Ebay... what the hell are they thinking

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Ebay... what the hell are they thinking

Post by Eric » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:44 pm

Well as many of you know ebay hasnt been doing so well lately, due to their ever increasing fees, and changing rules and site mechanics which often dont work the way they are supposed to.

Now they have this wonderful new feedback system.

First they came up with the great idea that neutral feedbacks should count the same way as negative feedbacks do, and only your last 12 months of sales should be used to calculate your feedback percentage. This means if you had a neutral or two left before the new system, but in the past 12 months, they are now counted as negatives when your feedback percentage is calculated. Also they display this 12 month fake percentage next to the overall number of feedbacks you have ever recieved.

It gets even better. Their new idea is that if there are more buyers there will be more sellers.... Sounds great.... Well the way they want more buyers is to remove sellers ability to leave negative or neutral feedback to anyone who buys their products! You can now only say nice things about the people who buy your items, how fucking wonderful.

This means anyone can buy items on ebay from their competitors, leave negative feedback, and not have anything happen to them in return, they dont even have to make dummy accounts to do this.

As per the ebay rules, as long as the buyer actually pays for the item, there is nothing you can do about the feedback they leave.

Now would be the perfect time for someone with a pile of money laying around to invest in some servers, computer programers, some staff, and steal a huge chunk of ebay members. Last I checked even with reduced sales they are still making billions.....

So if you want ebay to stick around, maybe complain to them. Personally I'm not going to be selling a damn thing until they fix the feedback BS.

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Re: Ebay... what the hell are they thinking

Post by Irvine.J » Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:06 am

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Re: Ebay... what the hell are they thinking

Post by tufty » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:23 am

Wait till you have to deal with paypal clawing back large quantities of money from your bank account when some scumbag receives the goods and then claims they didn't...

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