[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: [CR]Re: Oscar Egg seller]]

Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 16:32:16 -0500
From: Phil Sieg <triodelover@comcast.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: [CR]Re: Oscar Egg seller]]

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Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [CR]Re: Oscar Egg seller]
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 16:28:01 -0500
From: Phil Sieg
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos
References: <20051107211809.84471.qmail@web81004.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Probably wasn't clear. I often leave feedback such as "Quick delivery. Item as advertised. Good communication. A+++." I would agree that "A+++" on its own is worth nil. In my case the A+++ is shorthand for hitting for the cycle. Superfluous? Probably. But a lot of folks quickly scan the positives. And I think any language that indicates satisfaction with the transaction with a green positive gets the message across.

It's the neutrals and negatives and what's said there that decides the case.

Phil Sieg Knoxville, tennessee

Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> Well, I think I agree with Stuart that A++++ doesn't convey much to
> me. Even with 80 characters, I think one can be more specific. The
> typical positive feedback I leave is "Goods as represented, promptly
> delivered. Thanks." That's most of what a buyer wants from a
> transaction and I think tells the story better than "AA++++".
> Regards,
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, TX
> */Phil Sieg <triodelover@comcast.net>/* wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Oscar Egg seller
> Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 15:48:20 -0500
> From: Phil Sieg
> To: StuartMX4@aol.com
> References:
> Hi Stuart,
> I'm going to be a contrarian...at least a little bit.
> First, feedback is limited to 80 characters including spaces, so you
> must use shorthand and can't be terribly specific.
> >But do not please post effusive praise for
> >normal service because if you do, the currency of feedback is
> devalued.
> >
> >
> I've got to disagree. I think "normal service" is exactly what most
> eBayers want and expect. For buyers, that means receiving the item(s)
> promptly properly packed and in the condition described in the
> auction
> text and shown in the photos. It also means not using shipping and
> handling as a separate profit center.
> For sellers that means being paid promptly according to their
> instructions. For both, it means communication as required to execute
> the transaction.
> Meeting these conditions deserves positive feedback. If calling
> someone
> who carries out an effortless transaction with you and leaves you
> satisfied a "great eBayer" or "A+++" is effusive, I've no problem
> with
> that. it tells me I'm going to get exactly what I'm looking for.
> You've only three choices and positive in that context has to mean
> meeting minimum standards (as outlined above). Neutral is like a
> blind
> date that, while it didn't scar you for life, it didn't meet your
> "expectations" either. And negative is reserved for...
> > the morons who cut all the adverts out of old magazines and sell
> them
> >one by one (and their kith and kin). ;-)
> >
> >
> Phil Sieg
> Knoxville, Tennessee
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