In my eyes?
Lets give you an example of just how evil they are.
The Universal Post Union (UPU) determines how postal systems from different countries interact with each other. When you ship a package from your country to another country the postal systems of both countries get a portion of the fees.
In 1969 developed countries such as the U.S. decided to lower the amount they charge developing countries to complete the delivery of their packages. This was a subsidy from developed countries intended to help poor people.
China was considered a developing country under this UPU program. That was not a problem in 1969 as China was still under the control of Mao. The only part of China during that time do much exports was British controlled Hong Kong and the 99.999% of that came by ship. In 2010 eBay decided to take advantage of that 1969 agreement by negotiating a deal between eBay, USPS and China Post to allow for the creation of cobranded shipping labels for eBay’s China based sellers.
These Chinese e-packets could weigh up to 4.4 pounds and would be treated as First Class Mail when they reached the U.S. By contrast domestic First Class Mail is limited to 15.999 ounces under commercial rates.
The U.S. public was told that this was needed as the income from these Chinese packages would offset the loss of income due to falling domestic First Class Mail volume. That was a lie! USPS was losing money on every single package. USPS was unable to charge more for these packages on their own as they were bound by the UPU treaty.
USPS had always made money on foreign mail but saw their income dramatically drop in 2010 due to this eBay program. The only reason they made any money at all on foreign mail in 2010 was because eBay’s program only ran for half the year. From 2011 onward USPS lost increasing amounts on foreign mail due to eBay’s program. Soon Amazon copied eBay’s program.
To make up for these loses USPS was forced to repeatedly raise domestic rates, which earned eBay more income from final value fees on domestic shipping. They also cut domestic services, slowed down delivery, closed facilities and shortened hours.
Because the rate paid by these Chinese sellers were so low, and because the Chinese government is known for subsidizing its postal system, U.S. based eBay sellers were unable to compete. Even if a U.S. seller had gotten their inventory for free in many cases the Chinese seller could ship the same item to the U.S. for less cost than shipping the same item within the U.S. This program destroyed the jobs of many U.S. based eBay sellers. This was part of eBay’s transition to Chinese based sellers from the Big Box retailers they had enticed to the site to replace the small time sellers who a former CEO had publicly stated he wanted to get rid of.
This eBay program also destroyed the jobs of people working for domestic manufacturers as it allowed China to dump goods into the U.S. via our own postal system. China is known for dumping goods into other countries even at a loss for years in order to destroy that country’s manufacturing base.
Obama and Biden and U.S. Congress sat by and did nothing while eBay’s pioneering agreement cost USPS billions in loses. It was only stopped when Trump came into office and he listened to concerned citizens like myself who contacted the White House. Trump threatened to withdraw from the UPU if other countries did not stop abusing USPS. When they ignored him, Trump began the 1 year withdrawal process from UPU. Faced with not be able to ship their goods via their postal system into the largest economy these other countries agreed to end the abuse, thus saving USPS further billions in loses on foreign mail.
So we have a company willing to abuse a program intended to help poor people to instead line its own pocket and of the communist Chinese partners. A company willing to destroy the jobs of domestic eBay sellers as well as workers for domestic manufacturers to line it own pocket and its communist Chinese sellers. A company willing to help bankrupt USPS to line its own pocket and its Chinese communist sellers. A company willing to use its influence with dirty politicians to force American citizens to subsidize eBay and its Chinese communist partners. Even if you never used eBay at all you were forced to subsidize eBay and its Chinese communist partners as postal rates increased for you and any company that you bought from that used USPS to ship an item to you, which includes millions of drugs.
Why do you falsely assume I am not selling elsewhere.
The fact that I am selling or not selling elsewhere does not change the fact eBay is evil.
I first started reselling stamps as a kid in the mid 1970s in elementary school.