Among all the changes happening to eBay worldwide, one of the most startling announcements has been that eBay Australia will require that PayPal be used for virtually all transactions in Australia (except for items picked up locally).
eBay Australia is hosting several Q&A meetings with eBay users to discuss the new policy. According to APCmag.com, an eBay executive dropped this gem on the crowd when asked why sellers couldn’t offer choices to their buyers:
We’re not allowing people to offer unsafe choices, just like in this democracy you can’t go out and buy heroin on the streets. – Simon Smith, Regional VP for eBay Australia