There is a movement afoot from certain people who sell on eBay to have a listing strike for the week of 18-25 February in protest of the eBay changes that are coming about later this year. This is one of the most ridiculous things that we have heard of in a while. And believe us, we have heard some doozies!
The funniest part is that the eBay sellers who are pledging to sign up for this boycott really think that they can make a difference. What percentage of people making money on eBay are going to take part in this strike? We have a feeling that it will be a very, very small percentage of eBay sellers and it will be the sellers that don’t push any sort of volume on the site. It is the vocal minority who really like to complain in the eBay Discussion Boards. Give us a break!
If you are going to sell on eBay, then you darn well better be ready to accept the terms that eBay requires you to comply with to sell on their site. Yes, it is their site, not yours. It is their rules, not yours. If you don’t like it, then take your merchandise and go play somewhere else!
To those that are planning on going on strike later this month, we say good luck. Now, if you think that this will make eBay reconsider their position, then we have some oceanfront property in Arizona we would like to sell you.
Our advice to would-be strikers is to quit spending so much time on the eBay Discussion Boards and instead concentrate on learning how to sell on eBay so that you will be a success, instead of a wannabe.
P.S. You will only be hurting yourself by striking, not eBay.