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Buyers that dont leave feedback

(11 Posts)
ReadyToRumble Tue 02-Apr-13 23:56:04

Is it considered bad form to send them a message asking for feedback? Or is that just inviting negative feedback confused

I sold two items two weeks ago and no feedback as of yet, I dont know if they have forgot or what.

I left them their feedback as soon as I dispatched the items.

BadRoly Wed 03-Apr-13 00:12:54

I wouldn't mind as generally it's because I've forgotten rather than anything bad!

ReadyToRumble Wed 03-Apr-13 00:23:50

Oh good I may message them then smile

Just dont want the risk of them having nothing good to say thats why they havent left it, would rather have no feedback then bad feedback sad I will leave it a couple more days then chance it ..

fergoose Wed 03-Apr-13 00:31:02

yes it is very bad form to ask for it - you risk getting feedback you don't want so I would advise you never, ever ask for it.

Feedback is after all purely voluntary and is not an integral part of the transaction.

K8Middleton Wed 03-Apr-13 00:35:14

Please don't ask. Some nobber pestered me with about 3 mails asking for feedback but never left me any and I paid promptly hmm

I leave it well alone just in case because sometimes it's easier to say nothing than say something negative or less than brilliant and you may provoke a rating you don't want.

ReadyToRumble Wed 03-Apr-13 07:47:29

Ok thanks will rethink it then. My instinct was not to message them thats why I posted.

Thanks for the advice smile

Sheila Wed 03-Apr-13 14:06:22

On the general point, I always assumed it was etiquette that the buyer leaves feedback first - am I wrong?

fergoose Wed 03-Apr-13 14:37:30

there is no etiquette as to who should leave it first - everyone seems to have a different opinion. Sellers used to wait in case they wanted to leave a retaliatory neg, but they can't do that any more so is a bit of a moot point.

Lots of people never bother leaving any feedback - some can't see the point.

Jojobump1986 Wed 03-Apr-13 14:49:17

I had someone send me a message insisting that I had to leave feedback or the money wouldn't be 'released' to them! hmm I wouldn't have minded a quick 'would you mind' email but to insist that it was necessary made me v tempted to leave bad feedback.

nethunsreject Wed 03-Apr-13 14:52:14

I hate feedback. Annoys me, especially when I'm just ordering ink cartridges or something.

fergoose Wed 03-Apr-13 15:18:32

new sellers often don't get the money for 21 days or until pos feedback is left - demanding it makes you likely to receive a neg I reckon.

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