leave feedback?

@alexsis (2149)
United States
March 13, 2007 4:51pm CST
How many of you leave feedback? If your a seller when do you leave a feedback? I'm asking this question because lately I haven't been getting feedbacks and I'm the nice person to leave feedbacks for everyone. When I sell, I usually leave a feedback once I receive the payment, but lately I've been waiting a few days to see if they will post the feedback first.But don't you just hate it when you leave a feedback and you don't get one back, I hate it and I think that is just being mean.
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@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I thought I would let you know that ebay is having a .20 auction style listing for March 14th starting tonight at 12:01am until 11:59pm. The alst one was arouind Valentines Day. I keep up on all he ebay news for sellers. I would like to add you to my friend list and hope you would do the same. Thanks Lshauna1
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@alexsis (2149)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Thanks for letting us know!
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Hi I buy & sell on ebay I been doing it along time and I am going to tell you even though you might receive payment (Do not leave feedback until the buyer leave feedback first) because the buyer could have a problem with the product. If they do not leave feedback in a 1 or 2 weeks just contact the member and ask them to leave feedback for your item alot of the forget to leave feedback and alot of them do not go to they computers everyday.
• United States
13 Mar 07
Not just you...I leave feedback right away and half the time I do not get the same curtiosity. Same on them for being lazy and one can only hope karma will come around someday for them. For the same reason I still always leave feedback.
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@Sicantik (706)
13 Mar 07
I 'm a seller and I always leave a feedback once I received the payment and I 've posted the item. I do that because I believe when you have done your bit and have left a positive feed back you'll have high chance to get one back. And if there's a problem in a proccess your customer has confident in you that you will solve the problem accordingly. Of course some of them don't even bother to leave any feedback and I can honestly say that I'm quite annoyed but I just send them feedback reminder then I'll get my feedback..xx
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@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Not all people be satisfied some people want more for their money. But I do understand what you is saying. i always wait on the buyer to leave feedback. I have never received negative and I am proud to say all positive feedback.
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@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
9 Apr 07
Ok, as a seller i always wait until the buyer has left me feedback before i leave. That way i know they have received their purchase but also, they're happy with it. I tend to send reminder messages about them leaving feedback if it takes a while - then, if they don't bother, i don't bother. It seems unfair for me to raise their feedback numbers & to praise them, if they cant do the same for me. If i am a buyer, i leave feedback as soon as the items arrive & i'm happy with them, if i'm not happy i just make contact & let the seller know & see if something can be worked out!
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@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
9 Apr 07
When I first started selling on eBay I left feedback for a buyer as soon as I received payment. After a while when I realized that the buyers weren't leaving feedback for me I stopped leaving feedback and only left feedback after a buyer left feedback for me. But then I read some thoughts on this very subject and some thought that it was only right to leave feedback upon payment as the buyer had completed their part of the transaction. And if the buyer left feedback after they've received their item and was satisfied with it that was fine, if not you just move on. You can always remind the buyer to leave feedback but if they don't you shouldn't make a federal case about it.
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• Canada
15 Mar 07
I leave feedback as soon as my item is received. Once the transaction is totally clear I leave feedback based on how long it took etc. I like to include speed of delivery in my comments.
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• United States
14 Mar 07
I always leave feedback, but its normally after the buyer leaves theirs. There are times when I will go ahead and leave it before hand if I know the product has been recieved, but normally I wait
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• United States
14 Mar 07
hi i sell on ebay yahoo and many other sites also ... what i have had to start doing is 1st. i look at feed back left for say the buyer then i look and see if that buyer is good at leaving feed back .. i'll also add a lil note in my well packaged item saying thanks for biiding on item if in anyway you are not 100% happy please let me know also in note ill say please leave me feed back and ill do same . as many buyers and sellers nonot and thats what makes feed back work. i have in all some where arond 25.000 feed backs and befor i like your self used to leave feed back open full payment and have left over 35.000/45.000 feed backs not now they give me feed back befor they get any i have gottin o say 3/4 neg and still leave them good feed back i'll also respond to the f/b i got and say something like sorry your not happy if you'd just email me i'd have made it right ..a 3 sec email will do wonders on a item $2.00 or a item for $25.00/ $4.000 emails go a long way and notes also have helped in a well packaged item..
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@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
13 Mar 07
When I first started selling on e-bay I used to leave feedback upon payment. Then, one girl gave me a negative because she said the item was smaller than she thought and the shipping was too high. I had no recourse as I'd already left her positive feedback. What burned me about it is I put the measurements of the item in the listing and offered priority or parcel post, in which she chose priority! Now, I only leave feedback after (and only) when the buyer has left it for me.
@mom_of_2 (399)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
I think you are being generous to leave feedback for a buyer first. I've always expected that as the buyer I had to leave feedback first...kind of like a confirmation that I received the item and was pleased. It's so ironic I would find this discussion on mylot. I am waiting on 2 feedbacks from 2 different sellers.Both these transaction were almost 2 months ago. I left each seller a positive (a very good one at that). I waited 3 weeks then I emailed the sellers asking them if they were pleased with our transaction (they had no reason not to be..I payed via paypal). I politley asked if they could leave feedback in return. Neither seller left feedback nor did they email me back. I have now just deleted those transactions but it still bothers me. Any suggestions from a sellers point of view? Why would a seller not leave feedback for a buyer..the transaction was straight forward and smooth.
@coolseeds (3925)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Hi, As an ebay powerseller I am busy. I reciprocate feedback 2-5 times a month. The sellers who did not leave feedback might be signed up for the same ebay service that leaves feedback after the buyer does and the service may have not been working. Also don't have 100% faith in the USPS. I have mailed to thousands of people & a lot of it gets lost or messed up. The USPS once shipped a delivery confirmed package to the wrong zip code. IT WAS PRINTED FROM THE USPS WEBSITE. When I contacted the USPS about it they said very rudely, IT WAS DELIVERED. If it didn't cost so much I would use a different service. Needless to say, I reshipped the buyer's goods. For more information see my 1st post to this discussion.
@coolseeds (3925)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I forgot to add. The past 3 months my mother has been ill. I may not have left feedback for everyone but the reciprocation of feedback was the least of my worries. Just like with everyone else some people have problems that are more important than ebay.
14 Mar 07
i always leave feedback and so far have not had any problems with itmes i've bought but i would leave a neutral or negative feedback if it was warranted, its really just the same as going into a shop if you get good service you'll go back so i think sellers appreciate being told how you found their service.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I leave feedback once the seller leaves feedback (If I'm the buyer). I think that they should leave feedback saying if it was a smooth transaction or whatever. When I'm the seller- I leave it once I'm paid.. If I'm the buyer I leave it after I have gotten the product. Sometimes I forget to leave it-- Gotta love those reminders.
@wolflvr (336)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I always leave feedback when I receive the item I ordered. If there is a problem with the order then I try to give the seller the chance to fix the problem before leaving negative feedback. If I sell something I wait until the buyer leaves feedback so that way o know the transaction went through okay and there were no problems. As a seller I don't see any problem with waiting to leave feedback until the buyer leaves feedback.
14 Mar 07
Hi there. I guess I always thought that leaving feedback was a required part of buying and selling on Ebay. Maybe they have changed since then or maybe I just assumed that feedback was manditory. I always left feedback as soon as I received an item that I purchased and when I received payment from a sale. I read some posts that said that they waited until the buyer left feedback before they did (as the seller). I've never heard of that before, but then I've never had a problem with people not leaving feedback. The only thing I can say about that is isn't there a chance that you both end up waiting for each other to leave feedback so no one ever does? I don't know...just a thought. Feedback is a really important part of Ebay. I never buy an item that costs more than $10 unless the seller has sold a considerable amount of items and has nearly perfect feedback. All of my friends and family are the same way, so building up a large amount of good feedback can make the difference of whether or not you sell your item. I have seen auctions that include a little blurb in the discription about contacting them with any problems before leaving negative feedback. I think that is just good ebay etiquette. People often are not trying to screw you over and will be willing to work with you to solve an issue amicably before resorting to ruining peoples' feedback.
• United States
14 Mar 07
I always leave feedback for the people I buy from. Ebay, half.com, and amazon.com. But it may take me a while to get around to it somtimes.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
14 Mar 07
Whenever I buy goods, I do make it a point to leave feedback once I recieve the delivery of goods. I usually do that so that I can share my experience with others. It also encourages good merchants and discourages the bad merchants. So I almost always leave feedback. Cheers! Ram
@Mindy86 (12)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I am a seller, and I always add feedback. Normally I send out a note with the purchase that says "Please leave feedback!" And normally its more of a reminder. You can always email the buyer/seller and ask for feedback as it is crucial to a buyer wanting to buy from you or a seller wanting to sell for you. I guess thats the good thing about ebay. Try that out :)
• United States
14 Mar 07
i do leave feedbacks. if i am the seller i leav feedback as soon as i receive a payment. A positive feedback if i get a payment without contacting the buyer and if i am buyer i leave it after i receive the product nad see if they are in working condition or condition that they were described in the listing.
@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
14 Mar 07
When I'm the buyer, I will leave feedback if the seller has left me feedback first. There's been times I've gotten an email from the seller saying they'll leave me positive feedback if I leave positive feedback for them. If the transaction has gone smoothly and I've received the product with no problems I don't mind doing that. When I was first trying to build up my positive feedback, I would leave positive feedback for the seller. Then I'd email the seller saying I've leave positive feedback for you, I'd appreciate the same. Sometimes that worked, sometimes not. These days I usually only leave positive feedback for the seller if they do it for me. When I've been the seller, I've noticed only part of the time do I get feedback from the buyer. That's even when I've left positive feedback for them. Emailing them doesn't usually get much of a response, so I don't pursue it anymore. As a seller, I always do leave feedback for the buyer though.