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someone is threatening to leave me negative feedback..

(11 Posts)
Nemo2007 Wed 01-Aug-07 21:10:52

because I left them netural because an item was not as described and when I tried to contact them they refused to reply. So I said item was not as described and left neutral and she has replied basically saying withdraw your comment or I will neg you!!! Is there anything I can do about it?

Nemo2007 Wed 01-Aug-07 21:50:47


tortoise Wed 01-Aug-07 21:51:41

I think if they do neg you, you can reply to it on your feedback.

whomovedmychocolate Wed 01-Aug-07 21:52:28

Bugger all I'm afraid. You can try complaining to ebay claiming she is trying to bribe you, but they won't care. I hate ebay for this reason. Someone did it to me.

calordan Wed 01-Aug-07 21:53:23

yeah you can reply and just say it was cos you left neut feedback and anyone worried by that can check that you have, chances are when she sees that she will agree to withdraw feedback

Nemo2007 Wed 01-Aug-07 22:02:08

Have emailed ebay to tell them what has happened but doubt they will do anything.

aviatrix Wed 01-Aug-07 22:03:52

Message withdrawn

crokky Wed 01-Aug-07 22:10:11

If the item is not as described and she wants you to withdraw your feedback, you should ask her either to accept the item as a return (then you will withdraw feedback) or give you a partial refund and let you keep the item and you will then withdraw feedback. Depending upon what exactly the problem is with your item.

A possible way of avoiding these threats of a neg is to try and resolve the problem prior to leaving feedback.

If the person doesn't have any other negs, it is possible they made a mistake/oversight? Some eBayers are just con artists though!

sixlostmonkeys Wed 01-Aug-07 23:53:50

you could report their message (if it was sent via the ebay messaging thingie) cos you're not allowed to threaten neg FB or use it as a blackmail tool.

You can't withdraw feedback unless its a mutual withdrawal. For this they need to leave FB first. With mutual withdrawal the comment stays, just the dot and % altered/removed.

If they believe you can withdraw it, which obviously they do I'd be tempted to reply saying "yeah ok" wait until they message again reminding you to withdraw and say oooops sorry i forgot I'll do it now. Keep putting it off (use the standard ebay excuses of being on holiday/in hospital/at great aunt ethels third funeral/you can't get ebay to work for you can they help...) until eventually the time will run out for them to leave you feedback.

i doubt this would work but it's worth a try - and it's all i can think of doing

VeniVidiVickiQV Wed 01-Aug-07 23:54:38

report them.

Nemo2007 Thu 02-Aug-07 09:58:48

Had a response from ebay to say that they will look out for the negative feedback and they have actually advised me to claim my money back!! I have emailed the seller and informed them of this so have said if you leave things as they are I will leave it but if you leave negative then I will go on to reclaim my money.

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