In the Last 5 Years Ebay has been going on a downward sprial thanks to Meg Whitman.
I may sound harsh, but look at the facts.
the seller fees weren't so harsh, ebay's stocks were doing well, and there were more buyers and sellers on ebay.
within the last few years the rules and the fees started to get out of control.
Ebay with the paperless payment system, this more or less was a strong armed communist tactic to force people into accepting pay pal or else, sure ebay let a few unknown payment systems into the works, but everyone uses pay pal, and pay pal is not safe, I can prove it.
Then there's the seller fees.
Ebay decided the CEO needed a new airplane so the fees got raised.
this started the downfall on ebay, it made more and more sellers leave and go elsewhere.
ebay's nails in the coffin are going to be all of the new crap they started with the new rules at the end of September, this will start a bunch of problems they cannot handle.
Ebay seriously needs to have a share holders meeting with all of the stock holders and let them decide what it good and what is not, there is too many idiots at ebay making bad decisions.
stocks are going down because of all this idiot thinking, and I am sure the share holders aren't happy at all because of it, I know I wouldn't.
I would start off by firing the two top people at Ebay Meg Whitman and the one under her.
I would then hire a business consultant and an individual who knows about auctions and selling in general.
all of this is true look back at ebay before all of the crap happend, there was more sellers, more merchanidse and the stocks were always mentioned in the news.
I guess when you get one of Michael Eisner's flunkies to become CEO you're doomed to failure.