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Google Checkout Banned By eBay


eBay bans google checkout
Pro-SEO were notified by someone reading a /. article that eBay have added Google Checkout to their list of banned payment methods (click 'show' next to 'some examples')

So, Why would they do this? The obvious answer is that eBay own paypal and want to limit their competitions influence in the online payment industry. But we can read a lot more into this, It means paypal must be very frightened by the "big dog" that is google stepping in on what has been for some time their turf.

No doubt in a day or two we will get an official reason from eBay (paypal) why they have placed this ban on Google Checkout, It will probably be something along the lines of they think that Google Checkout is new, and as such shouldn't be trusted straight away.
We may also see some legal action from google against eBay for breaking some kind of anti-competition law.

Personally i think eBay have done themselves no favors by publicly announcing that they are terrified of google checkout. It sends the message that they aren't very confident in their own business model.

Update: It has also been noted by a number of SEO and webmaster forums that eBay have also changed the name of the policy from "Safe payments" to "Accepted Payments" could this be a friendly approach so as to not offend Google, Or could it be a strategical one to lessen Googles ability to sue under anti-trust laws?
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Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ Friday, 07 July, 2006

Bit below the belt by eBay, I'm sure google aren't to worried though, The publicity will do them good.  



Posted by Blogger fredschik @ Wednesday, 12 July, 2006

Whatever!? A BIT below the belt by feeBAY to say the least! I vote for Google to set up the BEST auction site in the world! eBay seems to be getting out of hand lately, not only with Google, but with their fees! Ouch. Why not accept Google? It's just more money for eBay anyway. Go Google Go!  



Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ Tuesday, 01 August, 2006

fredschik said... eBay seems to be getting out of hand lately, not only with Google, but with their fees!

Yes I agree, because they have a monopoly on the industry they have a “take it or leave it mentality” and I hate this, so I say f#@k em. I use Sell.com at the moment and I’m barely getting by but I rather use Sell.com instead of eBay.

Let’s not forget that many use PayPal to process payments on there online start up business and if they eBay allow members to use Google checkout they will also be promoting it for those kinds of applications.

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