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In Reply to: RE: All listings deleted. posted by D Harvey on July 08, 2016 at 07:31:37
GEMM has been gone for some time.
I love it when people say "they are through with Ebay" and say things like "I'll never do business there again".
Oh if I only had a nickel everytime I heard that.
Come on bro. Get real. You (and everyone else) isn't going anywhere. Once the sting of this transaction fades, you'll be right back. You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it.
The reason is simple. At some point, you're going to want to buy or sell again. Where you gonna turn to?
Craigslist? AudiogoN? Right here at AA?
Get serious. Pick any ten other sites out there. Put together, they can't even match up to 10% of Ebays size, scope, and selection. I mean sure, you can try your luck at those places. If you don't mind waiting six months and selling for one-tenth of what you can get on Ebay.
Sellers want to go to where the buyers are. Buyers want to go to where the sellers are. And Ebay has both by the short hairs and neither is gonna do anything to extricate themselves.
So while I feel your pain and understand your frustration, you aren't fooling anyone when you say you're done with them.
You'll be back.
After all, if everyone who made that promise actually made good on it, there actually would be a viable alternative to buy and sell.
And I'll be damned if I can find such a venue.
See you on the Bay.
I still have hundreds of records left from this collection. I will find a buyer some other way in due time. I used to rely on eBay for paying my bills. I don't anymore and see no trouble at all with not selling there in the future. I've sold a few other items from around the house since this incident on Craigslist. Not really fun either, but at least there I control my own destiny without having to document the hell out of every move I make. Similarly, I have bought things in the intervening months that I might have got on eBay in the past. Amazon works just fine as do a number of other sites. No big deal, really. I went the first several decades of my life without ever using eBay, I'm confident I can do the same for the final few decades.
I have no idea if they look out for sellers.
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