Re: [CR]Feedback 98%+ on ebay,,,threats of retaliation

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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:21:50 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Feedback 98%+ on ebay,,,threats of retaliation

In a message dated 9/20/2004 9:46:59 AM PST, writes: You can easily get negative feedbacks on ebay, if _you_ choose to purchase from someone with a low feedback rating. I have two negative feedbacks. In both cases, I got screwed and entered (negative, neutral) feedback. The other side went postal and retaliated both times. ------------------------------------------------- You bring up a good point. I have had, and been in a similar conundrum. I was told that if I wanted to purchase the winning item, I would have to pay an additional $9 "handling" charge. The @X#%!hole made no mention of it in his listing. I was told by the seller that if I didn't pay, I would get negative feedback and reported as a "non-paying bidder". I immediately contacted ebay about the situation and they blew me off, apparently because the item was under $25. Granted I needed the part and eventually paid the damn extra $9, but was told in no uncertain terms that if I left nuetral or negative feedback, the seller would make good on his threat of retaliation. I feel like a bit of a wimp, left no feedback so far, but also feel that this seller should be "reported" in some way. They have a good feedback rating, but its my sense that its only that way because the seller has threatened others just as they have threatened me. Am I a wimp?

Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT