Boo Hoo E-Bay
Pubilishing your business address on all material (letterheads, business cards, advertising, websites & even in your e-mail headers !!) is a legal requirement that kicked off on 30th Jan 2007. E-bay is quite late falling into line.
All powersellers or "high volume" sellers being registered as businesses will be e-bays answer to HMG demanding tax from high volume e-bay sellers - they are simply identifying them for HMG (cheers e-bay)
Banning negative feedback.. what a f@c@ing stupid idea. Just because you can't be as@ed policing it.
So you don't get your goods.. claim on the insurance..
so the seller takes you for a ride.. claim on the insurance.
Surely it makes more sense to know if sellers and buyers are good or bad, enter a transaction with this information and only claim if you have to..
Otherwise at some point in the near future the insurance will become unclaimable.
As for tit for tat bad feedback.. THIS IS WHERE EBAY FAILS MISERABLY.. but at the end of the day somebody who has been trading for several years can expect a small amount of negative feedback, somebody who has been trading for several weeks should NOT have large amounts of negative feedback. Its how those of us who trade make intelligent decisions to do so!
Like most large American IT companies E-bay want to be fat, well paid AND Lazy..
Well as a buyer and seller for a long time I for one will not be using e-bay if they get rid of customer feedback.
There are plenty of other internet auction sites.