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Wow, I got two foes in one day. eBay haters, or what?

djh101010 (656795) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 3

Hm. Seems there are some pretty serious eBay haters out there. I now have 2 foes, because I had the audacity to point out that people who bid more than they want to pay for an item, might pay up to the amount they bid. Somehow suddenly I'm apparently defending shill bidding, which I've also been pretty clear about.Hm. Seems there are some pretty serious eBay haters out there. I now have 2 foes, because I had the audacity to point out that people who bid more than they want to pay for an item, might pay up to the amount they bid. Somehow suddenly I'm apparently defending shill bidding, which I've also been pretty clear about.

So what really makes people so damned passionate about eBay and PayPal? It's a marketplace, people use it. There's some crooks and ways to deal with them. But if you dare to point out that there are mechanisms to report shills, to pull out of shilled auctions, and to recognize shills in the first place, somehow it gets people all worked up. What's up with that?

Initially I figured it's the typical "hate the successful e-business" thing, but it seems to be bigger than that. Any thoughts?

3 comments

Meh. (1)

Trillan (597339) | more than 7 years ago | (#17817662)

Your mistake was expressing an opinion. This is slashdot. You should know better.

Mention something about Mac OS X you like, and you'll gain freaks. Mention something about Windows you like, and you'll gain freaks. Mention something about Linux that you like, and you'll gain freaks. Mention that the OpenOffice Open Document Format isn't all that and two slices of toast with eggs on the side and you'll gain freaks. On the other hand, rant incoherently and you'll probably gain freaks.

Actually, in all honesty I often wonder how many people are really on Slashdot. Making enemies almost seems to be tied to a random number generator. Perhaps some sort of pre-release PHP code?

Whatever. The important thing is not to worry about it. :)

Re:Meh. (1)

djh101010 (656795) | more than 7 years ago | (#17818086)

Your mistake was expressing an opinion. This is slashdot. You should know better.


Heh. What was I thinking. Of course.

Mention something about Mac OS X you like, and you'll gain freaks. Mention something about Windows you like, and you'll gain freaks. Mention something about Linux that you like, and you'll gain freaks. Mention that the OpenOffice Open Document Format isn't all that and two slices of toast with eggs on the side and you'll gain freaks. On the other hand, rant incoherently and you'll probably gain freaks.


I'm sensing a pattern here.

Whatever. The important thing is not to worry about it. :)


Oh, not worried, I just thought it was funny. I'm pretty opinionated on a regular basis, but eBay has like this special category of dislike for some people, it seems. Me, I recognize it for what it is, work within the structure, and get done what I want to get done. But thanks for the sanity check...

Re:Meh. (1)

Trillan (597339) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824964)

You seemed to be taking it with about the right level of seriousness, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to make it really clear what I thought. Even though I risk freaks as a result. :)
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