Ive actually seen a couple huge volume sellers leave. Some boasted they were titanium sellers and they are dumping ebay. Most only had a thousand or so fb that month but one person in particular had over 35,000 feedback that month and when I checked thier store it was completely empty.
You have to understand Your biggest powersellers are severly affected by these changes. The biggest electronics powerseller make money on items with a extremely low profit potential. And they have very high sell through rates because they deal in electronics only. But they only make $3.00 to $5.00
A 3 % increase on FVF on high dollar items bankrupts that seller. The additional $6.00 fee on a $200.00 order completely eliminates that sellers profit margin.
There are titanium sellers leaving left and right. The small sellers think that only they are affected.
Jay and marie complained to ebay about the low value items like dvd's and Cd's stating that ebays changes would put them out of business. They sell on average 40,000 items a month. Thier sales have been down since the announcement. Before the seller strike Right now they are selling half of what they normally do. That shows alot when the biggest powerseller on ebay has lost near half of thier average selling volume. It means the sellers and buyers are buying less.
My own listings are a hard sell. My listings last month were down. We sell 250-375 items a month on the ebay side of our business. Last month we sold 134 items. And the average closing price on all those items went to the floor.
Ebay started that low price listing fee right before the auction. I already had 200 auctions running and I just let them close that week. I sold 6 out of 200 of those listings and every single item was listed with a starting bid of 99 Cents.
So you tell me again that the seller strike had no affect. The last time I started everything at 99 Cents out of over 200 auctions I sold 189 items. And only had to relist a couple items.
So there isnt a person in this forum that can convince me otherwise the impact ebays changes have caused. Sellers are pissed and leaving by the hordes. Ebay can quote no affect but im a long time ebayer and I definately feel the affects. Its so Bad I moved almost all of my business elsewhere untill things cool down.
Membership has DOUBLED, TRIPLED AND QUADRUPLED at ebay biggest competitors.
There are complaints all over the net about shop.coms listings appearing all over ebay. Somewhere between 1 million and 2 million listings appeared on ebay. As soon as ebayers all over the world started complaining those listings started dissapearing. And complaints were quickly deleted on the forums.
There are complaints about ebay deleting posts in the community forums all over the net.. They have deleted over 250,000 topics. A topic I started about boycotting paypal was deleted . 16 other posts I made in the forums were deleted as well.
Ebay stated that any post deletions were accidental.And that they hope that thier members post comments negative to ebay and positive so they have people to listed to. Then why did I get a threatening message stating my messages violated forum rules.And I needed to follow proper forum conduct. There was no profanity in them at all I just stated my own opinions and experiences.
So you cant tell me that nothing is wrong and its just a couple sellers. The boycott has been extended by thousands of sellers. Probably the majority of the sellers that cant make any money off of ebays recent changes.
This will not be the doom of ebay. This will not stop buying or selling or people getting rich off of ebay. This may actually help alot of us once things cool down. But right Now in the NOW. Ebay is hurting and they did it to themselves.
And any possible competitor is moving in like a shark after a wounded whale.
But I see another even bigger boycot comming on May 1rst. There is no end date schedualled. And I bet ebay will have a big special listing price then too.
Everyone is entitled to thier opinions and asking for solid proof. But my business was affected by these changes. I have felt the affects financially
And moved most of my products off of ebay. And so far have been doing quite well. When everything settles down and the buyer and sellers return I will post more listings on ebay.
By the way watch this video this is one of many youtube videos submitted with the fake listings. To prove what I mean by ebay padding the listings and deleting our posts about the listings. This is your proof
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You heard it yourself. EBAY CALLED US 'NOISE' We the Sellers are just 'NOISE' to them