FeeBay: Spinning The EBay Price Increases
I've always wondered what journalists have to put up with when trying to write a story about unpopular corporate decisions.
Luckily Irinia has documented her experience talking to eBay:
"Irina: OK. Can we talk about the eBay members who are frustrated with the fees? The ones that were increased, not the ones that were decreased.
Durzy: I think most ebay users are evaluating the price changes to see how they will impact their businesses.
Irina: Um, OK. Um. [debating if I should follow up on that "answer"] How did eBay decide on the increase.
Durzy: We carefully valuate our pricing structure from time to time. We believe these price changes are the right thing to do for the vibrancy of the market place."
Irini's TypePad blog is called "here's my byline" because she writes for Red Herring, a publication that doesn't credit their writers with a byline. She has a category specifically called "aricles I wrote".
Blogs to the rescue! Hopefully she'll keep adding to that list--many of her older ones are not there.
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