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eBay to revamp feedback system after 11 years

By Tedster
Mar 8, 2007
  1. Any comments on this? I see more of the same quite frankly.
    There will always be buyers and sellers who disagree on WHEN feedback should be posted.

    I for one am in the buyer doesn't get feedback until he/she has left feedback to me - the seller. I have been burnt too many times by newbies and scumbags.

    At the same time I have also been burnt by bad sellers which is why I always use a charge card. Paypal protection is pretty much worthless and takes forever.
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    What are they doing to change the system? I think it's a horrible system, but there is really no other way to give feedback ;) .
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    They are going to give you several rating areas like shipping service, communication, quality of product, etc....
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    For those that are interested, HERE`s a link to what Tedster is talking about. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I've noticed it a few days ago. It doesn't add much to the buyers' ratings though & to me that's almost as important as the sellers' ratings.
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    I've been burned on both ends. But I have also transacted quite a bit. I have about 147 feedbacks roughly.
     
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I don't have that much feedback myself that's because I wait a while & contact the seller/buyer quite a lot before the purchase. When I see an auction ending the same day, I don't even follow it as I consider it to be too late.

    When you have a seller/buyer that's very communicative, you can get a good idea of it's worth pursuing the transaction or not. I'm of course speaking for myself & I only sell/buy things every now & then, I'm not running a business through it.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I always look for auctions ending soon. Guess I'm more trusting. Then again most of my purchases are NES games for $5 or less :D
     
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