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showbizkid
08-20-2008, 07:16 PM
Remember when our Australian member posted about "Paypal only" on eBay Australia? And we figured that it was just a matter of time until they rolled out the same policy here? Well, I just got a message from eBay that says, in part:


quote:Beginning late October 2008, all items listed on eBay.com must be paid for using one of the following approved payment options:

* Direct credit or debit card payment via a merchant credit card account
* PayPal
* ProPay
* Payment on pick-up

Paper payment methods such as checks and money orders will no longer be accepted on eBay.com.

More folderol and general high-and-mightiness posted here. (http://pages.ebay.com/sell/August2008Update/Overview/)

And so it has come to pass... [xx(]


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JDP
08-20-2008, 07:28 PM
I like it, since I use PayPal for everything but cars, and cars are not part of the policy. I hate checks and MO's.

JDP/Maryland
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50Champ
08-20-2008, 07:31 PM
Ebay owns Paypal so it's more money for them. This new clown they have running the show at Ebay has lots of goofy ideas. First the final value fee was jacked up from 5.25% to 8.75%, then they changed it so sellers can't leave negative or neutral feedback for buyers anymore, and now this. There's nothing I can do about it so I'm not going to worry about it. By the way, I'm a full time Power Seller with 300+ auctions going and I've been involved in 21,700+ transactions since 1999. Right now I get about 2/3 of my payments via Paypal and the rest from checks and money orders mailed to my PO box, but I guess that will be changing soon....

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N8N
08-20-2008, 07:32 PM
I like paypal's convenience, but I'm not enamored of their "buyer protection" (e.g. "caveat emptor")

nate

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Mark57
08-20-2008, 08:07 PM
Yes and those same changes will be coming to eBay.ca in 2009. I have to say I prefer Paypal as a buyer, less trips to the bank to get Money Orders and postage, etc.

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showbizkid
08-20-2008, 08:55 PM
Yeah, I like PayPal as a buyer too... but as a seller, I hate it when people limit my choices, which apparently now includes barring use of the nation's legal tender.


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stude-sled
08-20-2008, 10:42 PM
I HATE paypal and I do not use it, so guess all my parts will go back to the barn.[xx(][xx(][V]

bams50
08-21-2008, 05:37 AM
I don't get the resistance to PayPal. I many times will pass on bidding on an item because they don't take PayPal. It's like calling Wal Mart "evil"...silly[:o)]

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tempestan
08-21-2008, 11:43 AM
I'm absolutely opposed to Pay Pal. Ebay tied up my account some time back, due to their error. No apology, no explanation. I use USPS money orders, because I have protection, and can get an answer (slow) from USPS, as opposed to ebay's avoidance. If they stick to Pay Pal only, I won't be a buyer. Pure greed on their part.

Tempestan

N8N
08-21-2008, 05:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

I don't get the resistance to PayPal. I many times will pass on bidding on an item because they don't take PayPal. It's like calling Wal Mart "evil"...silly[:o)]


The one and only time I ever had a problem with an eBay seller, paypal flat out refused to help. they insisted that I have an "expert" examine the item and provide a quote to repair the damage (which was easily evident in the pictures) - the problem is that the item was an Edelbrock carburetor, and no carburetor shop will touch one, and all simply recommend replacing the carb with a new one. I forwarded emails to that effect and offered to send pictures if they'd just send me a valid email address or snail mail address to which to send them, left my phone number on every single email, and paypal found in the seller's favor because I "did not provide the required documentation." Fork paypal, I won't use them for any high-dollar item from a seller I don't already know and trust.

Oh, and don't buy from "roefastford" (yes, I still remember the name.) the guy flew off the handle after I politely raised the possibility that he might have inadvertantly sent me a damaged item (how else could I get a carb with a cracked baseplate and bent throttle shaft in an undamaged box?) and was very nasty in his emails, complete with all caps, insults, multiple exclamation points, etc.

nate

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kurtruk
08-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Can anyone confirm a garbled news blip I heard on the radio yesterday..."...as eBay moves to the Buy It Now format, and away from the Auction format."[?][?][?]


KURTRUK
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studegary
08-22-2008, 05:31 PM
As a buyer, I like PayPal. As a seller, I do not like the PayPal fees, but do like the quick payment.
I like having PayPal as an option, not something forced on us.

I had a strange PayPal occurance yesterday. I was buying a raffle chance online. I entered my M/C information. When I hit continue, it came back telling me that I had a balance in my PayPal account, which I knew, and took the money from my PayPal balance. If that was the account that I wanted the money to come from, I would have entered the order that way in the first place. It seems like the nonprofit running the raffle will have to pay more in PayPal fees than they would have had to pay in M/C fees. Maybe they have some special tie in with PayPal. They must have something because they accessed my PayPal money without me giving them my PayPal password.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

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Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Dick Steinkamp
08-22-2008, 08:15 PM
eBay stock is at 25. It was at 40 within the past year. Stock price is everything to a public company. They will take whatever action is necessary to get the stock price back up. It will most likely result in some rather short term thinking, but that is the nature and the reality of our economy.

I personally don't think any of eBay's changes in the past year (including this one) are damaging to me as a buyer or as a seller. If you do, stop using eBay.

My guess is that eBay is figuring that not many will walk and they will increase revenue and profit with the changes.

That's the name of the game.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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bams50
08-23-2008, 10:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp



I personally don't think any of eBay's changes in the past year (including this one) are damaging to me as a buyer or as a seller. If you do, stop using eBay.


I agree, Dick. I'm a big eBayer... it's gotten so that I don't buy hardly anything without first checking eBay to see what comparables going for. One example is cell phone/MP3 player accessories. If you don't need the accessory right away, you can save 50-80% off regular store prices!

I do think the new car ad pricing will result in a lot more unrealistic offerings, and more money for eBay. Used to be (in rough figures) $40-50 up front, same at the end. Now, no money up front will encourage the unrealistic, and those looking for a free appraisal. Of course, some will actually sell that weren't willing to try it with the old up-front cost.

It's all good to me- I like looking- unrealistic reserves or not![8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

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