Sunday, February 17, 2008

A New Hope

The new changes proposed at eBay have resulted in artists along with many sellers who are unhappy with the continued changes by the monopoly, moving away to sell, and also buy, at new alternative venues, as Ebay no longer represents a good deal for many artists. The proposed changes can only affect the buyer in the long term as choice of art reduces and prices rise as the massively increased cost to sellers escalates.

I already shifted away from eBay to new locations 18 months ago, a move that I don't regret. Many others are now waking up to the fact that they are working for eBay rather than eBay helping them to work, with the never ending escalation of fees and their failure to deal with scammers. So you may want to check out Tazbar or eBid and look to a New Hope for the future.

There is a seller boycott of Ebay from 18th -25th February, so if you were thinking of buying or selling there, why not support the sellers, and try out some of the alternatives. You can see a list of other auction sites Here

There is an exciting new art only venue due to be launched shortly so check back later for more details.