so sure and I have waded through its lengthy terms and conditions.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/jul/25/paypal-refund-problem
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Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2009, 05:12:15 PM
Lakeville "Ebay Scammer" Returns on Craig's List


video presentation


http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1048516.shtml?cat=206
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2009, 05:15:01 PM
Profits fall at eBay as recession hits online


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/5890431/Profits-fall-at-eBay-as-recession-hits-online.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2009, 05:18:45 PM
Why are police looking into eBay transaction?


http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2009/07/23/opinion/letters/letter1.txt
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Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2009, 12:32:03 AM
Ebay Changes to Help Large Merchants Sell New Products


Ebay will tweak its search algorithm to favor new products, allow sellers to include more and bigger photos in their listings for free, and do away with features that sellers have used to dress up their listings, two people familiar with the e-commerce giant's plans said.

The company will also limit communications between buyers and sellers, a step designed to ease the burden for volume-sellers, they said.



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124848769796180885.html


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Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2009, 12:36:22 AM
eBay trader admits selling counterfeit goods bought from Wellesbourne market


http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/eBay-trader-admits-selling-counterfeit.5486974.jp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2009, 11:03:09 AM
eBay’s Frail Recovery Shows How Far It’s Fallen


http://gigaom.com/2009/07/25/ebays-frail-recovery-shows-how-far-its-fallen/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2009, 07:54:20 PM
eBay Sellers Should Brace for Monday's Major Announcement


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y209/m07/abu0243/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2009, 07:57:50 PM
EBay Waives Fees, But Is It A Good Deal?


http://www.courant.com/business/custom/consumer/hc-faqebay-suncon0726.artjul26,0,2522810.story
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2009, 10:51:33 PM
PayPal plots offline expansion


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c7aa2fae-79fb-11de-b86f-00144feabdc0.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2009, 10:53:59 PM
EBay Plans Revisions In Listings


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124864819719082209.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2009, 10:55:09 PM
PayPal launches global channel program in Australia


http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/312489/paypal_launches_global_channel_program_australia
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2009, 10:57:22 PM
Ebay aims to reinvent itself by luring bigger sellers


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fe892310-7a44-11de-b86f-00144feabdc0.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2009, 11:00:29 PM
eBay.com announce changes for sellers


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/07/ebay-com-announce-changes-for-sellers.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: Liisa-Sx on July 28, 2009, 02:36:41 AM
eBay.com announce changes for sellers


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/07/ebay-com-announce-changes-for-sellers.html

No more additional insurance
Sellers will no longer be able to specify an additional optional or compulsory insurance fee for their listings.



So if that is the case, do the sellers just have to absorb the cost? Secondly does this mean that providing proof as a seller to Paypal/Ebay financially lies soley with the seller thus we pay to ensure we can prove to them an item was sent by stealth rather than being able to show the buyers openly?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 28, 2009, 11:00:23 AM
EBay's Changes to Help Large Merchants


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124872143088984585.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 28, 2009, 11:01:50 AM
EBay to highlight top sellers to galvanize retail



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/27/AR2009072701529.html

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 28, 2009, 11:04:30 AM
eBay will give top discounts to small retailers—if they offer good service


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=31265
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 28, 2009, 08:03:06 PM
EBay Debuts New Math, Opens Hood On Search


http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/07/27/ebay-debuts-new-math-opens-hood-on-search/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 28, 2009, 08:05:34 PM
PowerSeller revolt looms as eBay CEO Donahoe tinkers with business model


http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/07/27/powerseller-revolt-looms-as-ebay-ceo-donahoe-tinkers-with-busine/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 28, 2009, 08:08:10 PM
99p wedding dress 'looks like a million dollars'


http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?99p_wedding_dress_looks_like_a_million_dollars&in_article_id=709439&in_page_id=34
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2009, 10:10:21 AM
eBay CEO interview


video presentation

http://www.youtube.com/v/O2mSHsCl7Rs&hl=en&fs=1&
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2009, 10:18:08 AM
10 years of eBay in the UK


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/editors-choice/2009/07/28/10-years-of-ebay-in-the-uk-86908-21553400/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2009, 10:20:05 AM
Free P&P for more eBay UK sellers


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/07/free-pp-for-more-ebay-uk-sellers.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2009, 10:27:14 AM
EU To Adjust Rules Governing Online Sales


However, in a blow to eBay Inc. (EBAY), which has argued that it should be possible to solely sell goods online, the commission said it is reasonable to demand that a distributor should have a "brick and mortar" shop before being able to sell on the Internet.



http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090728-713721.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2009, 09:16:44 PM
eBay to reward top sellers


http://www.etailtoday.com.au/Articles/tabid/54/Latest/174/Ebay-to-reward-top-sellers.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2009, 09:18:24 PM
Whittington man's hair-brained scheme to make money on eBay


http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2009/07/29/88621_news.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2009, 09:27:06 PM
Judge Orders eBay Case to California


http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=7064
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 30, 2009, 10:15:43 AM
Mail thieves


http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/5760813/money/mail-thieves
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 30, 2009, 10:19:02 AM
Auction website eBay celebrates 10 years


http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Auction_website_eBay_celebrates_10__years&in_article_id=711733&in_page_id=34
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2009, 10:05:13 AM
A closer look at eBay’s new resolution process


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/07/a-closer-look-at-ebays-new-resolution-process.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2009, 10:09:58 AM
Newchurch man jailed for £38k eBay scam


http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/4514840.Newchurch_man_jailed_for___38k_eBay_scam/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2009, 10:15:04 AM
eBay Answers Questions about Policy and Feedback Changes


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m07/i30/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2009, 10:17:25 AM
eBay Explores Shipping Insurance Plan for Sellers


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/7/1248976445.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2009, 02:18:31 PM
Shock threat to shut Skype


http://www.smh.com.au/technology/biz-tech/shock-threat-to-shut-skype-20090731-e3qe.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *CountessA* on July 31, 2009, 02:23:54 PM
Quote
"Sellers were concerned that the some changes would actually irritate buyers and negatively impact sellers' DSRs, particularly the reminders that eBay plans to send buyers if they haven't paid within a certain amount of time after making a purchase."

I agree that these changes are potentially extremely annoying. I hope the sellers don't bear the brunt of the buyers' annoyance, since it's eBay implementing those changes.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2009, 02:43:37 PM
EBay: Auction Site? Or Discount Store?



http://www.cnbc.com/id/32218384
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2009, 02:45:48 PM
eBay Exhibits Savvy 2009 Holiday Gift Trends in NYC


http://www.psfk.com/2009/07/ebay-exhibits-savvy-2009-holiday-gift-trends-in-nyc.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2009, 02:56:09 PM
eBay tops health and wellness sales and Amazon wins in consumer electronics


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=31315
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 01, 2009, 12:41:59 AM
eBay's Expands 'Great Savings Box' on Catalog Pages



http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m07/i31/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on August 01, 2009, 07:50:04 AM
Today Tonight Video - Ebay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAlM0E-zrhM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAlM0E-zrhM)

Paypal 2GB radio Interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEF9YecwfKY&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEF9YecwfKY&feature=related)

lol @ "Anti paypal only are the vocal minority"
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 01, 2009, 09:38:21 AM
eBay - the phenomenon that changed the point of sales



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/5951297/eBay---the-phenomenon-that-changed-the-point-of-sales.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 02, 2009, 09:39:45 AM
Canton man sentenced for stealing, selling tools


http://www.pjstar.com/news_police/x418169663/Canton-man-sentenced-for-stealing-selling-tools
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 02, 2009, 09:41:41 AM
Watch out eBay entrepreneurs: feds will begin auditing eBay sellers


http://nbbusinessjournal.canadaeast.com/journal/article/747225
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 02, 2009, 09:44:44 AM
Stolen toy car for sale on eBay


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2009/08/01/stolen-toy-car-for-sale-on-ebay-55578-24288955/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on August 02, 2009, 10:21:41 AM
The real truth/The real statistics

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/topic/Seller-Central/The-Real-Truththe/510121559 (http://forums.ebay.com/db2/topic/Seller-Central/The-Real-Truththe/510121559)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on August 02, 2009, 12:21:59 PM
Hi Tello,.....a very real observation by that OP...yes really !!!!  

During and after the EBS, DDD, LI and CS frauds, we researched Powersellers also...and found EXACTLY the same thing....huge negs, offset by volume and constantly being argued on that basis, i.e. not many negs on volume of sale so it's no big deal.....bullshit....100's of negs are 100's of negs....any time of the day or night, and the smaller sellers we researched had very few negs by comparison......The informal research undertaken, looked at the Top 100 sellers in Australia, and the same scenario was true here, as it obviously is in the US....as follows:

I have been perusing the message boards tonight and stumbled on this thread
Link

It got me to thinking about something....


eBay has been courting these big "Mega Sellers" and making all these policy changes under the auspices of buyer trust and security.

However this situation is a prime example of the damage that some of these "Mega Sellers" are doing to the buying customers.

If you check the stats on any one of the "Big Guys" you will find that they have a large number of negative feedback which is offset by the shear volume of sales every month.

BUT what is the true result of this situation.

Out of hundreds of monthly sales these "Mega Sellers" are racking up the negs.

Now take the little guys that post here regularly and gather enough of them together to equal the volume of monthly sales that just one of the "Mega Sellers" has and then compare the negative feedbacks.

You will see that on a comparison basis just ONE of those "Mega Sellers" is doing far more damage to the eBay image of trust and safety than any dozen small guys put together.

So, tell me, who is TRULY providing the best quality of service and products?

The Volume sellers or the "Mom & Pops"?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 02, 2009, 02:42:18 PM
PayPal and Online Bingo sites


http://bingostreet.com/news-20090802/paypal-and-online-bingo-sites
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on August 02, 2009, 04:09:29 PM
I did good posting at 312, huh????? ;D
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: **cupie** on August 02, 2009, 04:28:30 PM
I did good posting at 312, huh????? ;D

Like Der !!!  wouldn't have followed the link otherwise......lol... I luvs fun, but I havs me serious side ya know !!!   Obviously you do too?  (don't worry, I won't tell anyone OK?)

Had to agree with that OP's post because I have the stats to prove that it's the same here...What I can't understand is that it's blatant anti-competitive behaviour towards small businesses and misuse of market power to achieve it.....and yet....the whole world seems powerless to fight it?  Oh come on now....are we that brainwashed into helplessness?....Think about that?...Millions of people Worldwide being treated like second class consumers and herded like sheep........fair enough Australia has a small population and no bill of rights and EVERYONE tries it on here.....but we STILL beat Ebay at their Paypal only Game........you guys have population and civil law on your side in the US...not so here.  Isn't America the land of the free?...lol....then Bring it on....INDEPENDENCE DAY !!!!

Tello, would I get attacked if I posted on that thread?  What are the US boards like?  Killer sharks there too?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 02, 2009, 06:01:26 PM
I did good posting at 312, huh????? ;D

whether you did good or not is open to debate but was your posting a media report ??/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on August 02, 2009, 06:12:06 PM
Killer sharks there too? Yes. They are those who got me terminated from ALL the ebay boards world-wide.

....but was your posting a media report ??/ I am certain it was, and is.








C):-{= <" check it. "<<
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on August 02, 2009, 06:40:13 PM
whoops wrong thread..... :slap:                         :injured:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on August 02, 2009, 06:45:46 PM
whether you did good or not is open to debate but was your posting a media report ??/

Hi bnwt...probably not a media report, but it should be.....what's wrong with the press in this country anyway?  Tello, its something that does deserve it's own thread...."Why is Ebay being Anti-competitive world wide towards Small business?".....maybe the press will catch on sooner or later....???...lol

Hey Caadlad...wrong thread?...lol...is that a movie quote?..or didn't I get it yet?...lol

Sorry bnwt... :hijack:...back on track now....!!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 02, 2009, 07:48:58 PM
Auction At Former Technicolor Plant



video presentation


http://www.wsiltv.com/p/videos.php?videoID=4544&newsID=7644&type=top&vidType=smMov
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 02, 2009, 07:52:06 PM
Survey: What Do Sellers Think of eBay's Latest Round of Changes?


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m07/i29/s01


The Survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=dCIOcxpctquWP_2f6WnULN_2bA_3d_3d
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on August 02, 2009, 08:40:32 PM
Tello, its something that does deserve it's own thread....

Precisely! Far be it from me,  to break the flow of the omnipotent bnwt......



(Aw jeeez...that rhymes. I may have to include that on the soundtrack of my Zombie Movie.......)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *CountessA* on August 02, 2009, 08:43:55 PM
Quote
AuctionBytes Conducts Survey on eBay's July Announcement
by: noneya
Tue Jul 28 19:31:16 2009
After completing the poll it looks like ebay will not be reinstating two way feedback or any other protections for sellers. It does look like a seller will no longer have to be the second coming in order to qualify for PS status, but that was not the reason I left ebay.
I left because of the New Buyer. The smash and grab rules that are strongly tilted in the buyers favor for any and all transactions paid for via paypal.
As paypal is the only form of payment allowed on Ebay I will not be returning as a seller. It's too abusive.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on August 02, 2009, 08:46:06 PM
So, it sux to be a seller. Where's the 'News' in that?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *CountessA* on August 02, 2009, 08:54:15 PM
http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/news/north-east-news/2009/08/02/blushing-bride-buys-99p-wedding-dress-on-ebay-79310-24294474/

Does it make sense for someone to talk about their 99 pence wedding dress when in actual fact it cost 86 pounds (including postage & insurance)?

*shakes head*
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *CountessA* on August 02, 2009, 08:56:59 PM
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/08/prweb2704904.htm

New Store Features Benefit Both Buyers and Sellers on iOffer


Custom Categories, themes, buyer greeting, Google analytics, rating chart and rating map improves online shopping experience.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 2, 2009 -- More buyers are searching for better deals online, forcing sellers to find innovative ways to brighten their stores and attract more buyers. New customizable features allow iOffer sellers to uniquely tailor their storefront to offer a welcoming first impression and provide a comprehensive store overview to buyers.

With over 30,000 users online and over 15,000 open negotiations at any given time of the day, sellers are encouraged to remain logged into iOffer. Not only will this give them the opportunity to respond to an offer immediately, but online sellers can personalize an interactive greeting to welcome buyers on the item detail page.

After a warm introduction, buyers can make their way to the seller stores. Stores are customized with an overall theme chosen by the sellers, while items are organized into iOffer's main categories and custom categories. The option to create their own store categories allows sellers to advertise sales and group items into specific brands and models.

Seller stores are also integrated with Google Analytics. Visitor and keyword tracking, along with valuable data on each item helps sellers optimize their stores to gain more buyers and convert more sales.

To ensure buyer safety, a rating chart and rating map provides a visual summary of seller transactions and past rating history, giving buyers more confidence to make informed decisions.

Lastly, buyers can add stores to their favorites list, and subscribe to any store's RSS feed to automatically receive inventory updates. Buyers choose iOffer as their online marketplace of choice, an alternative to ebay, without the tedious wait time of an e-commerce auction or classified site. iOffer is the online shopping destination for electronics, fashion handbags, clothing, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, fashion purses, and jewelry.

With multiple improvements and new store features, iOffer aims to empower its sellers to take an increased ownership of their stores, providing the best possible image and service to maximize daily sales.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on August 02, 2009, 08:58:35 PM
Precisely! Far be it from me,  to break the flow of the omnipotent bnwt......

LMAO....bnwt...all powerful?  I doubt it...but if it's true...bnwt...can you turn ebay back about 4 years ?.....?????  See I told ya....no omnipotence happening on that front...we can dream though can't we?

don't worry bnwt......Tello just loves to transmigrate from thread to thread, and occasionally, he get's lost...otherwise,....just tell him to 'get lost'....he'll welcome the feedback...lol



Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on August 02, 2009, 09:02:35 PM
Hey! bnwt intimidated me...Ok? Not my Bad.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on August 02, 2009, 09:07:14 PM
Do I intimidate you too?....might explain a lot....lmao !!!  If not, let me know and I'll try harder....lol   :potstir: ;D
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *CountessA* on August 02, 2009, 09:15:34 PM
 :topic:

 :news:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on August 02, 2009, 09:58:19 PM
Do I intimidate you too?....might explain a lot....lmao !!!  If not, let me know and I'll try harder....lol 

Well..YEAH! All you Aussies are alien to me. I'm the "Normal" one around here.

Deal with it.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on August 02, 2009, 10:06:58 PM
Do I intimidate you too?....might explain a lot....lmao !!!  If not, let me know and I'll try harder....lol 

Well..YEAH! All you Aussies are alien to me. I'm the "Normal" one around here.

Deal with it.


C):-{= <" THAT'S an award winner! who's handing out the awards? gettem over here...... "<<
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 03, 2009, 09:55:39 AM
Lookout PayPal! Google Checkout's New Gadget is Incredibly Simple


http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_checkouts_new_gadget_is_incredibly_simple.php
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 03, 2009, 09:59:51 AM
Turn trash into cash



http://dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2009/08/02/Trash_cash.ART_ART_08-02-09_D1_06EKCAM.html?sid=101
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2009, 12:17:41 AM
Skype May Be Axed If eBay Loses Court Case



http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Technology/Skype-May-Not-Survive-Court-Row-With-Founders-Joltid-eBay-Admits-In-Documents-To-SEC/Article/200908115352785?lpos=Technology_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_3&lid=ARTICLE_15352785_Skype_May_Not_Survive_Court_Row_With_Founders_Joltid%2C_eBay_Admits_In_Documents_To_SEC
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2009, 09:50:40 AM
EBay's PayPal service suffers outage



http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebays-paypal-service-suffers-outage-2009-08-03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2009, 09:54:49 AM
Secrets to finding clothing on eBay



http://www.examiner.com/x-18992-Orlando-College-Style-Examiner~y2009m8d3-Secrets-to-finding-clothing-on-ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2009, 09:56:41 AM
eBay Says Traffic and Sales to eBay Stores Are Normal


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i03/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2009, 10:00:48 AM
Having a Good eBay Store Design


http://www.bignews.biz/?id=808691&keys=Ecommerce-EcommerceWebsiteSolution-EcommerceSolutions-EcommerceWebsites
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2009, 12:20:21 AM
eBay Sellers Rate July Announcement in AuctionBytes Survey


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i04/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2009, 12:23:32 AM
Some things to keep in mind about profit pitfalls and eBay sellers


http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/08/04/life/doc4a74daa3af74d965667370.txt
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2009, 12:24:46 AM
Ebay's top rated seller badge will be tested this week


http://www.examiner.com/x-3356-Miami-eBay-Examiner~y2009m8d3-Ebays-top-rated-seller-badge-will-be-tested-this-week
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2009, 09:42:28 AM
Silicon Alley Insider: Apple May Compete Against PayPal


Over at Silicon Alley Insider, Nicholas Carlstrom is relishing the notion that Apple may go into competition with eBay’s PayPal payments service.

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2009/08/04/silicon-alley-insider-apple-may-compete-against-paypal/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2009, 09:46:38 AM
Latest eBay Changes Go Over Better With Sellers


http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/08/04/latest-ebay-changes-go-over-better-with-sellers
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2009, 09:50:36 AM
Apple Wants To Build A PayPal Killer, Say Wall Street Gossips


Maybe Apple sees PayPal for what is: an unwieldy clunker of a service that missed its chance


http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-eyeing-paypals-business-say-wall-street-gossips-2009-8
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Post by: bnwt on August 06, 2009, 09:47:19 AM
Survey Results Part 2 - eBay Policy Changes


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i05/s01
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Post by: bnwt on August 06, 2009, 08:54:42 PM
Outage Costs PayPal Users Up To $32 Million


http://www.businessinsider.com/outage-costs-paypal-users-at-least-7-million-2009-8
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 06, 2009, 08:57:53 PM
St. Paul record collector's 25¢ disc fetches more than $10,000 on eBay


http://www.twincities.com/ci_13002065?nclick_check=1
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 07, 2009, 09:48:10 AM
Survey Results Part 3 - Changes to eBay Search


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i06/s01
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Post by: bnwt on August 07, 2009, 11:18:49 PM
Will eBay Let Other Sellers Use Your Photos?



http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/8/1249613186.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 08, 2009, 09:58:02 AM
Survey Results Part 4 - eBay Changes to Buyer-Seller Relations


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i07/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 08, 2009, 10:10:21 AM
eBay responds to critics: Q&A with exec Todd Black



http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/08/06/ebay-responds-to-critics-qanda-with-exec-todd-black/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 08, 2009, 10:17:01 AM
PayPal Adds Fees, Sneakily


http://www.pcworld.com/article/169843/paypal_adds_fees_sneakily.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: Liisa-Sx on August 08, 2009, 10:55:41 AM
eBay responds to critics: Q&A with exec Todd Black



http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/08/06/ebay-responds-to-critics-qanda-with-exec-todd-black/

The comments below the article are interesting.
Also a HUGE thankyou to BNWT for keeping this thread regularly updated, well done and much appreciated.
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Post by: bnwt on August 08, 2009, 11:15:48 PM
The changing face of eBay


Global sales at eBay from fixed-price transactions – up 19 per cent year on year – now comprise 51 per cent of total sales, having edged ahead of auction sales for the first time last month. It is a landmark that high street retailers ignore at their peril.

Many online shoppers often now want the instant gratification of a quick purchase and it's fair to say a number view the process of joining and monitoring an auction tiresome.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/the-changing-face-of-ebay-1769255.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 09, 2009, 07:51:11 PM
You Don't Need Skype to See There's Lots of Action in eBay



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124977326127717149.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 10, 2009, 09:47:03 AM
AuctionBytes Readers Rate eBay's SR2 Changes



http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y209/m08/abu0244/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 10, 2009, 09:52:43 AM
How Consumers Shop Online





http://seekingalpha.com/article/154836-white-paper-how-consumers-shop-online
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 10, 2009, 06:32:49 PM
EBay, GM set to start car-selling trial Tuesday


http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/ebay-gm-set-to-start-carselling-trial-tuesday-20090810-ef5s.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on August 10, 2009, 06:50:27 PM
I knew that was coming. I knew it.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 11, 2009, 09:51:04 AM
Nobody Look at the Paypal Secretly Adding New Fees


http://consumerist.com/5334161/nobody-look-at-the-paypal-secretly-adding-new-fees
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 11, 2009, 09:56:44 AM
How eBay lost the China market


http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/business-in-china/100151761-1-how-ebay-lost-china-market.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 11, 2009, 09:58:35 AM
An Online Market Flourishes in China


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/technology/start-ups/10taobao.html?hpw
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 11, 2009, 10:02:46 AM
Australia’s Trading Post trades places


http://www.telecomtv.com/comspace_newsDetail.aspx?n=45356&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10#


Trading Post may cut print


http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25907556-15306,00.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 11, 2009, 05:40:32 PM
Antitrust Doc Alleges eBay Sought Alliances to Fend off Google


........................................and one year later, an anonymous filing with an Australia regulatory agency later found to be submitted by Google stated that eBay's purpose in going to a PayPal-only policy in Australia was "to substantially lessen competition in the Market for Online Payment Processing Services, by preventing or hindering competitors of PayPal from competing effectively against PayPal in that market.


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i11/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 11, 2009, 05:48:17 PM
E-payment competition heats up

THE Reserve Bank's Payment Systems Board is threatening regulatory action to ensure greater choice in bill payment for internet shoppers.


http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,25910078-15306,00.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 11, 2009, 05:51:13 PM
Alibaba.com to go after eBay in the U.S.


http://www.digitaleastasia.com/2009/08/10/alibaba-com-to-go-after-ebay-in-the-u-s/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 11, 2009, 05:53:25 PM
eBay Rolling out Seller Tools in SM Apps


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/8/1249911883.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 12, 2009, 12:49:46 PM
eBay makes changes to stay viable in economy


http://www.daytondailynews.com/lifestyle/ebay-makes-changes-to-stay-viable-in-economy-244922.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on August 12, 2009, 12:55:58 PM
I've been reading these reports with interest. Everything seems to be changing...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 13, 2009, 09:44:08 AM
Page Mage Lets Sellers Get Creative with eBay Listings


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3834256
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 13, 2009, 09:46:37 AM
Watch Out, EBay! Here Comes Alibaba


http://adage.com/globalnews/article?article_id=138431
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 13, 2009, 09:48:49 AM
Five convicted of huge eBay clothing scam


A MASSIVE online counterfeit clothing scam was cracked by trading standards officials after the ringleader sold a fake jacket to a representative from the real brand.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1131385_five_convicted_of_huge_ebay_clothing_scam
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 13, 2009, 09:54:06 AM
eBay Australia Introduces Policy Updates


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y09/m08/i11/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 14, 2009, 09:45:31 AM
eBay addict headed to prison


http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090813/NEWS01/908140334/-1/frontpage/eBay+addict+headed+to+prison
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 14, 2009, 09:50:35 AM
eBay announces new minimum standards for sellers


http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/news/2538.asp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 14, 2009, 09:53:28 AM
North Wales eBay accused in court over fraud


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2009/08/13/ebay-accused-goes-on-trial-in-fraud-case-55578-24396411/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on August 14, 2009, 11:25:56 AM
Woman Blames eBay for Thwarting Baby Name Auction

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,539311,00.html?test=latestnews

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 15, 2009, 09:27:20 AM
At eBay, Showrooms Push Aside Yard Sales


http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2009/tc20090811_577121.htm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 15, 2009, 11:56:47 PM
Skype may be axed


http://www.skynews.com.au/tech/article.aspx?id=362846
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 16, 2009, 12:01:43 AM
Putting my make-up tips on YouTube made me a millionaire


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206663/Putting-make-tips-YouTube-millionaire.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 17, 2009, 09:47:05 AM
Does eBay have an obligation to regulate the market?


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/08/does-ebay-have-an-obligation-to-regulate-the-market.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 17, 2009, 09:48:14 AM
Warning: eBay Search Results May Vary by Browser


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/8/1250429740.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *CountessA* on August 17, 2009, 10:26:00 AM
Quote
It appears that sellers who are trying to optimize their listings for eBay's Best Match not only have to contend with a dearth of information about how to do so, they must also face the challenge of optimizing for different web browsers.

... eBay must be toying with the sellers. This is all a joke, and one day eBay will jump out of the box and say, "Tricked you!", surely...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bobbybigbear on August 17, 2009, 02:27:43 PM
Quote
This is all a joke, and one day eBay will jump out of the box and say, "Tricked you!", surely...

Yep, around 1st of April, look for the announcement.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 17, 2009, 02:36:42 PM
Man auctions back on eBay


http://www.northernstar.com.au/story/2009/08/17/no-backing-off-this-time/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 17, 2009, 02:39:25 PM
Hollywood EBay Treasure Hunt


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,539581,00.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on August 17, 2009, 02:40:56 PM
For one second, BNWT, I thought that meant "auctions of men" ("man auctions") were back on eBay. (I didn't think they'd ever been ON eBay!) But of course it's not that at all! A man is auctioning "his back" on eBay - or rather, "In a desperate attempt to clear the medical debts arising from his late wife's cancer treatment, Ash Mackinnon has set up an eBay auction that offers the highest-bidding company the chance to have their product or logo publicly tattooed on his back."
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 18, 2009, 10:57:04 AM
EBay Gives Merchants Access to Selling Manager Applications


http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/170328/ebay_gives_merchants_access_to_selling_manager_applications.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 18, 2009, 11:34:10 PM
Internet thief bilks man out of $1,700


http://www.argusleader.com/article/20090818/NEWS/908180328/1001
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 19, 2009, 09:30:06 AM
eBay Keynotes at Online Retailer Conference in Australia


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i18/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 19, 2009, 09:32:28 AM
eBay Updates User Agreement to Cover Dispute Process


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/8/1250620643.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 19, 2009, 09:37:06 PM
Small firms hit by rise in online crime


http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-columnists/2009/08/19/small-firms-hit-by-rise-in-online-crime-91466-24474187/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 19, 2009, 09:40:06 PM
PayPal Doubles Fees, Forgets to Tell Customers


"We didn’t want to make a huge formal communication out of this pricing change, because we weren’t really adding any fees, and we were hoping it would be a more useful experience for people.” — Charlotte Hill, PayPal PR Manager

http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/08/19/paypal-doubles-fee/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 20, 2009, 09:38:35 AM
Why PayPal Lost This Customer Over Credit Card Fees Policy


http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=22870
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 20, 2009, 09:40:03 AM
eBay Buyers Can Pay with Credit Card without PayPal Account


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i19/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 20, 2009, 09:47:39 AM
Man Sold Stolen Goods on Ebay, at Flea Markets

(video presentation)

http://www.abc6.com/news/53718912.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 20, 2009, 02:22:52 PM
eBay UK Runs Seller Promo Tied to Free Shipping


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i19/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on August 20, 2009, 02:50:45 PM
Quote
Personal accounts are now charged a 2.9% fee + 30 cents to receive payments for “Goods” or “Services”, something that was previously free. No formal announcement about the change was made.

I just want to be sure everyone's aware of that.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tommy.irene on August 20, 2009, 08:55:11 PM
I see you got the Snipe Countessa.... :snipewin: :uthewoman: :uthewoman: :uthewoman:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2009, 12:49:33 PM
PayPal "hides" new fee; causes customer revolt


http://blogs.computerworld.com/14580/paypal_hides_new_fee_causes_customer_revolt_ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2009, 12:53:45 PM
As PayPal Goes Mainstream, So Do Its Blunders


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i20/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2009, 01:20:33 PM
College student tried to sell his future for $10,000 on eBay


http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2009/08/20/college-student-selling-his-future-for-10000-on-ebay/?cxntfid=blogs_get_schooled_blog
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2009, 01:22:37 PM
Is eBay Phasing out 'Voices' Focus-Group Program?

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i20/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2009, 04:11:22 PM
Quote
Personal accounts are now charged a 2.9% fee + 30 cents to receive payments for “Goods” or “Services”, something that was previously free. No formal announcement about the change was made.

I just want to be sure everyone's aware of that.

today I got a survey from paypal ....... there was one section where they asked me to describe my feelings about paypal ....... I mention the increase in fees without notification and added the quote "We didn’t want to make a huge formal communication out of this pricing change, because we weren’t really adding any fees, and we were hoping it would be a more useful experience for people.” — Charlotte Hill, PayPal PR Manager ... I said in reality paypal is just plain & simple EVIL

I grow to loathe that company just a little more each day
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 22, 2009, 10:13:07 AM
GM Program With eBay Creates Buzz but Few Sales


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125081163201547973.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 22, 2009, 10:16:38 AM
Christmas shopping has started in earnest


http://www.tamebay.com/2009/08/christmas-shopping-has-started-in-earnest.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 22, 2009, 08:28:47 PM
Deputy booked for selling office property on eBay


http://www.newsday.com/deputy-booked-for-selling-office-property-on-ebay-1.1386235
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 23, 2009, 09:10:04 AM
Fraud suspect denies eBay conspiracy



http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/eastbourne-news/Fraud-suspect-denies-eBay-conspiracy.5576633.jp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 24, 2009, 09:14:49 AM
Increase eBay traffic by strategically naming store categories


http://www.examiner.com/x-18657-eBay-Examiner~y2009m8d23-Increase-eBay-traffic-by-strategically-naming-store-categories
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on August 25, 2009, 01:49:57 AM
I assume PayPal won't charge fees if you mark the payment 'Gift'? Or is that also going to be fee-ridden?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on August 26, 2009, 07:13:59 AM
EBay Is Planning to Emphasize Fixed-Price Sales Format Over Its Auction Model

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/20/technology/20ebay.html?_r=1 (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/20/technology/20ebay.html?_r=1)

SAN FRANCISCO — Acknowledging that most online shoppers cannot be bothered with auctions, eBay plans Wednesday to announce changes to its fee structure that emphasize fixed prices over bidding. The move is intended to help eBay compete more effectively with Amazon .com and other big online retailers.
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The announcement, timed to increase sales during the holiday shopping season, is just one of the changes eBay has made in the last few months aimed at reducing its dependence on its auction business, which is growing more slowly than fixed-price sales. It provides yet more evidence that consumers are losing interest in auctions now that online shopping sites have become more affordable and easier to use.

“Buying online has changed,” said Scot Wingo, chief executive of the market research firm ChannelAdvisor. “Retail sites no longer make customers choose between convenience and price.”

Lower upfront fees will enable sellers to offer a bigger selection, helping eBay better compete with fixed-price retailers, Mr. Wingo said. “The current system puts eBay at a disadvantage.”

Among the changes being announced Wednesday is a new pricing plan for sellers who offer fixed-price items in eBay’s “Buy It Now” format. Starting in mid-September, sellers will pay only 35 cents to list an item for 30 days, a reduction of about 70 percent in upfront fees. EBay also announced that it would no longer allow most customers to pay by check or cash, a change aimed at curbing fraud. Users will need to pay with a credit card or through eBay’s PayPal online payment service.

John Donahoe, eBay’s chief executive, has vowed to make eBay a better place for buyers and return the company to more solid growth. Last month eBay said that gross merchandise volume, the sum of all transactions on the eBay marketplace, grew only 8 percent in its most recent quarter, a sharp reduction from the double-digit growth of previous quarters. While revenue was up 20 percent to $2.2 billion, the rise was fueled mostly by growth in advertising, global classifieds and PayPal.

The company’s auctions business generated 57 percent of the company’s revenue in the most recent quarter, but growth has slowed.

“Clearly there’s a strong buyer preference for fixed price,” said Lorrie Norrington, president of eBay Marketplace, which includes the eBay site.

Rhonda Shrader, who sells women’s clothing on eBay from her home in South San Francisco, said she had already moved most of her sales to a fixed-price format. She was pleased that eBay was reducing the fees sellers pay to list items. That way, she said, she could offer a bigger selection. Most of her customers are professional women who know exactly what they need and are looking for a reliable, convenient source, she said.

These days, Ms. Shrader says, only about 10 percent of her sales are from auctions. “I think the auction was a novelty at the beginning, but now people want what they want, when they want it,” she said.

The new approach is likely to win praise from many sellers who prefer the lower upfront costs, but will certainly anger many of eBay’s longtime customers, most of them small-time collectors who depend on auction pricing to move one-of-a-kind inventory. Others simply think that many of the changes Mr. Donahoe has pushed through unfairly favor larger sellers.

“The previous management tried to fight it,” Mr. Wingo said, referring to the growing preference for fixed pricing. “This management is more willing to ride along with it.”

Last month, the company announced a deal with the e-commerce site Buy.com that allowed it to sell its items on eBay without paying the same fees charged to smaller sellers. That deal provoked accusations of betrayal from many of eBay’s loyal independent sellers. Some sellers who are frustrated with the changes have organized boycotts, and some even tried to disrupt eBay Live, a company event for top sellers that was held in June.

Yet even as it shifts away from the model that made it unique in the first place, the company insists the auction model is still viable, and that it intends to offer sellers and buyers a choice of formats. Auctions are often a better approach for sellers when items are in high demand, the company says, or when the seller is uncertain of an item’s value.

“We love the auction model,” Ms. Norrington said. “It’s still a great model for certain types of sales.”
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Post by: bnwt on August 26, 2009, 09:27:19 AM
Drive-by Policy Changes: Even eBay Can't Keep Track?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/8/1251171749.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 26, 2009, 09:30:18 AM
Free keyword tool for improving sales on eBay


video presentation

http://www.examiner.com/x-18657-eBay-Examiner~y2009m8d25-Free-keyword-tool-for-improving-sales-on-eBay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on August 26, 2009, 09:45:56 AM
Arkansas Mom Fails to Sell Baby Naming Rights on eBay for a Fifth Time


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,542605,00.html (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,542605,00.html)



You have to feel for this sad lady.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 26, 2009, 09:15:17 PM
Cutbacks Could Be Causing IT Outages


http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/cutbacks-could-be-causing-it-outages/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 28, 2009, 09:05:32 AM
eBay's PayPal Faces Increasing Competition in Payments Space


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i27/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 28, 2009, 09:08:57 AM
ACCC recalls child car restraints


http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=366918
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on August 28, 2009, 09:11:01 AM
eBay Mysteries Include Missing Bodies, Duplicate Listings


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/8/1251338360.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on August 29, 2009, 09:29:20 AM
Mackay Hospital hit by eBay thieves

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25994497-952,00.html (http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25994497-952,00.html)

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Post by: bnwt on August 29, 2009, 01:57:05 PM
Moneybookers Positions Itself on eBay as the PayPal Alternative


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i28/s01
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Post by: bnwt on August 29, 2009, 01:59:38 PM
These 'pals' are no friends of yours


The scam: We've Got Your Back has recommended that online buyers and sellers use secure methods to conduct their transactions. PayPal is one of them.


http://www.mcall.com/news/all-a8_5yback0828.6994918aug28,0,4056110.story
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Post by: bnwt on August 29, 2009, 02:27:02 PM
Is E-Commerce Staging A Comeback?


http://www.businessinsider.com/is-e-commerce-staging-a-comeback-2009-8
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Post by: bnwt on August 30, 2009, 07:57:12 PM
Canceling PayPal account won’t resolve mix-up


http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2009/08/30/canceling_paypal_account_wont_resolve_mix_up/
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Post by: bnwt on August 31, 2009, 09:29:39 AM
Car bought on eBay foils gun raid


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/08/30/car-bought-on-ebay-foils-gun-raid-115875-21634418/
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Post by: bnwt on September 01, 2009, 11:38:49 AM
A "PayPal Killer" On The Way?


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/31/opinion/main5277297.shtml
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Post by: bnwt on September 01, 2009, 11:42:18 AM
Policing the Frontier


http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/31/policing-the-frontier/
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Post by: bnwt on September 01, 2009, 11:46:37 AM
Seller Sues eBay over Duplicate-Listings Glitch


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m08/i31/s01
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Post by: bnwt on September 01, 2009, 11:42:16 PM
eBay 'set to sell Skype'


Online auction company poised to announce sale of internet telephony firm in $2bn deal, according to reports

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/sep/01/ebay-skype-sale
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Post by: *Yibida* on September 01, 2009, 11:52:40 PM
eBay 'set to sell Skype'


Online auction company poised to announce sale of internet telephony firm in $2bn deal, according to reports

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/sep/01/ebay-skype-sale



I suspect the cash flow is much needed to keep the share holders from revolting?.....
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Post by: bnwt on September 02, 2009, 09:44:15 AM
EBay Chief Donahoe Says Selling Skype Is Best Option


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a_vrf3fQ62aE
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Post by: bnwt on September 02, 2009, 10:10:35 AM
Skype, eBay Divorce: What Went Wrong


http://www.pcworld.com/article/171267/skype_ebay_divorce_what_went_wrong.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 02, 2009, 10:13:23 AM
WalMart's New Site Is Worse News For eBay Than Amazon


http://www.businessinsider.com/new-walmartcom-will-likely-hurt-ebay-more-than-amazon-2009-9
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Post by: *wheels* on September 02, 2009, 06:00:08 PM
bnwt, good to see your name is finally up in lights!  ;D
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Post by: *FluffyDuckee* on September 02, 2009, 11:27:47 PM
Yea, love the avatar BNWT!!!!!
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Post by: *Ubbie Max* on September 03, 2009, 12:12:31 AM
Yeah, top avatar BNWT.
ps keep up the good work.
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Post by: bnwt on September 03, 2009, 09:19:33 AM
Skype Sale Calls Out PayPal


http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/technology/100165500-1-skype-sale-calls-out-paypal.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 03, 2009, 09:22:14 AM
Establishing Your Own Web Site: Is It Right For Your Business?


http://www.bmighty.com/ebusiness/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218000163
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Post by: bnwt on September 03, 2009, 09:25:16 AM
EBAY THIEF A REAL HEEL


http://www.nypost.com/seven/09022009/news/regionalnews/ebay_thief_a_real_heel__da_187712.htm
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Post by: *Yibida* on September 03, 2009, 11:09:57 AM


Now showing !...BNWT...exclusive to OZRT !...
(http://www.ozroundtable.com/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=941;type=avatar)...Love the avatar !........
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Post by: bnwt on September 03, 2009, 04:57:50 PM
eBay's 'Best Match' Test to Limit Exposure for Some Features


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/9/1251939994.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 04, 2009, 10:14:23 AM
Cash splash for eBay Falls Festival 'tokens'


http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2009/09/04/100601_news.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 04, 2009, 10:21:47 AM
Wal-Mart's Online Offensive: Taking Aim at Amazon, eBay


http://www.thestreet.com/story/10592561/1/wal-marts-online-offensive-taking-aim-at-amazon-ebay.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEFI
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Post by: bnwt on September 04, 2009, 10:23:38 AM
Forget eBay, shop Goodwill


http://www.ocregister.com/articles/site-goodwill-shopgoodwill-2550782-items-orange
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Post by: bnwt on September 05, 2009, 09:55:47 AM
eBay Sharpens Its Game Against Amazon


http://www.thestreet.com/story/10594814/1/ebay-sharpens-its-game-against-amazon.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN
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Post by: bnwt on September 05, 2009, 05:55:27 PM
PayPal Glitch Report


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/9/1252120943.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 06, 2009, 12:40:46 AM
Man sentenced for clothing con


http://www.solihullnews.net/news/solihull-news/2009/09/04/man-sentenced-for-clothing-con-105074-24609618/
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Post by: bnwt on September 07, 2009, 09:32:16 AM
EBay’s grip on its market is going, going ... gone


EBay still has a number of big problems, not least eBay itself.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/sathnam_sanghera/article6823840.ece
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Post by: bnwt on September 07, 2009, 09:34:06 AM
Location abuse is far from dead on eBay


http://tamebay.com/2009/09/location-abuse-is-far-from-dead-on-ebay.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 07, 2009, 04:47:56 PM
Spring clean online and you could make thousands


http://www.news.com.au/business/money/story/0,28323,26025509-5017313,00.html

(ebay touting for business)
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Post by: bnwt on September 08, 2009, 09:28:16 AM
Town is online crime hotspot


http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/4583633.Town_is_online_crime_hotspot/
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Post by: bnwt on September 08, 2009, 08:25:32 PM
Sex-photo stalker faces court


http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2009/09/08/internet-sex-photo-threat-by-angry-ex/
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Post by: bnwt on September 08, 2009, 08:27:54 PM
eBay and Others Eye Opportunity in Secondary Market


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i08/s01
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Post by: bnwt on September 08, 2009, 08:35:11 PM
PayPal’s Electronic Profiling


http://appfrica.net/blog/2009/09/07/paypals-electronic-profiling/
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Post by: bnwt on September 09, 2009, 08:41:26 AM
£1.6m of fake goods seized at East Midlands Airport


http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/163-1-6m-fake-goods-seized-East-Midlands-Airport/article-1319755-detail/article.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 09, 2009, 08:46:23 AM
Plea deadline set in eBay case


http://www.t-g.com/story/1568379.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 09, 2009, 08:49:46 AM
Man admits selling stolen stamps, bogus jerseys


http://www.examiner.com/a-2206971~Man_admits_selling_stolen_stamps__bogus_jerseys.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 10, 2009, 10:50:20 AM
EBay Announces Testing Phase for New Search Upgrades


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3838261
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Post by: bnwt on September 10, 2009, 10:58:05 AM
EBay Scammer Gets 1 Year


Yochanan Levitansky didn’t just swindle hundreds of thousands of dollars from eBay customers — he undermined the public’s faith in a vital institution.

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2009/09/ebay_scammer_ge.php

(an incredible piece of journalism)
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Post by: bnwt on September 10, 2009, 10:59:33 AM
Time to start selling Christmas items now on eBay


http://www.examiner.com/x-22678-SF-Internet-Business-Examiner~y2009m9d9-Time-to-start-selling-Christmas-items-now-on-eBay
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Post by: bnwt on September 11, 2009, 09:47:02 AM
EBay shares soar on improving sales trends


http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/09/10/business-business-and-professional-services-us-ebay-mover_6870362.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 11, 2009, 09:49:10 AM
Google Plan Strikes Close to eBay's PayPal


http://www.thestreet.com/story/10596739/1/google-plan-strikes-close-to-ebays-paypal.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN
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Post by: bnwt on September 11, 2009, 09:51:16 AM
eBay Results Change As Stores Get New Focus


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2009/09/ebay-results-change-as-stores-get-new-focus/
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Post by: bnwt on September 11, 2009, 09:53:29 AM
Employees stole hi-tech products to flog on eBay


http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2057018_employees_stole_hitech_products_to_flog_on_ebay
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Post by: bnwt on September 12, 2009, 09:24:51 AM
China's Alibaba To Invade U.S.


http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-e-commerce-co-alibaba-coming-to-the-us-2009-9
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Post by: bnwt on September 12, 2009, 06:46:23 PM
eBay UK Offers Free 'Casual' Auctions, Updates User Agreement


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i11/s03
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Post by: *Yibida* on September 12, 2009, 06:52:30 PM
eBay UK Offers Free 'Casual' Auctions, Updates User Agreement


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i11/s03


But Paypal is still sucking the life blood out of you.....
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Post by: bnwt on September 12, 2009, 06:55:38 PM
EBay CEO Steps Behind the Camera


http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/09/11/ebay-ceo-donahoe-steps-behind-the-camera/
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Post by: bnwt on September 13, 2009, 09:06:57 AM
Alibaba to pose real threat to eBay and Amazon

Just as eBay's MarketPlace is showing signs of a turnaround along comes Alibaba. Alibaba has already shown it can beat eBay at its own game, when its Taobao.com auction site handily beat eBay China in the Chinese market, capturing 70% or more of that marketplace. And Alibaba's Alipay is a worthy competitor to PayPal.
 



http://www.glgroup.com/News/Alibaba-to-pose-real-threat-to-eBay-and-Amazon-43203.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 13, 2009, 09:23:12 AM
Chinese EBay Rival Aims for 1 Billion Global Users


http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/171882/chinese_ebay_rival_aims_for_1_billion_global_users.html


(poster comment : Having read many comment sections attached to stories about ebay I have seen countless ebay sellers begging some company to come along and give ebay a kick in the head to wake the auction giant up so it will bring it's customer services up to a reasonable standard. For the last year I have been watching media reports where it is mentioned that Mr. Ma, the creator of Alibaba & Taobao, is looking to enter the US market. When Taobao started in China the then CEO of ebay, Meg Whitman, made the remark that the competition was "nipping at our heels" .... within a year the competition had pulled ebay to the ground and tore it's throat out. The next year could be very interesting.)

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Post by: bnwt on September 13, 2009, 09:26:01 AM
Auctiva Releases New Features in eBay Listing Tool


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i11/s01
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Post by: bnwt on September 14, 2009, 09:14:34 AM
Students targeted in campus scam


http://www.mndaily.com/2009/09/13/students-targeted-campus-scam
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Post by: bnwt on September 15, 2009, 12:31:23 AM
eBay CEO John Donahoe Takes Field Trips to Visit Sellers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i14/s01
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Post by: bnwt on September 15, 2009, 09:35:14 AM
Alibaba Celebrates 10 Years with Focus on Ecommerce for SMEs


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i14/s03
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on September 15, 2009, 11:58:25 AM
Not really media per se, apologies BNWT however it is something a lot of people are unaware of -

Store owners no longer get re-listing credits on their BIN listings.
Ebay forgot to mention this when they were telling us how much better the new fee structure is.

Under the new format, only auction listings will be eligible for the relist credit.
No fixed price listings will qualify regardless of whether or not someone has a store.

Cheers,
Allan
The eBay team


Seems they only decided to tell anyone when people started querying it, also some Ebay reps were saying it was a technical glitch prior to the above announcement on the PS board.
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Post by: bnwt on September 15, 2009, 11:56:39 PM
Unless e-crime is taken seriously the problem will not be resolved


http://www.theretailbulletin.com/news/unless_ecrime_is_taken_seriously_the_problem_will_not_be_resolved_15-09-09/
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Post by: bnwt on September 16, 2009, 12:01:54 AM
TV Braggers Deny eBay Shoplifting Toy Scam

A US couple who bragged on national television about a shoplifting scam worth around £60,000 have been indicted by a grand jury



http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Shoplifting-Dr-Phil-Couple-Laura-and-Matthew-Eaton-Deny-Scam-As-They-Face-Grand-Jury/Article/200909315381635
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Post by: bnwt on September 16, 2009, 09:41:58 AM
Officer Accused Of Selling Stolen Goods On EBay


http://www.wyff4.com/news/20917124/detail.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 16, 2009, 11:49:38 PM
eBay dumps Blogs


http://tamebay.com/2009/09/ebay-dump-blogs.html
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Post by: *CountessA* on September 17, 2009, 12:54:58 AM
Quote
Ric says:
September 15, 2009 at 7:01 pm

This is simply the latest step by eBay CEO John Donahoe to eliminate the community culture of eBay.

Obviously, Donahoe did not like blogs. Once live, eBay has little control over what users contribute. As a result, eBay could not control, manage or spin user comments.

The comments submitted on blogs are ofen highly critical of eBay’s carefully crafted PR releases.

eBay would blog to promote their 5 free auction listings without mentioning higher final value fees associated with the promotion.

Users would assail eBay for offering a promotion that essentially amounts to a fee increase when the “free” listing feature was utilized.

As eBay would link to blogs, it became apparent that they were pointing internet users to information eBay did not want to necessarily see the light of day.

Since they can not control the message, they will simply kill off blogs.

Sadly eBay does not get the fact that their marketplaces best days were when they had a strong heightened sense of community.

When the community was active and blog comments heavily favored eBay they could not get enough, now, with public opinion turning against the company, eBay wants to take the ball and go home.

Now that the community has largely turned against what eBay has become, it makes sense that eBay will shut down yet another link to their past success.

John Donahoe does not want a thriving community, instead he wants a retail site that is sterile and wants the only communication about eBay to come from the propaganda ministers in eBay’s public relations department.

John Donahoe’s mission statement… ” eBay, we are not happy until YOU are not happy”.
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Post by: bnwt on September 18, 2009, 09:50:47 AM
Skype and eBay: Let’s call the whole thing off

In recent years, online shoppers have grown tired of bidding to snag deals, which can be time consuming, and have reverted to doing what they do offline: going for brands they trust and buying at a set price. Amazon, for instance, has fared much better in recent years. Add the effects of the recession and it comes as little surprise that eBay had a dismal holiday season and in January reported its first-ever quarterly revenue decline, of 7%.

http://zikkir.com/business/2238?wscr=1440x900
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Post by: bnwt on September 18, 2009, 09:55:19 AM
Shoes a poor fit for Zoe's big day

http://www.thedaily.com.au/story/2009/09/17/shoes-a-poor-fit-for-zoes-big-day/
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Post by: bnwt on September 18, 2009, 09:56:55 AM
Skype founders sue eBay, investors


http://www.reuters.com/article/technology-media-telco-SP/idUSN1613861020090917
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Post by: bnwt on September 18, 2009, 09:59:16 AM
Ebay petitions EU to stop blocks on Internet trade


http://www.reuters.com/article/americasDealsNews/idUSTRE58G3CS20090917
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Post by: *CountessA* on September 18, 2009, 12:29:32 PM
Quote
Skype and eBay: Let’s call the whole thing off

In recent years, online shoppers have grown tired of bidding to snag deals, which can be time consuming, and have reverted to doing what they do offline: going for brands they trust and buying at a set price. Amazon, for instance, has fared much better in recent years. Add the effects of the recession and it comes as little surprise that eBay had a dismal holiday season and in January reported its first-ever quarterly revenue decline, of 7%.

http://zikkir.com/business/2238?wscr=1440x900

This is said over and over again by eBay's spin artists. But repeating something over and over again does not make it true. The better performance of Amazon vs eBay is NOT due to Amazon not having auctions. eBay had best look closer to home - to how it treats its buyers and sellers - and to the draconian measures it takes against over its members without addressing the real problems of fraud and fraudulent IDs.
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Post by: some_other_bozo on September 18, 2009, 12:42:48 PM
Ebay petitions EU to stop blocks on Internet trade


http://www.reuters.com/article/americasDealsNews/idUSTRE58G3CS20090917

The best part about this is that this petition is organised by the same organisation that has banned its members from petitioning itself under threat of expulsion from said organsation.

The irony is delish  :applause:

BOZO
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on September 18, 2009, 09:44:51 PM
eBay Silences Founding 'Voices' Members
http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2009/8/1250740707.html (http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2009/8/1250740707.html)

Ties in with Ebay getting rid of Ebay "Blogs" as well.

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Post by: *Yibida* on September 18, 2009, 09:49:05 PM
eBay Silences Founding 'Voices' Members
http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2009/8/1250740707.html (http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2009/8/1250740707.html)


(http://blog.auctionbytes.com/blog/uploads/ebay_voices_gagged.jpg)
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Post by: bnwt on September 19, 2009, 09:50:16 AM
LVMH Prevails In Paris Counterfeit Case Against EBay


LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA said Friday a French tribunal found eBay Inc. responsible for counterfeiting on its Web site, the latest fight over when sites are responsible for counterfeit items being sold on their domains.

EBay was ordered to pay 80,000 euros ($117,864) and the tribunal said the company will be fined EUR1,000 per future infringement.


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090918-712045.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 19, 2009, 09:55:43 AM
eBay Adds Another Exclusive Fashion Line: Norma Kamali


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i18/s03


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Post by: bnwt on September 19, 2009, 09:57:28 AM
EBay strives to lure retailers with outlet section


http://www.smartbrief.com/news/shop/storyDetails.jsp?issueid=6D520C5E-919E-46D1-ACA4-F0D916A64F0F&copyid=278CD204-DF69-466F-A023-E4540F93CDC4
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 20, 2009, 06:38:05 PM
Junk? That's my wedding dress


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1214725/Junk-Thats-wedding-dress.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 20, 2009, 06:42:20 PM
Adobe buy Omniture


http://tamebay.com/2009/09/adobe-buy-omniture.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 21, 2009, 08:46:06 AM
eBay Drops Yahoo for Google

After crying and fighting in the press like little babies, Google and eBay called it a truce and quietly put in place a partnership over the paid advertising space on eBay’s website.

http://zikkir.com/it/10961?wscr=1440x900
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Post by: bnwt on September 22, 2009, 08:50:57 AM
Crackdown on fake software


MICROSOFT has cracked down on Australians who sell counterfeit software on internet auction sites, and the investigations have resulted in settlements with 10 local sellers for copyright infringement.

Microsoft said the sellers were Jordan Andrews, who trades on eBay as "thebigcoos"; Nicholas Todd Courter, who trades on eBay as "hardpunter"; Rania Elbadar, who trades on Oztion as "bargain-buys4u"; Jack Koncewiczw, who trades on Oztion as "big-mucho" and "matt-coins"; Nessreen Omar, who traded on eBay as "amelia007"; Kelly Gilham, who traded as "Kellymgsheba"; Timothy Inman, who trades on eBay as "in.dvd" and "red.tech"; Matthew Stephen Anderson, who trades on eBay as "quickseller1982"; Nilesh Patel, who traded on eBay as "nileshapatel143"; and Norizan Mohamd, who trades on eBay as "unistore08".

http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26105515-15306,00.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 22, 2009, 09:10:11 AM
EBay objects to luxury goods makers' retail control


http://www.out-law.com/page-10391
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Post by: *CountessA* on September 22, 2009, 10:23:37 AM
Quote
Mr Thomas had filed a complaint and signed statement with the police, and the copy of Office had been taken as evidence.

He provided the case number, police station location and name of the investigating officer, and offered to provide a signed police statement, but PayPal would not accept that as proof.

Two weeks ago, PayPal said it would not reimburse any cost for the software.


However, days after PayPal was contacted by The Australian, Mr Thomas was told he would be fully reimbursed and paid an additional $50 for the inconvenience.

PayPal refused to respond to questions about whether the buyer guarantee was being used as a cover to allow counterfeit goods to be sold on eBay.

Ebay's payment service also would not comment on whether action had been taken against the eBay seller.


"In line with federal privacy laws PayPal Australia is unable to discuss individual cases," spokesperwoman Kelly Stevens said. "PayPal co-operates and works with all levels of law enforcement to stamp out illegal activity.

"In rare instances where our dealings or procedures result in a bad customer experience, we would like to apologise. For PayPal our No1 priority is the customer and we are always looking at ways to improve our customer service.

"This situation has now been rectified and I would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention."

Please spot the porkies.
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Post by: bnwt on September 22, 2009, 01:21:04 PM
French court orders eBay to pay LVMH


http://www.nationaljewelernetwork.com/njn/content_display/majors/ecommerce-developments/e3i2a62ee6983153e301b201b2778274cf0
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Post by: bnwt on September 22, 2009, 01:24:00 PM
eBay Tests New Feedback System in US and Germany


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i21/s01
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Post by: *Yibida* on September 22, 2009, 01:38:08 PM
eBay Tests New Feedback System in US and Germany


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i21/s01


More goddam meddling !!.... WTF do ebay think they are, an employer ?? they keep saying they are just a venue.. look at the questionnaire.. it's something a private business would release to gauge store perspective.. so ebay is now a business not a venue?... how long before they start sacking sellers?.... ebay you are a total FW....... 

(http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i21/images/ebay_new_feedback.jpg)
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Post by: **cupie** on September 22, 2009, 01:43:24 PM
Nice analogy Yib...yep, the Venue Argument get's seedier, and seedier...People need to realise that just because a company says something 'IS', doesn't make it legal or acceptable.   Laws are created when enough consumers put their collective foot down...that's the way it all works...and that's why complaints to regulators are so important.
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Post by: *smee* on September 22, 2009, 01:51:24 PM
its still  probably better worded than the questions and star system to determine our DSR's
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Post by: bnwt on September 22, 2009, 10:28:01 PM
I have trouble with the question "Is the item what you were expecting?"

my customers will answer   NO


it was much better the I expected
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Post by: bnwt on September 23, 2009, 10:40:25 AM
eBay tests most complicated feedback form ever


http://tamebay.com/2009/09/ebay-test-most-complicated-feedback-form-ever.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 23, 2009, 10:47:09 AM
Fake golf club scam 'cost eBay customers millions'


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6845133.ece
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Post by: bnwt on September 23, 2009, 10:51:29 AM
Trader is ordered to pay Ebay fraud cash

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/4641175.Trader_is_ordered_to_pay_Ebay_fraud_cash/
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Post by: bnwt on September 23, 2009, 11:48:42 PM
Customers 'prefer apologies to refunds'


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2009-09/23/content_8726810.htm
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Post by: bnwt on September 24, 2009, 09:46:54 AM
eBay Is Not a Retailer, CEO John Donahoe Tells Shop.org Attendees

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i23/s01
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Post by: bnwt on September 24, 2009, 09:49:10 AM
eBay CEO Takes Jabs at Amazon and Wal-Mart


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/9/1253732025.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 24, 2009, 09:50:13 AM
eBay Launches Test of Bill Me Later Payment Option


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i23/s05
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Post by: bnwt on September 24, 2009, 09:52:40 AM
eBay Lets Users Share Stories


http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2009/09/ebay_lets_users.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 25, 2009, 09:02:10 AM
EBay may spin off PayPal


http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/ebay_may_spin_off_paypal_M2a2b23nByvrZblyKSFMJN
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 25, 2009, 09:15:18 AM
Retail therapy made easier: websites


http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,28124,26079538-5018019,00.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 25, 2009, 09:21:14 AM
Ebay sellers fear postal strike will hit their reputations


http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/sep/24/postal-strike-fuels-ebay-disputes
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 25, 2009, 09:23:37 AM
Ebay delves into the outlet business


http://www.glgroup.com/News/Ebay-delves-into-the-outlet-business-43581.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 25, 2009, 10:13:06 PM
Police Say Woman Stole Items From CVS, Sold Them On EBay


http://www.courant.com/community/west-hartford/hc-west-hartford-cvs-0925.artsep25,0,1023445.story
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 25, 2009, 10:14:29 PM
Sears, Walmart Get Into eBay-Style Business


http://www.apparelnews.net/features/special_reports/092509-Sears-Walmart-Get-Into-eBay-Style-Business
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 26, 2009, 08:57:18 AM
eBay CEO Talks about Core Values: Auctions Are Not a Religion


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/9/1253893189.html

video presentation
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Post by: bnwt on September 27, 2009, 09:29:59 AM
Man gets 3 years for selling phony goods on eBay


http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_counterfeit_goods.html?source=mypi
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 27, 2009, 09:37:58 AM
Brothers get house arrest for eBay scheme


http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/522917.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 28, 2009, 08:44:27 AM
Postal strikes leave eBay users in limbo


http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/sep/27/postal-strikes-ebay-limbo
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Post by: bnwt on September 28, 2009, 08:49:27 AM
The Evolution of eBay


http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/entrepreneur/100178225-1-evolution-ebay.html
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Post by: caadlad52 on September 28, 2009, 09:58:35 AM
Police sell seized goods on e-Bay

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/8277361.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/8277361.stm)

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Post by: bnwt on September 29, 2009, 08:56:40 AM
eBay adds data mining expert to research and development team


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=31951
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Post by: bnwt on September 29, 2009, 08:59:58 AM
eBay send email confirmation to qualified top sellers


http://tamebay.com/2009/09/ebay-send-email-confirmation-to-qualified-top-sellers.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 29, 2009, 09:03:34 AM
Paymate moves headquarters to US


http://www.thepaypers.com/news/default/paymate-moves-headquarters-to-us/739583-0
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Post by: bnwt on September 29, 2009, 02:37:22 PM
eBay launch the new Seller Dashboard


http://tamebay.com/2009/09/ebay-launch-the-new-seller-dashboard.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 29, 2009, 02:39:30 PM
How eBay Best Match Will Work in Collectibles & Toy Categories


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/9/1254184711.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 30, 2009, 10:02:25 AM
How the eBay customer support refund process works


http://tamebay.com/2009/09/how-the-ebay-customer-support-refund-process-works.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on September 30, 2009, 10:07:11 AM
Tiso thief was "easy" catch for Police


http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/10084-1898/
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Post by: bnwt on September 30, 2009, 10:11:55 AM
British man gets prison time for selling bogus Titleist products on eBay


http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20090929british_man_gets_prison_time_for_selling_bogus_titleist_products_on_ebay/srvc=home&position=recent
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Post by: bnwt on September 30, 2009, 12:28:49 PM
GM to stop auctioning new cars on EBay


http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gm-ebay30-2009sep30,0,280415.story
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Post by: bnwt on September 30, 2009, 12:33:12 PM
eBay couple's £51 champagne wedding


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6241687/eBay-couples-51-champagne-wedding.html
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Post by: bnwt on September 30, 2009, 12:36:57 PM
All smiles


Unhappy customers could cost merchants dearly under eBay’s new rules. Many eBay sellers will have to change their ways.

http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=31971
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Post by: bnwt on October 01, 2009, 08:55:39 AM
Preparing for the digital afterlife


http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/sep/30/digital-afterlife-email-facebook
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Post by: bnwt on October 01, 2009, 08:58:43 AM
eBay Rolls out Top Rated Seller Program


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i30/s00
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Post by: bnwt on October 01, 2009, 09:00:38 AM
eBay Sellers React to Top Rated Seller Rollout


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/9/1254323543.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 01, 2009, 09:04:36 AM
eBay Rolls Out More of the 'Top Rated Sellers' Program in Search - Sellers Aren't Happy


http://seekingalpha.com/article/164146-ebay-rolls-out-more-of-the-top-rated-sellers-program-in-search-sellers-aren-t-happy
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Post by: bnwt on October 01, 2009, 09:22:14 PM
Coming Soon to eBay: Mandatory Item Condition Attributes

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i01/s01
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Post by: bnwt on October 01, 2009, 09:26:17 PM
FBI: Streamwood man eBay'd stolen goods


Authorities said Keskes has tallied more than $2 million in online sales and auctions since 2005 through his Streamwood-registered Web site.

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=325480
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Post by: bnwt on October 01, 2009, 09:28:50 PM
eBay UK Extends Seller Shop Promotion Tied to Shipping


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m09/i30/s04
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Post by: bnwt on October 01, 2009, 09:32:23 PM
eBay Must Wring Out CEOs' Excess


http://www.thestreet.com/story/10604019/1/ebay-must-wring-out-ceos-excess-activist.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEFI
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Post by: *Yibida* on October 01, 2009, 09:39:34 PM
There coming thick and fast tonight !...I can't keep up with em!...LOL
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Post by: gr8-expectations on October 01, 2009, 10:08:49 PM
what a pile of tetse fly ridden beetle dung.... oh well may as well add to ut...
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Post by: gr8-expectations on October 01, 2009, 10:09:03 PM
splat!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on October 02, 2009, 02:43:45 AM
Hmm... I don't mind the idea of electrical goods having the following options:

Quote
New: Retail Packaging

New: Non-Retail Packaging

Factory Refurbished

Used: Excellent

Used: Good

Used: Fair

Damaged: For parts/as is
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Post by: gr8-expectations on October 02, 2009, 07:53:07 AM
oops, sorry bnwt, no beetle dung here, dissed by mistake, great thred, so sorry m8eee

(thought it was a tello threddy)

big sorry!
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Post by: bnwt on October 02, 2009, 08:51:34 AM
UK Online Gamblers Receive PayPal As A Payment Method


http://www.casinogamblingweb.com/gambling-news/online-casino/uk_online_gamblers_receive_paypal_as_a_payment_method_54569.html
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Post by: bnwt on October 02, 2009, 08:56:13 AM
eBay UK push trackable delivery


http://tamebay.com/2009/10/ebay-uk-push-trackable-delivery.html
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Post by: bnwt on October 02, 2009, 09:01:11 AM
Ebay eliminates nearly half of its German staff


http://www.thelocal.de/money/20091001-22295.html
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Post by: bnwt on October 03, 2009, 09:27:25 AM
eBay, PayPal Executive News


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y09/m10/i01/s03
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Post by: bnwt on October 03, 2009, 09:35:15 AM
Is eBay's New Search Visibility Tool Helping Sellers?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/10/1254498436.html
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Post by: bnwt on October 03, 2009, 09:39:17 AM
France cracks down on eBay’s faux bags


http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=70569
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Post by: bnwt on October 04, 2009, 08:51:09 AM
PayPal comes under some unfriendly fire

“Safer. Simpler. Smarter.” That is the slogan of PayPal, the payment service used by 20 million people when buying and selling items online.

But customers who have fallen victim to fraud when using the service say that “dangerous, expensive and complicated” is a more appropriate description.


“There is a growing disquiet at PayPal’s unwillingness to investigate fraud and deal with customer’s complaints. PayPal is increasingly acting like a bank, so why aren’t they regulated by the Financial Services Authority?”


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/consumer_affairs/article6858729.ece
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Post by: bnwt on October 04, 2009, 08:57:04 AM
Court dismisses two eBay claims in Craigslist case


http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN0234173820091003
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Post by: bnwt on October 05, 2009, 08:50:00 AM
AuctionBytes This & That Roundup


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y209/m10/abu0248/s05
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Post by: bnwt on October 05, 2009, 09:03:36 AM
eBay Rolls out Top Rated Seller Program


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y209/m10/abu0248/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on October 05, 2009, 09:27:30 AM
Quote
Shoppers on eBay will no longer see the PowerSeller logo, although eBay is keep the program for sellers. Instead, shoppers will see a "Top Rated Seller" (TRS) badge in search results. On seller listings, messaging states that a TRS seller "Consistently receives highest buyers' ratings; Ships items quickly; and Has earned a track record of excellent service."

Does this eliminate the problem of a bad seller slipping through the net?

And did you realise that buyers can actually filter out NON-top-rated-sellers in their search?

That's a matter of grave concern.

... The benefits of being a Top-Rated-Seller are obvious:

Quote
Top-rated sellers are PowerSellers who consistently provide the best buying experiences to their customers. Whether you have large volume sales or smaller volume, you can be a Top-rated seller.
What are the requirements?

To become a Top-rated seller you need to:

    *      Opt-in to the PowerSeller program. Learn about PowerSeller requirements and benefits.
    *      Have at least 100 transactions and $3,000 in sales during the last 12 months.

    *      Meet the requirements for detailed seller ratings (DSRs), including a positive Feedback score of 98%.
          o            If you've had more than 400 transactions during the previous 3 months, the percentage of 1s and 2s must be below 0.50% for each detailed seller rating for the past 3 months.
          o            If you've had fewer than 400 transactions over the previous 3 months, but more than 400 annual transactions, the percentage of 1s and 2s must be below 0.50% for each detailed seller rating for the past 12 months.
          o             If you have less than 400 transactions in the last 12 months:
                +                  You need 3 or fewer instances of 1s and 2s to be a Top-rated seller.
                +                  You need 4 or fewer instances of 1s and 2s to be a PowerSeller.

 
Top-rated seller benefits

Top-rated sellers receive the following privileges and benefits:

    *      Priority customer service
    *      20% discount on final value fees
    *      Unpaid item protection
    *      Expanded seller protection from PayPal
    *      A badge on listing pages
    *      The opportunity to purchase the Featured First upgrade
    *      Increased visibility in Best Match search results

Fee discounts

As a Top-rated seller you can earn a 20% discount on your monthly final value fees.

Note: The current discount structure will remain in effect to give you a chance to qualify for Top-rated seller status over a period of months. During this time PowerSeller discounts will remain at the levels described below:

    *      5% discount with a detailed seller rating of  4.6 or higher
    *      15% discount with a detailed seller rating of 4.8 or higher
    *      20% discount with a detailed seller rating of 4.9 or higher

Refer to your Seller Dashboard to check on your current average ratings, status, and discount level.
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Post by: bnwt on October 06, 2009, 08:48:16 AM
As a seller, my rating of eBay is all negative

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/oct/04/seller-ebay-rating-tax-credits
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 06, 2009, 08:54:22 AM
eBay to Apply Bain's Net Promoter Score to Seller Feedback


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i05/s01
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Post by: bnwt on October 06, 2009, 02:57:20 PM
Amazon unveils payment system for smartphones


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/05/amazon_smartphone_payment_service/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 07, 2009, 08:50:26 AM
PayPal Expands Ability to Place Temporary Holds on eBay Transactions


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i06/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 07, 2009, 08:51:29 AM
eBay CEO John Donahoe to Discuss Recent Changes on Radio Show


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i06/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 07, 2009, 08:54:36 AM
North Wales man fined over eBay fraud

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2009/10/06/north-wales-man-fined-over-ebay-fraud-55578-24864760/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 07, 2009, 08:58:42 AM
Layoffs Loom at eBay


http://gawker.com/5375627/layoffs-loom-at-ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 08, 2009, 08:49:52 AM
EBay Monthly Sales Gain for First Time in a Year


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a3V8r0o.Ng3E
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 08, 2009, 08:54:31 AM
EBay Adds Top-Rated Badges, Ups Buy-It-Now Conditions


New Top-rated Seller Program Confuses Sellers

http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3842681
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 08, 2009, 08:58:30 AM
eBay Responds to Layoff Report


we were evolving our Marketplaces organization to continue driving progress and innovation on behalf of our sellers and buyers

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i07/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 08, 2009, 04:33:10 PM
Online payments blizzard looms as PayPal APIs launch


“When someone thinks about the monetisation of an application the company they should look at by default is PayPal - where the transaction is made so easy that they don’t look anywhere else.”

http://www.itwire.com/content/view/28334/53/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 08, 2009, 04:38:30 PM
Doc makes more cash selling clothes on eBay


http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/10/07/mainstreet.ebay.doctor/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 08, 2009, 04:39:35 PM
Scalpers to be monitored for Masters


http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/scalpers-to-be-monitored-for-masters-20091008-gno7.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 09:27:04 AM
Everything changes : eBay listings now editable


http://tamebay.com/2009/10/everything-changes-ebay-listings-now-editable.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 09:29:15 AM
PayPal Survey Reveals Indians are Expected to Spend More this Diwali than they did Last Year


http://www.itnewsonline.com/showbwstory.php?storyid=1401
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 09:33:04 AM
10 years and still selling on eBay


http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,28124,26184971-36418,00.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 09:34:24 AM
Argos and eBay ready to desert Royal Mail as union votes for strike


http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/08/argos-ebay-desert-royal-mail
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 09:35:26 AM
Ebay removes sellers dispatch rating from site due to postal strikes


http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/news/944332/Ebay-removes-sellers-dispatch-rating-site-due-postal-strikes/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 09:42:44 AM
eBay CEO John Donahoe Confirms New Feedback Testing


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/10/1255023809.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 02:38:08 PM
eBay's still weird after 10 years in Australia


http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,26186233-5014239,00.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 02:39:44 PM
eBay Australia turns ten


http://www.skynews.com.au/finance/article.aspx?id=381032
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 09, 2009, 02:44:34 PM
eBay brings global shopping to India

............................. there are 350-400 million middle class individuals in the country aspiring to spend towards lifestyle needs


http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report_ebay-brings-global-shopping-to-india_1296672
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 10, 2009, 09:04:45 AM
Jail for eBay fraudster


http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/Jail-eBay-fraudster/article-1403916-detail/article.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 10, 2009, 09:07:26 AM
eBay sale helps bring charges against Norman man


http://www.normantranscript.com/localnews/local_story_282011540
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 10, 2009, 09:09:38 AM
AuctionBytes Conducts Survey on eBay Top Rated Seller Program


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i09/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on October 10, 2009, 10:18:36 PM
I CARE ABOUT THIS.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *FluffyDuckee* on October 11, 2009, 01:23:56 AM
Good.  ;D
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on October 11, 2009, 05:35:17 AM
From eBay/US Seller Central...this OP was pulled QUICK, but I got a copy first.

eBay is scared!


wholesale863
Posts: 1
   
Buyers ability to "Bully" Sellers and Sellers Lack of Support.
Oct 10, 2009 10:04 AM

 

I recently put some items up on eBay so I could try to clean up my storage unit. Everything went well, I packed and shipped about $1000 worth of merchandise... I Figured everything was done... There was 1 Buyer who had not payed like 8 days after the auction, I sent him another invoice just to see if He still wanted the item, To be honest i wasnt concerned about the fees or whatever I was happy with the stuff I was able to get rid of. I paid my ebay fees, and after that occasionally checked back on eBay for shopping.. A couple days later I decided to go ahead and give an eBay Store a shot, Listed a couple dozen items and let it be, hoping to grab a couple orders a month maybe....

I never realised when he did finally pay, after sending 3 invoices... He sent me an email asking where his item was, I checked paypal because I had bought tracking for every item, I noticed his order diddnt have a tracking number so I told him I think his order was overlooked, I was sorry and would be more than happy to ship it out for him tommorow or issue a full refund...

The buyer immediatly came up with an excuse about having to "Hire" someone to sit at his office and wait for this... get this... $12.80 package INCLUDING SHIPPING... I thought this was rediculous but whatever... Then he goes and DEMANDS priority shipping saying this is my fault and I HAVE to make it right because he was going to be out of town the following week. To make a long story short we exchanged a couple emails and after seeing how demanding this customer was and his unwillingness to work with me... I decided I dont even want to deal with a customer like this and refunded his money. He Left me Negative feedback seconds after I refunded his money saying I "Scammed Him and comitted fraud", sent me a letter saying he was reporting me for fraud to ebay, and saying a refund is "UNACCEPTABLE", demanding the item and saying that he wanted what he bid and paid for and telling me to enjoy the short time I would be spending on ebay. I simply sent him a "I GAVE YOU A REFUND, THERE IS NO FRAUD HERE, I HAVE THE ITEM BUT REFUSE TO SELL IT TO SOMEONE LIKE YOU" letter...

I tried to leave an honest FEEDBACK on this transaction... What is this? Ebay WONT LET ME LEAVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK? Ok fine I will just leave my feedback as positive... maybe someone will read it even though it doesnt reflect the negative he deserves... I simply stated the buyer was UNREASONABLE and DEMANDING and that I refunded his money, ALL TRUE FACTS....

The next day I log into my account to check on things... The buyer had my feedback REMOVED, and I now had 3 Strikes against my account for various reasons.. I thought about how much I would rather not deal with another customer like this... and shut down my ebay store. I now REFUSE to sell on eBay ever again. I tried to find a way to report ANYTHING against this buyer, I tried getting the feedback removed, I tried whatever I could to get this Nightmare $12 transaction to just go away...

You know what I found out? EBAY HAS NO SELLER SUPPORT TO SPEAK OF. Ok, they Have a few processes.... That I tried to work on but OBVIOUSLY this buyer had more experience than me with reports and such, I simply couldnt figure out what ebay wanted me to do about this to fix it. As far as im concerned all the processes ebay wants you to go through arent even worth my time. Im simply AMAZED that the buyer has all the rights but the sellers are the ones paying all the INSANELY HIGH EBAY FEES, and get NO SUPPORT.
No way to leave an honest feedback or ANYTHING.

To any of you reading this, I just needed to vent. As far as im concerned I will stick to Google Adwords and Affiliate Marketing to make my living which I do.... Its not worth being bullied by a $12 order.
It is pretty obvious that ebay is only concerned with the Money they are owed, Not the people who are actually paying them.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 11, 2009, 08:51:47 AM
PayPal won't help over eBay pram sale


http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/bargains-and-rip-offs/ask-an-expert/article.html?in_article_id=491691&in_page_id=513&position=moretopstories
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on October 13, 2009, 03:35:31 AM
Reserve Bank of Australia addresses payments system issues:

At its recent meeting, the Payments System Board considered a number of issues including the reform of the ATM system, disclosure arrangements for equities securities lending, the oversight of overseas central counterparties, and restrictions imposed on merchants by PayPal.

There will be a phased approach to implementation of the direct reporting requirement, with full implementation by the end of December 2009.

The Reserve Bank will publish an annual assessment of any overseas facilities operating in Australia, including of the facilities’ obligation to address systemic risk. In addition, the Reserve Bank will work with ASIC to establish guidance on how ‘sufficient equivalence’ of an overseas regulatory regime will be assessed. This process, to be undertaken over coming months, will involve consultation with the industry.

PayPal’s Merchant Restrictions As indicated in earlier Media Releases, the Board has recently been considering PayPal’s and eBay’s rules that prohibit merchants from surcharging customers for the use of PayPal and from discouraging the use of PayPal. The Board’s view is that no-surcharge rules can limit merchant choice and competition and can be detrimental to the efficiency of the payments system as a whole, particularly where merchants’ ability to decline acceptance of a particular payment instrument is constrained.

Notwithstanding this view, PayPal is a relatively small player in the online market – outside of eBay, most merchants are able to decline acceptance of PayPal if the benefits of accepting it do not outweigh the costs of the restrictions. At this time, therefore, the Board is not convinced that the benefits of imposing regulation to remove the rule would outweigh the costs. This assessment may change over time, particularly if the PayPal system grows significantly.
PayPal has indicated to the Bank that it accepts that if it were to increase in size substantially, its no-surcharge rule would need to be removed for consistency with other payment systems.

It has also indicated to the Bank that it will not increase its standard published fees for eBay sellers for a period of two years. Looking forward, the Bank will be collecting additional data from PayPal and other on-line payment systems on a regular basis to assist in its monitoring of market developments.

The Board has also considered eBay’s rule that mandates acceptance of PayPal by sellers on eBay. In the Board’s view this rule, combined with the no-surcharge rule, is undesirable and limits competition between payment systems. While eBay itself is not a payment system, and thus falls outside the Board’s regulatory powers, the Bank encourages eBay to reconsider its policies in this area. Finally, the Board has been assured that eBay and PayPal’s current ‘no discouragement’ rules do not prevent sellers from expressing a preference for an alternative payment system. It will re-examine this issue if it becomes apparent that the ‘no discouragement’ policies are being implemented in such a way as to prevent sellers from exercising choice.

They already prevent us excercising Choice as we CANNOT refuse payPal...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on October 13, 2009, 04:09:56 AM
Yes you can..BOYCOTT THE BUGGAHS!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on October 13, 2009, 06:16:25 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong... Liisa, don't eBay remove listings that flat-out state, "I prefer bank deposit. I don't prefer PayPal"...? It's been a while since I delved into that issue, but certainly the last time I checked, expressing a preference was still getting people's listings removed.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on October 13, 2009, 06:26:20 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong... Liisa, don't eBay remove listings that flat-out state, "I prefer bank deposit. I don't prefer PayPal"...? It's been a while since I delved into that issue, but certainly the last time I checked, expressing a preference was still getting people's listings removed.

Countessa,
You can state, "I prefer Bank deposit" for example in your listing but you cannot state you do not accept paypal, nor refuse it in anyway unless it is for a Pickup item, in the case of Pickups PayPal have stated you do not have to accept paypal as a payment method and you can state in a pickup listing that you do not accept it for pickups and accept cash only.......

and as you know it is impossible to deselect paypal as an accepted method when creating a listing period.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 13, 2009, 08:56:40 AM
Who'll eat all the pies? One MILLION fruit puffs put on eBay with opening bid of 99p


http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1219851/One-million-fruit-pies-eBay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 13, 2009, 08:58:39 AM
Air traffic control worker jailed


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hampshire/8302139.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 13, 2009, 09:03:50 AM
eBay Launches Campaign Showing Eco-Conscious Ways to Shop


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i12/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 13, 2009, 09:05:32 AM
eBay Glitches in Search Visibility Tool, Item Condition


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i12/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on October 13, 2009, 02:46:38 PM
US flag desecration.... being sold on eBay

A seller on eBay was offering American flags with the stars removed from the blue field and President Barack Obama's face inserted, and bloggers were outraged, promising to track them down.

http://current.com/1poae4c (http://current.com/1poae4c)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on October 13, 2009, 02:49:10 PM
Long time no see caadlad.....don't be a stranger dude....:)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on October 13, 2009, 02:52:30 PM

I lurk, therefore I am.

 :lurk:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on October 13, 2009, 02:55:27 PM
snipe?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 13, 2009, 03:15:55 PM
Fashion designer offers line on eBay


http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=7060729


(video presentation)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 14, 2009, 08:48:26 AM
Ecommerce Earnings Season: eBay, Amazon, Overstock, Google, Yahoo


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i13/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 14, 2009, 10:44:57 AM
eBay Layoffs Rumoured For Thursday


http://www.defamer.com.au/2009/10/ebay-layoffs-rumoured-for-thursday/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 15, 2009, 09:30:25 AM
EBay Plans Small Layoff In 'Organizational Fine-Tuning'


"The changes will help us improve end-to-end customer experience, build a global product and technology team and speed up innovation at eBay,"


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091014-711256.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 15, 2009, 09:33:36 AM
eBay France launches TV ad campaign


http://tamebay.com/2009/10/ebay-france-launches-tv-ad-campaign.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 15, 2009, 09:41:30 AM
Gillian Feathers and Paul Mark House sold fake Armani clothes on eBay


http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/4680375.Gillian_Feathers_and_Paul_Mark_House_sold_fake_Armani_clothes_on_eBay/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 16, 2009, 08:32:11 AM
EBay Expected To Report Return Of Revenue Growth For 3Q


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091015-709189.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 16, 2009, 08:36:14 AM
Australia Post profit cut by GFC and online shopping


http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26216437-5013871,00.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 16, 2009, 08:39:19 AM
Local biz beats eBay as Australia’s best online retailer


http://www.qbr.com.au/news/articleid/59154.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 17, 2009, 08:52:06 AM
Hallandale man admits to eBay fraud

According to federal prosecutors, from October 2003 to June 2008, Rossoni used 260 aliases to sell more than 5,500 items on the Internet auction site


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/hallandale/sfl-ebay-fraud-conviction,0,4079887.story
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 17, 2009, 08:56:22 AM
eBay Tests Store in Search, Boosting Search Results


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i16/s00
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 17, 2009, 09:05:53 AM
eBay's Nemesis in China Launched B2C Mall Last Year


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i16/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 17, 2009, 09:09:23 AM
eBay no haven for thief


http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/news/local/news/general/ebay-no-haven-for-thief/1651314.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 18, 2009, 08:28:02 AM
How Ebay compares with a flea market


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/eb3ebf34-b9e3-11de-a747-00144feab49a.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 18, 2009, 08:37:24 AM
Man suspected in $400,000 theft of designer sunglasses


http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/10/16/20091016abrk-sunglasses.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on October 18, 2009, 04:59:59 PM
The article about ebay/flea market is fascinating.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 19, 2009, 08:44:28 AM
How an eBay Seller Created a Thriving Arts & Crafts Marketplace


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y209/m10/abu0249/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 19, 2009, 08:45:34 AM
Illegal Ivory Trading on Ebay Lands An Englishman in Jail


http://thegovmonitor.com/world_news/europe/illegal-ivory-trading-on-ebay-lands-an-englishman-in-jail-10808.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 19, 2009, 08:53:24 AM
Emergency plan to save Christmas post from chaos


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6879545.ece
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on October 19, 2009, 04:04:49 PM
OZTION FEE CHANGES!

http://www.oztion.com.au/Community/announcement.aspx?id=200842#200842 (http://www.oztion.com.au/Community/announcement.aspx?id=200842#200842)



Changes to fees (for sellers) 
Hi everyone,

During the lead up to Christmas we will be ramping up our marketing activities to attract new buyers to OZtion. First impressions are everything, so with this in mind our design and development team will be focusing on improving the OZtion experience for everyone. We are in the process of improving page layouts, streamlining current processes and launching new services. We will keep you posted on our marketing activities.

To help fund a higher level of marketing activities we will be increasing some of our prices. The price changes will come into effect on the 16th November 2009.

The good news is it will still be FREE* to list on OZtion.

The following price changes and additions will come into effect at 12.00am AEST 16th of November 2009.

Sale Fees Current New
Up to $100 3.9% of sale price (minimum 25c) 4.5% of sale price (minimum 40c)
$100.01 to $500.00 $3.90 + 3% of sale price over $100.00 No change
$500.01 - $1000.00 $15.90 + 2.5% of sale price over $500.00 No change
Over $1000 $28.40 + 1.5% of sale price over $1000.00 (maximum $99) No change


Listing Upgrade Fees  Current New
Front Page Featured $9.95 $14.95
Category Special $4.95 $9.95
Highlight $1.95 No Change
Bold $0.95 No Change
Learn about listing upgrades

Relist & Upload Fees  Current New
Relist Unsold Item $0.02 $0.08 (Only applies to items manually relisted after the free listing period)
Auto-Relist Until Sold $0.06 No change
Learn about Auto-Relist Until Sold
Express Lister Upload Fee (per listing) N/A $0.06



*It's still FREE to list on OZtion when you use our online Zero Cost listing service (no sale, no fee). Upload fees only apply if using Express Lister.
Our Zero Cost listing service comes with the following FREE options.

Subtitle
 Provide descriptive information about your item that will be shown under the title when browsing categories and search results.
 
Pictures
 Include up to 3 pictures with no file size limit.
 
Description
 Enter up to 100,000 characters to describe your item (HTML allowed).
 
Preview Picture
 A preview of your first picture will be displayed, enabling buyers to see your item when browsing category pages and search results.
 
BuyNow
 Set a fixed price for instant purchase.
 
BidNow
 The remaining time of the auction is hidden from buyers.
 
Auto-1-Min
 Auto-1-Min extends the auction time for one minute if a bid is placed within the last 60 seconds.
 
Auto-Relist
 Relist item automatically if not sold.
Note: Auto-Relist is turned off after the free listing period (60 days).
 

We are confident the changes will improve the buying experience on OZtion and increase profits for our sellers.


Kind regards,

The OZtion Team
 
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on October 19, 2009, 10:13:03 PM
“How EBay Is Winning With Bid to Enhance the Customer Experience”
http://adage.com/article?article_id=139755#comments

Here is a fascinating bit of nonsense straight out of the eBay Department of Spin. The heading was enough to stop me reading any further initially, but then I thought I may as well get a laugh, and sure enough the “No” is practicing his “Ho-speak”; probably getting ready for the quarterly financial spin session due on the 21st (22nd our time).
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on October 19, 2009, 10:23:32 PM
"Data Shows eBay September YoY Traffic at 5-Year Low"
http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i19/s01

Doesn't seem to gell with the previous story; I wonder why ...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 20, 2009, 08:48:20 AM
EBay rolls out Bill Me Later to eBay, PayPal sites


http://in.reuters.com/article/hotStocksNews/idINTRE59I45O20091019
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 20, 2009, 08:50:30 AM
Iwascoding Releases eBay App for iPhone


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i19/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on October 20, 2009, 04:58:07 PM
I said at the time, and I repeat it now, that Bill Me Later is an insane idea at a time when people are already too far extended on credit.

It does none of the buyers any service.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on October 20, 2009, 05:15:18 PM
Bill Me Later's sister is
Sue Me Later.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *FluffyDuckee* on October 20, 2009, 09:06:53 PM
lol@Tello

 :rofl:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 21, 2009, 08:45:14 AM
eBay and PayPal Now Offer Bill Me Later on BIN and Some Auctions


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i20/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 21, 2009, 08:47:46 AM
eBay to limit sale of cultural artefacts


http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news_digest/eBay_to_limit_sale_of_cultural_artefacts.html?siteSect=104&sid=11379715&ty=nd
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 21, 2009, 08:53:07 AM
eBay Rolling out New Processes to Handle Deadbeats and Disputes


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i20/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 21, 2009, 08:56:08 AM
Debenhams opens on Amazon and eBay


http://www.drapersonline.com/news/multiples/news/debenhams-opens-on-amazon-and-ebay/5007263.article
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 21, 2009, 08:57:59 AM
Online Sellers Fear Disastrous Consequences of UK Postal Strike


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i20/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on October 21, 2009, 09:58:50 AM
It seems to me that nothing's getting any better....except whiskey and wine.

Good investment, eh?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on October 21, 2009, 12:10:10 PM
Quote
eBay "will only permit the sale of archaeological artefacts in Switzerland with proof of legality issued by the competent authorities in Switzerland or abroad," the Culture Office said in a statement.

The restrictions apply particularly to cultural property classified in risk categories including those contained in the "red list" of the International Council of Museums, and in categories defined in bilateral agreements.

Both Interpol and Unesco, the United Nations culture agency, have released recommendations concerning the illegal trade of stolen cultural artefacts.

A law banning the illegal trafficking of cultural property entered into force in Switzerland nearly four years ago. The country is one of the world's top four trade hubs for art objects.

eBay's international headquarters are in Bern, the Swiss capital.

Well, did anyone else find the final sentence of this quotation an ironic little dig?

eBay should have acted a great deal sooner in doing something about the rampant degree of fakes being sold on its venue. It seems that the fact that eBay must comply with Swiss law indicates eBay finally had no choice but to sign this agreement.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on October 21, 2009, 03:10:27 PM
Quote
eBay "will only permit the sale of archaeological artefacts in Switzerland with proof of legality issued by the competent authorities in Switzerland or abroad," the Culture Office said in a statement.

The restrictions apply particularly to cultural property classified in risk categories including those contained in the "red list" of the International Council of Museums, and in categories defined in bilateral agreements.

Both Interpol and Unesco, the United Nations culture agency, have released recommendations concerning the illegal trade of stolen cultural artefacts.

A law banning the illegal trafficking of cultural property entered into force in Switzerland nearly four years ago. The country is one of the world's top four trade hubs for art objects.

eBay's international headquarters are in Bern, the Swiss capital.

Well, did anyone else find the final sentence of this quotation an ironic little dig?

eBay should have acted a great deal sooner in doing something about the rampant degree of fakes being sold on its venue. It seems that the fact that eBay must comply with Swiss law indicates eBay finally had no choice but to sign this agreement.

""eBay's international headquarters are in Bern, the Swiss capital""...countess they are probably on the other side of the street under another province boarder therefore that rule will not apply to them...LOL...it will be in the fine print somewhere no doubt...LOL
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 21, 2009, 11:21:25 PM
Survey Shows Most eBay Sellers Don't See Value of New TRS Program


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i21/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 22, 2009, 08:16:50 AM
EBay earnings still expected to see pressure


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebay-earnings-still-expected-to-see-pressure-2009-10-21
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 22, 2009, 08:20:51 AM
Retailers Feed Holiday Demand for Free Shipping


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703816204574485233689205064.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 22, 2009, 08:32:22 AM
MILLOM EBAY FRAUDSTER SOLD FAKE COMPUTER GOODS


http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/millom_ebay_fraudster_sold_fake_computer_goods_1_626393?referrerPath=home
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 22, 2009, 08:33:52 AM
eBay Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results


http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2593799/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 22, 2009, 08:35:26 AM
EBay earnings fall in 3rd quarter, though sales beat targets


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebay-earnings-fall-though-revenue-beats-forecast-2009-10-21
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 22, 2009, 05:19:16 PM
EBay profits continue to fall


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8319657.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 22, 2009, 05:21:10 PM
EBay’s Shares Decline After Growth Plan Takes Toll on Profit


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a8nFU2mzgznc
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 22, 2009, 05:23:55 PM
Buy.com launches new e-commerce sites and eBay stores in four countries


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=32212
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 23, 2009, 08:39:35 AM
Amazon.com Profit Tops Estimates as Retailer Wins Market Share


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aLF77wtPL214
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 23, 2009, 08:45:46 AM
eBay, Heal Thyself


http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/10/22/ebay-heal-thyself.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 23, 2009, 08:54:50 AM
Postal Strike: Business reactions


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/8318638.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 23, 2009, 10:34:51 AM
For the first time in a year, eBay merchandise sales and revenue rise

“We are seeing our turnaround efforts begin to pay off,” eBay CEO John Donahoe said yesterday in announcing the results. “While we still have a lot more work to do to improve trust, value and selection, we are making progress.”

http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=32226
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 23, 2009, 02:44:54 PM
Tech stocks trade sideways as eBay sinks


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tech-stocks-trade-sideways-as-ebay-sinks-2009-10-22
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 23, 2009, 02:52:16 PM
eBay Town Hall Meeting: Who Moved My Cheese?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/10/1256218486.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on October 23, 2009, 03:07:20 PM
And look for eBay CEO John Donahoe's new book ~ "How to destroy a successful company in just a few short month's".... 
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on October 23, 2009, 05:33:54 PM
And the Companion Reader:

"eBay CEO for Dummies"
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 24, 2009, 10:12:31 AM
Amazon beats the analysts and soars to an all time high


The surprising bit of news is that third-party retailers who sell their items on Amazon have increased to a full 30 percent of the companies revenue, which might explain why eBay is seeing its hold as the number one destination site for shopping erode.


http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2009/10/23/amazon-beats-the-analysts-and-soars-to-an-all-time-high/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 24, 2009, 10:14:44 AM
Ebay’s iPhone app rings up sales of $400m


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b1d0e626-bff3-11de-aed2-00144feab49a.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 24, 2009, 10:16:21 AM
Post strikes delay 30 million letters


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snw34nlCUoA
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 24, 2009, 10:22:40 AM
Retailers and brands are gifted PowerSeller status


http://tamebay.com/2009/10/retailers-and-brands-are-gifted-powerseller-status.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 25, 2009, 08:50:45 AM
eBay France sellers protest compulsory PayPal policy


http://tamebay.com/2009/10/ebay-france-sellers-protest-compulsory-paypal-policy.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 25, 2009, 08:55:31 AM
Jail time for Falls Church man in eBay fraud


http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2009/10/19/daily112.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 25, 2009, 08:58:52 AM
Losing Out After Winning an Online Auction

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/24/technology/24shortcuts.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on October 26, 2009, 12:42:46 AM
eBay France sellers protest compulsory PayPal policy


http://tamebay.com/2009/10/ebay-france-sellers-protest-compulsory-paypal-policy.html

Did the french really think they were immune to Obeys underhanded way to enforce Paypal?......

eBay France sellers protest compulsory PayPal policy

by Sue Bailey

racketSellers on eBay France are up in arms about a policy change which forces them to offer PayPal as a method of payment on every auction and fixed price listing on the site.

eBay France’s published accepted payments policy says that sellers with fewer than 50 feedbacks must offer PayPal as one of their payment methods: this policy was announced in April and implemented in July.

However, several much larger, well-established sellers have said that as of yesterday, they too were forced to offer PayPal as payment method on eBay France. Attempting to list an item without PayPal on a registered business account with 2500 feedbacks just got me this message:

To list an item for sale, you need to accept PayPal as a means of payment.

To list an item for sale, you need to accept PayPal as a means of payment.



In fact, the change was included in the July announcement of changes: some clicking, some digging, and there under “other changes” is the information that “from autumn 2009, you will have to offer PayPal as a means of payment”. There’s no date, and to the best of my knowledge, there has been no subsequent clarifying announcement. The new eBay France user agreement published on 20th October makes no mention of a change in payments policy or of compulsory PayPal. And for what it’s worth, there seems to be no “as you sign in” splash page announcement and there is nothing in My Messages. It’s just been done.

I thought eBay had got over this. Recent changes on eBay UK and eBay.com have been notified down to the hour they were expected. Anglophone sites have done a great deal of work to make sellers feel that they were being given adequate notice of and time to adapt to site changes. Not so on eBay.fr.

The French love cheques to a level incomprehensible in Britain. Supermarket shoppers routinely use cheques. Many very large eBay sellers accept no other method of payment. French buyers left to their own devices, by my calculation, pay by cheque at least a quarter of the time. (I’ll spare you the details of the banking system here; suffice it to say this is not just Ludditism; there are some good reasons why people stick with cheques.) eBay’s different national sites have, until now, given them great flexibility to adapt to local conditions. But this policy and the back-door way it’s been implemented show absolute ignorance of how French buyers and sellers want to behave. When French sellers say they will leave the site over this, they are not, I think, making idle threats.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 26, 2009, 11:14:51 PM
eBay Tightens Deadlines On Unpaid Dispute Process


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2009/10/ebay-tightens-deadlines-on-unpaid-dispute-process/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 26, 2009, 11:17:10 PM
Survey: Sellers Don't Like or Understand Changes to eBay Search


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i26/s01


Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 26, 2009, 11:22:09 PM
Ebay profiteers wreck Where's Wally bid


http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/default/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=NOED25%20Oct%202009%2015%3A21%3A49%3A607
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on October 26, 2009, 11:23:31 PM



bnwt's hot tonight !...Yehaaaaaaaa !!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 26, 2009, 11:25:03 PM
L'Oréal SA v eBay: so many questions to answer


http://www.marques.org/class46/default.asp?D_A=20091025
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 27, 2009, 08:37:12 AM
eBay predicts online Christmas shopping boom


http://www.utalkmarketing.com/pages/Article.aspx?ArticleID=15804&Title=eBay_predicts_online_Christmas_shopping_boom
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 28, 2009, 08:24:43 AM
Lancashire Teen in Huge eBay Scam


http://www.ukcomparebroadband.com/lancashire-teen-in-huge-ebay-scam1-11178
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 28, 2009, 08:26:48 AM
eBay-toting iPhone users like to Buy It Now


http://www.macworld.com/article/143522/iphone_ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 28, 2009, 08:29:13 AM
eBay Sellers Not Optimistic About eBay Holiday Sales


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i27/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 29, 2009, 09:04:22 AM
Would you mind awfully paying for your eBay purchase?


http://tamebay.com/2009/10/would-you-mind-awfully-paying-for-your-ebay-purchase.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 29, 2009, 09:07:08 AM
Is eBay Seller Data Considered Insider Information?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/10/1256761796.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 29, 2009, 09:15:37 AM
Would you list more on eBay if fees were lowered?

http://tamebay.com/2009/10/would-you-list-more-on-ebay-if-fees-were-lowered.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 29, 2009, 09:18:25 AM
Parkinson's drug made former councillor carry out £45,000 eBay ticket fraud


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6446763/Parkinsons-drug-made-former-councillor-carry-out-45000-eBay-ticket-fraud.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 30, 2009, 08:06:46 AM
Missing shoe case in court


http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2009/10/29/missing-shoe-case-in-court/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 30, 2009, 08:07:55 AM
Rural communities reliant on online retail, report shows



http://www.silverbean.co.uk/news/rural-communities-reliant-on-online-retail-report-shows-19432630.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *wheels* on October 30, 2009, 04:47:07 PM

eBay predicts online Christmas shopping boom

eBay Sellers Not Optimistic About eBay Holiday Sales

 :roflmao: :roflmao:

Does eBay communicate with it's sellers at all?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on October 30, 2009, 04:53:49 PM
yes they do ... they comminicate with me once a month .... they tell me they are going to take $x from from bank account to pay fees
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 30, 2009, 08:04:28 PM
Future postal strike action hangs in the balance


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uajUZe9ltec&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 30, 2009, 08:07:20 PM
Vintage fish lorry on its way to Australia


http://news.stv.tv/scotland/133571-vintage-fish-lorry-on-its-way-to-australia/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 31, 2009, 08:38:10 AM
PayPal Launches Own Forum as It Moves toward Independence from eBay


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m10/i30/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 31, 2009, 08:42:48 AM
eBay.co.uk blocked for smelling phishy


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/30/ebay_opendns_block/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 31, 2009, 03:45:01 PM
Ebay to Begin Advertising Campaign


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704746304574505543900212118.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_tech

eBay Holiday Campaign to Include TV Commercials


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/10/1256927937.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 31, 2009, 03:46:31 PM
Please don’t use eBay.com’s new sharing tool


http://tamebay.com/2009/10/please-dont-use-ebay-coms-new-sharing-tool.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on October 31, 2009, 03:50:51 PM
Postman comes unstuck after postage scam


http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cn_news_home/displayarticle.asp?id=460285
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 01, 2009, 07:17:10 AM
Teenager involved in £96k eBay fraud awaits sentence


http://www.theasiannews.co.uk/news/s/1180074_teenager_involved_in_96k_ebay_fraud_awaits_sentence
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 01, 2009, 07:19:14 AM
PayPal - Q3 2009 fast facts


http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/October2009/30/c4231.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 01, 2009, 07:22:35 AM
The new look of eBay's announcement board


http://www.examiner.com/x-21937-Kansas-City-eBay-Examiner~y2009m10d30-The-new-look-of-eBays-announcment-board
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 03, 2009, 01:32:59 PM
PayPal Woos Developers in Bid to Protect Its Turf


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703294004574511883055910054.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 03, 2009, 01:34:03 PM
'Come to think of it, eBay'--killer ad motto or desperate plea?


http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10388170-93.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 03, 2009, 04:29:03 PM
eBay Webinar to Show Sellers How to Improve Exposure in Search Results


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i02/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 03, 2009, 04:30:24 PM
Software Pirate Gets 41 Months in Prison


http://www.internetnews.com/software/article.php/3846541/Software+Pirate+Gets+41+Months+in+Prison.htm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 04, 2009, 07:11:04 AM
eBay Launches Holiday Campaign with TV Ads, Mobile Store


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y09/m11/i02/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 04, 2009, 07:19:01 AM
eBay will open a "holiday store" in New York City on November 20


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/03/popup-ebay-holiday-store_n_343895.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 05, 2009, 08:16:49 AM
Sheriff’s department investigates eBay fraud


http://www.yorknewstimes.com/articles/2009/11/04/news/doc4af0e896b13ad894762959.txt
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 05, 2009, 03:49:44 PM
PayPal Mania Leads to Talk of eBay Corporate Name Change


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1257305280.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 05, 2009, 03:54:36 PM
High bidder never gets truck, sues eBay and seller for fraud


http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/222039-high-bidder-never-gets-truck-sues-ebay-and-seller-for-fraud
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 06, 2009, 08:17:29 AM
Rossendale eBay conman’s appeal fails


http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/4722869.Rossendale_eBay_conman___s_appeal_fails/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 06, 2009, 08:20:18 AM
eBay Counts All Three Negs from Impatient Buyer


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1257361299.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 06, 2009, 08:24:57 AM
eBay goes upmarket with fashion site launch


http://www.revolutionmagazine.com/news/964514/eBay-goes-upmarket-fashion-site-launch/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 06, 2009, 08:28:14 AM
Another interesting twist from eBay. Oh, by the way a little about TRS.


http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/31183/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 06, 2009, 08:30:27 AM
eBay golf scam trial continues


http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/hertfordshiremercury-news/displayarticle.asp?id=461531
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 06, 2009, 06:09:49 PM
Community order for fake football shirts


http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/4718121.Community_order_for_fake_football_shirts/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 07, 2009, 07:42:46 AM
eBay pair in court for selling fakes


http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2009/11/ebay-pair-in-court-for-selling.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 07, 2009, 04:00:06 PM
Retailers Still Want New Laws Blaming eBay For Shoplifting


http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20091106/0247486824.shtml
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 08, 2009, 08:01:29 AM
eBay says 'consumer warning' really just retail giants' bad blood


http://www.tampabay.com/features/consumer/ebay-says-consumer-warning-really-just-retail-giants-bad-blood/1050008
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 09, 2009, 06:49:48 AM
eBay Listing Promo Kicks Off Plan to Reinvigorate Collectibles


eBay is launching a new "Report Item" form to make it easier for the community to report users for listing violations including counterfeit and fraudulent listings, keyword spamming and shill bidding.

http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1257694387.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 09, 2009, 06:52:12 AM
Shopping on net set for £46bn boost


http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/work/small-business/article.html?in_article_id=493144&in_page_id=10&position=moretopstories
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 10, 2009, 07:08:35 AM
Advice for eBay Sellers - Shipping and Photos Are Key


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1257785686.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 10, 2009, 07:10:45 AM
EBay fined again for selling fake Louis Vuitton goods online


http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/EBay+fined+again+selling+fake+Louis+Vuitton+goods+online/2009296/story.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 10, 2009, 07:13:41 AM
Tiffany Loses Lawsuit Against eBay



http://blog.cnfol.com/sad21ewsd/article/6695038.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 10, 2009, 07:15:47 AM
Ebay fraud gang jailed


http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/4724128.Ebay_fraud_gang_is_sent_to_jail/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 10, 2009, 07:18:32 AM
Sellers Concerned eBay Stores Changes Will Hurt Traffic


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i09/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 11, 2009, 07:15:28 AM
New-MD-for-PayPal-Australia


http://www.etailtoday.com.au/Articles/tabid/54/Latest/311/New-MD-for-PayPal-Australia.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 11, 2009, 07:19:12 AM
eBay auto emails : what your buyers will see (it ain’t pretty)


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/ebay-auto-emails.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 11, 2009, 07:24:44 AM
eBay Noticeably Absent from New Google Product Search Marketplace Program


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i10/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 11, 2009, 12:37:55 PM
Suspended sentence for benefit cheat



http://www.tamesideadvertiser.co.uk/news/s/1181650_suspended_sentence_for_benefit_cheat
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 12, 2009, 07:32:23 AM
Best Match Secrets Part 1: Getting found


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/best-match-secrets-part-1-getting-found.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 12, 2009, 07:46:33 AM
eBay Takes Pulse of Sellers through Survey


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1257906428.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on November 12, 2009, 08:41:42 AM
eBay Takes Pulse of Sellers through Survey


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1257906428.html

First Reader's Comment out of the chute:

   eBay Takes Pulse of Sellers through Survey
by: The Trust Is Gone!
Tue Nov 10 22:17:02 2009

I'll never go back no matter what. I simply don't trust them regardless of what they fix.

They've burnt my bridge by their continued arrogance and greediness. Even after Donahoe and his crew get ousted, I'm still not going back.

He took food off the table, and the livlihood from hundreds of thousands of outstanding sellers who built the company from nothing.

One sided feedback = Stinks
Non Paying Bidders = Quadrupled
Outrageous FVF = Stinks
Donuthole = Stinks
Norringdone = Stinks
Paypal Only = Stinks
McGriff = Stinks
Best Match = Worse Than Stinks
Top Rated Seller Program = Stinks
DSR = Stinks
Overall Seller Experience = Stinks
Customer Service = Stinks

And the list goes on.... Want to know more?

Ebay Stinks!!!!!!!!!!! PERIOD.


http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/43168.jpg (http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/43168.jpg)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 13, 2009, 07:15:56 AM
Auto dealer sued over eBay truck sale


http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20091112/LOCAL03/311129958/1002/LOCAL
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 13, 2009, 07:18:25 AM
Romanian faces new charges in eBay scam


http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2009/11/11/Romanian-faces-new-charges-in-eBay-scam/UPI-37721257972616/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 13, 2009, 07:21:52 AM
Best Match Secrets Part 2: How products are sorted


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/best-match-secrets-part-2-how-products-are-sorted.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 14, 2009, 06:59:03 AM
PayPal Galvanizes Users to Help Lobby Government


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i13/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 14, 2009, 07:02:31 AM
Online Merchant Complains of PayPal 15% Holds


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1258084643.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 14, 2009, 07:07:02 AM
eBay's Payment Reminders to Buyers Upsetting Sellers


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1258084348.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 14, 2009, 07:14:49 AM
Can you really earn £80,000 working from home?


http://money.uk.msn.com/your-cash/salary-centre/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=150836836
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 15, 2009, 07:07:12 AM
3 accused of bootlegging Get Smart DVDs


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6719427.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 15, 2009, 07:11:57 AM
How to make a living on eBay


http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977901038
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 15, 2009, 07:15:33 AM
eBay Tests Reaction to Seller Feedback Changes


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1258208701.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 15, 2009, 07:17:20 AM
eBay Search Visibility Tool Affecting Best Match?


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1258172032.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 16, 2009, 06:42:59 AM
Shoppers resell cut-price Jimmy Choo shoes on eBay for double the price


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1228020/Shoppers-resell-cut-price-Jimmy-Choo-shoes-eBay-double-price.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 16, 2009, 06:46:31 AM
EBay's plan to be more retailer than auctioneer is one risky bid


http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/15/massuccis-take-ebays-plan-to-be-more-retailer-than-auctioneer/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on November 16, 2009, 06:51:38 AM
EBay's plan to be more retailer than auctioneer is one risky bid


http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/15/massuccis-take-ebays-plan-to-be-more-retailer-than-auctioneer/

EBay CEO John Donahoe said the company is moving in the right direction. "While we still have a lot more work to do to improve trust, value, and selection, we are making progress," he said, during the company's third-quarter conference call last month.

:pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 19, 2009, 07:34:04 AM
eBay Seller Unable to Opt-out of Cross Merchandising


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1258570855.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 19, 2009, 07:36:38 AM
Amazon.com Beats eBay for October Unique Visitor Traffic


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i18/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on November 19, 2009, 07:42:31 AM
Amazon.com Beats eBay for October Unique Visitor Traffic


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i18/s02

Amazon.com had 54,492,000 unique visitors in October 2009 compared to eBay's 50,992,000 uniques. Amazon's metric was up 5.78% from the previous month and was up 12.9% year over year.

GO! Amazon!!!!!!
 :yess:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 20, 2009, 07:18:38 AM
PayPal wants every Australian Merchant


http://www.thesheet.com/nl06_news_selected.php?act=2&stream=1&selkey=9187&hlc=2&hlw=
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 20, 2009, 07:21:02 AM
eBay and Vendors Included in Senate Probe of 'Consumer Manipulation'


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i19/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 20, 2009, 07:24:42 AM
Conman's fake eBay auction


http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Conman39s-fake-eBay-auction.5839086.jp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 20, 2009, 07:27:25 AM
More Than A Few Kinks in eBay's Cross-Merchandising


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1258598510.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 20, 2009, 01:03:51 PM
eBay Descends on Midtown

In what may be the clearest evidence yet that New York's real estate market is royally screwed, Ebay is opening a pop-up store on 57th Street tomorrow just a few yards from Louis Vuitton ......................


http://cityfile.com/dailyfile/7971
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 21, 2009, 12:14:48 PM
New Amazon.com 'Buy Used' Program Squarely Targets eBay


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i20/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 21, 2009, 12:17:54 PM
Gambling addict ran an eBay scam


http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/free/Gambling-addict-ran-an-eBay.5836687.jp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 22, 2009, 07:56:39 AM
Pair jailed over scam on eBay


http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/4752970.Pair_jailed_over_scam_on_eBay/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 22, 2009, 08:00:57 AM
The latest holiday sales indicators twinkle more brightly for e-retailers


http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=32564
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 22, 2009, 06:23:59 PM
EBay's Sites Suffer Disruptions


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704888404574550383546493624.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLTopStories
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 22, 2009, 06:25:45 PM
eBay Blames Search Outage on Listings Surge


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y09/m11/i21/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on November 22, 2009, 06:28:28 PM
eBay Blames Search Outage on Listings Surge


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y09/m11/i21/s02

 "The unanticipated technical issue resulted from a surge in live listings as sellers ramp up for the holiday season."

OMG I'm pizzing myself laughing at that one !.... gotta be the joke of the year !...LOLOLOLOLOL
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on November 22, 2009, 08:21:46 PM
Capacity Planning.

Another concept they need in their handbook...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on November 22, 2009, 08:56:39 PM
"The unanticipated technical issue resulted from a surge in live listings as sellers ramp up for the holiday season."

Yes, nice to see that the serial dissemblers are still hard at work ...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Ubbie Max* on November 22, 2009, 10:33:14 PM
One day Ebay will be honest & people will collapse in shock all over the world.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 23, 2009, 07:48:41 AM
EBay apologizes for Saturday search glitches


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebay-says-full-search-functions-to-resume-sunday-2009-11-22
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 23, 2009, 03:48:20 PM
EBay Search Glitch Damps Sales


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703819904574551701868266932.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_tech
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 23, 2009, 03:50:38 PM
Surge of goods for sale sparks Ebay crash and compensation claims


"Our immediate priority is to resolve this issue," Ebay said. "Once that is achieved, rest assured that we will assess the economic impact of this issue and will be compensating sellers appropriately

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b9fe8dae-d7d0-11de-b578-00144feabdc0.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 23, 2009, 03:53:25 PM
Gerry Harvey predicts record Christmas, but research points to smaller stockings


http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail/20091123-gerry-harvey-predicts-record-christmas-but-research-points-to-smaller-stockings.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 23, 2009, 03:59:49 PM
Man Charged With Selling Town Equipment On EBay


video presentation


http://www.wmur.com/news/21639534/detail.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 23, 2009, 04:03:53 PM
Bidders still after bargains


http://www.kelowna.com/2009/11/21/bidders-still-after-bargains/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 24, 2009, 07:00:33 AM
PayPal agrees to tighten security against money launderers and criminals


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/paypal-agrees-to-tighten-security-against-money-launderers-and-criminals/story-e6frgakx-1225802525251
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 24, 2009, 07:28:52 AM
eBay faces hefty compensation bill after website crashes following pre-Christmas surge


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230222/eBay-faces-hefty-compensation-website-crashes-following-major-pre-Christmas-surge-listings.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 24, 2009, 07:31:14 AM
eBay UK testing new feedback option


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/ebay-uk-testing-new-feedback-option.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 24, 2009, 07:33:37 AM
eBay Cancels Auction Promotion


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/11/1258991085.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 24, 2009, 07:35:08 AM
Interview with eBay on New Cross Merchandising Feature


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i23/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on November 24, 2009, 11:38:54 AM
Maybe eBay needs one of these....

http://www.allbids.com.au/Buy/?ID=374726


(apologies for the distraction, bnwt)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Ubbie Max* on November 24, 2009, 11:41:36 AM
I dunno about Ebay Brumby but, I haven't got one of those gadgets. I think I might bid for it.

Now, back to media reports.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 24, 2009, 12:39:56 PM
eBay plans to more than double business in Asia over next few years: CEO


John Donahoe, president & CEO, eBay, said: "Even in the face of the global economic recession, both eBay and PayPal cross border business are growing greater than 50 per cent.


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/corporatenews/view/1020066/1/.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 24, 2009, 12:42:21 PM
eBay survey finds online traders expecting bumper Christmas


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/6636926/eBay-survey-finds-online-traders-expecting-bumper-Christmas.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 24, 2009, 12:46:29 PM
Ebay’s strategy brings site down


But the problems have exposed a web architecture that was unprepared for Ebay’s sudden change in tack. “These are not unique listings,” said Ms Steiner. “These are items that they are selling on every other e-commerce site out there.”

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7e471cea-d861-11de-b63a-00144feabdc0.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 25, 2009, 08:33:16 AM
eBay wipe feedback and fees for blackout auctions


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/ebay-wipe-feedback-and-fees-for-blackout-auctions.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 25, 2009, 08:34:31 AM
PayPal Australia Needs to Improve upon its Deficiencies - AUSTRAC


http://topnews.net.nz/content/21026-paypal-australia-needs-improve-upon-its-deficiencies-austrac
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on November 25, 2009, 12:59:19 PM
bnwt how's it going ?... we never talk anymore, your such a tireless worker posting all the stuff to keep us up to date, have a break and join some of the treads so we can get to know you better...all work and no play stuff....Yibs
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on November 25, 2009, 01:46:41 PM
Illawarra Postman took 932 parcels, court told (Mainly DVD's)

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/postman-took-932-parcels-court-told/1682567.aspx (http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/postman-took-932-parcels-court-told/1682567.aspx)

And yes Thankyou BNWT !!, you do a great job for us all, many thanks.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on November 25, 2009, 01:54:50 PM
*agrees 100%*

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *wheels* on November 25, 2009, 02:52:45 PM
bnwt
 :roflmao:
I was just reading one of the links that you posted.
PayPal Australia Needs to Improve upon its Deficiencies - AUSTRAC
A recent assessment of PayPal Australia by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre has led the agency to believe that the system is laden with various deficiencies, and it needs to improve upon them. PayPal, on its end, has promised the center that it will "improve its act on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing".

The word "deficiencies" was marked as a hyperlink so I was going to click on it, expecting to be taken to another article about the deficiencies. Wrong. The link takes you to a Naughty Dating site!
 :roflmao:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on November 25, 2009, 04:31:24 PM
and thats a bad thing? lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on November 25, 2009, 04:32:33 PM
bnwt how's it going ?... we never talk anymore, your such a tireless worker posting all the stuff to keep us up to date, have a break and join some of the treads so we can get to know you better...all work and no play stuff....Yibs

no yibs much as we love him he's too smart/clever for that lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on November 25, 2009, 04:33:18 PM
VERY focused our bnwt which is good
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 26, 2009, 07:19:15 AM
PayPal failed to protect me against fraud


http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/bargains-and-rip-offs/ask-an-expert/article.html?in_article_id=494853&in_page_id=513&position=moretopstories
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 26, 2009, 07:23:24 AM
eBay-Outage Survey Shows Communications, Site Stability Are Top Concerns


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i25/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 26, 2009, 07:27:38 AM
Punished for a year for being a good seller


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/punished-for-a-year-for-being-a-good-seller.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 26, 2009, 04:24:54 PM
Online Holiday Shopping Scams


video presentation

http://www.katv.com/news/stories/1109/681903.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 26, 2009, 04:28:47 PM
RCMP warn of PayPal fraud scheme


http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/9014199.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 26, 2009, 04:31:02 PM
EBAY TO BE SWAMPED THIS WEEKEND AS BRITS HUNT FOR ONLINE BARGAINS


http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/110033/eBay-to-be-swamped-this-weekend-as-Brits-hunt-for-online-bargains-/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 27, 2009, 07:28:06 AM
Reflection Leads To Mirror Thief


http://www.wfsb.com/news/21725553/detail.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 07:47:34 AM
PayPal Sees Jump in Thanksgiving Online Payments


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703499404574562091989268338.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 07:48:56 AM
Stolen eBay goods to be paid back


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8383259.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 07:53:43 AM
EBay bidder is scammed for $23,000


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northnorthwest/chi-arlheights-blotter-nzone-27nov27,0,2597580.story
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 07:55:33 AM
iSold It on eBay leaves customers behind


http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/leaves-15866-behind-left.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 07:58:49 AM
A bottle of perfume could end cross border EU trade


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/a-bottle-of-perfume-could-end-cross-border-eu-trade.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 08:00:49 AM
Web Retailers Expect Strong Holiday Sales, Despite Slump


http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1791709/web_retailers_expect_strong_holiday_sales_despite_slump/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 08:02:16 AM
Best Match Secrets: Webinar replay


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/best-match-secrets-webinar-replay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on November 28, 2009, 08:04:42 AM
thanks again bnwt for all these great links, i read your post re flooding of fake wallets, thats very tough to deal with when you offer the real thing at a fair price and have to compete with counterfeits
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: shyer on November 28, 2009, 07:14:22 PM
Best Match Secrets: Webinar replay

Thanks BNWT I look for your news every morning the link above all 45 mins in one link and 15 mins in the other. Comes down to the PC incorrect summary.

1. smart buyers have mostly left ebay, if ebay loses the average or dumb buyer ebay is finished. ( I agree here) . Apart from free postage helping ebay fees dumb buyers are happy adding up is too difficult.

2. There is too many sellers on ebay for numbers of buyers, and too much choice confuses current mainly year 6 reading skill buyers. Keep only sellers who make ebay the most money.

3.Thus best match is about numbers of sales divided by the number of times an item appears in search. Quite a few disputes expected from childish buyers.

4. Keep titles simple the morons have trouble with long sentences and big words.

5. Current sales more important that 6 week old sales. Use multi variation listings and multi buy BINs.

 In closing  Sales sales sales


Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 10:08:24 PM
Tesco launches shop on eBay


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/6672940/Tesco-launches-shop-on-eBay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 28, 2009, 10:11:10 PM
£105k compensation order against woman who sold fake designer gear on eBay


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/11/28/105k-compensation-order-against-woman-who-sold-fake-designer-gear-on-ebay-86908-21857119/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 29, 2009, 07:07:59 AM
Shopping By Mobile Phone Heavy On Black Friday


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091128-700986.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 29, 2009, 07:11:41 AM
eBay Visualizes Black Friday 2009


http://www.vizworld.com/2009/11/ebay-visualizes-black-friday-2009/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: tellomon on November 29, 2009, 07:24:16 AM
eBay Visualizes Black Friday 2009
http://www.vizworld.com/2009/11/ebay-visualizes-black-friday-2009/

That map clearly shows that no eBaying was done in Montello.
I made sure of that!!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 30, 2009, 07:51:38 AM
Record-Breaking Black Friday for eBay's PayPal



http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356389,00.asp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 30, 2009, 07:53:02 AM
Black Friday Spending Edges Up 0.5%, Retail Web Transactions Slower


http://www.rttnews.com/Content/BreakingNews.aspx?Node=B1&Id=1142014%20&Category=Breaking%20News
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 30, 2009, 07:54:58 AM
eBay UK sales 5x higher than eBay.com


http://tamebay.com/2009/11/ebay-uk-sales-5x-higher-than-ebay-com.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on November 30, 2009, 07:58:11 AM
Stores struggle, but Web retailers rejoice


http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_13887182
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on November 30, 2009, 08:31:52 AM
“eBay UK sales 5x higher than eBay.com”

Well, if we can believe this statement, we can also believe that there are fairies at the bottom of the garden too. Even a child would know that such a statement is logically absurd. If ever there was an manipulator of statistics, it is this eBafia organisation. Still, the December quarter’s financials due out mid January will dispel such nonsense. And I make this comment here because Mr Dawson blocks my critical comments from appearing on his eBay-supporting blog.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: shyer on November 30, 2009, 09:00:23 AM
“eBay UK sales 5x higher than eBay.com” Well, if we can believe this statement, we can also believe that there are fairies at the bottom of the garden too

Philip the article is about how UK with 1/5Th the population of USA is expecting to turn over the same Christmas dollars . Thus the UK population is "5 times" more likely to use ebay to buy on than USA buyers are.

We will all have different opinions as to why that is. My personal view is many UK buyers see ebay as relatively safe a view not obviously held in America. I also feel that Australia has more the USA attitude. And a lot of that is like USA a large country physically hard to get pickups or checking bona fides of seller. UK is also under one legal system. USA like Australia is broken into many states and legal systems and big distances.

If we did not like using ebay we would not talk about ebay. The problem for most of us Chris I suspect included, is we can all see the potential for ebay style trades. That is currently not happening because ebay is the only large player and is greedy for fees today. Not trying to play the long game.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 01, 2009, 07:29:22 AM
eBay, PayPal and Industry Data: Holiday Ecommerce Spending Mixed


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m11/i30/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 01, 2009, 07:33:35 AM
LVMH wins case against eBay in Paris court


A (eBay) spokeswoman added: "We felt we did everything humanly and physically possible to comply with the injunction. We question the real motivation why brands are bringing these cases. ................. yeah sure you did !!!

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/lvmh-wins-case-against-ebay-in-paris-court/story-e6frg9h6-1225805573569
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 02, 2009, 08:04:19 AM
Early Christmas for Amazon


video presentation

http://media.smh.com.au/business/businessday/early-christmas-for-amazon-935400.html&exc_from=strap
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 02, 2009, 08:07:58 AM
An eBay Killer, Just in Time for the Holidays



http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356309,00.asp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 02, 2009, 08:12:43 AM
eBay plans to appeal $2.55 million fine by a French court


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=32687
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 02, 2009, 08:18:05 AM
Saying “goodbye” to my eBay Shop


http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2009/12/01/saying-“goodbye”-to-my-ebay-shop/ (http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2009/12/01/saying-“goodbye”-to-my-ebay-shop/)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 02, 2009, 08:21:05 AM
eBay Sends Relist Reminders to Auction Sellers


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1259688026.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 03, 2009, 07:20:23 AM
Local woman’s eBay, Paypal disaster


http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/technology/tech-news/computers/2009/12/local-womans-ebay-paypal-disaster/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 03, 2009, 07:26:04 AM
eBay stolen goods man avoids jail


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8390872.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *smee* on December 03, 2009, 08:23:16 AM
Local woman’s eBay, Paypal disaster


http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/technology/tech-news/computers/2009/12/local-womans-ebay-paypal-disaster/

Another reason why you should never buy pre - order stuff on eBay and I reckon eBay should ban sales of this nature , as a seller if you havent got it in stock then you shouldnt be able to list it IMO ..... or perhaps the rules could change for pre - sale stuff and call it pre - order , where you order it but dont pay until the seller advises they have in stock ready to dispatch then you pay same as any other ebay sale so that you havent already used your claim time up prior to item being dispatched.... the only other option is to open a dispute within the required time for every single pre-order purchase you make and then only close claim once received in good order ... but I would avoid these purchases at all costs the risks involved are far too great
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on December 03, 2009, 02:01:11 PM
Amazon.com is great about "Pre-Orders"
Never a hassle.
And eBay is trying to be like Amazon? Pffft!

Here's an Amazon example (something I really want):


http://www.amazon.com/Final-Destination-Nick-Zano/dp/B001GCUO4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1259809063&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Final-Destination-Nick-Zano/dp/B001GCUO4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1259809063&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on December 03, 2009, 04:32:07 PM
Keeping eBay in Mind
'Come to think of it,' eBay's new multimedia ad blitz is stirring excitement.
http://www.auctiva.com/edu/entry.aspx?id=Keeping-eBay-in-Mind

Some more nonsense from another eBay gatekeeper.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on December 03, 2009, 04:46:48 PM
"The campaign encourages all buyers to reconsider and recommit to eBay, because of the amazing value and selection available on the site".

Long-time members are STILL banished from the eBay Forums.

"We are not amused!"


:pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly: :pigsfly:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on December 03, 2009, 06:13:22 PM
I agree, Smee, on the subject of pre-orders. I've spoken about this before; if eBay/PayPal allow pre-orders, but indemnify themselves against having to protect the buyer if the seller doesn't supply (by their own rules), it's tantamount to allowing fraud.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on December 03, 2009, 06:25:51 PM
The issue of fraud on eBay has been raging for many years.

Why duzzint somebody do something!!!!????

"There is Law.
And there is Anarchy.
You can't have it both ways."

-Tello's Law


(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/anm3fd663c2c1f05630.gif)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 04, 2009, 07:33:14 AM
Is Recession Affecting eBay Sellers' Inventory Decisions?


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1259865169.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 04, 2009, 07:37:12 AM
How to Sell on Amazon and eBay


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/business/smallbusiness/03marketplaces.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 04, 2009, 07:40:38 AM
How to buy on eBay


http://www.clusterflock.org/2009/12/how-to-buy-on-ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *wheels* on December 04, 2009, 06:00:05 PM
Great article bnwt! ^^

Did you win? If you put in an amount you would be comfortable paying for it, you did. At the very least, you did not:

    * Signal your intention to every jingjang from here to your momma who might be interested in the item.
    * Bid up the item to what you wanted to pay for it days before the auction is over.
    * In the final frenzy talk yourself into spending more for it than you were willing to pay.

Follow these rules and you’ll be happy and end up with most of the items you bid on. But be warned, the next time you see two hoopleheads bidding up an item six dollars at a time twelve days before the auction is over, you’ll want to poke your eyes out with a stick.


 :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on December 04, 2009, 06:38:08 PM
All those "nibble" bidders (even the multiple nibble bidders) are more likely to be the seller's shill bidders than they are likely to be even naive legitimate bidders.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *wheels* on December 04, 2009, 06:50:00 PM
I doubt that Philip, most people I know bid on eBay items as soon as they see them. They do not use a sniping service and do not have the time or experience to try and bid at the last minute.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 05, 2009, 07:27:03 AM
PayPal mistakes own email for phishing attack


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/04/paypal_phishing_false_alarm/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 05, 2009, 07:29:22 AM
Facebook, Google, Yahoo and eBay express grave concerns about Digital Economy Bill


http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/12/04/239564/Facebook-Google-Yahoo-and-eBay-express-grave-concerns-about-Digital-Economy.htm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 05, 2009, 07:31:53 AM
Two Bulgarians jailed in US for eBay money-laundering scheme


http://ecommerce-journal.com/news/25727_two-bulgarians-jailed-us-money-laundering-scheme?drgn=1
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 05, 2009, 07:34:15 AM
Houstonian pleads guilty in eBay hot tub scam


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hotstories/6752039.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 05, 2009, 07:37:56 AM
eBay, the online auction leader, has once again been involved in selling counterfeit products and in unfair competition.


http://www.culture-buzz.com/blog/eBay-When-The-Veil-Is-Lifted-2428.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 05, 2009, 05:51:56 PM
EBay Set To Face Off In Court Against Craigslist


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091204-711414.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 05, 2009, 05:56:10 PM
eBay and Amazon can't pay your bills


“Merely being listed on eBay or Amazon isn't a sustainable business," said Ceru. "There are a lot of people going down this path that are making little or no money.”

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20091204/BLOG31/912049984/0/BIZ
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 06, 2009, 08:19:53 AM
Designers auction 24-hour start-up on eBay


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/6737699/Designers-auction-24-hour-start-up-on-eBay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 06, 2009, 08:23:13 AM
'HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS' START AN ONLINE BUSINESS, BECOME EBAY ENTREPRENEURS


http://www.mlive.com/greatlakesbay/index.ssf/2009/12/high_school_sweethearts_start.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 06, 2009, 04:11:02 PM
Net prices ‘fixed’, warns eBay


http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article6945943.ece
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 07, 2009, 08:07:24 AM
Taobao captivates Chinese e-tycoons, big and small


http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iU8vH82-eh3C8phbnyyGY1DdEgJA
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 07, 2009, 08:09:20 AM
Scam Alert: That 'hot' gift is just hot air


http://www.modbee.com/business/story/961283.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 07, 2009, 08:11:43 AM
TWO FOREIGN NATIONALS SENTENCED FOR ROLES IN INTERNATIONAL MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME INVOLVING ONLINE


http://www.auto-mobi.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10507&Itemid=50
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 08, 2009, 12:00:07 PM
EBay’s Holiday-Season Killer Is Zhu Zhu Pets But Little Else


http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/12/07/ebays-holiday-season-killer-is-zhu-zhu-pets-but-little-else/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 08, 2009, 12:01:57 PM
eBay Sees Big Improvement in Brand Perception in November


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i07/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 09, 2009, 07:39:27 AM
Paypal Abandons Another Scammed Seller


http://consumerist.com/2009/12/paypal-abandons-another-scammed-seller.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 09, 2009, 07:42:51 AM
Coventry shoppers warned about fake eBay goods after court cases


http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2009/12/08/coventry-shoppers-warned-about-fake-ebay-goods-after-court-cases-92746-25345627/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 10, 2009, 09:06:09 AM
Going, going gone! The eBay of yore is no more


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/going-going-gone-the-ebay-of-yore-is-no-more/story-e6frg90o-1225808886195
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 10, 2009, 09:07:58 AM
eBay Keyword Search Tool Helps Listing Get Heavy Traffic


http://newsblaze.com/story/2009120911030200001.pr/topstory.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 10, 2009, 09:09:24 AM
Which Retail Site Is Best for Shoppers?


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704825504574584052338595442.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 11, 2009, 07:43:52 AM
Christmas shoppers turn to online to avoid stress


http://www.insideretailing.com.au/Latest/tabid/53/ID/6914/Christmas-shoppers-turn-to-online-to-avoid-stress.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 11, 2009, 07:46:23 AM
Is this the end of eBay? Fixed price sales overtake auctions as Tesco brigade muscle in


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1234840/Is-end-eBay-Fixed-price-sales-overtake-auctions-Tesco-brigade-muscle-in.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 11, 2009, 12:01:38 PM
Craigslist Founder Says Betrayed by eBay


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703514404574588522853209590.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 11, 2009, 12:05:36 PM
Ebay feedback is buyer biased


http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977941553
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 12, 2009, 08:28:10 AM
eBay Wins French Court Case Brought By French Antique Dealers


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20091211-706986.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 12, 2009, 09:50:20 PM
Stolen UPS packages sold on eBay


http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/12/11/Police-Stolen-UPS-packages-sold-on-eBay/UPI-50841260552585/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 12, 2009, 09:53:23 PM
eBay Mind Games


http://www.physorg.com/news179766687.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 13, 2009, 08:11:20 AM
Credit card scam run by students


http://www.examiner.com.au/news/local/news/crime-law-justice/credit-card-scam-run-by-students/1703282.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on December 13, 2009, 08:39:29 AM
The scam, which ran for about three months, started with buying phone credit, and ended with the youths buying iPods, bike parts and XBox games from eBay.

OK, so correct me if I'm wrong....but three under age kids used School computers to open Ebay Accounts obviously, and stolen Credit cards to open Paypal Accounts?....and then went on a shopping spree.  two things become obvious in this scenario.......

Ebay's and Paypal's verification system is a bloody joke, and no wonder Austrac is ordering them to tighten verification......

And, that the banks were obviously the ones who spotted the fraud, given that they are the only ones who monitor strange payments on CC's...Paypal and Ebay are asleep at the wheel....I'll bet they used Paypal accounts how else can they buy on ebay unless the trader takes CC?....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 14, 2009, 07:08:25 AM
eBay traders earning a fortune from Susan Boyle


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/editors-choice/2009/12/13/music-mogul-simon-cowell-threatens-legal-action-against-susan-boyle-bootleggers-86908-21894202/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: low-enghooi on December 14, 2009, 01:14:59 PM
Ebay's and Paypal's verification system is a bloody joke

Hi Cupie,

Without reading the news, I don't know what exactly is happening.

My reply is based on my understanding and personal experience on paypal's verification system. I hope you don't see me as always opposing your opinion.

Few things I don't understand here:

1. A bit of history here. We (Malaysian) started have access to Paypal in late 2003. I was working in Indonesia then. Registered an account and added my credit card, and make few purchases (paypal limit is USD 100) Not long after that, paypal send me an email telling me they have limit the access to my credit card, and asked that I prove that I am the holder by fax them a copy of any bills addressed to the name and address as in the credit card. They don't accept email copy. So I can't access to my paypal until my return to Malaysia.

2. Each credit card has a sending limit of USD 100. To lift the limit, account holder has  to allow paypal to charge $1.95 USD Expanded Use Fee to their credit card. Then in the credit card statement, there will be a 4-digit Expanded Number next to the $1.95 USD PayPal Expanded Use Fee (example, PayPal 1234*(EXPUSE)). The limit is lifted when the account holder enter the 4 digit number and the USD $1.95 will be refunded.

Now this is interesting.

1. I have to steal the credit card and know the card holder's billing address.
2. I have to have access to the next credit card statement after I added the card.
3. I have to do this before the card holder notice the card was stolen, and cancel the card.

But if I have all the information, I can do anything and not necessary limit to paypal.

This is my understanding and I could be wrong.

Regards,
Low
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 15, 2009, 07:43:34 AM
Counterfeit golf club gang guilty


Mark Lewis, manager for eBay in the UK, said it "worked tirelessly" to ensure counterfeiters were caught.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8407027.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 15, 2009, 07:46:09 AM
Crackdown on fake Susan Boyle articles on eBay


eBay apologized over the sale of T-shirts and boxer shorts bearing crude sexual slogans about the spinster superstar.


http://www.examiner.com/x-21937-Kansas-City-eBay-Examiner~y2009m12d14-Crackdown-on-fake-Susn-Boyle-articles-on-eBay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 15, 2009, 07:54:59 AM
eBay Sellers Not Providing Good Buyer Experience


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1260765385.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 16, 2009, 06:49:12 AM
Mail dispute escalates to a strike


''There might be a delay of a day this week. We know the union is targeting parcel facilities in Sydney and Melbourne,''


http://www.smh.com.au/national/mail-dispute-escalates-to-a-strike-20091215-kut2.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 16, 2009, 11:03:27 AM
CEO tries to breathe new life into eBay and PayPal


http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2009-12-15-ebay15_ST_N.htm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 16, 2009, 11:06:02 AM
eBay Glitch: Markdown Manager


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1260910964.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 16, 2009, 11:07:54 AM
eBay's November Traffic Down 7.7% Year-over-Year


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i15/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 16, 2009, 11:11:47 AM
Online Scam Nearly Costs Greenville Man Thousands


http://www2.wspa.com/spa/news/local/article/online_scam_nearly_costs_greenville_man_thousands/30891/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 16, 2009, 11:19:39 AM
Local Family Falls Victim To Internet Auto Scam


http://www.10news.com/news/21965316/detail.html

video presentation
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 17, 2009, 09:01:09 AM
eBay UK Says Fraudsters to Be Sentenced in January


In a press statement, Mark Lewis, Country Manager for eBay in the UK, said, ................. eBay leads the industry in the fight against the global trade in counterfeits, with no organisation doing more to combat the sale of counterfeits online.

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i16/s05
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 17, 2009, 09:05:25 AM
The Biggest Online Winners And Losers For 2009: EBay Traffic Collapse


http://247wallst.com/2009/12/16/the-biggest-online-winners-and-losers-for-2009-ebay-traffic-collapse/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on December 17, 2009, 09:29:34 AM
thanks bnwt! interesting link on drop in ebay traffic, quite major
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on December 17, 2009, 09:42:06 AM
They can't go down in flames fast enuff..............
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on December 17, 2009, 09:23:22 PM
Users Concerned over eBay Changes to Chat Boards

by: dumpebaynow       Sun Feb 15 19:41:25 2009

Ebay is trying to phase out the boards and eventually shut them down. The "community" thing is old ebay. The new ebay does not benefit from or want to encourage sellers networking with each other, especially when there are so many complaints and evidence of cover-ups, monkeying with the stats, etc.  Over the last year, since ebay announced their anti-seller changes, the boards have been used to spread the word about them and also about the other sites and selling venues, and many have moved their businesses off ebay after getting advice on the boards. Ebay's software looks for specific names of other sites to remove a post, but has not been able to pick up the codes we use. Sellers being able to communicate with each other is not something ebay wants anymore. It is no longer to their advantage. The boards are deliberately being made non-user-friendly.  Guys, register with the other sites and use their boards.  It's better than having the Gestapo reading and censoring everything you post.



Users Concerned over eBay Changes to Chat Boards

by: Ron Tello       Tue Feb 10 16:04:08 2009

I share the majority of concerns herein.

My personal gripe is ''The Evil Button Pushers''. It's too easy for a Member to get ''sanctioned'' for any reason NOT pertaining to the rules.

When one or more low-life posters don't agree with another poster's point of view, or they don't like your face...*BLAM!* They hit the Report Button, and it does damage!

Personally, I was murdered on the ''Ask Griff'' thread at Seller Central, on January 15th. I did no wrong, did not flame or post inappropriate material.

Yet, everybody else continued to scuff, fight, throw things and generally violate the rules themselves without consequence.

There's NO Justice there.
And appealing is a Stonewall Experience.
After the format changes, and the noteable drop in traffic, I'm glad I got the boot. There's nothing going on there that's worthy of my participation any more.

Being ''on the outside looking in'' is a 3 Ring Event. The ''Ebay Suicide'' Saga is truely a modern American Horror Movie!

On a side note: The CENSORSHIP continues. I monitor the Forums everyday & I frequently see many innocent to mildly critical threads go POOF before they get 4 or 5 posts.

Recently on SC, there were 2 particular threads that were definantly vulgar & against the rules. One was entitled ''F*** Y**'', and it went on for nearly 2 1/2 hours before the sleeper at the switch woke up. (I have it on pdf!)

The other bad one was just as criminal & it went on to enjoy over 100 posts. (Also on pdf!)

eBay is INSANE, and so are the Button Pushers. And the Mods are WORTHLESS!!!!
It's no longer a ''Community''. It has become a TOXIC NEIGHBORHOOD. Enemy Territory. The Land of The Lost.

It was great while it lasted; I won't look back (but I have my pdf's to enjoy & potentially publish!)

eBay.....PFFFTTttttt.


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/2/1234037563.html/5/80 (http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/2/1234037563.html/5/80)
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Post by: bnwt on December 18, 2009, 07:37:14 AM
Local Man Pleads Guilty To 2nd Mail-Fraud Count


http://www2.nbc4i.com/cmh/news/crime/article/local_man_pleads_guilty_to_2nd_mail-fraud_count/28524/
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Post by: bnwt on December 18, 2009, 07:41:28 AM
eBay Advises Members on Australia Postal Work Stoppages


eBay said it would write to Australia Post, the CEPU and relevant government ministers "on behalf of the more than 52,700 eBay sellers in Australia who currently derive their primary or secondary source of income from selling on eBay.com.au (according to June 2006 ACNielsen research), seeking assurances to avoid postal disruptions in the future."

("hey fellas ebay don't want us to strike, all those in favour raise your hands")


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i17/s03
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Post by: bnwt on December 18, 2009, 07:44:18 AM
Shilling on eBay


http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/askjack/2009/dec/17/ebay-shill-bidding
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Post by: bnwt on December 18, 2009, 07:48:09 AM
Man told to pay back £188,000 from eBay scam


http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2062803_man_told_to_pay_back_188000_from_ebay_scam
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Post by: bnwt on December 18, 2009, 07:51:49 AM
More eBay Feedback Changes in 2010


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1261081041.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 18, 2009, 12:53:41 PM
UK Payments Council to scrap cheques in the UK


http://tamebay.com/2009/12/uk-payments-council-to-scrap-cheques-in-the-uk.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 18, 2009, 12:57:24 PM
eBay Attempts To Curtail Click Fraud


Some merchants were clicking on ads to exhaust daily ad budgets of competitors.


http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=119360
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Post by: bnwt on December 19, 2009, 07:59:49 AM
eBay's Korean Competitor Cries Antitrust Foul


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i18/s02
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Post by: bnwt on December 19, 2009, 08:04:52 AM
One in five pounds to be spent online by 2020


http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/974735/One-five-pounds-spent-online-2020/
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Post by: bnwt on December 19, 2009, 08:08:51 AM
Consumers say they are over eBay


Could eBay be the next global site to be heading into decline like MySpace? According to a new OneNewsPage.com poll, 85% of consumers believe it is. 


http://www.utalkmarketing.com/pages/Article.aspx?ArticleID=16426&Title=Consumers_say_they_are_over_eBay
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Post by: bnwt on December 19, 2009, 09:22:29 PM
Rap's Willie D pleads guilty to wire fraud


http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Music/2009/12/18/Raps-Willie-D-pleads-guilty-to-wire-fraud/UPI-21191261196993/
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Post by: bnwt on December 19, 2009, 09:25:46 PM
Ex-restaurant owner jailed on ID theft charges


http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/148584
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Post by: bnwt on December 20, 2009, 07:55:49 AM
Why eBay traders forced West Brom to ban autograph hunters from training ground


http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/west-bromwich-albion-fc-news/2009/12/19/revealed-why-ebay-traders-forced-west-brom-to-ban-autograph-hunters-from-training-ground-97319-25425285/
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Post by: bnwt on December 20, 2009, 08:00:47 AM
Bidder gets the Challenger, with a little help


http://blog.oregonlive.com/complaintdesk/2009/12/bidder_gets_the_challenger_wit.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 21, 2009, 09:54:28 PM
PayPal reserves, holds : policy changes explained


http://tamebay.com/2009/12/paypal-reserves-holds-policy-changes-explained.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 21, 2009, 10:00:02 PM
As Stores Sputter, Sales Sizzle Online


EBay Inc.'s giant online marketplace, where traffic has slumped in recent years, lost shoppers every week since the end of November compared to the same period of last year

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704786204574608383669228994.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
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Post by: bnwt on December 21, 2009, 10:03:26 PM
Closing eBay Store, Search Outage Credit Last Straw


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1261351918.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 22, 2009, 06:49:59 AM
TRS Program Negatively Impacts Larger eBay Sellers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i21/s01
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Post by: bnwt on December 22, 2009, 06:55:18 AM
Two Rossendale men jailed for £96,000 eBay scam


http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/burnleypendlerossendale/4813463.Two_Rossendale_men_jailed_for___96_000_eBay_scam/
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Post by: bnwt on December 22, 2009, 05:34:45 PM
Man pays $1,000 for tickets that never came


video presentation

http://www.azfamily.com/sports/Man-pays-1000-for-tickets-that-never-came-79858097.html
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on December 22, 2009, 11:57:25 PM
"eBay Selects Click Forensics to Fight Click Fraud"
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/091221-025317

Another laughable statement from our friends at eBay. eBay claiming to care about someone other than themselves; and concerned about fraud (that's not the fraud that they themselves facilitate on their buying consumers, of course); give me a break.

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Post by: bnwt on December 23, 2009, 08:21:22 AM
13 hours left to vote for the Worst Company in Britain 2009


http://www.bitterwallet.com/13-hours-left-to-vote-for-the-worst-company-in-britain-2009/23268
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Post by: bnwt on December 23, 2009, 08:24:39 AM
a bnwt prediction


right about now eBay are sending out press releases to every media outlet they can think of

the topic will be "how to convert unwanted christmas presents in to cash"
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Post by: bnwt on December 23, 2009, 08:27:25 AM
eBay Top Rated Seller Badge Advantages Sellers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i22/s02
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on December 23, 2009, 09:42:45 AM
“MEG 2010—A NEW CALIFORNIA”
http://www.megwhitman.com/california_forum.php?id=2&ftype=4&page=1

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Post by: tellomon on December 23, 2009, 06:22:40 PM
I am a Refugee from California.

Don't look back!


(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/Train%20Wrecks/rr_wreck35.jpg)

  :tello: "Banned For Life on the eBay Forums..."
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Post by: bnwt on December 24, 2009, 08:05:17 AM
Unwanted Christmas gifts: What to do with that hideous present from Grandma


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1237807/Unwanted-Christmas-gifts-What-hideous-jumper-Grandma.html
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Post by: **cupie** on December 24, 2009, 08:10:12 AM
bnwt.....you should have placed a bet on that PR campaign....lmao...predictable aren't they?  
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Post by: bnwt on December 24, 2009, 08:13:23 AM
EBay's Last-Minute Delivery Push


In November, eBay's online visitors dropped by 8%, to 51.2 million, compared with a year earlier, according to Nielsen NetView. During the same period, Amazon's visitors rose 6% to 60.9 million.

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2009/tc20091222_424871.htm
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Post by: bnwt on December 24, 2009, 08:15:03 AM
Ten tips to sell your unwanted presents on eBay


http://timesbusiness.typepad.com/money_weblog/2009/12/ten-tips-to-sell-your-unwanted-presents-on-ebay.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 25, 2009, 07:28:25 AM
Internet shoppers head for the sales


http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/news/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=NOED23%20Dec%202009%2018%3A25%3A53%3A377
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 25, 2009, 04:20:45 PM
Employee Stole Big Items To Sell Online


http://www.wsoctv.com/news/22055762/detail.html


video presentation
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Post by: bnwt on December 26, 2009, 08:34:54 AM
Thanks, you shouldn't have …


A spokeswoman for eBay, Sian Gipslis, said: ''If it's just going to sit in your house, you should consider selling it.''


http://www.smh.com.au/national/thanks-you-shouldnt-have-x2026-20091225-lf02.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 26, 2009, 08:37:26 AM
Recycle your Christmas and let virtually nothing go to waste


Thousands of unwanted presents will be sitting in neat piles by chairs and sofas across the land. Research by eBay, the auction website, indicates that £700 million was wasted on unwanted presents

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/consumer_affairs/article6966465.ece
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Post by: bnwt on December 26, 2009, 08:40:56 AM
Shoppers lose 'bargain buzz'


Meanwhile, according to research commissioned by eBay, more than half of all Australians received at least one unwanted present yesterday, with eBay estimating a total of 18.8 million unwanted gifts worth $978 million

http://www.theage.com.au/national/shoppers-lose-bargain-buzz-20091225-lf2x.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 26, 2009, 08:46:29 AM
Presents on eBay


http://gazettextra.com/photos/2009/dec/25/24325/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on December 26, 2009, 06:55:22 PM
Presents on eBay


http://gazettextra.com/photos/2009/dec/25/24325/

This article has one reader comment:

"Don't worry...if its on Ebay chances are it won't sell anyway ;-)"
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Post by: bnwt on December 27, 2009, 07:59:59 AM
How to recycle your unwanted Christmas presents


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/6873912/How-to-recycle-your-unwanted-Christmas-presents.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 27, 2009, 08:03:41 AM
Worcestershire woman who helped launch eBay UK starts new venture


http://www.sundaymercury.net/lifestyle-news/family-news/2009/12/27/worcestershire-woman-who-helped-launch-ebay-uk-starts-new-venture-66331-25473540/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 28, 2009, 08:29:01 AM
Psychic Psue’s Predictions for 2010 on eBay


http://tamebay.com/2009/12/10-for-10-psychic-psues-predictions-for-2010-on-ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on December 29, 2009, 07:45:04 AM
GraysOnline aims to be Australia's Amazon


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/graysonline-aims-to-be-australias-amazon/story-e6frg8zx-1225813989717
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Post by: bnwt on December 29, 2009, 07:56:08 AM
Survey Results Bode Well For Google and Amazon


http://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/price-target/72299/survey-results-bode-well-for-google-and-amazon-goog-amzn-ebay
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Post by: bnwt on December 29, 2009, 08:05:04 AM
eBay Feedback DSRs Unfair to High Volume Powersellers


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1261959047.html
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Post by: *smee* on December 29, 2009, 10:47:42 AM
eBay Feedback DSRs Unfair to High Volume Powersellers


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1261959047.html
The Author of this article is 100% incorrect with his figures... he/she  has the mathamatical brain of a gnat !!!
so people really should check their facts before making statements like this on a public forum .... the worse thing is that some other people read them and assume they are true !

"I have spoken to several eBay representatives about this and every single one of them can't understand the simple math behind it."
Well of course thay cant understand it ... your figures are wrong !!!
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Post by: da_ewok on December 29, 2009, 07:23:40 PM
Paying Using PayPal And Your Credit Card Is The Safest Way To Shop On EBay

http://www.creditcardfinder.com.au/paypal-shopping-ebay.html (http://www.creditcardfinder.com.au/paypal-shopping-ebay.html)

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Post by: bnwt on December 30, 2009, 07:21:07 AM
For Sale : Cheating Boyfriend's Presents


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2786423/For-sale-on-ebay-My-cheating-boyfriends-presents.html?OTC-RSS
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Post by: bnwt on December 30, 2009, 07:35:42 AM
eBay Gets 750,000 Unique Visitors a Day via Mobile Apps


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i29/s02
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Post by: bnwt on December 30, 2009, 07:38:56 AM
Man tracks down burglar and £8,000 stolen property through eBay


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/6904310/Man-tracks-down-burglar-and-8000-stolen-property-through-eBay.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 30, 2009, 07:47:02 AM
Amazon Replaces eBay as Low-Price Shopping Destination


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1262012849.html
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Post by: bnwt on December 30, 2009, 07:48:53 AM
eBay gets serious about fraud


http://www.tele-management.ca/content/23222-ebay_gets_serious_about_fraud
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on December 30, 2009, 04:37:34 PM
eBay gets serious about fraud.

Oxymoron Alert!

*snipe page 47*
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Post by: *Yibida* on December 30, 2009, 06:03:34 PM
Ebay wrote to the Ministers ??  Amazing !

    ***Australia Post industrial dispute update: strike on 22 December***     
      
21 December 2009 | 11:42AM EST


The Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) has announced they will go on strike from tomorrow, Tuesday 22 December. Australia Post has announced that they anticipate 75% of their workforce will not strike and they have put in place contingencies to minimise disruptions.

Given the importance of postal services to both buyers and sellers during the busy Christmas shopping season eBay recommends that buyers and sellers take the following actions:

Buyers

   1. Pay the seller promptly after making your purchase. This will help sellers dispatch faster
   2. Consider using couriers or alternate delivery options if offered by sellers
   3. Communicate with your seller and take into account potential delays beyond their control.
   4. Consider carefully any Feedback or Detailed Seller Ratings you leave on receiving the item.

Sellers

   1. Post any sold items promptly to avoid disappointing buyers hoping to receive their purchases prior to Christmas
   2. Communicate with your buyers. Let them know
          * as soon as you have sent items
          * that the strike could delay delivery
   3. Consider the 10% discount currently being offered to eBay members by Interparcel for domestic and international courier services. These services will not be impacted by any industrial action

What eBay is doing?
eBay will monitor further developments and liaise with Australia Post to ensure you are informed of any actions that may impact buying or selling, in as timely a manner as possible. Last week eBay sent variations on the following letter to Australia Post and relevant government ministers:

      Dear Minister,

      I am writing on behalf of thousands of eBay sellers to express grave concern about the impact of the proposed national strike at Australia Post.

      More than 52,700 eBay sellers in Australia currently derive their primary or secondary source of income from selling on eBay.com.au (according to June 2006 ACNielsen research). The majority of our sellers rely heavily on Australia Post for their deliveries and are understandably concerned that any postal strike will cause huge disruption at a time when they can least afford it.

      These sellers tell us that Christmas typically accounts for a significant portion of their annual sales and despite the difficult economic conditions, they’re successfully growing their businesses and investing for future growth. Any barrier to them delivering their goods could dent public confidence in a growing and increasingly important part of the economy.

      Whilst I understand that the issues are complex and hard to control, in consideration of the many hard-working small businesses who are innocent victims of this dispute, I urge you to encourage both the Australia Post and the Communications Electrical Plumbing Union to reach a negotiated settlement and to bring this dispute to a swift end.

Regards,
The eBay team
   
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Post by: bnwt on December 31, 2009, 10:39:33 AM
Unhappy with eBay and PayPal policies


http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2009/dec/29/unhappy_ebay_and_paypal_policies/
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Post by: bnwt on December 31, 2009, 10:42:19 AM
eBay Replaces Annual Conference with Regional Events


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y09/m12/i30/s01
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Post by: bnwt on January 02, 2010, 09:03:11 AM
eBay Confirms More 21-Day Holds from PayPal


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2009/12/1262296279.html
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Post by: bnwt on January 02, 2010, 09:10:55 AM
More consumers buying online


http://www.projo.com/business/content/savings_online_shopping_trends_01-03-10_NKGU7_v9.1fca25c.html
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on January 02, 2010, 09:44:34 AM
“Is PayPal good for your ... business?” A short PayPal horror story
http://blog.apparentsoft.com/business/124/is-paypal-good-for-your-microisv-business-a-short-paypal-horror-story/

The best PayPal horror story I have yet seen; says it all; a must read ...
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Post by: **cupie** on January 02, 2010, 10:40:07 AM
Absolutely outrageous......and definitely something that should be taken up with the BFSO and indeed ACCC.   It's just thuggery, and in this case, the business has sustained 'damages'.....oh how I wish someone would grow some backbone and take these pirates on.....it costs nothing to lodge an ACCC and BFSO complaint even Fair Trading would cover this type of unconscionable conduct.....oh and btw? if Paypal were an EFT code signatory, they would never get away with this type of conduct......  

Would it be useful to have a Paypal Horror Story thread here so we can post all Paypal stories for all to see and review in one place?.....

btw...happy new year Phil
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Post by: **cupie** on January 02, 2010, 10:44:22 AM
Oh and incidentally, Paypal will no doubt argue that it is complying with anti money laundering legislation, when in fact, all they have to do is (like banks) use 100pt verification with Aust Post.  

Now given the story above, do you think that seller would have been quite happy to attend an Aust Post and prove his identity without having to fax CONFIDENTIAL documents to Paypal for the same purpose, but which were then rejected?  They are a TOTAL farce this mob....run don't walk to the nearest exit.

If any business person is crazy enough to build a business on Ebay, they need their head read......It's like building your house upon the Sand...quick sand.  You have no negotiation power, no say over your business or redress for financial losses imposed by Ebay's bully boy tactics.....why bother?  Their stupidity could totally finish your business in a heart beat with no recourse under an 'Unfair Contract'...crikey, why don't these businesses utilise the TPA and at least fight back?
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Post by: bnwt on January 03, 2010, 07:54:21 AM
Charity shops hit by fewer donations in recession


http://www.yourcanterbury.co.uk/kent-news/Charity-shops-hit-by-fewer-donations-in-recession-newsinkent31392.aspx
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Post by: bnwt on January 04, 2010, 07:14:22 AM
Bundy couple caught in online scam


http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2010/01/04/couple-caught-in-online-swindle/
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Post by: bnwt on January 04, 2010, 07:20:03 AM
End all your good til cancelled listings


http://tamebay.com/2010/01/end-all-your-good-til-cancelled-listings.html
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Post by: bnwt on January 05, 2010, 08:00:25 AM
AuctionBytes Scorecard for Forthcoming eBay Changes


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m01/i04/s01
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Post by: bnwt on January 05, 2010, 08:09:05 AM
What Changes Will Impact eBay Sellers in 2010?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1262579800.html
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Post by: bnwt on January 07, 2010, 08:21:12 AM
US man pleads guilty to art scam


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/8443986.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 07, 2010, 08:23:21 AM
Auctiva Adapts to eBay Changes and Offers New Ways to Sell Online


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m01/i06/s01
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Post by: bnwt on January 07, 2010, 08:28:37 AM
Woman pleads guilty to stealing, then selling clothes


http://www.clackamasreview.com/news/story.php?story_id=126280450288280100
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 07, 2010, 08:36:32 AM
Death of the Impulse Buy on eBay


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1262747811.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 07, 2010, 05:44:07 PM
eBay Changing Categories From February 7


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/01/ebay-changing-categories-from-february-7/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 07, 2010, 05:46:25 PM
Autograph faker pulled from eBay


Sometimes even 100% positive eBay feedback should be taken with a pinch of salt.


http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2010/01/autograph-faker-pulled-from-eb.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 07, 2010, 05:49:43 PM
February 2010 Category Changes


http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/201001.shtml#2010-01-06123358
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Post by: *Yibida* on January 07, 2010, 06:04:56 PM
February 2010 Category Changes


http://www2.ebay.com/aw/au/201001.shtml#2010-01-06123358

Oh! great  !... more improvements we had to have !.... do we just slash our wrists now and save the pain or wait till there implemented ?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 08, 2010, 08:15:14 AM
Hagens Berman Sues eBay's Bill Me Later for Allegedly Violating Consumer Rights


The suit contends that Bill Me Later - which is not a government-regulated financial institution - has entered into a relationship with CIT Bank to create the appearance that the bank is extending credit terms. In fact, Bill Me Later controls the entire transaction.

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m01/i07/s03
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Post by: bnwt on January 08, 2010, 08:20:16 AM
eBay Rescinds Invitations to Top Rated Seller Program


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1262890073.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on January 08, 2010, 12:36:37 PM
Bill Me Later's sister is Sue Me Now.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 09, 2010, 08:21:05 AM
eBay defamation suit centers on Web comments about seller


http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/jan/08/ebay-defamation-suit-centers-web-comments-about-se/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 09, 2010, 08:26:51 AM
PayPal's Major Flaw - Bank Transfer and Bad Design


http://www.techimoto.com/2010/01/08/paypals-major-flaw-bank-transfers-and-bad-design/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 09, 2010, 08:38:58 AM
   Is the Small Seller the Poster Child for eBay?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1262925833.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 10, 2010, 08:56:58 AM
Austin man is defrauded of $13,500 on eBay


http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=28&a=432996
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 11, 2010, 07:52:10 AM
Scams spell trouble


http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/scams-spell-trouble-20100110-m0nm.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 11, 2010, 07:55:55 AM
Auction Ruling to Set a Precedent


http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/01/113_58777.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 11, 2010, 08:00:32 AM
It's the time of year when online sellers should brace themselves


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m01/abu0254/s01


IMPORTANT - Please read this one
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 11, 2010, 08:06:22 AM
Twin challenge to Royal Mail's parcel business as internet shopping creates extra demand


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1241969/Twin-challenge-Royal-Mails-parcel-business-internet-shopping-creates-extra-demand.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 12, 2010, 08:09:37 AM
eBay UK Institutes Changes in PowerSeller Discounts


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m01/i11/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 14, 2010, 08:52:35 AM
I Sold My PSP to an eBay Phantom, Now I'm Stuck With it for Weeks


http://consumerist.com/2010/01/i-sold-my-psp-to-an-ebay-phantom-now-im-stuck-with-it-for-weeks.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on January 14, 2010, 04:15:16 PM
i got an email today telling me i was so valued ebay are giving me phone support .... not sure i actually WANT to talk to them after all this time and having to work through my own issues for years lol, did anyone else get this?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 14, 2010, 06:11:20 PM
is it the 1800 powersellers number ??

there are two call centres ........... one in Utah and one in Manila

the guys in Utah are fantastic ........ friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely interested ....... I have found them to be a great help .... on call 7 days a week

sadly the same can not be said for the one in Manila ............... nasal speaking robots that can't grasp even the simplest problem .. they are obviously reading straight out of a manual (probably called eBay for Retards)

trouble is you don't know which call centre you're going to get when you ring .... seeing it's a free call if a robot answers I hang up and try again

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on January 14, 2010, 06:45:08 PM
BNWT its a local 1 800 number which is purportedly actually here in oz (and actually lists a local 02 etc number as backup if calling from overseas) and has defined aussie type business hours to 9 pm or so , i am not a powerseller, so on the surface it seems to be a local aussie thing they have set up, as to the exclusivity thing, its weird one of my ebay accounts got the message the other didnt but both accounts seem to be able to access this phone number in help, maybe others can test if its showing whe they go to "help".

I am seeing in the books section a lot of auctions (i.e. 90 odd %) passing in without bids and some very good value as well, I wonder if this is a sign at least parts of their business is dying off fast and they are trying to give the perception that they are giving better support? its hard to see how many sellers actually hang on selling so little with the fees
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 14, 2010, 07:59:50 PM
yes ............ the aussie powersellers help desk runs on australian time and is set at our office hours

the paypal 1800 number also has an 02 access but it diverts to the US

I can't imagine eBay spending money to set up an aussie call centre

in fact now that I think about it recently I had a particularly troublesome customer, the guy in Utah suggested I get them to call the 1800 number when I said "but these people aren't powersellers" to which he replied "we take calls from anybody"

I might add he sorted them out and resolved the situation without any bloodshed
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 15, 2010, 08:16:03 AM
New $20k PayPal 21-Day Hold Policy


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1263441641.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 15, 2010, 08:20:13 AM
Kiwi online fashion venture in China push


"Before I knew it I had built up a group of customers [on eBay] who kept asking me if I had my own website so they could buy from me directly .... (yeah sure they did!!!)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/markets/news/article.cfm?c_id=62&objectid=10620171
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 15, 2010, 08:25:12 AM
Another eBay Pirate Heads to Prison


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3858586
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 15, 2010, 08:25:46 AM
eBay fakes cost Rochdale couple half a million


http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/35269/ebay-fakes-cost-rochdale-couple-half-a-million
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on January 15, 2010, 10:16:58 AM
Kiwi online fashion venture in China push


"Before I knew it I had built up a group of customers [on eBay] who kept asking me if I had my own website so they could buy from me directly .... (yeah sure they did!!!)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/markets/news/article.cfm?c_id=62&objectid=10620171


exactly, how many customers on ebay would ask that, sounds like she made that up for sure
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on January 15, 2010, 12:48:48 PM
It’s called “spin” and it comes straight from the various Departments of Spin, large and small; every corporation has one, working overtime these days, eBay’s in particular. It does not seem to matter that their statements are usually so self-serving and very often nonsensical; all that matters is that they keep regurgitating the same nonsense and then the majority of people will, apparently, assume that what they say is so. It pays to be a cynic and accept absolutely nothing put out by the likes of “for profit” corporations without first critically appraising same. Indeed, in eBay’s case, you simply take the reverse what they say to get the most probable truth of what they have said.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on January 15, 2010, 01:02:02 PM


If it smells like a fish..looks like a fish..feels like a fish..tastes like a fish....it's probably a Sprout...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on January 15, 2010, 04:49:42 PM
Pretzel Fish Logic.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 16, 2010, 12:39:12 PM
eBay Helps Antique Sales in Binghamton


http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=12327
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 16, 2010, 12:43:56 PM
Outlets, outlawed : what I’d do with eBay, part 1


http://tamebay.com/2010/01/outlets-outlawed-what-id-do-with-ebay-part-1.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 18, 2010, 07:23:42 AM
PayPal will refund money if claim is filed and found valid


If found in the buyer's favor, PayPal will reimburse the full purchase price and all the original shipping costs. ............... (you forgot to add, "assuming they can get the money from the seller" oh and of course as is everything to do with paypal 'at it's sole discretion'


http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_14205390
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 18, 2010, 07:24:46 AM
Amazon Breaks eBay's Record for Unique Visitors


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1263752913.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 18, 2010, 07:31:17 AM
Neal joins ex-wife in pleading guilty to thefts


http://www.t-g.com/story/1602980.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 19, 2010, 08:54:06 AM
eBay's Turnaround is in Jeopardy - What Now?


What happens when your turnaround takes an about-face? eBay CEO John Donahoe may find out the answer to that question if he isn’t careful.


http://gigaom.com/2010/01/18/ebays-turnaround-is-in-jeopardy-what-now/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 19, 2010, 02:18:33 PM
Sold or Not Sold on eBay


http://www.thejaylenoshow.com/video/clips/ebay-sold-or-not-sold/1191542/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 20, 2010, 08:35:46 AM
Tough Competition May Dampen eBay Earnings Despite Healthy Holiday


In an ominous development for eBay, only 13% of people described the company as "the best e-commerce shopping experience," down from 27% in March of 2009, in a poll released by Piper Jaffray last week. By contrast, Amazon was named "the best" by some 65% of respondents, up from 35% over the same period.


http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/company-news/tough-competition-may-dampen-ebay-earnings-despite-healthy-holid/19322208/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 20, 2010, 08:41:08 AM
eBay displaying other sellers’ items on your live listings


http://tamebay.com/2010/01/ebay-displaying-other-sellers-items-on-your-live-listings.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 21, 2010, 08:05:43 AM
eBay Earnings Due Today, Bets on PayPal and Larger Sellers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m01/i20/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 21, 2010, 08:10:51 AM
eBay: Does it have any answers for Amazon?


http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=29726
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 21, 2010, 10:02:17 AM
EBay Results Beat Street; 2010 Outlook Rosy


http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/technology/ebay-results-beat-street--outlook-rosy/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 21, 2010, 10:09:36 AM
EBay sellers' rebellion: The aftermath


http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/20/smallbusiness/ebay_aftermath/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 22, 2010, 08:49:31 AM
On the Call: EBay CEO John Donahoe


http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/01/20/technology-business-and-professional-services-us-tec-ebay-on-the-call_7290409.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 22, 2010, 08:52:19 AM
Hertford eBay fraudster to be sentenced in March


http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/hertfordshiremercury-news/displayarticle.asp?id=478393
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 23, 2010, 08:38:05 AM
eBay: The Recovery Takes Hold


http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2010/01/21/ebay-the-recovery-takes-hold/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 23, 2010, 08:39:17 AM
eBay Expands Buyer Protection Policy to Additional Payment Services


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m01/i22/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 23, 2010, 08:41:50 AM
Amazon earnings expected to soar in 4th quarter


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazon-earnings-expected-to-soar-in-fourth-quarter-2010-01-22?reflink=MW_news_stmp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on January 24, 2010, 12:03:20 PM
Seller's Choice Marketplace Ratings: eBay
http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m01/abu0255/s09

Beautiful; says it all; eBay placed 13th; a shame that nobody at eBay reads such research ...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 25, 2010, 07:44:37 AM
1,400 Merchants Rate eBay, Amazon and 13 Other Marketplaces


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1264292193.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 26, 2010, 08:00:32 AM
eBay plug PayPal credit card in payment options


http://tamebay.com/2010/01/ebay-plug-paypal-credit-card-in-payment-options.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 26, 2010, 08:05:03 AM
eBay ad leads to tire theft arrest


http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=892829&category=REGION
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 27, 2010, 08:17:27 AM
eBay announces a new fee structure


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=33288
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 27, 2010, 08:23:34 AM
In bid for more users, eBay changes fees


http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/in-bid-for-more-users-ebay-changes-fees-20100127-mwnf.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 29, 2010, 07:58:13 AM
What’s happening to PowerSeller phone support?


http://tamebay.com/2010/01/whats-happening-to-powerseller-phone-support.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on January 30, 2010, 01:18:59 AM
Highlights of Amazon's Q4 Blow Out
http://seekingalpha.com/article/185375-highlights-of-amazon-s-q4-blow-out?source=email

Oh, dear me, what have all the eBay/Donahoe supporters got to say now?

How does Amazon do it? They have no idiots like “Turkey” Donahoe handicapping them, that how!

I notice that an eBay director has also been dumping eBay shares. She must know something we don’t know, or maybe she saw Amazon’s results and now realizes that eBay, with “Noise” Donahoe at the helm, is indeed “dead man walking”.

The full sad, ugly, gory details of Donahoe’s criminality at
http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=6502877

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 30, 2010, 03:40:02 PM
eBay's new buyer protection programs covers all buyers and is beneficial for sellers.


http://www.examiner.com/x-21937-Kansas-City-eBay-Examiner~y2010m1d29-eBays-new-buyer-protection-programs-covers-all-buyers-and-is-beneficial-for-sellers
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 30, 2010, 03:43:40 PM
Is eBay facing seller revolt?


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10444003-36.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 30, 2010, 03:45:09 PM
Auction site, Ebay, bans Dad's Army game


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/auctio/story-e6frf96f-1225824846541
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 30, 2010, 03:51:35 PM
eBay Continues Testing Feedback


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1264791508.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 30, 2010, 03:54:56 PM
Another cellphone ebay scammer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-eQKdLSyeY


video presentation
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 31, 2010, 07:55:18 AM
Tacoma man got rich selling stolen ink on eBay


http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/crime/story/1049952.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 31, 2010, 07:57:15 AM
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ TO OPEN EBAY SHOP


http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/marie-claire/fashion/news/article/-/6741588/narciso-rodriguez-to-open-ebay-shop/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on January 31, 2010, 08:00:54 AM
eBay reduce the impact of unfair low DSR scores


http://tamebay.com/2010/01/ebay-reduce-the-impact-of-unfair-low-dsr-scores.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 01, 2010, 12:00:09 PM
Five sites to help you bag the best bargains


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/consumer_affairs/article7009324.ece
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 01, 2010, 12:05:02 PM
eBay price changes effective March 30


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIpjRIQISa8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-yq-XunBBo&feature=related
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: Liisa-Sx on February 01, 2010, 03:43:20 PM
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ TO OPEN EBAY SHOP


http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/marie-claire/fashion/news/article/-/6741588/narciso-rodriguez-to-open-ebay-shop/


Nice!!, I love his perfumes and collections, I can't wait to go see.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: Liisa-Sx on February 01, 2010, 03:44:14 PM
Auction site, Ebay, bans Dad's Army game


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/auctio/story-e6frf96f-1225824846541

I read this is the Sunday paper, a tad on the ridiculous side.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 02, 2010, 08:27:03 AM
eBay UK Seller Updates – February 2010


http://tamebay.com/2010/02/ebay-uk-seller-updates-february-2010.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 03, 2010, 08:17:30 AM
Former Employees Blog about eBay and PayPal


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1265136881.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 03, 2010, 08:21:11 AM
EBay Users Angry Over Fee Change


http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/ebay-users-angry-over-fee-change/19340560/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 03, 2010, 07:47:06 PM
eBay's Secret Testing Harmful to Sellers' Business Plans

http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1265148835.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 04, 2010, 07:45:55 AM
eBay UK Seller Objects to Mandatory Shipping Limits


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1265220549.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 04, 2010, 06:45:31 PM
Jury finds woman who sold 'Gothic kittens' on eBay guilty of animal cruelty


http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/jury-finds-woman-who-sold-gothic-kittens-on-ebay-guilty-of-animal-cruelty-1.595442
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 04, 2010, 06:49:09 PM
Ex-Sunny Isles Beach resident gets jail time for eBay scam


The illegal take: about $717,000 from more than 5,500 eBay transactions, using at least 260 different auction accounts, federal prosecutors say.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/5min/story/1461721.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 05, 2010, 08:43:32 AM
PayPal made to pay £220 after eBay mix-up


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/jessicainvestigates/7158553/PayPal-made-to-pay-220-after-eBay-mix-up.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 05, 2010, 08:47:13 AM
PayPal echeques’ confusing messages


http://tamebay.com/2010/02/paypal-echeques-confusing-messages.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 06, 2010, 08:18:58 AM
£100k conman to pay back £1


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2841161/100k-conman-to-pay-back-1.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 07, 2010, 08:55:13 AM
PayPal stops payments to and from India


http://www.moneylife.in/article/8/3591.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 07, 2010, 08:58:43 AM
Hey PayPal You Mother Sucking MoneyHole


http://techie-buzz.com/annoyances/paypal-sucks.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 07, 2010, 06:37:38 PM
I find odd stuff about ebay & paypal but this has to be the weirdest by far


Paypal ????10??? ??


http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTQ5NDk3MzYw.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Roo on February 07, 2010, 08:10:26 PM
Looks like the Ebay China Powersellers Convention. :roflmao:

It seems to be something like those get togethers they have in the US....just as much talent..lol

More alcohol by the looks of it though.....lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 07, 2010, 08:36:04 PM
Hi Roo!

No doubt, it's lame!

And shameful...........
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 08, 2010, 09:33:04 AM
eBay Search needs to get smarter


http://tamebay.com/2010/02/ebay-search-needs-to-get-smarter.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 08, 2010, 09:42:00 AM
Survey Result Are In: eBay Sellers Weigh in on New Fees


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1265513187.html


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m02/abu0256/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 08, 2010, 07:03:25 PM
PayPal may easily give away personal info of its users under authorities request


http://ecommerce-journal.com/node/26798
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 08, 2010, 07:07:33 PM
Competitor Leaves Positive Feedback But Low DSRs


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1265598790.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on February 08, 2010, 08:12:35 PM
That's nasty behaviour on the part of a competitor. From what the seller concerned has said, it's leading to her having no choice but to close down.
Title: Ombudsman to review Aust Post's $50 compensation limit
Post by: Liisa-Sx on February 09, 2010, 03:33:57 AM
Ombudsman to review Aust Post's $50 compensation limit

In the news today the industry Ombudsman has decided that Australia Post's compensation limit of $50 is due for a review, since it has been in place since 1987 and has not kept up with the Consumer Price Index.

Aust Post however is resisting this move and insists that raising the limit is unnecessary because: their average claim is only $38 anyway; and that they have since 1987 offered improved services such as registered post.

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2010/s2813539.htm (http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2010/s2813539.htm)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 09, 2010, 08:05:02 AM
that's very creative accounting on the part of Australia Post

it easy to arrive at an average of $38 when the limit is only $50

if the limit was $100 the average would rise
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on February 09, 2010, 09:20:09 AM
Good comment bnwt, they are sounding more and more like eBay every day. Maybe they are all going to the same seminars for unscrupulous commercial enterprises.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on February 10, 2010, 12:23:14 AM
‘eBay: On Location’ to Help Sellers Gain Insights, Boost Business
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebay-on-location-to-help-sellers-gain-insights-boost-business-2010-02-08?reflink=MW_news_stmp

Isn’t that interesting, eBay is again interested in even “part-time sellers”. That’s those little sellers who rarely know what they are doing and who were too much of a nuisance to accommodate yesterday. My, how things have changed; I smell another disaster approaching for the March quarter. Can’t wait for 21 April, to hear the spin the eBafia Don will put on it this time.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on February 10, 2010, 12:29:29 AM


Reminds me of an old saying.... "" be good to the little people on the way up because you may need them on the way down "" ... isn't it strange how old sayings seem to resurface years later... some things in life will never change no matter how much humans evolve...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 10, 2010, 07:44:19 AM
eBay Provides Answers on Buyer Protection Program


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1265729632.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 10, 2010, 07:54:00 AM
EBay Asks Its Users for Help Building New Search Tools


http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/09/ebay-asks-its-users-for-help-building-new-search-tools/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 11, 2010, 08:01:08 AM
So Who Exactly Benefits from eBay Fee Changes?


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i10/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 11, 2010, 08:07:41 AM
Harvesting the News from eBay's Garden Launch


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i10/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on February 11, 2010, 09:15:58 AM
Harvesting the News from eBay's Garden Launch

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i10/s02


Moronbay was told the new improved search function was stuffed just days after they rolled it out... is there no end to their stupidity ?...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 12, 2010, 08:10:23 AM
EBay told to pay damages to LVMH unit


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704337004575059523018541764.html?mod=WSJ_Small%20Business_IndustryNews
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 12, 2010, 04:27:44 PM
This OP is "good"!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 12, 2010, 09:05:56 PM
India’s Central Bank Stops Some PayPal Services


http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100211/ZNYT05/2113011/1109/sports?Title=India-x2019-s-Central-Bank-Stops-Some-PayPal-Services
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on February 12, 2010, 09:13:15 PM
BNWT, that is a disturbing article. I think it's worth quoting in full (I'll open a separate thread).

It has implications for anyone who gets coding done by Indian web designers, and it might have far-reaching financial implications with regard to other countries' banking systems too.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Ubbie Max* on February 12, 2010, 09:14:18 PM
re #1037. As much as I feel sorry for the Indian sellers (& buyers) non of this would have occurred if Paypal had complied with Indian law.

Good on the Indian regulators for forcing Paypal to toe the line. Perhaps a few other Country's regulators will sit up & take note.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on February 12, 2010, 09:19:11 PM

Ya right Ubb's !... if only the Australian authorities could muster up the required nutsacks to make this beast conform like every other financial institution in this country....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on February 13, 2010, 01:09:40 AM
This OP is "good"!

Yep we're lucky to have bnwt's here...how else would we and the visitors keep up with all the changes on Effluentbay... Top bloke !..
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on February 13, 2010, 11:49:02 PM
TrustLink Community

Another site similar to "glassdoor", this time users get to rate the company.

eg, PayPal: http://www.trustlink.org/BusinessProfile.aspx?ID=206039983

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 14, 2010, 07:13:00 AM
The torture never stops.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 14, 2010, 07:42:30 AM
eBay's Bill Me Later Sends Direct-Mail Offers


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1266092338.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on February 14, 2010, 11:28:14 AM
This OP is "good"!

Yep we're lucky to have bnwt's here...how else would we and the visitors keep up with all the changes on Effluentbay... Top bloke !..


AMEN brother yib, BNWT is great and he doesnt waste words (unlike some lol)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 14, 2010, 12:51:51 PM
John Donahoe, chief executive of eBay


The 49-year-old has given eBay a new lease of life by putting the buyer first – but he has upset a lot of small sellers in the process


http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/movers_and_shakers/article7026226.ece
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 14, 2010, 02:57:24 PM
"Donahoe’s priority now is the buyer experience."

WTF?

 :bigcalibre: (http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/DonaAnim2.gif)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on February 14, 2010, 04:18:39 PM
B.O.H.I.C.A

Bend Over..Here It Comes Again.......
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 14, 2010, 04:35:43 PM
S.N.A.F.U.

Situation Normal All Flocked Up.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on February 14, 2010, 04:38:31 PM
F.U.B.A.R.

FLOCKED UP BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION.....

lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 14, 2010, 04:58:02 PM
B.F.D.

Big Flocking Deal

Apologies to the OP....we're all on some form of Crack!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on February 14, 2010, 05:01:16 PM
Virtual Crack...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on February 14, 2010, 05:11:27 PM
*test* (advertisement)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on February 14, 2010, 05:12:13 PM
*failed*
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 14, 2010, 05:13:32 PM
Super Crack.

From the movie "Frankenhooker".


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099611/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099611/)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on February 14, 2010, 05:15:53 PM
for cupie ...

this is basically what my learn-ed friend provided

A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident, and decides to bring her back...
;D ;D
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 14, 2010, 05:19:03 PM
...And he got some of the parts to rebuild her on eBay, but PayPal flocked him over; there was shilling and customer service dint speak English.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on February 14, 2010, 05:24:19 PM
Schilling of body parts?...now that's downright low...lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 14, 2010, 05:31:40 PM
Ya gotta see the Movie!

I got my copy on eBay!

We be on topic!!!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 15, 2010, 07:51:05 AM
Burnley man who advertised stolen goods on eBay jailed


http://www.burnleycitizen.co.uk/news/5006878.Burnley_man_who_advertised_stolen_goods_on_eBay_jailed/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 15, 2010, 02:32:44 PM
Change in Feedback Policy?


(From the "Feedback" Forum, eBay US)
    
Feb 10, 2010 6:43 PM

In the midst of a recent Unpaid Item case it seems eBay changed its policy regarding removal of negative feedback if buyer did not respond to case and seller closed case. EBay no longer removes the feedback even if the buyer did it in retaliation for the case being opened. Nor does the buyer any longer get an automatic strike, now they "may" have a report of non-payment in their account.

I had a case that was within 18 hours of policy change it seems because the customer service rep during an online chat assured me the fellow would get a strike and the feedback removed. Did not happen and there is no longer evidence of the former policy in online help. Nice. The fellow trashed two other sellers with the same feedback within an hour. They had apparently filed Unpaid Item cases as well.

So, if you have been following the rules carefully for years now and playing the game the way it should be played, forget it. Stop selling and go out there and buy all you want and don't bother to pay for it because nothing is going to happen to you and all you have to do to seal the deal is trash the seller with negative feedback.

Why does eBay hate us so?

Gerald


Because eBay wants to become the next China-Mart!
Their new motto is: We don't care about the few American sellers, we want the millions of $1 crap item sellers from China! That's where we'll make the profit!


http://forums.ebay.com/db2/topic/Feedback/Change-In-Feedback/510191245 (http://forums.ebay.com/db2/topic/Feedback/Change-In-Feedback/510191245)


(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/FlockEbaygif.jpg)

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/PayPalTerrified.jpg)                                   (http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/34eyqlx.jpg)                            
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 15, 2010, 03:43:30 PM
just because something is written in a forum does not mean it is true

especially when the poster insists on using a font that is over sized

and the post is surrounded by cheap corny graphics

rest assured that in Australia negative as well as neutral feedback will be removed

if you need details on how it's done just ask
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 16, 2010, 07:48:08 AM
Couple fall victim to email scam


http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/5009244.Couple_fall_victim_to_email_scam/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 17, 2010, 05:45:03 PM
EBay Grows in Europe


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703798904575069871014886614.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 19, 2010, 12:36:30 PM
PayPal to feed Facebook ads, virtual goods


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/18/paypal_on_facebook/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 20, 2010, 12:33:56 PM

eBay expresses its opposition to EU regulation on brick-and-mortar ecommerce



http://www.ecommerce-journal.com/node/27007
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 20, 2010, 12:34:49 PM
eBay and PayPal To Be Translated into Russian


http://english.pravda.ru/business/companies/18-02-2010/112290-ebay-0
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 20, 2010, 12:39:08 PM
eBay's 10K Acknowledges Seller Dissatisfaction


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i18/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 22, 2010, 01:32:58 PM
The Challenge of Attracting Shoppers to Your Online Store


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m02/abu0257/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on February 22, 2010, 06:53:40 PM
eBay: Suit Could Affect Bill Me Later Policies

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/bill_me_later_folo.html

Once again, eBay displaying its low life business ethics.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 23, 2010, 07:45:30 PM
eBay Expands Advertising Push with UK Tests on Item Pages


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i22/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 23, 2010, 07:46:14 PM
How a bold eBay scam was tracked to South Florida


http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/02/22/1494672/how-a-bold-ebay-scam-was-tracked.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 23, 2010, 07:47:21 PM
Is eBay neglecting sellers and letting buyers down


http://www.newssubmit.net/588/is-ebay-neglecting-sellers-and-letting-buyers-down
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on February 24, 2010, 04:23:05 PM
Amazon Most Trusted and Recommended Brand in the U.S.

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i23/s03

Funny, no sign of eBay in the top ten. Gee, how could that be?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 25, 2010, 08:37:55 AM
eBay Opens to Buyers in Six New European Markets


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i24/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 25, 2010, 08:42:14 AM
eBay Resurrects Seller Outreach Program


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i24/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 25, 2010, 08:54:45 AM
eBay to Demote Sellers in Search Results for Poor Grades


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1266949569.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 25, 2010, 08:56:19 AM
Norfolk woman sold fake goods on eBay


http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/news/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=NOED22%20Feb%202010%2017%3A17%3A56%3A757
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: Liisa-Sx on February 25, 2010, 03:19:03 PM
eBay to Demote Sellers in Search Results for Poor Grades


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/2/1266949569.html

How does "done it now" Donahoe sleep at night? Ahh thats right, the sound of all that folding money crinkling under his mattress at night lulls him to sleep.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 25, 2010, 07:44:22 PM
eBay, Expedia leaders see signs of pickup


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2011178644_goldmansachs25.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 26, 2010, 09:25:50 AM
Owner Spots Stolen Items Listed On EBay; Teen Arrested


http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_169789.asp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 26, 2010, 09:27:32 AM
eBay Introduces New Reporting for AdCommerce Advertisers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m02/i25/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 26, 2010, 02:06:12 PM
eBay Sends Bearish Signals


http://www.thestreet.com/story/10688948/1/ebay-sends-bearish-signals.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEFI
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on February 27, 2010, 02:11:38 AM
Looking For Ebay Sellers
http://www.outsourcedhelp.com/6487/looking-for-ebay-sellers.html

What do you think this is all about? Why can’t they themselves sell?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 27, 2010, 03:02:16 AM
Scam?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on February 27, 2010, 03:43:21 AM
My guess is they are saying: "Drop-shippers Wanted".

But the scam scenario is also a possibility.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on February 27, 2010, 03:47:17 AM
I prefer to Drop-Kick those jokers.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: shyer on February 27, 2010, 09:43:00 AM
 I see 2 possibilities scammers or people ebay kicked off ebay for bad service. Either way  you lose.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 27, 2010, 09:52:46 AM
eBay Germany faces PayPal probe


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/26/ebay_germany_probe/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 27, 2010, 09:56:39 AM
Man Loses $9000 Trying to Buy eBay Item


http://www2.wspa.com/news/2010/feb/26/man-loses-9000-trying-buy-ebay-item-ar-46607/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 28, 2010, 07:40:07 AM
Faking it turns out to be a hard subject to brooch


http://www.theage.com.au/national/faking-it-turns-out-to-be-a-hard-subject-to-brooch-20100227-pa8y.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 28, 2010, 05:56:29 PM
We made £8M on ebay


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/02/28/we-made-8monebay-115875-22074584/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 28, 2010, 05:58:06 PM
PayPal To Restore Bank Withdrawal Service In India On March 3rd


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/27/AR2010022701445.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on February 28, 2010, 07:33:34 PM
"We made £8M on ebay"

I only skimmed this above-linked article but did not notice any eBay selling ID to back up this story; maybe I just missed it.

Have you ever heard that old saying, if it sounds too good to be true then it probabably is too good to be true.

Maybe I'm too much of a skeptic but to me this story sounds like a paid eBay advertisement that probably should have the word "Advertisement" at the top of it; that's what scrupulous newspapers used to do when advertisers produced ads that looked like news content. Anyone think otherwise?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on February 28, 2010, 08:28:40 PM
I was just baffled that everything was in pounds and not dollars considering they are supposedly Australian, I know it is a UK article but still, it does seem a little odd, and... 8 million pounds in 4 years?? Thats a LOT of Aussie dollars, maybe I am a skeptic as well lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: HellWest'nCrooked on February 28, 2010, 08:42:07 PM


maybe thats why I am not a millionaire.....a little skeptical as well   :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on February 28, 2010, 09:52:16 PM
Matt & Amanda are real

have a look at them in action ........... make sure you have a bucket handy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6fLsvXZ46A
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on February 28, 2010, 10:36:10 PM
Yes, well it looks like one of those nutty cults where, finally, everyone gets to commit suicide whether they want to or not because the head turkey wants to go to another galaxy; and if these people are so fantastically successful, why would they want to share their formula for success with the competition? How can we be sure our old mate “eBay Griff” has not dreamed up this bit of pathetic eBay propaganda?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 01, 2010, 11:40:29 AM
Two-thirds of etailers “confident” about future, says eBay survey


http://tamebay.com/2010/02/two-thirds-of-etailers-confident-about-future-says-ebay-survey.html
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on March 01, 2010, 04:00:09 PM
You'll have to supply the direct link to that survey; eBay gatekeeper Chris Dawson has barred my IP address from even looking at his Tamebay website; he does not like my expressed views on eBay and I don't willingly accept moderation of my posts by such people and told him so, so he has barred me completely. So, you always have to keep in mind that any comments, critical or otherwise of eBay, on Tamebay are being first filtered through a person whose principal interest is selling on eBay.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: caadlad52 on March 01, 2010, 05:27:48 PM
Here you go, Philip  ;D

http://www.ebay-mediacentre.co.uk/imagelibrary/detail.asp?MediaDetailsID=63 (http://www.ebay-mediacentre.co.uk/imagelibrary/detail.asp?MediaDetailsID=63)

Two-thirds of etailers “confident” about future, says eBay survey

by Sue Bailey

funky graphsOnline businesses are meeting their sales targets and are confident about the year ahead, despite concerns about lack of consumer demand and the high cost of supply. So says the latest edition of eBay UK’s latest round of their Online Business Index, which measures the state of online retail by following the fortunes of 700 merchants who take an average of 61% of their turnover on the site.

54% of those surveyed expected their sales to increase over the next year: with 70% expecting profit margins to increase or stay the same, the mood is generally very bullish.

But eBay’s findings do suggest that merchants are working harder to achieve the targets they’ve set themselves. Only 10% (down from 12% last year) said they had “considerably” failed to achieve the requisite number of sales, but only 31% (down from 45%) said they had achieved them “easily”: most (38%, up from 27%) had reached targets “with difficulty”.

The cost of supplies and consumer demand remained the two biggest barriers to growth cited, though sterling’s recovery meant that problems with exchange rates were mentioned by only 38% (down from 52%) of merchants. The number of people citing access to credit or finance as a problem also fell substantially, suggesting that credit is starting to be available again.

Happily, only 9% of those surveyed described themselves as pessimistic about the future, down from 15% this time last year. 65% of those surveyed said they were “confident” about the outlook for their businesses. Check out the full survey in eBay’s PDF.

Do you agree with the merchants who talked to eBay? Are you expecting your sales and prices to increase this year? What’s the biggest barrier to growth in your business? And are you feeling confident, or pessimistic? Leave us a comment.
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on March 01, 2010, 08:46:11 PM
Methodology The Online Business Index is eBay’s regular barometer tracking the performance of companies trading online, mapping the attitudes of hundreds of businesses. 705 businesses responded to our latest survey …”

Note the expression “responded to”; that means that this survey is not necessarily a valid representation of all online sellers and therefore the findings of such a “survey” may be of dubious value as a statistical analysis of such matters …

Add to that the fact that the survey is commissioned by eBay, for the purpose of promoting eBay …
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Post by: bnwt on March 02, 2010, 08:31:36 AM
Brierley Hill conman avoids jail time


http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/5033713.Brierley_Hill_conman_avoids_jail_time/
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Post by: bnwt on March 02, 2010, 08:35:08 AM
eBay UK Business Index: Sellers Meet Targets but Worry about Demand


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i01/s03
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Post by: tellomon on March 02, 2010, 07:24:59 PM
Is the Small Seller the Poster Child for eBay?

http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1262925833.html/1/0#comments (http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/1/1262925833.html/1/0#comments)

'The man [Donohoe] is a sociopath, and has no regard for other people.  He doesn't care who he hurts, as long as it makes him look superior and heroic. Meg was the same, and she continues trying to climb up that ladder, lying her way all the way up'.
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Post by: tellomon on March 02, 2010, 07:52:13 PM
Ebay : The Worlds Biggest ONLINE Crime Ring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDwQiErBj_M&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDwQiErBj_M&feature=related)

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Post by: bnwt on March 03, 2010, 08:39:04 AM
eBay Australia considers free listings


http://apcmag.com/ebay-australia-considers-free-listings.htm
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Post by: bnwt on March 03, 2010, 08:43:40 AM
British Couple Faces Jail for Selling Endangered Animals on eBay


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,587735,00.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 03, 2010, 08:49:25 AM
Woman finds her stolen ring on eBay


http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/peninsula&id=7305769
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Post by: bnwt on March 04, 2010, 08:30:03 AM
eBay Alerts Sellers of New Promo via Calls, Texting


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1267649353.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 05, 2010, 08:23:21 AM
Gang boss jailed for eBay golf club swindle


http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/mar/04/ebay-scam-gang-boss-jailed
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Post by: bnwt on March 05, 2010, 08:26:20 AM
PayPal, graphs and the trouble with feedback


http://tamebay.com/2010/03/paypal-graphs-and-the-trouble-with-feedback.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 05, 2010, 08:30:23 AM
eBay Will Remove Subtitles on Store Listings (Finally)


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1267713397.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 05, 2010, 08:33:55 AM
eBay Stores Experiences Category Glitch


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i04/s02
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Post by: bnwt on March 06, 2010, 08:35:37 AM
Judge Rules against eBay Sellers in Antitrust Lawsuit


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i05/s01
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Post by: bnwt on March 06, 2010, 08:39:24 AM
eBay UK to launch new fashion site for brands


http://tamebay.com/2010/03/ebay-uk-to-launch-new-fashion-site-for-brands.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 07, 2010, 07:57:59 AM
eBay survey sellers on Item Condition attribute



http://tamebay.com/2010/03/ebay-survey-sellers-on-item-condition-attribute.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 08, 2010, 08:32:35 AM
This Artwork Sells Itself Online


http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/caleb-larsens-a-tool-to-deceive-and-slaughter-needs-no-auctioneers/19376794
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Post by: bnwt on March 08, 2010, 03:27:27 PM
Pair accused of trying to sell stolen baby formula on eBay


http://www.tribune-democrat.com/local/local_story_066230922.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 08, 2010, 03:31:55 PM
A ski bum turns his love of the slopes into a living


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/07/AR2010030702521.html?hpid=news-col-blog
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Post by: bnwt on March 08, 2010, 04:14:03 PM
Online Offensive - Fight Fraud Online



 
READ THIS                           READ THIS ONE                                   READ THIS

http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/693900
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Post by: *Yibida* on March 08, 2010, 09:51:37 PM


bnwt... I just thought you would like to know, I have it on very good authority that you have many fans from Ebay that follow your reports here, [ friends and foes of this site }  keep up the excellent work, lot's of people commented how they missed your thread when we had site problems last week......  :)
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Post by: bnwt on March 09, 2010, 08:05:28 AM
EBay Highlights Conservation as a Benefit of Buying Used


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/08/technology/08ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 09, 2010, 08:07:43 AM
eBay Offering Free Insertion For Some Sub-$1 Listings


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/03/ebay-offering-free-insertion-for-some-sub-1-listings/
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Post by: bnwt on March 09, 2010, 08:12:55 AM
eBay Seller Outreach Consultation Not Helpful


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1268058710.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Ubbie Max* on March 09, 2010, 08:53:18 AM
Yep bnwt. I support what Yib said at Reply #1123. I find your posts very informative & always interesting.

Please keep them coming.
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Post by: *Yibida* on March 09, 2010, 09:15:35 AM



10167   Views
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Post by: tellomon on March 09, 2010, 03:30:49 PM



10167   Views

1129 posts
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Post by: bnwt on March 10, 2010, 07:10:25 AM
Mail-flooded postal service cuts Russia from eBay


http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-03-09/mail-flooded-postal-service.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 10, 2010, 12:59:16 PM
eBay UK’s feedback trial continues


http://tamebay.com/2010/03/ebay-uks-feedback-trial-continues.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 10, 2010, 01:02:45 PM
More people work at home from their converted garden shed


http://www.leisurebuildings.com/dna/19658880/more-people-work-at-home-from-their-converted-garden-shed
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 11, 2010, 07:26:47 AM
PayPal a 'liar, cheat and a thug'


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/10/cryptome_paypal/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 11, 2010, 07:29:24 AM
eBay Lets Sellers Block Countries in SYI and Turbo Lister


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i10/s01
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Post by: bnwt on March 11, 2010, 01:58:44 PM
Plea to lure low-income folks to the web with eBay


http://mobile.broadbandgenie.co.uk/broadband-news/plea-to-lure-low-income-folks-to-the-web-with-ebay



(just what eBay needs ................ more low rent buyers)
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Post by: bnwt on March 11, 2010, 02:01:01 PM
Is eBay green just a sheen?


http://www.mnn.com/technology/computers/stories/is-ebay-green-just-a-sheen
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Post by: bnwt on March 12, 2010, 09:03:32 AM

NHS medic who stole equipment from hospitals to sell on eBay facing jail term




 http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2010/03/11/nhs-medic-who-stole-equipment-from-hospitals-to-sell-on-ebay-facing-jail-term-86908-22102812/

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Post by: bnwt on March 12, 2010, 09:08:03 AM
What if merchandise prices on eBay continue to decline?


http://www.trefis.com/articles/13048/what-if-merchandise-prices-on-ebay-continue-to-decline/2010-03-11
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 12, 2010, 09:23:36 AM
eBay Canada item location tests in Best Match


http://tamebay.com/2010/03/ebay-canada-item-location-tests-in-best-match.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 13, 2010, 08:00:47 AM
Man hacked account, jailed


http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_501288.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 13, 2010, 08:02:50 AM
eBay fraudsters are locked up



http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/content/havering/recorder/news/story.aspx?brand=RECOnline&category=newsRomford&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsromford&itemid=WeED12%20Mar%202010%2012%3A03%3A38%3A850
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 13, 2010, 08:06:22 AM
Visualising the internet


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8562801.stm
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Post by: bnwt on March 14, 2010, 09:28:02 AM
New scam targets Craigslist, Ebay


http://www.wrdw.com/money/headlines/87523687.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 14, 2010, 09:32:22 AM
The Hit to eBay from Merchandise Price Declines


http://blogs.forbes.com/greatspeculations/2010/03/12/the-hit-to-ebay-from-merchandise-price-declines/
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Post by: bnwt on March 14, 2010, 09:36:01 AM
   eBay Sellers Face International Shipping Issues


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1268498207.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 14, 2010, 09:37:38 AM
eBay.eu eBay International Market goes live


http://tamebay.com/2010/03/ebay-eu-ebay-international-market-goes-live.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 15, 2010, 11:18:08 AM
Fake – Forgeries, Lies and eBay


http://tamebay.com/2010/03/book-report-fake-forgeries-lies-and-ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 15, 2010, 04:38:41 PM
eBay Sellers React to Unpaid Item Assistant for Deadbeats


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1268618694.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 16, 2010, 09:22:16 AM
PayPal to Introduce Cheaper Way to Process Small Transactions


http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-15/paypal-to-introduce-cheaper-way-to-process-small-transactions.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 16, 2010, 09:32:42 AM
Woman sells stolen property on eBay


http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20100315/NEWS01/100315019/Woman+sells+stolen+property+on+eBay+
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 17, 2010, 08:33:21 AM
PayPal Glitch Costing eBay Sellers Money


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i16/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 17, 2010, 08:39:17 AM
Class Action Lawsuit: eBay Violated Americans with Disabilities Act


http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?z=0&a=2373
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 18, 2010, 08:44:46 AM
Ebay Russian launch delayed


http://rt.com/Business/2010-03-17/ebay-russian-launch-delayed.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 18, 2010, 08:47:09 AM
PayPal Smartphone Transactions Could Become Important for eBay’s Stock


http://www.trefis.com/articles/13395/paypal-smartphone-transactions-could-become-important-for-ebays-stock/2010-03-17
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 18, 2010, 08:48:58 AM
Online Commerce Choked by Shipping Delays


http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/online-commerce-choked-by-shipping-delays/402016.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 18, 2010, 08:54:47 AM
PayPal Taps Chinese Shoppers


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704743404575127053619411796.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 18, 2010, 08:58:02 AM
eBay Sellers Are Turning to Amazon to Sell On


http://www.bignews.biz/?id=852134&keys=ebay-amazon-sell-how
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 18, 2010, 09:00:42 AM
Ebay site fraudster faces jail


http://www.expressandstar.com/2010/03/17/ebay-site-fraudster-faces-jail/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on March 18, 2010, 10:40:15 AM

ebay suspend gr8's seller account over AUD $ 9.20!
- thats right no "0"'s missing folks lol

having raped and pillaged gr8 (and everyone else) for the past year with pathetic site traffic and less and less unique visitors - all for outrageous fees, with a useless search engine - ebay today suspended the account of this world famous polygamist for the non-payment of the princely sum of $9.20.

Interesting isn't it that the whole ebay site can be down for 8 hours a few weeks back and not a whisper from ebay, no compensation, no email, no I am sorry (when most other sites were up) and yet if you owe them less than $10.00 they are on your case

its not as if anyone will notice its that dead in there, its oztion traffic with mayfair fees .... GO FLOCK yerselves FeeBay - you've been flocking us for years!

bunch of idiot greedy ratbags!

GR*8!

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Post by: tellomon on March 18, 2010, 10:47:52 AM
Go GET 'EM Gr8!!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on March 18, 2010, 10:55:07 AM

i HATE ebay and Paypal to boot tello, they are the most devious, deceptive and evil corporation ever! jmo
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on March 18, 2010, 11:21:35 AM

i HATE ebay and Paypal to boot tello, they are the most devious, deceptive and evil corporation ever! jmo

If ya stopped buying ladies lingerie and paid yer bills on time you wouldn't be on stop credit now wouldja....LOL { i crak myself up~ Bazzinga !}
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on March 18, 2010, 11:25:11 AM
LOL! trust u m8
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on March 18, 2010, 11:44:40 AM
it was that last frilly camisole if i am really honest .... how evil of ebay to send me a bill ... lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: **cupie** on March 18, 2010, 01:15:21 PM
Yes it's even more intersting when you consider that one of the biggest frauds on ebay in 2008 - EBS, were allowed to run up an ebay bill of over $200,000 and they still didn't shut them down until media and public outraged forced them to.....but they suspend other accounts for 9.20?.....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on March 18, 2010, 01:21:20 PM

exactly cupie, double standards, big bully boy tactics, ebay and paypal love playing god
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 18, 2010, 01:46:02 PM
Time Seems Right for Paypal to Fly


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/business/18views.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on March 18, 2010, 04:36:21 PM

i HATE ebay and Paypal to boot tello, they are the most devious, deceptive and evil corporation ever! jmo

I hate to break it to ya Bro, but that's all Old News.....

And I started the "Rant Routine" online.....
  :yess:
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 19, 2010, 10:38:32 AM
21 Day PayPal holds for all new sellers


http://tamebay.com/2010/03/21-day-paypal-holds-for-all-new-sellers.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 19, 2010, 10:44:58 AM
Do eBay's 'Glitches' Benefit Its Bottom Line?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1268927412.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 19, 2010, 10:51:01 AM
EBay spent $415,000 on lobbying in 4Q


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h32yGVstI2cOsZKKpoxwptlCKsMQD9EG4L6O1
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 19, 2010, 10:53:59 AM
Shop online until you drop


http://www.corrieretandem.com/viewstory.php?storyid=9963
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 20, 2010, 08:36:42 AM
PayPal not so friendly over return of fake goods


http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/mar/19/paypal-return-fake-goods
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 20, 2010, 08:38:15 AM
The rise of eBay and online auction sites


http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/business/2010/03/100318_ebay_business.shtml
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 20, 2010, 08:46:42 AM
EBay Slashes Pay For Top Executives


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100319-709425.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 20, 2010, 08:49:44 AM
Mesquite Man Arrested for Alleged eBay Scam


http://www.kcsg.com/news/local/88485822.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 21, 2010, 09:07:18 AM
EBay CEO Donahoe Was Paid $10.1 Million in 2009


http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=10151468
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 21, 2010, 09:11:13 AM
Online Ad Spending Increases In Fourth Quarter


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100319-712962.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 22, 2010, 09:03:19 AM
PayPal Micropayments Can Save eBay and Online Sellers Money


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m03/abu0259/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 22, 2010, 08:12:28 PM
eBay Tweaks Page Design, Fears Scammers


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/03/ebay-tweaks-page-design-fears-scammers/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 22, 2010, 08:16:08 PM
Connection fault leaves internet users frustrated



http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/news/Connection-fault-leaves-internet-users-frustrated/article-1929850-detail/article.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 23, 2010, 08:53:15 AM
eBay May Reward Top Buyers for Selling on eBay


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i22/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 23, 2010, 08:54:04 AM
eBay Experiences Problems with Checkout, Watch Lists


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i22/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on March 23, 2010, 08:55:51 AM
EBay, retail group working against organized crime


http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9EJR6PG0.htm
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Post by: bnwt on March 23, 2010, 08:59:07 AM
Nationwide Ebay empire of dodgy goods ran from Rowley Regis


http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/5076044.Nationwide_Ebay_empire_of_dodgy_goods_ran_from_Rowley_Regis/
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Post by: bnwt on March 23, 2010, 09:02:46 AM
eBay to Make Changes to Search as It Adds Store to Core


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1269264403.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 23, 2010, 05:04:55 PM
Imposter sells fake medals on eBay


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2903238/Imposter-sells-fake-medals-on-eBay.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 24, 2010, 09:14:56 AM
eBay top sellers optimistic about future


http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-business/ebay-top-sellers-optimistic-about-future-20100324-qubj.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 24, 2010, 09:19:50 AM
US thieves sentenced after boasting on TV show


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8582096.stm
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Post by: bnwt on March 24, 2010, 09:22:04 AM
Ebay launches online business manifesto


http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2260045/ebay-online-business-manifesto
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Post by: gr8-expectations on March 24, 2010, 12:51:23 PM
bnwt, a member here needs some help with a feedback issue, feedback left for someone i think you may hear from that person, thanks m8 and for all the great info ...
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Post by: bnwt on March 24, 2010, 01:30:32 PM
sure


that's fine

I will offer whatever help I can
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Post by: bnwt on March 25, 2010, 09:01:23 AM
New Online Business Index lifts the lid on Australian ecommerce


http://media.ebay.com.au/NewsArticle.aspx?pid=863
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on March 25, 2010, 09:16:20 AM
“New Online Business Index lifts the lid on Australian ecommerce”

“The survey was sent to eBay.com.au’s top 3,000 sellers by sales volume and was conducted by market researchers Stokes Mischewski between 7 December 2009 and 11 January 2010 using seller information provided by eBay.”

What more needs to be said about the representativeness of the results of this “survey” …
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on March 25, 2010, 09:48:33 AM
“Between PayPal, Credit, and Debit, Credit Cards Are the Safest Way to Pay Online”
http://lifehacker.com/5500194/between-paypal-credit-and-debit-credit-cards-are-the-safest-way-to-pay-online

Well, what more can be said (or not said) about PayPal?
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on March 25, 2010, 12:47:10 PM
“Reducing the Anxiety of Paying Online”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/technology/personaltech/18basics.html?pagewanted=1

The original NYT story referred to in the previous post, with more info …
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Post by: shyer on March 25, 2010, 01:25:28 PM
From link above.

Quote
But Ms. Litan warns that if your PayPal account is used fraudulently, it may be harder to get your money back than if you use a credit card.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on March 25, 2010, 06:28:56 PM
"... harder to get your money back [from PayPal] than if you use a credit card."

That, of course, is the understatement of the decade ...

And it’s not a question of the security or the convenience of the PayPal system (I agree that from the buyers’ perspective PayPal is very convenient), the real problems are PayPal’s totally inadequate and ‘clunky’ risk management processes (PayPal can never ‘know’ the entities to the transaction the way the banks can) and their totally unsatisfactory mediation process if something does goes wrong, as it can do, particularly with purchases made on their slowly sinking mother ship, eBay.
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on March 25, 2010, 06:46:25 PM
“eBay Joins with Retail Trade Group to Fight Crime”
http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i23/s01

Surely, this is a bit early for April Fools’ Day …

Any possibility they will report their own criminal activities?
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Post by: bnwt on March 26, 2010, 11:13:39 PM
Scam looks like eBay; D.M. man is out $4,600


http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100326/NEWS01/3260342/-1/NEWS04/Scam-looks-like-eBay-D.M.-man-is-out-4-600
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Post by: bnwt on March 26, 2010, 11:15:07 PM
eBay has fully launched in Russia



http://ecommerce-journal.com/node/27543
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Post by: bnwt on March 27, 2010, 10:58:43 PM
Man charged with theft, fraud over antique cars on eBay


http://www.newsherald.com/news/southport-82600-antique-theft.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 27, 2010, 11:02:19 PM
eBay Won't Change How Auctions Appear in Search


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1269633640.html
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on March 28, 2010, 07:02:10 AM
eBay Snoozes as Hijacker Lists 52,000 Auctions in 2 Hours

http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2010/3/1269568752.html (http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2010/3/1269568752.html)

An eBay account belonging to a seller of military certificates has been hijacked, and the perpetrator is using a cookie-cutter template to list tens of thousands of auctions for items, from bikes to kitchen ranges, to guitars to camera lenses and exercise equipment.
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Post by: bnwt on March 29, 2010, 08:56:02 AM
Three in Barnstable charged in eBay scam



http://www.thebostonchannel.com/mostpopular/22975478/detail.html


video  http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/22976699/index.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 29, 2010, 09:03:23 AM
Where Have all the eBay Drop-Off Stores Gone?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1269784171.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 29, 2010, 06:35:34 PM
eBay Allows Feedback Extortion


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1269819073.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 29, 2010, 06:37:01 PM
EBay Adds 'Flash' Fashion


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304434404575149671755588744.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifeStyleFashion
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Post by: bnwt on March 30, 2010, 09:02:13 AM
Fraudsters Use Phishing Attacks to Hijack eBay Accounts


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i29/s01
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Post by: *Brum6y* on March 30, 2010, 05:32:36 PM

Could it be because many sellers on eBay are not 'real businesses'?...and don't want to openly disclose that they are selling goods online?.....or is it just apathy...?


JMO, but I think you are looking at two aspects that really don't play any major part in the lack of seller 'involvement'.

Quote
and I have to figure that's because they are not declaring profits or income...and I think Ebay know this.....

Again, JMO, but I think that is way off the mark for most sellers.  The ACCC isn't going to care about tax - and the ATO can get pretty involved as it is, if they care to.  I don't think eBay care a fig, either way ... they don't need to.


Things that I HAVE seen in various discussions is -
 - that sellers are concerned that if they 'stir the pot' they will draw negative attention from eBay and PayPal, so prefer to keep a low profile.  Paranoid perhaps, but it's a risk they aren't prepared to take.
 - the sense that each seller is 'on their own' and cannot see how they can make any sort of difference as an individual
 - the time and potential cost of taking on eBay is waaaaaayy outside their capacity - they are just scrambling as it is to make ends meet
 - eBay's and PayPal's ability (or absolute lack thereof) to be held accountable as it is discourages any thoughts of victory

These are several of the reasons why I am presenting the PayPal Mission Impossible thread.  We have a seller who has the principles, drive and resources to take them on - and I'm presenting his story as a means of uniting sellers by showing them their problems aren't unique and demonstrating what can be done.

Apathy is not a word I would use - "Demoralised" is more the right thought .... and both eBay and PayPal are champions at creating that feeling.
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Post by: gr8-expectations on March 30, 2010, 05:42:52 PM
or "divide and rule" brumbs, NOTHING ebay do is an accident, including ebay glitches imo, yes they are stupid at times, but 99.9% of the time they have calculated and planned an outcome, the new page layouts will have left room prolly for more ads or more income and less space for sellers or more intrusion into their paid space, what i really do not understand is WHY noone has seriously taken them on amongst the big players the murdochs, the googles etc at their own game
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Post by: bnwt on March 31, 2010, 09:31:17 AM
Experiences Show PayPal Not Protecting Sellers


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1269978586.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 31, 2010, 09:37:13 AM
New regs force PayPal to stop Japanese personal payments


http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=21238
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Post by: bnwt on March 31, 2010, 09:41:36 AM
eBay Listings Count Jumps 55% Today as Stores Move to Core


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/3/1269961407.html
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Post by: bnwt on March 31, 2010, 07:32:39 PM
US tech coalition calls for new online privacy law


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8595775.stm
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Post by: bnwt on April 01, 2010, 10:06:03 AM
eBay tries a new tack


http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=34190
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Post by: bnwt on April 01, 2010, 10:07:33 AM
Why eBay Needs to Lock Away Its "Fashion Vault" For a While


http://industry.bnet.com/retail/10008464/why-ebays-fashion-vault-needs-to-stay-locked-up-for-a-while/
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Post by: bnwt on April 01, 2010, 04:02:06 PM
The New eBay: Store Moves to Core, More Complicated Fees


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m03/i31/s01
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Post by: bnwt on April 02, 2010, 09:18:46 AM
eBay Victorious in Tiffany Case


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebay-victorious-in-tiffany-case-2010-04-01?reflink=MW_news_stmp
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Post by: bnwt on April 02, 2010, 09:24:11 AM
eBay Says It's Up to Google to Display Listings in Search Results


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i01/s02
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Post by: bnwt on April 02, 2010, 12:56:12 PM
Medic is jailed for ?23K haul


http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/2917736/Medic-is-jailed-for-theft-of-23k-of-hospital-medical-supplies.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 02, 2010, 12:59:46 PM
Strong ecommerce sales create eBay expansion opportunity


The plans will also allow for more access to American buyers from foreign sellers, especially those in Australia.


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Post by: gr8-expectations on April 02, 2010, 01:01:46 PM


no link above bnwt, thanks for all the links though great work!
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Post by: bnwt on April 03, 2010, 09:06:02 AM
Strong ecommerce sales create eBay expansion opportunity


http://www.edlconsulting.com/newsdetail.php?id=731&headline=Strong_ecommerce_sales_create_eBay_expansion_opportunity
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Post by: bnwt on April 03, 2010, 09:08:58 AM
Tiffany & Co and eBay Continue to Battle Over Infringement


http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/media/tiffany--ebay-continue-battle-infringement/
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Post by: bnwt on April 03, 2010, 09:10:40 AM
eBay UK Imposes Limits on Free Listings


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i02/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 03, 2010, 08:29:31 PM
Tiffany & Co and eBay Continue to Battle Over Infringement
http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/media/tiffany--ebay-continue-battle-infringement/

“EBay argued to the court that it has spent as much as $20 million annually to rid the site of fraud, including buyer protection programs and employees whose sole job is to monitor infringement issues.”

And does that not identify the whole problem? eBay is spending (only) $20 million annually to rid the site of “fraud, including buyer protection programs and employees whose sole job is to monitor infringement issues”.

On his way to virtually bringing the eBay marketplace to its knees, one person, the eBafia Don himself, was effectively taking home $20 million annually …
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 03, 2010, 08:31:02 PM
Courts rule on Ebay and Microsoft cases
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/7bbeeaca-3ddd-11df-bdbb-00144feabdc0.html

“The ruling validates eBay’s leading efforts to fight counterfeiting and its commitment to providing consumers with choice and value in a safe and trusted marketplace,” said Michael Jacobson, eBay general counsel. “We continue to support cooperation, rather than litigation, as the best way to address these issues in everyone’s best interests …”

In everyone’s best interests? Now pull the other one …
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Post by: bnwt on April 04, 2010, 09:05:18 AM
Ebay US Flooded By Apple iPad Devices


http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/article/2010/4/3/ebay-us-flooded-apple-ipad-devices/
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Post by: bnwt on April 04, 2010, 09:11:27 AM
eBay Response on Shipping DSRs Is Disingenuous


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1270311225.html
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Post by: tellomon on April 04, 2010, 09:54:16 PM
LOL, I can't resist posting this:

Californians Against Meg Whitman

California is a state, not a corporation and it doesn't need to be run like one!
Meg Whitman wants to cut 40,000 state jobs and that is the LAST thing we need when unemployment is at over 10%!
This page isn't Republican or Democrat. It is anti-Meg Whitman. We don't need CEOs representing the best interests of the people because they WON'T!


http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380931359#!/pages/Californians-Against-Meg-Whitman/377072969270?ref=mf (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380931359#!/pages/Californians-Against-Meg-Whitman/377072969270?ref=mf)
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Post by: bnwt on April 05, 2010, 01:34:31 PM
First Item Sold Online: From Wedding Presents to Garage Sale Finds


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m04/abu0260/s05
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Post by: bnwt on April 06, 2010, 09:27:18 AM
Ecommerce giant eBay cleared on counterfeit charges


http://www.edlconsulting.com/newsdetail.php?id=738&headline=Ecommerce_giant_eBay_cleared_on_counterfeit_charges
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Post by: bnwt on April 06, 2010, 09:28:51 AM
Ebay Launches New Fashion Section


http://www.styleite.com/retail/ebay-fashion-section/
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Post by: bnwt on April 06, 2010, 09:35:57 AM
eBay India introduces the “eBay Guarantee”



http://tamebay.com/2010/04/ebay-india-introduces-the-ebay-guarantee.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 06, 2010, 03:09:03 PM
Will eBay's Fashion Move Hurt RueLala and Gilt?


http://www.the33tv.com/news/kdaf-ebay-fashion-vault-site-new-story,0,3607251.story
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Post by: bnwt on April 06, 2010, 03:11:49 PM
Fake eBay Email Used for Cyber Crime


http://www.thenewnewinternet.com/2010/04/05/fake-ebay-email-used-for-cyber-crime/
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Post by: bnwt on April 06, 2010, 03:12:53 PM
Will Russia warm to eBay?


http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/05/pm-ebay-east/
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Post by: bnwt on April 06, 2010, 03:15:34 PM
eBay Removal of 30-Day DSRs Hinders Seller Performance


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1270484377.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on April 06, 2010, 08:20:32 PM
eBay Fraud Investigator: A Day in the Life of David Napper

http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-fraud-investigator-day-life-david-napper (http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-fraud-investigator-day-life-david-napper)
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 07, 2010, 12:48:55 AM
@ Liia-Sx,

Is this posting supposed to be informative? Or is it “tongue in cheek”? "ebaymainstreet.com" is an eBay web site and David Napper is an eBay stooge, his job is actually to do the very opposite of what this article says: his job is to obscure matters; to convince authorities that eBay is doing something about fraud when in fact eBay is doing nothing about fraud that does not affect them directly. This article is simply the result of another excretion from the eBay Dept of Spin and is simply one more good example of eBay’s habitual disingenuousness.
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Post by: gr8-expectations on April 07, 2010, 01:36:02 AM
tongue in cheek for sure philip, for sure, asif and look at all the classic aussie gear, like hes working from the back of burke to gundegai ... only thing missing is the drovers dog and the billabong hat with the corks lol

pull the other one feebay, like they ever do anything about fraud or fakes?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on April 07, 2010, 01:36:38 AM

who goes to the office in cbd sydney in thet gear? lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on April 07, 2010, 03:29:39 AM
@ Liia-Sx,

Is this posting supposed to be informative? Or is it “tongue in cheek”? "ebaymainstreet.com" is an eBay web site and David Napper is an eBay stooge, his job is actually to do the very opposite of what this article says: his job is to obscure matters; to convince authorities that eBay is doing something about fraud when in fact eBay is doing nothing about fraud that does not affect them directly. This article is simply the result of another excretion from the eBay Dept of Spin and is simply one more good example of eBay’s habitual disingenuousness.


Absolutely tongue in cheek Phillip, lol I read the day in a life of.... and..well.. I was extraordinarily underwhelmed, but not in the least supprised, of particular interest was the fact that given the sheer volume of fraud that is committed on eBay on a daily basis and assuming this guy would be one busy man, he still had time to straighten someones desk.. nice little human spin there..


who goes to the office in cbd sydney in thet gear? lol

Gr8, no doubt he uses such colloquialisms such as , Cobber, Mate and says G'day frequently.. all very sincerely with an American accent.
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Post by: bnwt on April 07, 2010, 09:56:55 AM
Compromised eBay Account Used in Phishing Scam


http://www.pc1news.com/news/1261/compromised-ebay-account-used-in-phishing-scam.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 07, 2010, 10:12:25 AM
No disrespect meant, Lisa, but I am surprised that anyone would bother reading such rubbish in the first place; me, I’m too old to waste my time on such patently obvious eBay spin that insults all our intelligences. I have often thought that it would therefore be useful if posters added a one par summary of the linked article (as I usually do); that way we could be forewarned of whether or not it may be a useful read …
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 07, 2010, 11:11:10 AM
Errors in Tiffany v. eBay, Contributory Liability Is Not the Same as Vicarious Liability
http://madisonian.net/2010/04/06/errors-in-tiffany-v-ebay-contributory-liability-is-not-the-same-as-vicarious-liability/

“… Contributory liability, on the other hand, requires both knowledge (or intentional inducement) and enablement of infringement by the defendant. Inwood held that contributory liability exists when the defendant supplies a product to a distributor and intentionally induces that distributor to use that product to infringe, or has actual or constructive knowledge that the product is being used to infringe a trademark. Similarly, both the Ninth and the Seventh Circuit have held, in non-Internet contexts, that contributory liability for trademark infringement exists when the defendant “supplies the necessary marketplace” for infringing goods, with actual or constructive knowledge that they are fake. Moving the location of the marketplace from a swap meet at the Sports Arena to eBay’s on-line venue increases the volume of, but should not change the legal definition of, contributory infringement.”

Could one replace the references to “trademark” with “wire fraud” and have it still make logical sense.
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Post by: bnwt on April 07, 2010, 11:37:44 PM
PayPal's locked up my eBay profits!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1264062/MONEY-DOCTOR-PayPals-locked-eBay-profits.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 07, 2010, 11:40:03 PM
eBay UK rolls out automatic unpaid item disputes


http://tamebay.com/2010/04/ebay-uk-rolls-out-automatic-unpaid-item-disputes.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 07, 2010, 11:41:29 PM
Police cuff 70 eBay fraud suspects


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/07/romania_cybercrime_bust/
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on April 08, 2010, 02:17:31 AM
eBay UK rolls out automatic unpaid item disputes


http://tamebay.com/2010/04/ebay-uk-rolls-out-automatic-unpaid-item-disputes.html

"eBay UK has announced that the Unpaid Item Assistant is now available for UK sellers. This allows sellers to specify a period of time (between 4 and 32 days) after which, if the buyer hasn’t paid, an unpaid item dispute will be automatically opened for them by eBay. If the buyer doesn’t pay within 4 days of the dispute opening, it will be automatically closed, the buyer given an unpaid item strike and the seller refunded their FVFs.

Buyers will not be able to leave feedback while a dispute is open: if they pay, the dispute will close and they’ll be able to leave feedback as normal. If the case closes with the item still unpaid, any feedback they left prior to the case being opened will be removed.

There are a few conditions. Sellers can only use the Unpaid Item Assistant on items that *only* accept PayPal as a payment method. Items that offer collection, or paper payments (cheques and POs) are not eligible. "


What about bank deposit for example? How can PayPal be mandatory, is that not steering yet again? What differentiates between non paying bidders irrespective of the payment method in the listing.
The only good i see in this is that they [The non paying bidder] will not be permitted to leave feedback if they don't pay.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on April 08, 2010, 06:21:09 AM
My understanding that using the automated UPI process gives you automatic protection from feedback.  The manual UPI will still be available, but any feedback left will stay.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: golden on April 08, 2010, 09:03:42 AM
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/ebay-to-pay-duped-gold-buyer-damages/story-e6frf7ko-1225851169039 (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/ebay-to-pay-duped-gold-buyer-damages/story-e6frf7ko-1225851169039)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 08, 2010, 10:11:47 AM
eBay Fraud Charge


http://www.nj.com/messenger-gazette/index.ssf/2010/04/ebay_fraud_charge_and_other_somerville_police_news.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 08, 2010, 10:15:36 AM
eBay Offers Intelligent Customer Support


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/essentials/ebay/article.php/3875256
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Post by: bnwt on April 08, 2010, 10:16:34 AM
Tiffany considers a Supreme Court appeal in eBay counterfeiting case


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=34321
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 08, 2010, 10:26:06 AM
@ Liisa-Sx,

“… on items that *only* accept PayPal.”

How could eBay ever be sure (in any simple computerized sense) that payment has or has not been made except by their linked PayPal process? They certainly can’t prove the negative in any other way.

My God, I’m agreeing with eBay; I must be losing my mind …

Having said that, eBay, becoming ever more desperate of late, won’t ever pass up an opportunity to attempt to monopolize …

But, let’s face it, PayPal is very convenient for buyers; if you are a scrupulous seller you should (hopefully) not have a problem with PayPal, and if you can’t afford to pay the payments processor’s “cut” you probably should not be trying to sell online.

My God, I’m agreeing with eBay, again; I am losing my mind …

Only another 12 days to go to the announcement of the first quarter results. The Don’s latest tap dace routine will be interesting to watch: I wonder who he will blame this time for the disastrous results of his own stupid policies.


“eBay Offers Intelligent Customer Support”

Without bothering to read this article, one can only say that this heading would have to be a classic oxymoron and would have to be straight from the eBay Dept of Spin.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: shyer on April 08, 2010, 11:22:17 AM
My God, I’m agreeing with eBay; I must be losing my mind …

But, let’s face it, PayPal is very convenient for buyers; if you are a scrupulous seller you should (hopefully) not have a problem with PayPal, and if you can’t afford to pay the payments processor’s “cut” you probably should not be trying to sell online.

My God, I’m agreeing with eBay, again; I am losing my mind …

Phillip the "cost " of PAY$puss is more than 3% P$P takes it takes about 3% in currency conversion as well. P$P often holds funds for months as "insurance" money also once released can take weeks to clear in a bank account.

The worst thing about P$P is buyers can rort the system. The seller never knows if item credit card funded if goods posted to credit card name or address. So for instance watching the credit card and recording the numbers of the person behind or in front of you at the supermarket / anywhere gives  a crook a P$P account sellers lose payment from.

The real cost of P$P is about 15% and in many sectors the profit margin before ebay takes a cut is only 10% .

Notice how all big internet selling firms do not use ebay! The fees are too high plain and simple, and paypal with ebay is a monster. P$P on its own can be made compeditive.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on April 08, 2010, 11:35:31 AM
eBay UK rolls out automatic unpaid item disputes


http://tamebay.com/2010/04/ebay-uk-rolls-out-automatic-unpaid-item-disputes.html

"eBay UK has announced that the Unpaid Item Assistant is now available for UK sellers. This allows sellers to specify a period of time (between 4 and 32 days) after which, if the buyer hasn’t paid, an unpaid item dispute will be automatically opened for them by eBay. If the buyer doesn’t pay within 4 days of the dispute opening, it will be automatically closed, the buyer given an unpaid item strike and the seller refunded their FVFs.

Buyers will not be able to leave feedback while a dispute is open: if they pay, the dispute will close and they’ll be able to leave feedback as normal. If the case closes with the item still unpaid, any feedback they left prior to the case being opened will be removed.

There are a few conditions. Sellers can only use the Unpaid Item Assistant on items that *only* accept PayPal as a payment method. Items that offer collection, or paper payments (cheques and POs) are not eligible. "


What about bank deposit for example? How can PayPal be mandatory, is that not steering yet again? What differentiates between non paying bidders irrespective of the payment method in the listing.
The only good i see in this is that they [The non paying bidder] will not be permitted to leave feedback if they don't pay.

exactly liisa its steering again and if it happens here should be something the ACCC should protect us against, since it regards feedback it should apply to all transaction regardless of the payment method, its all part of the giant "funnel" leading down to one narrow outcome, MORE people use paypal to bebfit ebay and Paypal because it becomes the only way to get (what appears to be) a fairer deal, when in fact fairness and equality is not something to be bargained with
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: lady rose on April 08, 2010, 11:47:44 AM

Interesting

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/ebay-to-pay-duped-gold-buyer-damages/story-e6frf7ko-1225851169039
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 08, 2010, 11:54:29 AM
@ shyer,

Agreed. I am no PayPal supporter. But the credit card coys will peel between 0.9% and 2.9% off merchants too (+ FX fee, if applicable) depending on volume, risk, etc.

All I am saying is that there is a cost involved in payments processing and merchants usually bear that cost. If you cannot afford to absorb those costs then you are in the wrong business.

PayPal is convenient for buyers—that is a simple fact; and until “the banks” introduce a like system to complement their card system (we can only hope), PayPal is not going to go away. Get used to it.

If you are old enough you may recall the initial resistance by very many merchants to the original credit card in Australia, “Bankcard”, when it was introduced some 20+ odd years ago …
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: shyer on April 08, 2010, 12:37:50 PM
@ shyer,
Agreed. I am no PayPal supporter. But the credit card coys will peel between 0.9% and 2.9% off merchants too (+ FX fee, if applicable) depending on volume, risk, etc. ..... Get used to it.

Phillip, Most retailers are not earning lawyer fees, a 2% fee for banking sevices OK 15% is not on . Let alone P$P is not a bank nor has it signed the EFT fund transfer code. P$P is a swiss money broker with no ethics or laws to guide it. Look at diners club it had the credit card market sew up, too gready now a 2 cent player.

I think it is buyers who are going to have to get used to payimg for P$P. I use P$P to buy with but know P$P has to change or die. It is already on the nose.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 08, 2010, 06:12:18 PM
Super Bowl tickets create PayPal problem


http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/problemsolver/ct-biz-0408-problem-fedinec-20100408,0,3097330.column
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 08, 2010, 06:13:25 PM
eBay Found Negligent after Failing to Heed User Warnings


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i08/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 08, 2010, 06:44:43 PM
Shyer, I agree with everything you say. But, both PayPal and eBay are going to charge as much as the market will bear: that is how the “for profit” world of commerce works.

In eBay’s case, considering that the seller does all the work (unlike a traditional auctioneer who actually does the work of listing, albeit for an even higher commission fee), eBay’s fee is undoubtedly becoming excessive; but that is their prerogative, and they are now desperate to make up for the revenue that has been lost due to the reducing number of sellers and sales and this revenue has to be extracted from the remaining lesser number of sellers, and that is undoubtedly why the eBay marketplace is continuing its slide into the abyss.

But the fact is, nothing buyers or sellers can say is going to change the direction that this fool Donahoe has chosen to take, and as many others are now saying, come to terms with that fact and plan accordingly.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 09, 2010, 10:20:37 AM
Germantown eBay user pleads guilty to wire fraud


http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/daytoncourts/entries/2010/04/08/germantown_ebay_user_pleads_gu.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 09, 2010, 10:22:54 AM
eBay Search Button Breaks for Some Users


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i08/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 09, 2010, 10:24:37 AM
Online Retailers Voice Concerns About Proposed EU Law


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100407-704229.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 10, 2010, 12:03:40 AM
US appeals court: Hosting auctions of fakes doesn't infringe


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/09/ebay_trade_mark_ruling/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 10, 2010, 12:08:39 AM
Court Says eBay Not to Blame for Tiffany Counterfeits



fantastic video presentation

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/court-ebay-fake-tiffany-jewelry/story?id=10310025
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on April 10, 2010, 12:11:36 AM
Court Says eBay Not to Blame for Tiffany Counterfeits



fantastic video presentation

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/court-ebay-fake-tiffany-jewelry/story?id=10310025

The judge must secretly be a power seller to let em off.....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on April 10, 2010, 12:15:01 AM
all 12 members of the jury were eBay employees .... just ask Phil ....we are everywhere us stooges  !!!


just like V's but we are E's
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 10, 2010, 10:01:38 AM
Paypal Application for iPhone gets 1Million downloads in 3 weeks


http://www.unlock-iphone.org/blog/2010/04/paypal-application-for-iphone-gets-1mil-downloads-in-3-weeks/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 10, 2010, 10:06:28 AM
Hidden Messaging System on eBay



http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1270773526.html

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 10, 2010, 10:09:43 AM
Tomb Raider, Dinosaur Thief Sentenced


http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/09/tomb-raider-dinosaur-thief-sentenced/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 10, 2010, 10:16:20 AM

eBay iPad App


http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/25801/ebay-ipad-app/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 11, 2010, 07:48:16 AM
"5 DAYS STRAIGHT, NOT 1 SALE. SELLING FOR 10 YRS. WHAT THE IS GOING ON HERE?"
http://forums.ebay.com/thread.jspa?forumID=143&threadID=520194234

Has anyone yet noticed that US sellers are squeeling like stuck pigs on the eBay US seller central board about no, or intermittent, sales ...

I guess it will be a case of server overload now (with all those “extra” listings) requiring “rolling blackouts”; you know, when the utility can’t supply electricity to everyone and some consumers have to miss out for a period (but at least you don’t pay for what you don’t get); only with an electricity blackout you know what is going on because there you are sitting in the dark; with eBay you will never be told that you are not getting the service that they contracted with you to supply because they are a totally unscrupulous, gutless, white-collar criminal organization (aka “the eBafia”) and they have every intention of, in effect, defrauding you of those fees that you will nevertheless be charged for something that you never got (after all eBay is becoming desperate for revenue of late). Gee, they sound just like one of those unscrupulous sellers that they claim to be always trying to detect and banish from their marketplace. Now pull the other leg eBay …
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 11, 2010, 10:50:04 AM
Fla. woman accused of online iPhone, ID theft scam


http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/10/1572975/fla-woman-accused-of-online-iphone.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 12, 2010, 10:13:37 AM
Fla. man sued for $15k over negative eBay remark


http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/11/1574322/fla-man-sued-for-15k-over-negative.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 12, 2010, 10:16:04 AM
Ringo Starr blames eBay for autograph ban


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8614359.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 12, 2010, 10:17:30 AM
Strong Australian dollar boosts travel and online shopping


http://www.news.com.au/money/money-matters/strong-australian-dollar-boosts-travel-and-online-shopping/story-e6frfmd9-1225852524070
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 13, 2010, 10:35:38 AM
Leaving Feedback on eBay? Get a Lawyer!


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271086641.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 13, 2010, 10:38:07 AM
eBay UK Fashion Outlet launched


http://tamebay.com/2010/04/ebay-uk-fashion-outlet-launched.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 13, 2010, 10:43:41 AM
eBay Store Inventory Not Always Showing in Core


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271043911.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on April 13, 2010, 06:27:29 PM
PayPal Removal of minimum withdrawal limit and associated withdrawal fee.

Effective Date: May 25, 2010


Currently there is a minimum withdraw amount of $15.00 AUD and there is a fee of $1.00 AUD to withdraw between $15.00 AUD to $149.99 AUD to an Australian bank account.

Effective 25 May 2010, PayPal will be removing the existing minimum withdrawal requirement and associated fee. This will be reflected in the following policies:

Fees Policy, Payments Policy, Product Disclosure Statement, User Agreement


https://cms.paypal.com/au/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&fli=true&content_ID=ua/upcoming_policies_full&locale.x=en_AU (https://cms.paypal.com/au/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&fli=true&content_ID=ua/upcoming_policies_full&locale.x=en_AU)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on April 14, 2010, 12:39:27 PM
That's one of the BEST pieces of news I've encountered about PayPal.

The minimum withdrawal amount was something I found ludicrous. It's good to see a change in that policy.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 14, 2010, 11:57:34 PM
Businessman's phoney boots sale on eBay ends in prison


http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/southwalesnews/Businessman-s-phoney-boots-sale-eBay-ends-prison/article-2014038-detail/article.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 14, 2010, 11:59:05 PM
“More Like This” – eBay Image Search just got clever


http://tamebay.com/2010/04/more-like-this-ebay-image-search-just-got-clever.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 15, 2010, 10:49:50 AM
eBay hobby can be taxing


http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/fp/money/eBay+hobby+taxing/2785604/story.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 15, 2010, 11:02:24 AM
eBay Buyers Not Allowed to Fix Feedback Mistakes


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271213737.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 15, 2010, 04:08:16 PM
Donahoe's 2-Year eBay Legacy: More Listings, Less Traffic


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271300812.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 16, 2010, 10:58:27 AM
PayPal boosts security



http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32248:paypal-boosts-security&catid=234:security
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 16, 2010, 11:03:08 AM
eBay Traffic at 6-Year Low for March Data


eBay CEO John Donahoe initiated a 3-year plan to turnaround the marketplaces business after taking the helm in 2008. But unless sales defy traffic trends, he may have a tough time convincing shareholders that the plan is working when he faces them at the company's annual meeting at the end of the month.

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i15/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on April 16, 2010, 11:32:06 AM
eBay Traffic at 6-Year Low for March Data


eBay CEO John Donahoe initiated a 3-year plan to turnaround the marketplaces business after taking the helm in 2008. But unless sales defy traffic trends, he may have a tough time convincing shareholders that the plan is working when he faces them at the company's annual meeting at the end of the month.

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i15/s01



eBay's traffic for the month of March was at a 6-year low compared to previous March numbers. Data provided by Nielsen show that eBay received 49.6 million unique visitors in March 2010, down over 18% from 61 million in March 2007, the peak year for March data.
It will be difficult for the CEO to blame the economy. Forrester Research pegged online retail sales as growing 11% in 2009. (It's forecasting similar growth rates for 2010.) And while Nielsen 2-year numbers reveal that eBay's traffic decreased 13% in March 2010 compared to March 2008, Amazon.com's traffic increased 17% for the same period.

DUMP Yer shares !.. she's going down.. sellers and children to the life boats ! .. NOT SO FAST Donahoe !...stay in ya wheel house ! you holed her now you go down with it !..
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on April 16, 2010, 11:37:27 AM
Meanwhile, Amazon has been hell-bent on expanding the breadth of its products. Its strategy is an Amazon-eBay hybrid model. Get third-party sellers to front the inventory it can't get itself, letting the 3Ps take on all the risk (just like the eBay model), while twisting merchants' arms to use its FBA fulfillment service so it feels to customers as though they are getting the products from Amazon (including eligibility for the free-shipping deals Amazon.com offers).

Amazon's strategy appears to be working. Traffic to Amazon.com for the month of March was over 17% higher than in March 2008.

We'll learn next week how sales of both marketplaces were impacted by traffic trends when they release first-quarter earnings, and Donahoe will face investors the week after - eBay holds its annual shareholder's meeting on April 29.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on April 16, 2010, 12:55:44 PM
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/DonaAnim2.gif)

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/eBay%20nasty%20pix-gifs/ebayburninganimation.gif)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 16, 2010, 02:45:38 PM
The fun will be had even earlier on the 21st after the first quarter results have been announced.

Surely, it’s about time the turkey farmer took his axe to this gaggle; hang on, these turkeys are already headless—and, of course, is not that the problem …

And an evenings entertainment on the folly of it all at http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=6502877


Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on April 16, 2010, 02:51:25 PM
Hehe. I just posted that link to facebook...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 16, 2010, 04:14:15 PM
Double PayPal Payments and eBay Feedback Glitch


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271386560.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 16, 2010, 04:16:20 PM
Account suspended: getting the cold shoulder from eBay


http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/172346,account-suspended-getting-the-cold-shoulder-from-ebay.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 16, 2010, 04:20:03 PM
eBay fraudster laughs off her court charge


http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/eBay-fraudster-laughs-off-her.6228663.jp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on April 16, 2010, 05:30:46 PM
Re "account suspended", of particular interest is eBay's unashamed admission that low-volume sellers are being overlooked, given nothing but automated "support".

Quote
The company has expanded both its buyer and seller phone support, but this is available for high volume users. The rep explained that "volume solutions" are needed for dispute resolution and that unfortunately some users with disputes will be overlooked with such a large user base.

Investigator appreciates that the online auction site has a significant number of users and the volume of correspondence relating to complaints must be vast. But hiding behind automated responses and conducting investigations without input from users is hardly fair.

The issue is even more relevant when it comes to people who run an eBay business, as this may be their sole source of income and the business could be left in jeopardy if they don't have the appropriate channels for dispute resolution.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 17, 2010, 09:41:02 AM
eBay has a new attitude


http://www.examiner.com/x-38934-Columbus-Business-Examiner~y2010m4d16-eBay-has-a-new-attitude
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 18, 2010, 09:57:50 AM
PayPal Holds Seller Funds from Fulfilled Orders


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271530824.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 18, 2010, 09:58:46 AM
Wall Street Longs for Good Old Days of eBay Growth


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271523606.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 18, 2010, 02:05:24 PM
“Closing Update: Fraud Charges Against Goldman Sachs Send Stocks Reeling”
http://www.onn.tv/news-feed/midnight-trader/closing-update-fraud-charges-against-goldman-sachs-send-stocks-reeling/

“… SEC charges of fraud against Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs (GS) sent sellers flooding into the market, pushing each of the major indices down between 1% and 1.6%.”

Gee, didn’t, Whitman and Donahoe have dealings with these people? Allegations of fraud? Could anyone believe such a thing could happen in such an organization?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on April 18, 2010, 02:41:29 PM
exactly philip, whats surprising is that these are the only ones being charged so far after the gfc, these are civil charges but quite often criminal ones follow these in situations like this

reminds me of Turnbull and what he knew about HIH and FAI that could have saved investors money had he disclosed early enough when consulting to Macquarie?  - JMO, much smaller scale though, this current one is a $billion claim if proven
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on April 18, 2010, 08:45:00 PM
eBay Failure
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 19, 2010, 12:16:56 PM
eBay's March 2010 traffic numbers are down


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m04/abu0261/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on April 19, 2010, 12:20:01 PM


Mmmm ? I have my coffee.. I have my morning paper .. somethings missing ?.. Oh yeh bnwt's latest reports ! .. 
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on April 19, 2010, 12:20:42 PM


Spoke to soon !... { Removes foot from mouth } .. LOLOLOL
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on April 19, 2010, 12:28:52 PM
thats what you get when you go for your 10.30 smoko at 10.20 you slacko alien !!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 19, 2010, 12:29:06 PM
eBay Launching New Uploader Tool for Photo-Hosting


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y10/m04/i16/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 20, 2010, 09:44:41 AM
PayPal hirings to ease customer service anger


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/paypal-hirings-to-ease-customer-service-anger/story-e6frgakx-1225855705354
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 20, 2010, 09:48:18 AM
eBay shill bid scammer convicted


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/19/ebay_scam/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 20, 2010, 09:51:45 AM
AuctionBytes Survey Measures Effects of New eBay Initiative


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i19/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 20, 2010, 09:56:29 AM
eBay Demotes PowerSeller Despite Reassurances


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271692432.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 20, 2010, 12:04:05 PM
Growth Expected in eBay's 1Q


http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=10412817
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 20, 2010, 07:19:01 PM
Drop Ship News
“Survey Says: eBay Traffic Continues to Decrease”
http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32224/Survey-Says-eBay-Traffic-Continues-to-Decrease

A more accurate appraisal of the effect the sociopath, John (Peter Principle) Donahoe is having on the eBay marketplace.
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Post by: bnwt on April 20, 2010, 11:49:25 PM
EBay Looks Solid, Continues Turnaround


http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/19/paypal-online-auctions-technology-cio-network-ebay.html?boxes=Homepagechannels
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Post by: bnwt on April 20, 2010, 11:53:02 PM
eBay Sellers Faces £50K Fine For Phoney Bids


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2939338/Ebay-seller-faces-50k-fine-for-phoney-bids.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 20, 2010, 11:55:57 PM
eBay’s Q1 Results To Benefit From Accelerating Ecommerce Growth, Improving Consumers Confidence


http://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/229599/ebay’s-q1-results-to-benefit-from-accelerating-ecommerce-growth
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Post by: bnwt on April 21, 2010, 10:24:22 AM
Paypal updates Buyer Protection terms


http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/news/2261659/paypal-updates-buyer-protection
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Post by: bnwt on April 21, 2010, 10:28:34 AM
Luxury Goods May Pick and Choose Venues for Sales


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/21/technology/21goods.html?src=busln
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Post by: bnwt on April 21, 2010, 10:29:52 AM
eBay Seller Struggles with Turbo Lister


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271782597.html
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Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 21, 2010, 01:22:26 PM
“eBay wins online auction patent, and a major new revenue stream”
http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2010/04/20/ebay-wins-patent-online-auction-process/

Here is an abstract of the process:

What a thoroughly depressing occurrence; however, does it mean that eBay will actually verify all users? I doubt it, as then they would actually be doing something proactive about the 10, 20, 30, … shill bidding IDs that all the unscrupulous professional shill bidding sellers have. Can you imagine that? I can’t.

How on earth can you be granted a patent for the perfectly logical processes that are required to run an auction on the internet? Where is the creativity in this “concept”. Crazy! And then, such a patent being owned by eBay, Ugh!
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Post by: bnwt on April 22, 2010, 09:38:06 AM
7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls


http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/15/online-shoppers-unknowingly-sold-souls/
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Post by: bnwt on April 22, 2010, 09:40:02 AM
EBay earnings rise as core businesses improve


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebay-earnings-rise-as-marketplace-grows-2010-04-21?reflink=MW_news_stmp
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Post by: bnwt on April 22, 2010, 09:44:33 AM
Visa seeks online growth with CyberSource


Visa and rival MasterCard Inc are fighting for market share in online payments as more consumers shop on the Internet, often using competitors such as eBay Inc's PayPal unit.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100421/wr_nm/us_visa_cybersource
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Post by: bnwt on April 22, 2010, 09:48:38 AM
EBay's Good Quarter; Not Such Good Guidance


Seems Donahoe and team might have some explaining to do.



http://www.cnbc.com/id/36694945
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Post by: bnwt on April 22, 2010, 09:51:47 AM
New PayPal Program Rewards Top Customers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i21/s01
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Post by: bnwt on April 22, 2010, 09:54:43 AM
EBay Profit Up but Shares Hit by Soft Forecast


http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/04/21/business/AP-US-Earns-eBay.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 22, 2010, 09:58:11 AM
Is eBay Turning Blind Eye to Feedback Extortion?


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1271859297.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 22, 2010, 10:05:10 AM
Fraudster’s appeal is rejected


http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/news/Fraudster-8217-s-appeal-rejected/article-2050295-detail/article.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 23, 2010, 10:39:25 AM
Ebay Chief Touts PayPal Innovation As Processor Logs Strong Results


http://www.digitaltransactions.net/newsstory.cfm?newsid=2508
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Post by: bnwt on April 23, 2010, 10:48:41 AM
EBay shares fall as outlook spooks investors


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebay-off-as-outlook-spooks-investors-2010-04-22?dist=countdown
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Post by: bnwt on April 23, 2010, 10:52:03 AM
IRS Officer Slapped For Not Reporting eBay Sales


http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/22/irs-tax-audit-ebay-seller-personal-finance-irs-worker-loses.html?boxes=financechannelforbes
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Post by: bnwt on April 23, 2010, 10:54:24 AM
Amazon Outlook Disappoints


http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=10450782
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Post by: bnwt on April 23, 2010, 11:01:51 AM
Fake eBay website costs Augusta woman thousands


http://www.wrdw.com/onyourside/headlines/91765449.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 23, 2010, 11:02:58 AM
Online shopping website eBay reports 9% boost in sales


http://news.myhermes.co.uk/online-shopping-website-ebay-reports-9-boost-in-sales-19736955.news
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 23, 2010, 11:05:03 AM
Luxury industry backs ruling on online sales


http://www.retail-jeweller.com/page.cfm/action=Archive/ArchiveID=1/EntryID=755
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:36:06 AM
eBay CEO Says Stores-in-Core Will Take 2-3 Quarters to Play Out


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y10/m04/i22/s02
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Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:37:33 AM
EBay offers replacement guarantee on all deals done


http://www.deccanherald.com/content/65509/ebay-offers-replacement-guarantee-all.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:40:04 AM
Rugby league star pleads guilty to eBay ink scam


http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2010/04/23/fake_ink_scam/
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Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:41:02 AM
eBay launches discount fashion outlet


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/hilaryalexander/7623703/eBay-launches-discount-fashion-outlet.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:45:46 AM
Kissimmee police looking for fraud suspect


http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/osceola_news/042310-fraud-suspect
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Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:50:58 AM
eBay Removes Interstitial When Buyer Leaves Negative Feedback


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1272050687.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:51:51 AM
Amazon outlook disappoints, shares fall


http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/fp/Amazon+outlook+disappoints+shares+fall/2939450/story.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:55:55 AM
Amazon.com Sales up 39% in U.S. in 1st Quarter YoY


eBay Growth of Marketplaces Biz Pales Next to Amazon
It was just over a year ago that eBay CEO John Donahoe met with Wall Street analysts in San Jose during Analyst Day and told them his plan for a marketplaces turnaround. This slide from the presentation shows eBay projections for the timing of the turnaround, with growth expected to catch up with the market in 2010.


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i23/s01
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Post by: bnwt on April 24, 2010, 10:59:24 AM
Packing Box Concept is Long Overdue


I hate selling stuff on eBay mostly because the stuff I sell always seems to lure the dregs of the eBay society.


http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/ups-packing-box-concept-is-long-overdue-2010-04-23/
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Post by: bnwt on April 25, 2010, 10:20:09 AM
PayPal has blocked my cash and my ebay account


PayPal is one of those companies that millions of people use every day without a hitch – but when there is a problem it can soon escalate. The web is awash with tales similar to yours.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/apr/24/paypal-blocked-cash-ebay-account
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Post by: bnwt on April 25, 2010, 10:24:48 AM
Problem with eBay Saved Searches and Newsletter


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1272079436.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 25, 2010, 10:27:53 AM
Woman free on identity-theft charges arrested in alleged scam


http://www.htrnews.com/article/20100424/MAN0101/4240449/1984/MANlife
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Post by: gr8-expectations on April 25, 2010, 03:16:58 PM
big THANK YOU to BNWT for all the informative links  ;D
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Post by: bnwt on April 26, 2010, 06:05:03 PM
New PayPal app to chase down debts


http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Technology/2010/04/26/New_eBay_app_to_chase_down_debts_455223.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 27, 2010, 10:40:12 AM
eBay Canada Celebrates 10 Years, PayPal Australia, 5 Years


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i26/s05
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Post by: bnwt on April 27, 2010, 10:41:14 AM
Alibaba.com to Take PayPal Payments, as eBay Rivalry Fades


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704464704575207782010723048.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection
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Post by: bnwt on April 27, 2010, 10:45:19 AM
EBAY FASHION OUTLET LAUNCHES


http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/452178/ebay-fashion-outlet-launches.html
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Post by: tellomon on April 27, 2010, 01:10:30 PM
eBay de-lists Kevorkian death van, citing policy

(04-26) 17:31 PDT DETROIT (AP) --

Online auction site eBay pulled a listing Monday for a van used by Dr. Jack Kevorkian to perform several assisted suicides, saying the sale of the van would violate the company's policy against the sale of "murderabilia."



http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/04/26/national/a102529D14.DTL (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/04/26/national/a102529D14.DTL)

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Post by: bnwt on April 27, 2010, 08:35:41 PM
eBay Store-in-Core Changes: One Month Later


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1272332332.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 28, 2010, 10:19:14 AM
eBay.com Seller Release: Sellers to be measured on buyer disputes


http://tamebay.com/2010/04/ebay-com-seller-release-sellers-to-be-measured-on-buyer-disputes.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 28, 2010, 10:21:06 AM
eBay's 2010 Seller Release 2 Includes Anonymous Email Addresses


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i27/s00
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Post by: bnwt on April 28, 2010, 10:22:39 AM
eBay's Todd Lutwak Discusses Summer Seller Updates



http://podcast.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/podcast/pod.pl?/pl/2010/4/1272399500.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 28, 2010, 10:25:20 AM
PayPal: Anyone else hate them?


http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978201092
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Post by: pra666 on April 28, 2010, 11:07:12 AM
eBay's 2010 Seller Release 2 Includes Anonymous Email Addresses


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i27/s00

They are, of course, "just a venue".

Can I assume now that if I mention my website in an end of auction email to MY buyer that I'll have my selling account suspended again?
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on April 28, 2010, 12:09:00 PM
eBay's 2010 Seller Release 2 Includes Anonymous Email Addresses


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i27/s00

They are, of course, "just a venue".

Can I assume now that if I mention my website in an end of auction email to MY buyer that I'll have my selling account suspended again?

Pra, thats a pretty safe bet without doubt, Ebay do not want you advertising lol, everything they do under the "protection or privacy" banner is designed to facilitate their bottom line and nothing else.

But they are just a "venue" right? /sarcasm
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Post by: Liisa-Sx on April 28, 2010, 01:01:52 PM
Hmmm it was pointed out to me that this was for Ebay US sellers only, as we already have anonymous Email addresses lol
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on April 28, 2010, 01:21:37 PM
I got in a real situation with a buyer, i sold this lovely set of mills and boon books, on the ebay ad for them I put my little protest, words to the effect "ebay say they are just a venue, and yet this set of 13 books offered for starting bid 99 cents, I cannot charge the proper actual postage costs for because ebay have a postage cap" in effect if the books sold for the starting bid of 99 cents (which they did lol) i would lose money because express 3 kg envelopes are $11.30 not $8.30, so I put on the ad that the winning buyer would have to pay $11.30 not $8.30 (i.e. $3.00 more) if they won despite the listing saying $8.30 for postage costs.

Anyway they sold for 99 cents, the buyer paid straight away the 99 cents plus the $8.30 on the ad and expected to receive them for that, a very nice buyer btw not difficult, paid fast etc.

So i email them say did you read the ad etc, and no reply, in the end i refunded the paypal and sent a new invoice which the buyer paid, with the proper postage but a huge drama for both buyer and seller to make a transaction work.

ebay cannot argue it is "just a venue" it is clear it is not, a venue does not tell a seller what to charge for postage NOR force a seller to discount the actual cost of postage.
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Post by: *smee* on April 28, 2010, 01:25:58 PM
Good morning Mr T ..... there is no cap on postage ,that is just the flat rate limit , if you use calculated postage it would have over ridden the $8.30
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on April 28, 2010, 01:31:27 PM
good morning master smee, yes but it is not easy or accurate to use the calculated option, for example, the cheapest way to send the books  which weighed 1.7 kg packed was via express post, ebay are so lazy with their software development it is not easy to specify how you want to post the items.

This buyer was in tasmania, it was more to send regular than express, but in calculated there is no way to show the express post option, why should there be a postage cap on the easiest method of listing the postage costs which is the fixed option? if you go in and try doing a test listing under calculated, express post is not even an option on ebay's list
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on April 28, 2010, 01:34:36 PM
what i am saying is that i want my listing to show the actual method of posting and calculate it based on that, what is the point of a limit or postage cap on a category? what does it prove or how does it help anyone or stop postage rorting, i was not rorting just wanting to charge the best actual and cheapest method of post, why can i not just use the drop menu in calculated the same as in fixed, i.e. i am sending it express 3 kg, why is that not an option in calculated, the customer deserves to know which way their parcel will arrive and what exactly they are paying for, but express 3kg is not an option under calculated, its a bodge up of the system on ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on April 28, 2010, 01:36:53 PM
express post is not even an option on ebay's list

yes it is ....its under get it fast or send it fast or words to that effect

anyhow , I am not here to defend them , yes you are right they do make simple things difficult

I was just merely pointing out that there are ways around the limit issue
and as in all things you must have a system to beat the system 
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Post by: gr8-expectations on April 28, 2010, 01:57:45 PM
Hi smee, the "get it fast" option has criteria which i do not wish to use and basically therefore does not suit, I think from memory it involves only using paypal as an offered payment option, I have looked at that before and will check again when i am listing later today, "get it fast" does not suit all listings, i didnt think you were defending ebay at all, but i dont want a 'fix up" or innacurate description of the postage I want to offer, basically what i am saying is that to offer the postage option i want to offer in the simplest and fastest way (and in this case the cheapest for my customer) I would in this case have to discount the postage method offered by $3.00 all to lose even more money on an auction, i chose the starting bid of 99 cents and therefore thats the customers win getting them cheaply and I am genuinely pleased for them although in that case it would have been nice if the customer had paid by bank but i dont hold any grudge for them not, but its awfully complex just to try to offer even cheap goods on ebay now and not worth it imo with the postage caps, in my case it discourages me from listing on ebay at all.
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Post by: gr8-expectations on April 28, 2010, 02:00:14 PM

smee also, you know yourself, there are a lot of aspects to listing something, shouldn't ebays role be to make it as straight forward as possible and easier as a goal? A postage cap proves ebay are NOT just a venue it blows tat whole argument out of the water just on the postage caps alone. A venue does not tell a seller what to charge for postage, thats my case really anyway lol we are on BNWT's thread, sorry BNWT
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on April 28, 2010, 04:51:15 PM
Please - don't get into the 'just a venue' discussion here.  We'd never find BNWT's articles!
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Post by: bnwt on April 28, 2010, 09:02:17 PM
PayPal Fails to Send Email Notifications


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1272413933.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: gr8-expectations on April 28, 2010, 11:14:54 PM
Please - don't get into the 'just a venue' discussion here.  We'd never find BNWT's articles!

thank u brumby but i already said i was exiting and sorry .... and wheres my reply pm hmmm?
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Post by: bnwt on April 29, 2010, 09:55:01 AM
eBay.co.uk Seller Release: Dispute measurement and new feedback tests


http://tamebay.com/2010/04/ebay-co-uk-seller-release-dispute-measurement-and-new-feedback-tests.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 29, 2010, 10:05:25 AM
Photo Tips for eBay Items


http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/q-a-photo-tips-for-ebay-items/?src=busln
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Post by: bnwt on April 29, 2010, 10:11:59 AM
eBay Fashion Vault: The Newest Online Designer Outlet Mall


http://www.savings.com/blog/post/eBay-Fashion-Vault-The-Newest-Online-Designer-Outlet-Mall.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on April 29, 2010, 09:49:08 PM
Visa Inc. to Acquire CyberSource to Accelerate eCommerce
http://corporate.visa.com/media-center/press-releases/press1010.jsp

This is the Visa Media Release: I love the way PayPal does not even get a mention in this media release. What that ultimately means for PayPal, we can only speculate, but to keep the market informed, could I suggest the following press release for eBay:

A detailed examination of and prognosis for the patient at
http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=6504554
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Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 10:54:53 AM
eBay Holds Town Hall Meeting, Webinar, to Address Seller Update


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i29/s02
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Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 10:56:59 AM
EBay CEO: Auctions may be 30 pct of 2011 listings


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hqFDYtGuadOfXEVG4aGC6qfyR0KQD9FCT4AG0
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Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 10:58:56 AM
eBay new home page concepts


http://tamebay.com/2010/04/ebay-new-home-page-concepts.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 11:04:38 AM
eBay Policies Ruin Business for Used Parts


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1272564973.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 08:13:04 PM
eBay Should Count Unleft Feedback as 5 Stars


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1272587044.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 08:15:29 PM
eBay UK Tests Feedback, Works on Protecting Sellers from Buyer Abuse



http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i29/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 08:17:06 PM
eBay's Fashion Outlet shows Auction Site is more about TopShop than attic junk


http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2010/04/ebays_fashion_o.html
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Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 08:18:31 PM
Ebay seller stole $16,000 from job to finance eBay deliveries


http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=926362
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 08:21:55 PM
EBay Inc. President, CEO & Director John J Donahoe Sells 16,667 Shares


http://www.gurufocus.com/news.php?id=91467
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on April 30, 2010, 08:23:43 PM
eBay's ProStores Ecommerce Solution Adds Analytics


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i29/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 01, 2010, 09:09:31 AM
eBay CEO Keen on PayPal at Annual Shareholders Meeting


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m04/i30/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 01, 2010, 09:10:33 AM
Amazon Vs. eBay: E-Com Kings Increasingly Conflict


http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=531779
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 01, 2010, 09:12:23 AM
eBay makes further changes aimed at pleasing online shoppers


http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=34665
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 01, 2010, 07:18:08 PM
eBay CEO Runs Hot and Cold


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/4/1272681162.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 01, 2010, 07:19:41 PM
CEO John Donahoe: The eBay Market is Hot. Or not.


(click the Listen button ) http://podcast.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/podcast/pod.pl?/pl/2010/4/1272680412.html

hilarious yet sad
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Post by: bnwt on May 02, 2010, 10:20:58 AM
Woman tries to get refund from PayPal


http://www.daily-journal.com/archives/dj/display.php?id=456095
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 02, 2010, 07:46:45 PM
Model car thiefs must pay


http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2010/05/02/news/doc4bdd04a4ceb92444476360.txt
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 02, 2010, 07:49:12 PM
Court date set for additional charges against Broomall woman


http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2010/05/01/news/doc4bdb93a89f0d5116389350.txt
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 03, 2010, 10:13:02 AM
AuctionBytes Survey Finds eBay Stores-in-Core Impacts Sales


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m05/abu0262/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on May 03, 2010, 11:26:14 AM
Some fun with a debate on PayPal
See the comments at
http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/21/visa-cybersource/

"There is no doubt in my mind that those payments processors that have dynamic links to their participating partner banks will put PayPal back into its eBay box. It’s just a matter of time."
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on May 04, 2010, 09:42:00 AM
The Vortex That Was eBay
http://200westmain.com/redinkdiary/?p=3990

An interesting summary of the insanity of the inmates at at eBay.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 04, 2010, 10:18:37 AM
eBay's Opened-Case Policy Is a No-Win for Sellers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i03/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 04, 2010, 10:21:33 AM
A Secret Weapon for eBay Sellers


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/solutions/advertising/article.php/3879931
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 04, 2010, 04:00:11 PM
My Very 1st EBAY order!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pnNBH642BY


as I have asked on previous posts .... are ebay buyers low rent bottom feeders ??
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 04, 2010, 04:04:22 PM
eBay AdCommerce Demo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c7hZNS0RgU
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 04, 2010, 06:56:48 PM
eBay's Classifieds Site Plans to Sell the Sizzle


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363349,00.asp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2010, 10:37:40 AM
Is Ebay Worth the Price


http://www.bloggernews.net/124457
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Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2010, 10:38:14 AM
Google moves deeper into PayPal territory


http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/05/04/google-invests-in-corduro-to-battle-paypal/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2010, 10:41:00 AM
eBay pay for their mistake



http://tamebay.com/2010/05/ebay-pay-for-their-mistake.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2010, 10:42:40 AM
Ebay shares slide amid April sales worry


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gTGcbwurWQtNiDcCv0bXGCHOt9dQD9FG5UE02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2010, 10:47:24 AM
Dissatisfied eBay Buyer Gets Sued for Feedback

(update)

http://www.seolawfirm.com/2010/05/dissatisfied-ebay-buyer-gets-sued-for-feedback/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 05, 2010, 11:15:15 PM
eBay: The Trend Continues Down


http://www.mysmartrend.com/news-briefs/technical-analysis/ebay-trend-continues-down-ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2010, 09:27:08 AM
Seller's Blocked Bidder Function in eBay Not Working


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1273079099.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2010, 05:01:49 PM
Are online auctions on their way out?


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/auctions-move-to-the-back-burner-at-ebay-2010-05-06?reflink=MW_news_stmp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2010, 05:06:19 PM
eBay Stores Report Unavailable to Some Sellers


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1273108702.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 06, 2010, 05:09:08 PM
Spring Hill man arrested after selling kaleidoscopes on eBay



http://www2.hernandotoday.com/content/2010/may/05/spring-hill-man-arrested-after-selling-kaleidoscop/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on May 07, 2010, 09:42:47 AM
eBay(R) and Teradata Collaborate to Develop Deep Data Analytic Solutions
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ebayr-and-teradata-collaborate-to-develop-deep-data-analytic-solutions-92978514.html

“SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world’s largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, today announced a joint engineering agreement with eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace. The two companies will work together to develop new analytic competencies that will deliver better customer experiences online. The focus of the joint effort is on deep storage and analytical data volumes, up to multiple petabytes.”

Nothing like closing the gate after the horse has bolted! The question still remains, how much longer can this headless turkey Donahoe and his gaggle of gobblers possibly last?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 07, 2010, 09:52:20 AM
Man Sentenced for Selling Phony Goods to Military


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/07/us/07parts.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 07, 2010, 09:13:16 PM
DaVita's Thiry and eBay's Donahoe Discuss " Leadership For Life"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBLmt6X0inU
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 08, 2010, 09:40:18 AM
Bank error revealed $2m teen mastermind


http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/bank-error-revealed-2m-teen-mastermind-20100507-uisp.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 08, 2010, 09:45:38 AM
eBay Gallery Images Flakey on Store Listings


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1273201077.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 09, 2010, 02:35:19 PM
EBay's billion-dollar bet on PayPal pays off


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/08/BUQI1DAHKJ.DTL
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 10, 2010, 10:24:44 AM
eBay froze our account because of complaint


http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/captain_cash/martin_lewis_cc/808458/New-consumer-champs-MARTIN-LEWIS-and-SAM-DUNN-help-you-hit-back.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 10, 2010, 10:28:28 AM
eBay Hits Speed Bump


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1273417363.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 10, 2010, 08:14:59 PM
eBay Surveys Buyers and Asks, Are You Shopping on Amazon?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1273456630.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 11, 2010, 09:32:22 AM
CVS employee accused of stealing goods from store, selling them on eBay


http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20100510cvs_employee_accused_of_stealing_goods_from_store_selling_them_on_ebay/srvc=home&position=recent
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 11, 2010, 09:35:00 AM
eBay's ProStores Sees 35% Rise in Same-Store Sales in 2009


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i10/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 11, 2010, 09:37:29 AM
Is Selling on eBay Still a Profitable Business Model?


http://rinf.com/alt-news/contributions/is-selling-on-ebay-still-a-profitable-business-model/6409/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 11, 2010, 03:06:24 PM
eBay and PayPal: The worst duo on the internet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhaFDqs7tDg
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Brum6y* on May 11, 2010, 05:33:21 PM
eBay and PayPal: The worst duo on the internet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhaFDqs7tDg

Only one comment - he finishes up by saying (about PayPal) 'and they are not protecting any of their buyers'.  I think he meant to say Sellers.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on May 12, 2010, 08:28:23 AM
The eBay slaps never stop....

Forget reading the rules - many slaps have absolutely nothing to do with actual rule violations. I don't think that the outfit that sends the notices even reads the comment to determine if there is actually a rules violation - if someone complains that is good enough for them.

http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/The-Soapbox/I-Keep-Getting/510222903 (http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/The-Soapbox/I-Keep-Getting/510222903)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 12, 2010, 09:58:49 AM
Seven-Year-Old Dings eBay Seller's Feedback


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1273604307.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 12, 2010, 10:01:18 AM
A partnership to dwarf eBay


http://www.todayonline.com/Business/EDC100511-0000107/A-partnership-to-dwarf-eBay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 12, 2010, 10:03:39 AM
eBay Quits Sending Traffic to Stores


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i11/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on May 12, 2010, 10:11:53 AM
A funny thing happened on the way to the opera last night. I don’t recall seeing any publicity on it—then I no longer take any notice of eBay announcements—but I’ve just noticed that eBay UK has stopped using those most devious “Bidder 1, 2, 3, ...” bidder aliases and is now using the same slightly less-anonymous form of alias as the rest of the eBay world. Now I will be able to do some multi-auction analyses on some of those 99p-start auctions from some UK PowerSellers. But, seriously, at least UK buyers-at-auction have now got a little better chance of protecting themselves from the many unscrupulous shill-bidding sellers who were undoubtedly having a field day previously.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on May 12, 2010, 10:34:57 AM
what the ?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on May 12, 2010, 04:27:03 PM
Is the store tab removal for ebay.com only or ebay au as well?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 12, 2010, 06:26:32 PM
Is the store tab removal for ebay.com only or ebay au as well?


I don't think it really matters, the eBay pages are so badly designed and cluttered that I seriously doubt if anyone ever clicks on the stores tab
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on May 12, 2010, 06:40:13 PM
well I do but it really is surplus to needs now as store listings are included in normal listings so you dont need both the store tab and see other items tab do you ? !

as both tabs give you the same list of items
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on May 12, 2010, 09:07:33 PM
I agree, it probably is redundant now, tell me again though why eBay pushed for people to open stores so hard when it is pretty much pointless now.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on May 12, 2010, 11:54:20 PM
The article at http://www.bloggernews.net/124457
will give you a pretty good understanding of eBay latest desperate deviousness with pricing.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 10:00:16 AM
EBay CEO envisions PayPal in more offline settings

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hcvfWRPs5uO9a23rTDSk2QxIjwBgD9FLDO6G0
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 10:02:51 AM
eBay Requires Sellers to Describe Condition of Items


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i12/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 10:06:52 AM
Strong dollar makes cents



http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/money/investment/strong-dollar-makes-cents/2010/05/11/1273343328332.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 01:54:04 PM
eBay learns from PayPal lessons


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/ebay-learns-from-paypal-lessons/story-e6frgakx-1225865929473
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: pra666 on May 13, 2010, 02:24:55 PM
I look forward to closing my paypal account

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *smee* on May 13, 2010, 02:37:29 PM
eBay learns from PayPal lessons


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/ebay-learns-from-paypal-lessons/story-e6frgakx-1225865929473
From July 14, eBay will require sellers to offer at least three safe payment methods -- PayPal, Paymate and merchant credit cards
This article is incorrect .... you only need to offer 1 of these 3 not all 3.... see how altering 1 word can change the whole context of a story


the correct wording is this
The revised policy will require sellers to offer one or more of the following three safer payment methods to buyers:

PayPal
Paymate
Merchant credit card
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 03:42:26 PM
eBay turns over a new leaf with PayPal


http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/ebay-turns-over-a-new-leaf-with-paypal-20100513-v08p.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 05:18:26 PM
ACCC applauds eBay PayPal rule changes


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission welcomes the announcement by eBay that it will change the ebay.com.au website and payment policies to remove the requirement that sellers offer PayPal as a payment option.


The ACCC had been investigating complaints that eBay and its Australian subsidiaries, eBay Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd and PayPal Australia Pty Ltd, may have been engaging in conduct that had the effect of, or was likely to have the effect of, substantially lessening competition in contravention of section 45 of the Trade Practices Act 1974. By forcing sellers to offer payment for goods via PayPal it was potentially forcing out potential alternatives through ubiquitous use of the payment system. market for competitors to offer alternative systems by making PayPal.

While the ACCC had not formed a final view, following meetings with senior eBay staff eBay has introduced and brought forward changes to its payments policy which the ACCC considers will give its members greater flexibility in choosing payment options.

“The ACCC welcomes the action taken by eBay which gives eBay sellers further choice as to the payment system they use, while ensuring consumers are offered safer payment options by all eBay sellers,” ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel said today.

It is not customary for the ACCC to refer to investigations that are not in the public arena, however a substantial number of complaints have been received about certain eBay policies which affect the offering and acceptance by eBay traders of online payment services. The ACCC considered a large amount of information as part of its investigation and considers this is an appropriate outcome.

“The ACCC acknowledges eBay’s cooperation with the ACCC’s inquiries and appreciates the work done by it to address our concerns,” Mr Samuel said.
The ACCC has decided to discontinue its current inquiries into eBay’s payment policies. However, this does not restrict the ACCC from reviewing the effects of eBay or PayPal’s conduct in Australia if it raises competition concerns in the future.
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Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 05:27:48 PM
Foul Play(Station): fleeced of $8700 through Nigerian eBay scam


http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/foul-playstation-fleeced-of-8700-through-nigerian-ebay-scam-20100513-v0p7.html


as the saying goes .. "there's a sucker born every minute"
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 08:16:00 PM
eBay bows to ACCC pressure


http://www.zdnet.com.au/ebay-bows-to-accc-pressure-339303125.htm?omnRef=NULL
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 08:23:56 PM
ACCC drops eBay probe after payment changes


The ACCC will drop its current inquiries into eBay's payment policies. However, this does not restrict the ACCC from reviewing the effects of eBay or PayPal's conduct in Australia if it raises competition concerns in the future, the regulator said.


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/ebay-learns-from-paypal-lessons/story-e6frgakx-1225865929473
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on May 13, 2010, 08:53:44 PM
smee,

What are you talking about? That Australian article says:

"From July 14, eBay will require sellers to offer at least one of three safe payment methods -- PayPal, Paymate and merchant credit cards."

And, it took long enough to bring them to heel; but, I'll bet that PayPal still has the default radio button and will still be at the top with flags flying ...

eBay/PayPal/Donahoe: Dead Men Walking
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on May 13, 2010, 09:30:18 PM
smee,

What are you talking about? That Australian article says:


yes it does now ....but it didnt when I copied and pasted the post above did it ?????
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 09:30:52 PM
philip

smee was correct

until "someone" emailed Fran Foo and pointed out the error ... the article was amended about 3 minutes later
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 13, 2010, 09:31:48 PM
eBay sellers can drop PayPal: ACCC


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/ebay-sellers-can-drop-paypal-accc/story-e6frgakx-1225866235856
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on May 13, 2010, 09:40:23 PM
My appologies Smee.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on May 13, 2010, 09:42:48 PM
no problem Phil , thank you
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on May 13, 2010, 09:54:54 PM
Proposed BBC Radio1 report on shill bidding fraud on UK online auctions

Following the recent conviction in the UK of Paul Barrett for shill bidding fraud on eBay online auctions—the first person to be so convicted in the UK for such fraud (no thanks to eBay, as usual)—BBC Radio1 wants to do a report on this form of online fraud in the UK in the very near future.

The reporter (Dan Whitworth) would like to hear from any UK residents that believe that they have been the victim of such criminal activity and are prepared to contribute their experience to the report.

Note: Dan is not an eBay user and, as a journalist, this may be just another story to him but the opportunity to help him do such a report is to good to pass up. If anyone from the UK is reading this thread or if anyone knows anyone in the UK that has experienced shill bidding, they are invited to contact this reporter.

Contact details:
Dan Whitworth
Technology Reporter
Radio1 Newsbeat & Radio1xtra News
daniel.whitworth@bbc.co.uk
020 7765 4649 / 07810 572 006
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2010, 12:08:30 AM
15 minutes community service for every eBay scam by conman Andrew Green


http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2010/05/15-minutes-community-service-f.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2010, 09:23:24 AM
eBay Australia Pressured on PayPal Payments Policy


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i13/s01


Why Did eBay Australia Back Down on PayPal Policy?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2010/5/1273753645.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2010, 09:31:31 AM
Survey Indicates eBay May Highlight Business Sellers


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1273760618.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 14, 2010, 03:18:43 PM
eBay Australia To Offer Free Listings From July 8


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/05/ebay-australia-to-offer-free-listings-from-july-8/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2010, 12:16:46 AM
eBay Australia Policy-Change Helps PayPal Rival Paymate


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i14/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2010, 10:05:32 AM
Offering PayPal no longer compulsory on eBay Australia


http://tamebay.com/2010/05/offering-paypal-no-longer-compulsory-on-ebay-australia.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2010, 10:09:53 AM
Rochdale men jailed for iTunes gift voucher scam


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8683064.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2010, 10:13:06 AM
Is Juvenile Behavior Becoming the Norm on eBay?


Despite all of eBay CEO John Donahoe's efforts to make eBay into a more retail-like experience, eBay has gotten much more contentious, pitting buyer against seller. It's difficult to imagine this scenario playing out on any other ecommerce website.


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1273867812.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2010, 10:21:40 AM
Drunk Online Shopping: Should Friends Let Friends Booze and Buy?


http://www.wciv.com/news/stories/0510/735979.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 15, 2010, 06:23:10 PM
ACCC gets new Australian Consumer Law powers


The ACCC has been equipped with greater powers to protect consumers from unscrupulous businesses, with first part of the Australian Consumer Law coming into effect tod

Under the new legislation the ACCC can seek financial penalties of up to $1.1 million for corporations and $220,000 for individuals in civil cases for unconscionable conduct, pyramid selling and sections of the law dealing with false or misleading conduct.

http://www.dynamicbusiness.com.au/articles/articles-legal/australian-consumer-law-accc-1364.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 16, 2010, 11:28:52 AM
Global e-tailers pinch local fashion dollars


http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/global-etailers-pinch-local-fashion-dollars-20100515-v5e3.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 16, 2010, 01:46:14 PM
eBay UK: “we want buyers to leave more negs”


http://tamebay.com/2010/05/ebay-uk-we-want-buyers-to-leave-more-negs.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 16, 2010, 01:49:05 PM
Online Auction Scam Targets Bidders


http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-sweeps-ebay-buyer-beware,0,3668170.story
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Post by: bnwt on May 17, 2010, 10:20:11 AM
Warning over eBay’s shill bidders and fake scammers


The biggest problem for buyers is that they are not covered by the same consumer rules as apply to high street stores or other online shops.


http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/warning-over-ebay-s-shill-bidders-and-fake-scammers-1.1028046
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Post by: bnwt on May 17, 2010, 10:22:06 AM
eBay Sellers No Longer Forced to Offer PayPal After Investigation by Australian Regulator


"After a two-year investigation we think this has cured the problem. But we´re not done yet ... we will put this in the to-be-reviewed basket. This is a win for both buyers and sellers as it gives them choice and flexibility..."

http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=84128
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Post by: bnwt on May 17, 2010, 10:24:18 AM
Main Street Mall Online Offers a Homey Place to Sell Online


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m05/abu0263/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 17, 2010, 10:26:43 AM
Page Mage Helps eBay Sellers with Listing Design and Merchandising


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m05/abu0263/s03
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Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:06:09 AM
Uphill battle for auction sites


http://www.insideretailing.com.au/Latest/tabid/53/ID/8212/Uphill-battle-for-auction-sites.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:11:28 AM
Reports of online auction and shopping scams double


http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/technology/reports-of-online-auction-and-shopping-scams-double/story-e6freaal-1225867929115
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:14:29 AM
Rugby star jailed for £36,000 eBay fakes scam


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1279188/Rugby-star-jailed-36-000-eBay-fakes-scam.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
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Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:15:43 AM
The Greater Manchester Police have confirmed eight people have been jailed for their actions in an iTunes gift certificate scam.


http://www.itpro.co.uk/623356/eight-jailed-in-750-000-itunes-fraud
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Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:18:01 AM
eBay not liable for fakes sold on site


http://technology.canoe.ca/Columnists/Canton/2010/05/17/13972571.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:19:22 AM
Man Said He Was Police Officer In eBay Listing


http://www.wlwt.com/news/23582534/detail.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:20:21 AM
Man Guilty In eBay 'Cookie-Stuffing' Fraud



http://cbs5.com/technology/ebay.cookie.stuffing.2.1699313.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:21:56 AM
Fake eBay site fools John Deere tractor buyer from Lebanon Twp.


http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2010/05/fake_ebay_site_fools_john_deer.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 18, 2010, 10:23:42 AM
eBay Seller Unable to Sort 'Good Til Cancelled' Listings


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1274109811.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 19, 2010, 10:34:52 AM
April Online Consumer Spending Slips


http://online.barrons.com/article/SB127413162034093039.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 19, 2010, 10:40:20 AM
Analysts Generally Patient with eBay Turnaround


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1274147427.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 19, 2010, 10:43:18 AM
India slowly gets into web


http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/article455284.ece/India-slowly-gets-into-web
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Post by: bnwt on May 19, 2010, 02:44:44 PM
Sudden Drop May Create Interesting Visa, Amex and eBay Trading Opportunities


http://www.glgroup.com/News/Sudden-Drop-May-Create-Interesting-Visa-Amex-and-eBay-Trading-Opportunities-48455.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on May 19, 2010, 08:39:51 PM
Porn dealers outsmart eBay

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/458438/porn-dealers-outsmart-ebay (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/458438/porn-dealers-outsmart-ebay)

 (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/img/labels/exclusive.gif)  Amateur pornography is being sold on eBay by backyard dealers posing as second-hand clothing sellers.

A special ninemsn investigation has found dozens of members on the world's largest auction website are selling hardcore videos and graphic pictures to interested buyers.

Some sellers are even using the lure of pornography to secure higher bids for their items, which can easily be found using the website's search engine.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on May 19, 2010, 09:48:21 PM
PS. yes, Oops that article is old I accidently linked via a current article to that one as they used it as an example of an ongoing problem, i'll find the current one and rectify it shortly.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 09:54:09 AM
MasterCard Market Place - Threat to eBay, Opportunity for Apple?


http://www.glgroup.com/News/MasterCard-Market-Place---Threat-to-eBay-Opportunity-for-Apple--48487.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 09:59:31 AM
Prison for Houston man who ran eBay hot tub scam


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7012295.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 10:01:45 AM
EBay Sees a Market in China Yet


http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2010/05/19/ebay-sees-a-market-in-china-yet/


and you think there's too much cheap junk being sold by chinese sellers now ......... well just wait
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 10:04:46 AM
Two Charged In eBay Scam That Hit Lincolnshire Biz



http://cbs2chicago.com/local/lincolnshire.ebay.scam.2.1703913.html
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Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 10:06:21 AM
Man from Manchester charged over Tracey Emin forgeries


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8692342.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 10:08:22 AM
Parcel delivery worker sells mail items on eBay


http://news.myhermes.co.uk/parcel-delivery-worker-sells-mail-items-on-ebay-19786744.news
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 10:10:52 AM
What Are the Benefits of eBay Stores to Small Sellers


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1274300950.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 04:47:46 PM
eBay Faces Challenges in Turnaround


eBay explained it would use technology innovation to help it turn things around. But traffic has continued to fall


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i19/s01
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Post by: bnwt on May 20, 2010, 04:54:51 PM
Sellers - What Is Your Experience with eBay Turnaround


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1274278718.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 21, 2010, 09:55:26 AM
PayPal expanding into China, other new markets


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/20/BU7B1DH8SE.DTL&type=tech
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 21, 2010, 10:02:51 AM
eBay Serves More than 5.5 Billion AdCommerce Ad Views Weekly


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i20/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 21, 2010, 10:06:28 AM
Fake £65,000 Nike eBay scam raid


http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=10399
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 21, 2010, 10:09:34 AM
Australian auction sites remove 300,000+ illegal DVD movies, TV shows


http://www.businessofcinema.com/news.php?newsid=16260


I wonder if Oztion will also be removing the thousands of listings of fake handbags ??
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2010, 09:33:51 AM
Amazon Tearing It Up With A Page From eBay's Playbook


http://blogs.forbes.com/greatspeculations/2010/05/21/amazon-tearing-it-up-with-a-page-from-ebays-playbook/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2010, 09:35:37 AM
eBay Emails Run Amok Offering Phantom Deals to Shoppers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i21/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2010, 09:36:51 AM
eBay Loyalty Program Drives Shoppers to Just 22 Sellers with Latest Promotion


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i21/s02
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Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2010, 09:40:48 AM
eBay's Blocked Bidders Are Going to Shop Elsewhere


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1274452442.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2010, 09:42:50 AM
eBay Scammer Gets 30 Months in the Slammer



http://www.thenewnewinternet.com/2010/05/21/ebay-scammer-gets-30-months-in-the-slammer/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2010, 04:45:06 PM
Where to find cheap fashion


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/consumer_affairs/article7133003.ece
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2010, 04:54:51 PM
eBay Blogger Reveals Corporate Priorities


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1274498364.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 22, 2010, 06:46:09 PM
Buy.com Makes Its Biggest Sale Yet: Itself


Buy.com is also the largest seller on eBay, which has frustrated some of eBay’s smaller sellers. It is unclear how that relationship will change after the acquisition becomes final.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/buy-com-makes-its-biggest-sale-yet-itself/?dbk
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 23, 2010, 09:48:16 AM
Buyers protest over the cost of eBay returns


http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/bargains-and-rip-offs/article.html?in_article_id=504995&in_page_id=5&position=moretopstories
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 23, 2010, 09:53:41 AM
eBay’s corporate goals for 2010


http://tamebay.com/2010/05/ebays-corporate-goals-for-2010.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 23, 2010, 05:25:04 PM
Another Casualty of eBay's April PowerSeller Changes


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1274581683.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 23, 2010, 05:29:47 PM
eBay Earnings Review: 30 Days After Announcement Shares Down 18.52%


http://www.mysmartrend.com/news-briefs/news-watch/ebay-earnings-review-30-days-after-announcement-shares-down-1852-ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 23, 2010, 06:20:26 PM
Bourgeois Expects Visa, MasterCard to Beat Estimates


http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1357851/bourgeois_expects_visa_mastercard_to_beat_estimates_video


give the video a minute to load
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 24, 2010, 09:52:24 AM
eBay Unveils New Flagship Data Center



http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/05/23/ebay-unveils-new-flagship-data-center/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 24, 2010, 09:54:58 AM
Collector pays £3 on eBay for £1million Charlie Chaplin film


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/2010/05/23/collector-pays-3-on-ebay-for-1million-charlie-chaplin-film-115875-22278353/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 24, 2010, 09:58:24 AM
help please....ebay dispute


http://fansonline.net/middlesbrough/mb/view.php?id=1907047
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 24, 2010, 06:31:13 PM
Ebay seller caught out in a costly scam


http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/pricewatch/2010/0524/1224271009947.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 24, 2010, 06:34:04 PM
$15,000 eBay suit may see countersuit


http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100524/NEWS01/5240314/1006/+15+000+eBay+suit+may+see+countersuit
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 24, 2010, 06:41:52 PM
Decision casts doubt on eBay’s advertising of brand-name items


Many brand owners loathe such advertising and would like to stop eBay from selling anything carrying their brands. Such brand owners claim many items for sale on eBay are fakes.



http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/local/metrobusiness/article/FARM24_20100523-160007/346433/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 25, 2010, 10:16:13 AM
Naperville OfficeMax ex-manager admits to eBay fencing


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/naperville/chi-napermax-100525,0,7071204.story
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 25, 2010, 10:21:45 AM
eBay Fails to Update Seller Performance Metric


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1274723519.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 25, 2010, 10:22:48 AM
'Brands need protection from online and eBay'


http://www.bikebiz.com/news/32191/Brands-need-protection-from-eBay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 25, 2010, 10:26:42 AM
Europe's venture capitalists make a play for shopping clubs


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0352462e-66cb-11df-aeb1-00144feab49a.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2010, 12:05:12 AM
Cash not king


http://www.financialpost.com/news-sectors/story.html?id=3067430
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2010, 12:06:47 AM
Jail for eBay thief


http://stonnington-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/jail-for-ebay-thief/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on May 26, 2010, 12:47:35 AM
(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv277/area_51_bucket/neg-em-all-nuke.gif)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2010, 09:10:09 AM
Accommodation 1 collapse stings visitors


http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2010/05/26/221345_gold-coast-news.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2010, 09:55:44 AM
Victim of eBay Scam Recovers Funds


http://woodlandsonline.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=36058
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 26, 2010, 10:03:32 AM
Decoding And Analyzing eBay's Stated (Leaked?) 2010 Marketplace Priorities


http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarticle/articleid/4152558
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on May 27, 2010, 12:22:31 AM
Decoding And Analyzing eBay's Stated (Leaked?) 2010 Marketplace Priorities


http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarticle/articleid/4152558

Here's another Ebay analogy they forgot to add to their list...... NFG.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2010, 09:45:51 AM
Cash won't be king much longer if PayPal has its way.



http://www.canada.com/business/Cash+king+much+longer+PayPal/3074314/story.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2010, 09:48:20 AM
Collapse of online accommodation company leaves thousands of tourists stranded


The liquidators have advised customers who booked accommodation through eBay to seek refunds through PayPal or through their credit card provider.

http://www.smartcompany.com.au/internet/20100526-collapse-of-online-accommodation-company-leaves-thousands-of-tourists-stranded.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2010, 09:50:05 AM
eBay fund for dudded Coast visitors


http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2010/05/27/221575_gold-coast-news.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2010, 09:59:20 AM
Is Technological Innovation the Key to eBay's Turnaround?

Donahoe told analysts that the eBay marketplace would grow faster than ecommerce in 2011 as a result of his turnaround efforts, yet it continues to have difficulty catching up with ecommerce growth rates.



http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i26/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2010, 10:03:08 AM
eBay Search - Is It Smarter than a Fifth Grader?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2010/5/1274842095.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2010, 10:04:34 AM
Ebay launches first content site to push Outlet fashion store


http://www.nma.co.uk/news/ebay-launches-first-content-site-to-push-outlet-fashion-store/3013841.article
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2010, 05:44:27 PM
eBay Australia sets up special fund for victims of collapsed online travel company


http://www.smartcompany.com.au/internet/20100527-ebay-australia-sets-up-special-fund-for-victims-of-collapses-online-travel-company.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 27, 2010, 05:48:03 PM
Aurora man faces prison for theft, eBay fraud


http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/2323020,6_1_NA27_KULLUM_S1-100527.article
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 28, 2010, 09:49:07 AM
Souhegan teacher stole student calculators, sold them on eBay


http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Police+say+Souhegan+teacher+stole+student+calculators%2C+sold+them+on+eBay&articleId=e43e8d36-e44e-4996-a972-2b10a6efae7f
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 28, 2010, 09:53:07 AM
Bulgarian Faces Charges Related to Fake Escrow eBay Scam


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i27/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on May 28, 2010, 02:48:09 PM
eBay Australia sets up special fund for victims of collapsed online travel company


http://www.smartcompany.com.au/internet/20100527-ebay-australia-sets-up-special-fund-for-victims-of-collapses-online-travel-company.html

Yeah right !.... to bad the victims either don't know about the fund or the alledged emails sent to the victims just disappeared into Cyber space... Ebay / Paypal are just the Pits when it comes to honesty !!!  Flocking criminal behavior !!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 28, 2010, 03:44:23 PM
eBay Seller Files Complaint with NY Attorney General


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1275016125.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 28, 2010, 03:46:06 PM
Glen Carbon man loses $10,000 in eBay scam


http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/internet-40694-money-scam.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 28, 2010, 03:48:32 PM
Employees Used School Funds For eBay Shipping


http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2010/05/27/ebay_shipping/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 28, 2010, 03:53:50 PM
Is that bargain really in the bag if it's online?


http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/may/28/shop-bargain-deal-best-price-internet-high-street
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 29, 2010, 09:54:26 AM
Man buys own stuff back on Ebay


http://www.eitb.com/news/life/detail/430849/man-buys-own-stuff-back-ebay/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 29, 2010, 09:55:44 AM
Man jailed for slimming pill sales


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hfl7Gz0R9YTX3euNglE4b5E-ubkA
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 29, 2010, 04:36:48 PM
How to Build an Ebay Storefront


http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/05/building-an-ebay-storefront.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 29, 2010, 10:01:40 PM
Artwork stolen from Weymouth Library found on eBay


http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/localnews/8192194.Artwork_stolen_from_Weymouth_Library_found_on_eBay/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 30, 2010, 09:59:31 AM
eBay Ink’s RBH interviews John Donahoe


http://tamebay.com/2010/05/ebay-inks-rbh-interviews-john-donahoe.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on May 31, 2010, 03:06:24 AM
LOL! This popped up in my email spam folder!

mike36454 has sent a message
Sunday, May 30, 2010 6:42 AM
From:
"eBay Member: mike36454" <member-vvnrgy8@sz-pl.com.89559860cdxoxoxoxoxoxoxo.sz-pl.com>


From User:    
mike36454 (30)
100.0% Positive Feedback
Member since 26-Jun-05 in United States
Location: MI, United States
Activity with mike36454 (last 90 days): I have bid on 0 items from mike36454
Activity with mike36454 (last 90 days): mike36454 has bid on 1 of my items


Dear tellocat@yahoo.com,

I payed you and you didn`t ship me the item .I have reported you to eBay and to the police ! You will not get away with this .I`ll find you if it`s the last thing i do !!!

- mike36454


I've never been a seller. LOL!
Reported!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Ubbie Max* on May 31, 2010, 10:59:07 AM
Tello. I, like you, am a buyer only & I have received similar emails in the past. I think they are just utter nutters trying a spiv & I ignore & delete.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on May 31, 2010, 12:49:13 PM
LOL! This popped up in my email spam folder!

mike36454 has sent a message
Sunday, May 30, 2010 6:42 AM
From:
"eBay Member: mike36454" <member-vvnrgy8@sz-pl.com.89559860cdxoxoxoxoxoxoxo.sz-pl.com>

From User:    
mike36454 (30)
100.0% Positive Feedback
Member since 26-Jun-05 in United States
Location: MI, United States
Activity with mike36454 (last 90 days): I have bid on 0 items from mike36454
Activity with mike36454 (last 90 days): mike36454 has bid on 1 of my items


Dear tellocat@yahoo.com,

I payed you and you didn`t ship me the item .I have reported you to eBay and to the police ! You will not get away with this .I`ll find you if it`s the last thing i do !!!

- mike36454


I've never been a seller. LOL!
Reported!


Tell em to flock off and tell their winging shite to Paypal.... lets see em try to Neg ya...LOL...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2010, 05:59:35 PM
eBay Conducts Survey on Seller Problems and Feedback


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1275266854.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2010, 06:10:19 PM
Marketplace Seller Commits to Going Independent


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1275234496.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on May 31, 2010, 06:12:01 PM
Forget the weather forecast - it's women's hemlines that determine a heatwave


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1282656/eBay-claims-womens-hemlines-determine-weather.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 01, 2010, 09:50:18 AM
Time for government and business to act tough online


......................................four-year veteran of eBay's IT security service Alastair (seatbelts) MacGibbon says it's time for the government and business to start acting tough online.


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/time-for-government-and-business-to-act-tough-online/story-e6frgakx-1225873736679



Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 01, 2010, 09:55:42 AM
Bye-bye to bargains



http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/executive-lifestyle/bye-bye-to-bargains/story-e6frg8k6-1225873692541

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 01, 2010, 09:58:41 AM
Russian Mafia allegedly commits crimes over eBay



http://www.examiner.com/x-33602-Wichita-Falls-Law-Enforcement-Examiner~y2010m5d31-Russian-Mafia-commits-crimes-over-eBay-scams
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 01, 2010, 06:34:53 PM
Management Destroyed eBay's Value Proposition


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/5/1275347495.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 01, 2010, 06:46:38 PM
USPS Will Help eBay Sellers in China Ship to U.S.


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i31/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 02, 2010, 09:49:16 AM
China, Japan launch Asian eBay rival


http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gEPgYHKPIpmtE2KNuc3OD1ocyPhw
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 02, 2010, 09:51:34 AM
Falle-Internet Reports Malware Was Spread through eBay Hijacking


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i01/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 02, 2010, 09:54:11 AM
eBay and internet retail forcing posties off bikes?


http://www.bikebiz.com/news/32238/eBay-and-internet-retail-forcing-posties-off-bikes
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 03, 2010, 09:51:52 AM
EBay CEO: Still 'Long Way To Go' To Improve User Experience


http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=201006021551dowjonesdjonline000614&title=ebay-ceostill-long-way-to-goto-improve-user-experience
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 03, 2010, 09:55:42 AM
PayPal extends buyer protection off-eBay


http://tamebay.com/2010/06/paypal-extends-buyer-protection-off-ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 03, 2010, 10:01:45 AM
Speedo set up shop on eBay


http://tamebay.com/2010/06/speedo-set-up-shop-on-ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 03, 2010, 10:04:43 AM
Ebay Scam


http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-contact-2-ebay-scam-060110,0,1151926.story
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on June 03, 2010, 11:23:06 AM
EBay CEO: Still 'Long Way To Go' To Improve User Experience


http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=201006021551dowjonesdjonline000614&title=ebay-ceostill-long-way-to-goto-improve-user-experience


The best improvement for ebay is to get rid of Donnahuey.....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: *Yibida* on June 03, 2010, 11:25:56 AM
PayPal extends buyer protection off-eBay


http://tamebay.com/2010/06/paypal-extends-buyer-protection-off-ebay.html


"PayPal UK has announced today on its official blog that with immediate effect, transactions taking place off-eBay will have the same levels of buyer protection as those that take place on eBay."

That's marvelous .... Now we have F ALL protection for everyone....LOL
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: square peg on June 03, 2010, 12:33:25 PM
well, Australia is a land of equal opportunity....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 03, 2010, 05:47:26 PM
eBay weighs in on ticket onselling review


http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/348758/ebay_weighs_ticket_onselling_review/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on June 03, 2010, 06:07:12 PM
PayPal is taking equal opportunity (for them, that is) in EVERY country it invades.....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on June 03, 2010, 11:43:19 PM
PayPal is taking equal opportunity (for them, that is) in EVERY country it invades.....

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r271/rontello/Thread%20Stuff/ooooooo.jpg)

   Not Sparta!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2010, 10:35:12 AM
EBAY Finding Its Bottom?


http://www.tradershuddle.com/2010060327534/UpgradesDowngrades/ebay-finding-its-bottom.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2010, 10:41:44 AM
EBay seller faces more felony charges


http://www2.hernandotoday.com/content/2010/jun/03/031327/ebay-seller-faces-more-felony-charges/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2010, 10:44:13 AM
Seller Sees Improving Experience on eBay


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1275576790.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2010, 10:48:07 AM
eBay celebrates its 10th anniversary


http://www.montrealgazette.com/Ebay+celebrates+10th+anniversary/3105269/story.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2010, 10:50:04 AM
Donegal businesses going global with eBay


http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/donegalnews/Donegal-businesses-going-global-with.6337037.jp
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 04, 2010, 04:58:11 PM
PayPal scam socks city woman


http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/woman-40987-alton-city.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on June 04, 2010, 07:08:27 PM
^^^^^^^ US$60 to post a Blackberry from Alton to Dallas ...... Turn it up ..... sounds like the seller is trying on a bit of scamming herself  
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 05, 2010, 10:28:57 AM
eBay Offers Coupons for 15 Selected Sellers as Part of June Test


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i04/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 05, 2010, 10:33:11 AM
EBay's turnaround still has some distance to go


http://gulfnews.com/business/technology/ebay-s-turnaround-still-has-some-distance-to-go-1.636791
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 05, 2010, 10:37:05 AM
Universal sue eBay seller for flogging promo CD's


http://newsblog.thecmuwebsite.com/post/Universal-sue-eBay-seller-for-flogging-promo-CDs.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 05, 2010, 10:40:54 AM
Please return packages stolen from porch


http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/article/20100604/WRT06/6040646
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 05, 2010, 07:37:13 PM
eBay CEO Donahoe Live!


http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2010/06/02/d8-ebay-ceo-donahoe-live/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 05, 2010, 07:42:39 PM
Authorities, retail giants target Internet fencing


http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/lifestyles/health_med_fit/article/I-WEBB0505_20100603-180809/348861/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 06, 2010, 10:10:45 AM
Top 5 Things To Shop For On eBay


http://www.styleite.com/retail/top-5-ebay-fashion-shopping/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 06, 2010, 03:02:59 PM
eBay looks to improve ecommerce by learning from Groupon


http://www.edlconsulting.com/newsdetail.php?id=832&headline=eBay_looks_to_improve_ecommerce_by_learning_from_Groupon
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 07, 2010, 10:46:12 AM
John Donahoe on the future of eBay



http://tamebay.com/2010/06/john-donahoe-on-the-future-of-ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 07, 2010, 10:48:13 AM
First Item Sold Online: Digital Camera Cheat Sheets


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m06/abu0264/s07
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 07, 2010, 10:49:22 AM
L’Oréal tell eBay sellers to remove listings or face legal action


http://tamebay.com/2010/06/loreal-tell-ebay-sellers-to-remove-listings-or-face-legal-action.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 07, 2010, 10:52:33 AM
Albury warning issued on identity theft



http://www.bordermail.com.au/news/local/news/general/albury-warning-issued-on-identity-theft/1850919.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 07, 2010, 03:40:48 PM
eBay to Reveal Best Match Changes at This Week's DevCon


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1275870849.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 07, 2010, 03:48:32 PM
Mysterious Sales Pattern


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1275877934.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 08, 2010, 10:06:38 AM
Buyer stung by Windows 7 cheapies on eBay


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/buyer-stung-by-windows-7-cheapies-on-ebay/story-e6frgakx-1225876676463
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 08, 2010, 10:17:37 AM
eBay seller to be sentenced for auction fixing



http://www.dissexpress.co.uk/news/national/ebay_seller_to_be_sentenced_for_auction_fixing_1_647867
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 08, 2010, 10:18:43 AM
eBay Encourages Sellers to Relist Unsold Items on Classifieds


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i07/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 09, 2010, 10:20:01 AM
Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit against eBay for PayPal Holds


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i08/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *CountessA* on June 09, 2010, 12:09:04 PM
That's an important link - thanks, BNWT. It deserves its own thread as well.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 09, 2010, 01:16:09 PM
Fined $1450, for buying a $10 fake Louis Vuitton bag in Italy


http://www.smh.com.au/world/strangebuttrue/fined-1450-for-buying-a-10-fake-louis-vuitton-bag-in-italy-20100609-xu4h.html?autostart=1
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 09, 2010, 01:18:27 PM
Phony porn scam takes Aussies for a ride


http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/phony-porn-scam-takes-aussies-for-a-ride-20100608-xtih.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 09, 2010, 02:52:00 PM
PayPal helped itself to my cash


Oh dear, PayPal really does have egg on its face 


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1285036/DEAR-MARGARET-Paypal-helped-cash.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 10, 2010, 09:59:20 AM
eBay Launches New Developers Program in China


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i09/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 10, 2010, 10:02:25 AM
Deputies arrest man from South Africa they say stole $8K in boat winches in Fort Pierce, sold them on eBay


http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2010/jun/09/deputies-arrest-man-from-south-africa-they-say/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 10, 2010, 02:54:33 PM
PayPal May Feel Threat as Mastercard Opens Its Platform to Developers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m05/i25/s04
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 09:21:50 AM
Westfield plots online assault


http://www.smh.com.au/business/westfield-plots-online-assault-20100610-y0j1.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 09:54:47 AM
Cape Canaveral pawn shop owner held after eBay sale



http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100610/BREAKINGNEWS/100610009/1006/NEWS01/Cape+Canaveral+pawn+shop+owner+held+after+eBay+sale
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 09:58:46 AM
eBay Tells Developers What's Coming to Best Match Search


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i10/s02


eBay to Reveal Best Match Changes at This Week's DevCon


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2010/6/1275870849.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on June 11, 2010, 09:59:57 AM

Cape Canaveral pawn shop owner held after eBay sale



http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100610/BREAKINGNEWS/100610009/1006/NEWS01/Cape+Canaveral+pawn+shop+owner+held+after+eBay+sale



Yibster , looks like you have to send the fishing reel back !!!


ok so the reel is worth a 1000 bucks , this guy sells it for 150 but he is held on a $us 200,000 bond ......

only in America !!!!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 10:00:38 AM
Porsche was real, but not the gems


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/porsche-was-real-but-not-the-gems-20100610-y0hn.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on June 11, 2010, 12:22:19 PM

Cape Canaveral pawn shop owner held after eBay sale



http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100610/BREAKINGNEWS/100610009/1006/NEWS01/Cape+Canaveral+pawn+shop+owner+held+after+eBay+sale



Yibster , looks like you have to send the fishing reel back !!!


ok so the reel is worth a 1000 bucks , this guy sells it for 150 but he is held on a $us 200,000 bond ......

only in America !!!!!


Not a chance.. not as described.. come and get me !...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 01:41:11 PM
Traditional mail under threat in NZ


http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/06/10/2923665.htm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 04:37:58 PM
Is PayPal's Fast Growth Cause of Site Problems?


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1276221863.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 07:35:16 PM
Herald, 300 media partners, launching online auction site


http://www.bostonherald.com/jobfind/news/media/view/20100611herald_300_media_partners_launching_online_auction_site/srvc=home&position=also
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 07:37:57 PM
The merciless world of scalping


http://www.independentweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/the-merciless-world-of-scalping/1855930.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 11, 2010, 07:39:44 PM
Westfield plans online shopping centre


http://www.dynamicbusiness.com.au/articles/articles-news/westfield-online-shopping-centre-1675.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 12, 2010, 10:24:56 AM
PayPal Raises Merchant Fees for Refunds and Chargebacks


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1276268535.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 12, 2010, 10:27:41 AM
Shoply Lets Anyone Create An Online Store


http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/11/shoply-lets-anyone-create-an-online-store/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 12, 2010, 10:30:27 AM
EBay spent $539,000 on lobbying in first quarter


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h32yGVstI2cOsZKKpoxwptlCKsMQD9G91UNO1
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 12, 2010, 07:31:31 PM
Slam door on online car-buying scams


Never trust a buyer or seller who says the transaction is guaranteed by eBay, Craigslist, PayPal


http://www.news-journalonline.com/business/money/consumer-news/2010/06/12/slam-door-on-online-car-buying-scams.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 12, 2010, 07:34:42 PM
Flash sales sites become big deal for shoppers


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/11/LV6A1DJP0T.DTL
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 13, 2010, 10:01:03 AM
Online scams catch out Aussies


http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/online-scams-catch-aussies-3584764
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 14, 2010, 09:59:55 AM
What should an eBay shopping cart look like?



http://tamebay.com/2010/06/what-should-an-ebay-shopping-cart-look-like.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 14, 2010, 10:13:31 AM
Two Sellers Comment on eBay Feedback Testing


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1276460598.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 15, 2010, 10:09:57 AM
Accommodation 1 collapse stings family


http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2010/06/15/228221_gold-coast-news.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 15, 2010, 10:13:28 AM
Abbott leading Rudd ... on eBay


http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/abbott-leading-rudd--on-ebay-20100614-y9vw.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 15, 2010, 10:17:36 AM
eBay Users May Now Filter Sellers' Negative Feedback Ratings


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i14/s05

Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 15, 2010, 10:25:42 AM
eBay Auto-Fill Drives Shoppers to Featured Products and Merchants


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i14/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 15, 2010, 07:55:02 PM
Paypal's Shameful Decision


http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=37489
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 15, 2010, 07:56:32 PM
'$2m net mastermind' to stand trial


http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/2m-net-mastermind-to-stand-trial-20100615-ybm8.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 15, 2010, 07:59:11 PM
PayPal claims 10-fold Australian Growth


http://www.itwire.com/it-people-news/people/39772-paypal-claims-10-fold-australian-growth-
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 15, 2010, 08:07:14 PM
Will eBay's New Feedback Policy Impact Large Merchants?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1276571486.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 16, 2010, 10:05:58 AM

PayPal reverses jihad against Muslim-watch sites



http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=166869
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 16, 2010, 10:08:33 AM
Gillard in online bid for top dog status


http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/gillard-in-online-bid-for-top-dog-status-20100616-ydkf.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 16, 2010, 07:58:53 PM
Australia's embattled PM unpopular on eBay too


http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jJyFMTFJ7_TJ_SlTVeAHENm9g6Xw



centre-left ???  ............ don't you mean nothing left
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on June 16, 2010, 08:17:18 PM
The final bids are in:

EBay Charity Auction:  2010 Mid Winter Ball

2x Qantas Business Class Return Tickets
Charity Auction - All Bids Verified
17 Bids   Sold AU $9,700.00  

Charity Auction Deputy PM Julia Gillard
Dinner or Lunch for 6 with Deputy Prime Minister
15 Bids   Sold AU $10,100.00  

Prime Minister Rudd Dinner OR Bowling
Charity Auction Dinner or Barefoot Bowls - Bid Verified
14 Bids   Sold AU $12,600.00  

Tony Abbott Dinner for 6 / Surf Lesson
Charity Auction - Dinner for 6 or Private Surf Lesson
46 Bids   Sold AU $16,100.00

Dinner Package Bob Brown Greens Senator
Charity Auction - Dinner for 6 with Brown & 5 Senators
8 Bids   Sold AU $7,100.00  


.... and they all came with Free shipping!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 17, 2010, 09:30:24 AM
Refugee to hit the waves with Tony Abbott


http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/refugee-to-hit-the-waves-with-tony-abbott/story-e6freooo-1225880617521
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 17, 2010, 09:38:34 AM
Why PayPal indirectly supports the conmen


http://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/technews/38869/why-paypal-indirectly-supports-the-conmen
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 17, 2010, 09:43:08 AM
EBay's Auction Action Slipping


http://online.barrons.com/article/SB127663768177106195.html?mod=googlenews_barrons
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: tellomon on June 17, 2010, 10:01:47 AM
Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit against eBay for PayPal Holds

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i08/s02 (http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i08/s02)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on June 17, 2010, 10:55:08 AM
“eBay Eliminates Featured First Advertising Program”
http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i16/s02

‘eBay said it was discontinuing the Featured First program “so that the listings most relevant to a buyer’s search from sellers who provide great value and service are surfaced consistently at the top of search results—the underlying goal of Best Match.”’

Don’t you just love the reasons eBay gives for doing just about anything. God, these people must think that their consumers are all absolute idiots, and many may well be but, seriously, how can they make such statement and keep a straight face? Who do they think they are kidding?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 17, 2010, 05:29:19 PM
Ohio court takes on negative eBay feedback


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jun/16/ohio-court-takes-on-negative-ebay-feedback/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 17, 2010, 05:37:29 PM
Conman's sentence labelled ridiculous


http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3820966/Conmans-sentence-labelled-ridiculous
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 18, 2010, 08:45:38 AM
Ebay Integration with Free Shopping Cart Software Offered at Ecommerce Techwave


http://ecommwire.com/?id=42153&keys=FreeShoppingCart-Ecommerce-Solutions
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 18, 2010, 08:49:01 AM
eBay: Don’t you think it feels tired?



http://tamebay.com/2010/06/ebay-don’t-you-think-it-feels-tired.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 18, 2010, 08:50:11 AM
Companies Launch Online Fraud Alert Service


http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/199154/companies_launch_online_fraud_alert_service.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REP
Post by: bnwt on June 18, 2010, 08:54:09 AM
Police return eBay sign to village


http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/newforest/news/8219898.Police_return_eBay_sign_to_village/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 19, 2010, 10:09:10 AM
Fake gemologist jailed over fraud


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fake-gemologist-jailed-over-fraud-20100618-ykub.html?from=age_sb
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 19, 2010, 10:12:52 AM
Fresno man accused of mortgage fraud


http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=15514
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 19, 2010, 10:18:57 AM
Ecommerce VP Brings eBay Philosophy to Google


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1276828327.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 19, 2010, 05:57:50 PM
Paypal loophole means EU punters can suffer


....... there's no way of talking to anyone about the matter. The Paypal "contact us" button only replies to fixed questions. The customer service chat was staffed by a bot.

After it refused to reply to our requests for information about the matter we tapped in the phrase "Is it true that asking you for information is a bit like asking the cat?" The customer service section said "I love cats and if I had more time I would love to own one." This sums up Paypal's attitude quite well.



http://www.techeye.net/internet/paypal-loophole-means-eu-punters-can-suffer
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 19, 2010, 06:02:49 PM
Stolen Babe Ruth card linked to arrested eBay seller



http://www2.hernandotoday.com/content/2010/jun/18/181342/stolen-babe-ruth-card-linked-arrested-ebay-seller/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 21, 2010, 05:04:42 PM
Amazon restyles clothing sales


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7233717e-7ccb-11df-8b74-00144feabdc0.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 22, 2010, 10:25:31 AM
Microsoft pounces on eBay software trader


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/microsoft-pounces-on-ebay-software-trader/story-e6frgakx-1225882458201
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 22, 2010, 10:28:52 AM
Number of eBay Buyers Leaving Feedback Is Falling


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1277124853.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 22, 2010, 03:40:24 PM
Don't Get Sunk Spending your Coins on eBay


http://tucsoncitizen.com/bbbconsumeralert/2010/06/21/don't-get-sunk-spending-your-coins-on-ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on June 22, 2010, 03:42:22 PM
Don't Get Sunk Spending your Coins on eBay


http://tucsoncitizen.com/bbbconsumeralert/2010/06/21/don’t-get-sunk-spending-your-coins-on-ebay/

Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here. You can search again by using this form...
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 22, 2010, 03:44:46 PM
that's so weird ........... no idea why that link wont work

it's direct cut & paste just like all my other links

maybe it's a left handed link
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 23, 2010, 09:57:58 AM
Supergroup hires eBay trader in £500,000 deal


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/7846182/Supergroup-hires-eBay-trader-in-500000-deal.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 23, 2010, 10:04:04 AM
EBay Liable for Leading Users to Fakes, L'Oreal Says


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-22/ebay-liable-for-leading-users-to-fakes-l-oreal-says.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 23, 2010, 10:07:36 AM
Shopping Faceoff: Amazon vs. eBay vs. Craigslist

http://mashable.com/2010/06/22/amazon-vs-ebay-vs-craigslist/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 24, 2010, 09:27:28 AM
Online sellers challenge eBay's PayPal rules


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-ebaylawsuit-paypa,0,7858830.story
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 24, 2010, 09:30:41 AM
eBay Fails to Show in Court to Defend Itself in PayPal Lawsuit


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1277323880.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 24, 2010, 06:25:23 PM
EBay Fails to Respond to Federal Suit


.................... critics have complained that forcing sellers to use PayPal is just another way for the company to charge additional fees and pad its bottom line.

Macuga, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, said eBay was violating anti-trust laws. “There’s no reason at all why US currency shouldn’t be useable,” he said. “There is no reason why cashiers’ checks or any other form of liquidity should be precluded — except that eBay makes more money utilizing PayPal.”


http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/06/23/ebay-fails-to-respond-to-federal-suit/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 24, 2010, 06:28:00 PM
Paypal/ebay BS, wtf?


Warning .... strong language


http://www.pocketfives.com/f13/paypal-ebayl-bs-wtf-588688/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 24, 2010, 06:29:38 PM
EBay To Acquire Leading Barcode-Scanning IPhone App


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100623-712965.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 24, 2010, 06:33:25 PM
eBay Watchers and Hit Counts Are Down


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1277355500.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 25, 2010, 09:07:39 AM
eBay Announces eForCity Will Be First to Reach 2 Million Feedback


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i24/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 25, 2010, 09:12:28 AM
Money to burn


http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3027646/Amanda-Rofail-and-Fraser-McLean-cash-in-on-heatwave.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on June 25, 2010, 10:41:51 AM
Visa Launches PayPal Alternative
http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/06/24/0157258/Visa-Launches-PayPal-Alternative?from=rss

"Visa has entered the micropayment processing space with payclick, a pre-paid hosted service that will compete with the likes of PayPal. Payclick is aimed at teenagers purchasing online content like music and games where the value of the transaction is likely to be less than $20. Like PayPal, payclick is an online money repository that people can pay into with a bank account or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) and then use the funds to purchase products online. The service was developed and launched in Australia with a view for global markets. PayPal integration is not there yet, but parents can monitor the amount of funds their under-18 children have to spend online. For e-commerce sites, an SDK is available for payclick integration."

eBay/PayPal/Donahoe: Dead Men Walking
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 25, 2010, 07:38:00 PM
Australian gets first look at Dayton house bought on eBay


http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/australian-gets-first-look-at-dayton-house-bought-on-ebay-782464.html?showComments=true
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 26, 2010, 09:54:22 AM
Another big shift in the store/web balance



http://www.internetretailer.com/commentary/2010/06/25/humble-bar-may-accelerate-shift-shopping-online
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 26, 2010, 09:58:03 AM
Stolen clock recovered after owners saw it for sale on eBay


http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/8240112.Stolen_clock_recovered_after_owners_saw_it_for_sale_on_eBay/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 26, 2010, 10:00:45 AM
Man who stole $90K in merchandise from OfficeMax gets 3 years


http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/2432778,office-max-naperville-theft-062510.article
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 26, 2010, 10:02:54 AM
eBay scam man has his jail term cut


http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/ebay_scam_man_has_his_jail_term_cut_1_658017
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: HellWest'nCrooked on June 26, 2010, 01:29:21 PM
Man who stole $90K in merchandise from OfficeMax gets 3 years


http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/2432778,office-max-naperville-theft-062510.article

I wonder how often this occurs?  Must be such a temptation for those that way inclined!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 27, 2010, 10:17:40 AM
eBay’s Crossroads: Turn Around or Break Up


http://gigaom.com/2010/06/26/ebays-crossroads-turn-around-or-break-up/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 27, 2010, 10:29:41 AM
eBay Angers Buyers and Sellers with Unpaid Item Emails


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1277525382.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: HellWest'nCrooked on June 27, 2010, 11:24:00 AM


  They can apologise all they like....someone set the trigger for these emails to go out!!!

  Like Tello says..    WONKERS!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 27, 2010, 04:56:31 PM
eBay Seller Loses TRS Status Due to Vacation


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1277607344.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 28, 2010, 10:09:52 AM
eBay seller spots bomb-making teen


http://tamebay.com/2010/06/ebay-seller-spots-bomb-making-teen.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 28, 2010, 10:12:07 AM
Thanks for your purchase, here’s a unpaid item dispute


http://tamebay.com/2010/06/thanks-for-your-purchase-heres-a-unpaid-item-dispute.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 28, 2010, 05:31:03 PM
EBay apps make it No. 1 mobile retailer in U.S.


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/27/BUJE1E4CGO.DTL&type=business
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 29, 2010, 09:41:07 AM
Reading Festival ticket scam woman goes free


http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2073509_reading_festival_ticket_scam_woman_goes_free
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 29, 2010, 09:49:54 AM
Court Expected to Rule Soon in eBay v Craigslist


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m06/i28/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 29, 2010, 09:52:36 AM
Pay back order to Ebay sellers


http://www.chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk/news/8237198.Pay_back_order_to_Ebay_sellers/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 29, 2010, 05:24:06 PM
PayPal to take your credit card, no account needed


http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20008854-12.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 29, 2010, 05:25:24 PM
eBay Survey Measures Perceptions about Top Rated Sellers


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1277764587.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 29, 2010, 05:32:15 PM
Longtime Seller Says Goodbye to eBay


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/6/1277779641.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *wheels* on June 29, 2010, 06:21:57 PM
EBay apps make it No. 1 mobile retailer in U.S.


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/27/BUJE1E4CGO.DTL&type=business


Maybe the increasing use of iPhone apps for eBay is the cause of some sellers false negs (negatives left with a positive comment and no complaint raised with the seller at all). Seems to be an increasingly common occurrence according to threads on the PS board.

Maybe big fingers don't always hit on the right 'button' on the iPhone screen.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 30, 2010, 09:59:14 AM
eBay: Estimates Shrinking


http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2010/06/29/ebay-estimates-shrinking/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on June 30, 2010, 10:03:03 AM
eBay Has Found Something It Doesn’t Want to Auction Off


http://www.investorguide.com/article/6563/ebay-has-found-something-it-doesnt-want-to-auction-off-ebay/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 01, 2010, 11:01:24 AM
eBay roll out new Seller Performance Reports


http://tamebay.com/2010/06/ebay-roll-out-new-seller-performance-reports.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 01, 2010, 11:02:21 AM
Alleged Suncorp fraudster on new charges


http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/alleged-suncorp-fraudster-on-new-charges-20100630-zlkb.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 01, 2010, 11:04:49 AM
How to Market Yourself on eBay


http://www.practicalecommerce.com/blogs/post/719-How-to-Market-Yourself-on-eBay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 01, 2010, 01:52:03 PM
What Counts As Legal Tender?


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/07/what-counts-as-legal-tender/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 02, 2010, 10:23:16 AM
PayPal releases Mobile Express Checkout for on-the-go consumers


http://mobile.venturebeat.com/2010/07/01/paypal-mobile-express-checkout/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 02, 2010, 10:24:23 AM
eBay sells more in UK on mobile in a month than in France in a year, as deals through its app notch up £400m worldwide


http://www.internetretailing.net/2010/07/ebay-sells-more-in-uk-on-mobile-in-a-month-than-in-france-in-a-year-as-deals-through-its-app-notch-up-400m-worldwide/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 02, 2010, 10:31:42 AM
Thief used eBay


http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/2452606,4_1_JO01_THEFT_S1-100701.article
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 03, 2010, 10:37:39 AM
Two Sellers Write about Problems with eBay PayPal Claims


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/7/1278101111.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 03, 2010, 10:39:45 AM
Banksy eBay con pair spared prison term


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/07/02/banksy-ebay-con-pair-spared-prison-term-115875-22376149/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 03, 2010, 10:42:16 AM
Amazon Plans Haute Couture Takeover


http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/02/amazon-ebay-ecommerce-markets-retailwire-retail.html?boxes=Homepagechannels
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 03, 2010, 08:42:49 PM
eBay Opposes Legislation Imposing New Taxes and Regulatory Burdens on Small Businesses


http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ebay-opposes-legislation-imposing-new-taxes-and-regulatory-burdens-on-small-businesses-97673304.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 03, 2010, 08:46:33 PM
eBay Abruptly Cancels Pay-Per-Click Ad Program


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i02/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 03, 2010, 08:49:04 PM
Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20009603-38.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 04, 2010, 10:18:56 AM
‘Garage sale millionaire’ gives tips on successful picking


http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20100703/ARTICLES/100629477/1008?Title=-8216-Garage-sale-millionaire-8217-gives-tips-on-successful-picking
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 06, 2010, 09:57:47 AM
Confessions of an eBay addict


http://www.calgaryherald.com/Confessions+eBay+addict/3235717/story.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 06, 2010, 09:59:04 AM
A fake eBay bidder in County Durham must pay £5,000


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/10510086.stm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 06, 2010, 10:04:03 AM
eBay Creates U.S. Onramp for Southeast Asian Sellers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i05/s04



great! .......... even more cheap asian crap to flood eBay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 06, 2010, 10:06:36 AM
25 resellers caught in Microsoft piracy probe


http://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn/news/2265957/microsoft-names-shames-software
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: shyer on July 06, 2010, 11:17:58 AM
Verisign survey shows 1 in 10 Australian internet users victim of idenity theft last year.


http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/online-id-fraud-losses-explode-to-13bn-a-year-20100705-zxbj.html (http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/online-id-fraud-losses-explode-to-13bn-a-year-20100705-zxbj.html)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on July 06, 2010, 01:48:56 PM
The results are based on a survey of 2510 Australians aged 18 years and over conducted in June this year by Galaxy Research.

This figure represents only .0011% of the population or in other words only approx 1 person in every 9000 .... impossible on those small figures to determine the accuraccy of the result over the entire population , this is the problem with surveys that only question a very very minute % of the community

to put this into perspective if there was 90,000 at the MCG and they surveyed 10 people to see how many had spent time in the slammer for armed robbery and 1 said yes the result of the survey would say that 9000 people in the stadium had spent time in jail for armed robbery .... the figures just cant stand up using such a small base of info IMO
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 07, 2010, 10:19:58 AM
My eBay iPad buyer is a thief


http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/bargains-and-rip-offs/ask-an-expert/article.html?in_article_id=508187&in_page_id=513&position=moretopstories
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 07, 2010, 10:23:55 AM
Identity Thefts Rising And It's Not What You Think


http://www.foxcharlotte.com/news/technology/97817249.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 07, 2010, 10:26:01 AM
eBay Should Start Amazon-Style Fulfillment Unit


http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2010/07/06/ebay-should-get-start-amazon-style-fulfillment-unit-rbc-says/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2010, 09:53:54 AM
e-tail sales set to boom: PayPal


http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/trends/etail-sales-set-to-boom-paypal-20100707-1000f.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2010, 09:56:50 AM
How can eBay & PayPal stop sellers being scammed?


http://tamebay.com/2010/07/how-can-ebay-paypal-stop-sellers-being-scammed.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2010, 09:58:16 AM
Firm to Seek Racketeering Charges in eBay Live Auctions Lawsuit


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i07/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2010, 10:00:05 AM
Shill bidding plagues auction sites


http://www.shopsafe.co.uk/news/shill-bidding-plagues-auction-sites/10099
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2010, 10:01:07 AM
Does eBay Effectively Fight Shill Bidding?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/7/1278465003.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 08, 2010, 10:03:54 AM
Philly couple admits selling leased cars online


http://www.ldnews.com/news/ci_15457817
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on July 08, 2010, 07:19:11 PM
Does eBay Effectively Fight Shill Bidding?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/7/1278465003.html

In this article, Ina makes this reference: "(The industry's anti-shill bidding crusader is going to have a field day with that one)."

I wonder who she is referring to......?   ;)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 09, 2010, 10:50:24 AM
eFashion Solutions Powers Brands on eBay Fashion Vault, Amazon.com


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i08/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 09, 2010, 10:57:14 AM
Australia Post Plans Greater eBay Integration


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/07/australia-post-plans-greater-ebay-integration/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 10, 2010, 10:31:52 AM
eBay Noise: '5 days straight and not 1 sale', Sellers rant


http://www.examiner.com/x-57203-Newark-eBay-Examiner~y2010m7d9-eBay-Noise-5-days-straight-and-not-1-sale-Sellers-rant
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 10, 2010, 10:35:41 AM
Hot eBay seller pawned hot goods, police say


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/ct-x-s-ebay-0709-20100709,0,4773716.story
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 10, 2010, 10:37:54 AM
eBay to Build Fashion 'Closets' for Mobile Users


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i09/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 10, 2010, 11:56:27 PM
UPS Canada Reduces Shipping Rates for eBay Canada PowerSellers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i09/s04


I wont be holding my breath until Australia Post follows suit
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on July 11, 2010, 12:36:07 AM
UPS Canada Reduces Shipping Rates for eBay Canada PowerSellers


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i09/s04


I wont be holding my breath until Australia Post follows suit


I agree with the sentiment about Australia Post but, while it is a nice thought, I would prefer to have some ideas to address fraud.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 11, 2010, 10:14:40 AM
Retail is grinding to a halt


http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sunday-telegraph/retail-is-grinding-to-a-halt/story-e6frewt0-1225890226432
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 12, 2010, 09:48:00 AM
AuctionBytes Ecommerce Resource Roundup


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m07/abu0266/s06
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 12, 2010, 09:56:38 AM
Anecdotal reports continue that sales are flat-lining on eBay


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m07/abu0266/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 13, 2010, 09:36:55 AM
eBay CEO John Donahoe to Keynote Alibaba China Summit


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i12/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 13, 2010, 09:40:32 AM
eBay and other resellers endangered by court ruling


http://www.techeye.net/business/ebay-and-other-resellers-endangered-by-court-ruling
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 13, 2010, 09:44:34 AM
As eBay Loses Its Fashion Mojo, High-End Labels Make Their Move


http://industry.bnet.com/technology/10009625/as-ebay-loses-its-fashion-mojo-high-end-labels-make-their-move/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 14, 2010, 10:12:01 AM
EBay Hit With $3.8 Billion Patent Suit Tied To PayPal


http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100713-713196.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 14, 2010, 10:15:56 AM
eBay Announces More Changes Impacting Sellers in September


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i13/s00
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 14, 2010, 10:22:47 AM
Will eBay.com Ever Be Cool Again?

What's wrong with eBay? I'll give you a tip. Come back and check this article in a few days. The comments section below will likely be populated with disgruntled sellers who have tired of the site's policy changes in recent years.


http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2010/07/13/will-ebaycom-ever-be-cool-again.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 14, 2010, 05:10:37 PM
New accepted safer payment options for sellers


http://pages2.ebay.com.au/Hub/InsideSelling/Safer_Payment_Options
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 15, 2010, 10:11:54 AM
eBay UK Announces Shopping Cart Test and SR3 Seller Changes


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i14/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 15, 2010, 10:12:58 AM
eBay Australia Institutes New Accepted Payments Policy


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i14/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 15, 2010, 10:15:51 AM
Can eBay Survive This Hit?


http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2010/07/14/can-ebay-survive-this-hit.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 16, 2010, 10:23:45 AM
eBay CEO John Donahoe Video from June D8 Conference


http://online.wsj.com/video/d8-video-ebay-ceo-john/BC87DD30-F7F4-4363-8FA8-987F8D3C77C2.html


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/7/1279220007.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 16, 2010, 10:26:08 AM
Decorated soldier denies theft charge


http://ponteland.journallive.co.uk/2010/07/decorated-soldier-denies-theft.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 16, 2010, 08:40:56 PM
'Lightsaber' makers strike back on eBay


http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/16/2955891.htm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 17, 2010, 10:28:50 AM
eBay UK sees 18% rise in new business sellers since recession


http://www.internetretailing.net/2010/07/ebay-sees-18-rise-in-new-business-sellers-since-recession/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 17, 2010, 10:33:20 AM
Man pleads guilty to stealing from employers


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/man-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-from-employers/story-e6frf7kx-1225892799320
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 19, 2010, 09:52:38 AM
Huge Ebay mistake?


http://www.pocketfives.com/f13/huge-ebay-mistake-591694/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on July 19, 2010, 10:30:42 AM
eBay snags halt sale of unclaimed
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20100718/LOCAL0201/307189916

You’ll love this story; from a US state attorney general's office.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 19, 2010, 06:11:04 PM
eBay blasted over racist memorabilia on website


http://www.voice-online.co.uk/content.php?show=17875
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 20, 2010, 10:01:17 AM
Westfield online shopping plan targets eBay


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/westfield-online-shopping-plan-targets-ebay/story-e6frgakx-1225894269430
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 20, 2010, 10:06:19 AM
eBay holiday settings are not up to scratch


http://tamebay.com/2010/07/ebay-holiday-settings-are-not-up-to-scratch.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 20, 2010, 10:07:59 AM
eBay tops retail page view charts in UK


http://www.shopsafe.co.uk/news/ebay-tops-retail-page-view-charts-in-uk/10107
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 20, 2010, 05:23:21 PM
How to avoid eBay counterfeits


http://www.thevine.com.au/fashion/shopping/how-to-avoid-ebay-counterfeits20100720.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 21, 2010, 09:59:02 AM
Active eBay Accounts for Sale - Only $299!


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i20/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 21, 2010, 10:00:05 AM
eBay Makes Changes to User Agreement


http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/07/20/ebay-makes-changes-to-user-agreement
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 21, 2010, 10:03:29 AM
eBay and Amazon Report Second Quarter Earnings This Week


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i20/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 21, 2010, 10:06:25 AM
eBay Selling Expert John Lawson


http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/good_day_atl/good_day_xtra/eBay-Selling-Expert-John-Lawson-20100720-gda-sd
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 21, 2010, 10:11:48 AM
Five finger discounts


http://www.insideretailing.com.au/Latest/tabid/53/ID/8673/Five-finger-discounts.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 21, 2010, 06:18:52 PM
Previewing eBay's Q2 Earnings


http://seekingalpha.com/article/215308-previewing-ebay-s-q2-earnings
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2010, 10:21:48 AM
EBay's Turnaround Is Slow to Click



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704684604575381533262429608.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2010, 10:26:28 AM
Apps for the style-conscious: eBay Fashion on the go


http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/apps-for-the-styleconscious-ebay-fashion-on-the-go-2031956.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: shyer on July 22, 2010, 11:36:52 AM
Ebay sales up 6% pay$pal the real money spinner.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/ebay-profit-climbs-to-470m-on-paypal-popularity/story-e6frg90f-1225895446333 (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/ebay-profit-climbs-to-470m-on-paypal-popularity/story-e6frg90f-1225895446333)
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 22, 2010, 08:30:56 PM
John Donahoe not satisfied with eBay's 26pc profit rise


EBay's gross merchandise value, or GMV, the total value of goods sold on its marketplaces websites, excluding cars, was up 13 per cent, driven by a 20 per cent jump in international GMV. .... international =asian crap (as seen in eBay Haul youtubes)

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/john-donahoe-not-satisfied-with-ebays-26pc-profit-rise/story-e6frg9h6-1225895730236
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 23, 2010, 09:46:55 AM
Still Buying What eBay Is Selling


http://blogs.forbes.com/greatspeculations/2010/07/22/still-buying-what-ebay-is-selling/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 24, 2010, 09:51:26 AM
An eBay afternoon


http://www.thevine.com.au/fashion/shopping/an-ebay-afternoon20100723.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 24, 2010, 09:53:34 AM
Optimizing eBay's Search as a Seller


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/7/1279904819.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 24, 2010, 10:03:20 AM
eBay Makes Me Laugh, Sometimes


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/7/1279914980.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 24, 2010, 10:04:32 AM
Couple Uses eBay To Find Stolen Bike


http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/24362218/detail.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 24, 2010, 06:54:48 PM
Theft of calculators adds up to sentence


http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/804006-196/theft-of-calculators-adds-up-to-sentence.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2010, 09:53:02 AM
eBay push Top-Rated Seller, Free Shipping, PayPal, Buy It Now listings


http://tamebay.com/2010/07/ebay-push-top-rated-seller-free-shipping-paypal-buy-it-now-listings.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 25, 2010, 09:57:09 AM
The real reason why consumers won't pay online


http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/07/24/users-to-net-bosses-we-want-to-pay-you/?section=magazines_fortune
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2010, 10:24:37 AM
EveryPlaceISell Merchant Profile: Foxtrot Printing


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m07/abu0267/s05
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2010, 10:26:05 AM
eBay grog vendors hit


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/ebay-grog-vendors-hit/story-e6frf7l6-1225896782284
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2010, 10:27:46 AM
Think Ahead before Selling Your eBay Business


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y210/m07/abu0267/s02
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 26, 2010, 10:30:11 AM
Things that annoy buyers on eBay



http://www.helium.com/items/1903091-what-buyers-find-annoying-on-ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2010, 11:11:38 AM
eBay's Third Party Checkout Getting Bad Reviews


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m07/i26/s00
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2010, 11:12:48 AM
Mobile May Give eBay a Second Chance with Skeptical Shoppers


http://industry.bnet.com/retail/100010557/mobile-may-give-ebay-a-second-chance-with-skeptical-shoppers/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2010, 11:15:25 AM
'Scalpers' sell free Go Cards on eBay


http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/scalpers-sell-free-go-cards-on-ebay-20100726-10rzs.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 27, 2010, 11:17:51 AM
Analysts' figures for web sales vary by $50bn


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/analysts-figures-for-web-sales-vary-by-50bn/story-e6frgakx-1225897212230
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 28, 2010, 10:33:24 AM
Are you an “Awful” seller or an “Outstanding” Seller?


http://tamebay.com/2010/07/are-you-an-awful-seller-or-an-outstanding-seller.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2010, 10:18:11 AM
Judge sets aside judgment against eBay


http://www.detnews.com/article/20100728/METRO/7280394/1361/Judge-sets-aside-judgment-against-eBay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 29, 2010, 08:02:05 PM
Tax office targets online sales


http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/29/2968039.htm
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on July 29, 2010, 11:02:32 PM
Tax office targets online sales


http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/29/2968039.htm

I remember this happening a couple of years ago if my memory serves me....
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Ubbie Max* on July 29, 2010, 11:04:16 PM
Yeah, I think your right Yib. I don't recall hearing of any results, convictions etc. though.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 30, 2010, 10:19:23 AM
Challenges of Building Own Website for Small Seller


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/7/1280372535.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2010, 11:07:06 AM
How I almost got scammed selling my old iPod Touch on eBay


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20012166-1.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on July 31, 2010, 11:57:31 PM
eBay add Custom Label field to Selling Manager Pro


http://tamebay.com/2010/07/ebay-add-custom-label-field-to-selling-manager-pro.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 03, 2010, 10:29:32 AM
An eBay antitrust suit lands back in federal court


The court filing, submitted in Detroit on behalf of the plaintiffs, details changes made to eBay’s payment policies during the last 10 years and alleges that other accepted forms of payment are not viable alternatives because of their higher costs and entry requirements that shut out new sellers. It states that the company has “prohibited the use of any forms of payment that are more favorable than PayPal.”

http://www.internetretailer.com/2010/08/02/ebay-antitrust-suit-lands-back-federal-court
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 03, 2010, 10:36:14 AM
eBay Publishes Item Delivery Date in Feedback Flow


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1280713446.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2010, 10:42:37 AM
Malaysians at the Mercy of eBay and PayPal

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/opinion/letters/8725-malaysians-at-the-mercy-of-ebay-and-paypal-
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2010, 10:44:21 AM
ATO pilot triggered eBay sellers investigation


http://www.crn.com.au/News/223415,ato-pilot-triggered-ebay-sellers-investigation.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2010, 10:48:26 AM
eBay UK launch shopping basket beta test

http://tamebay.com/2010/08/ebay-uk-launch-shopping-basket-beta-test.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 04, 2010, 10:49:50 AM
Calvin Klein Launches eBay Store


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m08/i03/s05
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Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2010, 10:21:36 AM
PayPal Thinks I Stole My Own Identity


http://consumerist.com/2010/08/paypal-thinks-i-stole-my-own-identity-wont-give-me-my-dollar-back.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2010, 10:24:23 AM
Australian online retailers facing challenges


http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/355783/australian_online_retailers_facing_challenges_forrester/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2010, 10:27:52 AM
Australia online shoppers elude retail data crunchers

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-50614720100804
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2010, 10:31:04 AM
Sprint Employee Is Charged With Stealing, Selling Sprint Phones On EBay


http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/blog/2010/08/sprint_employee_is_charged_with_stealing_selling_sprint_phones_on_ebay.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 05, 2010, 10:33:11 AM
Italian Court Orders eBay to Reinstate Seller

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m08/i04/s03
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on August 06, 2010, 03:02:22 AM
Professional eBay Sellers Association head Phil Leahy said he believed that eBay should register its local operation as an Australian business. EBay's service in Britain was forced by tax authorities to register itself for Britain's GST-equivalent value-added tax. VAT

LOL.. and pigs might fly.

One poster stated:

"It will be interesting to see whether the ATO uses this information against eBay at all. After all, 1,000 sellers turning over $50,000 means at least $50million in turnover, of which eBay and PayPal probably get their filthy thieving hands on around 10%. That's AU$5million per year THAT WE KNOW OF (and the real figure is much, much higher) that eBay is siphoning out of the Australian economy, without paying a cent in tax or GST."


As we have been told:
As a foreign entity, eBay International is not required to be registered for GST and therefore does not have an ABN (Australian Business Number)," the company's Australian website states.

However!! it appears they DO have an ABN.

Last modified: 02 May 2002
ABN: 52 002 035 485

ABN status: Active from 30 Jun 2001
Entity name: EBAY PTY LTD
Entity type: Australian Private Company
Main business location
State: NSW
Postcode: 2100

Other registrations
GST status: Not currently registered for GST


Interesting don't you think, I highly doubt this ABN belongs to anyone else as eBay would never permit it.

Why are they not registered for GST ?

Having said that:
     

eBay Australia don't directly charge you anything. All the invoices are from:

eBay International AG
Helvetiastrasse 15/17
3005 Bern
Switzerland

Swiss VAT Number: 508 508
Company Number: CH-035.3.023.263-7

And that's where your money goes when you pay selling fees.

So it's quite plausible that eBay Australia are not making profit, and are probably making a loss on paper. Of course, eBay Inc is making loads of cash.

However.... lol
Regardless of where the invoices come from, they are still technical running a business in Australia?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on August 06, 2010, 03:14:42 AM
they must be pulling in a lot more than $50k per year in fees

not that this makes any difference to the point being made but the threshold is now $75k not $50k
and just thought I would point that out in case we have anyone about to enter the wonderful world of small business
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on August 06, 2010, 03:23:41 AM
yes it is $75,000 and... a lot of dropshippers might get a supprise when they learn they have been caught not paying GST on their imports as well as GST evasion as a profitable business.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on August 06, 2010, 09:56:29 AM
I for one am actually glad that eBay dont pay gst on the fees that they collect because if they did they would have to charge gst on the fees and me as a seller would pay 10% higher fees and in turn would have to try and pass that on somehow to the buyer ....you see its never the companies that pay the gst they are just collection agencies for the government , its the consumers that actually pay , the suppliers charge 10% on top of what they would normally charge for their goods or sevice if gst wasnt applicable
eg if as a seller my fee for an item is $5 which ebay currently get 100% of ...if gst was payable they wouldnt change their fees to read $4.55 + 45c gst = $5 it would be $5 + 50c gst = $5.50 so you see its not eBay that is actually getting away with paying its ebay members that arent paying gst on eBay fees
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 06, 2010, 11:10:13 AM
Fraud rampant on Ebay, PayPal uncaring

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/139252
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Post by: bnwt on August 06, 2010, 11:11:44 AM
PayPal Only Allows Full Refunds in Some Cases


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1280972560.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 06, 2010, 11:14:05 AM
ISale Express Simplifies EBay Selling

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/202635/isale_express_simplifies_ebay_selling.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 06, 2010, 11:16:24 AM
No jail for $115,000 theft


http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/no-jail-for-115000-theft-20100805-11jnr.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 06, 2010, 11:24:48 AM
EBay Sale Of The Day: The Green MG With Owner’s Penis

http://www.anorak.co.uk/255247/the-consumer/ebay-sale-of-the-day-the-green-mg-with-owners-penis-nsfw.html?pid=25793#img
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: shyer on August 06, 2010, 11:28:48 AM
Looking here ebay and trading post turnover is estimated at over $20 billion a year and since ebay is the elephant in the room that means ebay is a conservative over $15 billion turnover.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/ebay-the-trading-post-under-australian-tax-office-scrutiny/story-e6frfh4f-1225898309620 (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/ebay-the-trading-post-under-australian-tax-office-scrutiny/story-e6frfh4f-1225898309620)

With paypal, final value, listing and shop fees that is Gross income of 8% on turnover. That is ebau income of 1.2 billion dollars ie 120 million dollars in non GST payment and assuming profit of 700 million, very Conservative as only 5 australian employees. That is another 200 million in lost company tax.

Trading post pays GST and TAX , woolworths and DJs every one else is paying their share . Why should ebay sponge of Australians? Effectivily it is stealling over 300/500 million a year from Australian schools, hospitals, pensions, ect .

Ebay should pay tax Not the person selling a boat , car and old computers on ebay and turning over $20 thousand a year, who paid more to buy new than they sell for second hand. Typical ATO chase the defenceless
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on August 06, 2010, 01:18:25 PM
Bear in mind that it is only "professional" sellers earning an income from their selling that are required to have an ABN, and they are required to collect GST only if their sales exceed a certain amount (it was $50,000 pa, I think). They can also claim back any GST included (or nominally included) in the cost of the goods they purchase to resell. They effectively pay GST only on their profit margin. People disposing of their own junk are not required to be registered businesses or to pay GST.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 07, 2010, 10:44:51 AM
eBay Images May Be Shared With Others From September 4


http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/08/ebay-images-may-be-shared-with-others-from-september-4/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 08, 2010, 10:10:44 AM
eBay Sellers Slack Off Off-eBay

http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1281207682.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 08, 2010, 10:14:14 AM
Local Teen Named as Architect of 12m Scam


http://www.thisisguernsey.com/2010/08/07/local-teen-is-named-as-architect-of-12m-scam/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 09, 2010, 10:17:21 AM
What happens to eBay shopping basket items after a BIN ends?


http://tamebay.com/2010/08/what-happens-to-ebay-shopping-basket-items-after-a-bin-ends.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 10, 2010, 10:37:09 AM
Fraudster could face jail for internet auction scam


http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/news/Fraudster-face-jail-internet-auction-scam/article-2503007-detail/article.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 10, 2010, 10:40:22 AM
eBay Fraud Investigations Team Analyst

Job Ad

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/careers-centre/partner/39-ebay/job/110-ebay-fraud-investigations-t
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 10, 2010, 10:44:34 AM
Small eBay Sellers Should Differentiate Themselves


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1281373012.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Yibida* on August 10, 2010, 01:35:21 PM
Small eBay Sellers Should Differentiate Themselves


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1281373012.html

You gotta be kidding, has this diamond seller been on another planet, ebay implemented the changes we had to have { in their opinion } at least 2 years ago now, big sellers have been favored ever since.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on August 10, 2010, 01:43:54 PM
eBay Fraud Investigations Team Analyst (French)
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/careers-centre/partner/39-ebay/job/110-ebay-fraud-investigations-t

The Analyst will be responsible for:
• Quality document production while ensuring proper service levels and response time for law enforcement requests and other legal processes as directed [Yes, let’s not do anything unless the authorities require it, and then only the minimum required, and never, never, never offer any information gratuitously.]
• Follow-up contact with law enforcement on investigations and cases as directed by the FIT Supervisor [If you can’t hide the fraud, after the fact, you may as well claim that you are helping the authorities]
• Assisting in best practice sharing and procedures for global law enforcement investigations [ie, obfuscate wherever possible to limit the damage to eBay as much as is possible.]
• Assist with responding to hotline calls as needed [Hotline? This certainly is not the line mere eBay users can ring.]
• Help with intake of LE requests/subpoenas as needed [Darn, those subpoenas are a nuisance, and we thought we had that little fraud under the blanket.]

You will notice that this job actually has nothing to do with instigating investigations of fraud by eBay users (or reporting same to the authorities) and certainly has nothing to do with investigating eBay’s blatant aiding and abetting of shill bidding fraud by its many unscrupulous professional sellers on unsuspecting buyers on eBay. It is only about coordinating statutorily required responses to the authorities who may be investigating matters of fraud on eBay—most probably none of which will have been initially reported to those authorities by eBay.

Indeed, I would hypothesize that eBay has never reported a fraud to the authorities, unless that fraud was on them. What a joke this most despised, unscrupulous organization has become.

eBay/PayPal/Donahoe: Dead Men Walking.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: da_ewok on August 11, 2010, 11:21:33 PM
PayPal refund woes for buyer's of fake Microsoft software

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/224265,paypal-refund-woes-for-buyers-of-fake-microsoft-software.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 12, 2010, 09:34:36 AM
UPS Driver, Wife Team Up to Steal Packages, Sell Merchandise on eBay


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20013230-504083.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 13, 2010, 09:37:49 AM
eBay to Display Standardized Delivery Time in Listings

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m08/i12/s01
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 13, 2010, 09:39:22 AM
Ex-Paratrooper sentenced for eBay military goods sales

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-10956312
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *smee* on August 13, 2010, 09:52:14 AM
eBay to Display Standardized Delivery Time in Listings

This article relates to eBay Germany .........eBay Au has been doing this as long as I can remember
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 15, 2010, 09:33:57 AM
PayPal freezes out other groups, who turn to WePay


http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2010/08/13/paypal-freezes-out-other-groups-who-turn-wepay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 15, 2010, 09:35:32 AM
eBay Shopping Basket broken – unable to make purchases


http://tamebay.com/2010/08/ebay-shopping-basket-broken-unable-to-make-purchases.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on August 15, 2010, 11:27:07 AM
More fraud on eBay, by eBay, allegedly. Who could believe?

Here is a fascinating article that exposes the total amorality of some (most?) of the people running eBay. There’s an interesting use of the term “grey area”, something like I consider eBay’s “nod, nod, wink, wink” attitude in the area of shill bidding.
http://blogs.digitalpoint.com/entry.php?b=215

By the way, “Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #4”, an even better demonstration of eBay’s effectively aiding and abetting of shill bidding fraud at
http://forums.auctionbytes.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=23540

There is also a comment on an eBay job advertisement for a job with eBay’s “Fraud Investigation Team” (ie, minimizing the effects of any fraud on eBay, not on you) at http://forums.auctionbytes.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=23529
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on August 16, 2010, 10:39:11 AM
PayPal Visit?
http://secularright.org/SR/wordpress/?p=4499&cpage=1#comment-18185

Here’s a funny one about the Pope’s forthcoming visit to the UK.

Some discussion about the cost of the visit to the taxpayer, apparently.

There's no real problem here, just get all the papal visitors to charge everything to their PayPal accounts (eBay's PayPal, that is) and then afterwards claim that none of the goods/services ever arrived. That way you can get the goods/services and never have to pay for them.
 
It's a great system. Being a payer, I'm looking forward to Mastercard/Visa, on behalf of all their underlying financial institutions, also adopting the same simple mediation policy. Of course, I'm not sure how the PayPal merchant payees feel about such machinations. Then, they can always take the matter up with PayPal. Ho, Ho, Ho, ...

eBay/PayPal/Donahoe: Dead Men Walking.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 17, 2010, 09:24:48 AM
eBay purchase turns out to be stolen phone


http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100816/ARTICLES/100819541/1109/sports?Title=eBay-purchase-turns-out-to-be-stolen-phone
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 17, 2010, 09:32:12 AM
Alleged eBay fraudster faces lawsuit


http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/08/16/man-ebay-fraud-lawsuit-ross-carleton.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 17, 2010, 09:37:11 AM
eBay May Offer Outsourced Fulfillment Service to Sellers


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1281908744.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 17, 2010, 09:39:34 AM
Style hunters


http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/fashion/style-hunters-2298036.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 18, 2010, 09:06:19 AM
Paypal wants to replace credit cards in stores


http://www.tgdaily.com/business-and-law-brief/51115-paypal-wants-to-replace-credit-cards-in-stores
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 18, 2010, 09:10:15 AM
eBay Hires General Manager of Fashion

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/cab/abn/y10/m08/i16/s06
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 18, 2010, 09:11:55 AM
Tampa man busted for selling fish on eBay


http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/man-busted-for-selling-fish-on-ebay
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 19, 2010, 08:39:10 AM
Upmarket shoppers bag eBay bargains as credit crunch forces rich to keep up appearances online


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1303992/Upmarket-shoppers-bag-eBay-bargains-credit-crunch-forces-rich-online.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on August 19, 2010, 10:15:35 AM
Confessions of an ex eBay Top Seller Account Manager

http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282099548.html/5/76#1282168287

Another most interesting from-inside eBay story. Does not tell us much that we did not already suspect.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Liisa-Sx on August 19, 2010, 12:21:51 PM
Confessions of an ex eBay Top Seller Account Manager

http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282099548.html/5/76#1282168287

Another most interesting from-inside eBay story. Does not tell us much that we did not already suspect.

Good article Phillip, it is completely obvious though that this "Erika" is a plant soft spruiking that Ebay overall is a good guy, while lightly "exposing" some minor negatives LOL

While stating much of what we already know she attempts to quanitify it by claiming that she personally tried to legitimately help people while talking out of the other side of her mouth by stating that she helped perpetuate eBay fraud in her capacity as a TSM.

She states openly that Trust and Safety as well as live help is now soley based in India and Malaysia and that they have little to no training and they frequently 'disconnect' when it gets beyond their ken, not only that she also openly stated that eBay has little to no interest in small to medium sellers and have no qualms in eradicating them at a whim.

The fact that when T and S was still based in America she claimed as she walked through the T and S department she noticed that there were signs on every single terminal that read " No touchie John chang" who was/is a massive asian seller that brought an incredible amount of revinue to eBay and thus was 'untouchable' glaringly perpetuates the fact that ebay commits fraud regularly, and as we all correctly assume there must also be "no touchie eBay" signs in every government and consumer complaint department in the world.

Why this company has not been vigorously investigated beggars all belief, but hey welcome to modern corporate life, it's the norm.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on August 19, 2010, 04:08:30 PM
Quote
Now that I'm no longer beholden to eBay's well-known mystery and secrecy, I'm more than happy to share a few of the interesting tidbits I acquired over the years.

There's a credibility killer right there.

Confidentiality clauses in employment contracts can survive the cessation of employment ... and in the case of eBay and Paypal, I fully expect the consequences of breaching those clauses would be somewhat oppressive.

This simply means that anything any 'ex-employee' is likely to share is not going to be outside what eBay is happy for us to know.  Since we already have strong indications of 'dirty laundry', they are going to let a couple of 'flaws' be shared so as to make it seem as though they have been 'discovered'.... and, as part of that, they can even play those things down by saying something like:
Quote
Not all of them will move mountains for you - some of them are simply amusing. But hey, we all need some entertainment from time to time, don't we?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on August 19, 2010, 07:45:55 PM
But, bear in mind that a “non disclosure” contract has no force in law as far as the disclosing of criminal conduct is concerned. So, anything any eBay employee is able to tell us about unscrupulous activity by eBay, such as the selective ignoring of breaches of the UA by particular users only and eBay’s deliberate ignoring of (and thereby encouraging of) various forms of known frauds on users, may not be protected by such contracts. Or at least eBay’s pursuing of such a person is unlikely as eBay prefers to ignore such matters as they don’t want their unscrupulous behaviour to be given any more publicity than is at all possible.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: *Brum6y* on August 19, 2010, 10:13:36 PM
But, bear in mind that a “non disclosure” contract has no force in law as far as the disclosing of criminal conduct is concerned.

Aside from the fact that eBay and Paypal happily dance around the rim of the legal minefield - where there is a painful gap between allegation and successful prosecution, you can bet your boots they will have made it very clear that they will 'defend' any such comments that are offered for public viewing (as distinct from evidence given at trial where details can be gagged) ... and that the legal cost for the (ex) employee will be crippling.  Sucking big money from ordinary people that just don't have it, is a somewhat powerful motivator.

While ignoring the 'noise' is one way they weaken credibility of claims, if there were something of substance that was 'let out of the bag' I have no doubt it would be addressed with great speed.
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 20, 2010, 09:56:54 AM
Is Smaller Better in Your Online Business?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282226533.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2010, 09:02:09 AM
Business demands fixed fees as revolt builds against billable hours


http://www.news.com.au/business/business-demands-fixed-fees-as-revolt-builds-against-billable-hours/story-e6frfm1i-1225907582054
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2010, 09:05:07 AM
Fake eBay Scam Nets South Side Victim


http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/fake-ebay-scam-nets-south-side-victim-20100819
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2010, 05:58:18 PM
What Recession? Online Millionaires Rising


http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Business/Ebay-Online-Market-Place-Reveals-The-Number-Of-Million-Pound-Businesses-It-Increases-Tenfold/Article/201008315698874?lpos=Business_First_Buisness_Article_Teaser_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15698874_Ebay%3A_Online_Market_Place_Reveals_The_Number_Of_Million_Pound_Businesses_It_Increases_Tenfold
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 21, 2010, 06:01:13 PM
eBay Sellers - Should you Paint Your Stores Green?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282340684.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 22, 2010, 10:21:38 AM
eBay Shopping Basket FAQs: how long does stuff stay in my basket?


http://tamebay.com/2010/08/ebay-shopping-basket-faqs-how-long-does-stuff-stay-in-my-basket.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 22, 2010, 10:22:47 AM
Counterfeit Coin Sold on eBay


http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282417145.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 23, 2010, 09:22:29 AM
Seller Needs Advice on Leaving eBay

http://letters.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282503370.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 23, 2010, 09:25:26 AM
Internet scam snags Corio teen


http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2010/08/23/203801_news.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 23, 2010, 09:27:14 AM
eBay's Millionaire Artist


http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-08-21/artist-michel-keck-on-ebay/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 24, 2010, 09:09:24 AM
Online 'Del Boy' goes from City lawyer to eBay millionaire

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1305420/Online-Del-Boy-goes-City-lawyer-eBay-millionaire.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 24, 2010, 09:10:46 AM
I’ve had enough of eBay. Where else can I sell?


http://tamebay.com/2010/08/faqs-ive-had-enough-of-ebay-where-else-can-i-sell.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 24, 2010, 09:16:05 AM
Halkyn stolen goods for sale on eBay


http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/92309/halkyn-stolen-goods-for-sale-on-ebay.aspx
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 25, 2010, 10:21:36 AM
Fake Ipod sold on eBay

http://www.wwaytv3.com/fake_ipod_sold_ebay/08/2010
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 25, 2010, 10:25:27 AM
eBay Bans Third-Party Checkout


http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m08/i24/s04


this makes eBay Australia's claim that they now allow credit payments questionable as the only way a seller could process credit card payments for eBay sales was through a 3rd party checkout
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 25, 2010, 10:32:46 AM
eBay to Change Stance on Shipping DSRs?


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282669842.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 25, 2010, 10:33:53 AM
eBay to Prominently Display Estimated Delivery Times on Listings


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282666815.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 26, 2010, 09:49:03 AM
Hackers Drain Users’ PayPal Accounts Through iTunes


http://www.adi-news.com/hackers-drain-users-paypal-accounts-through-itunes/24094/
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 26, 2010, 09:50:33 AM
From Small eBay Seller to Successful Entrepreneur


http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/solutions/building/article.php/3900311
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Philip.Cohen on August 26, 2010, 10:59:53 AM
Hackers Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/23/paypal-itunes-fraud/

Much better commenting on this fascinating matter at the above link. It's not just PayPal accounts being attacked, it's credit cards and bank accounts apparently, so it appears that it is an iTunes problem, although Apple, like eBay, deny that it is their problem. So, what's new from the corporates?
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: Poddy on August 26, 2010, 11:16:08 AM
Hmmm....

Pass the parcel anyone??
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 27, 2010, 09:52:29 AM
eBay Gives Free-Shipping Five Stars with New DSR Policy


http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/comments/2010/8/1282855887.html
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 27, 2010, 09:58:38 AM
Ebay's Growth Slows: Forecast


http://www.thestreet.com/story/10845517/1/ebays-growth-slows-forecast.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEFI
Title: Re: ebay and the latest ...............................................MEDIA REPORTS
Post by: bnwt on August 27, 2010, 10:02:28 AM
Teenager charged over iPhone fraud


http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/story/2010/08/26/tee