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Old 12-27-2012, 00:07   #1
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E-bay is a joke

I was selling something for 150 opening bid, or 200 buy it now. Some maggot selected buy it now, but opted never to pay me. So I was stuck not selling this item for over a week. I had to wait four days, then open a "case". A "case" is nothing. They do nothing.


The buyer never paid and I cannot leave negative feedback on his profile. It is complete bs. So I should just bid for whatever I like and if it's too much who cares, ebay won't make a big deal of it right?
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Old 12-27-2012, 00:20   #2
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Sorry to hear this. I've never dealt with E Bay, only craigslist. I block my email on CL, and post my number. If a live person can't contact me locally and bring me cash I want no part of it.

I don't have paypal, don't plan on it. Just saying, the method I've used in the past has worked out pretty well for me. I've dealt with some BS texters/callers in the past but beats the alternative IMO.
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Old 12-27-2012, 00:44   #3
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I was selling something for 150 opening bid, or 200 buy it now. Some maggot selected buy it now, but opted never to pay me. So I was stuck not selling this item for over a week. I had to wait four days, then open a "case". A "case" is nothing. They do nothing.


The buyer never paid and I cannot leave negative feedback on his profile. It is complete bs. So I should just bid for whatever I like and if it's too much who cares, ebay won't make a big deal of it right?
Did you try to contact him?
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Old 12-27-2012, 00:46   #4
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I quit selling on eBay a couple years back when they changed the feedback system so that you couldn't leave negative on a buyer. They've now taken the payment options away as well, it's good for buyers, the system is trash for sellers though
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Old 12-27-2012, 00:55   #5
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yep ebay is gay. i tried selling some fake lebron nikes on there and was ban from selling anything on there again. even though if you search for fake lebron nikes you'll find people selling them.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:33   #6
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Require immediate payment for any "buy it now"/fixed price sales.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:27   #7
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Require immediate payment for any "buy it now"/fixed price sales.
Yep, it's not listed as sold until paid for.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:57   #8
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Require immediate payment for any "buy it now"/fixed price sales.
Yep- That solves that... I've owned a full time business on ebay for going on 9 years now. There are things that I absolutely HATE about it, but many more that I LOVE.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:25   #9
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Did you try to contact him?
Yeah I sent him one message a day. I had to wait 4 days after he selected buy it now and then opened a case. Then another four days for the case to be closed, which got me nothing. Then I was able to relist the item.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:49   #10
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Funny, I'm selling an item on there now as well and I had someone retract a bid. I didn't even know you could do that. I thought a bid was a bidding contract. He listed as the reason that he couldn't contact the seller...which is BS. No messages, no emails.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:58   #11
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Gonz - I was just about to pay you for the glass rose and chore boy I swear. Problem is my local gas station doesn't sell them anymore.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:21   #12
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They've now taken the payment options away as well, it's good for buyers, the system is trash for sellers though


I still manage a 100% positive feedback selling gun parts and gunsmith tools and make good money there. The OP just needs to let the system work. Whining about it here won't do much.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:25   #13
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I quit selling on eBay a couple years back when they changed the feedback system so that you couldn't leave negative on a buyer. They've now taken the payment options away as well, it's good for buyers, the system is trash for sellers though
What's the expression... "The customer is always right"??


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Old 12-27-2012, 07:30   #14
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I just had this happen as well. Plus I had other bidders which made it more irritating. Supposedly the buyer gets a negative mark on their account.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:30   #15
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Why can't you leave negative feedback?
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:41   #16
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Why can't you leave negative feedback?
That's the new policy.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:39   #17
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So if I'm a seller all I have to do,is create a fake account for buying stuff then I can screw up my competitors by bidding on their stuff and now paying or retracting bids and claiming the buyer was unresponsive?

Sounds like a setup for failure.

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:41   #18
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:02   #19
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Buyers drive the Ebay economy, not sellers. It only makes since that everything is slanted toward protecting the buyer. It is also the natural order of this type of business that the seller is more likely the scammer as opposed to the buyer if there is a problem.



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Old 12-27-2012, 09:18   #20
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That's the new policy.
How is one supposed to tell the good sellers from the bad?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:19   #21
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I have been successfully selling stuff for years on eBay, it can befrustrating there are a lot of flakes. You can require that bidders have acertain level of feedback, require immediate payment with Paypal (Fixed &Buy it now) this helps but by no means eliminates the BS.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:33   #22
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I quit selling on eBay a couple years back when they changed the feedback system so that you couldn't leave negative on a buyer. They've now taken the payment options away as well, it's good for buyers, the system is trash for sellers though

Thats why I stopped using it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:59   #23
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What do you want them to do? They will refund your listing cost and ding the buyer with a non-paying bidder which can result in their account getting suspended depending on their history.

Same with retracting a bid, it is a ding against them and if there is a pattern they will suspend the account. Just set the auction so Buy It Now requires immediate payment to process, problem solved.

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:03   #24
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my experience with ebay is it is great for buying and sucks for selling and I use it as such.
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Ebay is a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Why should they care about you?
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