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TAYLOR HAMPTON

TAYLOR HAMPTON

9/25/17

With 'customer service' this bad, I wonder why serious businesses even bother with the hassle of selling on eBay any more. I know I had to stop for the sake of my mental health.

The danger for sellers is that, because of eBay's vast reach and the millions of part-time, non VAT-registered sellers, many businesses are often selling at lower prices than on their own website, despite eBay's ever-increasing charges (remember when they were about 5% and no fees on postage?).

The consequence could be that in another decade or two, nearly all internet sales are handled through third party sites like eBay and Amazon. Businesses will basically no longer be independent, increasing merchandise will be banned as they are deemed politically incorrect (such as all Confederate flag items, as just one example).

They will be able to set prices by setting their fees (why stop at 10% plus rip-off PayPal fees?) and we will only have easy access to the books they think we ought to read and the music and films we should own and the food we should eat.

Join me in boycotting eBay, as a seller and as a buyer, otherwise we will be at the mercy of these kind of companies and in my experience, they don't do much inn the way of mercy.

eBay

eBay

9/25/17

With 'customer service' this bad, I wonder why serious businesses even bother with the hassle of selling on eBay any more. I know I had to stop for the sake of my mental health.

The danger for consumers is that, because of eBay's vast reach and the millions of part-time, non VAT-registered sellers, many businesses are often selling at lower prices than on their own website, despite eBay's ever-increasing charges (remember when they were about 5% and no fees on postage?).

The consequence could be that in another decade or two, nearly all internet sales are handled through third party sites like eBay and Amazon. Businesses will basically no longer be independent, increasing amounts of merchandise will be banned as they are deemed politically incorrect (such as all Confederate flag items, as just one example).

They will be able to set prices by setting their fees and we will only have easy access to the books they think we ought to read and the music and films we should own and the food we should eat.

Join me in boycotting eBay, as a seller and as a buyer, otherwise we will be at the mercy of these kind of companies and in my experience, they don't do much inn the way of mercy.

Amazon

Amazon

9/25/17

Being a seller in Amazon's marketplace is now a bit of a joke. Like eBay, it's been one round of 'compliance' after another, sometimes due to EU rules treating everyone as potential money-laundering terrorists.

As a seller, I was working for peanuts, as the competition is so great and the 15% commission excessive.

With increasing use of Amazon's FBA (fulfilled by Amazon), I was increasingly failing to win the 'Buy Box' and so losing out on orders, as many people don't bother to compare prices and sellers. Even when I was cheapest and with 100% feedback, Amazon and FBA sellers were just about always, if not always, rewarded with the Buy Box.

From now on, I am going to try to grow my brand without Amazon. For one thing, customer loyalty is almost zero with Amazon marketplace.

The danger for consumers is that, because Amazon has been happy to work for next to no profit for years, they are able to undercut almost everyone. And because of Amazon's vast reach, many businesses feel that they have to sell there, often selling at lower prices than on their own website, despite Amazon's charges.

The consequence could be that in another decade or two, nearly all internet sales are handled through third party sites like eBay and Amazon. Businesses will basically no longer be independent, increasing merchandise will be banned as they are deemed politically incorrect (such as all Confederate flag items, as just one example).

They will be able to set prices by setting their fees and we will only have easy access to the books they think we ought to read and the music and films we should own and the food we should eat.

Join me in boycotting Amazon, as a seller and as a buyer, otherwise we will be at the mercy of these kind of companies and in my experience, they don't do much in the way of mercy.

1and1

1and1

3/6/17

They stole from my credit card and managed to LOSE not one, but two ecommerce sites - they failed (or didn't bother) to find the back-ups and they were lost forever.

Email addresses were hacked and used by spammers and I was blamed for issues of security!!

They are well known for charging your credit card for 'services' you haven't ordered.

Note that I have had websites hosted by at least four other companies and no major problems.

This company gets a high score on the very dodgy 'review' site Trustpilot, because businesses who pay get easier access to removal of negative reviews, but please AVOID this company and don't be fooled by fake review sites either.

1and1.co.uk

1and1.co.uk

3/6/17

They stole from my credit card and managed to LOSE not one, but two ecommerce sites - they failed (or didn't bother) to find the back-ups and they were lost forever.

Email addresses were hacked and used by spammers and I was blamed for issues of security!!

They are well known for charging your credit card for 'services' you haven't ordered.

Note that I have had websites hosted by at least four other companies and no major problems.

This company gets a high score on the very dodgy 'review' site Trustpilot, because businesses who pay get easier access to removal of negative reviews, but please AVOID this company and don't be fooled by fake review sites either.

SourceForge

SourceForge

11/13/16

I spent hours trying to remove malware. My last download (I forget the program) took over my search engines on all browsers. I probably spent four hours trying to rectify it manually and Chrome remained infected. Unfortunately many companies still use Sourceforge. Please be very wise if you even think of using this site - it could cost you hours of time or a lot of money to get fixed - who knows - you might lose data?

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Stewart C.'s review of eBay earned 2 Very Helpful votes
Stewart C.'s review of Amazon earned 2 Very Helpful votes
Stewart C.'s review of 1and1 earned a Very Helpful vote

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