Sunday, November 16, 2008

eBay going paperless

eBay sent out an email with 'new great updates' again. Funny how this always seems to benefit them but they act like it is the seller or buyers best interest.

The biggest change is they are going 'paperless for payments'. They will no longer allow a seller to accept cash, money orders or cashiers checks as forms of payment. The only exception is for items that are pick-up only.

The new acceptable forms of payments are Paypal (which eBay owns stock in), credit cards or ProPay (not sure what this is).

Funny how I was informed about this by Auctiva via newsletter and I contacted eBay's live chat to ask about it and the live chat person told me,.. "No! Check your source of information because this is wrong." Less then a week later eBay notifies everyone about it.

I wrote a letter complaining (enough people do it and they might change it back, right? It has happened before).

This is what they said;

Dear Deborah,

Thank you for writing eBay in regard to your concerns.

I apologize for the misinformation you received regarding the Paperless
Payments policy. I see that you have been able to connect with live chat
since then and received the correct information.

However, I will go ahead and include that information here, as well.

Starting October 20, 2008 only permitted payment methods will be
displayed in the payment details section of listings. Sellers will need
to remove all references to non-permitted payment methods from item
descriptions. We know that this is a busy time of year for sellers, so
to allow sufficient time to change templates, we will wait until January
15, 2009
before we begin taking action against sellers soliciting
non-permitted payment methods within the item description of listings.

Here is a list of the accepted payments:

Credit or debit card processed through an Internet merchant account

Sellers may in addition offer to accept:
Payment upon pickup

For more information on this new policy, please visit the following

If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reply to this
email and let us know.

Ashley Cu.

eBay Customer Support

So, there you have it.

Please tell me what you think!!

EEG for baby K

Update on Baby K.

The pediatric cardiologist has decided her fainting has nothing to do with heart and can not figure it out. So, the pediatrician ordered an EEG and after he reviews the results is probably going to send us to a nurologist.

We had the EEG at Simi Hospital on 11/13. The technician said the hospital nurologist should call the pediatrician and then I will get the call with the results. I was told it should take one day but it has now been 1 1/2 weeks and nothing! I've called twice. Last time I was told the hospital still hasn't told the pediatrican the results. I'll be calling again on Monday!

Baby K was brave for the whole thing. She had to hold very still for about 20 minutes for the technician to put all the sticky probes on and then had to hold her eyes closed and hold still for about 30 more and breath deep. The night before I was supose to keep her up the whole night or most of it. They said sleep deprivation stresses the brain and can cause abnormalities to show up better. So she went to bed at 11pm and I woke her up at 4am. It was hoped that she would fall asleep during the EEG but that didn't happen!