eBay drop controversial free P&P rules
As of yesterday, and following a sustained campaign by sellers, eBay has once again adjusted its rules over P&P. In the past, hiking up postage fees was a sneaky way for sellers to earn extra cash but eBay turned that trick on its head last year, making certain items P&P-free.
Naturally, this enraged sellers who found themselves forced to increase their starting bid prices to include the cost of P&P, which in turn meant that a larger chunk of their earnings went to eBay as Final Value Fees. Grim.
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So anyway, hordes of angry eBay sellers have been kicking right off over the rule changes for the past few months until yesterday, when eBay altered their P&P rules, making things kind of like how they were before.
As well as scrapping the free P&P rules, the widely-hated online trading site has implemented a new list of categories that have maximum charges for postage and packing, in an attempt to put an end to blatant profiteering, although we expect that hundreds of ways to get around this have already been dreamt up.
Humans – scum aren’t we? And eBay – them too.