With The Holidays Approaching
Posted 14 November 2004 - 01:28 PM
Lisa, another thing to look for is outrageous shipping prices.
Posted 14 November 2004 - 01:35 PM
Posted 14 November 2004 - 02:18 PM
Right now we a dealing with a seller who didn't respond to our emails about method of payment after their auction for 10 days (and was answering other email from a friend in the same period of time)! We don't know what to think about that.
Posted 14 November 2004 - 03:34 PM
Great idea about having a special eBay thread with recommended sellers!!!
Posted 14 November 2004 - 03:36 PM
Posted 14 November 2004 - 04:37 PM
I think that's what ID's are about on Ebay . . . . and I don't think they should be allowed to change either!! I was trying to avoid a certain seller and then they changed their name, so I bid on their auction and won the item. Needless to say that I didn't check their ID history . . . . then I had a problem . . . . then I found out that they were the one I was trying to avoid - I felt DUPED by Ebay!
I think some sellers only change their names to trick people into buying from them again . . . . when I left neg. feedback, some poor buyer emailed me to find out what the problem was, and yep - again, the seller had changed their Ebay ID.
I know the reason Don changed his Ebay ID and while that was quite valid as he had some bugger steal his password etc. I still don't think you should be allowed to unless their are particular circumstances as to why you wish to change your ID.
Posted 14 November 2004 - 04:44 PM
One of the best things we like about eBays feedback page is the ability to just check a sellers selling profile or a buying profile without wading through all of their feedbacks.
Posted 14 November 2004 - 05:19 PM
Just recently I sold something and was emailed by the buyer that something was left out of the auction (a small shopping bag) what complete and utter hooey!!! I am 100% that everthing was packaged up my me but the buyer is claiming it was not.
How can this be proved? To avoid a negative feedback I now have to send another shopping bag that was free. I think this person was looking for me to take $$$ off.
Posted 14 November 2004 - 06:19 PM
As far as changing ID's on eBay, that's hard. Once you've built up a good reputation, why mess with it. Unless there's a problem...and problems do come up. Someone managed to get my User ID and password, then told eBay they wanted (as in I wanted) to change my email address. Which means, as Don and Margaret went through, that they would have had access not only to my reputation, but my credit card, my User ID, etc. Fortunately, someone at eBay was on the ball and they checked with me first...they had me call their 800 number...all very professional.
And bidders who say you didn't send everything or part of what you auctioned off...there's not much you can do, short of videotaping everything you mail out, as you're packing it. There's a lot of stinkers out there, for sure, and it's getting harder to sift out the good from the bad.
One thing the mess with eBay and the User ID/password problem taught me....change your Password every 30 days! And don't keep it in a "file" on your computer...it can be accessed!
Sandra - I hate to tell you this, but I believe you're allowed to have several User ID's on eBay. At least 3 or 4...so....you'll never really know exactly who you are buying from until the auction is over! Knowing their User ID is just part of the solution...you'd have to ask every seller for ALL their ID's!
Posted 14 November 2004 - 06:25 PM
If we put our ebay identity on the site we are giving away alot more information about ourselves e.g. these people COULD BE ON THIS SITE. Isn't that making it easier for them!
I know some of the identities on Ebay (not all). Personally I think it might be better not to put threads but only tell the people you want to know (if you are selling to them and recognise them) who you are.
Open to response......as I said, I have not had time to think this through in depth!
Posted 14 November 2004 - 06:30 PM
Posted 14 November 2004 - 07:24 PM
I'm Hearts*Frogs on Ebay if you see me bid :0)
Posted 14 November 2004 - 07:55 PM
About idenity theft: Have you replied to any spoof emails asking for your password and credit card number? I don't store any passwords on my computer or anything highly personal such as banking stuff. I'm scared.
Ebay IDs: I don't feel comfortable telling everyone in the whole wide world my id. The important thing is that Lisa knows and a handful of others (probably more than I realize). I only told one person because they asked.
Changing ebay ids isn't necessarily suspicious. You can always ask why they did it if you're uncomfortable. I did it once before. I used my email addy as my id. I changed for several reasons: 1) got too much spam, 2) wanted to chunk that email addy and to start using a new one (the one I use now), 3) the #1 reason: wanted a shorter id because I got tired of typing my long id everytime I wanted to bid at the last minuite (ebay didn't have the time saving shortcuts they do now).
Posted 14 November 2004 - 08:34 PM
The idea of it is ridiculous!! Can people can bid up their own things!?!
Posted 14 November 2004 - 08:48 PM
After having our ebay ids stolen not once but twice now, we are very conscientious about changing passwords on ebay and our email often. Also our passwords have gotten a lot more complicated.
At any rate it's an interesting and informative discussion.
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