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Thread: Ebay increasing fees a massive 40-50% for even top rated sellers! Time For Ebid!

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    Default Re: Ebay increasing fees a massive 40-50% for even top rated sellers! Time For Ebid!

    The site needs more listings and a greater variety of items for sale. Good sellers who create good listings and follow through. Many times we see sellers who buy the Seller +, expect that eBid will be like other well known selling sites, and then abandon the site after a short trial of having a few items for sale.

    They expect eBid to be like selling platforms that charge high fees.

    I wish that these sellers would actively list and promote their listings here, but they lose patience quickly and move on. Once they've paid for Seller +, those sellers could easily use eBid as part of their selling platform, in addition to their own website or other platforms.

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    Default Re: Ebay increasing fees a massive 40-50% for even top rated sellers! Time For Ebid!

    I have listed some more items here and have many more to list but what is the best way to promote. I include a note on the packing slip when I sell elsewhere but don't know that any of those buyers have come here. I really would like to sell on ebid only but afraid not much has been selling here for the last year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeriCrafts View Post
    I really do agree with that ~ time to stop the comparisons.
    Comparisons are as inevitable as tides going in and out. Even as long ago as Canute, people knew that.

    So, accepting that there will be comparisons, they need to be positive.
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    It is true enough, that we do comparisons in all parts of our lives, and this clouds the brain a bit.

    What has to stand out is where the different strengths are and utilise those to your best advantage, as they are all equally valid.

    I sell where I can do best - be it on here or over there, each has qualities that make it worthwhile.

    Common knowledge is that eBid is still unknown to so many buyers... so when will it change? - the 1st of never!

    best luck all!

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    Default Re: Ebay increasing fees a massive 40-50% for even top rated sellers! Time For Ebid!

    While it may be inevitable that all online auction sites will be compared to eBay because of its size and longevity, I see no real reason for eBid to be formally inviting the comparison on its home page.

    Many years ago I was discussing the selection of display pictures on the wall at a friends portrait studio. I was somewhat surprised when he said that he intentionally only selects the worst of what he considered his acceptable work suitable for display. His reasoning was that if he only displayed his worst the client would guaranteed of receiving something better. Of course, he qualified that saying that in order for that philosophy to be viable, one's worst work always had to be better than the competitions best work.

    Unfortunately, inviting a direct comparison between eBid and the bay, in my opinion, puts eBid at a disadvantage in regard to size of market share. While it is true that eBid's fees may be quite a bit lower, it is hard to compete with the bay's volume of traffic.

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