08 Feb 2008 06:24:26
Dave Stallard
EBay changes that could spell problems for the CrapShack!

Got this info off originally of Morgan Webb, so you can watch her
delivering it - don't know if that's a plus or a minus for you (for me,
it's always a little of both ;) ).

http://webbalert.com/2008/01/january-30th.html

But here are the crucial items:

> The biggest shakeup will occur for sellers of low-priced items. For
> items under $25, eBay is raising the commission from 5.25% to 8.25%.


> Significantly, a major change in the feedback system was also
> announced. Sellers can now only give buyers positive feedback.
> Whether this will hurt sellers remains to be seen. In the past
> buyers tended to gripe less due to fear of a retaliatory negative
> feedback -- a sort of "I'll scratch your back, if you scratch mine"
> setup.

Ooh, I bet someone's ratings are about to take a big plunge!

> Sellers with generally bad ratings will see their match exposure
> drop. Also, any sellers with bad ratings for shipping will see their
> exposure drop, as eBay is particular concerned about sellers' past
> handling of shipping.

"Particularly concerned about seller's past handling of shipping" - heh-heh.




http://www.dailytech.com/EBay+Cuts+Listing+Fees+Overhauls+Feedback+System/article10508.htm


08 Feb 2008 10:25:23
Yabahoobs
Re: EBay changes that could spell problems for the CrapShack!

On Feb 8, 4:24 am, Dave Stallard <[email protected] > wrote:
> Got this info off originally of Morgan Webb, so you can watch her
> delivering it - don't know if that's a plus or a minus for you (for me,
> it's always a little of both ;) ).
>
> http://webbalert.com/2008/01/january-30th.html
>
> But here are the crucial items:
>
> > The biggest shakeup will occur for sellers of low-priced items. For
> > items under $25, eBay is raising the commission from 5.25% to 8.25%.
> > Significantly, a major change in the feedback system was also
> > announced. Sellers can now only give buyers positive feedback.
> > Whether this will hurt sellers remains to be seen. In the past
> > buyers tended to gripe less due to fear of a retaliatory negative
> > feedback -- a sort of "I'll scratch your back, if you scratch mine"
> > setup.
>
> Ooh, I bet someone's ratings are about to take a big plunge!
>
> > Sellers with generally bad ratings will see their match exposure
> > drop. Also, any sellers with bad ratings for shipping will see their
> > exposure drop, as eBay is particular concerned about sellers' past
> > handling of shipping.
>
> "Particularly concerned about seller's past handling of shipping" - heh-heh.
>
> http://www.dailytech.com/EBay+Cuts+Listing+Fees+Overhauls+Feedback+Sy...

The feedback changes seem odd to me...I don't understand the rationale
behind only allowing positive feedback.

That said, I totally agree that The Gear Shack (if moldy, ash-stained
clothing counts as "gear") will be taking a hit.


08 Feb 2008 15:02:58
Richard Henry
Re: EBay changes that could spell problems for the CrapShack!

On Feb 8, 3:24=A0am, Dave Stallard <[email protected] > wrote:
> Got this info off originally of Morgan Webb, so you can watch her
> delivering it - don't know if that's a plus or a minus for you (for me,
> it's always a little of both ;) ).
>
> http://webbalert.com/2008/01/january-30th.html
>
> But here are the crucial items:
>
> > The biggest shakeup will occur for sellers of low-priced items. =A0For
> > items under $25, eBay is raising the commission from 5.25% to 8.25%.
> > Significantly, a major change in the feedback system was also
> > announced. =A0Sellers can now only give buyers positive feedback.
> > Whether this will hurt sellers remains to be seen. =A0In the past
> > buyers tended to gripe less due to fear of a retaliatory negative
> > feedback -- a sort of "I'll scratch your back, if you scratch mine"
> > setup.
>
> Ooh, I bet someone's ratings are about to take a big plunge!
>
> > Sellers with generally bad ratings will see their match exposure
> > drop. =A0Also, any sellers with bad ratings for shipping will see their
> > exposure drop, as eBay is particular concerned about sellers' past
> > handling of shipping.
>
> "Particularly concerned about seller's past handling of shipping" - heh-he=
h.
>
> http://www.dailytech.com/EBay+Cuts+Listing+Fees+Overhauls+Feedback+Sy...

I have noticed a few "Feedback withdrawn by mutual consent" results.
presumabley there will be fewer of those.