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Old 02-10-2005, 02:18 PM   #29
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I think that after you post feedback EBay will not let you correct it if the other person posts negative feedback about you. Doesn't seem fair to not be able to respond.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:54 PM   #30
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I think that after you post feedback EBay will not let you correct it if the other person posts negative feedback about you. Doesn't seem fair to not be able to respond.

I have 3536 feedbacks on Ebay, all positive. I have 4250 total.. they keep two scores.

We bought a WRECK of an Airstream several years ago,a nd was able to fight it out witht heguy who misrepresented himself, as well as get my deposit bback through my credit card. What a NIGHTMARE.

It worked out perfectly well, however, because a few weeks later, Luna came up for sale. I woud have been SICK if we'd gone ahead and bought the wreck, and THEN saw Luna.

So, Georgia, bottom line, GO LOOK before you bid! Inconvenient, but a necessary evil.

We are so lucky to have this forum. Someone in the vicinity of the unit you're looking at will go eyeball it for you, if it's far from where you are!

If we had been active on the forum back when, someone would have told us her belly is ripped, stuff is hanging out, and her bathroom is hanging on the ground. Poor old girl.. it was a beautiful unit once upon a time.
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Old 02-10-2005, 07:28 PM   #31
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bargman 99 lens on ebay

This is sort of off the subject but I'm just wondering if the mint condition Bargman 99 lens someone is selling on Ebay is worth the 28 dollar entry bid or even the 35 dollar "buy it now" price? Comes with gasket and screws too. I really could use one as one of mine is faded and this is one of the tiered ones (wedding cake?)types. I already have a bid going on a doorlock set so I shouldn't even be looking but you know how Ebay is....BTW, Has anyone seen that really nice original Safari up for bid now? I'm trying to remember the year - I think it's a '65...
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:50 PM   #32
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I think that after you post feedback EBay will not let you correct it if the other person posts negative feedback about you. Doesn't seem fair to not be able to respond.
If you go through the Square Trading forum, and if you can demonstrate to EBay that their has been misrepresentation by a buyer or seller, they will sometimes remove negative feedback from the retaliatory buyer/seller from your profile.

You are correct, that you cannot alter someone else's feedback.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:18 PM   #33
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New (to me) twist

I went on Ebay last week in search of a Shop Manual for a non-Airstream project. Although I had envisioned a used, greasy manual, the only choice I was presented with was the manual on CD, "Adobe Acrobat" required. Fine. Don't ya just love the information age.

Buy it now for a couple of bucks plus $12.95 shipping was my first clue that something was not quite right. But, deciding to gamble, I went for it since all the shop manual offerings were similarly priced.

The CD came in today. One look at the home made label on it told me it had obviously been pirated. Scanning the "readme" file, I found the following:

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To obtain password for this software...

Leave positive feedback that gives me proof you have received
the manual and e-mail foxmoto951@wowway.com
with your user ID and the password will be sent within 24 hours

If you do not with to leave positive feedback... return it
back to me for a refund of the purchase price less s&h & eBay/paypal fee's

This program requires Adobe Acrobat Reader...

You can get it for free at www.adobe.com
So even though I paid for the manual, unless I provided positive feedback, I was going to be unable to use what I had purchased.

Since I was not in the mood to fall on my sword for 15 bucks or so, I provided a positive feedback checkmark, and quoted the message above in the required comments section. My password arrived shortly thereafter.

Since I have what I need, I will move on. I do, however, feel a responsiblility to forewarn my friends. So I started here.

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Old 03-14-2005, 07:29 PM   #34
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That would burn me up!

Seems to me that was a form of Blackmail & or misrepresentation, therefore Fraud and should be reported to the Ebay fraud department.

If he used the U.S. Mail = Federal Offense. I'd burn him!
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:08 PM   #35
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Man that sux!

Who did you get it from???
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:16 AM   #36
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The forever "0" feedback ....

I've bought half-a-dozen things on eBay with mostly lackadaisical responses & mediocre items. But should I leave feedback after being charged $25 to specially ship a wedding gown? Special shipping meant "roll it up in a ball & see if it will fit in this cardboard box." Do I ding the seller for shoddy customer service?

I recently bought a stained-glass piece that I was confident had been made overseas but it looked lovely. When it arrived you could see that one side had been assembled wrong, so that the piece measured 24" high on one side but 26 1/2" high on the other. i didn't want to bother to send it back & we found a spot to hang it where you see the beauty rather than the hunchback. But I know damn well the seller knew about the mismatch. Do I ding him?

Another piece that was supposed to be stained glass turned out to be cut glass rattling around in metal channels. There's a difference. I also wasn't going to trouble myself to return a $95 tchotchke, so it found a pretty place where it won't get rattled. Do I post negative feedback because it wasn't actually stained glass?

And then there was the made-in-China glass firescreen that arrived with hinges all at the same place on each piece, butting rather than locking together. After arguing with the seller for awhile, I paid $25 for my local stained-glass guy to resolder it, and that is where I'll be going from now on.

Meanwhile, I have 0 feedback, because I'm afraid to pipe up when items seem substandard, but without any positive feedback, I'd look like a loser right off the bat.
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:36 AM   #37
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I've bought half-a-dozen things on eBay with mostly lackadaisical responses & mediocre items. But should I leave feedback after being charged $25 to specially ship a wedding gown? Special shipping meant "roll it up in a ball & see if it will fit in this cardboard box." Do I ding the seller for shoddy customer service?

I recently bought a stained-glass piece that I was confident had been made overseas but it looked lovely. When it arrived you could see that one side had been assembled wrong, so that the piece measured 24" high on one side but 26 1/2" high on the other. i didn't want to bother to send it back & we found a spot to hang it where you see the beauty rather than the hunchback. But I know damn well the seller knew about the mismatch. Do I ding him?

Another piece that was supposed to be stained glass turned out to be cut glass rattling around in metal channels. There's a difference. I also wasn't going to trouble myself to return a $95 tchotchke, so it found a pretty place where it won't get rattled. Do I post negative feedback because it wasn't actually stained glass?

And then there was the made-in-China glass firescreen that arrived with hinges all at the same place on each piece, butting rather than locking together. After arguing with the seller for awhile, I paid $25 for my local stained-glass guy to resolder it, and that is where I'll be going from now on.

Meanwhile, I have 0 feedback, because I'm afraid to pipe up when items seem substandard, but without any positive feedback, I'd look like a loser right off the bat.
There is a button marked "neutral" that you can use. It doesn't affect the other person's positive feedback, and lets others know there might be a problem. I have used it on a few occasions, the only time I used negative was when I had to wait 2.5 months without a response for an item. I posted negative, and got negative feedback also for posting negative. The other guy got booted off Ebay because of it, but the black mark remains.
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:01 AM   #38
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Summerkid, I contact the seller and tell them that the item is not as described. I carefully spell out my concern with photos as possible. I request a refund and request to return the item. Anticipate that you will lose shipping costs to and from the seller.

If the seller does not respond, you have the option of filing a complaint with Ebay: http://pages.ebay.com/help/tp/inr-snad-process.html

For the items you describe, I would use neutral feedback or not leave feedback at all. It is likely that your feedback will be tit for tat. However, I have posted neutral (item not received before they had the "not received policy") and received negative back from the seller. As a new user if you receive 2 negative feedbacks, giving you a -2 rating, Ebay will give you the boot.

As a seller, I make sure to accurately describe the item. I use the best photos possible in the ad. I include a statement that there will be no returns. I encourage bidders to ask questions before bidding. I answer every question asked even if the info is already in the ad.
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:29 AM   #39
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You can't change feedback positive or negitive. eBay will not delete it from your profile . You can respond to it and and if two people involved in a deal left mutually negitive feedback for each other they can agree to retract it BUT the original stands. If you read the rules regarding feedback you'll see that ebay will only intevene in feedback that could result in a lawsuit and a few other very special circumstances. e Bay will not remove negitive feedback because you may think it unfair even if you could prove it. If you are in any way unhappy with a transaction you should always try and resolve it with the person involved. Once feedback is posted it's more than likely there forever and for all to see. Remember even if you delete it in cyber space it's never really gone.
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whos watching my auction?

alright everyone who is secretly watching my auction on ebay own up to it

I think it will be kind of fun to see how many forumn members are lurking!

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Old 03-10-2007, 10:06 AM   #41
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to shipe or not to snipe?

I came upon this thread while I was searching "snipe" I understand from this thread that there are several programs out there that let a bidder place their bid at the last second.
What do you fellow forum members think... to snipe or not to snipe?

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Old 03-10-2007, 10:25 AM   #42
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Very inexperienced ebay user here, but I kinda learned how to "snipe" on my own and didn't realize until recently that there was a name for it! I basically just came up with my max price, kept my powder dry, threw out a low price midway through to see how long it took to process, and waited. In my case, with my computer here on the east coast, I waited until there were three seconds left before firing. In my case it worked.

About two weeks ago I was relating my experience to an accomplished ebay user and he called me a sniper! Then he told me there were computer programs you can use to get it down to the last second and that that's what he uses. Now I feel totally undergunned and will probably resort to one of these programs if I ever decide to bid on ebay again.

If you and I are going for the same thing and we have the same high bid at the end who's gonna win?
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