eBay is dropping Dutch auctions — a relatively obscure format designed to let sellers sell multiple items in a single auction — from the middle of May. According to eBay's announcement, only a very small percentage of sellers currently utilise the format. (On a side note, eBay's planned change to its My eBay format appear to have kicked in; the option to switch back to the old version had disappeared when I logged in this morning.)
eBay Ditching Dutch Auction Format
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