Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Quiet Before the Storm!

Sorry, couldn't resist that title. I'm just sitting here twiddling my thumbs until there is some actual news. The time is over for speculation its time for facts.

Here are the questions I would like answered (as if anybody cared):

  • Is Meg actually planing her departure?
  • Will eBay institute category specific pricing?
  • What are the early results of their 5 category test of Best Match?
  • Will they go to Zero listing fees and a higher FVF in stores?
  • Will they go to a flat, low insertion fee and a higher FVF in core? A flat fee would allow for higher ASP items to be listed in CORE at Fixed Price.
  • Will they make Gallery free?

That's all I can think of right now on one cup of coffee so check back in later to see what else I've come up with.

Just my 5 cents.

4 comments:

Suzanne said...

LOL, me too Randy. Waiting for the last 2 hours to click by until the call starts. I'm about ready to switch from coffee to something stronger. I'll be listening for key words like "free" or "reduced cost" and "lower fees."

Stop pacing - you're making me nervous.

Randy Smythe said...

Suzanne, 40 ounces of coffee will make anybody pace.

Tony P. said...

Since we'll soon know the answers to most of these questions, this is just for fun:

"Is Meg actually planing her departure?"

As opposed to hastily throwing desk clutter into a box before the tar boils?


"Will eBay institute category specific pricing?"

Yep, with a 5-cent, each, surcharge for the use of title and Item Specific keywords... like, Vintage and Antique.


"What are the early results of their 5 category test of Best Match?"

Ebay made money!!! The sellers? Not so much. Unfortunate.


"Will they go to Zero listing fees and a higher FVF in stores?"

Add 50-cents to that Zero and you nailed IT!


"Will they go to a flat, low insertion fee and a higher FVF in core? A flat fee would allow for higher ASP items to be listed in CORE at Fixed Price."

That would jack-up not just the image of ebay, but its metrics as well. Nope, this makes too much sense. Sorry, Randy, WTH were you thinking?


"Will they make Gallery free?"

No, but they will allow it a night-out, once per month, with the boys.


Now, here's my question to you Randy. What in the world is FireMeg going to call him/herself from now on?

Tony

Randy Smythe said...

Tony, I can't argue with any of those points :-)

About Firemeg.com Yeah there goes that brand. Though he will take credit for her leaving.