|Wed Aug 12 2015 16:55:48|
A Sales Slowdown Leads eBay Seller to Investigate
Lots of commentators here and elsewhere have been concerned with the extreme slow down or outright stoppage of sales on eBay. While trying to look thru a category on an item I have listed I noticed something - odd.
I have had an item - a Ralph Lauren wax jacket - listed for a few weeks now. At first it was listed as a regular Auction and then on a promo as a Good Til Canceled. The item has - in a few weeks - racked up almost 300 "Views" - -not ONE inquiry or ONE Offer has been made!
I decided to go look at how many items are listed NOW - around 90 - and then because so many of these had Buy It Now on them (Or Best Offer), I looked at the COMPLETED items. I was shocked to see that of the roughly 90 items shown that ALL of the ones listed PRIOR to 6 JULY had SOLD - however with 2 exceptions - one item listed from England and one other - NOT ONE of the others have SOLD.
NOT ONE SINCE 6 JULY.
Now - I also looked to see where my item came in using Best Match and it was in the top third of a fairly small category so it SHOULD be seen. And according to eBay's OWN "Views" it has been seen just under 300 times!
I wonder how many other sellers are seeing this? It is hard to tell on a huge category now many are selling and if the items really are the same or very similar to the one you have listed - but this one is stark in the reality.
On my other listings - across 5 accounts - I have had almost ZERO sales since that SAME early July date.
My question is - and I suspect others have the SAME question - did eBay turn OFF something so millions of sellers items are INVISIBLE? On this item it seems as though small and larger sellers' items alike are NOT BEING SOLD.
Anyone ELSE able to show this as clearly as I can?