|Wed Nov 11 2015 09:24:51|
New eBay Policy Is De Facto Fee Increase
It's odd that no one has commented on this. eBay's latest "promotion" strategy is a deceitful and de facto fee increase that affects those sellers who typically use fixed price listings and receive these special promotion invitations.
By snatching away hundreds of free listings (relists) and allowing only new listings to qualify for free insertion fees, eBay has surreptitiously and substantially raised many insertion fees each month.
The other day I read a suspected chlorophyll post from a poster I've never heard of complaining that he/she was seeing the same old things in search over and over again. Of course, this self described experienced shopper failed to mention that Cassini decides what eBay wants shoppers to see not necessarily what they're actually searching and shopping for.
This again illustrates that the bloated eBay management team still doesn't understand how their marketplace works. They seem to believe that the same people log into eBay day after day in order to justify the removal of relists from free insertion fees.
In fact, they probably do know better but it's a convenient cover story for raising insertion fees. Increasing revenue clearly plays a far, far greater role than eBay's hypocritical and probably non existent concern for buyers seeing the same old stuff.
If this were actually the case, eBay would strictly enforce its duplicate listing policy against Chinese sellers who clutter up the site with hundreds of thousands of pages of junk. They would scrap Cassini and return to Ending Soonest as the default search parameter.