|Thu May 17 2012 12:32:06|
eBay Free Listing Day - Fail
Thank you for the "heads up" on the eBay free listing day yesterday. If it had not been for your site notice I don't think ANYONE would have known it was going on. I am a member of one of the longest and fairly well informed eBay Forums and NONE of us received notice of this event. I have two seller accounts and did not get notice on either one.
We have also collectively noticed a few disturbing things.
One is - no views. No listings are showing in Search after being posted (one I checked on I know had over 100 individual items listed by a very dedicated and experienced seller and - 21 items were showing on her account as being listed at 11 PM Eastern time. Items had been listed much earlier in the day.
Other sellers had problems with items coming up as being listed in the wrong category entirely.
Others had an interesting issue - items would be listed with no views and suddenly there were bids on them. One item I got a bid on was something that for a long while I have been selling versions of quite frequently. However for months now - thru the Easter season one of the best times to sell these religious items - I had NO SALES on these. Now out of no where I had a sale within the first seconds of listing. Not at all unhappy for a sale but just - odd.
I opined that I wondered if the sneaky brains at eBay were sitting there rubbing their hands together and saying "Oh My! We gave these sellers just exactly what they SAY they want - FREE LISTINGS! And NO ONE used them! See what ungrateful little wretches they are! Well we won't be doing THAT again any time soon!".
It does seem like too many people were affected by this failure to actually notify sellers for this to be coincidence. Conspiracy? Perhaps. You would THINK that eBay would WANT all its various sellers great and small to sell things otherwise they don't make any money do they. Or did I miss something here? That IS how you run a business, isn't it?
Please remove my name.
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