Just got an email from Amazon that said Fatal Attractions is shipping early! May be at my place as early as April 23rd. Yeah!
I've purchased many, many books on eBay and this was easily the most bizarre shipping incident ever for me. 99% of the time, the books for sellers have been well packaged.
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If the seller offers a FULL refund, which includes shipping BOTH ways there is seriously no reason to leave negative feedback.
If the seller does do right, then I would leave positive feedback and mention that the seller made a mistake shipping the item, but owned up to their mistake and fixed the item.
Give the seller a chance to learn their lesson the easy way instead.
If this is the way people think on this forum I have to say that my interest in doing business with people on this forum has just diminished dramatically.
If I were a seller and I made an honest mistake and found out the buyer was going to leave negative feedback anyway, why would I want to help them and make things easy for them?
Having said all of that, if the seller doesn't cooperate THEN leave negative feedback.
Last edited by merrick97; 04-14-2012 at 09:08 AM.
Update from Amazon says that Avengers Kree/Skrull War is shipping early too (week May of 23rd). Not to late to get a good discount on this one also. Unless you want to wait and see if its got a sewn-binding that is.
It's not bad to let the seller work it out with you, but if they're error was egregious, I might have to assume they've done it before. You don't want a few bad apples to spoil the bunch, do you? If eBay gets a bad rep, then the good sellers are harmed as well, because there will be fewer buyers out there willing to chance spending good money on books. Would you risk $200 on a rare omnibus, if you thought it wasn't in the condition described? Or if you thought there was a chance it would arrive in a padded mailing envelope? Accurate feedback helps make better buying decisions!
Buyers just don't understand how punishing ebay is with sellers these days. Any negative at all and sellers lose any perks it may have taken years to build up. If the seller is a jerk or doesn't offer a refund, fine, I totally understand that, but do you really think that after getting hit with a lost sale and paying return shipping for a big book that the seller is going to package it poorly next time? Ebay sellers aren't amazon with disinterested minimum wage warehouse jockies that could care less. Many ebay sellers are very invested in their business.
You talk about ebay getting a bad rap with buyers, but you're also forgetting the same thing that ebay lately has been forgetting: Ebay is NOTHING without sellers. In the past, negatives weren't that bad, but sellers (myself included) are so sick of ebay's insane punishment of sellers and buyers who refuse to work with sellers (and as an ebay seller, let me tell you that I've dealt with hundreds of buyers who will try to scam you and hold your feedback for ransom and negative you if you don't bend over backwards for them or give them free stuff) that many sellers are only selling on ebay as a last resort. I know many businesses that are avoiding ebay like the plague now in favor of setting up their own e-shops, working with other online auctioneers, or local ads like Kijiji or Craigslist. Sellers HATE ebay these days and there are numerous reasons for that.
Keep in mind none of the above applies to the guy who's being reported here for shipping in a wrapped up newspaper. Negative away on that guy.
Last edited by regomar; 04-14-2012 at 10:10 AM.
Marvel cosmic needs Jim Starlin back. As long as he is prohibited from using the word 'myriad' ever again.
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