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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1794 - May 21, 2008 - ISSN 1539-5065    1 of 5

Australia to Rule on eBay's PayPal-Only Policy in Mid-June

By Ina Steiner
May 21, 2008

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The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) updated its website to inform the public that it anticipates "indicating its view" on eBay's notification of its PayPal-only policy in mid June, prior to the June 17th when the policy goes into effect (http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y08/m04/i10/s01). The ACCC said it has sought eBay's views on the submissions it has received, and requested that eBay provide these comments by May 23, 2008.

In the meantime, sellers are furious that eBay Australia has put May 29th on the SYI form as the date the site will become PayPal only:

eBay and PayPal are making buying on eBay safer. Effective 24 April 2008, all sellers must offer PayPal as a payment method in their listings. Starting 29 May 2008, PayPal will be the only payment option sellers can offer in listings.

An eBay moderator confirmed it was an error (http://forums.ebay.com.au/thread.jspa?threadID=600090922&tstart=0&mod=1211338758792).


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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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