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Thu Sept 25 2014 16:29:26

Beware eBay Store Upgrade Promotion

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
Just to remind your viewers that I had a very bad time with the last promotion in June when eBay ran the same promotion, "eBay Promotion Encourages Sellers to Upgrade their Stores" (link to current promo).

The keywords for each of our eBay Store pages were reset and wiped out when we upgraded to the top store. I lost needed revenue because Google was not promoting our eBay listings from our eBay Store because the keywords were gone.

Also the loss of sales also hurt my number of sales. I had built my sales back up by slashing prices so that my Defect rate would be over 400 sales in a 3 month look back giving me a lower Defect rate.

This disaster put me under 300 sales in a 3 month which put me back on the 12 month look back with a higher defect rate.

Because this is eBay, I suspect they are setting sellers up to have their keywords wiped out so more sellers can fall below the set defect rate and be purged from selling.

Please make mention to sellers to check the status of their keywords.
Thanks Ina,
Chris




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This user has validated their user name. by: Philip Cohen
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Thu Sep 25 17:29:05 2014

I doubt this loss of keywords would be a deliberate action on eBay’s behalf; now, if it would improve their dollar take, anything goes, even demonstrable criminality; but I think that any loss of keywords is simply one more demonstration of the incompetence of eBay’s programmers, and ultimately of the Ho Turkey sitting in the corner office …

The eBay executive suite—where the incompetent mingle with the disingenuous, the malevolent and the outright criminal, and the just plain stupid ... http://bit.ly/11F2eas

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ric

Thu Sep 25 18:48:00 2014

More eBay defects which harm sellers no surprise here.

It is Donahoe's hand picked team of misfits who have never bought or sold on eBay who are collectively overseeing the slow death of a thousand cuts for small sellers.

John Donahoe is doing the only thing he knows how to do based on his many years at Bain.  He is personally overseeing and even hastening the implosion of the eBay marketplace while putting tens of millions of dollars in his pocket for his efforts.

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by: Massachusets Howler This user has validated their user name.

Thu Sep 25 20:56:50 2014

From our unique and wonderful site, to BEWARE of EVERYTHING.

What a GD shame.

Mass Howler

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Fri Sep 26 06:30:16 2014

When it comes to Donahopeless, I really need a dose of schadenfreude......hope his karma serves some up soon.

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by: ebay refugee camp This user has validated their user name.

Fri Sep 26 07:52:07 2014

The loss of keywords were ebay's fault who else could be blamed?
Ebay sales are way down, It is going to be interesting to see how the books are cooked for this quarter.
DO NOT UPGRADE TO ANOTHER STORE LEVEL!
IF YOU DO IT NOW YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE WHOLE MONTH, THEY WANT YOU TO DO IT BEFORE 9/29/2014 FOR A REASON

Deceitful ebay.  

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by: Annne This user has validated their user name.

Fri Sep 26 09:50:22 2014

Why does ebay go to such lengths to dis their TRS when they could have just simply eliminated the discount and poof be done?  Oh yeah, because they feel a need to make it look like it's the seller's fault.

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by: RichieC This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 29 10:39:21 2014

MORE PROFITS for fleeBay!!!!

 With more Sellers missing the TRS requirements and on November 1st, just giving up on the program. hoe must be happy, not giving that 20% discount, sure he and his buddies, will get nice bonuses!

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by: macsbaby This user has validated their user name.

Sat Oct 4 12:06:08 2014

They are doing it this way to give the sellers "a chance" to get a discount. Its the carrot or apple on a stick trick.....its there but good luck getting it. At least with antiques/art it is good luck attaining these goals, as I have found my customers are particularly persnickity(sp).  



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