no!! they really, really do not. I was sick of people messaging me with their offers (when i don't do 'make me an offer'). eg if item is £15...inevitable i will get a message saying 'i will give you £2.50 inc postage' that kind of thing So recently i've been putting in big bold letters, that 'this is a buy it now listing, not a 'make me an offer' listing' or 'this is an auction style listing , not a make me an offer listing' . No change! So i'm selling something right now, for £89 inc postage and it's the only one on ebay and has been very sought after...so i put the 'disclaimer' in bold letters and lo and behold a message pops through.. 'i will give you £45 inc postage' I ignore this and get another message 'I'm giving you until 10.30 tonight to take my offer. You need to reply before 10.30 ( I didn't)
So i'm now having to put, that i don't reply to those kind of messages! Which sounds kind of rude...but i'm sick of getting them, when my prices are so fair, often i make a loss, and i have 100% feedback on over 3000 sold items..
someone last week offered me £65 for something collectable i was selling for my father (even though listing said no offers) and i got £148 in the end (mind you , winner's not paid yet....i just wrote a thread about that) even so, i'm glad i waited!
I try to see buying in eBay as I would any online retailer but the difference being that these are individual sellers and unless obviously run as a business that they have a life outside of eBay and that has to be taken into consideration
I got a really stroppy message from a buyer because I had sent her maternity crop trousers and she wasn't pregnant; my point would have to be... don't bid on an auction for maternity clothes then!!! Reread my description 3 times trying to work out how she missed that bit!?
i had a classic last week. I took the photos in daylight for the listing. I described the garment as grey several times in the listing inc the title. As an ex printer, i am really careful with colours. So i always match the shade and density to the item, if i need to edit the photo that is...i usually get it accurate upon taking... i make sure it always appears true on my monitor. Obviously other people's vary. So i got this feedback 'it is not the colour i was expecting' hmmm obviously someone's too hooked up on 50 shades of grey..literally.
Was selling a lovely new with tag floral tea dress, lots of photos, listed all measurements..and i got 'can you put up a photo of YOU wearing it so I can see how you fill it ' um no...it is a 10, i am no longer a 10, hence the sale...i could possibly squeeze one nipple into it, at a push
I find it annoying when you go to so much effort to be pleasant and message people to say thanks for buying and paying so quickly, then another message saying its been put in the post and they don't bother to give you any feedback.