Thursday, April 03, 2008

eBay says no to digital goods

It's now banned the direct sale of purely digital goods from either its auctions or its direct sales offerings.
Instead, those who want to sell digital goods need to put up a classified ad on the site, rather than a transactional platform.
The basic reason has to do with the (wouldn't you know it?) infinitely reproduceable nature of digital goods. That allows eBay sellers to list the same product many, many, many times over, since they have an infinite supply. This practice is screwing up listings and (more importantly) is being used to manipulate feedback ratings, and so eBay has done away with it.
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