Thursday, January 13, 2005

EBAY GETS GREEDY? The company has announced a batch of fee hikes that include a 52% commission increase (from 5.25% to 8%) on items sold for under $25 on the eBay Store platform.
"We're constantly evaluating," said Hani Durzy, an eBay spokesman. "Our goal is to ensure the vibrancy of the marketplace."
With eBay's sales growth slowing and its business maturing, this probably isn't the company's last attempt to safeguard marketplace "vibrancy."

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