eBay vs Google in Australia

May 30, 2008

Google has been exposed as the author of an anonymous complaint regarding the forcing of buyers to use PayPal on eBay to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Google argues that the move would be anti-competitive, which is very true. Google Checkout is already banned as a payment method on eBay, which has caused tensions between the two internet giants recently. Hopefully the ACCC will stop eBay and then force eBay to open up its payment methods, after all open markets often work more successfully for all parties than closed ones.