Who doesn't like Ebay?

United States
April 20, 2009 11:15pm CST
Who has had problems with Ebay in the past and who is fed up with they're high Fees and such? I once sold and bought things on Ebay and I had a great Feedback record, Then I got ripped off and thats when things went downhill. I am now banned from Ebay but I am really glad I am since the whole problem that got me banned wasn't my fault but the others and Ebay sided with them which I got me really Mad and upset so thats why I don't like EBay anymore plus Also they're high Fees was another thing that was about to get me to leave them anyways. If you all really want to stop paying fees altogether, go sell at Ecrater.com since they don't charge you fees and you get to set up a store page and everything Free. You can still use Paypal as a pay method but you can also use Google Checkout which only charges $.20 for every payment made through it which is way cheaper than Paypal fees which charge a % per $ used. Thanks for Reading
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6 responses
• United States
22 Apr 09
Ebay has changed over the years. I've been selling & buying for about 5 years now, with great success. In Febuary I made over $500.00. But the economy has hit the business. My feedback was perfect 100% until they changed the system. Now sellers can no longer leave neg feedback and buyers can leave neg even if it not you fault. I still sell, but not as much as I use to.
• United States
23 Apr 09
Yeah I don't think it's fair because the sellers are the ones paying them and they favor the buyers.
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@youless (105458)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Apr 09
I don't like Ebay. Its design is complicated and the connection seems to be slow. In the past I tried to sell via Ebay. However, it charged me so high even though I had never sold anything yet. I really didn't like it because I didn't know it before. This is unreasonable. I think they should charge me when I sold something. Since that, I never sell anything via Ebay. One day I bought stamps from Ebay. However, I have never received them. This is why today I won't go to Ebay to buy anything. I like shopping online anyway, now I am already a VIP to an online store. I love China
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• Canada
23 Apr 09
I have sold on Ebay before, but I ended up only selling about $10.00 worth of stuff and because I wanted to be seen to get more customers, I ended up having a bill of over $98.00 To say the least, I lost my account and alot of respect for Ebay. I decided to create another account, but this time I am being smart. I have only listed the basic things and didn't add any extras. I didn't sell anything, but I do buy quite frequently from a couple people. This time I had 5 items for bid and my cousin bought something from me...LOL.
• United States
23 Apr 09
I just wanted to say to be careful with Ebay. I had an account that they over charged me. I lost the account and I tried to open another. They actually closed my second one due to my first one and Charged me the fees also for the second one to even though the item I sold was not allowed to go thru on the second one. I told them it was messed up charging me fees for an item I sold on their site and I was not allowed to complete the sale which made me and my Buyer extremely mad. I will never use Ebay ever again. Not even under my Parents name nor will I ever get a friend to help me with their account either since Ebay is a Major Rip off and they are allowed to do it and even with Paypal which they own too.
• Canada
23 Apr 09
I paid the first accounts fees and have never had a problem since. Right now, my account is only for buying anyways. I have someone in Equador that I buy wholesale from for my small business. I find that when I try to sell anything, there isn't any traffic and I never get a single bid. If I do, it takes forever before anything happens and by that time you've relisted and started spending money. Unfortunately, if you want to be seen, you have to spend money and Im not willing to do that. I do appreciate the warning though. Thank you.
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@chigawaga (592)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
i dont really like ebay much at all.i find it confusing when i comes to buying and especially selling.i was gonna post a car up for sale a few months ago and they were gonna charge me almost 200 dollars for the add!nope i went to kijiji instead:D
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I have bought and sold items there for years, but I don't much like the changes they have made in the past few years. The fees are way up and I don't like what they have done to the feedback system. Seems they are favoring the buyer at the expensive of the seller. Not a good idea. I use a site called Ioffer.com as well. They only charge you a fee if you item sells. No listing fees.
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@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I've been a buyer and seller at Ebay for a few yrs now and have never had any problems that couldnt and werent fixed quickly..I'm actually pretty leery of selling at any other place and I've bought at another place and got ripped off badly for $300+ which wasnt impressive to me at all....I dont use Ebay regularly though but I do shop and sell there a few times a yr without trouble..
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