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eBay: Mobile commerce to rise 60% this year

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Jan 2012, 14:16

John Donahoe from eBay is predicting that mobile commerce will rise a whopping 60% in 2012; purchases made from an app, or from the browser on a cell phone or tablet will rise to $8 billion in gross merchandise volume, up from $5 in 2011...

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posted on 12 Jan 2012, 14:50

1. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

the problem with ebay is that lot of things are from china, very low low quality, copy and fakes of famous brands
most of the money we spend on ebay goes to china and they continue to manufacture more and more bad quality and counterfeits
ebay doesnt care of this problem

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:47

2. George513 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

As far as SAVING/BUYING and eBay goes:

If you send the seller a question about an item, find another of their listings, and send the question from that item page, rather than from the one that you actually want. This will add a little bit of work for the seller, if they want to add the question/answer to the item description page that you are actually interested in.

If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. May be telling them that they would not have to wait as long to get their money (they would probably know that, but it still might help). If that does not work, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to bid for you. It'll bid in the last few seconds, helping you to save money and avoid shill bidding.

Use a site like Ebuyersedge.com to set up saved searches. You'd get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. Especially good for "Buy It Now"s priced right.

If the item that you are looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like Typojoe.com to hopefully find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers might never see them. Then, if the item is listed an auction format, after a few days of no bids (hopefully anyway) send the seller and offer to end the auction early and sell the item to you. They may worry that no one is interested, and take whatever they can get.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 18:14

3. PhilipCohen (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

Of course, you have to take into account that Donahoe is utterly delusional …

Scott Thompson abandons the struggling eBay for the struggling Yahoo!

Oh, Scotty, why? Why? Why?

Obviously, Scotty could see the Visa “V.me” iceberg ahead and decided to abandon ship before the tired old scow, eBay, hits that berg—a very smart move ...

eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking

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