The Ebay Rag Mag

August 3, 2008

Powersellers Notice a Bad Vibe On Ebay

An unnamed powerseller who has been registered with ebay since November 2005 and has over 28,000 sales under his belt writes:

It seems like such a negative place to sell these days. Buyers expectations are higher than ever. Negative feedbacks are at an all time high for us…yet our service has not changed…if anything it has improved. Seems like ebay has been successful in creating a buyers vs. sellers atmosphere. I think it stinks.

I find myself not caring as much as I used to because when you do a good job and it’s still never good enough it kind of lowers your own expectations. I went from 99.9% to 99.4% and from about 5 negs in the first few years (out of 20,000) to 14 more in the last couple months. My buyers are so quick to be nasty…it’s like the first defense. It’s like they can do what they want and it doesn’t even matter if they are right – they are always right when it comes to feedback. I have had several of them regret it and email me back to try to remove it but it can’t even be removed anymore. You know the drill.

His post has been well recieved with many other sellers who are feeling the same negative vibe.

Ebay is a tough place to be right now.  It’s difficult enough to operate a business in an open forum where competitors regularly make underhanded purchases from one another in order to defeat the competiton, throw in some salt, add a few insults and you’ve got yourself a number of very unhappy sellers.



  1. We are all in the same situation and eBay let it happen us Sellers.
    Where would the buyers go without the sellers?. JD did not think about the answer at all.
    But, we found a very new community based international auctions site XXXXX with members from all over the world. Anything and everything will be free for the first 1000 to join. We all have so much catching up to do!!. We are starting to smile again. Everyone is welcomed.

    Comment by Jenny — August 4, 2008 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

  2. Jenny, does your post offer an, “answer at all” or is it just spam from another wannabe ebay site that will never get off the ground?

    I see a lot of sellers but the site seems to be missing the main ingredient here — BUYERS.

    Comment by ebaygossip — August 5, 2008 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

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