Classified ads: It's time to start charging fees

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I’ve been browsing the on eBay, and it’s like the gold rush days from the wild west. Staking your claim in this category appears to be limited to how much time you have to throw up listings with little or no regard for the rules.

The problem is and sellers are taking full advantage with scant regard to listing limits. Whilst eBay policy states “” that’s largely ignored, the most I’ve spotted so far is 669 identical classified ads with the same title.

It’s time eBay did two things: start policing Classified Ads to ensure they meet the set standards and charge a fee to disuade sellers from unlimited listing. It’s time to reclaim Local Services and make it useable again.

2 Responses

  1. This blitzing of the cats with 100s of identical Ads has made searching the classifieds for a legit parcel delivery service very difficult and personally I just go for Interparcel’s sponsored link now.

  2. eBay policing their own listings?!!!! That would be a novelty. Even member reports of obvious listing violations regularly go ignored.

    The consistency of policy enforcement on eBay is almost laughable, and it is little wonder that many sellers continually flout policies – the chances of getting caught on many of them are small, and penalties are regularly nothing more than a pulled listing.



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