Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Best of the Blogs Today!

I know many of you only read My Blog Utopia :) but there are some other great blogs out there and here are a couple of recent posts that I think you would enjoy. 

Harry Rinker, a well-known expert in the antiques and collectibles field, is leaving eBay over its ban on checks and money orders. It's time to take a stand, he wrote in his column last week. "I will be damned to hell if I am going to allow eBay to dictate how I should pay for my purchases. My checks are good, none bounced. I am taking my business elsewhere." The syndicated column is published in antiques journals and newspapers in the US and Canada...

eBay really is just a venue.  They depend on sellers to list items so that the site will have a great variety and they depend on sellers to make buyers happy so that buyers will continue to return back to eBay.  Because eBay does not sell anything directly to buyers, they absolutely must ensure that sellers perform their duties.  But in their effort to “encourage” sellers to do what they want, sometimes eBay is not thinking about how best to “motivate” sellers.  And, as a result, sometimes eBay’s actions have unintended effects...

Last week, a guy posted that he couldn't believe what his eBay seller emailed him. Basically, the eBay seller emailed him that he/she wanted all 5 stars in DSRs because if he/she didn't get them, eBay would raise his/her fees, and he/she would then have to raise his/her shipping fees...

Just my 15%

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