First of all, I hope that reverb.com becomes an even bigger player and surpasses eBay in the online music gear auction market. Anyone looking for instruments, guitars or gear online through eBay should also start visiting reverb.com. As a buyer and a seller, it seems that the platform is much more directed toward the needs of buyers and sellers of these kinds of products. Let’s face it, people who buy guitars and gear are a niche in and of themselves. We’re weird and idiosyncratic. I don’t mean this to sound pretentious. The platform that Reverb.com has created is literally made for our market. No they aren’t paying me to say this.
Secondly, eBay has gone a little too Darth Vader in the last few years with their imperialistic steady increase of fees, now extending to a cut of the shipping charges even! It has seriously become a tyrannical mindset where they think they can pretty much charge whatever they want. It seems they thought no one could compete so they kept charging more until someone had the incentive to beat them at their own game. Keep in mind that eBay also owns PayPal, the virtually exclusive payment option available through their market, (and many others,) meaning when it’s all said and done, eBay is taking about 12% of the entire transaction, including the shipping amount which can already be a loss in some situations.
So anyway, we’re on reverb.com now. Go check out our page. It’s a great site. Next time you think of eBay for a random piece of online gear, go to reverb.com instead! We will likely be posting most, if not all of our unique and cool items for online sales there at reverb, and on our own website. We will only use eBay as an occasional supplement anymore. Sorry eBay. You got too greedy.