eBay sellers that last month organised an eBay protest / virtual walkout have decided to step up their action against the online auction giant who they believe is treating them unfairly and is also swamped by junk listings.
The UK CORE (Campaign Of Rebuffed Ebayers) propose 4 days of action from next Thursday at 9pm. They’ll boycott all buying and selling activity and instead target and report bad listings. Members are angry about scam listings, poor customer service, increased fees passed on to buyers, and the flooding of the site by Far Eastern users who they claim are getting fee-free listings. Oh, and shop listings not being prominently listed – the cause of the first protests.
So, not much then.
“Clean up eBay” is a bigger protest that CORE say is brought about because eBay fail to police their site properly.
There seem to be plenty of groups and petitions in circulation at present. Web User reports that CORE has attracted over 1,160 online signatures, whereas the price change petition has attracted 27,587 signatures. There’s also a Power Sellers Unite website.
Whether this is going to make any difference to how eBay runs remains to be seen. It’s a worthy protest (at least for a tech cause) but still represents a drop in the ocean of the millions of users and transactions on eBay.
(Via Web User)