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April 11th, 2005


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10:27 pm - eBay is full of jerks.
Last month I sold something on eBay. Actually, it was a couple of somethings -- computer games -- sold to two different people. One of them left positive feedback: "Awesome! Super fast shipping, NEW as promised, great communication and service!" The other buyer also flagged our transaction as positive, but here's the text of his feedback: "Item description said 'factory sealed', item was opened. Shipping was late: D+"

Now, I don't know about you, but when a package still has its "security device enclosed" stickers intact to prevent you from opening it, I consider that factory sealed. Also, I received payment on Friday night and sent the item out Monday morning, so if shipping was late, well, that's probably the postal service's fault. The feedback was left on Friday, so it's hard to consider that "late."

We got into a little fight with the feedback responses, and he took back his statement that shipping was late. Was he lying? Did he back down because he felt intimidated? Fat chance of that one -- this is the Internet where you never have to confront anybody face to face.

Anyway, the same guy has bid on two other auctions I've set up since. The first I simply cancelled because I panicked when it occurred to me that he probably just wants to win another auction in order to leave negative feedback. The second auction now has a different high bidder, so we'll see where it goes.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Naked Bill -- Who Is Johnny? (feat. Pastor Rob Edison)

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From:evil_jim
Date:April 12th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
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I've noticed a tendency of sellers to wait until I've left feedback for them before leaving it for me, even tho' they receive payment far in advance of when I actually receive the item and can summarize our transaction. I don't quite understand this practice.
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From:sacredspud
Date:April 12th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
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You know, I usually do this because for some reason I think it would be a good idea to see what the buyer says about me first, even though it's really not going to change what I say. The transaction I'm complaining about is an exception -- that guy sent me four e-mails between Friday evening and Saturday morning asking me why I hadn't left feedback yet.
eBay is full of jerks. - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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