Well the brain dead 9,000 pound eBay gorilla does it again.
First they killed off all sales of eBooks and downloadable materials in regular auctions and told the sellers that they had to use their ‘eBay Classified Ads’ feature to sell their digital products.
Their (eBay), claim is that it would be cheaper for the seller and that for the small fee of just 10 bucks for an entire month, they could sell as many products without any limits, (as in an auction you had to put in how many items where available), and they would not have the cost of the “Auction Listings and Final Value fees”.
Well now, That’s all fine and good, until they just ‘Blind Sided’ the seller AGAIN with the new restrictions for the Classified Ads.
You CAN NOT have a “Buy it Now” button in your ad.
You CAN NOT have a link to your website to buy your product.
You CAN NOT have an opt-in box.
SO!!!??? What good are those classifieds?!?!?
You have noway of closing the sale.
You can’t get them to your website.
You can’t get their contact info.
SO! What am I (The Sellers), paying for!?!?!?!
OH YEAH!!! TO PUT MILLIONS MORE INTO EBAY’S WALLET AND REMOVE IT FROM THE SELLERS WALLET!!!
It sure makes me want to go right out and place dozens of worthless ads on eBay!!!
PS: If you want to read about this on eBay have fun trying to find it — It’s buried (Hidden), deep inside eBay’s Workshop posts by ‘Trust and Safety’.