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Tue Sept 30 2008 07:27:55

Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay

By: Ina Steiner

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Burbank Sportscards has 884,862 listings on eBay and plans to launch its entire 30 million-card inventory. While that exceeds Buy.com's inventory of 739,473 listings on eBay, there is a major difference: Burbank Sportscards cards are in Store inventory format, meaning its cards only show up on Store searches or at the bottom of core search results.

It is also cheaper to list in Stores versus the core platform. However, eBay cut a special deal with Buy.com, whom many suspect pays no listing fees for its fixed-price inventory on core.

According to Burbank Sportscards' About Me page, it has an inventory of 35 million cards, of which 1.2 million are unique. "Our goal over the course of 2008 is to bring our staggering inventory to this EBAY store and delight collectors the world over with the very best possible selection of singles that fit with the unique style of your collection. And we’re going to offer this selection with the best possible shipping and handling deals anywhere."

Burbank Sportscards uses Beckett Channel Integration (BCI), "a multi-channel inventory management tool that allows users to keep track of products across their Beckett Marketplace, eBay store and in-store Kiosk."

Sellers in the sports card category may be wondering if Burbank Sportscards will become eligible for Diamond-level PowerSeller status, which would allow it to negotiate fees one-on-one with eBay for listing on the core platform. If so, expect a major disruption in the category similar to what happened when Buy.com flooded certain core categories.

 

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Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay   Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay

by: tj

Tue Sep 30 08:13:36 2008

LOL...so this is the new eBay.I can hardly contain myself thinking who the next big player will be ..  

Guess they will hit the Q3 numbers now

What a load of rubbish

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by: Jim S.

Tue Sep 30 08:15:33 2008

Odd decision since the store format is probably going away soon (my guess is early '09).

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by: RWK @ Bonanzle

Tue Sep 30 11:01:46 2008

Well....just goes to show you that Ebay will be getting rid of all the small sellers. The small sellers will be suffocated by the mass listings.

Save your money while you still have some in your pocket.

Here's a great up and coming site. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Ina, this site would make for good reading...it's growing by leaps and bounds. http://www.bonanzle.com/

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by: C.K.

Tue Sep 30 11:31:05 2008

Wow, 30 million sports cards?  

Considering the economy, and the demand for shipping boxes in China, the value of recycled cardboard could eventually surpass the value of these sports cards...

Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay   Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay

by: atomicbuzz

Tue Sep 30 12:24:01 2008

After ten years on ebay I'm seeing that it's starting to smell like five day old shrimp left out in the blazing sun. It's rotten to the core, it repulses everyone who comes in contact with it, and it needs to be thrown out with all the other trash.

I am so over this excuse of a company. It's now a very thin shell of its former self. I don't have 30 million items to list, so I guess now they just consider me eBay ROADKILL.

However, I am loving Bonanzle also. Now, I religiously look at web stats and rankings using Alexa, and though this co. is far down on the list - the noise surrounding it is definitely growing. I am in no way sold on eCrater or iOffer and Blujay rubs me the wrong way, but I invite everyone to check out Bonanzle. I simply requested all of my listings transfer from eBay and it was done. My booth there is OHIOBAZAAR.

You will need to do some editing and so far I see a four picture limit but I am sure things will work themselves out with this site. It is a proactive site, not reactive (and usually in a bad way) like eBay is.

I for one am tired of the eBay game and I am throwing a massive Midwestern party on the day I finally get the nads to leave this rotten shrimp of a site. Maybe some of the 10,000 fired employees can drop on by - my farm will be big enough for everyone. But as to tears - I won't shed a damn one the day this corrupt site dies...

One word: Bonanzle, folks.

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by: Another Wronged Seller

Tue Sep 30 12:46:25 2008

Another ploy by ebay to get its listing count up.

I should also qualify for ''diamond level powerseller'' since I have 200 billion listings for individual grains of sand. (free shipping by the way!) This sand comes directly out of the heads of ebay management.

I heard somewhere that buy.com's sell-through was only 3 percent. Smart move by ebay to to cater to a seller that only closes 1 out of every 33 listings. ( my average sell-thru was 60 percent and never dipped below 35 even at the slowest times)

Ebay continues to whore itself out to the big sellers.

Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay   Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay

by: Patricia

Tue Sep 30 14:15:08 2008

There is little doubt in my mind that this company is getting free listings.  With ebay's present traffic and poor to no placement in Google, I would think it would be far far more profitable to list these cards on a website of their own and heavily invest in Google adwords to help market it.  Unless they're getting free listings this makes little sense to me.

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by: HK

Tue Sep 30 16:08:14 2008

Good luck to them. IMHO it has become a waste of time and money to list on ebay. ebay totally micromanages what sellers sell, how they sell, how they get paid for what they sell, how they ship it, what they can charge to ship it and the list goes on and on.  All this plus a huge fee increase, which was, of course, played to sellers and the public as a fee reduction. I guess you have to be here to really get what's going on. It's not easy to watch your business and livelihood go down the tubes.

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by: Harriet

Tue Sep 30 16:40:21 2008

Please everyone buyers and sellers alike, start looking over and searching on all the alternate sites and also use Google Shopping for your searches. You will find the products you have loved in the past at these sites, and your favorite sellers too.

Just today I have had several sales on Etsy and eCrater.

I think these alternative sites will pop during the upcoming holiday season.

I am encouraged.

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by: Lisa

Tue Sep 30 17:39:10 2008

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of Ebay. Enough said. I'm spending all day tomorrow getting my booth at Bonanzle looking good.

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by: cardmn5150

Tue Sep 30 18:29:12 2008

I don't blame Rob for wanting to expand his hobby presence.  With the way that Beckett has "New Coke'd" their previously effective site, I can understand why he would want people to actually be able to easily find his card selection.

As for no listing fees, if I had 30,000,000 of something I could easily see where I'd expect preferential treatment.

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by: ScienceFare

Tue Sep 30 20:04:28 2008

Well folks, the writing is on the wall. It's definitely time to explore the alternatives to eBay.

Here's an excellent venue that IS a viable alternative to eBay... no listing fees, list items as long as you want, and only a small Final Value Fee when your item(s) sell. And sell they will!
Atomic Mall --> http://atomicmall.com

Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay   Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay

by: rankenlonbow

Tue Sep 30 20:07:09 2008

30 million overpriced and overhyped cards on Ebay. How lucky they are to have Rob VerASS in their corner.

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by: bedardfan

Tue Sep 30 20:09:18 2008

i got ripped off bad by burbank cards once. i won't ever buy from them again. i was just starting out and bought orioles cards from him for 40 cents each. then i found out they all only cataloged for nickels and dimes.

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by: matt

Tue Sep 30 20:57:32 2008

So they ripped you off because you were too moronic enough to check the values of the cards before buying? You are typical brainless Ebay buyer that sellers want no part of. Go away. Go buy at a flea market.

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by: matt

Tue Sep 30 21:20:59 2008

Yes, I rip people who cry about paying 0.30 more for something due to their own ignorance. Like I said typical Ebay buyer....this isn't Walmart. Everyone wants a Mercedes for $50.

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by: shirlhats

Tue Sep 30 21:43:08 2008

I happen to love people who defend big business taking advantage of those who know not what they are doing. Matt which department at Burbank do you sort for? Does you boss know you are saying that anyone who pays his prices is ignorant?
Burbank Sportscards is coming to Ebay. I always thought rats left sinking ships. This one must like boarding one.

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by: Fred Dort

Tue Sep 30 22:17:33 2008

I bought a couple of things from them before. There were charging too much but I was unable to find them anywhere else so I bit the bullit and paid. Ebay raised the minimum to $1 which makes Sportslots and Sportsbuy much a better place to find cheaper cards.  If your unable to find something  anywhere you go to Burbank or Kit Young. Otherwise there is no point in paying shakedown prices.

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by: Bobbi at Bonanzle

Wed Oct 1 00:29:21 2008

Glad I got out when the getting was good...I give away cards these days...I used to be a dealer...it's only bits of shiny paper and cardboard and wow some have writing/signatures....there are reprints galore....bet it will be tough to win against this one of the Fav5 if they dump reprints or counterfeits for vintage. I foresee a lot of problems over there. btw this is no longer an investment product. Tip if you have that much inventory, there's a reason for it!

So glad I am with the winner: Bonanzle.com - simple/easy setup, transfer listings with pics & feedback, a healthy and friendly environment with fun all rolled up into one.

Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay   Burbank Sportscards to Launch 30 Million Listings to eBay

by: Steve-O

Wed Oct 1 09:17:24 2008

Most of that inventory is absolute garbage and shouldn't be in the marketplace.  It's essentially the junkyard of the Trading Card industry.  Way to go Fred Sanford!

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