Will ebay become a fixed price website instead of auction base?

United States
October 2, 2009 3:13pm CST
I heard the rumor of that ebay gonna be in the transition of auction base website to a fixed - price website. Due to the reason that many ebay custoemrs don't have patience to wait for the bid to be done. Also, ebay's growth is kind of in stall, so a fixed - price website market would be more suitable for its future. What do you think about that? Did you hear any rumor like that?
4 responses
@burrito88 (2777)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I think there are too many customers who like to wait until the last minute to sweep in and buy things.
@tayd88 (205)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 09
hi burrito88, Yeah ,i agreed with u.I guess thats the spirit of purchasing from an auction web.Happy New Year.
@burrito88 (2777)
• United States
29 Dec 09
ah but it's very frustrating if you are the one who is overbid. Sometimes you watch the auction to try to raise your bid. You get down to one or two seconds and someone overbids you. It's annoying.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Ebay already has a fixed price option for sellers. My husband sells using both that and auctions for items that end up selling either low or high. Ebay would be shooting itself in the foot if it did away with the auctions because there are always other sites that will be more than happy to fill that void.
• United States
3 Oct 09
it already did. There were many websites follow suit to be an auction base website. I also posted a discussion on a website called "zigabid", a ticket auction base website in its early beta stage. So, check it out, and ebay is facing huge competition on it.
@wlee9696 (595)
• United States
2 Oct 09
That would not surprise me. Ebay made it big being the "world's largest garage sale". Now it seems all they are is online retailers. The prices have been forced up by all the new policies they have in place so you can't get a good deal anymore. There are very few individual sellers, everyone's a retailer with a store somewhere. It's no fun anymore.
• United States
3 Oct 09
I didn't log into ebay for a couple of years in a row, and I remember last time I been there to purchase a software, it was a bootlegged, and I was disliking it. I gave a bad rating on the seller, and the seller revenge on a bad rating on me. So, ever since then, I never log into ebay account, and I never bought anything from it.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
15 Oct 09
I would say that someone just made that up to get attention to an article or discussion. Too many people make great money from auctions going up, plus if people want to go with a fixed price they can set the buy now option and there they have a fixed price, no need for eBay to do a thing. I think it would go over like a lead balloon. :)