Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 66, Issue 37 Re: [CR]Is ebay plain

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Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 17:08:44 +0000 (GMT)
From: "Nick March" <>
Subject: Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 66, Issue 37 Re: [CR]Is ebay plain

In response to "Nor Meyer" who wrote something about chrome paramounts and unless I'm mistaken, inflated egos not qualifying people to form and hold v alid opinions, I would suggest to Mr Meyer that he reads the market project ions for ebay stock and studies the stocks over the past six months. Ebay h as just been classed as a "risk" after drop in earnings, and a likely quart erly drop. This "no seller feedback" action of theirs which damages sellers and fragilizes them is based on the assumption that the ebay market runs l ike a classic auction house, where customers are more important than seller s. With a infinitely more varied inventory or "catalogue" ebay is more sell er dependant, especially as all their revenue is from charging sellers. The re are some bigtime pro sellers out there, but most purveyors (no, I didn't use a dictionary) are kids or people like me out to make a little pocket m oney to finance their hobby purchases on ebay, and enjoy the "gambling/casino" side of the game. The bargains are from the small seller s, not the big shops. If you ignore or discourage your main asset, your sma ll bargain sellers, you are in for a dive, because your buyers are not goin g to be interested for long.

To put this in easily understandable terms for most (myself included), ebay is nothing more than the worlds biggest flea market. If they start overcha rging stall holders and weakening them, thinking they are a major auction h ouse, we'll have a good laugh, those of us at least who don't hold any ebay stock.

As to the suggestion of everybody concerned writing to ebay, definitely. I myself have written to the boys to tell them that I and a number of much bi gger sellers than I will set up our own niche online auctionplace if they d on't stop playing us along.

Best Nick March, Agen, 47000, France.