|Sun Oct 3 2010 15:04:01|
eBay Sellers Report Technical Difficulties
By: Ina Steiner
To the Editor: |
I am a seller on Ebay. After watching things closely for several weeks there is something technically wrong at Ebay. Hit counts showing in the Summary section in my Ebay are not increasing. Signing into the discussion boards are timing out. Sales come in spurts and those spurts are coming in further and further apart.
I am trying to keep my head above water, but it is just getting worse and worse. Several sellers are in the same boat as per the discussion board. How did I go from almost making silver Powerseller selling part time with fewer item to $2300 a month selling full time in 8 months?
I, myself have studied the suggestions made by Griff and Ebay for Best Practices and instituted several of those changes to my listings. I have studied my contemporaries and while some are still doing well as always, others, like myself are sinking like rocks in a pond.
I am not a seller that is slapping just anything up on the site and expecting it to sell. I spend hours on Terapeak studying what sells. I can see an item sell for $100 on Terapeak and I cannot sell the same item for more than $40.
Something is very wrong. I suspect it is technical. Can you shed some light?
Just Call Me, "About To Lose My Home"
To the Editor:
I was wondering if anyone else was having problems with ebay pages. The ask a seller a question has been down since Friday. I have been trying to email a buyer and the page tries to load, but then says done with errors on the page, only to leave a blank page. I have received one question from buyers all weekend, usually average about 15 per day.
Most of my saved ebay addresses do not work.
Announcements when clicked from the bottom of an ebay page does not load. I get the same from the ebay boards.
I was wondering if your readers were experiencing the same issues? I know ebay was doing maintenance on the 1st, did they mess something up?
From the editor: see also eBay's Technical Issues discussion board.
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