|Sun Jan 5 2014 09:01:47|
Will eBay Change Its Ways after Class Action Lawsuit Settlement?
I received an email today about the featured plus class action lawsuit settlement against eBay. eBay sellers will get either a whopping .36 or $3.19 and it will be a credit on your seller fees or you can get a check.
I do not believe that a settlement with no teeth matters to eBay a company flush with cash. A slap on the wrist I would call it and it pales in comparison to the other things they have done such as forced PayPal, fvf on shipping, a slanted TRS system which benefits diamond sellers and large sellers who are dishonest, no negative feedback for buyers, ads in our listings, forcing sellers into global shipping with deceptive terms of service agreements, a failed search engine, rolling blackouts, forced picture resizing and eBay's 100% buyer guarantee featuring PayPal holds on honest sellers.
I read that email about the settlement and I found myself thinking about all of this and I came to this question. What rights do sellers have on eBay? We are forced into a terms of service user agreement that causes injury to small medium sized businesses and in my opinion violates our constitutional rights and the Rico Act.
I still believe that a honest business is the most successful and eBay could benefit by changing their ways. I was wondering what your readers think, do they think eBay will change its ways and do things fair and honest now because of this settlement?
I say no they will not.
Please keep this anonymous.
Note from the Editor: See also this December 23rd EcommerceBytes Newsflash article, "eBay to Pay out $4.75 Million in Class Action Lawsuit Settlement."