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    I am not a prolific seller on ebay but sell bits from time to time. I am noticing that less and less buyers are giving feedback nowadays (the last 18 months or so it has been drying up). I reckon my last little flurry of sales has less than 50% feedback return for example.

    I subscribe to the idea that feedback is much more important to a seller than it is to a buyer so my policy is to not give feedback until i have received it if I'm selling. This has not been a problem in the past, and I am not sure it is a problem now as when I do occasionally give the buyer feedback first to give 'em a nudge it rarely triggers anything in return anyway.

    Anybody else noticed a similar trend?

  • #2
    Don't sell on Ebay anymore but when i did i would leave my feedback as soon as the buyer had paid as they had completed their part in the transaction.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DerekJ View Post
      Don't sell on Ebay anymore but when i did i would leave my feedback as soon as the buyer had paid as they had completed their part in the transaction.
      I think there's more to the buyer's part in the transaction, for example:
      - paying custom/VAT to release the package, and not just leaving it because they think it's too expensive
      - actually bothering to go to the post office to pick it up before it's returned to sender
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      • #4
        I just think people are very busy these days I tend to leave feedback in a big chunk. The only exception is if it's a high priced item and I just want the seller to know it's arrived safely once I'm happy. Have to say being pestered for feedback annoys me especially if I've not got around to testing and item. I can understand it if the seller has less than a hundred feedback from sales but otherwise it just makes me want to do the opposite but that's just me. I always get round to it within a few months, sounds terrible but that's the way it is. eBay don't help they don't send out emails from memory which could contain handy links for less experienced buyers to leave feedback or even reminders.
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        • #5
          the feedback section is hidden aswell. it isn't easy to get to, unless you are looking for it
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          • #6
            I don't think much about eBay is user friendly or intuitive. They are always messing about with things also, some of the changes are great especially for sellers to enable bulk discounts when buying multiple items but having to explain in the listing you need to use the basket checkout function. That should be obvious and the onus should be on eBay but to a lay person it's not. Lost count of the times I've had to talk inexperienced sellers how to send an invoice too, all this should be simple on both sides.

            I rarely leave bad feedback, I bought a guitar a couple of years back and the pickup switch did nothing and the guitar was wired just to work with the two pickups with the switch being moribund. I opened the back and there was a lot of bad soldering and I managed to get the bridge and both pickups working at the same time but no joy with the neck pickup which I tracked to a split wire which I replaced close to the pick up with a bit of mains cable. It was a fun learning experience I love the guitar and never even mentioned the hours I spent fixing it as I doubt the seller even knew as it had sat in a case for years.

            Edit: Forgot to say I left good feedback probably 'Excellent Seller, As Described A+++++' that's my usual one unless something arrives next day or I've especially had good dealings with the seller via ebay's messaging system and they've done a good/fair deal then I personalise a bit more.
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            • #7
              I'm pondering on what feedback to write for my latest purchase on Tradera (Swedish eBay).
              I found a PP Arnold - Kafunta UK Immediate that was available for local pickup, and was happy to get it for a very reasonable price.
              The seller hadn't even written any shipping prices or options, just pickup.
              I paid using the automatic links, with Paypal, and sent off a mail to arrange for pickup, no reply for a week. Then I checked his feedback, and it turned out his last sale was 5 years ago.
              So I called him up, turned out his brother-in-law had the record. No problem for me, he was actually even closer to me. And he was puzzled that there were no shipping options listed, but this was obviously his first listing.
              Then he started asking how he could see that I had paid, he couldn't see the money in his bank account, so I had to explain that they were in PayPal, and that he would have received a notice from PayPal about that in his mail, which he obviously wasn't reading anyway...

              All well, I rolled over to his brother-in-law and picked up the record, it looked great despite my worst fears, and played nicely, but a bit of a hoo-ha.
              And as it seems they have quite a few records to put out, good to know that it's something likely to work out.
              They put out a "3000 years with Ottilie Patterson" starting at £70 ending in two days if that's anyone's grail. No bidders yet.
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              • #8
                I used to sell a lot of stuff on ebay and do have flurries from time to time, with my paypal account it's linked to an email address I rarely check usually only to delete the junk that's built up. I once had some guy trying to contact me for weeks from America regarding a purchase I'd made turns out he refused to use the ebay messaging system (it was stated on his listing) through some weird paranoia. I'd only ordered a belt for a tape player right pain in the rear.

                I once had a guy leave me a neutral for overcharging on postage the listing was for an old Beatles Calendar and as I didn't know the value I quoted a registered postage rate and from memory just said contact me on the listing. It didn't go for much and the guy just paid straightaway, he was a dealer in Beatles related memorabilia which is fair enough. The neutral he left was moaning about the postage but what got up my nose was he messaged me almost weekly for months afterwards requesting feedback in return despite me answering his feedback with 'why didn't you just message me for a refund?'. He was an experienced seller had obviously factored in the postage into his profits and could have just messaged me. Absolute noodle, I just ignored him.

                This thread gave me a kick up the backside to do my feedback but Paul is right it's a pain why not have a big 'Leave Feedback' button within 'My ebay' would make life so much simpler, they wont though because just as you get used to the new format they'll change it again and claim they've simplified it or saved people money by screwing you for an extra 10% of what you charge for postage. That postage thing was the proverbial straw for me selling wise I couldn't believe they could be so blatant.
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