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eBay.co.uk - HUGE PRICE HIKE...

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by themagician, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. themagician

    themagician Regular Member

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    '...Well this, my BH-friends should be a joke, but sadly it is not.

    eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie (Ireland) fees are sky-rocketing to take effect on 24th September 2008

    For now, it is NOT to affect eBay.com but guess it's coming soon.

    • Basic shop fees are going up from £6.00/month to £14.99/month
    • Additional pictures up from £0.12 to £0.36
    • Classified ads up from £9.95 to £14.95

    Check out the full details for yourselves:

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    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/pricechange08/
    I would have thought this was commercial suicide as more White Hat sellers become very angry at eBay and leave, but maybe it is another nail in the seller's coffin as they have nowhere else to go.

    Thousands of people rely on eBay as the sole income to feed and clothe their kids and while business can be tough, this is like one big drug scam; Get people hooked on eBay and then whack up the prices.

    While this won't affect me as I don't trade on eBay, it will destroy a lot of people.

    themagician
     
  2. Steeky

    Steeky Regular Member

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    greedy bastards
     
  3. tatsu

    tatsu Newbie

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    wow, that is insane. they are totally moving in the wrong direction.
     
  4. polymorphs

    polymorphs Newbie

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    almost as bad as the decision to only allow paypal and not other payment methods like bank transfers here in Australia - that died in the arse very quickly indeed due to a seller and buyer revolt.

    Can anyone else sense a monopoly organisation just getting very greedy
     
  5. david2135

    david2135 Newbie

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    prices for the stores here in the states are going up too. each listing to insert for a store is going up from .10 to .35 and the final value fees are going up as well.
     
  6. digirax

    digirax Newbie

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    If their was a true competitor, we would all stick two fingers at ebay and tell them to shove it, but until google decide to do something or ebid starts getting some serious buyer traffic, we're all stuck with this despicable company.