SELLERS: Is the feedback system flawed?
Sellers can only leave positive feedback? How are sellers supposed to warn others if they have a bad buyer by leaving positive feedback?
If you leave negative comments with positive feedback then ebay removes it and YOU, the seller, get in trouble.
Here is an example
I sell an item, buyer never pays. I open a dispute. If the buyer responds to the dispute, then any feedback or DSRs left will remain on your score. Thus possibly getting suspended, being limited to how many sales I can list, being lowered in search reviews. Plus if your a powerseller, you can lose your status. WHY? Cause a buyer didn'y pay for an item. How again is that fair to the sellers?
What about the DSRS? That same person that bid and never paid then gets to ding the DSR ratings also resulting in suspensions and many nasty grams from ebay.
We pay all the insertion fees, listing fees, picture fees, paypal fees and yet ebay seems always be on the buyers side.
Here are some tips:
Keep your blocked bidders list up to date,
If u only accept paypal, make sure you check to block any bidders without a paypal account.
If u only ship within the USA, check the box that says block buyers from countries I dont ship.
Also, block buyers that have had to many unpaid item strikes within 12 or 6 months.
Always check out your bidders feedback history- left for others and feedback other sellers have given them.
Look to see what other items they are bidding on to make sure they are not scam bidding.
If you must, contact the bidder or pull contact information.
(to block buyers and set other requirements: go to My ebay, then site preferences, "show" buyer requirements, then edit.)
MOST IMPORTANT-protect yourself! Without sellers, what will buyers buy?
Sellers if you agree, VOTE YES! If you don't agree VOTE YES for the ones that do!