eBay Australia PayPal-Only Rule Delayed Again

The company says it will wait for the final ACCC ruling.

by Auctiva.com staff writer
- Jun 27, 2008

eBay has again postponed implementing its PayPal-only policy in Australia until at least the end of July.

In a statement issued Thursday, eBay Australia said an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) review of whether the policy violates anti-competition laws would likely continue past July 15, when eBay planned to put it into effect.

eBay originally intended to make the new the payments policy effective June 17, but the date was pushed out after a preliminary ruling by the ACCC barred eBay from limiting transactions on its e-commerce platform to PayPal, which eBay owns.

"eBay regrets any ongoing uncertainty that this further delay may cause and will advise [users] of any future plans for implementation following the ACCC process," the statement reads. "eBay.com.au is continuing to work with the ACCC to achieve an outcome that benefits buyers and sellers."

Changes that required sellers to offer PayPal as one of their accepted payment methods as of May 21 remain in effect.

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