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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2008, 07:49:05 AM »
UPDATE

Just wanted to let everyone know that, due to the upcoming policy changes at eBay, Hal and I have had a discussion and have closed the Topkick's Trading Post eBay store.

Sales will still be listed here.

For any and all members here that are sellers on eBay, even occasionally, I STRONLY urge you to view the upcoming policy changes. You will not be pleased.

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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2008, 10:49:22 AM »
I'm not a seller onm Ebay - but am curious what the gist is?

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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2008, 07:52:50 PM »
I'm not a seller onm Ebay - but am curious what the gist is?

There are several major changes which has the selling community on eBay in an uproar. eBay is fundamentally changing it's business model, whereas before, eBay has always courted the sellers, as we are the ones who bring the traffic and income to eBay.

Now, with CEO Meg Whitman stepping down amid lackluster stock performances and plummeting profits, they are now switching gears, with buyers being top priority. This, in and of itself, is not necessarily a negative thing. How they have chosen to do this, however, leaves much to be desired.

1. Many sellers complained at eBay's continual hikes of Listing Fees and Final Value Fees (the comission eBay charges based upon the final winning bid of an auction or Buy It Now listing. So, Listing Fees will decrease 5%. However, in a move that hurts smalll part-time sellers the most, Final Value Fees for items that sell for $25.00 and under will nearly double, from 4.5% to 8.75% of the final winning bid.

2. The feedback system is also changing, and the sellers are again taking the worst of it. Starting Feb 20, Sellers will not be able to leave Neutral or Negative feedback to a buyer: only positive or nothing at all. Buyers, however, do not have this limitation.

3. A sellers feedback rating will only be counted for transactions within the past 12 months.

This is only a few of the major changes.

Needless to say, I am less than pleased.

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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2008, 08:57:12 PM »
Yeah - that does sound bad for sellers.  I don't blame you for being aggravated.

The only gripe I ever had with sellers on Eby was that some of them would wait until YOU gave your feedback before they gave you any, even if you paid quickly etc.

Anyway - I hope these changes don't mess thigns up for you too bad.

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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2008, 06:39:10 AM »
You might want to try out www.wargamesmarket.com

I've had pretty good luck there from time to time

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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2008, 07:11:24 AM »
Its getting to be all about profit for them. They are forgetting that to make money you need to have sellers but they are running their sellers off.
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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2008, 08:38:42 AM »
You might want to try out www.wargamesmarket.com

I've had pretty good luck there from time to time

Mark, FR

Yes, I've thought about them and will have to look into them more seriously.

Rumor also has it that Google has an auction site in the works: Gbuy. And is working on getting development finished as thousands of sellers have voiced their displeasure with eBay, and have been closing stores and seller accounts in numbers thus far unheard of.
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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2008, 01:36:45 PM »
dEbay seems to be in the process of imploding!  I think the changes stink!
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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2008, 02:28:27 PM »
tell me about it. I was going to list some stuff and when I saw the changes I decided not to.
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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2008, 08:08:33 PM »
Updated the listings so that everyone will know what is available. This weekend I will remove all the orange listings except BigNasty's. He has seemed to disappear (no sign of him for a month) but I will hold his order for a bit longer. All the other orange listings have been completed, or will be as soon as I mail Moe's package tomorrow.

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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2008, 11:50:47 AM »
Big Nasty has not been seen since February 21, 2008 so I have highlighted his order in yellow. If he fails to respond to emails in the next few weeks (30 days max) then I will return the figs he requested to the general list and make them available to anyone who wants them.
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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2008, 04:12:17 PM »
Hey TOP,

Can you add the Embalmed, the Orc Swordsman leader, and the Capitol Infantry Major on to my order as well? Originally I requested the Stygian Guardian and the 8 Capitol Desert Scorpions. Also, I'll check with Sylvas to see if he wants anything from your lists.

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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2008, 04:17:51 PM »
Capitol Major is done and Jason is handling the Chronopia consignment items so I will pass your requests on to him
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Re: Topkick's Trading Post
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2008, 10:17:05 PM »
Thanks Bro!

BTW - Wish Jason a happy belated one on my behalf. I still can't post in any thread in the announcements section.
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