[meteorite-list] Watch out Ebay Sellers! Total scammer scammingmeteorite!

From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:28:27 -0700
Message-ID: <48929701-D271-4FE0-A743-70E90CC06810_at_meteoriteguy.com>

eBay has changed so much, and all for the worse, since I joined in 1996.
I have sold tens of thousands of auctions, and I no longer waste my time there. All of the schemes where power sellers stuff shows first, sellers can't leave anything but positive feedback even when robbed, PayPal claws your money out at first request by any buyer!
Not a single change has been for the better. I don't need them anymore, I have more than enough serious customers to buy my things without paying commission even on shipping costs!
It is quite liberating not to be chained to the computer and selling $5 items every week. Not worth the pain onto back.
Michael Farmer

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On Dec 20, 2012, at 2:21 PM, "Galactic Stone & Ironworks" <meteoritemike at gmail.com> wrote:

> eBay has the same dynamic going as AstroMart - treat your sellers like
> crap, run them off, but plenty of clueless newbies come along to
> replenish the ranks of lost members. A few diehards will always stick
> around and defend the leadership, but the dynamic shows something is
> wrong in the system or how it is implemented. I've been a member of
> eBay since 1999 and only list there on rare occasions now. Instead of
> running a over a hundred auctions per month, I might run 2 or 3 dozen
> per year now. Gross eBay revenue comes from several streams -
> advertisers, licensing rights for eBay applications, PayPal
> transaction fees, and eBay fees. A modest drop in one is not likely
> to tank the entire bottom line. But if I was in charge of the eBay
> membership, I'd be aware that something is wrong and needs fixing. If
> this trend continues, then it's safe to say that eBay's peak days of
> growth and profit are long behind them, and now we are on the plateau
> to nowhere good.
> This Met-List and several other closed email lists are the real
> meteorite market. :)
> Best regards,
> MikeG
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> On 12/20/12, Pict <pict at pict.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 20/12/2012 11:09, "Michael Farmer" <mike at meteoriteguy.com> wrote:
>>> Multiply that by millions of pissed-off sellers and now you know why ebay
>>> is dropping like a rock revenue-wise.
>>> Michael Farmer
>>> <snip>
>> Mike,
>> Actual gross revenue for eBay doesn't look like that according to this?.
>> http://www.statista.com/statistics/74244/quarterly-revenue-of-ebay-since-20
>> 07/
>> Small dip in Q1 2012 but not a meteoric decline. However this includes all
>> revenue streams and looking at the breakout here?
>> http://www.ebayinc.com/content/fact_sheet/eBay_Inc_Corporate_Fact_Sheet_Q3_
>> 2012
>> US & International transaction revenue looks to have shown only very
>> modest growth in the last 5 years which may well indicate losing volume
>> and gouging more. Not a winning strategy to keep up I agree.
>> Regards,
>> John
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