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Offline Tropicalcats

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What happened
« on: September 04, 2011 - 09:13:11 am »
It has been some time since I have looked on e-bay for 70 Challenger parts/ My saved search was "1970 Dodge Challenger". Now when I go to my search I get a bunch of new stuff for the Challenger but nothing or very little of the old stuff. What happened to E-Bay. Is no one selling parts anymore?
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Offline 71GTX

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Re: What happened
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011 - 09:16:07 am »
My wife has been a powerseller on eBay for a number of years....the glitch that you are referring to, is a "new change" to way things are done there....alot of sellers are upset, as are buyers....sometimes things get tweaked for the better, but not always....such is the case....
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Re: What happened
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011 - 04:58:17 pm »
Ebay is slowing killing itself.  I have sold there on and off for several years.  Most of the powersellers I know have given up.  Many others with companies just go through web boards and standard advertising now.  I think the final blow was when Ebay started charging a final value fee on the cost of shipping.  If you sell a part for $100 and it cost $98 to ship it, you are now charged a final value fee as if the part sold for $198.  They added a section when you list that allows the seller to say what the part fits.  Some sellers are putting that the part they are listing fits everything.  When  a buyer now does a search they have to go through pages of parts that do not fit the search they asked for.  This has slowed sales because people simply give up their search.  There are many more issues.  These are just two that stand out to me. 
« Last Edit: September 04, 2011 - 09:58:53 pm by Challenger6pak »
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Re: What happened
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011 - 08:32:47 pm »
Yes, sellers listing the part fits certain years and it clearly does not is making ebay WAY to hard to find what I'm looking for.  It's going down hil fast.
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Re: What happened
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011 - 11:07:33 am »
Search for 1970 Challenger and you tons of things like this....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parking-Ford-Racing-Fans-Only-Tin-Sign-/150658998466?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1970|Model%3AChallenger&hash=item2313f9e0c2#ht_620wt_1165


What does a Ford Parking sign have to do with a 1970 Challenger.  Each page is full of miss listed items just so they come up on more searches and ebay needs get it taken care of.  There needs to be a "report wrong categorized" item button.
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Re: What happened
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011 - 11:44:22 am »
You guys are right on with the e-bay criticism.  I use "save searches" for the Challenger and some older Mopars.  I'm tire of finding everything I don't need and nothing I do need.  On the older vehicles about half the listings are as located in Istanbul, Turkey.  Now who in their right mind is going to bid on a Mopar part located there.  I've almost stopped using e-bay.  PK
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Re: What happened
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011 - 11:50:25 am »
I am so sick of seeing 50 different new seat belts and seat covers for all of my searches!  :sadwavey:

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Re: What happened
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2011 - 05:08:57 pm »
Well now I know its not just me, If ebay continues down this path the will have people not even looking at the site. how am I suppose to find anything. What an e-Joke they have become.
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Re: What happened
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2011 - 06:16:03 pm »
or 16 pages of different color neon lights or "turbo gas misers". Full of garbage.
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Offline LAA66

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Re: What happened
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011 - 11:03:58 pm »
 Been using the search "Challenger" under the "Vintage Car and Truck parts" and all seems normal. There are a few overzealous, selling "Cal Custom" mirrors and other junk along with the guy listing Repo gas station, and Ford Only Parking signs  but still plenty of used stuff too.   :clueless:

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Re: What happened
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2011 - 06:55:30 am »
indirectly, eBay is trying to get out of the auction business and become an outlet for bigger name products....
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72 Cuda 340 3 speed (project)
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Offline Challenger6pak

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Re: What happened
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2011 - 08:20:33 am »
indirectly, eBay is trying to get out of the auction business and become an outlet for bigger name products....
I agree.  A virtual strip mall for small businesses that need low overhead costs.  Maybe they are trying to replace the catalogue industry.  It didn't make Ebay what they are and I don't know if it will sustain Ebay in the future. 
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011 - 11:52:38 am by Challenger6pak »
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Re: What happened
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2011 - 09:22:29 am »
I must be missing something...

I go in and search for "barracuda" then "parts/accessories" like I always do and see lists of parts etc.

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I dont use saved searches, so maybe that is where something is awry??

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Re: What happened
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2011 - 11:24:23 am »
This morning I received this from Ebay.
1969 Sport Satellite H code convertible, 1970 Cuda 440+6, 1970 Challenger R/T 440+6, 1970 Challenger 383 R/T auto, 1970 Challenger R/T 383 4 speed,1971 Challenger convertible.

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Re: What happened
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2011 - 06:19:33 pm »
I agree.  A virtual strip mall for small businesses that need low overhead costs.  Maybe they are trying to replace the catalogue industry.  It didn't make Ebay what they are and I don't know if it will sustain Ebay in the future.

I think they're seeing Amazon being extremely successful and getting jealous.


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