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Monday, 21 April 2008 17:06

eBay + PayPal = Restraint of Trade

By referring their proposed action to the ACCC and seeking exemption from specific sections of the Trade Practices Act, eBay has thrown up an impressive smoke-screen to hide a much bigger problem – it's called "Restraint of Trade."
Published in Market
The role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is to regulate for free and open competition in the marketplace and to protect consumers. There is a viable competitor to PayPal that protects eBay consumers. That is just one reason why the ACCC cannot allow the intention of eBay Australia to accept payments only through its PayPal subsidiary.

Published in Beerfiles
Thursday, 17 April 2008 04:05

PayPal action from ACCC to be watched globally

When auction site eBay Australia announced last week that it would only accept online payments through its PayPal system from June 17 it set the global blogosphere alight - for all the wrong reasons. Global eBay users, both sellers and buyers, worried that Australia is just a test market for a worldwide rollout, are thus watching keenly as regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) examines the eBay action.

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