Dramatic eBay Fee Changes Cause Lunar Eclipse!

20 Feb 2008

Kevin Harmon



Kevin Harmon is the CEO of Red Shorts Media LLC, which owns movie and music trade-in/buyback websites. He is the former CEO of Inflatable Madness, LLC, one of the largest DVD and CD resellers on eBay and Amazon.

Kevin has appeared on Startup Nation Radio multiple times, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, has been a featured speaker at eBay Live, and has appeared on Fox Business Channel.

Hi gang,

Well, this is a day for the record books!  Today, eBay launched all of it’s fee structure changes.

Gallery is now Free!

My eBay fees went down!  No wait, they went up! No wait, they…er, what kind of seller am I?  Carry the one…times 12%…did they go up or down?!  Ummmm…

Media sellers get their own very special rates!  This should help make up for the hosing all the media sellers will get when the new Power Seller requirements go into effect.  Media Mail shipping = 2 DSR’s bye bye = I’m a eBay bum again.

I was busy all day listing more items on the site, and I must not have been alone – listing activity tonight was so great that it actually caused a full lunar eclipse!  That’s right, eBay actually blotted out the moon for a time this evening in the United States, probably as a result of all the sellers listing more product and causing a very strange energy surge at eBay’s server farms.

It’s just the power of all of us.

-K

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