Ebay conducting a survey on feedback has been the main topic this week for discussion on most eBay blogs and forums. AuctionBytes recently reported that eBay conducted a survey asking Buyers how they would prefer to receive feedback. The options were:
- either leaving it as it is now with both parties deciding when & how to leave it
- once they have paid for their item then sellers can only leave them positive feedback or
- finally the option that ebay itself automatically leaves feedback when the buyer pays quickly.
It goes without saying that this has once again sparked off the old argument, who should leave feedback first -buyers or sellers? with no signs of movement in either side.
Skip McGrath, over at Auction Seller’s Resource reflects on some of the some of the more bizarre emails he gets from his eBay buyers, customers and readers to his blog. Seems like you can’t please all the people all the time. One of the best messages being with reference to a product called Ten Profitable Ebay Niches:
Product: Ten Profitable eBay Niche
message: I need to get a refund for this item. It looks like a lot of work. I look for free money from eBay.
If anyone can get me free money from eBay BTW, please drop me an email
More importantly what are these creatures called? is the topic of conversation at Ebay Strategies with Scott Wingo. Ebay’s latest feature, http://bestof.ebay.com/ which showcases the more interesting and bizarre items being auctioned has introduced these strange creatures to us. BestOf eBay is a digg like experience with users able to vote for each listing. Meanwhile I’m sure Scott will be relieved when he finds out exactly what they are called. Any ideas?