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Fri June 9 2017 16:48:39

GTC Verbiage - A Signal of eBay's Intentions?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I noticed today on what is a Good Til Cancelled listing, when I got an offer, they changed the verbiage a little (below). 

We all read the tea leaves from eBay waiting for the shoe to drop so I wonder...any significance or ?  (It now says listed until sold or cancelled as seen below)

Buy It Now Price:
US $99
Quantity:
1 available
Time Left:
Listed until sold or cancelled

P.G.




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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Fri Jun 9 17:01:56 2017

Maybe they are just trying to make sure sellers understand that GTC = Good Till Cancelled.  In recent weeks it does seem that some just didn't understand what that meant.  Not sure why, but on some Ebay threads it sure seemed they didn't understand.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Fri Jun 9 18:08:08 2017

They've been reading this blog. They are covering themselves when they cancel a sellers listing when they view it as being "stale". My opinion of course.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Fri Jun 9 20:03:42 2017

This particular screen the OP is talking about doesn't have anything to do with "stale" listings.

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by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jun 9 20:42:42 2017

Nor does it say anything about stale listings.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Sat Jun 10 03:10:45 2017

Because this post is not about stale listings.  According to the OP it is about a GTC listing they got an offer on and the message that followed.  At least that is what they said.  

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by: Beth This user has validated their user name.

Sun Jun 11 07:24:03 2017

Hasn't it always said that? I've seen it longer ago than 2 weeks.  

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by: Barbbie This user has validated their user name.

Sun Jun 11 11:10:33 2017

No the verbiage is new in the last couple weeks. I also noticed that some of the sold emails do not say how many are left in stock while some still do.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Mon Jun 12 02:52:48 2017

@barbbie

On my email notifications for a sale, they dropped the quantity left a couple years ago. You are lucky you've kept yours for so long.

I hate these new email notifications.  Ebay was more concerned with leaving lots of space between sentences.  To the point that a one page form is now 2 and sometimes 3 pages long.  Plus they dropped so much info that I found useful.  Like the quantity left, buyer's name and address too.  Makes no sense to me.  Reduce the amount of info and increase the length of the form.

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by: Windkissed This user has validated their user name.
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Mon Jun 12 08:43:40 2017

Like I have said many times, ebay makes their money on moving merchandise, us sellers make our money from profit.  If the item does not move then they will get rid of it.  But some sellers do not sell popular movable items.  I sell vintage, pre owned, and new and some items have to have the right buyer to sell and that takes relisting, relisting and relisting.

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by: Windkissed This user has validated their user name.
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Mon Jun 12 08:45:43 2017

Sometimes I have even pulled things off and waited a while and put them back on and they sell.

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by: Whatever This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jun 12 17:53:57 2017

hummmm - would ebay ever drop GTC altogether?  hummmm

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by: mindelec This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jun 12 18:11:02 2017

Y'all are reading too much into it.  When I sell something on another site, I cancel the listing.  They just changed the wording to reflect the two possible ways a listing could be ended.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Tue Jun 13 13:14:51 2017

@whatever

Why would they do that?



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