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Tue Nov 28 2017 21:59:26

eBay Lawsuits and Cranky Sellers

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I have a couple of things I've been wondering about for a while.

I've seen a bunch of legitimate complaints within this forum regarding eBay's ever changing seller "rules". I have experienced many of eBay's seller-slams myself. Has there ever been an active legal complaint against eBay from sellers or stores? 

I know it's a huge machine with an intimidating legal department, but some of the screwing must be illegal in some way (i.e. not covered in the terms of service agreement). Just curious what has been attempted before. (or an expose from a large and visible news organization?)

Another query involves the incessant and repetitive responses ... Read More

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Fri Nov 24 2017 16:06:53

Seller Feels Taunted by eBay in Best Offer Email Notice

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I'm not sure if I am on beta test, and have developers messing with me.  I had a "best offer" come in over the weekend and I countered it with what I feel is fair. I have the only item like that on eBay, at least what I can see in search results.

eBay sent me email and message confirmation of offer expired with the subject line: "How bad do you want (Item name)" with a winking emoji next to it.

In the message: "Hi (redacted), unfortunately your counter offer was unsuccessful. We'll let you know as soon as any new offers arrive."

Why would they ask ... Read More

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Wed Nov 22 2017 20:30:34

Seller Compares Shoppers on Amazon, eBay, and Etsy

By: Reader

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Would you agree with this seller's blunt assessment of the type of shoppers found on Amazon, eBay, and Etsy?

Dear Ina
I have written to you before telling you how much I enjoy your blog/newsletter. I look forward to them as I find your stories very informative and very helpful with my selling on the big sites, Amazon, eBay, Etsy.

I list 20 products I build on Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. My sales on Amazon are approximately $20,000 gross every two weeks. Listing the same products on eBay and Etsy, I get almost Zero! "No Sales". Yes, No Sales!

I find that people who shop eBay are ... Read More

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Mon Nov 20 2017 22:28:25

eBay Restricts Buying for New Account of Longtime User

By: Reader


Should eBay restrict the buying activity of a new account of a longtime user even though it knows their identity and history?

Dear Ina,
With sales as slow as they are on eBay, let me tell you what just happened to me. On a new store that I opened several months ago - I have 3 now - same person - same PayPal account for all - I was just bidding on a few things that I need in my brick and mortar store and got this pop up message: You can't buy anymore without consulting eBay. WHAT A JOKE! Are you kidding me? 

Yes it's a ... Read More

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Fri Nov 17 2017 14:25:37

eBay Charges Seller with Improper Use of Keywords

By: Reader


eBay sent this reader a warning about her use of keywords, but she said her title was an accurate description of the product she was selling. Does it signify a new crackdown (or a new glitch)? Let us know if you've experienced anything similar.

Dear Ina,
This is a heads up that eBay appears to suddenly be cracking down on sellers for "keyword spamming."

I had a doll listed. The item title was an accurate description of the product I was selling, not keyword spam. eBay sent me a warning note threatening me with banishment etc. if I continued to "keyword spam". 

I have never been tagged like this ... Read More

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