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The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Ebay announces Major Changes to Feedback and Fees (ebay.com)

XHIIHIIHX 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.
The Internet

Submission + - Massive Ebay Feedback Overhaul Defies All Logic (auctionbytes.com)

ThanksForTheMemoriesMeg writes: "eBay is making sweeping changes to its Feedback program, including prohibiting sellers from leaving negative or neutral feedback ratings for buyers. The changes come a year after eBay introduced controversial Detailed Seller Ratings (DSRs) in which buyers are able to leave anonymous ratings for sellers based on four criteria." John Donahoe will replace former CEO Meg Whitman and attempt to overhaul the struggling auction site. Let the massive Powerseller backlash begin."

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