eBay has added Google Checkout, Google’s new shopping & payment system, to its list of payment services which are not permitted on eBay. This is the beginning of the payment systems war.
According to the eBay Accepted Payments Policy, the ones accepted are-
Payment Services not permitted on eBay: AlertPay.com, anypay.com, AuctionChex.com, AuctionPix.com, BillPay.ie, ecount.com, cardserviceinternational.com, CCAvenue, ecount, e-gold, eHotPay.com, ePassporte.com, EuroGiro, FastCash.com, Google Checkout, gcash, GearPay, Goldmoney.com, graphcard.com, greenzap.com, ikobo.com, Liberty Dollars, Moneygram.com, neteller.com, Netpay.com, Nochex.com, paychest.com, payingfast.com, paypay, Postepay, Qchex.com, rupay.com, scripophily.com, sendmoneyorder.com, stamps, Stormpay, wmtransfer.com, xcoin.com
According to Scot Wingo:
It will be interesting to see what lame excuse eBay uses to justify this. For example, they will probably say it’s new so prone to fraud. Well, in reality it’s a credit card gateway (and the same one eBay spends millions with as the top google adwords user) and credit cards are specifically allowed along with gateways (verisign/cybersource/authorize.net, etc.)
This is a blatant violation of Net Neutrality and Google should legally fight it.eBay Bans Google Checkout Payment System,