EBAY UNDER BOYCOTT 24 AUG to 1 SEPT.

EBAY UNDER BOYCOTT 24 AUG to 1 SEPT.

Post by David Stinso » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

(PLEASE DO NOT START A THREAD ON THIS-- No one wants to hear it.
This post is for information only-- email replies will result
in your receiving error messages in your mailbox.  Thanks)
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Because of their policy changes concerning reserve auctions,
the users of Ebay are boycotting the system from 24 Aug. to 1 Sept.
If you sell or buy on Ebay, you may not get many bidders those days.

Please let your friends using EBAY know about this.

 
 
 

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Post by dchopp » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Have you peed in the ocean lately?
Did it make a difference?

- David -

 
 
 

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Post by John Byr » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00


> (PLEASE DO NOT START A THREAD ON THIS-- No one wants to hear it.
> This post is for information only-- email replies will result
> in your receiving error messages in your mailbox.  Thanks)
> ------------------------------

> Because of their policy changes concerning reserve auctions,
> the users of Ebay are boycotting the system from 24 Aug. to 1 Sept.
> If you sell or buy on Ebay, you may not get many bidders those days.

> Please let your friends using EBAY know about this.

Sounds like this is mainly a sellers boycot, or perhaps it will be a good
chance for buyers to pick up some bargins, if other buyers really do
boycot too.

What is the change in the reserve policy that has you all up in arms?

Regards,

John Byrns

Surf my web pages at,  http://www.enteract.com/~jbyrns/index.html

 
 
 

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Post by -: R.A.T Boy : » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Sounds like this David Stintson guy has an axe to grind and is attempting to
gain support for his personal problems.

I can only agree that this newsgroup should be a great place to start some
shit like that.  Everyone else does...

RAT Boy




> > (PLEASE DO NOT START A THREAD ON THIS-- No one wants to hear it.
> > This post is for information only-- email replies will result
> > in your receiving error messages in your mailbox.  Thanks)
> > ------------------------------

> > Because of their policy changes concerning reserve auctions,
> > the users of Ebay are boycotting the system from 24 Aug. to 1 Sept.
> > If you sell or buy on Ebay, you may not get many bidders those days.

> > Please let your friends using EBAY know about this.

> Sounds like this is mainly a sellers boycot, or perhaps it will be a good
> chance for buyers to pick up some bargins, if other buyers really do
> boycot too.

> What is the change in the reserve policy that has you all up in arms?

> Regards,

> John Byrns

> Surf my web pages at,  http://www.enteract.com/~jbyrns/index.html

 
 
 

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Post by Eri » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:>Sounds like this is mainly a sellers boycot, or perhaps it will be a good
>chance for buyers to pick up some bargins, if other buyers really do
>boycot too.

>What is the change in the reserve policy that has you all up in arms?

Sounds like a good time to be a bidder :-)

eBay has started charging a dollar for reserve price auctions, and
your starting bid now has to be at least 25% of your reserve.

No doubt too many after the auction deals being made by sellers with
impossibly high reserves, cutting ebay out of their share.

Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Grover Gardn » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00



> Sounds like this David Stintson guy has an axe to grind and is attempting to
> gain support for his personal problems.

> I can only agree that this newsgroup should be a great place to start some
> shit like that.  Everyone else does...

Actually, the change in policy is troublesome and nuisance for sellers.  I
suppose there's a good reason for it (?) but it is not a comforting
trend.  I don't know anything about any boycott, but I set my reserve
prices reasonably to protect myself, and I find the change disturbing.

--
Grover Gardner

 
 
 

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Post by JJ » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00




> > Sounds like this David Stintson guy has an axe to grind and is attempting to
> > gain support for his personal problems.

> > I can only agree that this newsgroup should be a great place to start some
> > shit like that.  Everyone else does...

> Actually, the change in policy is troublesome and nuisance for sellers.  I
> suppose there's a good reason for it (?) but it is not a comforting
> trend.  I don't know anything about any boycott, but I set my reserve
> prices reasonably to protect myself, and I find the change disturbing.

Just more corporate greed.

**********************************



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Post by n3gz » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Dojn't worry much.  I am setting up a ham radio only auction that WILL
NOT charge for anything.  We have been testing it for about 2 weeks
and it will go live the first of next month if all of the bugs are
worked out.  Corey


posted in the newsgroup.....:

:(PLEASE DO NOT START A THREAD ON THIS-- No one wants to hear it.
:This post is for information only-- email replies will result
:in your receiving error messages in your mailbox.  Thanks)
:------------------------------
:
:Because of their policy changes concerning reserve auctions,
:the users of Ebay are boycotting the system from 24 Aug. to 1 Sept.
:If you sell or buy on Ebay, you may not get many bidders those days.
:
:Please let your friends using EBAY know about this.

 
 
 

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Post by -: R.A.T Boy : » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

What is being forgotten is that eBay is providing a service and deserves to
get paid for it.  Any fees (past or current) have all been IMHO very
reasonable.  Keep in mind that all parties have the same intent... get the
hammer down (make the sale) and move onto the next lot.

Credibility check:  I have worked for a "REAL" auction house and have
tallied bids for about a hundred live and mail auctions.  Therefore, I've
had to deal with both sides of the fence (dealer / buyer).  I've sat just as
many auctions held by other houses and know how they handle their business.

Most auction houses demand to handle ALL money and take their cut before
forwarding the proceeds to the dealer.  It is a very circumspect and
tightly-knit business.  All business details are overt, and in writing.
Once you've lost a decent reputation (as buyer OR dealer)...***you
getting it back... no other houses will do business with you, period

I've watched many an eBay sale and listened to many folks carp about
"inconvenience".  eBay makes it very easy and should be paid for their work.
This is not a game... eBay isn't doing this to be nice... it is a business.


Quote:> >Sounds like this is mainly a sellers boycot, or perhaps it will be a good
> >chance for buyers to pick up some bargins, if other buyers really do
> >boycot too.

> >What is the change in the reserve policy that has you all up in arms?

> Sounds like a good time to be a bidder :-)

> eBay has started charging a dollar for reserve price auctions, and
> your starting bid now has to be at least 25% of your reserve.

> No doubt too many after the auction deals being made by sellers with
> impossibly high reserves, cutting ebay out of their share.

> Eric

 
 
 

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Post by w5ol » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Who the heck do you think your boycott'n. Like you realy beleive your gona
effect EBay.
Yeah right! All your doing is thumb'n up your nose to your fellow Hams and
Buyers.

Here's one of my old sayings again, "Don't curse the darkness, turn on a
light".
IE: If you don't like EBay get the heck out and stop causing animosities
between the community of HAMS and friends.

mike  ???

 
 
 

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Post by Eri » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00



>What is being forgotten is that eBay is providing a service and deserves to
>get paid for it.  Any fees (past or current) have all been IMHO very
>reasonable.  Keep in mind that all parties have the same intent... get the
>hammer down (make the sale) and move onto the next lot.

>Credibility check:  I have worked for a "REAL" auction house and have
>tallied bids for about a hundred live and mail auctions.  Therefore, I've
>had to deal with both sides of the fence (dealer / buyer).  I've sat just as
>many auctions held by other houses and know how they handle their business.

>Most auction houses demand to handle ALL money and take their cut before
>forwarding the proceeds to the dealer.  It is a very circumspect and
>tightly-knit business.  All business details are overt, and in writing.
>Once you've lost a decent reputation (as buyer OR dealer)...***you
>getting it back... no other houses will do business with you, period

>I've watched many an eBay sale and listened to many folks carp about
>"inconvenience".  eBay makes it very easy and should be paid for their work.
>This is not a game... eBay isn't doing this to be nice... it is a business.


><snip>

Whoa, your post made it look like I said ALL that. What I said was:
Quote:

> Sounds like a good time to be a bidder :-)

> eBay has started charging a dollar for reserve price auctions, and
> your starting bid now has to be at least 25% of your reserve.

> No doubt too many after the auction deals being made by sellers with
> impossibly high reserves, cutting ebay out of their share.

In other words, I agree with you, ebay is getting taken by
sellers setting reserves way high, then completing the deal anyway
under the table so to speak.
Cutting ebay out of their commission, that is not fair, no matter how
you may feel about eBay.

Eric

 
 
 

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Post by KM5Q » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00



> Dojn't worry much.  I am setting up a ham radio only auction that WILL
> NOT charge for anything.  We have been testing it for about 2 weeks
> and it will go live the first of next month if all of the bugs are
> worked out.  Corey


> posted in the newsgroup.....:

> :(PLEASE DO NOT START A THREAD ON THIS-- No one wants to hear it.
> :This post is for information only-- email replies will result
> :in your receiving error messages in your mailbox.  Thanks)
> :------------------------------
> :
> :Because of their policy changes concerning reserve auctions,
> :the users of Ebay are boycotting the system from 24 Aug. to 1 Sept.
> :If you sell or buy on Ebay, you may not get many bidders those days.
> :
> :Please let your friends using EBAY know about this.

> I think all of you would be better served to use the W5OLD Sunday

Night Swap Fest. The WSNSF is a non profit organization for the
satisfaction of all hams that have the bug to trade or sell. For more

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Post by Joe » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Snip:>Most auction houses demand to handle ALL money and take their cut
before

Quote:>forwarding the proceeds to the dealer.  It is a very circumspect and
>tightly-knit business
>eBay makes it very easy and should be paid for their work.

Easy for who??...............For some ba***t operation on Long Island
buying up everything in the tri state area papers/estates, then busts up
everthing into seperate items SPAM SPAM SPAM:
 (* as is GREAT DEAL 1 Hr LEFT *) squeezing every penny out of the consumer.
...................:}-o
 
 
 

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Post by wildthin » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

SUPER!!! YOU'ALL BOYCOTT EBAY!!!  As the saying goes "You shack the trees
and I will rack the leaves" I will pickup stuff cheaper than..... Oh don't
come back to ebay either, just stay away and quite complaining about it. I
Love it!



>> Dojn't worry much.  I am setting up a ham radio only auction that WILL
>> NOT charge for anything.  We have been testing it for about 2 weeks
>> and it will go live the first of next month if all of the bugs are
>> worked out.  Corey


>> posted in the newsgroup.....:

>> :(PLEASE DO NOT START A THREAD ON THIS-- No one wants to hear it.
>> :This post is for information only-- email replies will result
>> :in your receiving error messages in your mailbox.  Thanks)
>> :------------------------------
>> :
>> :Because of their policy changes concerning reserve auctions,
>> :the users of Ebay are boycotting the system from 24 Aug. to 1 Sept.
>> :If you sell or buy on Ebay, you may not get many bidders those days.
>> :
>> :Please let your friends using EBAY know about this.

>> I think all of you would be better served to use the W5OLD Sunday
>Night Swap Fest. The WSNSF is a non profit organization for the
>satisfaction of all hams that have the bug to trade or sell. For more

>Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
>Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

 
 
 

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Post by Rick » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

I would like to see people move over to Amazon.com.  They are smaller
and try harder.  They also do not discriminate against scanner sellers
like e-bay.  On e-bay many people sell items defined by e-bay as illegal
and are allowed to do that.  Other poor folks are singled out get their
auctions pulled.  Is this fair?  Sounds more like grounds for class
action lawsuit than a ban.  Charging another $1.00 for a reserve auction
is ridiculous, 25 cents sounds more in line.  If you really want to get
picky how can you even call a reserve price auction an auction.  It
isn't, it is a fancy way to advertise an item with a fixed price.

Oh well I have to go now and plan my upcoming e-bay auctions.

Rick B.