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Fri Dec 19 2008 21:23:33

eBay Has Fun with PowerSeller 'PolarSeller' Snowmen

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay sent an email to PowerSellers wishing them happy holidays, thanking them for doing business with eBay, and congratulating them on their accomplishments as valued PowerSellers. eBay included a link, writing "To show our appreciation, we've created some holiday fun just for you. Go to www.ebay.com/powersellerthankyou and start your holiday season with a smile."

The link leads to a page where eBay PowerSellers can log in and create a cartoon snowman. The snowmen are displayed together on a page that reads:

"Now that we've enjoyed another successful year together, it's time to brr-ing on some holiday fun! Create your very own PolarSeller, a virtual-snowman likeness of you. After you're done, your PolarSeller will join more snowmen created by other PowerSellers. Before long, PolarSellers will cover the mountain, so come back often to see who's joining the holiday fun. Make your PolarSeller now."






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by: Gary

Fri Dec 19 21:32:52 2008

@pierre is admiring his neighbors cock and wishing his Tesla was legal while John Donahue builds snowmen.

How about fixing the ebay site? How about fixing the paypal glitches? How about pulling your heads out of your collective ------- and ending this ------ known as the Donahue era.

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by: Gary

Fri Dec 19 21:36:50 2008

We'll we didn't sell or buy a single dollars worth on eBay this season and we have done very nicely! eBay management and it's employees need a swift kick in the face and I hope they get it this quarter to bring them in touch with reality. CEO John Donahoe gets an F and a U on his 1st end of season report card.

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by: Franci

Fri Dec 19 22:11:48 2008

Just sad.....really, really sad....pitiful even!

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by: tjjj

Sat Dec 20 00:19:48 2008

PATHETIC!

The vast majority of eBay sellers are NOT children but very serious business people trying to make a living & these clowns spend hours on programming crap like this when the site is full of Glitches??? GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR BACKSIDES

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by: Nicole

Sat Dec 20 00:29:06 2008

Thank you for trying to Cheer up the end of this stressful ebay year.  Why stressful...Oh yeah DSR... I have one thing to prove DSR is not working...I offer free shipping but can't get my discount due to LOW DSR for Shipping cost.  If the customer does not know the cost to ship or the time it takes to ship how does ebay expect us to get our ''Double Discount''  It is a joke...A very stressful joke.  

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by: Bipolar

Sat Dec 20 00:30:37 2008

eBay is well and truly Bi-polar

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Sat Dec 20 00:32:59 2008

As many of us have previously observed, ebay needs to hire adults.

This juvenile display is another example of the paternalistic and authoritarian nature of ebay part of whose business model treats sellers as errant children.

The Ho and The No deserve nothing more gigantic lumps of coal in their cashmere stockings with pink slips in the toes.

Bah! Humbug, ebay! Ye be Scrooges all!

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by: charles palma

Sat Dec 20 01:06:22 2008

That would nice.

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by: eBuyer Feedback

Sat Dec 20 01:34:16 2008

I noticed that eBay puts no limits on the number of snowmen one can create.  I was able to make two of them.

I would have much rather preferred customer service answering the question about resolution center not working on my account though.

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by: Anon1219

Sat Dec 20 03:01:22 2008

What a joke! ebay thinks we are all what, kindergarten to 1st grade age bracket? Sad part is that some of the folks are actually falling for this ruse.

BTW, I noticed they kidnapped Santa Klaus again this year.
http://www.santakidnap.com.au

So violence, home invasion & torture are still okay with ebay I guess.

ROFLOL

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by: eBay is scum

Sat Dec 20 04:49:20 2008

Sleezebay does it again. Allows some newbie seller ZERO rating to list body part & snot. :
Listing Violations > Prohibited (banned items) > Other prohibited (banned) items > Human body parts


Item Numbers(s):
220331665273


Message: How is this allowed? Body fluid on a tissue? I recalled you took our listing off years ago.


So, a snot rag is OK but a blood DRIED bandage was not ok?
All rules to NOT apply to all.

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by: Skeeter's buddy

Sat Dec 20 05:47:39 2008

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas ebayers!
Whatever IT is, you can get IT on ebay!

enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57QTi5Tys6M

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by: Rich

Sat Dec 20 09:23:10 2008

Was a bunch of dumb a_ _ holes.

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by: Rich

Sat Dec 20 09:24:37 2008

Make that ''what'' a bunch of dumb a-holes.

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by: EX EBAY SELLER & BUYER

Sat Dec 20 10:39:15 2008

What a Crock.Why didn't they say just Thanks to ALL E-bay Sellers & Buyers instead of referring to just Powersellers.There just shinning people on again in order to raise fees again next year.I can just imagine what DUMB policies they will think up next year.

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by: 2EXPowerSellers

Sat Dec 20 11:12:40 2008

It truly is ironic ebay has time to program up this silly nonsense, yet they dont have time to resolve the massive number of other SO-CALLED glitches on the site.

EBAY TRULY SUCKS....No ammount of PR fluff will every change the communitiy's perception of your company after all the unscrupulous B.S. you pulled on the entire selling community this year.

Nothing but a bunch of backstabbin, greedy, corrupt, self serving slimeballs running ebay now!

DEATH TO GREEDBAY....BOYCOTT VICTORIOUSLY 2009

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by: Tired

Sat Dec 20 11:31:33 2008

I wanted to build a snowman but the choices for features did not have a gun to hold to my head or a bunch of stars spinning around my head...

It appears eBay doesn't think anything is wrong out here in the real world...

Very very pathetic!!!!!!!!!!

They will be showing all the snowmen to the stock holders next week lol!

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by: ebay seller

Sat Dec 20 11:53:42 2008

This is the problem with ebay,they just don't get it.This snowman does not bring joy or cheer to anyone, it just pisses people off.You want to give me a present and show some apreciation LOWER YOUR FEES .Ebay became great beacause it was CHEAP TO USE.When I started there years ago my costs to sell were 3 to 5% now they are 20% + .You can only squueze a lemon so much to make lemonade eventually it does run out of juice which is what is happening to ebay now.We are in business to make money not to be serfs to ebay .GET A CLUE!!!!!!!!!

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by: ebaysucks

Sat Dec 20 13:14:38 2008

What eBay should have done is make a cartoon with Donahoe and the rest of the executive crooks all lined up pissing down on the sellers because that would be a more realistic scenario.

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by: Patricia

Sat Dec 20 14:04:48 2008

This kinda proves what I've been thinking for a long time now.  Up to this year Ebay made money in spite of its management....now when the times are getting tough the lack of brain power at the top of the Ebay pile is standing out like a big sore thumb!

Ebay...at least have the decency and self-respect to do NOTHING rather then show your complete lack of class and intelligence with a stunt like this.  Sellers are interested in SALES - they don't have the time or the patience to play "dolls" with you!  

Now its not enough to simply be hated...you have to grab the top spot as being the most laughable too!

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