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Astica
« on: February 17, 2008 10:00:08 AM »

So I couldn't for the life of me find the proper place to put this. So feel free to move it.
But I know there are a fair amout of you that sell on EBay, and I wanted to bring your attention to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23TomS5--nQ&eurl=http://www.whatthecraft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1245

An EBay strike. Starting tomorrow (Feb. 18) untill Feb. 25th

If you don't believe in it, don't participate.
Just don't shoot the messanger Wink

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BeadSpinner
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 09:02:19 AM »

Although my sales are down and I hate the new fees and policies, as a single Mom - I need the $.

I'd join the boycott, but can't afford to...
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008 09:15:50 AM »

If you don't want to stop listing it will actually be a great time to list.  If a lot of people are participating then the number of options for buyers goes down and your items will get more attention.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008 06:50:45 PM »

I closed my ebay store in January.  Ebay doesn't deserve my money.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008 06:57:26 PM »

If you don't want to stop listing it will actually be a great time to list.  If a lot of people are participating then the number of options for buyers goes down and your items will get more attention.
Though I can obviously see this as a good move business-wise, I don't think I could justify it to myself morally :S But maybe that's just me?

BeadSpinner - it's the thought that counts. I know there are some people that can't afford to for sure, which of course I totally understand. But if it's a side endevor, or something along those lines, it might be worth it in attempt at a revolution. Who knows? Something might actually happen - but it takes a lot of 'little people' to do a big thing.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008 07:01:28 AM »

Though I can obviously see this as a good move business-wise, I don't think I could justify it to myself morally :S But maybe that's just me?

Well if lots of people are going to strike, you're probably not alone.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008 11:37:27 AM »

Wow, I had no idea this was going on. I've heard general rumblings for over a year, though. I'm only a buyer, thank goodness.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008 12:00:40 PM »

People have been grumbling and striking on Ebay since as long as I can remember.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008 08:22:44 AM »

So does anyone have any statistical information on how Ebay was effected by the strike?
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BeadSpinner
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2008 08:48:52 AM »

It's hard to say how/if the strike has impacted GreedBay.
Rumor has it that listings are "padded" to show an increase in listings.
It is difficult to nail down any cold hard facts.
On the discussion boards, the debate rages on...
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