One of the traditions of the eBay Live keynote speech is the celebration of those who have 100,000 feedbacks or more. Everyone stands up, and slowly, those with less than x are asked to sit down. I was pretty happy myself to be standing after “all those with less than 10,000 sit down” (especially as Chris had to sit then 😆 ), but then I was gone and soon, only the 24 sellers with scores of over 100,000 were left standing. John Donahoe, eBay’s President who was directing the game, sat down himself much earlier; slightly ruefully, he said “my feedback’s 172”.
Later on, Lorrie talked about selling a pair of loafers to a buyer in a small French village. I think she could usefully attend one of the photography classes at the next Live event 😉 but more importantly, she told us her feedback score is 146.
I’d like to throw a challenge out to John and Lorrie. Show us you’re on our side; show us you’re more than just MBAs; show us that whatever we’re going through, we’re going through it together. By the next eBay Live in Florida, 2010, have your purple stars for feedback scores up above 500 each, and make at least half of them from selling. You want to prove it’s a new day at eBay? Go right ahead 😉