eBay to bin Blackthorne in 2014

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eBay will be ending support for listing service Blackthorne early in 2014 and by the end of September, it will be discontinued altogether according to eBay. You can read full details here on the eBay.com site.

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Blackthorne was developed independently as a third party application back in 1998 and was subsequently acquired by eBay. It was a popular choice some years ago, but has not been so widely adopted of late.

Whilst this is unlikely to affect many UK usuers, because the service was never widely adopted over here, those who do use it will likely find it a headache to transition to a new listing tool.

We advise you to start now and shop around: we have some suggestions at www.tamebayguide.com.

5 Responses

  1. I haven’t used it, but SixBit was supposedly created by the same people that originally created Blackthorne. It would seem like the natural alternative for these people to use.

  2. we have used it since 1998 infuriating at times but the best available for ebay listings,
    though what really worries us is the direction ebay may be taking by canceling this type of software
    coupled with the latest round of seller purges and suspensions

  3. Ha, knew this would happen as soon as we adopted this awesome piece of software earlier this year.
    Turbo Lister isn’t worth a second’s though if you need to list a lot of items all the time (like we do).
    I plodded away with TL until it nearly broke me, and I thought I’d try BT for a few days and it literally transformed the way we operate and allowed to us to put way way more stock online than previously.
    I think we’ll be off to sixbit as it’s by the same people and – importantly – it will import an entire database straight from BT.
    Knew it was too good to last.
    Noel

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