eBay used to be great, for buyers as well as sellers.
Now, not so much.
They've gradually slanted things so much in favor of buyers that it's unfair to the seller.
Sellers are trying to make up the difference by charging more for shipping, which means the bargains are just about gone (for buyers).
I rarely use eBay now, as the shipping has gotten out of hand. The shippers all charge more than before and sellers charge more than actual rates to make up for losses incurred by the increased fees.
I sold a drum to someone who waited three weeks to file a complaint that it was not as described. He claimed damage that didn't exist. I'm sure it was a case of buyer's remorse.
He lied to eBay, telling them that he'd emailed me several times and that I wouldn't cooperate.
They gave me no opportunity to defend myself and sided with the buyer, giving him a full refund and making me pay to have it shipped back. When I opened the box, the buyer had exchanged hardware with inferior pieces. eBay was a vehicle for this guy's means to rip me off.
That was the final straw for me, and I understand it's gotten even worse.
No negative or even neutral feedback against buyers makes no sense to me.
eBay doesn't weed out the problem clients, they just make it easier for buyers to take advantage of sellers and in the process, chase off decent sellers.
joemacMember Since 28 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 26 2012 02:01 AM