[TR] Ebay vs. mail order TR part prices
don.hiscock at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 10:28:59 MST 2012
I have a friend who consults with eBay on advanced concepts from time
to time. It's his assessment that eBay wants to be Amazon based on a
number of brainstorming sessions with them around a conference room
with whiteboard walls as they imagine their future.
Of course, that was earlier in 2012. Maybe eBay are perfectly happy
being eBay now, but I don't really see signs of that.
On 12/24/12, Frank Fisher <yellowtr3 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> actualy no.
> Amazon wants to be ebay.
> they have just hired a guy named or nicknamed "famous" who set up ebay
> there are a bunch of companies now who have quick interface software to
> on ebay and other e-commerce platforms all simultaneously. ebay are
> struggling to rein them in with their item descriptions and bothersome
> multiple listings.
> but as in all software quick as ebey respond the Lister's find ways around.
> From: Don Hiscock <don.hiscock at gmail.com>
> To: Dave Connitt <dconnitt at fuse.net>
> Cc: triumphs at autox.team.net
> Sent: Monday, December 24, 2012 8:05 AM
> Subject: Re: [TR] Ebay vs. mail order TR part prices
> eBay really wants to be Amazon. That's at the heart of a lot of their
> recent changes to "simplify" shipping to bidders -- er... "buyers" in new
> eBay-speak. They're trying more and more to become a storefront where
> people put stuff in a cart and buy it. They've also gotten what many of us
> feel to be quite greedy in fees -- like on shipping.
> This might be the future eBay, but for those of us who remember the "old"
> 'Bay, it really seems to have lost something. We bidders -- and even
> sellers in the traditional sense -- don't seem to factor into eBay's future
> plans. I'm reminded of Darrell Royal's "dance with the one that brung you"
> line. eBay forgets that at its peril, IMO.
> On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Dave Connitt <dconnitt at fuse.net> wrote:
>> First of all, Merry Christmas everyone!
>> I was just scanning through the TR4A section of Ebay this morning after
>> looking at the TR2 racer for 48,000 pounds.. Yikes!!
>> It's been awhile since I looked through the TR4A items on Ebay and was
>> suprised at the prices. I can remember a year or two ago, you could get
>> really good deals on parts but now, I really don't see the advantage of
>> replacement parts on Ebay. Maybe on NOS for good useable parts stripped
>> cars but not anything that I could buy from Moss or TRF. Kind of
>> Dave Connitt
>> '67 TR4A IRS
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