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eBay sues Craigslist and starts a war

The largest company in the world of Internet auctions, eBay, has sued Craiglist, a rival in which owns a minority stake, accusing the service of online classified ads to try to disrupt its business.

eBay asserts that the board of Craiglist (leading classifieds service in the Network) took “unilateral steps” to reduce the participation of 28.4% which eBay owns more than 10%.

The complaint accuses the founder of Craiglist, Craig Newmark, who runs the company with a well-known style of open-mindedness, and CEO Jim Buckmaster. Newmark and Buckmaster are the only members of the board.
In an entry on his blog on Tuesday afternoon, Craiglist said he was “surprised and disappointed” by the accusations of eBay, which “came out of nowhere, without any attempt to establish a dialogue with us.” The annotation Buckmaster wrote, according to a spokesman for the company.

The demand for “a company that sees as a competitor to Craiglist frontline (…) seems unethical, and suggests ulterior motives” as a “hostile acquisition” of Craiglist, or the sale of eBay to a “hostile party “, Stated in the blog.

eBay bought a minority stake in the company in 2004, three years after U.S. launched its own free classified ad site, called Kijiji. The two services directly compete there and in a dozen other countries, although Kijiji fits your ads to young families, instead of keeping the market square style Craiglist open.

Comments

  1. Ron
    November 2nd, 2008 | 12:44 pm

    No surprise from ebay….. which has become a predator in cyber world on line sales. Since, ebay has been become the dominant company when it comes to internet sales they try to form a monopoly and squeeze all competition. In addition their own site has consistently raised fees and placed restrictions on sellers & buyers. Example: Effective Oct 15th 2008 almost all payments must be paid with “Paypal” their electronic payments subsidiary which charges hefty fees to sellers….!!

    I have been an ebay member almost ten (10) years with over 1,000 positive feedbacks 100%. Recently, I have restricted my trading on ebay because of their practices. Eventually ebay will; “kill the goose that laid their golden egg” ………. it will take time but it will happen….!! Ebay is no longer a community of world wide sellers and buyers……ebay’s community has become a dictarship similiar to Iran & North Korea ……. !! Presided over by a “witch in San Fransico California” ….!! It’s what happens when GREED … takes over common sense ……..!!

    Craigslist provides a community service………Look out …if ebay gets their claws & fangs into Craiglist….!!

  2. alex
    November 7th, 2008 | 2:41 am

    I don’t know which is better (nor do i care frankly :P ), but if if you are looking for an easier way to search craigslist, try this: http://www.craigzoom.com

  3. Bob
    November 16th, 2008 | 8:13 pm

    Ron, I am in total agreement. You left one thing out sellers are no longer allowed to leave negitive feed back for a buyer. EBAY THE DICTATER INTENET SITE!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Dee
    November 19th, 2008 | 11:15 am

    EBAY

    e=end
    b=bad
    y=yuck

    Go Craigs list- We love ya…

  5. sid
    November 21st, 2008 | 8:18 am

    WE HAVE OVER 8000 POS FEED BACK FROM EBAY IN THE LAST 6 YEARS.EBAY KEEPS GPING DEEPER IN YOUR POCKET .ITS GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE EBAY MAKES MORE ON A SALE THAN WE DO ON SOME OF OUR ITEMS .WE ARE SLOWLY SHUTTING DOWN OUR EBAY BIZ-ITS JUST GREED ON THERE PART.

  6. Jim
    December 7th, 2008 | 7:28 pm

    There are a few more things the money grubbers at ebay everyone should know. Now they are setting limits on shipping fee’s, if it is a media mail item to set a priority mail price they stated the sale might be lost due to high shipping! And yet thier cost to ship something via priority mail was 72.00 and it only cost 8.45 with delivery confirmation. The final thought is if you ask for help watch out, I broght up the fact that the beta system was slower than my 87 year old grandmother, they denied it! I resubmitted the problem but added that the old ebay was faster than beta and they replied they knew it and were working hard to fix it. I could go on and on but lets give everyone a chance.

  7. mike
    December 16th, 2008 | 7:56 pm

    e-bay is the ultimate rip-off on-line auction.they are nothing but scam artist; who have no consideration for the consumers who are defrauded by it’s sellers.complaints filed by consumers fall on deaf ears with no response from it’s upper echelon.it’s c.e.o and board of directors should be held accountable and made to pay restitution for the consumers that have been defrauded using e-bay.

  8. January 30th, 2009 | 2:34 pm

    Since Ebay have become the Internet Giant and Most all people flock to Ebay to buy and sell. Have you heard the adage, remember the Bridge that carried you over safely first.( The members) Ebay have become a Money hungry, Greedy, Unkind, place for any type transaction. Buying or Selling. When businesses put theirselves first and customers last, It only then, that the Giant (Ebay) have put the rock in the sling shot, It’s customers that have made you a Giant, not your selves and the customers that will knock you down, Keep up with your Greediness and Cruel treatment and you Big old Stone heart you show the people who made Ebay. You are the Ave. in which we sell or buy our merchandise., you don’t give us any things but problems. The more we sell the more rules you make to take our money. Ebay used to be a fun , a good income producing place ,what happen to you? Oh I know you got the Big Head. Watch Out. You have begun to really show us (the people who made Ebay), especially look at your inhumane treatment of the peoples who made Ebay. EBAY do you realize you make your money off us you customer Seller and Buyers.How do you think your Feedback will look if we could give you some feedback, Mister No Heart Greedy Co. When people say some of the seller aren’t honest, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Ebay make people dishonest raising fees, suspending accounts,cancelling listings, and thinking we should pay for the listing they cancelled. They cancelled 68 of my listings and sent me a invoice with the 68 cancelled listings included,they cancelled within 15 min after I posted them, they say I violated a policy, done in error. Instead of cancelling all my listing let me know what I did wrong and give me a chance to correct it, If I had know do you think I would have list a item to have all the other 68 cancelled, but someone with a Heart would have wrote and told me I Used a wrong description and change it, I would have, If they only had a heart, that what would have happen. Economy is getting hard, Ebay Watch out. Their is a God and you reap what you Sow. Bye! Big Giant all in a matter of time.Ebay wont even let you communicate with buyers,once you are suspended from the Ebay account.Ebay buyers have spent money to get their items and you have made it impossible for to send it to them, Ebay want let suspened sellers open the My Ebay to get the addresses of the buyers who have paid for their orders this is wrong, how do you communicate with the buyers when you are suspended, now tell me Ebay is thinking about the Sellers or Buyers, They should aleast let the seller and buyer finish the transaction. Buyers this is not the seller intention to hold your item if Ebay suspend them for any little thing, we can’t open what we sold to get it to you, I’m a seller and is trying to reach you. So some of you will have to wait until I’m reinstated, I don’t want to be, I just want to send you your items, I check my personal email for you to correspond, maybe now you will, I want to be through with the heartless wonder., EBay say I’ll get the address when I’m reinstated, who want to be reinstated with Ebay until they change from Greedy, and start back helping the Needy. Oh! do any human beings work For ebay, you know people with feelings, with a heart, people who know when this is just plain greedy to treat people like this.Hi are all the Agents their robots? Programmed to follow the orders of the money hungry Giant C.*F.I.C.(Fool).

  9. April 11th, 2009 | 11:01 pm

    Ebay has given me the fits on several occassions and pays me no mind when i tell them i have been ripped off by people doing biz on their site. I am a nobody in their eyes as i do not have an ebay biz, i just sell what little i have to keep going. They try to force you to use pay pal so they can make more money, I told them i dont want to use it. I have to make my payments via the usmail and money order to a p.o. box in carol stream, ILL. They keep harrasing me saying that i havent paid(happened on two separate occassions)my bill. I challenge them and send copies of the original receipts from the post office and then they say that the copies arent acceptable that they have to have the originals. I send those and they tell me they never received them so now i have no proof anymore.
    Ebay was a boon to the poor folks at the begining but now they are like the GD mafia greedy as hell and there is no end in sight.
    I love craigslist as it is free enterprise and the elected jerk off government officials should keep their mouths shut and leave the free citizens alone. They use anything as an excuse to support their agenda and take our freedom away

  10. April 11th, 2009 | 11:02 pm

    Ebay has given me the fits on several occassions and pays me no mind when i tell them i have been ripped off by people doing biz on their site. I am a nobody in their eyes as i do not have an ebay biz, i just sell what little i have to keep going. They try to force you to use pay pal so they can make more money, I told them i dont want to use it. I have to make my payments via the usmail and money order to a p.o. box in carol stream, ILL. They keep harrasing me saying that i havent paid(happened on two separate occassions)my bill. I challenge them and send copies of the original receipts from the post office and then they say that the copies arent acceptable that they have to have the originals. I send those and they tell me they never received them so now i have no proof anymore. I am convinced that this is one of their methods to encourage me to use pay pal.
    Ebay was a boon to the poor folks at the begining but now they are like the GD mafia greedy as hell and there is no end in sight.
    I love craigslist as it is free enterprise and the elected jerk off government officials should keep their mouths shut and leave the free citizens alone. They use anything as an excuse to support their agenda and take our freedom away

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