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Google Payments has suddenly appeared eBay/PayPal's list for un-safe methods for payments
since they determined it "does not have a substancial track record".
eBay is banning sellers from requesting payment through Google Checkout. The online auction giant updated its Safe Payments policy this week to add Google's new payment service, Google Checkout to its list of online payment methods not permitted on eBay.
eBay's Safe Payments policy states that a payment service must have a "substantial historical track record of providing safe and reliable financial and/or banking related services."
Google's spokesperson said yesterday, "Google Checkout is not a beta product. Google has a long history in billing and payments for AdWords and for premium services, such as Google Video."
- Auction Bytes
Granted eBay/PayPal can do (almost) whatever they'd like but I'd like to be the first to welcome them to the real world of competition and possibly the declining years of their business.
[edited by: tedster at 1:26 am (utc) on July 7, 2006]
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To how many people they owe money this way? Maybe we can organize a class lawsuit for that? :-)
EBay announced Thursday that the head of its PayPal service, Jeff Jordan, will be leaving the company as part of a major overhaul of senior management
Jordan was viewed as a potential successor to eBay's chief executive officer Meg Whitman
That was quick!
Fine. Google should ban ebay from using AdSense and take them down from their search results. They are losers if they dont...
Google would be compromising its own credibility if it removed eBay from its search results, unless it redefined its acceptability standards to ban all similar pages.
On the other hand, it might be doing everyone a favor if it tightened up the standards for eBay ads. I don't think too many people except eBay affiliates and eBay would object.
Since when can you not decide what forms of payment you want to take?
Since when are you required to take certain forms of payments?
So many retailers recently have decided to not accept Amex just because of internal problems. Some choose only VISA.. some choose only MC.. some get paid by VISA to only accept VISA and so on.
You are not required to take payments from any source. Although the harder you make it on your customers to pay.... then the less sales you will have.
There is still freedom to conduct your business as you see fit.
I just hate how they are calling G "unproven" instead of just saying.... "we don't accept G payments".... with no explaination.
[edited by: Demaestro at 3:20 pm (utc) on July 10, 2006]
Whatever you are looking for, you can find it on eBay.
I can only hope that G will retaliate in some way and remove these stupid adword ads.
But then they'd have to remove them for shopping sites, Sears, and others that never actually have a product they 'advertise'for.
Folks, this is big business, not the schoolyard. Attitudes like, "If you don't play by my rules, then I'm taking the ball and going home!," generally do not work and have led to lawsuits (against the whiners) before.
If Google were to retaliate - which they won't - it would only be their loyal crew of sycophants who would not see Google as a petulant child crying in the corner. As a publicly-traded company, Google can ill-afford coming across as petty and childish.
Payment Services not permitted on eBay: AlertPay.com, anypay.com, AuctionChex.com, AuctionPix.com, BillPay.ie, ecount.com, cardserviceinternational.com, CCAvenue, ecount, e-gold, eHotPay.com, ePassporte.com, EuroGiro, FastCash.com, Google Checkout, gcash, GearPay, Goldmoney.com, graphcard.com, greenzap.com, ikobo.com, Liberty Dollars, Moneygram.com, neteller.com, Netpay.com, Nochex.com, paychest.com, payingfast.com, Payko.com, paypay, Postepay, Qchex.com, rupay.com, scripophily.com, sendmoneyorder.com, stamps, Stormpay, wmtransfer.com, xcoin.com
" - [pages.ebay.com...]
Nochex has also been banned :(
Looks like Ebay want to force everyone onto PayPal
Google has lot of money and talent both to run and complete ebay products as like they did for yahoo mail and hotmail.
You well know how Gmail is working, I would not prefer google to Ban listing on ebay from there search engine as they have their own values, So should not implement SERPS just for any revenge.
They should not worry what other are doing people will automatically redirect to the best product :)
They don't call it the sandbox for nothing.
ebay runs the risk of people heading for another auction platform (G-Bay?). And provide G with a good excuse: we didn't want this in the first place, but gazillions of customers wanted us to offer auctions that accept G-Pay.
Unlikely. Let's put it into perspective. Some of the eBay sellers may want to use G-Pay, but do the end customers of eBay really care?
I don't see them saying: that's it, I don't see the google checkout logo, I'm finding another auction site.
Even eBay sellers have been accustomed to PayPal for a long time and will probably sitck with it. Except those whose accounts are frozen, of course.