I won something on eBay last week, and yesterday it was delivered. Cool, right?

This morning, before I went to work, I got an email from the seller via eBay.

The post office reports the item has been delivered. Thank you for bidding. I will leave you positive feedback after I recieve it from you. Thanks Again.

What the hell?

You will leave me feedback after you receive it from me?

Don’t hold your breath.

Let me make this clear to you sellers on ebay: Do not send this out to people like me. You shouldn’t send it out at all.

First, you are selling something to me. You should be thanking me for my business. When I go to the store, they thank me for shopping there. Not the other way around.

Second, I don’t give a shit about feedback. I don’t live and breath by eBay feedback, so me not getting that “+1” isn’t going to make me lose any sleep at night.

Now if this guy decides to drop me a positive, I’ll probably get around to returning the favor. I’m not against the feeback system, and I usually say something asinine in my feedback. Cause, really, how many times do you have to see “Great transaction A++++++”?

But he can kiss my ass on a first response from me.

And, the irony is, if he hadn’t sent that stupid ass email, he would of had his feedback already.

  • You’re so spiteful. You’d cut off your nose to spite your face.

    Yessssss, I got to use that on someone else!

  • ZOMG! A credit to EBAY! A+++++++!!!! Would def. do business with again!!!!!

  • That comment would completely have infuriated me as well. I hope whatever you bought was worth having to deal with that annoyance.

  • The nerve!

  • oh i frigging HATE it when the sellers do that!!!!!

  • Girlghost

    and yet you appear to be saying you’ll leave the seller positive feedback after you receive it from him…..

    lol.

    GG. x

  • aricblue

    Ok, you pathetic “customers” have had your say. Now I’ll give you the correct(opposite) point of view. 🙂

    We sellers should thank you? For what?

    Allowing us the opportunity to put up with ridiculous eBay policies in order to sell merchandise at roughly 50% off, while fielding ignorant questions from stupid people who wouldn’t have the question if they actually READ the fuckin’ listing? And then if we do maybe sell the item for cheap, half the time the bidder backs out and eBay keeps the insertion fee so we just paid for an item we didn’t sell.(note: You will only get the PERCENTAGE fee back for the item, but you still pay the insertion fee even if you get dicked)

    And then the feedback thing…puh-lease! Most of the time you complete the auction, post the feedback, and then you don’t get it back from the customer. What do they care, they’ve got their item? And while you, the customer, may not give a shit about your rating–it means a TON to sellers. It could mean the difference between a bid and no bid. It’s a proven fact that sellers with higher feedbacks get more/higher bids than others. But hey, since it doesn’t matter to you, it must not matter.

    Or worse…I can’t tell you how many pinheads have bought something, then I give them positive feedback, then they slam me with negative feedback for something–when I had no idea there was a problem with the shipment(maybe it never arrived–so sorry I didn’t hand-deliver it to your fucking door in Alaska). Rather than, I dunno, letting me know there was a problem they just slam me with negative feedback.

    But hey, I’m not bitter. I don’t actually do much selling on eBay any more. Too many frickin’ idiots. Present company excluded of course.

  • Freak – I am spiteful, but I would not mess up the beauty that is my handsome mug.

    Lesley – EXACTLY. You are credit to comments. A+++++++++

    Snooze – I did. Well, kinda. It was VHS and I wanted DVD, but it was my fault for failing to read.

    CoffeeDog – yep. how dare he/she!

    Norman – and, sadly, many do.

    GG – I am a hypocrite. But I can admit it. 🙂

    Aric – Cry me a river. I care about exactly 0 of your points. You decided you didn’t like it, so you stopped selling on ebay. I’m the buyer. He’s the seller. I feel no guilt.

  • aricblue

    But you’re the one crying. He told you the policy–you’ll get feedback if you leave it. If you don’t, screw you.

    “Let me make this clear to you sellers on ebay: Do not send this out to people like me. You shouldn’t send it out at all.”
    Hey, we’re the sellers. We can do what we want. You may say, “I’ll take my business elsewhere!”. So what? There’s always another buyer lined up right behind you.

    And if you had ever sold ANYTHING retail you’d care about my points, but you don’t realize that most of you consumers are fuckin’ pinheads. (and anyone who has worked retail will back me up on that, guaranteed)

  • You might have a valid point if on his auction description he had something that said, “I will not leave feedback until I get it and I will hold your feedback over your head until I do.”

    See, then I would know up front how he was.

    And I’m not one of the idiots that says “I’ll never shop here again!” I’d probably buy from the person again because, like I said, I could give a shit about the feedback. I find it amusing — especially since he sent a follow up.

    I worked retail for 10 years. 99% of the customers are assholes. Doesn’t change the fact that the only reason the company I worked for was in business was because of the customers. Thus, when they gave me their money, I thanked them for shopping at the establishment.

    I don’t know if you noticed, but most buyers think it’s an ass move on the sellers.

    And, the best part is, if he doesn’t get his feedback from me, it affects him a fuck of a lot more than me.

    So it’s win/win for me because, once again, I rule.

  • aricblue

    –Doesn’t change the fact that the only reason the company I worked for was in business was because of the customers

    That’s the only reason ANY company stays in business–but that’s one of those party lines companies try to sell to make themselves look better. If people want your product there’s ALWAYS other customers. So there’s no reason to put up with unreasonable shit from stupid people, just because they’re customers. If you treat the people right who treat you right then it all works good. It’s like a symbiotic relationship.

    And yeah, I’ve owned a store for almost 12 years now(a REAL store, not an internet store) so I know what I’m talking about, eh?

    See, you think because you bought something from him, he should suck your ass. His original email was very polite and to the point. It has a purpose(which I’ve explained).

    You know, ask most children whether they think they should be allowed to have cookies for every meal and guess what? They all agree.

    So the fact that most buyers think it’s an ass move doesn’t matter. They think it’s an ass move because it doesn’t benefit them, and they have your mentality, which is: Buyers should put up with my shit because I’m THE CUSTOMER.

    And as for feedback–what’s his feedback rating? If it’s over 100 he doesn’t need your feedback any more.

  • Again, your points are moot with me. I’m not overreacting. They guy holds my feedback as “hostage” until he gets his.

    Fuck that.

    I say shoot the hostage.

    You can go on and on, but you aren’t going to convince me that this guy is in the right. I’m not saying he should suck my ass, by any means.

    The moment I paid him, my part of the deal was complete. That’s where he gives me a positive. Fuck this “i’ll leave you positive after i receive positive.” fuck that. I did my part. I paid him.

    Honestly, I don’t give a rat’s ass that you (or any ebay seller for that matter) had some bad experiences with some stupid buyers. That is not my concern. Holding feedback hostage because you’ve had a few bad deals is not my problem.

    His feedback rating is like 39, I believe. He needs my feedback a helluva lot more than I need his.

  • aricblue

    –The moment I paid him, my part of the deal was complete. That’s where he gives me a positive. Fuck this “i’ll leave you positive after i receive positive.” fuck that. I did my part. I paid him.

    AH-HA! Here’s where you’re wrong. HIS part of the process is to get you the item you paid for. If he gets you your item, his part is done. The feedback is mutual, and the fact that the buyer almost never does it is the reason we sellers had to implement the policy.

    –Honestly, I don’t give a rat’s ass that you (or any ebay seller for that matter) had some bad experiences with some stupid buyers. That is not my concern. Holding feedback hostage because you’ve had a few bad deals is not my problem.

    You know what your real problem is? That I know where you live and I’m coming over right now to kill you, Aric Blue style. 🙂

    –His feedback rating is like 39, I believe. He needs my feedback a helluva lot more than I need his.
    You guys are both pathetic! My feedback is over 1000! Screw you both.