Sounds like no one can be bothered raising a case. Pls do if u feel u need to.i had someone say they hadn't received their item yet did this with someone else and had had LOTS of feedback DELETED! Protect future buyers from this one or they will continue to trade. Kr T
If everyone set up their block buyers section to exclude buyers with more than 2 unpaid cases within 12 months (I think it defaults to one month) then people like this would soon find they cannot buy on Ebay.
I have had a couple of buyers contact me asking why they can't buy from me, I list my buyer requirements and don't hear from them again - I would rather lose a couple of sales than have the hassle of dealing with people like this.
The ones that really annoy me though are newbies. They ones that click on the Buy-it-Now and then disappear
I'd just relist the item and save all the hassle, the case gets closed automatically after a period of time, have had a few instances when this has happened but try contacting buyer first and although you can't leave negative feedback, you can leave a nasty comment ps ebay is a pain, wish there was another site with same rep
Thanks Mrs Zoidberg - I thought I had done that, but have just checked and discovered that I hadn't! I have raised cases for 3 non-paying bidders in the past 6 months - 2 for the same item - and it is becoming a pain.
ebay also has a stupid rule that because you cannot leave a negative comment under a positive rating (the only rating you can give a buyer) they have the ability to remove the comment. You will often sell people will 100% score but they have many "this comment has been removed from ebay" warning bells should ring then!!
I think the rationale was that there were too many "revenge" negatives - i.e. the buyer wouldn't leave negative for the seller in case the seller left them a neg.
Maybe there should be DSRs for buyers instead [evil grin]
I'm not sure how the buyer's feedback would help anyway. When you buy from Ebay you choose the seller you feel comfortable with for the item you're buying, sellers cannot choose the buyer though. We can block people from buying from us if they have sufficient NPBs but as with my whinge above, they are getting away with it because sellers don't use the blocking tools available to them.
The only way I can see that leaving buyers a negative would help is when deciding when to start an NPB - i.e. if they have a history of it, start the NPB on day 4 regardless.
I understand your answer Fergoose but its easy to retaliate - if as a buyer I were to leave less than perfect feedback I would be worried that any future auctions I have might be wrecked by the seller getting his own back.
I suppose the answer is to have seperate buying and selling id's but what a faff.