ACCC to probe Australian eBay policies

eBay Australia has applied for legal protection as it seeks to force members to use a payment gateway it owns for buying and selling goods.From June 17, eBay plans to institute new payment arrangements that would do away with direct deposits, personal cheques or money orders to purchase items – all in the name of enhanced security.Instead, members will only be allowed to use the eBay-owned PayPal transaction system, or cash on delivery.
http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,23548903-15306,00.htmlACCC probe of eBay’s PayPal forcing
The competition watchdog is examining whether eBay Australia breached trade practice laws by forcing its users on to PayPal.PayPal performs payment processing for online sellers, allowing them to accept credit card payments and money transfers without having their own merchant credit card accounts.
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