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Study on eBay is silly

I simply had to comment on the Feb. 21 article about the gender gap among eBay sellers. This is the most ridiculous “study” I’ve ever heard of and has no credibility.

I’ve been an eBay seller for more than 10 years and have never seen evidence of this. It’s impossible to determine the gender of the seller. It’s common practice for females to set up accounts using their husbands name and vice versa or for both to sell on one account.

What they sell doesn’t matter. I know a man who sells nothing but women’s lingerie and jewelry. There are obviously feminine names but that even has exceptions. I sold some ladies large, lacy panties to a girlie name that was actually married man who was a transvestite.

There are so many factors that determine selling price: FB rating, listing photos, description, etc. eBay is inconsistent and unpredictable. I’ve listed items one week that do nothing and then list again and its sells. All it takes is two bidders battling it out on one item.

How ironic that this “study” would surface during the controversial issue of lower salaries for women. My advice to Katz and Regev is get a life.

Lucy Holt

Spokane


 

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