Friday, August 8, 2014
Low Blow eBay.....a (not so) Shocking New Tactic
Disclaimer: this post is a total knee/jerk reaction so it may be a bit harsh toward eBay LOL.
Excuse the title but I'm a bit pissed. We as eBay sellers are accustomed to eBay doing the best they can to screw us. Not only do they give us the option of "best offer" which there is a whole debate of whether it is a good idea or not, whether they end up being problem buyers, does it raise the number of sales we get, etc. but they are now apparently forcing us to take best offers regardless of whether we want to or not. This must be brand spanking new as it did not appear on other emails I have received today.
Notice the top right hand side the "send an offer button" with the bubble next to it. Just for giggles, I clicked on it.
Now I'm not making a case of whether best offers are good or bad (I do and I don't depending idem/selling season/mood etc) but apparently eBay is going to decide to let people make us an offer regardless of whether we like it. Although we ARE free to decline them all. I guess they are truly living up to their name of the "online yard sale". 1 thing I do like Amazon is the price you see is the price you pay no negotiating, no haggling. It doesn't show up as a sale till its paid so there is no non-payers.
and just got my ebay groove back too :(
This just really rubs me the wrong way. Does it irritate you too or am I blowing it out of proportion?