Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Farewell To Ebay


It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that I have closed my Ebay store. I still have some listings up, but not for long.

Being an online seller on Ebay has long been an Orwellian nightware: higher fees are better for sellers; not being able to leave feedback for bad buyers is good for business and keeps the marketplace safe; and its most recent move, changing store listings into 30-day listings that cost 400% more and have to be re-upped every month. "Griff", the friendly, soulless face of Ebay, relentlessly ducks questions as he shills for the company.

Meanwhile, Ebay's reputation has plummeted. How many times have I been told that Ebay sellers are dishonest? Thieves? Misrepresenters of their product?

Other sellers have told me to move to Etsy.com or Bonanzle.com. I have nothing against these fine sites, but it is time for me to move on to other pursuits. I have a book to write, personal appearances to make, and as always, this blog-thing.

Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog


Erin said...


You will be missed

Lili P. said...

I am glad we will be seeing more of you on land of the blog-things! I love your posts.

margret said...

heres lookin at you kid

Sister Ray said...

...e-bay? isn't that one of the sons of saddam hussein?

Mad Fashionista said...

I'm beginning to believe it is, dahling. Thank you so much, everyone, now all I have to do is get rid of two huge containers of 50s handbags...