Boycott eBay

I’ve been a long-time eBay user, and I’m even an eBay affiliate..

But eBay’s latest policy and fee changes are unwarranted. The straw that broke the camel’s back was the new feedback system would allow buyers to leave negatives for sellers, while sellers can not do the same should a buyer deserve it. This threatens the already fragile reputation system. As a result, sellers have organized a week-long boycott. As of yesterday, live auction listings have dropped by about 3%, from 14.5 million to around 14 million items.

eBay’s spokesperson told CNNMoney that the boycott “hasn’t had an impact on our listings.”

Nancy Baughman, an eBay PowerSeller who deals antiques, says it best. “I don’t think any sellers believe we can crush eBay in a week. We want eBay to acknowledge that these changes may not be the best for smaller sellers. I want eBay to make money, but can we make some too? I think they have a moral responsibility not to drive these people out the marketplace, especially considering the state of the economy.”

If you’re an eBay seller, please help the cause!

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