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eBay & AGF Members what's the deal!

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Elk hunter, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I've read recent threads and posts regarding eBay.

    What is it with the forum members calling it evilbay or fleebay. We are able to use many online shops and outlets eBay is only one of many. We can choose wheather or not to use it so why all the negative posts and comments.

    I just don't get it, if you don't like it don't use it. It's hardly evil or a flee market. If you were to see through most auction houses its 25% commission then a buys fee to. eBay is cheap by comparison.

    So can someone tell me what I'm missing or is it people don't like others making money.

    Andrew
     
  2. DR2501

    DR2501 Donator

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    Most forum sites don't let you use the name ebay, so I just got into the habit of saying fleabay or evilbay. Nothing sinister about it. My OH will happily tell you that I have an ebay addiction lol
     
  3. jolo-bolo

    jolo-bolo Forum Hopscotch Champion

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    I use all 3 names for that auction site that I spend far to much money on but most time it's just what floats my boat at times.
     
  4. sharpsman

    sharpsman Pro Poster

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    I like ebay and i have only ever had one bad dealing on the site and to be fair the problem was sorted pretty quickly, and as already said some sites the name ebay wont be allowed and just results in the name being miissed out.
     
  5. Whistler1

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    How I have always seen it,people just get into the habit of messing with the word eb@y...:D
     
  6. DaveSlain

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    Did you hear ebay and PayPal are splitting? Probably a tax reason, perhaps they are just too huge (read: EVIL) together.

    I've sold loads of stuff (mostly for naff all) recently as I'm having a good clear out before moving house. Annoying how they take a cut of the postage fee, but there you go.
     
  7. Tripleteer

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    Totally agree with Andrew on this one, I find Ebay Indisposable. ATB Paul.
     
  8. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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    Indisposable yes, but they have been getting too big for their boots recently with huge numbers of users (both buyers and sellers) unable to access their accounts due to 'scheduled' maintenance. This normally isn't a problem, but why would they do this on Sunday, the busiest selling/buying day of the week, and then not issue any warnings or post news on the website. When contacted all they say is that they are aware of the situation that is affecting a 'small number of users' ... the last outtage affected most of central UK and northern Europe and we all know that only a 'small' number of people live there !

    Don't get me wrong as I sell approx 1500 items a year through them ... its just at times they seem to forget who makes the profits for them !
     

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