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eBay Australia wises up. Not.
July 5, 2008, 10:19 am
Filed under: Technology | Tags: ,

While it “appears” that eBay have backed down from their “PayPal only” position which I wrote about earlier), the Sydney Morning Herald writes today that all is not as it seems..

eBay is surreptitiously strong-arming its users into embracing PayPal despite publicly announcing it has shelved plans to block other payment methods.

Although eBay yesterday backed down on plans to lock out paying by money order, direct bank deposits and cheques, it has not rolled back a recent policy forcing all sellers to at least offer PayPal as one of the payment options.

Sellers are reporting that eBay is systematically deleting auction listings from sellers who state in their item descriptions that they “prefer” to be paid with non-PayPal methods, such as bank deposit.


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