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More from John Donahoe: The eBay (EBAY) CEO notes 70% of Marketplaces transactions now involve...

More from John Donahoe: The eBay (EBAY) CEO notes 70% of Marketplaces transactions now involve fixed prices rather than auctions, and sees this number rising to 80%. He also claims eBay's total selection is up to 350M items, and that the company is selling 10K cars/week via mobile. Emerging markets, local commerce, and the improved use of data for personalization and merchandising purposes are named as priorities going forward.
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  • Leftfield
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    It seems only a matter of time until a competitor steps up to show mercy to millions of remaining and former Ebay small sellers to provide a reasonably-priced, sensibly governed free-market, auction-style marketplace for them.

     

    Since gouging and eliminating countless small sellers has become Ebay policy which has caused their marketplace to stagnate and made Paypal the main company story by default, an opportunity beckons for an internet marketplace where sellers could provide goods at great prices to strapped buyers around the globe.
    12 Feb 2013, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • heloise8
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    I am going to add to my ebay positions after I get my tax return. Why? Because it is the wave of the future along with Amazon. I am a little more dubious about Amazon now and was very skeptical about ebay for years.

     

    That's was then, this is now and the new Ebay will change fortunes and the way people shop like stores like Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Ross changed the way women bought clothes.

     

    Fine jewelry along with gold and silver is undergoing a lot of pressure and people are not going to pay $374 for a pearl on a silver chain at your local Sears store in the mall! Or pay even more at the Mall jewelry store picks. Not when you can buy them separately, new, used, or together for a fraction of that and in gold to boot!

     

    That's what Heloise has been up to. I also predict that with the rise of phones and paypal here will make regular folks entrepeneuers, buyers and retailers. It might usher in the mark of the beast because buying and selling will become the wild west with the help of the internet and mobile phones. Someone will realize that it must be controlled more stringently. Until then make money while the ebay and amazon sun shines on the markets and buying and selling, that is.

     

    Heloise
    12 Feb 2013, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • buyzjewelry
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    I am a mother of twins and owner of several online jewelry stores. Living in Connecticut, eBay has been the main source of my income since 2007. Before working at home, I working in the mortgage and new home construction industry.
    13 Feb 2013, 03:04 AM Reply Like
  • buyzjewelry
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    I am at a point where I have to decide whether to take down my auctions and just list them as merchandise. eBay is keeping twice the amount of my fees because it is costing more to get the same exposure. They have made it tough for the sellers to eBay's advantage. Lots of changes and decisions for sellers at crossroads. Surely, another auction site will arise after eBay has made the transition but for now, they hold onto a little less of the pie.
    13 Feb 2013, 03:05 AM Reply Like
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