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+ - Ebay announces Major Changes to Feedback and Fees ->

Submitted by XHIIHIIHX
XHIIHIIHX (918333) writes "eBay today announced major changes to their feedback and fee structures. No negative feedback for buyers is about the most shocking for me. Additionaly the feedback score will now be based on the last 12 months of transactions, perhaps to wipe out the underground market in high-feedback ebay profiles. Power sellers must now meet more strict and anonymous feedback criteria in order to be accepted into the program. Sellers meeting certain goals in the new anonymous feedback section will receive credit back on their listing fees."
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+ - Walmart's 100 million CFL's a big PR scam?

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XHIIHIIHX
XHIIHIIHX writes "I was puzzled by consistently not finding a single CFL at my local walmart, so I checked online to see if they had compact fluorescents. Slashdot readers may remember a previous story where Walmart was going to save the world by replacing all our bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps, or at least selling one to every one of it's regular customers. Was that a "major push" starting in august, or just a bald faced lie?

My Message:

I read an article about how walmart was going to try to save the world with compact fluorescent lamps, but searching for CFL or compact fluorescent lamp on your site shows no results. What gives?

Their Reply:
Dear [snip],

Thank you for contacting us at Walmart.com. Your comments and questions are very important to us as we strive to meet your needs.

We are writing to inform you that we do not carry the item you requested at this time. This is the reason why you were unable to locate the item when you searched for it online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You may also check with your local Wal-Mart store to see if the product is available at the store.

Our online product assortment is designed especially for our online customers. However, we are always adding new Everyday Low Priced merchandise, so please check back with us again. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and look forward to your next visit.

If we may be of further assistance, please email us at help@walmart.com, or call us at 1-800-966-6546. We're here to serve you from 7:00 AM EST to 2:00 AM EST, 7 days a week!

Sincerely,

[snip]
Customer Service at Walmart.com"

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