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Thu June 19 2008 08:55:47

First Time Attendee at eBay Live Hopes to Keep up with Changes

By: Greg Holden

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Anticipation was running so high for this year's eBay Live that a group of sellers stood by a big wooden schedule board, scanning the list of upcoming sessions, while it was still being nailed together. For Cori Hoag, who drove here from Michigan with her husband, this is the first such event she has attended. The Hoags sell under the username Darcori. When asked what she hoped to learn from eBay Live, Cori said: "I want to make sure I'm keeping up with all the changes eBay is making. It's difficult to keep up with them. When they came up with the DSR we wanted to keep on top of it and show that we sell a lot."


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Greg Holden, who lives in Chicago, is an online business consultant and the author of eight books about eBay, including "How to Do Everything with Your eBay Business," second edition, and "Secrets of the eBay Millionaires," both published by Osborne-McGraw Hill. Find out more on Greg's Web site and blog, http://www.gregholden.com.




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by: Pat

Thu Jun 19 09:58:15 2008

I wonder how long her smile will last?

Maybe until tomorrow at 9am?

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by: DisgruntledPowerSeller

Thu Jun 19 11:20:32 2008

Ebay is causing sellers to leave in droves, with the new policy changes and tens of thousands are upset and will be protesting at Ebay Live 2008, this week.

The changes are idiotic. Sellers can no longer leave negative or neutral feedback, even if a buyer bids, wins your item, ingores your emails and doesn't pay. What right do they have to leave any feedback, if no transaction has taken place? We have sellers, bidding on competitors items and ruining their feedback, just to get a boost, on their own items.

Ebay went in and retroactively turned all neutrals, to negatives. Neutral, means just that, how can ebay call neitral, negative? They swtarted giving new discounts to people with good ratings, but they knock them down first, with the neutral change, so that many can't even meet the requirements, for the discount.

That is not the worst of it. We have thousands and thousands of sellers, who have closed their stores and we KNOW that the listing count should be going down. But, we have uncovered the source of the raised listing counts and I can't see it being anything, but fraud.

The seller BUY or Buy.com was taken on by ebay, right at the time ebay KNEW they were going to lose sellers. They are using buy.com, to pad the listings, to make it look like the count is up, when it really isn't. We have found thousands upon thousands of fake listings, that have no description and you can't even buy them. I found them ending tens of thousands of listings early, saying they are no longer available for sale and then immediately relisting them. Most likely to keep the sell through rate up and then relisting them again, to up the listing count 2 fold. They don't even pay any fees, being owned by ebay, so all the listings that they are padding, aren't even bringing in revenue???? Something isn't right here!

Isn't this making the stockholders think that listings are up, when they really aren't? We have all the proof documented. I even have it documented of when I was talking to Ebay Live Help and asking them about all the ads, being ended early and it immediately stopped, when they found out that we knew about it.

Please help us in exposing them, for what they are trying to pull. The boycotters should have a fair chance, to show what is really going on, behind the scenes.

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by: Frustraited

Thu Jun 19 11:38:12 2008

Look up darcori's listings. Just another Powerseller ''cheerleader'', which is probably typical of the people that will attend this event (just like Grannie & Mr. Electric). 4200 items listed. Maybe ''live'' will give them all a dose of reality.

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by: Patricia

Thu Jun 19 12:10:27 2008

Last year averaging 700 to 800 a month - yes, I'm a 10 year small seller....in the past 30 days a pitiful 62.00!  I have almost perfect feedback but am barely found in search!  This is the case for thousands of small sellers...so where is all the profit ebay is making?  It sure isn't coming from folks like me anymore!

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ed Gadfly

Thu Jun 19 17:25:57 2008

Nice choppers.

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by: Cori Hoag

Thu Jun 19 23:02:06 2008

Well, Day One at eBay Live is done and I am tired, but still smiling!
: >

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by: Jubril

Thu Jun 19 23:31:18 2008

The Feedback rule Grabs sellers by Balls with the nut cracker about to bust.  
I got used to 5 figure profit on ebay.  I left before it got bad I saw all this coming from a mile away.

I am gonna have fun at the conference tomorrow

First Time Attendee at eBay Live Hopes to Keep up with Changes   First Time Attendee at eBay Live Hopes to Keep up with Changes

by: Jubril

Thu Jun 19 23:32:57 2008

I have done over 5 figures in day without ebay, so I am not stressing.

end of the day I still love after all BS and what not

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by: Kal

Mon Jun 23 16:07:40 2008

Dari: Are you still smiling?



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