Crazy things happening on Saturday November 21, 09. As I do everyday as I drink my morning coffee I was checking email and websites. Well it only took about 10 minutes to see the feed coming from eBay that populates many of my sites was showing a huge error where the items should be.
You know what I did? Went on. Didn’t even care really. I sent out a tweet at around 7AM and that was it. After the entire day passed I was working on some Android stuff with twitter and notice that folks where saying the search wasn’t functioning. Yup went and checked for myself and the search is returning a error saying function is unavailable.
These things happen most would say. Right? Well not these days. With so many affiliates adopting poor attitudes towards eBay combined with shoppers and seller getting mad about deals that feel though and a host of problems what more can happen.
The search hasn’t worked for almost a entire day and most affiliates sites and feeds down. Its almost impossible not to question the validity of eBay in general. How much time do we have to put into the site to get a return of any kind for users. IMO never. Never will eBay truly reward the people who truly built the site. The users.
The entire subject of eBay is sore subject in many circles which raises the question of eBay’s future. They have disenfranchised many people over the years. Not always from changes they make but the attitude they take when doing things.
eBay needs to remember is a user generated content based website that will crash and burn harder than BLACK SATURDAY if they don’t remember that. The stock holders my own the company, but the users, from sellers and buyer to affiliates are the heart of the site. Without that they are done.