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    • pioneer31
    • By pioneer31 29th Jul 18, 10:52 AM
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    Have people stopped buying?
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    • 29th Jul 18, 10:52 AM
    Have people stopped buying? 29th Jul 18 at 10:52 AM
    I've been on Ebay for 15 years now and have steadily bought and sold items.

    However in the last 12 months or so I have found that nothing I am selling is shifting. My items are getting some views and some people are even 'watching' them but nobody is buying. I've had the same stuff on there for months now.

    Is anyone else experiencing this?
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    • MidlandsGlory
    • By MidlandsGlory 2nd Aug 18, 7:05 PM
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    I would feel more confident if the feedback system meant anything.

    I left a neutral the other day for something, something I rarely do but the item had a possible safety issue and the sellers chosen courier was lousy causing me a lot of hassle.
    Comment was polite and not too scathing.

    But its a top rated seller so it was soon erased, poof! as if it never existed.

    Looking at the very few that made it through against the seller over the year, it seems your only chance is something like 'Don't like the chair, its feels really uncomfortable' which would be hard to contest I suppose, no doubt the seller would still try and claim 500 people didn't complain so it must be comfortable.
    • the_lunatic_is_in_my_head
    • By the_lunatic_is_in_my_head 3rd Aug 18, 10:50 AM
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    I would feel more confident if the feedback system meant anything.

    I left a neutral the other day for something, something I rarely do but the item had a possible safety issue and the sellers chosen courier was lousy causing me a lot of hassle.
    Comment was polite and not too scathing.

    But its a top rated seller so it was soon erased, poof! as if it never existed.

    Looking at the very few that made it through against the seller over the year, it seems your only chance is something like 'Don't like the chair, its feels really uncomfortable' which would be hard to contest I suppose, no doubt the seller would still try and claim 500 people didn't complain so it must be comfortable.
    Originally posted by MidlandsGlory
    That kind of feedback about the chair being uncomfortable would be a product review which is something eBay should really remove (they don't as their feedback policies come in to place before reviews were added but amazon for example don't allow product reviews in seller feedback for sensible reasons).

    I've dealt with the majority of couriers over the years, they are all lousy and most of the time it comes down to whether the driver at your end is good at their job, random and difficult to over come. If an issue arises and you contact the seller then how they respond and help would be what to judge them on.

    Possible safety issue, possible product review? Hard to say without details.

    However being top rated doesn't get feedback removed easily by eBay, especially a neutral, either the comment was against eBay policy or the seller got lucky, either that or if a not received case was open but the tracking eventually showed delivered and was closed for the seller than any feedback would be removed.
    • chippy2u
    • By chippy2u 3rd Aug 18, 11:10 AM
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    Tried selling my 'dogging' gear on ebay. Had no bids but loads of watchers!!
    Sorry. I'll get my coat!
    • RFW
    • By RFW 3rd Aug 18, 4:16 PM
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    Sorry. I'll get my coat!
    Originally posted by chippy2u
    I bet I can guess the style of it
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    • perfect10
    • By perfect10 6th Aug 18, 7:38 PM
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    ebay have had 2 free listing months for 100 items per day! so ebay is flooded with everything you never wanted!
    I have a few things listed but struggling to sell anything.
    I do watch items though - but rarely things I want to buy, I usually watch items that I already have and want to sell myself!
    Entering a few comps here and there still waiting for that elusive 'big' win!!
    • soolin
    • By soolin 6th Aug 18, 8:40 PM
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    soolin
    ebay have had 2 free listing months for 100 items per day! so ebay is flooded with everything you never wanted!
    I have a few things listed but struggling to sell anything.
    I do watch items though - but rarely things I want to buy, I usually watch items that I already have and want to sell myself!
    Originally posted by perfect10
    Not just two months, many of us have had 100 free listings a day now on private accounts for a couple of years. However in the past couple of months eBay have started changing the terms of the free listings and they are not always easy to take advantage of, depending on what version you get offered, so the listings may start to dimish.
    Last edited by soolin; 06-08-2018 at 8:42 PM.
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    • Oli.s
    • By Oli.s 6th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
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    Ebay used to be my first port of call for most things but nowadays its just flooded with cheap junk from china that takes up the first few hundred search result spots with identical listings, trying to buy car parts is a nightmare for this very reason.



    I used to buy alot of scuba diving kit as second hand kit is often little used and a significant saving but specialist facebook selling and interest groups have taken over for all that.



    I also get fed up of narrowing the search results to UK sellers only to find its a chinese seller claiming to be based in the UK, and then get a barrage of begging emails to change the negative feedback when items dont turn up for weeks despite claiming to be in the next county.
    • The Snow Queen
    • By The Snow Queen 6th Aug 18, 10:20 PM
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    I use Facebay rather than ebay to sell things, as they appear to be local and cheaper
    • soolin
    • By soolin 7th Aug 18, 7:49 AM
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    soolin
    I use Facebay rather than ebay to sell things, as they appear to be local and cheaper
    Originally posted by The Snow Queen
    Facebay is a local selling site, so is a different sort of venue to ebay and wouldn't have the same market, I don't just want the local people to see my goods, I want the ability to sell worldwide. I use Shpock and marketplace and whilst Shpock is very good for me it is nowhere near the same sort of volume as ebay and much more time consuming.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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