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Australian Cake Eaten In France - eBay Wants It Both Ways

by Mark on July 2nd, 2008

Dee makes an excellent point in her comment at eBay Ink…

Referencing the current results (subject to change) of the attempt to impose a PayPal only payment process on eBay Australia which eBay has been told by the Australian government it could not implement and the latest $63 Million fine by a French court for not properly policing the eBay site for counterfeits Dee reminded us;

eBay: In France - “today’s ruling is about an attempt by LVMH to protect uncompetitive commercial practices at the expense of consumer choice and the livelihood of law-abiding sellers that eBay empowers everyday.”

The ACCC in Australia to eBay: consumers are in the best position to determine which service offers the best features… consumers are in the best position to decide which payment method is most suitable for them.”

eBay in France: “We believe that the overreach manifests itself through an attempt to impose, in France, a business model that restricts consumer choice through an anti-competitive business practice.”

Dee says: “Replace ‘in France’ with ‘in Australia’ and you’ve discovered eBay hypocrisy at its ugliest.”

Sorry folks, you still can’t have your cake and eat it too…

Tags: , , eBay Australia, eBay Fines, eBay France, eBay PayPal requirement,

POSTED IN: Personal Thoughts, Web Happenings, Worth Passing Along

2 opinions for Australian Cake Eaten In France - eBay Wants It Both Ways

  • Khürt Williams
    Jul 3, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Well said.

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    Jul 11, 2008 at 6:41 pm

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