- Dec 16, 2007
Has anyone ever done this? Any tips? Precautions?
Wow, I hadn't heard about these changes-YIKES! I'm definitely not selling anything else now!ruby59|1314561380|3003736 said:If you have not sold on ebay lately, it is a whole new world for sellers since they implemented their latest changes. The best advice I can give you is do not sell anything you cannot afford to lose. I do not know if it is because of the economy, but due to their latest loopholes ebay has attracted a whole bunch of scammers who are looking for free items. I suggest you read the sellers board to see what is going on over there. Not paying is the least of it. There has been a greater than ever reporting by buyers that they are receiving empty boxes. Then they open a case, and in a lot of cases are given their money back, and you are out your item. Or they claim the product is not as described, and threaten that if you do not give them a partial refund, they will open a case against you. Buyers rarely lose on ebay these days.
To the person who said not to offer a return policy, you cannot do that anymore. Ebay gives buyers 45 days to return an item. Ebay interprets "no return policies" to mean that the buyer gets his money back, but does not have to return the item. As a seller you can do everything right with packaging the item carefully and getting signature confirmation, but ebay and paypal have been siding mostly with the buyers. Ebay is now becoming known as "Freebay" the place where you can rent to own.
I do not mean to sound like a Debbie Downer. I used to both sell and buy on ebay. I will personally not list anything until ebay cleans up its act.
This happened to me, but luckily it was just with vintage boots and not jewelry! I sold a pair of vintage boots and the buyer said they weren't as described. I already agreed to give her a refund (even though they were EXACTLY as described and photographed) and she started a complaint with eBay/PayPal anyway. So they ruled in her favor, she was supposed to send the shoes back to me, and instead I got a pair of Wal-Mart brand sandals in the mail! I had to send a notarized affidavit to PayPal and send the cheap sandals somewhere in TX to get my money back! (Luckily I have a friend who is a notary public, but still!)ruby59|1314578275|3004010 said:You have 60 days to leave feedback.
We had a situation on the ebay seller's board where a seller sold a lot of jewely. The person who purchased it complained that it was not as described and told the seller she was returning the jewelry and wanted her money back. When the seller went to the Post Office to pick up the package, she noticed that there was a significant change in weight. So when she returned home, she video taped the opening of the package, which contained pasta sauce and tile. Ebay could not care less, and returned the buyer her money. It took a really big stink for the seller to finally prevail. She was one of the lucky ones.