If enough people ask eBay about BitCoin for escrow (to avoid scamming), would they consider it? Or is that just stupid of me to think?
no why would it be stupid i think they would consider about it why would they not?
every new thing has his positive and negative site of it you can always try.
If people will ask ebay about that. It would take time for a transaction to be done.
And that's a bad thing for an online shopping because they're goal is to have a convenient and fast transaction.
In many on-line shopping I have done it's been hours before they confirmed my card payment, I don't think Bitcoin confirmation time is the reason.
PayPal is quick only for confirmed accounts - it takes time to be confirmed, and new sellers waits days before they can use money received.
eBay and PayPal are one company (regardless official splitting on paper).
+ eBay charges very fat fee on every transaction
+ PayPal charges fee on every transaction
= they do not like you to pay directly (even you sell something explicitly "cash on pick up only" you still have to add PayPal as payment choice)
eBay/PayPal provides "Buyer Protection"
+ it is very favourable to buyer as he can make claim with little proof to have money back.
+ it is backed by force on taking monies back from seller even he declines buyer claim because t&c accepted by seller gives them power to take over his bank acc./credit card
= nature of Bitcoin (and any crypto) will not allow above scheme (or scam
as many see)
Therefore I'm sure they not looking forward to implement Bitcoin any time soon.