Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Questions and Concern Arise regarding PeSA!

I won't comment much on this as it is still a little confusing but Ina Steiner has written a 2-part article on PeSA that is very interesting.

I wasn't a member of PeSA, while Glacier Bay was in business, because I'm not a big "Joiner". I'm more of a Lone Wolf. I do see the benefit of an organization of sellers, and I don't think eBay cares either way. They don't really listen anyway.

I'm sure those eBay employees that still read this blog would think this last statement to be incorrect. They actually think they listen to sellers, but they are deluding themselves. EBay’s "Just a Venue" and "Level Playing Field" approach prevents them from really dealing with seller issues.

Read the article and let me know what you think.


Frank Ross said...

I don't know much about the organization PESA since we are nowhere near the status of large seller. But I think it does show that eBay and its scope of outreach is continually shifting and what may have been true last year isn't true today. I sympathize with the Web Designer who had performed work for them free of charge and now feels burned, but the organization's wanting to shift from Non Profit does not seem like an unreasonable thing. A healthy organization of any size must continually re-examine its long term objectives, its performance, and make the necessary adjustments. No comment on the conflict of interest thing though.

Randy Smythe said...

Change is eBay's middle name! I think PeSA is evolving and the reason for not seeking non-profit status makes sense.

I do believe they have a growing problem with conflict of interest though.