There is a growing Boycott against EBAY due to continual changes in their pricing structure. In a perfect world, all punk sales and auctions would occur off sites of large corporations and the money would funnel back into the punk community, not Major corporations and ther investors....but we're not there yet. I encourage people to set up their own set sales on message boards or use other alternative auction sites. Prank may do some set sales off Ebay next week as well as selling some rare items this way, as we will shut down our Ebay store entirely in Solidarity next week.
Chris From Guyana Punch Line / Inhumanity ( a "powerseller") has been circulating this information about the boycott:
"Reposted from another messageboard. Don't know if this will do any good or not, but I'll probably skip selling on that week just to add my voice.
If you or someone you know sells on ebay, please pass this along to them.
"People are trying to organize a boycott of eBay for the week of February 18th through the 25th. This means no buying, selling, or searching.
Ebay is planning on increasing fees across the board and destroying the current feedback system for sellers.
Paypal is also planning changes that will allow them to hold on to your money, interest free, for 21 days.
Don't like these changes? What can you do?
First watch this video:
Then read the discussion on the official ebay boards to see what you can do including cancelling your paypal account and getting helpful phone numbers and email addresses.
The true problem is that buyers will stay because they will not feel the effect of price increases. With no buyer feedback you can technically go on, bid/order things, and never pay for them. As a buyer I can buy things and request a refund with no reprecussions (sp?).
The sellers will be getting screwed and the sellers are the ones that will need to find somewhere else to go.
So you say there is no where else to go? Try these:
Ecrater (our best option and darn near free)
Amazon (Amazon is a great price and only gets busier every year)
Want to know how these sites are faring? Here is a great site.
So, I know that is a lot of information. We must fight these changes or soon eBay will not exist. If you are a small time seller, take a week off. If you have a store, go on "vacation" for the week.
Lets see what we can do!"