Will Ebay ever loose it's monopoly ?
March 4, 2009 4:44am CST
Will Ebay ever loose it's monopoly on selling online, or does it still have a monopoly, there are o many other ways now people sell there items. Other online sites, onine shops, classifieds, whats your thoughts ?
4 Mar 09
I hope so because EBAY have changed a lot of their workings and now it i sso hard for sellers .. they have given ALL the power to the buyers .. I know of instances where the buyer blackmails the seller to reduce prices otherwise they will give them a bad mark and it will affect the sellers status.. so yes I HOPE it loses its monopoly as it does not deserve to keep it. If you have a bad buyer as a seller you have no rights to say anything .. this is not a good way to run a business .. but EBAY do not really care bcos all they want is to keep their TOP TOP sellers and buyers .. plus in some countires i believe you are only accepted to use paypal and as we all know paypal is a con .. anyway - there are other sites similar to ebay .. ebid i think is one and is growing fast :)
4 Mar 09
I cetainly agree with you, it's all geared towards the buyers. I've been threated with bad feedback for refuse to refubf money on items with no faults,nothing wrong but buyer wanted item and money. Here in australia we are made to include paypal as an option and that makes things even worse.As buyers get there goods and can jut calim money back, and there always on the buyers side too.
7 Mar 09
I think at this point it's too large to lose it's grip and be toppled by any other company. As sellers we feel cheated a lot by the company, because they are making lots of changes which basically make selling much harder and more expensive for us. And everytime one of these changes comes along there's calls to boycott the site and stop selling. Let's face it, if we all stopped selling, they'd fail really quickly. But the thing is that no one really does end up boycotting the site. A few sellers may leave - permanently or temporarily. But there's so many other sellers still there that ebay doesn't even notice it. So no... I'd say they're there for good.