I am writing to complain about the article, "eBay Changes Fees with 2013 Spring Seller Update," written by Olga Munoz.
This seems very inaccurate and biased, as if the author has been paid by eBay to write this as a piece of propaganda. I read the comments to this, and they are most all negative toward these changes, and changes made by eBay over the last few years, in general.
When I learned about this final value fee change, which supposedly balances out fees on auction and fixed-price [listings], I was highly upset. eBay basically did sleight of hand, and if one is selling expensive items, the fees radically increased.
Previous to the new rates, after $50, the percentage dropped down to 5 percent from 13 percent on the remaining amount an item sold for. The new structure—on all but the cheapest of items—is an incredible increase and also extremely deceptive of eBay.
The changes are going to undermine my selling. For all practical purposes, it looks as if eBay is pandering to large retailers
It appears eBay is not considering the sellers [who] have comprised the company, and one should not have to have a store to be considered valuable. I was just recently increasing my sales and have been learning my business on eBay. These changes are going to undermine my selling.
For all practical purposes, it looks as if eBay is pandering to large retailers and only considering an "immediate" bottom line.
I have read of all the sellers who've left eBay over the years at an increasing rate. I am not at all happy with the constant, nonstop changes eBay insists on making. I wonder where you came up with such an optimistic article, which seems so far from the truth. Can you explain this to me, and try and reconcile this with what appears to be more the reality?
Again, I am very disappointed in what seems to be an extremely biased article. What is the author's connection to eBay, anyway?
Since I'm a seller on eBay, who makes little in the way of a profit as it is, I'd appreciate hearing from you regarding this. This impacts me very directly.
Thanks for your time.
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