It’s often said that “eBay Pinks” get hateful replies to any board posts they either start or engage posters in.

eBay John Bodine
eBay John Bodine talks about community forum manipulation

Lets face it, eBay is not the happy place it was years ago. It appears that just about every eBay forum has at least one regular poster that is very active, and could be an eBay employee or even a forum providers employee acting as a liaison between the company’s. And could even be a board moderator as well.

This could explain why some members get away with all kinds of crap postings, while others get pink slapped for nearly nothing and wind up with a permanent board suspension. Lets face it, if a moderator gets a stiff one for someone they will look for that members postings and scrutinize every word looking for something that violates policy. Just like a cop you pissed off, lays waiting for you to drive by and give him probable cause to pull you over.

In the below 2 part video eBay’s John Bodine talks about “Seeding the Conversations”  among other things, but i don’t see a bunch of Pinks posting regularly on eBay’s boards. They must be all under cover as just another active user.

Reminds me of an old saying we had in the car business “get their confidence, get their trust, and get their money.” And if they misbehave give them the boot!

Just a theory, but It’s interesting material for discussion anyway. Comment below.. 😆

Updated 09/23/2014: The below videos by John Bodine have been removed.

I find it interesting that both of these videos featuring ole John Bodine, were removed from VgLink’s YouTube channel recently. They were there for better than 2 1/2 Years then went Poof. Kind of like some of the posts on eBay’s community (if you could call it that) forums. 🙄

Must have went over like a fart in church. Like this eBook that was removed from “The Great Big eBay CON” How to buy just about anything on eBay and get your money back. I managed to grab a cache of the listing page, along with a few good comments. 😆


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