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I quit using ebay about a year ago...it's a long story. I'll make it shorter by saying I wouldn't be sad if they pulled the plug.

Kind of off topic but still pertaining to earlier posts...why is it that when I do a google search for just about any game, the first 2 pages are nothing but IGN or game stores? I seriously had to dig to page 3 to find patches for Oblivion that didn't require a membership and spam the hell out of me wanting to charge me for it. I just checked and it isn't as bad now, but there's still entirely too much IGN (the EA of game sites) on the first pages.
 
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Kijiji and Craigslist FTW
    
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I quit using ebay about a year ago...it's a long story. I'll make it shorter by saying I wouldn't be sad if they pulled the plug.

Kind of off topic but still pertaining to earlier posts...why is it that when I do a google search for just about any game, the first 2 pages are nothing but IGN or game stores? I seriously had to dig to page 3 to find patches for Oblivion that didn't require a membership and spam the hell out of me wanting to charge me for it. I just checked and it isn't as bad now, but there's still entirely too much IGN (the EA of game sites) on the first pages.
They pay search engines for the top spots. Most people when they do a search just browse the first couple of pages, which happen to be filled with advertisements. Hell, even searching for porn now is boring.
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Craiglist FTW. I post. They want. They come by my house and hand me cash. I hand them [insert item here]. We both go away happy. No middleman, no trips to the post office waiting in line forever with the unwarshed masses.
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Craiglist FTW. I post. They want. They come by my house and hand me cash. I hand them [insert item here]. We both go away happy. No middleman, no trips to the post office waiting in line forever with the unwarshed masses.
lol @ unwarshed
    
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Ebay's time has come and gone. May a better site take it's place.
Ya, the fees have gotten out of control...

I'm pretty much done with them, especially after the feedback change.
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i just sold a video card on ebay for $580.00 AUD including shipping.

i got $565.00 out of it after sale...thats not including the insertion fees of about $4 or so.

so i dont think i was hit with the new rates..but i kinda rely on ebay for a lot of things. higher rates suck really, but hey, someone new comes along, makes it all better, for how long? once they get a taste of the big time, they'll just do the same thing.

one can only hope new competition forces a drop in rates in the near future. but who can match the powerhouse that is ebay?
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Ebay Pros:

- Easy to find "rare" items
- Good to get rid of old tat that some fat guy in Arizona will buy

Ebay Cons:

- Not good value when buying (e-stores are generally cheaper)
- Full of spam
- Full of scammers (95% Nigerian)
- Some buyers complain about ANYTHING
- Fees have been hiked up

There is more, but I won't go into detail. Ebay has lost its magic, its appeal. It was fantastic a few years ago. Prices were good value, the Ebay community was a more pleasing place to be, seller rates were competitive.

Now its filled with its own self-importance, lack of care and has grown way out of proportion. They are just raking in the money now and not caring. That's the difference to like 3 years or so ago.

I only use it now to buy some refurbished stuff. My Viewsonic LCD is refurbed and I saved like $80 on it and it works perfectly.

I think a new site could potentially take over and whack Ebay on the head.

Google. I'm looking your way.
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Ebay has a few issues but there fee's are just stupid !
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Ebay's time has come and gone. May a better site take it's place.
it needs too, ebay is getting sooo hacked these days.
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