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Would you be suspicious of a seller who has fewer than 5 ratings...

(11 Posts)
boogiewoogie Tue 30-Sep-08 21:28:51

and has been registered for nearly 3 years?

I'm interested in an item but I'm often wary of sellers who have a low feedback rate. She or he has had 5 feedbacks within the last 5 days but doesn't seem to have a record of any before that despite being registered since December 2005. Can anyone explain why and whether I should be suspicious?

Thanks.

harleyd Tue 30-Sep-08 21:30:01

possible been a buyer since then, and only just started selling?

SilkCutMama Tue 30-Sep-08 21:31:19

oh for goodness sake - just buy it

I would fall into that category I think

and I am lovely smile

kiltycoldbum Tue 30-Sep-08 21:32:08

is it a high value item? in which case if you pay via paypal your money isnt released to them until they receive positive feedback from you as they havent got enough detailed seller ratings

Leoness Tue 30-Sep-08 21:32:18

avoid if they are from china

Bucharest Tue 30-Sep-08 21:32:41

Maybe she just lurked??
Has she changed user name?
I'd buy unless the f/b is negative.

Mutt Tue 30-Sep-08 21:35:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kiltycoldbum Tue 30-Sep-08 21:35:15

or if they offer to send you a cheque for 5 grand and for you to pay the difference into an account for them, avoid!

bonjelaFreak Tue 30-Sep-08 22:50:03

I was registered on ebay for about 3 years before I sold anything. I always thought it seemed like too much of a faff and only gave in when I became really strapped for cash.

boogiewoogie Wed 01-Oct-08 21:05:13

okay, this is the item

Mutt Thu 02-Oct-08 11:02:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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