While the "99%" rule and reply is generally sound, but there are exceptions.quote:
BUT...look at the guys feedback...I NEVER bid on anything with a seller with less than 99% positive. I also always check through the feedback responses....even ONE rude or smart ass reply to feedback and I won't bid.
Now, I've had pretty good luck on eBay. I've sold about half, bought half on my 23 or 24 transactions. I was selling a part, last year I think, and clearly stated 3 places in the auction I would absolutely NOT take personal checks, and again in the post-auction email. Yet my winning bidder, and a truly arrogant arrogant a**hole he turned out to be, first practically DEMANDED I sent the part to another address (I tried to accommodate him on that) and then had the nerve to send me a personal check. Now, I'd planned on leaving on vacation within a few days, planned to ship them off the day I got the money. I wanted to use some of this $$ on it. Payment didn't even get to me until 3+ weeks. I sent him an email telling him next time he should pay attention, and that I was returning his check and relisting the item since he did not follow directions and complicated things by not paying timely or properly. So the bastard left me my first and only Negative feedback, saying I'd sent "crazy" emails and had "threatened him" (WTF?!?) and "would not send item." Well, I did give a negative reply back, stating "He's a liar." No threats. He sent check instead of MO, I returned his check. Which I did promptly.
Everything else has been flawless and everyone prior and since has been very, very happy with my swift communication, payment, shipping and quality and honesty in descriptions when I'm the seller.
But because of this one weirdo, my feedback score is only 96%.
Given the above, would you still automatically dismiss my auctions out of hand?
Edited by - Quicklimegirl on Mar 06 2007 10:48:33 PM