how many of you have ebay seller accounts?

United States
September 9, 2008 1:43pm CST
i think that policy is so stupid where you cannot leave bad feedback if a bidder doesnt pay ... they just give them a strike its like we cannot warn the ebay community hey this person doesnt pay dont sell to them ! i have had more non paying ebay bidders than i ever had! way to go ebay... sorry i had to vent.. what do u think about that?
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@gemini_rose (16193)
9 Sep 08
Yes I have an ebay seller account and I have found that since the changes have come in I have had a lot of scammers trying to bid. I put my sons PSP on and I had three messages from people and ebay also sent me a message telling me not to trust them as they believed they were scammers! I also had a bid on the item which turned out to be from someone who had hacked into someone elses account to get it. I took the item off in the end because it was just turning into a nightmare.
• United States
9 Sep 08
i have had so much bad luck with these people. right now i have an item that hasnt been paid for in 7 days but i cant file a complaint yet till like 15 days or something i really hate these non paying bidders
• United States
10 Sep 08
Hello, I too have a seller account/store, and my sales are zilch since the new policies went into effect. I had an item that sold, but for some reason paypal wouldn't take his credit card or other payments.. said it was a security issue in their computers. Paypal gave me a different reason every time I called,, and told me it was ebay 's problem, ebay siad it was a paypal problem, blah blah blah. It is past the 45 days and I seem unable to get the final value fees returned. did everything ebay store support said, and my email to ebay for this went directly to paypal... the guy did try to pay at least 4 times in paypal... has anyone else had this problem?/. He was in Poland, if that makes any difference.
@gemini_rose (16193)
10 Sep 08
To be honest with you I am not sure. Since the episode with my sons PSP I have hesitated to put anything more on at the moment. I may even try to find another site instead.
• United States
12 Sep 08
It really does hurt the sellers, to not be able to leave negative feedback for buyers that don't pay or take weeks and weeks to pay. The buyers know they can't be touched by a negative and they are taking total advantage by paying slowly and if you aren't nice when you remind them that they have failed to pay, they can leave you with a negative... even if you shipped the next day... just because they can. The days of eBay are slowly coming to an end, get your great deals or sell whatever you want to get rid of, because there will be a time when the scammers will be out-numbering the square-sellers and buyers.
• United States
16 Sep 08
very true very true.
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I agree they should let you give neagative if that is what it was! After all that doesnt help others if the person continues to buy and not pay up!
@Sarah1108 (310)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I have an ebay seller account and buyer account. I dont have anything for sale right now. I find the things that i have just are not selling right now. I dont want my things to go for less then i paid or less then i want. i am going to hold on to my things and wait until things maybe get better. I had been away from ebay for a little while and when i got back on a month or so ago i did notice the new change that you could not leave bad feedback i thought that was pretty stupid. I mean why did they change it. i think buyers and seller need to be able to see how the account has been used and how people feel about things.
• United States
16 Sep 08
it seems like no one is really buying things right now.... i have like 21 items unsold.. i dont understand it...
@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I have a seller account but havent listed anyting since the new changes..I am listing things tonight though..and yea it does seem like a stupid policy that the seller can't leave feedback..I see no logic in that whatsoever..
• United States
9 Sep 08
its like ebays trying to protect the buyers more than the sellers.. they think ebays buyers can do no harm.. the only reason i can think of why they do this is that they want more money the next go around for seller fees..
@ganda8831 (816)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Im also against that policy. Just like you, i am an ebay seller. I have had my share of buyers not paying for my items. Even if i email and remind them to pay, still they dont. I think that policy where you cant leave bad feedback sucks. Ebay is a growing community and people should have the right to know if the buyer is really capable of paying or he's just joy bidding.
@ruby222 (4848)
13 Sep 08
Im none to convinced about the feedback thingy anyway,it can always just be made up if the seller wants to.It is easy enough to do a few dummy sales and get friends or family to make up some feed back.We bought a car from ebay,shortly after the car had been bought we both left feedback,when I went to find the seller again he was no longer a registered user,as easy as that.I reckon a lot of it is just the luck of the draw on the auction sites,some you win and some you lose.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
10 Sep 08
[i]Hi ROXY, I have one but I haven't tried displaying some items until this time..I always procrastinate! Anyway, that is bad, how about messaging only to the admin so that they can warn the person and when it accumulates,the complaint, for sure they will take action on that! but, I understand fully your concern, it is always nice to warn other seller about a particular person![/i]
• United States
10 Sep 08
i got an ebay seller account but i dont use it .. sometimes i use it ...
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
i do have an ebay seller account but i don't sell there often i thought ebay does do something about both bad bidders and sellers there is a way to avoid them i remember you can check a certain box to avoid some bidders bid on your stuffs i don't remember where this checkbox is but it may help
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I didn't have a problem until this last go round, but I think a lot of people were affected by Gustav. Here's the thing, even though you can't rate them negatively when you list, you can block bidders with any strikes against them. You are still protecting yourself. You can also leave neutral feedback and state that they didn't pay.