Originally Posted by qamulek
Back when I still ordered stuff on ebay all the sellers wouldn't leave positive feedback for me until I left them positive feedback even though I payed by paypal within minutes of the auction closing. WTF more am I to do as a buyer then pay promptly to get my positive feedback? Nothing. They held my positive feedback hostage until they got their positive feedback. After awhile I became so disgusted with this system I stopped giving feedback unless the seller left feedback for me first. I found it a bit funny to get what looked like automated/scripted emails from sellers asking me to leave them feedback when they still didn't leave me feedback. I would like to see ebay scold sellers that don't leave feedback to the buyers before the buyers leave feedback to the sellers. I have stopped buying from ebay for awhile now though, and this no negative feedback means I certainly won't be buying from ebay again any time soon.
edit: Fore real? Only eliminating feedback from the seller?? That is a bid stupid IMO as I agree with turtile it makes it a bit hard to decide who is a good or longtime ebay buyer versus the new people which might be abusing ebay to scam the buyers.
I disagree here. Being a seller myself, I understand why this logic wouldnt work, and why I personally leave feedback once it has been left for me (after selling).
The reason I (and probably what most other sellers do it) leave feedback after, is because if you dont, you give the buyer too much power. Sure, they have done their job and paid for their product...but if they get the product a day late (due to postage delay?) or find a minor problem that won't even affect the item, they can leave a negative feedback and the seller cant do anything. If the seller hasnt left them a positive, then the buyer leaves a negative, the buyer will know they are getting one in return - so they will probably just leave a neutral or badly commented positive, which is a lot fairer IMHO.
Another thing with this is if the item is DOA, and the seller refunds the price...some buyers still leave a negative feedback, especially when the seller has already left his positive.
And yeah, there are a lot of power sellers who have an automated feedback system
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