UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, SIDE EFFECTS OF EBAY ELIMINATING SMALL SELLERS: Nationwide, thousands upon thousands of American citizens from all walks of life and all economic strata began to purchase and accumulate items to sell on eBay. Many of them who started early on, during the golden years of eBay (1995-2005 roughly), did a fairly brisk business and sold hundreds or thousands of items (depending upon how deeply they got into it) and operated on the premise that the gravy train would continue. Ebay had led them to believe that it would. Then in 2008, John Donahoe took over and decided that he wanted the “name brand” corporate big box retailers such as JC Penney, KMart, Toys R Us, Levi’s, etc. selling on eBay instead of the average American citizen. And he proceeded to enact policies and actions that began the wholesale purging of thousands of small sellers, something that has accelerated…
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OMG! People. This is going to be lengthy so grab a bag of potato chips and a beverage of your choice.
Where do I start?
I’ve recently been getting ready to retire in a few years and have been going through all of my different collections of various things. I sat, staring at the plethora of items I have amassed over the years and a light bulb went off. I thought, “Hey! I’ll sell all my stuff on eBay and make bank!
I went along for 30 days, semi-joyously, thinking I was going to make a cool 10 grand when all was said and done. I was selling things at lighting speed. Then another light bulb went off. “Hey”, I thought, “Maybe I’m not asking enough money for this stuff”. I finally figured out that I could do a search on eBay for sold items of a similar nature and lo…
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SUSPENDED BY EBAY OR HAD BAD EXPERIENCES WITH EBAY? We are in the process of assembling/compiling what people are saying nationwide about their experiences at eBay. Two books are being created to be released in the near future both as online ebooks and possibly in print media as well. THE EBAY PAPERS Death and Destruction of an American Economic Juggernaut. The working title for the other book is”What You Don’t Know About Ebay Will Hurt You” exposing malfeasance and the abuse of sellers by the world’s second largest online electronic selling platform. The author of the two books, Rich Vernadeau, is himself a former ebay seller and the founder of two Facebook groups (Former Ebay Sellers and Former Ebay Sellers 2 Open Forum). All submissions from former and current ebay sellers, users in their own words. Stories may also be submitted to (and will be used from) the OPEN FB group Former Ebay Sellers 2 Open Forum. You may submit your stories/experiences at:https://www.facebook.com/groups/formerebaysellers2openforum/ You may also post submissions to www.gideon13.blogspot.com And you may post to this blog here on WordPress as well.