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What Is Going to Happen to eBay - Is eBay Going to Change?
Is eBay going to stay the way it is?
eBay is the largest and the oldest online auctions website. We all know about it and most of use have browsed the goods for sale on eBay at least once. And I personally know a lot of people who use eBay to make money. In fact, some of my friends earn their living selling things on eBay.
Anyone can sell on eBay - whether you are selling a CD, a vintage poster, a computer, a digital camera or a harpsichord, eBay will help you find the buyer for your goods. All you need to do is receive the payment and ship off whatever you are selling. Believe it or not, people make good money selling their junk. But I've received word that all this is going to change, and soon.
Leaked: insider information about eBay plans
You see, one of the people I communicate with works for eBay (sorry, I can't name him). And yesterday my friend shared some news about the changes that eBay is planning to implement at the end of this month (February 2012). Let me tell you that you won't be happy to hear this if you are a private seller. So, here's the news: as of late February - early March 2012, eBay is going to get rid of the auctions system and it will only let big sellers use it. This means that if you are a private seller, you won't be able to use eBay to sell things anymore.
Of course, this could only be rumours, even though I got this information from someone who works for eBay. But I have a nasty feeling that eBay can scrape the auctions system and become just a regular online store. If that happens, it won't be possible to make a private sale on eBay and thousands of people will lose eBay as their souse of income. Let's hope this will not happen, though.
Right now, all we can do is wait and see what happens at the end of this month. But if you are planning to sell something on eBay, better do it now or it might be too late.