Don’t buy it on eBay, buy on Amazon

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Edge Funky Colourful High Gloss Lacquered TableJames at Freedom Home Store has a lovely table for sale on eBay. It’s an available in a number of colours and also in glass. If you’re an eBay user we would of course recommend that you buy it on eBay.

Naturally James was more than a little miffed to be checking his eBay messages to find an Amazon advert for the same table at a lower price than he sells them for!

We’re used to seeing adverts for everyone from the RAC and Virgin to Eurostar and Santander alongside eBay Messages, but surely it’s not in eBay’s interest for AdChoice to be showing adverts for Amazon? It really takes the biscuit when you advertise an Amazon product to a seller of the exact same item on eBay!

Amazon Ad on eBay

5 Responses

  1. Had James looked at the Amazon page himself previously?

    I know when i have looked at a page on Amazon, its adds for the product will appear for a few days as a side bar add

    Lee

  2. This is a perfect example why at Bubbles (lookupbubbles.com) we do not allow advertising.

    It follows our anti-competitor prioritisation rule which dictates that no company is able to pay to have their products or services placed above or next to another’s merely for having paid for the position.

    The point of this is that we only want products that match the consumer’s need, want or desire to be in view. The result of which means that no retailer will be out placed by another who simply has a bigger marketing budget!

    An environment we hope that allows smaller, independent and/or niche retailers an opportunity to sell and find a new market of buyers.

  3. I was searching for an item of kitchen equipment today on ebay and was surprised to find several “off ebay” site links below listings for exactly the same item I was looking to buy with some from major retailers.

    Thought ebay said this was never going to happen?

  4. With Adsense you can exclude certain websites from advertising on your site. I would hope AdChoices gives that same option.

  5. eBay are starting to wobble, they are not looking professional they are not Amazon so why pretend to be something your not

    andy

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