The primary category I list in is Pottery and Glass but item condition (as per below) is NOT required, or probably even offered in that category. BAD EBAY - VERY BAD!
"Pottery & Glass
Main Pottery & Glass category
Available Item Conditions
Item condition will NOT be mandatory in Main Pottery & Glass category (any subcategory exceptions will be listed below)
So! *a favorite eBay word, I guess I'm must gonna move all those to MY website and not pay ebay fees for listing them. Because I can list them on http://www.antiquedaze.com for free (ok, it costs me $5.00 a month TOTAL for the site/hosting etc) and if they sell NO FVF either! So "free".
"What's the point, Beth? " I hear you asking.. (I can hear you! I can hear the grass growing in the back yard, regardless of what my husband says, so I know you're thinking that even if you never said it outloud). Well I can generate a GOOGLE-Compliant feed manually if I have to ... (but I do know the real way - the technologically savvy way too). Now if I can do it, and I ain't all THAT smart, WHY in heaven's name does ebay have a problem puting NEW, USED or REFURBISHED in the condition field and letting us choose one?? EITHER/OR:
- Maybe they ain't as tech savy as they think they are?
- Maybe they don't give a sh** (aka poop).
- Maybe (#1 most likely explanation !) they really do want to see us keep warting our money on fees for non-selling listings and we'll go belly up while they continue to deny the conspiracy-theory of the conspiracy-theorists.
Ok, that's it...my "rant" of the moment. I'll be back when I finish reading the announcement.