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The General eBay Rant Thread


#3811 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:17 PM

While true, those are arguments I WOULD make. Technically eBay IS a store, where both new and used items are sold.

Ebay doesn't sell anything directly. Like I said they only facilitate private sales.



#3812 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10069 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 October 2019 - 04:39 AM

To add to the sales tax discussion, it's annoying they are charging sales tax on non taxable items. I ordered 2 shirts and wasn't expecting to see sales tax added. In my state almost all clothes are non taxable. I realize it's not easy to have it set up for items not to be taxed when in each state it is different but other sites have it working correctly.



#3813 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 29 October 2019 - 04:53 AM

To add to the sales tax discussion, it's annoying they are charging sales tax on non taxable items. I ordered 2 shirts and wasn't expecting to see sales tax added. In my state almost all clothes are non taxable. I realize it's not easy to have it set up for items not to be taxed when in each state it is different but other sites have it working correctly.

That's another reason I keep saying the way it's being handled is ridiculous. It's absolutely ridiculous to expect everyone to account for every state's bullshit. If I go to a store in Texas, I pay Texas sales tax. Nice and simple. Why not do the same if I buy from an ebay seller in Texas? That's what people should be advocating. Simplicity in tax code. 



#3814 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:20 AM

Ebay doesn't sell anything directly. Like I said they only facilitate private sales.


That’s the same way antique malls and thrift stores often operate, being comprised of many vendors, yet they charge sales tax there.

#3815 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:50 PM

Really Ebay? Really? They took down my Xbox with XBMC and 320GB hdd.... but they had no problem with my 360 with an XK3Y modchip in it and over 40 games on it.....

Guy just asked me why the speaker on my Talk Boy doesn't work.... idk but I mentioned that in the post.

Guy left neutral feedback because the package took 15 days to arrive.... yeah because I can control where the box goes after the post office takes it!



#3816 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 31 May 2020 - 01:10 PM

*shakes head*..... Ive had 2 people this week ask me if my Genesis bundle has all the wires included.........heres the post

 

 

"Sega Genesis Model 1, Tomee composite video cable, 3.5mm to red/white so you can get stereo sound, Sega brand ac adapter, 2 Sega brand 3 button controllers, Game-Toy Story. Everything was cleaned and tested, works great."



#3817 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   6148 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 31 May 2020 - 01:26 PM

You're talking about a 30-year-old system. There are adults now who never used a composite cable. If you were buying an 8-track or LaserDisc player, would you be sure you knew what you needed to hook up the system?

#3818 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 31 May 2020 - 02:24 PM

Stop! There is no reason for anyone under the age of 40 to not be tech savvy enough to plug a thing into a tv! There are tons of Youtube videos if you cant figure it out....as simple as the task is! The person buying this is probably someone who had a Genesis or is a gamer and most likely tech savvy! The point of my post was if they read the description of whats included instead of just looking at the picture they would have their answer!



#3819 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4565 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

addicted2games

Posted 01 June 2020 - 05:51 PM

I had someone leave me a negative feedback many years ago saying the cover of the game case was faded. There was (of course) pictures of the game showing any and all wear. I also stated this fading in the description. Never ceases to amaze me what some people can't comprehend.



#3820 Souji Seta   Banned Banned   6 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

Souji Seta

Posted 05 June 2020 - 11:35 PM

Stop! There is no reason for anyone under the age of 40 to not be tech savvy enough to plug a thing into a tv! There are tons of Youtube videos if you cant figure it out....as simple as the task is! The person buying this is probably someone who had a Genesis or is a gamer and most likely tech savvy! The point of my post was if they read the description of whats included instead of just looking at the picture they would have their answer!

Sir, this is a Wendy's...



#3821 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6745 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 June 2020 - 12:10 AM

Stop! There is no reason for anyone under the age of 40 to not be tech savvy enough to plug a thing into a tv! There are tons of Youtube videos if you cant figure it out....as simple as the task is! The person buying this is probably someone who had a Genesis or is a gamer and most likely tech savvy! The point of my post was if they read the description of whats included instead of just looking at the picture they would have their answer!If

If you aren't willing/able to deal with people of various degrees of inteligence/knowledge of what you are selling then I suggest you don't sell to individuals and just deal with pawn shops or places like Gamestop.



#3822 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 09 June 2020 - 12:17 AM

Its always something! Lady sent me a message and said she wasnt leaving any feedback because her beer stein had a little black mark at the bottom and a "nick" in the paint on the top......... ITS 37 YEARS OLD! These were hand painted, obviously marks that had been there since Day 1! Never once did I claim the stein to be pristine mint condition! Never once did she ask for more pictures. The fact that the stein arrived in 1 piece in 2 days should be enough for a Positive feedback! Its like if I removed the Positive I left her because she didnt pay right away! Bitch is going on the blocked list.



#3823 audiomaxica1  

audiomaxica1

Posted 11 June 2020 - 02:01 AM

eBay has just been glitched out lately.

Had a buyer cancel an order. I was refunded listing fee but still shows I need to ship. It is also listed under cancelled listings and I am unable to select cancel myself.

Also have a buyer return they initiated on may 6. They never shipped and eBay gave them until 6/3 to ship. It is just annoying they haven’t closed it out yet. Pre covid they would just close case after a week if buyer doesn’t ship back. The reason they wanted to return: LEGO set I sold built had pieces come apart in shipment.

In regard to feedback, as a seller I quit giving feedback until they leave some for me.

You get tired of only 4/10 buyers leaving feedback....and you guessed it now only about 4/10 get feedback from me ;)


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#3824 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4565 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

addicted2games

Posted 11 June 2020 - 09:54 PM

In regard to feedback, as a seller I quit giving feedback until they leave some for me.

You get tired of only 4/10 buyers leaving feedback....and you guessed it now only about 4/10 get feedback from me ;)
 

I have been doing that for the past 15 years. I had left over 300 more feedback before I realized I was hardly getting any back. Feedback is more important for the seller to give the buyer more confidence in buying from that seller. I almost want to say it can get as low as 25% of buyers leaving feedback for me at times. Whatever, a sale is a sale.



#3825 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 24 June 2020 - 02:17 AM

Lady just sent me a message about the Pokemon 20th Anniversary plush she bought.... complaining about the dented bag it comes in....that's quite obvious in my pics..... and she called it dusty and musty.... ouch! Never had anything called musty!

 

7/8/20- still have that Negative on my account and ..........ANOTHER NEGATIVE..........wtf is going on with these Buyers?! In the past 16 years of selling on there Ive only ever received 1 negative and got Ebay to remove it. Now Ive got 2 in less than 3 weeks! Sold one of those DonJoy cold therapy machines, item was tested with an ac adapter and pad I had for another machine then cleaned. I bought a brand new ac adapter and XL cold pad for it before selling it. I took their offer which was $50 under my listed price. They get it and said it doesnt pump water. I tell them it worked before I shipped it out and I dont offer refunds. I offered them a few tips to try and they said they were talking to DonJoy about it. They even said they didnt want a refund or return, "we just want a working machine as advertised". I ended up offering half the cost back just to cover the cost of the brand new pad.....they accepted.....then left a negative. Im now worried about anything I ship out at this point! Its crazy!



#3826 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 14 July 2020 - 11:15 AM

Moron left a neutral because the 20 year old PC game he bought wouldn't install on his modern PC. Sent him a link about getting it going on Windows 10. Didn't hear back from him so I assumed it worked. See the netural this morning that just says "disappointed". Maybe do some fucking research or ask questions before buying stuff! 



#3827 Souji Seta   Banned Banned   6 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

Souji Seta

Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:48 AM

Moron left a neutral because the 20 year old PC game he bought wouldn't install on his modern PC. Sent him a link about getting it going on Windows 10. Didn't hear back from him so I assumed it worked. See the netural this morning that just says "disappointed". Maybe do some fucking research or ask questions before buying stuff! 

Better than the retards that force a return for it. Happened twice for me. Good thing neither were very expensive, but it's fucking annoying.



#3828 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10069 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2020 - 02:00 AM

If you are selling, I suggest putting a disclaimer in your listing that items may arrive after the estimated delivery date or changing your handling time. Both items I have bought and sold are running into major delays. I bought something on November 18th, shipped on November 21st First Class and it just got delivered yesterday. The 2 items I sent out last Wednesday still haven't gotten to the sorting facility an hour away.



#3829 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 09 December 2020 - 03:15 AM

If you are selling, I suggest putting a disclaimer in your listing that items may arrive after the estimated delivery date or changing your handling time. Both items I have bought and sold are running into major delays. I bought something on November 18th, shipped on November 21st First Class and it just got delivered yesterday. The 2 items I sent out last Wednesday still haven't gotten to the sorting facility an hour away.

OR stop using USPS. Hell, even Smartpost/Surepost is better than straight USPS at this point since the local post offices aren't really the issue. I had a package hit the sorting facility an hour from here on the 26th but didn't get delivered until yesterday. I'm glad almost everything I order lately is delivered by Amazon vans. I can't stand ordering from anywhere else now.



#3830 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 12 December 2020 - 01:57 PM

I work right by a post office, I'm not going to use something else. People will get their precious packages eventually. It does suck when I pay for priority 2 day and its getting there a week later.... but I know they're very understaffed right now because of Covid yet still getting slammed by the usual Holiday crowd.



#3831 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 10 February 2021 - 01:01 AM

Barely anyone leaves feedback on eBay anymore so I also won't go out of my way to give buyers better service. If I'm not entitled to feedback then you're also not entitled to same day shipping, extra packaging, honest descriptions, etc. I get no feedback either way so I don't care anymore, I'll ship out in a few days when I get to it like every other seller if there's no appreciation from the buyers for going out of the way to have better service.

and that's just going to lead to negative feedback for being lazy. I also hate feedback whores that bug me for it. If you have 99 or 100% positive, than enjoy it. That's what people mostly look at. Anything that takes more than a week results in a negative from me. I won't even order from people who offer "economy" shipping as their only option whether it's free or not. I don't want free shipping. I want good shipping. Everyone is aware of what a shit show the post office is and people still don't offer priority mail to those willing to pay for it. Is it really that hard to print a priority mail label instead of a shitty media mail one??? I won't hesitate to raise hell when I don't receive things fast. At this point, I hate having to order anything that's not Amazon Prime fulfilled.



#3832 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 10 February 2021 - 01:20 AM

Sorry to burst your bubble but priority is slow as shit right now. My PS5 took a month and a half to get to me priority and it sat in hubs for weeks at a time.

Interesting. I ordered some kontrol freak caps I couldn't get from Amazon and a DVD and both showed up in a few days. Only order I've had issues with lately is Paypal but not ebay. I just started the process to dispute it. I bitched at the shop directly last week and it's been another week with zero order updates.



#3833 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 13 February 2021 - 07:22 PM

Imagine leaving a Seller a Negative because USPS delivered your non necessity package from Ebay later than expected! Some of us do pay for Priority but once the package is out of our hands..........ITS OUT OF OUR HANDS!  You can knock the shipping speed stars down if you want but dont be an asshole because it arrived late! Especially if it arrives in the condition its suppose to be in.



#3834 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   8055 Posts   Joined 18.2 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 13 February 2021 - 10:12 PM

Imagine leaving a Seller a Negative because USPS delivered your non necessity package from Ebay later than expected! Some of us do pay for Priority but once the package is out of our hands..........ITS OUT OF OUR HANDS!  You can knock the shipping speed stars down if you want but dont be an asshole because it arrived late! Especially if it arrives in the condition its suppose to be in.

I think you can work with ebay to get the feedback removed since they did mentioned that they are aware of the postal office issue on the seller dashboard. Also the USPS might get even more worst. Dejoy is trying to get rid of first class mail.



#3835 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 13 February 2021 - 10:26 PM

Imagine leaving a Seller a Negative because USPS delivered your non necessity package from Ebay later than expected! Some of us do pay for Priority but once the package is out of our hands..........ITS OUT OF OUR HANDS!  You can knock the shipping speed stars down if you want but dont be an asshole because it arrived late! Especially if it arrives in the condition its suppose to be in.

The seller is choosing to deal with USPS. It's on them. Even Surepost/Smartpost would be better than standard USPS options because it bypasses the sorting centers where everything is getting held up. I'd be inclined to just spring for UPS ground though if it were an option. Sellers want to be lazy and refuse to work around the constant USPS shit show, they deserve negatives.



#3836 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 14 February 2021 - 03:12 PM

I work right by a USPS........thats what Im gonna use! Im sure the majority of sellers use USPS. Nothing to do with laziness! You sound like one of those tools that would leave a negative review on Amazon if your box came damaged or arrived late! Even though that review section is for the item itself! Whats your Ebay username so I can be sure to add you to my blocked list? I wouldnt want to even deal with you!



#3837 NoLifeDGenerate  

NoLifeDGenerate

Posted 14 February 2021 - 05:08 PM

I work right by a USPS........thats what Im gonna use! Im sure the majority of sellers use USPS. Nothing to do with laziness! You sound like one of those tools that would leave a negative review on Amazon if your box came damaged or arrived late! Even though that review section is for the item itself! Whats your Ebay username so I can be sure to add you to my blocked list? I wouldnt want to even deal with you!

That's the definition of laziness. Boo-hoo. UPS/FedEx are farther away. People like you have no business selling at all.



#3838 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2968 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 15 February 2021 - 03:56 AM

You sound like fun.

#3839 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 16 February 2021 - 03:25 PM

Been selling since 2004 just fine. Keep bitching!

#3840 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6745 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2021 - 09:42 PM

The seller lists what option they ship, you don't like it don't buy. You agree to the listing including the shipping method when you pay. If the seller ships the method they originally stated and in a timely matter and the shipping method they use is slow that's not on them. It's on the company that handles the shipping and on you since you still bought it even though you didn't like the method they use. You're literally bitching about something you were well aware of AFTER the fact of agreeing to it.

 

Thanks Karen.