Thursday, January 04, 2007

Ebay does what it does best - raises fees

Pulling yet another nipple twister on their sellers, Ebay announced today that it was time to raise fees. Again. This was great news to the street, sending Ebay's stock price up $1.42 on the day. However -- and I've blogged about this before -- can the continual screw job on their sellers help their long term viability?

There are several conversations on the Ebay message boards about their search function being inoperative for periods of time; meanwhile Ebay Store owners are being charged for products that aren't turning up consistently in the search results.

Let's see -- bad search, high fees... sounds like there's room for a major player to shake things up if they decide to get into the auction game.

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