I think what they did had a bit of validity to it. Most sellers would not post feedback until receiving it from the buyer. So a legitimate negative feedback often lead to a tit-for-tat situation. I could care less as I was never a seller, but for someone doing both, it affects your overall number.
I think it strengthens the system. Other than not paying, how can a buyer get a negative?
Originally Posted by soonerbills
I think Ebay could care less what you,me or any other non mega seller thinks!
They are committed to the the mega seller platform and will do what ever it(in their feeble minds) takes to become Amazon. If in the process they destroy the backbone of their enterprise and slowly shoot off every one of their appendages it matters not to the corporate heads as long as they reap their inflated salaries and unearned bonuses.
I think you read to much into what they're doing. They're addressing a fault in the system, retaliatory feedback. Any prudent buyer is going to look closely at a sellers feedback. One or two negatives isn't a deal killer, but a pattern of negatives might be an indicator of something.
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