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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 […]

By Mark -- 2 comments

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. […]

By Mark -- 2 comments

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 20th, 2008

An Attitude To Emulate

Despite all the hubbub surrounding what appears more and more to be a real fiasco at eBay there is a gem in the midst of the insanity…
Someone who’s “handle” at eBay is “faerie’s finest” (log in req’d) expressed an attitude I find most worthy of repeating and also worth a link to their eBay store.
From […]

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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 […]

By Mark -- 1 comment

May 5th, 2008

The eBay Buy.com Partnership Deal Deserves Followup

Somehow I sense that this eBay Buy.com partnership is going to ascend from a slow burn to a grave and unquenchable combustion…

Randy Smythe had predated the eBay Ink blog by a day with his excellent article.

The Auction Bytes blog got in on the action yesterday.

And Powersellers Unite has plenty of action in their forum.

And the […]

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May 3rd, 2008

eBuy.com - It’s a Fact [eBay Buy.com Partnership]

And I’m sure it confirms what many sellers were thinking…
eBay partners with Buy.com
“eBay has entered into a partnership with Buy.com that will see them move all of Buy.com’s new and in-season inventory onto their eBay store in the coming weeks. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed publicly but the messages I’m hearing echo […]

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April 6th, 2008

From The Desk of a Powerseller

John Thornhill
(John maintains what might arguably be the most informative eBay Blog online at PlanetSMS. He also writes directly on his eBay Blog.)
Though it appears we’ll be moving towards physical, digital products, it seems certain that John’s thought and experience still apply.
The most common reasons eBay will pull one of your eBook auctions.
1. Wrong, category. […]

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