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Old 11-12-2010, 07:20 AM
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Default Re: Idiot evilBay Seller... Am I Unreasonable?

Originally Posted by Ekim View Post
So I bought a pair of hats from a guy on evilBay.

They arrived. In a flat USPS Priority Mail cardboard envelope. ZERO padding whatsoever and the cymbals are coming out of the sides because they were not even secured inside the envelope.

Luckily there was no damage I can discover.

But the whole thing is sitting very badly with me right now. I made sure that I asked for insured shipping. I sure as hell didn't think I'd have to ask for the package to be... packaged.

I'm pondering my feedback options here. I feel like just posting a blistering negative just for justice's sake. To me, this is sheer irresponsibility with the customer's merchandise.

I have made mistakes in shipping (heck I shipping two cymbals to the wrong buyers at the same time) but I have never failed in at least trying to ensure the cymbals arrive unharmed.

This has happened to me as well! Negative feedback has BIG ramifications on eBay si I wouldn't do that as you have stated - there was no damage!

Reputation is EVERYTHING on eBay. I can't tell you what to do but what I would do is leave a "1" on the detailed seller rating (when I leave the feedback). I also don't know whether I would do business with that seller again. If I did, I would ask questions beforehand like "Will these be shiped in a box?"

And, as an aside here, while I sell on Ebay and promote my items, I always take the step of packing the items I sell in a sturdy box and packing material as I know how I would feel if I received something which was broken in transit! Therefore, everything has a box, even if I have to buy one!

As I stated before, reputation is everything, not just on eBay!

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