Holes in eBay, Holes in Skype & Crasing Stock Prices
The stock drop is not only pricking investors, but causing many unhappy site users to voice their concerns. There is a lot of "See, I told you so's" going around the eBay blogs, forums and such. Earnings reports come out on Monday, if the stock doesn't meet expectations Meg Whitman will no doubtedly be sweating bullets all during the next quarter.
The cracks in eBay's photo code and problems with Skype, are sure to tax heavily on the everyday user. Why?, you ask? Simple, ebay shares are in the tank, problems, glitches, fraud etc, combined with lower listings, summer slowdown etc. will mean one of two reactions will come from eBay. It will be either a fee increase or a series of dumb-ass listing fee sales (which are widely attributed to lower selling prices by sellers).
Rumors have been flying around the eBay forums for some time now about listing fee increases. My guess is that we'll know within a week or two, what new "vibrancy" lays in store for us.