This is the most embarrassing story I have ever heard. It is a shame it has to be told because it doesn’t have to be true. I’m happy to share it with you because it should be an embarrassing part of your life. I am the owner of this web site, and I make money with the site, but it is all from the sales I get for my ebay listings.
ebay, the largest online auction platform, got its first customer recently, and that customer was a woman that didnt pay her listing fees. It is so embarrassing to say this, but my boss told me about it and I was like, “Oh yeah, I should look into it.” As I looked into it, I found out that this was the first time ever that a buyer had not paid her listing fees.
In the end, this is a rare situation that many people will experience when using ebay. Most of the time, buying is all about getting a good deal. Ebay is an auction marketplace where sellers can bid on items on a listing and the price goes up based on how many items are up for bid. However, sellers can’t put their own items up for bid, and buyers don’t have this option.
So in the auction world, there is the seller and the buyer. In the ebay world, there is the seller and the buyer. For a lot of sellers, this could make the buying experience a bit more complex though. The seller is supposed to show you what she wants in the listing, but most sellers don’t do this, and then people just start to bid up the price. In the end, the buyer wins the listing.
This is a real problem, and eBay has a lot of work to do to fix this. To quote from the company, “We are constantly working with ebay sellers to make it easier for them to show the items they want in the listing.” Basically, they are working on a way to make it easier for sellers to show what they want in their listings. The more sellers are able to do this, the more sellers will be able to bid up the price.
The problem is the seller doesn’t pay more. In fact, the seller pays less. In this case, eBay is trying to fix a problem that is actually a good thing. For sellers, it’s a way to get more visibility in their listings. This is a good thing in my opinion. But to be honest, I never understood why sellers would bid up the price, and then they’d pay less. It’s not a perfect system. I wish it was better.
The problem is that the buyer might not pay more because it isnt them. A seller can only bid up the price if they think the buyer will pay more. If the buyer doesn’t pay more, the seller has to spend more money anyway because they just didnt bid. The seller isnt the one that has to do more work. But that isnt a problem for ebay. Rather it is that sellers have to do more work, and then they get less pay for it.
How much work did ebay do to make me pay less? They made me pay less because they didnt bid. I dont know why. Maybe they just didnt think the buyer was going to pay more. Maybe they thought they were right. Maybe they thought the buyer would buy something for the exact same price and they didnt want to lose face. Maybe they thought the buyer would bid up the price.
Perhaps they just did not understand how much work it took for sellers to make ebay’s system work. Maybe ebay just thought they had to do more work and they had to make it work. They thought they had to do 10 more auctions and they had to do more work to get them all done. Perhaps they just thought it was a little extra work.