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ebay question(6 posts)

ebay questionelviento
Jun 28, 2002 12:22 PM
Suppose you have some kind of dispute on ebay. You strongly believe you acted reasonably while the other person is a jerk. But he has little feedback and an extra nagative won't really hurt him much, while you are a long time trader and a nagative would be much worse for you.

So what would you normally do? Suppose amicable resolution is out of the question. You can either eat a small damage and the jerk wins, or fight all the way, which probabaly won't mean much except both sides posting negative feedback for each other.
Details! I want details!filtersweep
Jun 28, 2002 1:10 PM
I was able to obtain the home phone number of a dubious trader on ebay...

Can you post a URL to a page dedicated to the situation as either feedback or a "response" ? (Rather than just posting a comment). I've seen other people post a link to a page describing the negative feedback in the body of their ads, as well. There are some people who are hell-bent on "ruining" feedback at the slightest provocation.

Tell the details of the situation... I have a morbid fascination with "ebay culture."
I can e-mail you the details.elviento
Jun 28, 2002 1:28 PM
I don't want to publicize a minor personal problem on the forum.
general detailsfiltersweep
Jun 29, 2002 5:45 AM
I'm not asking for specific ebay IDs, etc... just the circumstances...

Anyway, I've never let a bit of negative feedback overly influence my business on ebay. If I'm a seller, the only thing I care about is that I receive my money.

If I'm a buyer, it is my responsibility to ask questions and know what I am getting into. Much negative feedback seems to stem from buyers who didn't fully read the ad, or clarify questionable points of the transaction, or clarify the condition of the product (you know those bozos who post an ad copy photo of a USED item, rather than a pic of the actual item, and the entire copy of the ebay ad is cut/pasted from product lit on the manufacturer's website- might as well NOT even post a pic!).
You already have publicized a minor personal problem on the....chopper
Jun 28, 2002 2:18 PM
forum. Just not the details.
My Ebay dispute technique (a little over the top)Aegis_guy
Jun 30, 2002 1:03 PM
I bought just about all the parts for my bike, including frame and fork, through Ebay and had only one bad experience which was with the seatpost. I am assuming you 've reached the stage where the seller refuses to answer emails or send the product. I filed fraud charges with Ebay and Paypal which did not seem to have much of an effect so I went a little psycho on the seller. I began watching all of his auctions and emailing bidders telling them about my experience with the seller. I kept it calm, honest and professional and he saw quite a few bids retracted. I then emailed the seller and told him this would continue until the seatpost arrived and if it did not I would file charges with the police department in his area. I definitely went psycho on the guy but I did not want to let him win even if it was only $50. Following the final email he sent the post. This technique may ot work for you or fit your personality but it resloved my problem.