GamesUG passed on a quick note in the LunarForums asking for an eBay boycott the week of February 18th. This comes in protest from a recent fee hike announcement the auction company made recently. A website called Power Sellers Unite has been promoting the strike, working to raise awareness of the price changes. An online petition to eBay can be found here.
The fee hikes range from a 60-percent jump in the subscription rate for the 200,000 plus shop keepers who run eBay stores (from $9.95 to $15.95 a month) to a doubling of the cost of listing items for 10 days (to 40 cents an item from 20 cents).
Why is eBay doing this? Simple … because it can.
Does this remind you of anyone?