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How do I know if a buyer has unpaid strikes against him?
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎01-30-2005

I have had several buyers not pay for items and they were given unpaid item strikes and I was refunded my listing fees. When I look at their feedback now I do not see any mention of their having an unpaid item strike and I am unable to leave negative or any feedback for them. How are sellers supposed to know these folks are non payers?

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Community Member
Posts: 24,691
Registered: ‎01-20-2005
in reply to causticmom

How are sellers supposed to know these folks are non payers?


Smart sellers don't need to know - they have their preferences set to automatically block problem buyers.


Go to your My eBay > Account tab > Site Preferences > Buyer requirements and block buyers who:


Don't have a PayPal account

Have received 2 Unpaid Item strike(s) within 12 Month(s)

Have 4 Policy Violation report(s) within 6 Month(s)

Have a feedback score of -1 or lower


Community Member
Posts: 2,514
Registered: ‎06-21-2007
in reply to causticmom

Well, if you have set up to limit the number of Unpaid item Strike buyer, your several unpaid item buyer could not bid on yours. You can set up your buyer's requirement.

Community Member
Posts: 8,591
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
in reply to causticmom

if you have not found where to set your buyer requirements after 9 years and more than 7300 sales...

look here




Community Member
Posts: 6,148
Registered: ‎04-30-2012
in reply to causticmom

If a buyer was still buying out there and I gave them a strike then I would have to assume that they most likely only have one strike against them. 

Community Member
Posts: 4,629
Registered: ‎07-06-2004
in reply to causticmom

You can't see that.

You CAN modify you profile and block bidders with 2 or more unpaid item strikes.



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