No negative feedback? Don't think I like it..........

United States
January 24, 2009 12:12pm CST
Now that it's been a little while since ebay started doing their no negative feedback can be posted by sellers, I don't think I like it. I see a seller relisted an item I had been outbid out on. I'm wondering if the person that won it didn't pay? I don't sell very often on ebay, but would sure like to know about the "bad" buyers. What are your thoughts?
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@gohan2091 (547)
11 Feb 09
I have 100% positive feedback too with almost 800 transactions. I really hate the idea of not being able to leave buyers negative or neutral feedback. The idea is really stupid! It is unfair on the seller! Yet again, ebay is all for the buyer and does little for the seller... the same with Paypal. I am disgusted by it!
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• United States
13 Feb 09
I agree!
@mscott (1925)
• United States
28 Jan 09
SOunds like the seller just didn't get what he wanted for the item so he shill bid the price. In other words he had someone bid it up to drive up the price. It is suppose to be against the rules but really it is very hard to prove. The sellers who do it are very good at using multiple accounts so as to not get caught. We saw this happen repeatedly when we were looking at car seats for our kid.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
I've had other bidders try to run up the price on me too. If they keep at it, I often just stop bidding on the item and look for another one.
• United States
25 Jan 09
I do not like it either I have no idea which newer buyers to trust. I do not think it is fair to the sellers at all. I sell quite often and not all of my transactions have been perfect.
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• United States
25 Jan 09
No, I don't think it's fair either.
• United States
24 Jan 09
Most of the time the sellers also will leave feedback about a buyer. Check and see if he left feedback for that particular buyer. I always check feedback. I do agree with you about the "no negative" feedback though, that's rough. You can make your selling on Ebay just "Paypal Only", or you can restrict who buys from you to a certain degree. People with a score of less than ten or have so many negative can be restricted, unless that's changed too. I haven't sold since last summer so I don't know all the changes they've made.
• United States
25 Jan 09
I haven't sold anything in awhile either. Mostly I just buy things here and there.
• United States
24 Jan 09
I agree, but I'd also like to know about the bad sellers. I'm assuming the new policy is because someone(s) has abused the feedback feature for personal reasons, like false feedback all together. It's about like everything else, if there's a way to abuse something for personal gain, someone(s) will find out about it, do it and ruin it for everyone.
• United States
25 Jan 09
Unfortunately, I'm sure people will abuse this new policy too.
@GemmaR (8527)
24 Jan 09
I sell an awful lot on eBay (100% positive though, yay!) and I know I don't like not being able to give buyers negative feedback. I'd like to know whether buyers are trustworthy!
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• United States
25 Jan 09
100% positive is great! Good for you!
@Not_Sure (29)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Completely agree melanie!! Buyers can be just as naughty as the sellers
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• United States
25 Jan 09
Absolutely!
• United States
28 Jan 09
Buyers do have more to lose then the seller but buyers can be con artist too. The seller can just file an unpaid item strike.
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