These changes have led prices on everything to skyrocket as well. Importantly, it's no longer convenient, and in some cases rather annoying, to buy on ebay since sellers would list an item at the BIN price as starting bid to avoid the BIN extra fee. On the opposite side, the small sellers have no real incentives to sell on ebay anymore since the fee is so high for getting rid of small ticket items. Every hobby oriented forum now has a sale corner so I can reach my target demographics without going through ebay...and paypal by dealing locally. Ebay is a service-oriented company and they have a terrible reputation hitherto so they will unlikely survive in the near future.
Originally Posted by stevejobs
Recent changes by ebay in their DSR, pricing and feedback structure seem to have brought out complaints from powersellers that make ebay worse off experience and lead some to question its relevance today. What do you think of ebay now as a buyer or seller?