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Tue Nov 19 2019 00:09:43

Reader Asks Where Is eBay in High Tech Investigations?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I am curious as heck. The US Attorney General Barr, the FTC, and the anti-trust branch of the DOJ all have huge investigations into Facebook, Google, Amazon into search algorithm abuse.

It seems to me based on the comments of thousands of sellers over the years and also the admissions of customer service reps to me personally that eBay is more guilty than anyone search algorithm manipulation, anti-trust violations.     

I am shocked that no one in mainstream media or DOJ is mentioning eBay in these discussions.

There are now state attorneys general from all 50 states also investigating the tech giants for search algorithm abuse. ... Read More

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Sun Nov 17 2019 14:34:11

Does eBay Compensate Some YouTube Selling Experts?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
There are a number of well-known YouTube video channels that strongly promote selling on eBay. Has anyone ever tried to prove that some of these eBay promoters are compensated in some way by eBay for their videos?

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Fri Nov 15 2019 10:16:55

Are International Sellers Getting Disproportionate eBay Sales?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I do not purchase much these days on eBay but needed something specific so went searching on my mobile. My question is, would eBay totally collapse now without foreign (China - India) listings?

I stumbled upon this one seller from India - try searching for:

"Birthstone Tiger Eye Stone 925 Sterling Silver Plated Cuff Bracelet"

This one particular seller has 128 listings of the identical item save a differed numbered code attached to each listing. His listing also states Longtime member - he has a feedback of 4,140 with 148 neutrals and 101 negatives. That said he has sold 14,649 items in one ... Read More

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Tue Nov 12 2019 23:29:08

eBay Hides Seller Name on Some Sponsored Listings in Search

By: Reader


Dear Ina,
Not sure if anyone has noticed...

If a buyer is browsing a specific category on eBay with their page set to display the newest listings first, any sponsored listings are NOT displayed at the top of the page.

Additionally, the seller ID is not shown on that page for any sponsored listings, they're hidden until the buyer actually opens the item listing. All regular listings (i.e. non-sponsored listings) still have the seller ID shown.

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Sun Nov 10 2019 20:54:10

Bump in Sales Leads to PayPal Problems for Online Seller

By: Reader


Dear Ina,
We have been PayPal customers for 17 years with no problems at all. Recommend them all the time, and never understood why people hate them so much.

Approximately 1 month ago - suddenly and with no notice - PayPal started putting a hold on funds for some of our orders - not all - one of life's little mysteries. There seems to be no rhyme or reason why they choose the ones they do. Naturally I called because the notice was so strange I was sure it was a scam of some kind.

They confirmed that this was a "new PayPal policy put in place ... Read More

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