November 2, 2009 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #590721HeshyMember
Just thought I’d post this. For some of you it may be obvious but to others it may be inspiring. In case you are unaware, the more an item sells for on Ebay the more you have to pay Ebay’s ‘final value fee’. As the fee is a % of the sale. Recently, I sold something which the buyer picked up and paid cash. So I had the “oppurtunity” to cancel the Ebay sale and pocket the ‘final value fee’ since Ebay wouldn’t know the diffrence being that it was a cash transaction. I asked a friend his opnion. He simply said, “Would you like if someone did that to you? You have a contract with them.” Needless to say I paid the fee.November 2, 2009 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm #667119BemusedParticipant
I appreciate this story. Thanks for posting it.November 2, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #667120HeshyMember
thinking jew, I appreciate the comment. However, I wasn’t trying to “toot my own horn”. The credit goes to my friend for setting me straight.November 3, 2009 2:46 am at 2:46 am #667121mazcaMember
I have a friend that sells real estate she always gets cheated on her comissions, well I feel bad for her, but she does ok. How many times people buy homes without paying the right comission? or sends people to look at it before them to avoid the comission. It is good to know there are honest people in this world. Hashem is going to bless you much more than could can imagine.November 3, 2009 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #667122cantoresqMember
“Al deateift itfuch, vesof metafayich yetufun.” Loosly translated, what goes around comes around.November 5, 2009 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #667123yoshiMember
Ebay used to be a great selling ground for small time folks to make a little money. Ebay today, has become very large. So big in fact that they don’t care about their “small timers” anymore. Only the customer and “big” time sellers are what matters to them. I have been forced to stop dealing with Ebay because of how terrible I (and many others) have been treated by them.
A seller cannot give negative feedback to a buyer, even if the buyer defaults on the payments.
When a buyer doesn’t pay for the item they bid on and “won,” Ebay does not fully compensate the seller on their loses (listing fees etc).
So now, how can the sellers differentiate between the “bad” buyers from the “good?”
This is just One of the many issues small time sellers have with Ebay.November 5, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm #667124
Yoshi, where are you selling now? Having any luck there?November 6, 2009 3:09 am at 3:09 am #667125yoshiMember
Craigslist. It’s free and easy, even a caveman can do it.November 6, 2009 4:24 am at 4:24 am #667126Mezonos MavenMember
Just be careful there. There have been stories of the “wrong” person showing up at the advertisers house.November 6, 2009 7:03 am at 7:03 am #667127
I have been vastly disappointed by Craigslist. The people don’t show up, don’t pay, don’t return calls, more often than not. , it’s been hard to do business via Craigslist.November 9, 2009 1:42 am at 1:42 am #667128YW Moderator-42Moderator
I once bought an item on Ebay and negotiated with the seller via email to pick it up from him rather than paying for shipping since it was a very heavy item and most of the cost was shipping. After I picked up the item and “marked it as paid” the seller tried to cancel the transaction, I assume for this reason so he wouldn’t have to pay the fee. I responded to him that the transaction was done, deal closed and he didn’t take it any further. I guess he realized that I was bening honest and wouldn’t give in to his tricks and he probably wanted me to do business with him in the future as this wasn’t the first time I had bought from him.November 9, 2009 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm #667129noitallmrParticipant
Anyone here have over a thousand feedback???November 9, 2009 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #667130
I had about 25000, before I got kicked off.
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