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Tue June 2 2015 22:43:03

Devin Wenig to Make Changes to eBay Search?

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay is at its best when we enable small and medium-sized brands and merchants to present unique inventory to shoppers who love to shop, Devin Wenig told Internet Retailer

Wenig heads eBay Marketplaces and will become CEO of eBay after the breakup with PayPal in the third quarter.

"By finding new ways to highlight eBay's unique selection, Wenig aims to turn eBay into a "discovery-based marketplace" where value-oriented shoppers stumble upon and buy items they might not have known about, or thought about buying," Internet Retailer wrote.

Like his predecessor before him, Wenig plans to make big changes when he takes over - including better search and better merchandising.

However, the publication notes there are skeptics, and it writes, "Even if Wenig does breathe new life into a leaner, more appealing eBay, many believe that the endgame might be another company acquiring the online marketplace."

It seems what's old is new again.

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by: wasteland-mechanic This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 9 12:45:15 2015

I don't know why you are confused about my post. It was very clear.

The type of transmission doesn't matter. Why is there no spot for REMANUFACTURED under CONDITION in the search results????????  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Philip Cohen

Tue Jun 9 13:02:29 2015

@toolguy,

"I was once a eBay share holder, I was fortunate enough to get in on the IPO. My mistake was selling too soon for only a 300% profit that could've been a 8000% profit today."

Let’s see, without the compounded splits the shares prices currently would have been …
eBay ~$60 * 24 = $1440 (indeed, an 8,000% increase on the $18 IPO)
Amazon ~$430 * 12 = $5160 (a 32,250% increase on the $16 IPO)

So, just think about how much more profit that you could’ve made had you instead bought and held onto Amazon; indeed, where is the comparison? However you look at it, Amazon is still leaving eBay for dead …

The eBay executive suite—where the incompetent mingle with the disingenuous, the malevolent and the outright criminal, and the just plain stupid … http://bit.ly/11F2eas  

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Tue Jun 9 14:01:33 2015

@Philip

I DIDN'T have access to Amazon's IPO!

But I did have access to eBay's

I DON'T care about Amazon, I don't buy or sell there.

In my mind Amazon doesn't even exist. (except my eBay purchases come from Amazon fulfillment centers.

Gotta love a eBayer that uses Amazon for FREE shipping.

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by: wasteland-mechanic This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 9 15:10:01 2015

hey "toolguy"

I don't know why you are confused about my post. It was very clear.

The type of transmission doesn't matter. Why is there no spot for REMANUFACTURED under CONDITION in the search results????????  

Let me know if you still don't comprehend what I am saying.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Philip Cohen

Tue Jun 9 18:37:02 2015

@toolguy,

Still, think about it, had you had access to the Amazon IPO, you COULD have made so much more profit: a 32,000% increase instead of eBay’s paltry 8000% …

The eBay executive suite—where the incompetent mingle with the disingenuous, the malevolent and the outright criminal, and the just plain stupid … http://bit.ly/11F2eas  

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Tue Jun 9 18:54:24 2015

@wasteland-mechanic

Remanufactured can be found in the "Used" section.

You'll have to click on the ad and look at the "Item Condition"

As seen in this listing: 391011776237

 

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Tue Jun 9 19:03:43 2015

@ Philip

If I had only bought Monster Energy (Hansen's Soda) instead of eBay or Amazon. They went up 310,000%

From .04 cents to $124 today.

I was a big fan of Hansen's All Natural Soda's back in the early 80's. The factory was only 10 miles from where I lived.

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This user has validated their user name. by: shabbychick

Tue Jun 9 22:08:37 2015

owl bookends
new 166
used 309
not specified 149

another interesting aside: Search for ''owl book ends''
new 146
used 281
not specified 103

Didn't the old search engine accommodate for misspellings and would correct the search so nicely.
Like ''did you mean'' bookends?

I wonder what accounts for the differences?

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by: wasteland-mechanic This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jun 11 13:10:15 2015

"toolguy"

Once again you completely miss the point. WHY does feebay not fix this. How is it not in the buyer's best interest for the search results to be as clear and concise as possibly?????

USED is NOT the same as REMANUFACTURED.

There is also NO category at ALL for transfer cases even though every 4 wheel drive vehicle ever made has one.

How will you defend that?

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by: wasteland-mechanic This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jun 11 13:16:29 2015

"toolguy"

I don't know why you are confused about my post. It was very clear.

The type of transmission doesn't matter. Why is there no spot for REMANUFACTURED under CONDITION in the search results????????

Remanufactured is NOT the same as used - NOT even close.


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by: wasteland-mechanic This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jun 11 14:07:56 2015

And for a truly infuriating feebay search experience, search for any kind of wheels for your vehicle. For every other type of auto part, when you LIST it you can enter "parts compatibility" (meaning the vehicles your part fits). NOT in wheels!

YET when you search for wheels (or rims) you are prompted to enter your vehicle year make model. All feebay does with that information is copy and paste it to your search keywords  because NO ONE is able to enter parts compatibility information.

This leads to a clusterphuck of epic proportions, even by feebay standards.

Try searching for 2007 GMC SIERRA 2500HD WHEELS.  If you are finally able to make your way to the "wheels" sub sub sub sub category, there is ONE set in the search results and it is WRONG (it is 6 lug, not the 8 lug required).

In reality ANY 2000-2011 GM 8 lug wheels WILL fit this vehicle and there ARE hundreds of them listed. Good luck finding them though!

There is absolutely NO EXCUSE for this level of incompetence.

Feebay did this to THEMSELVES.

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Thu Jun 11 19:18:58 2015

@wasteland-mechanic

Funny you mention that vehicle, I owned a 2007 GMC Crew Cab 4x4 2500HD

I found what you're looking for with this search:

2007 GMC 2500 alloy wheels

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by: Lamprey This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jun 15 14:04:46 2015

Yep, seems we're nearly done with the sales sandbagging -- getting ready to make this eBay/PayPal split look like a genius idea once they take the breaks of the small and medium size sellers.
Crooks

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by: wasteland-mechanic This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jan 8 14:36:56 2016

hey "toolguy"

I don't know why you are confused about my post. It was very clear.

The type of transmission doesn't matter. Why is there no spot for REMANUFACTURED under CONDITION in the search results????????

Let me know if you still don't comprehend what I am saying.

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by: wasteland-mechanic This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jan 8 14:40:12 2016

Sorry, "toolguy420", ONE search result for 8 lug GM wheels is a disgrace. Why do you post on here if you have absolutely nothing to contribute? You constant defending of feebay malfeasance is truly disgusting.

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