This week bloggers speculate about the apparent lack of Google search results and Canadian sellers clash with eBay over the new media shipping policy. Plus, new Web shop and auction alternative offerings.
eBay Asks Canadian Sellers to Inflate Media Item Prices
“Ok, directly, eBay didn’t say that, I did. What eBay did say is that Canadian sellers shipping media into the US (or listing on ebay.com) should be prepared to follow the US media shipping limits. These media limits are not mandatory on eBay.ca, but if you don’t follow them anyway, it will impact your listings on the US site. The problem is that shipping from Canada, using Canada Post, is substantially higher than shipping domestically within the US. Since eBay’s shipping limits chart was designed for domestic US shipping, the maximums are no where near the price Canadians will pay when they ship items in the Media category.”
eBay Watch: Where Have All the Google Results Gone?
By Vangie Beal, October 1, 2008