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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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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 […]

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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 15th, 2008

Thick Fog Settles Over eBay Security

Hey, it’s a noble idea… (h/t to AuctionBytes)
eBay Tracks Members’ Computer Usage in Anti-Fraud Initiative
“eBay is launching a “Trusted Selling with Identity Confirmation” initiative in its efforts to fight the problem of account hijacking in which fraudsters take over users’ accounts to list scam auctions.”
Noble and idealistic but, what is being required bears some additional […]

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April 10th, 2008

eBay - Safe Payments [Require Positive Attitude]

They set it up for what may eventually be revealed as a totally self-centered corporate profit generating attitude but it doesn’t mean that you are required to react with a negative attitude towards their policies!
What they said;
Safe Payments Requirements
Last January, Bill announced that all new sellers would be required to offer PayPal or a merchant […]

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April 8th, 2008

Make eBay’s New Digital Download Policy Work For You

This is certainly worth passing along…
From the eBay Forums;
Make eBay’s New Digital Download Policy Work For You
An announcement offered by Deirdre from Community Development.
The recent change in the Digital Download policy has many sellers of items delivered by download confused and concerned about the viability of their businesses on eBay. Have no fear! Sellers of […]

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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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April 3rd, 2008

eBay’s Digital Download Ban [CDBurnerXP Pro - Free!]

If you’ve given consideration to the production and sale of physical digital products to maintain your business in light of eBay’s Digital Download ban, here is a resource for your serious consideration. And it’s Free!!!
CDBurnerXP Pro
CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to […]

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March 31st, 2008

eBay’s Digital Download Ban [Workarounds Arrive]

Unless and until eBay changes their now current policies I’m deciding that the shipment of a physical product is allowable and correct, as evidenced by some posters online…
The Warrior Forum (again).
Wherein we find links to a few excellent resources I’ve had the pleasure of discussing elsewhere :)
One is CafePress. From their Audio and Data page;
Tags: […]

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March 28th, 2008

eBay - Digital Downloadable Goods in Classified Ads Format Only

Digital Downloadable Goods in Classified Ads Format Only
Brian Burke, Director Global Feedback Policy, says;
Hello…This is Brian Burke, Director Global Feedback Policy. Digital goods are often reproduced at little to no cost to the seller. On eBay, this creates the potential for Feedback Manipulation (both real and perceived). To preserve the integrity of the Feedback system, […]

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