Monday, September 14, 2009
The Fake PR machine @ eBay / Sellers are happy?
Last week, I got an "eBay magazine" in the mail ... sent from eBay telling me how to "optimize my sales".
It had a number of sellers with brief quotes about how they "liked" the new eBay changes.
I emailed one of the sellers "mentioned in the magazine" ... he said his actual email to eBay was far different and that he had sprinkled his posting with positive statements to get his point across - saying, "...a totally critical message usually falls on deaf ears."
What you can read below from SlashDot is what's really going on:
You can read the full article and all the comments here.
One thing that the story mentions is that sellers are complaining about their auction pages not rendering correctly after eBay enhanced its look. A lot of the "problem" is being blamed on sellers browsers - and - I'm sure you can guess - that anything besides Internet Explorer 7 or higher in Windows XP or higher is being blamed for the problems.
The changes implemented since 2007 have made eBay a miserable place for the "at home seller" ... eBay was more or less an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" kind of thing. The ONLY change that needed to be made was lower prices and a negative feedback escrow that I've mentioned here.