Do you still use EBay?

United States
February 9, 2009 3:01pm CST
They have been making a lot of changes to EBay and I really dont like them. So I dont even shop on EBay anymore. One thing I dont like is they will not accept money orders anymore. I also dont like the lay out. I liked the way the site used to be. Doesn'T seem very fun anymore. Do you still use EBay?
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23 responses
@gohan2091 (544)
11 Feb 09
I don't use eBay as much as I use to but that's because I haven't felt the need to buy anything recently. I sell on eBay too but I haven't been selling recently either, that's because I've ran out of things to sell lol. I don't like some of eBays changes, such as removing the ability for sellers to leave positive or neutral feedback to buyers. This was an extremely stupid move by eBay!
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• United States
11 Feb 09
I know a lot of sellers are not pleased with that new rule. I wish they would just revert back to the way it was.
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11 Feb 09
As do I, buyers and sellers should be treated 50/50, not 70/30. Sellers are treated unfairly....
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• United States
11 Feb 09
I believe greed is now ruling eBay and that they have forgot their humble beginnings when it was the small mom and pop stores and when the auction sellers really made eBay what eBay was. eBay no longer caters to the small sellers. This is evident by many facts, some being the new rule of no paper money; the new "unfair" feedback system; squeezing out the small sellers in favor of the larger "department" store type sellers. I feel that Meg Whitman stepped down just in time as I think eBay is going down the drain, so to speak. I think eBay will eventually become stores only, like a giant online mall. It is really a shame that they have done this. Sites like www.powersellersunite.com , show just how unsatisfied people are with eBay. There are so many new auction sites popping up trying to get their foot in a door that is closing.
• United States
9 Feb 09
I haven't been on ebay in such a long time, the last time I got on, they changed it and it just isn't for me. I hate the new changes. Why do they have to make things so complicated? They wait for people to get used to using the website and then they change it around on us. 2 thumbs down for them. Great discussion by the way... And happy mylotting
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• United States
10 Feb 09
I dont know why they changed it. The site was doing very well as it was.
• United States
10 Feb 09
I completely agree
@mmiceli (382)
10 Feb 09
I absolutely love EBay, but I would not know about any changes they have made. I don't sell either, just shop and I usually pay with a credit card. My dad however, has done well with a business on EBay but since the economy is horrible right now, his business is suffering. Besides the layout change, maybe the status of the economy is what's forcing EBay to make some changes.
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• United States
10 Feb 09
I dont use ebay much because i dont have the money anymore I do still like to go browse the site to see what sort of weird or funny stuff i can find you really can find just about ANYTHING on ebay LOL
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• United States
10 Feb 09
Thats about the only thing I do anymore on Ebay is browse. They do have some crazy auctions on there.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
9 Feb 09
hello moneymommy my hubby and i still use e-bay's website to mostly sell tons of music albums on. we have sold a few of them but nothing to brag about. we have tons more albums that we need to list on e-bay's website for sell, but it is time consuming and it also costs each time that you list an item for sell on their website. but sometimes an item will go for lots more than you had expected, or sometimes the item will just go for the listed price. and i guess in my opinion of the matter, these days most everybody has a paypal account that they can just wire the money into their accounts like that. take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
• United States
10 Feb 09
I wish there was more alternatives to EBay.
• United States
9 Feb 09
Yes I totally agree with you - I do not like the changes on ebay. If the stuff was not broke why did they try to fix it?? I hate the stuff , but right now it is the only money I have coming in.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
10 Feb 09
I always used ebay to find a bargin, alothough it has been awhile since I have logged onto it, but after reading this discussion, I logged on tonight. I have to agree some of the changes are terrible. I think it a case of "If its not broken why fix it" Thanks for bringing this to my attenion.
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@UK_Shree (3604)
10 Feb 09
I do use ebay occasionally. I havent noticed any changes though because I am not a very frequent user and usually only use it to get ink cartridges every few months for example. I will usually use it if I am looking for a bargain on something in particular which is hard to get from anywhere else or is expensive from other sources
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• United States
10 Feb 09
I buy on ebay all the time. I no longer sell however. I use my blog, and Etsy to sell my stuff.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
10 Feb 09
i haven't been on ebay in awhile. i use to sell on ebay when i had the antique shop but i never did buy that much. i'll have to check it out.
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@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I use ebay quite a bit. I did not know that they use to take money orders so i guess it was not really too big of a deal for me. I have foind some really cool, really cheap stuff on that site, and think that I will still visit it. i do have to agree with you though the new layout is not really my thing.
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@bubblyapple (2655)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Yes, I do. I have just recently "won" an item there. So far, everything has been working fine. I don't look much at its layout or things like that. I am more on what bargains I could find.
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@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Yes, I still use Ebay, however I have not there for a long time. I use ebay to sell items. I have never made a purchase from Ebay.
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• Canada
19 Apr 09
I don't use EBay anywhere near as often as I used to. We used to sell stuff on there but found the charges and the shipping charges too high. I still sometimes buy things off of EBay but I used to buy a lot more.
• United States
18 Apr 09
Well I like ebay still but the money order thing I feel is a little unfair. i guess you could still ask someone because I have and they allowed me to. I know as of this month it is no longer allowed but I guess you have to do what you gotta do. I know there have been a lot of changes to the site but sometimes change is good. Take care and happy mylotting to you as well.
• United States
18 Apr 09
I"ve only scanned thru e-bay's offerings but I have never bought or listed anything. Usually unless I"m a collector of things or whatever as I find once I punch in the shipping on something it's not worth it to me.
@cicisnana (775)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I browse ebay a lot. I used to sell but it has been quite awhile. Personally, I don't like to send money orders, but isn't that up to the seller rather or not they will accept one? Or is it just ebay who won't accept money orders for their fee? Anyway, if I find a bargain on there I will buy.
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
I don't like using Ebay anymore. Ebay charges fees to sellers these days unlike before, I understand that those fees are for the maintenance of the site but however, I am so disappointed that they are asking me to pay those fees while I have not sell any of my items yet and they have suspended my account for it.
• United States
17 Apr 09
Nope I don't use Ebay no more. Ebay is a big rip off with fees and such. I got scammed on Ebay awhile back and they went after me instead of the person that scammed me and I was blocked from Ebay. I now use a site that is Free to list and I am making sales better than I did on Ebay. Try Ecrater, it's way better. My Ecrater site is mountainbadger1975.ecrater.com Ebay should start realizing that they are going to lose business if they don't straighten up and start fixing up they're site but of course they are only thinking of the money and not much of they're customers from what I am hearing from alot of people.
@tudors (1556)
• China
19 Feb 09
oh, come on, I am just a green hand at ebay hoping to buy something. So if this web is not good, what would you recommend accepting paypal ?