eBay Live! Now Defunct

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eBay has announced it will no longer be hosting its annual networking event eBay Live!, and will instead focus on a series of local gatherings.

The company told sellers in a blog post Monday that it would be canceling its planned August 2010 event in Orlando, Florida. Its new plan is to host "more local events that don’t require costly travel" for attendees, said president of eBay Marketplaces Lorrie Norrington.

eBay had previously announced it was canceling its conference for 2009 that was scheduled to take place in Atlanta last month.

Lorrie Norrington
Lorrie Norrington

"eBay: On Location will kick off in Orlando in February, replacing the previously announced August date for eBay Live! Many sellers and buyers have told us that although eBay Live! is a terrific way to learn and network, they would enjoy more local events," Norrington said in the post.

eBay Live! Was a three-day event that featured talks with eBay executives and forums on how to leverage eBay’s site. It first began in 2002 and at its peak attracted 15,000 attendees. More recently attendees had voiced their dissatisfaction with eBay over a series of polices changes the company had made to its pricing and listings.

The company also announced it will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2010.

"Finally, 2010 is another milestone year for eBay: our 15th anniversary. So what better way to celebrate than to throw a party! That’s exactly what we’ll do, wrapping up eBay: On Location in August with a 15th anniversary family-friendly event in San Jose, our hometown, to celebrate everything we’ve accomplished together," Norrington said.



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  • Guest

    And all the EBay ninnies would have had to wear kevlar vests if they held another large gathering. Not to mention the wire mesh screen to keep the rocks from the audience from hitting them. I’m surprised they had the nerve to show their faces on the streets, let alone at Ebay Live, now EBay Dead.
    –A disgusted former Powerseller.

  • http://www.batterybuddy.co.uk Guest

    I’ve had to take my battery business away from eBay because of the many problems. The new management are just driving eBay into the ground inch by inch.

  • http://www.pioutsource.com PI Outsource

    I had a 4700, 2600, and 1000 feedback on eBay on three different accounts.

    Left’em shortly after I made this movie “eBay Tips and Tricks” in Anaheim eBay Live II.



    eBay works best as it was originally intended: Selling and buying old used collectibles, parts, junk and originals.

    eBay simply takes too much profit for a mom and pop to become resellers of someone else’s new products. It’s also great for manufacturers to sell direct.

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