|Wed Sept 3 2014 20:48:55|
eBay Technical Issues Hit Auction Listings Hard
Thinking I might be able to find a bargain by searching with unique keywords, I did a search for "weighty" (title/description), under the Vintage Jewelry category.
One-quarter down the page was a listing I wanted to visit. The title read, "Vintage Set Necklace Bracelet Beads Coins".
When I clicked the title, it took me to a page that said had items "similar" to "Vintage Set Necklace Bracelet Beads Coins", but nothing was even close - not anywhere near "coin" jewelry. Just regular beads, etc. And I noticed that MOST [un]"similar" items down the page were either in the UK, China, and Czech Republic. Just a few were in the US. Here is a link to the "similar items" page.
What the heck is going on with eBay these days? Do you know? Does anyone know? Do THEY know??? Why is it eBay seems to be the only site with consistent BIG glitches and/or outages? I'm beginning to wonder if the site problems are retaliatory or something?
Personally, I am soooooo fed UP, it's unreal. I want to say "you don't know how fed up I am", but then I'm sure you do - and tens of thousands of people must feel the same way. It's been one thing after another.
I can't WAIT until I get all my items onto other sites, because after selling on eBay for 14 years, I am so DONE with them. And trust me. When I quit selling, I won't be buying there either. No way in H*$#. Not after all they've robbed me of. And I'm not talking about ONLY time and money. They have tried to rob me of my confidence as a seller and a hard working small business too. I know I'm good and I know I deserve better.
Please keep the community posted on the next time that "we" can rate "them" (again). They cannot be trusted.
BTW, I have over 16,000 feedback (99.5%), all 4.9 or 5 DSR's. I was a TRS for the entire time the TRS status came into effect, until I lost it on 8/20/2014 (for reasons beyond my control, and/or prior to March 2014).
I won't go further for fear of identifying myself, but I can tell you that they've put me OUT of business. I've sold $0.00 the past 7 days, and I have over 220 good quality, excellent condition antiques and collectibles available to choose from - and I ship worldwide, and offer 1 day handling and free shipping. I can't bend any further. My back is broken.
Note from the Editor: This problem was reported by other users and appears to be related to eBay's major technical issues on Wednesday that prevented some users from logging in and leading to panic that the site might have been hacked - see the AuctionBytes Blog.