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eBay boycott enters day 4

February 21, 2008 at 9:38 pm by thetheorist

Boycott stats
More stats from PowerSellers Unite.

As we enter the fourth day of the boycott, we saw the biggest drop yet in auction traffic on eBay. Statistics are again from PowerSellers Unite. You can visit them to see the current volume versus the same time on the previous day at their site anytime.

Also, PowerSellers Unite now has some handy graphs on the site traffic page to see how traffic changed throughout the day (just hit the above link to see them). Today’s graph is attached at the bottom of this post.

Total listings dropped 1,259,314, or a 10 percent decline from yesterday. eBay’s numbers naturally fluctuate, sometimes by large amounts, but I’m thinking there might actually be some effect from the boycott going on here. I had honestly expected to see numbers start to increase today. I was wrong.

Boycott stats
Thanks for the charts PowerSellers Unite!

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  • 1 Gary N Feb 22, 2008 at 5:03 am

    There is always a big drop 7 days after a promotion. We are back to the “normal” level pre promotion and pre boycott

  • 2 thetheorist Feb 22, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Gary, looks like listings are picking back up this morning.