ok I know it's not the greatest injustice in the world, but a 52% increase in eBay listing fees (those are the fees eBay charges someone who wants to sell something online) has brought about a good old grass roots internet protest. As someone who lists something now and again, and because I think eBay is a good way to keep needless items from piling up in your closest - I think this is just another example of eBay using it's power as a monopoly in the online auction business to make consumers pay for their financial problems (wallstreet has been thinking they are an "overvaulued stock").
No Listing Day - Feb 18th 2005
See a good break down of how high this fee increase is and how it will hit people who sell small price items hardest!
To show eBay that people care, and to show eBay that they have crossed the line this time Since the new rate hike take effects on Feb.18.2005, I think it might be a good idea that everyone not to list anything on that day. We'll just call it No Listing Day. This event of course might benefit some people who don't participate due to less competitions. However, in order to show that we care, I urge that everyone please participate to this event. Don't list anything on Feb.18.2005
eBay used to be a fun place for both buyers and sellers to do business, but it's not like that anymore. They keep increase the fees but provided very minimum service. This is a monopoly and we have to do something about it. And we have to do it NOW. Remember, we are eBay's bottom line...
Please spread the word !!!