Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
It seems a number of eBay sellers have improved their public-relations skills over the years, and reporters are listening. As fallout continues from the fee increase and accompanying decreased exposure of eBay Store listings, sellers around the globe are getting their point of view across in articles like the one in Tuesday’s Australian IT. That article reported almost 800 Australian store owners have walked out on eBay due to the fee hikes.
Others are using “Web 2.0″ techniques to bring their message to the masses. A group calling itself CORE – the “Campaign Of Rebuffed Ebayers” – has produced a protest video, which it posted to Google Video in the UK.
The video calls for a 4-day “Clean Up Ebay” protest from September 14 – 18, requesting that viewers refrain from buying or selling on eBay on those dates. CORE issued a press release in which it revealed little about its membership other than it is “Derived from the original Fee Protest Group which organized the high profile listing strike in August,…” and says it has attracted over 1,160 signatures to a petition on eBay’s discussion forums. The video is getting attention at sites like PowerSellersUnite.com, a website created to protest last year’s fee increase by eBay.