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July 3rd, 2008

There Will Be No eBay PayPal Only Requirement For Sellers In Australia

Ina Steiner again;
eBay Cancels Plans to Go PayPal-Only in Australia
“eBay has cancelled plans to go to a PayPal-only marketplace in Australia. It had intended to limit buyers and sellers to using its own payment service exclusively, but withdrew its notification to government regulators after the agency indicated its intention to prohibit eBay from doing so.”
In […]

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July 2nd, 2008

Australian Cake Eaten In France - eBay Wants It Both Ways

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 […]

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June 18th, 2008

Approaching The Height Of Arrogance!

Even though the Australian government told eBay they could not implement their PayPal only plan this month, that the ACCC would make a final determination whether this would be approved or not, eBay insists;
Developments In eBay Plan To Go PayPal Only
“The Australian IT website reported that eBay Australia sent a “strongly worded” letter this week […]

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June 12th, 2008

Australia Tells eBay - Rethink Your PayPal-Only Plan

Extremely interesting…
Australia Says No to eBay’s PayPal-Only Policy
“The Australian government told eBay it could not implement its PayPal-only policy in Australia next week and would make a final determination on the matter. It issued a 42-page draft notice today that said consumers are in the best position to determine which service offers the best features. […]

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June 6th, 2008

For eBay sellers unhappy with the current state of affairs regarding feedback…
Another h/t to Ina at Auctionbytes for this news;
eBay Feedback Extortion Alerting Service
Which introduces AfterTheGavel.com. Dr. Ben Bishop, the founder, describes his site as
“A way for sellers to leave feedback about buyers to prevent problems. ‘Perhaps the buyer is trying to threaten the seller […]

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June 2nd, 2008

Dr. Phil Might Be Asking eBay…

How’s that workin’ for ya’?
Ina Steiner at Auctionbytes gives us the scoop;
OZtion Sees Sales Spike after eBay Plans PayPal-Only Policy
“OZtion, an online auction site based in Australia, issued a press release to announce it has seen a 50% increase in sales for the month of May compared to the month of March. The company has […]

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May 27th, 2008

Restraint of Trade - The Per Se Test

Referring again to this definition of Restraint of Trade, giving consideration to current events;
We’ll take a look at the second court determined legal standard, the Per Se Test.
In Northern Pacific Railroad Co. v. United States (1958), the U.S. Supreme Court found that illegal restraints can sometimes fall outside a rule of reason analysis. In such […]

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May 12th, 2008

eBay Traffic Trending Downward

But what does it really mean? Will eBay’s future success or failure be measured in pageviews?
Ina Steiner has attempted some analysis at Auctionbytes;
“I was curious if the numbers might hint at any boycott effect. Looking at the numbers month-to-month, it shows a 13.21 percent drop in page views from January 2008 to February, and a […]

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