I was really getting into listing ebooks, setting up sales pages and download pages for instant delivery. I was having a real good time learning this new fun skill with big plans. Then some corporate executive guy at ebay decides to do something. Why in the world do they need a director of feedback anyway? He must have got real bored with his job and wanted to do something. This is strange, especially after the effort ebay made in the past to help people setup digital auctions?
This seems wrong, but try to see it from their angle. Feedback can be manipulated to someone's advantage, because all he or she has to do is bid on one cent auctions all day long and end up with a large amount of positive feedback real fast. They thought about making a minimum bid but...
But I think this is going to backfire for them because it isn't enhancing ebay's integrity, it is destroying it. What about the thousands of buyers? I love buying digital stuff. I also like it fast and inexpensive. I'll be the judge of the quality.
They say you can burn the info to a CD or DVD. That doesn't make sense, because if you have been selling on ebay for a while, you know that customers are only willing to pay so much for an item. They may be willing to pay $1.97 for a downloadable ebook, but are they willing to cough up another $5.00 for the cd? I doubt it, but this needs to be tested and not taken for granted.
By the way, to clarify, if you have digital listings on March 31, you are in violation of ebay policy. March 31 is the start day for the new policy.
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