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Ebay scraps all non e-payment methods in US

Shenanigans ongoing
Tue Sep 23 2008, 13:19

IT SEEMS EBAY NEVER learns. After failing miserably to impose Paypal as the sole payment method for Aussie users, the online auction giant is up to its old tricks again, this time in the US.

A recent announcement on the Ebay FAQ site states that checks and money orders will both be scrapped as payment methods by October, leaving only e-payment methods like Paypal and ProPay.

Competing e-payment methods to Ebay’s Paypal - like Google Checkout, Amazon's Checkout and Flexible Payment – will also henceforth be banned because: “Google's and Amazon's products and services compete with Ebay on a number of levels, so we are not going to allow them on Ebay.”

And after a statement like that, Ebay still has the gall to claim the move is all in the best interest of security, buyer protection and customer satisfaction.

Ebay, the Aussies didn’t buy it, and neither is anyone else. µ

L’Inq
Ebay FAQ

See Also
Ebay drops Aussie Paypal monopoly
Ebay feels the pressure from ACCC
Ebay accuses consumer rights group of undermining consumer rights
Ebay's Paypal-only policy spanked by Aussie Consumer Commission
Not using Paypal is akin to buying heroin on the street
Aussies flock off to Ebay rivals over Paypal bias
Ebay forces Aussie buyers to use Paypal

 

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