one rant of mine: eBay giving sellers only 5 feedback revision requests for buyers for every 1,000 sales.
Jesus that's just half of 1% of sales! I've had buyers mistakenly leave false negatives on my account when they meant it to be positive. It rarely happens but that makes no sense to limit that request. A buyer doesn't have to do it unless they want to anyway. The times I've had my feedback revised are only when I actually send the request and it shows up in their inbox. The buyer never initiates it and takes care of it on their own. They want their hands held so I need to go through the request so they can change it themselves. If I hit 5 revisions and get left with a false negative, chances are good that the buyer will respond to my email and say "yeah sorry that was a mistake" but not do anything unless I send the request for them. But then I'll have hit my limit by then. That is sooooo stupid.
I've actually contacted eBay CSR about that. Their response was that they want you resolve issues with your buyer BEFORE they leave feedback. And I understand their stance and it would make sense if the majority of feedback revision requests were used the way the think they are (i.e. you provided poor customer serivce--->buyer leaves negative---->you rectify the situation---->buyer revises feedback accordingly)
HOWEVER as you mentiond the majority of the feedbacks I have had to try and revise will be something like:
"Negative" : Good Seller
^ Not kidding. I've gotten negatives and neutrals with comments like "Good Seller" or "Good Item" with no explanation as to why they chose that rating.
Other things I've gotten:
"Negative" Didn't receive item:
Follow-up from buyer: Sorry.... wrong seller! Please disregard
^ and either way eBay requires you submit a feedback revision request to get those moved. Even the ones where the buyer admits in the feedback that they made a mistake or left it for the wrong buyer eBay STILL requires that you use a feedback request revision.