eBay does not do upgrades, they only do downgrades.
I've been selling on eBay
for 23 years and eBay
has upgraded and evolved constantly. We started off settling purchases with checks and eBay
recognized how awkward that was so they purchased and supported Paypal and this was just the 1st of many improvements. A modern example of eBay
recognizing a problem and solving it for it's sellers is the sales tax issue that arose a couple years ago when many states insisted on collecting tax on internet sales withing their borders. Now eBay
collects and settles all the sales tax and it is invisible to me. I can't imagine doing this myself. I know they charge me commission on the sales tax and that's annoying but I'd rather pay the commission than do it myself. eBay
's implementation of Managed Payments was troubled but now I find it more convenient than Paypal both as a buyer and seller and I love waking up every morning to the message " eBay
has sent your payout"!!
Communicating with eBay
was difficult but a few years ago they invited me to join their concierge program and now I can get in touch with eBay
in less than 2 minutes and have a conversation with a rep whose mission is to solve my problem. My communication with eBay
is by the far the best of company I deal with.
About 15 years ago my wife retired and we decided to try and convert my stamp collecting/ebay hobby into our retirement business. It took us a few years to figure it out but for the last 10 years selling on eBay
has made our retirement much more comfortable than it would be otherwise. I find eBay
to be a comprehensive selling platform that is easy for a 2 man operation like my wife and I to use and most importantly brings me lots of bidders week after week.
Comments like the one above used to bother me but my customers keep bidding and the $ keep rolling in so I've learned that these comments have no impact. I would prefer that if folks that have a specific issue with eBay
they explain it rather than take these non specific potshots.