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Why Has a Seller Blocked Me on eBay?

Why Has a Seller Blocked Me on eBay? The Seller’s Shield Against Troublesome Buyers

In the vast and ever-evolving landscape of online marketplaces, eBay stands as a prominent player, connecting buyers and sellers from across the globe. However, while eBay offers a convenient platform for transactions, certain buyers are finding themselves blocked by sellers. The underlying reasons behind this action are multifaceted and often tied to the seller’s concerns about troublesome individuals. While a blocked buyer might feel slighted or unfairly targeted, a closer examination reveals that sellers’ motivations are grounded in pragmatic reasons aimed at safeguarding their time, reputation, and peace of mind.… Click here to continue reading this article

Cheaper Than Amazon and eBay: Private Retailer Websites

Cheaper Than Amazon and eBay: If you want to shop cheaper than Amazon or eBay, you need to remove the intermediary.

Online shopping nowadays is cleverly set up to put an intermediary between the buyer and the seller. That intermediary might be Amazon, eBay, another shopping platform, or an advertising portal like Google.

With food, it’s Uber Eats or Deliveroo. With taxis it’s Uber. With groceries it’s Getir. There’s always someone who wants to put themselves between buyer and seller at your expense.

However you wrap that up, somebody in between the buyer and the seller is looking to make a profit there, and that profit must be included in the price that you pay.… Click here to continue reading this article

How to deal with slow, late and non eBay payers

As an eBay seller, you will have had your fair share of slow, late or non paying eBayers. We get them all the time. This article deals with how to deal with them.

The various forums attached to eBay are full of all kinds of flowery crap about how you should “wait for people” and generally sit around wondering if you are going to be paid. I don’t subscribe to those theories.

You are on ebay to sell stuff. If they “buy” it (win the bid) your next job is to get them to pay in a timely manner.… Click here to continue reading this article

eBay Buyers and Their Use of Capital and Lower Case Letters

Like any eBay seller, you want to mail an item and have it arrive. Nobody wants “item not received” claims. Our Post Office is not perfect though. The days of 1st Class being one day transit time and 2nd class being 2-3 days transit time are long gone. In reality, 1st class tends to be 1-4 days and 2nd class up to a week. That is assuming they are not on strike or delayed by snow or leaves on the line or whatever it is this week that makes it slower still.… Click here to continue reading this article

Lee Johnson 4 Fox St Hollinwood Oldham OL8 3ST leeseat123

Another eBay miscreant to place on the public record here. This guy bids on stuff on eBay and then doesn’t pay.  He doesn’t respond to e-mails nor does he make any contact at all. This inconveniences sellers because they become liable for final value fees on the goods they have supposedly sold to this joker.

In order to get those fees refunded, they must go through a whole rigmarole with eBay and wait two weeks.

eBay prevents sellers from leaving negative feedback for buyers – this means normal people remain blissfully unaware of such people.… Click here to continue reading this article

eBay Buyers Get Greedier! Case Study: Janet Bailey aka jsb190854

Janet Bailey of The Cottage, 8 Alderton Road, Chippenham, Wilts. SN14 6AN is a typical example of the new generation of greedy eBayer. Buying occasionally from eBay under the username jsb190854, Janet is of the breed that starts complaining AFTER she has purchased and received the goods.

Anyone with half a brain, when buying from eBay, checks the postage and handling price, and weighs up the total cost to determine if they are getting value for money. Janet is not of this strain of regular person. Her preferred method is to buy the goods, have them satisfactorily and speedily delivered, find they are to her satisfaction and THEN she will start pestering you and complaining about it.… Click here to continue reading this article