Here are 2 short stories from unhappy eBay sellers, one who is basically being screwed by the feedback system at no fault of his own and another who was forced to give a £400 odd refund because the buyer claimed not as described (they never read the listing) I bet he never got that item sent back…
Story 1 :
They have become all about the buyer and basically
They have become all about the buyer and basically thrown their sellers to the wolves. It’s sad but I was a loyal customer and seller for 9 years and all of a sudden I got a couple months where these buyers were leaving me negatives and neutrals for things that made no sense. In fact 3 of the users were brand new and left me negatives only to message me back and inform me that they were sorry as they were new and didnt realize how ebay worked and as such wrongly left a negative! Ebay has refused to take those off even at the insistence of the BUYER! Then I had 3 others where I was left a negative or neutral BEFORE the buyer had even PAID! There was no transaction……how in the world can their be feedback left on something that did not happen (Of course because hey DIDNT EVEN PAY YET!) Once again EBAY refused to remove them. I worked through these issues that left me with restrictions and because on my review day I was 0.01% over the limits I was stuck dealing with an additional month of these restrictions! Guess what next day I get an email that my account has been restricted further and that ebay was going to have PAYPAL hold all funds for the transactions till they were proven to be complete……..I count on ebay to live as I had a back injury and cannot work a regular job so this is a major issue and as a result of them holding MY money I cannot ship out fast enough causing me to probably get more negatives for slow shipping!!!!! How can I ship WITH NO MONEY! And as they explain I can pay ebay thru paypal to pay for shipping but guess what I have no printer because mine was broken recently! I cant get it fixed because I have no money, Cant get money to fix it because they are holding my cash because of restrictions, Cant get my restrictions lifted until I get better feedback, Cant get better feedback because I cant ship items in a timely manner, Cant ship in a timely manner because They are holding my money because of restrictions! Its a vicious cycle that wont be broken because sellers are not protected. I have been ripped off by MANY MANY international buyers because the USPS and UPS can only track a package to the border and customs and once it leaves there your on your own. You cant prove it got there even with a reciept WITH their address on it the amount spent and date it was sent. So they can basically steal up to 4 high ticket items a year wihout being kicked off the site and they KNOW IT! I could go on for hours and hours on this subject as I have not even scratched the surface yet! It is quite pathetic that for the first 8 years I had no problems what so ever and now its a nasty mess and I am the one being attacked. Sad state of affairs and they just lost a great seller and buyer!
Story 2 :
I had to give a buyer a £403.67 ($600.00) I PAD
I had to give a buyer a £403.67 ($600.00) I PAD for FREE. I had to pay for it. The stupid buyer couldn’t read the description and thought they were buying something else. Dumb Ass. The description clearly states that it DOES NOT come with the 3G ability. Ebay sided with the buyer who then ripped me off for £403.67 ($600.00) buck. Sellers need to unite and leave Ebay. I now sell on Bonanza.com. Anyone who reads this need to leave EBay NOW. If they don’t have sellers, they won’t have buyers and they won’t have the almighty PROFIT. Leave now and come to Bonanza.com