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i_bought_it_on_feebay 24 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 13, 2013 8:40 PM Member since: Jan 31, 2008
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  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Feb 13, 2013 8:40 PM Flag

    See for yourself. Choose overseas letter and it charges the customer for one, yet when you go to print your label it charges you as a package.

    Should be good for a goose in earnings though!

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Aug 20, 2008 8:38 AM Flag

    As I said I quit selling on eBay, and now I received this email from them:

    Dear EX GOLD POWER SELLER

    We sent you a note recently about the status of your PowerSeller account. As you know, to maintain your PowerSeller Gold status, your account must maintain the following requirements:
    Minimum average monthly sales or items sold for Gold level.
    98% positive total feedback rating.
    4.5 or higher in all four detailed seller ratings (DSRs). This requirement goes into effect in July, 2008.
    An account in good financial standing.
    Compliance with all eBay listing and marketplace policies.
    Upholding eBay community values, including honesty, timeliness, and mutual respect.
    See the complete list of requirements.
    Your account now qualifies at the Silver level, and your PowerSeller membership has been adjusted accordingly.

    As a Silver PowerSeller, you will continue to enjoy many of the same program benefits as before. For an overview of PowerSeller membership benefits by level, see your PowerSeller portal page. To access your portal page, just click the PowerSeller icon next to your User ID, or visit www.ebay.com/powerseller and click "Member Sign In."

    We encourage you to check your portal page often for updates. You'll find a range of helpful resources for boosting sales and advancing your account level. You'll also find the contact information for your PowerSeller support team. Please take full advantage of this service--we're here to help in any way we can.

    Thank you for participating in eBay's PowerSeller program.

    Sincerely,

    eBay PowerSeller Team

    The last sales I made were about $1,500 in May.

    A Silver PowerSeller? Oh the SHAME! LMAO!

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Aug 4, 2008 9:25 AM Flag

    When sending a customer an invoice ALWAYS copy yourself. The last few months I was selling I would make insurance OPTIONAL, but when many customers paid the PayPal receipt would say NOT OFFERED.

    Save a copy of your invoices sent to customers for protection. Not that it would matter. :(

    Hard to believe stuff like this continues.

    Sad

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Aug 4, 2008 9:21 AM Flag

    My eBay account is now closed. I was a Power Seller selling over 10K a month (see my old messages) and buying a good majority of what I sold on eBay. System was good for everyone. Now? No $ for eBay or PayPal. At some point you would think they would admit their mistakes. Maybe if the stock hits the low teens?

    What a shame.

  • Reply to

    Why the 15% drop today?

    by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jul 17, 2008 2:58 PM
    i_bought_it_on_feebay i_bought_it_on_feebay Jul 17, 2008 5:19 PM Flag

    >>On Ebay, many sellers are also buyers.

    I used to do the same thing. See my previous messages. I'm guessing they're out $2,000 - $3,000 a month on me between eBay and PayPal fees.

    Only $30,000 a year. Small potatoes to eBay I suppose. :(

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jul 17, 2008 2:58 PM Flag

    It's only the sellers that are packing up and leaving, not the buyers...right?

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jul 17, 2008 7:53 AM Flag

    You're 100% sell through will save the day!

    ROFLMAO!

    The message is clear. Buyers as well as sellers are leaving. Was easy to see, less sellers, less buyers. It is really that simple. Too bad eBay never learned to dance with who brought them to the dance.

    Sad.

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jul 14, 2008 8:52 AM Flag

    As I have said in previous posts I have gone from a Power Seller to selling almost nothing. In fact, I have not listed or sold anything in over 30 days so I decided to close my account this morning.

    Look at the message I got:


    Home > Help > Close my eBay Account
    Close my eBay Account


    Your Account Can't Be Closed at This Time




    Due to technical issues, we are not able to close your account at this time. Please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.


    Too funny. Like this is going to make me all of a sudden start selling on eBay again. This company used to be a wonderful business partner. Now they are nothing more than a joke, and a bad one at that.

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jul 2, 2008 2:01 PM Flag

    As I have posted recently I have almost completely stopped selling on eBay. This past week I bought a few household items (printer ink etc). Since there is no money from selling on eBay in my PayPal account, the items were paid using my credit card on file. Yesterday I get this email, with my name in it, saying my "account access has been limited". I forwarded the email to spoof@paypal.com to see if it was a fake or for real but got no reply so I assume it was for real.

    Why would PayPal care if I paid using a credit card vs. a balance in my account as I have always done before?

    I swear this company has become a real pain in the azz.

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jun 23, 2008 8:38 AM Flag

    Please click "view messages" for what I have previously said.

    Too late fella's, I'm already gone.

    Received this email over the weekend:


    Seller Update: confident buyers, more seller rewards
    We're working hard to give sellers the most vibrant marketplace on the Internet. Towards this end, we're making changes to improve the eBay experience for sellers and buyers and some of these changes may impact your selling.

    Rewards for sellers with high buyer satisfaction.
    You're delivering great buyer experiences and we're taking our commitment to reward sellers to new levels:
    PowerSellers
    20% Discounts for 4.9 DSRs
    New PowerSeller Diamond level
    Additional UPS discounts--the more you list, the bigger your discount
    "Grandfathering" current PowerSellers with improved DSRs

    All Sellers
    Improved PayPal seller protection for all US sellers registered on eBay.com
    Advantage in Best Match search results for more sellers
    Confident, satisfied buyers: We're making changes to help ensure buyers enjoy shopping on eBay and can buy with confidence--which will make the marketplace more robust for sellers.


    Buyer protection--"Pay with PayPal and you're covered." See eligibility.


    Making eBay safer: New safety measures include keeping member email addresses anonymous, controls on user-generated "active" content, stronger verification of new sellers, and verifying the identity of sellers listing from an unrecognized computer.


    Better shopping experience: redesigned item page with bigger pictures, countdown timer, more merchandise, and sellers' critical item information right upfront.

    And you have to love that bogus 4.9% DSR. I chargeD ACTUAL shipping costs and shipped with USPS Flat Rate Envelopes and Boxes and have a 4.8 DSR on shipping costs. What a scam.

    The fun and mon is gone. As I said before, it's just not worth it. Let them play their little games. While eBay experiments Power Sellers are leaving.

    A real shame when you think about it. :(

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jun 20, 2008 1:06 PM Flag

    Like I said. I've just about closed shop. I'm sure many other have received the same.

    99.8% Positive Feedback


    Dear I_bought_it_on_feebay,

    Thank you for your membership with eBay. Our monthly review indicates that your account may no longer meet one or more of the basic requirements for your current Gold PowerSeller status.

    As a reminder, PowerSeller status rewards accounts meeting the following requirements:
    Minimum average monthly sales or items for Gold level.
    98% positive total feedback rating.
    4.5 or higher in all four detailed seller ratings (DSRs). This requirement goes into effect in July 2008.
    An account in good financial standing.
    Compliance with all eBay listing and marketplace policies.
    Adherence to eBay community values, including honesty, timeliness, and mutual respect.
    See the complete list of requirements.

    We encourage you to visit your PowerSeller portal often to review the requirements, check your current status, and get helpful tips and resources for continued success. To access your portal page, just click the PowerSeller icon next to your User ID or visit www.ebay.com/powerseller and click "Member Sign In."

    Your portal page also has contact information for your PowerSeller support team. We're here to help you sell successfully and maintain your hard-earned standing as a Gold PowerSeller, so please let us know if you have any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Your eBay PowerSeller Team

  • Reply to

    It's just not worth it anymore

    by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jun 1, 2008 9:29 AM
    i_bought_it_on_feebay i_bought_it_on_feebay Jun 1, 2008 9:37 AM Flag

    >>You either adapt or move on, I see you've decided to move on...

    Never said I was "moving on". Simply stated that there is not enough profit in my buying and selling on eBay on the scale I was.

    If someone decides to take my place and buy and sell for little or no profit then that would be their choice.

    I simply stated my time was worth more. If your time is not then I have no problem whatsoever with that.

    Happy buying/selling

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Jun 1, 2008 9:29 AM Flag

    The following are my last 5 months of ebay fees charges to my CC.

    $152 April
    $1073 March
    $915 Feb
    $767 Jan
    $824 Dec

    And that does not include PayPal fees.

    Notice a trend last month?

    I'm just listing and selling a few items now. Will I go away forever? Probabaly not. Will I sell as much as I used to? Probabaly not. It's just not worth my time anymore.

    And the majority of what I sold was purchased on eBay so that's a double whammy.

    It used to be fun and you could make some money.

    With the feedback changes and fee changes it's not fun and simply not worth my time.

    It's just that eBay has become more hassle than it's worth to me.


    Good luck to everyone.

    Signed,

    Disappointed

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay i_bought_it_on_feebay Mar 2, 2008 9:28 AM Flag

    Unbelievable! Had a non-paying bidder threaten to report me for fraud this morning when they know good and well they have NOT paid me. I suppose next they will leave me negative....and that will affect my score so eBay does not have to give me my "Power Seller discounts" on Final value Fees when that starts.

    This is already becoming a pain in the azz.

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Mar 1, 2008 6:46 AM Flag

    I have never, ever had a problem with non paying bidders. 2-3 every six months. I now am sitting on over 30 for over $3,000. No negative feedback for buyers. And this is supposed to be a good thing? Someone, please, tell me how this is supposed to improve eBay. And exactly where is my additional protection as a Power Seller?

  • Reply to

    Witness Textbook History

    by c2farr Feb 25, 2008 12:35 AM
    i_bought_it_on_feebay i_bought_it_on_feebay Feb 25, 2008 7:20 AM Flag

    So far the higher prices I'm charging due to higher fees have not hurt business. I'll see what happens when my inventory of under $25 items runs out and I'm not listing those auctions to bring buyers into my store.

    I will however say that since the announcement of the feedback changes I have blocked probably 25 buyers. Why? Simple. I don't want bad feedback. And soon I will get a discount for protecting my feedback. If a buyer asks me to lower my price on a store item...block. They can retaliate with negative. If a buyer ask me to ship international as a "gift", block. I know already they are dishonest and could possibly retaliate with negative. I'm sure this has cost me some sales, but eBay is not my full time job so it's extra $. I don't need the hassle the feedback changes will bring. I suppose there are many sellers that think the way I do.

  • Reply to

    Ok brace yourself sellers

    by supremo.seichiro Feb 23, 2008 9:22 PM
    i_bought_it_on_feebay i_bought_it_on_feebay Feb 24, 2008 11:25 AM Flag

    >>>so did you boycott the post office? lol

    Do you pay your buyers shipping? I don't. If anyhing it will add the the buyers cost. I've already added the additional ebay fees into my selling prices. Probably sell less, but who wants to sell more and make less?

  • Reply to

    Ok brace yourself sellers

    by supremo.seichiro Feb 23, 2008 9:22 PM
    i_bought_it_on_feebay i_bought_it_on_feebay Feb 24, 2008 11:22 AM Flag

    >>I suggest you visit the USPS website and get ready for their next price increase in May so you don't have another surprise like this one.

    My buyers pay shipping so there will be no increase for me. Are you paying for free shipping?

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Feb 24, 2008 11:19 AM Flag

    I used to auction these items to bring buyers into my store, doing what eBay encouraged me to do. When my current inventory of under $25 items is sold, I won't be listing anymore. Selling items and losing money is just not a good business decision. That and the fact that 8 out of 10 non paying bidders are for these under $25 items. In addition to losing money on the under $25 items, it's become too much of a hassle to collect, wasting my time attempting to collect. Add the fact that I can't leave deadbeats honest and accurate feedback, and the under $25 items will end up costing me even more when the new Power Seller discounts take affect and I'm done. Store will remain the same for now while I see what other sites sell for me and I can become established on those.

    I suppose eBay wants less $25 items so less non payers, but it was a good way to bring buyers into my store. :(

  • i_bought_it_on_feebay by i_bought_it_on_feebay Feb 4, 2008 6:53 AM Flag

    For about the last year eBay has been urging me in my "Powersellers" newsletters (and even a by phone business consultation) to have more auctions to draw customers into my store, which I have been doing with some fairly good success. Problem is, the auctions are for my lower priced/ lower margin, under $25 items (why would anyone take a chance auctioning their higher priced items and reserve price auctions never work) but now with the new fee's I'll be losing money on those items. My question is, what is eBay going to do to bring customers into my/their store when my auctions go way down?

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