Advice for eBay From a Powerseller
The Problem With EBAY and How They Deal With It? or Not
October 3, 2012
|Gloucester, MA, by Fitz Henry Lane, 19th C.|
Months ago after dealing with YEARS of frustration in dealing with EBAY's apparent inability to develop a workable plan for aiding sellers who do business in Asia, in particular China. Despite numerous conversations with various employees of the Mega Site on what they could do, nothing ever happens to improve things and in fact things have gotten worse. So the letter below was written as a bit of friendly advice for eBay from a Powerseller, (ME), who has used the site since the 1990's.
They actually seem not to care all that much...which is a mistake and is costing Ebay millions upon millions a year in revenue, you would think they'd be interested. in making more money, right? You would think Ebay would be interested in learning from people who know much, much more than Ebay does about what's going wrong and perhaps listening for a possible solution. Or at least start working on a solution.
What To Do, What To Do?
|Ming Dynasty Doucai Chenghua Covered Jar|
I thought why not send a letter, yes a real letter, no email, no Twitter rubbish but an actual old school letter, you remember those..paper, envelope, stamp...put into the mailbox letter. So I did...alas, my pleasant, friendly, earnest correspondence has apparently either lost it's way, or Ebay's offices are so mismanaged that acknowledging a letter from an Ebay member who pays them $12,000 to $15,000 a year in fees... ins't worth much...I suspect the problem is both.
I figured what the heck, take the initiative, reach out from my end and contact him. He's one office from the head of the company.
|Qianlong Period Nephrite Jade, Circa 1750|
So, here it is....
.October 3, 2012
|Song Ge Ware vase|