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Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« on: June 27, 2007, 03:28:10 PM »
Just got a steno-sized notebook with plastic cover & stores logo on it.  Includes a pen as well.  Letter basically said thanks for being a valued community member and for your helpful posts in the stores forum.

Course, it was sent to one of my buyer ids (which very rarely posts anywhere on ebay forums) rather than to any of my selling ids (two of which have store subscription).   

Found a thread on stores forum where lots of folks have gotten same sorta thing - some getting the notebook, some getting a cap, some getting mousepad.   

Makes me think one of the following has happened (or any combination of):
  • They've finally figured out just how abused and neglected store owners feel and it's a simple gesture of good will that might earn ebay some points from store owners without costing ebay very much
  • Store fees are about to go up
  • Stores and store items are going to become even more hidden
  • They need to clear out some excess ebay stores branded merchandise
  • Theyre changing stores logo and are dumping the old mechandise
  • Theyre eliminating stores and are dumping the ebay stores branded merchandise
  • Theyre pulling any gimmick they can to get people to list (besides doing the one thing that would work, which is lowering fees), even if it means getting people to list store items



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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 04:19:06 PM »
I didn't get anything, but my mail runs late too.

Speaking of stores; I was looking up "flapper costumes" yesterday, and my store showed first on the left bottom of the page because I have more flapper costumes auctions listed than anyone else. BUT, when looking under MORE STORE ITEMS, my store items were buried amongst everyone else's. The items weren't ordered by price so that's not the reason. Maybe they were ordered by ending date, not sure, but if I'm listed first on stores, shouldn't my items be as well?

I hate eBay.  :laugh:


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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 04:37:18 PM »


I don't do ebay. I didn't get anything. I'm happy!


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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 09:15:54 PM »
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Just got a steno-sized notebook with plastic cover & stores logo on it.  Includes a pen as well.  Letter basically said thanks for being a valued community member and for your helpful posts in the stores forum.
You been sucking up again?  LOL!

Auction it off,,,, lol!  On a cheap listing day of course, lol!
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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 10:13:41 PM »
Tomorrow is Post Office Day.
<keeping fingers crossed>

Auction that sucker off? Good idea.

Lets see...I have
The mousepad
The calculator
Tons of bumper stickers
The actual certificates printed out from eBay when I got my various stars (cept the last level)
Card Holder

I'm sure there's more...I just can't remember.

I have four IDs, surely I'll get a pkg on one of them.

And to all of your reasonings...here's what I agree to:
ALL OF THEM!

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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 10:41:08 PM »
i was trying to find the ebay store to see if for sale there and what their retail is on it, but couldnt find it.  Anyone have the linky?

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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 11:04:29 PM »
Some time ago I saw a link to the ebay store...their feedback was ATROCIOUS! Slow shipping, bad customer service, etc. Definitely wouldn't qualify for PS.

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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 01:18:57 AM »
i was trying to find the ebay store to see if for sale there and what their retail is on it, but couldnt find it.  Anyone have the linky?


http://www.theebayshop.com/Catalog228/Default.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1

is that what you meant?
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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 01:50:14 AM »
yep, that's the one.  Thank ya!  :h0161

No ebay stores branded stuff, but does have an ebay cap (12.00) and ebay mousepad (6.00).  No steno books of any sort, though :(   Ah well. 


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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 02:13:55 AM »
pretty sad when two of your homepage features are dead links...

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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2007, 12:40:10 AM »
I got one on my buying/stores board posting ID.

I've never had a store on this ID.


I haven't posted regularly on the Stores board with this ID or any other since last year.

But, it should fit in my glovebox so I'll stick it in the chick mobile!

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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2007, 08:49:54 AM »
I got one.

I'll add that to the pile of before mentioned "gifts" I received from eBay.

Anybody for a bumper sticker? <smile>

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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2007, 05:32:03 PM »
Geesh, nothing here, but I'm not surprised.  Maybe they'll get me in the next round.

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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2007, 02:50:36 PM »
I've NEVER gotten anything from ebay.  Nada. Not a certificate, not a mug, not a pen, not a steno pad, not nuttin'.  Except for my bill for fees, of course.  I've only been a member for 6 years, lol, since Jan 2001, and a powerseller for a long long long time.  And yes I have my preferences set to get stuff from them.

They don't like me, I guess.
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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2007, 05:02:02 PM »
I received a second one today.
This one specifically noted thanks for my participation on the eBay Stores Board.

I've only made one posting and that was on a thread of eBay sellers posting their Myspace.com sites to cross-promote.

I read the boards like crazy but I don't post under Suthrnjewl or any of my other selling IDs.

Dianne...Who the @&^$^#  wouldn't like you? Insane! Are you seeing the posts any better? I have been fiddling with controls and can't see why the see new threads isn't working.


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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2007, 05:44:36 PM »
I got a steno pad and pen, on the account that never had a store.  Nothing on the one I've had a store with since their inception until I closed it as a waste of money.

"dear ebaY stores owner..."
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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2007, 06:28:10 PM »
Now all I hafta do is hire a stenographer.
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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2007, 09:13:01 PM »
Well, they've sent me plenty of 'stuff' in the past...I also have a box full of mousepads and cups, however, this round...

"I got a rock"
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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2007, 09:30:20 PM »
Don't feel bad Diane, I've never gotten anything from ebay either ::)

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Re: Anyone else get surprise gift from eBay?
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2007, 03:38:39 AM »
I got a second one today - this one on an ID on which I've actually had a store but that I haven't used to post on the stores board for a LONG time.

  

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