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Old 11 September 2008, 15:55   #11
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I think you'd get a lot more if you offered to deliver it to Portsmouth in the price - wouldn't cost you much and would certainly help to attract people who aren't too familiar with the ferry etc.
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Remember sellers cant leave buyers negative feedback any more, so apart from getting some verbal abuse as you walk away, you shouldn't have any repercussions.
This is ruining Ebay - there are just as many dodgy customers out there as sellers - there can be some nasty malicious gits who can ruin a good sellers reputation for nothing - loads of good sellers are now turning their backs on Ebay - the high fees aren't helping either!!!
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Old 11 September 2008, 16:04   #13
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I think you'd get a lot more if you offered to deliver it to Portsmouth in the price - wouldn't cost you much and would certainly help to attract people who aren't too familiar with the ferry etc.
Good idea.
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This is ruining Ebay - there are just as many dodgy customers out there as sellers
I totally agree. I've always thought a much better way of doing it would be to have a system whereby neither party could see the others' feedback until both had left it. That way you'd reduce the number of people leaving negative as revenge.
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This is ruining Ebay - there are just as many dodgy customers out there as sellers - there can be some nasty malicious gits who can ruin a good sellers reputation for nothing - loads of good sellers are now turning their backs on Ebay - the high fees aren't helping either!!!
I think its a good rule . it makes sellers try harder to get things right and the buyer can be honest . i have been left Tit for tat bad feedback a few times now from sellers who sent me crap and withheld feedback until they saw what i had said . So if sellers are leaving then they are the ones that need to .
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I think its a good rule . it makes sellers try harder to get things right and the buyer can be honest . i have been left Tit for tat bad feedback a few times now from sellers who sent me crap and withheld feedback until they saw what i had said . So if sellers are leaving then they are the ones that need to .
Not at all. Many people are both buyers and sellers so it hurts us both.

I have been a victim myself and I know many other sellers have as well. Even when you bend over backwards they still try it on!!!
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I have never had a problem as a seller , advertised honestly with good photos send it fast for the right postage cost , what can go wrong offer money back if there is a problem .

I bought a suzuki jeep frome a scrote in Penryn last year . it had pics of the speedo showing mileage etc and looked very tidy for an old car .
When i got there it was complete heap of rust with bodged welding just completed and no underseal on it , when i drove it the gearbox was completely shagged and the speedo didn't even work , the guy got a little shirty when i didn't pay for it . and then asked ebay for a mutual withdrawal of sale from ebay to avaid costs. i went along with him or i would have got bad feedback . With the new rules i could have left him what he deserved .
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What can go wrong?

I had a Yank order a box of lab glass off me. When I went to send it I found the postage costs had gone through the roof. i apologised and gave him a full refund. I told him I would get in touch when I found cheaper postage. After a month or so he ordered again even though I had told him not to. I gave him yet another FULL refund.

Believe it or not he ordered yet again and demanded I send it to him or he would cause me all sorts of problems.

I sent the glass to him and it l;eft me 40 out of pocket. he phoned me and said how happy he was with the glass and everything. I left him good feedback and then he went and left me some stinking feedback. I then left him some bad feedback. He then got someone else to pull the same stunt knowing I was honest and would always refund the money!!!

It ruined my account and caused probs for others as my Ebay account was frozen for a while.

2 negatives out of about 160 good ones and I have had to start a new account because of it.

And I am far from the only one!!!

That was with the old system - with the new one some idiot like this could do this to 100s of people and nobody would ever know!!!
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Some interesting posts here on where Ebay are going VERY wrong.

http://messageboards.aol.com/aol/en_...rticleId=29009

"Has new CEO ruined Ebay" sums it up nicely!!!
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What can go wrong?

I had a Yank order a box of lab glass off me. When I went to send it I found the postage costs had gone through the roof. i apologised and gave him a full refund. I told him I would get in touch when I found cheaper postage. After a month or so he ordered again even though I had told him not to. I gave him yet another FULL refund.

Believe it or not he ordered yet again and demanded I send it to him or he would cause me all sorts of problems.

I sent the glass to him and it l;eft me 40 out of pocket. he phoned me and said how happy he was with the glass and everything. I left him good feedback and then he went and left me some stinking feedback. I then left him some bad feedback. He then got someone else to pull the same stunt knowing I was honest and would always refund the money!!!

It ruined my account and caused probs for others as my Ebay account was frozen for a while.

2 negatives out of about 160 good ones and I have had to start a new account because of it.

And I am far from the only one!!!

That was with the old system - with the new one some idiot like this could do this to 100s of people and nobody would ever know!!!
Surely you put UK postage only in your ad then those sort of problems don't happen ? i have never got involved with overseas postage although i have had enquiries for how much .
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