Not too OT

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:27
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We all use e-bay from time to time and these changes will effect us all. They are:
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The changes to e-bay take effect May 21 as follows:

From 21 May you must offer PayPal on all your listings as well as currently permitted payment methods.

From 17 June you will only be able to offer PayPal on your listings and pay on pick up (I.e.paid for when picking up the item).
Pay on pick up can only be offered in conjunction with PayPal. No other payment methods will be permitted.
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So if you don't want PayPal, you don't trade.
I see that as restrictive trading practice, pure and simple, whatever the reasons.

This has come about due to some folk bypassing e-bay, fair enough, but to force everyone to use the one method of payment is restrictive trading. I have had some bad experiences with PayPal and I don't want a 3rd party involved in what would otherwise be a simple transaction. just MHO.
Colin
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Reply By: uneekwahn - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:30

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:30
Colin, just so you know, PayPal is actually owned by eBay, so they aren't really a 3rd party as such.

Jason.
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:46

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:46
uneekwahn
It is an autonomous company and definitely qualifies as a 3rd party, read e-bays disclaimer, they say PayPal is autonomous also.
In fact their (ebay) legal jargon claims PayPal is a SEPERATE company.

And what does that little fact do to change anything?????
It will end up costing the users more!!! (me not included)

E-bay has got a bit too big for it's envelope this time.
Colin.
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:31

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:31
So...along with higher listing costs you will now have to charge extra to cover Paypals charges.
It won't be worth listing anything soon :((
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:38

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:38
You been snooping around to get ya self a Troopy???

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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:48

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:48
WTF for !!!!!

Why jump from the friying pan and into the fire, pun intended ;-).
Colin
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:51

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:51
Anyway mate, why ain't you busy at work???? instead of tormenting innocent by passers ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 16:05

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 16:05
Buyer Beware

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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 16:20

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 16:20
As in many things in life, you really only get what you are prepared to pay good money for...

As the say, If it's too good to be true, it's probably not !

Mainey . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 18:27

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 18:27
Very true Doug and the same applies to most things bought through overseas suppliers
Its only warrantied in the country of origin or purchase if you buy it while on holiday overseas.
I recently bought a Nikon D200 camera on Ebay but from a genuine Aussie Nikon dealer.
Was only a couple of hundred more than a grey import.
However I got the lens overseas from an American Nikon dealer as the lens have a worldwide warranty PROVIDED YOU BUY THEM OFF A GENUINE AUTHORISED DEALER.
They were just over 60%of the Aussie price including postage

As you say buyer beware and do your homework.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 17:38

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 17:38
what is to stop emails between buyer and seller with bank acct details after the auction!
As far as ebay is concerned it is COD
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