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Posts: 15,387
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
Evrryone started at 0
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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎02-14-2008

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to redbud_farm

Some one just suggested that I block bidders who do not have a PayPal account. They said that 99% of scammers or sport bidder do not have a pay pal account. Someone with O feedback is bidding on an item from a account they opened today. I will let it ride and hope it works out good for me. I could cancel their bid then block them, but it could be someone who saw the item that day and decide to open an ebay account.

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Posts: 15,387
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Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
Better yet if a seller has that silly restriction in listing or one like it you pass on their listings. No use looking for troubles.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-01-2016

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to scheaf

or just msg the seller and say "hey Im a new member here and I wanted to touch base to relay Im a new person with a paypal acct and a legit bidder, is it ok if I bid? I see your acution says no zero feedback...." etc etc... a coherent msg goes a long way.

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Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
Nope the only block was for less than 0 , -1 or lower.

Thi g is today many do t read the listing , then when billed change their mind.

But thats better than changing their mind after getting item.

So just file unpaid report , block and move on.
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Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-11-2009

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to redbud_farm

[quote]Never had a problem with 0 fb buyers , it always was with ones with 100's[/quote]

I almost always have problems with 0 feedback buyers. In the 15 years I've been selling on here the vast majority of my non-payments come from 0 feedback buyers. I thought that years ago we used to be able to block them but now we can't. It's annoying and wastes so much time because we have to wait before listing the item again after filing a dispute.

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Posts: 15,387
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
Seems it's a competitor doing it , they ha e the same item for sale , so take yours off the. Market for while by not paying
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-19-2016

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to jmajcan

I have tried to sell 2 higher end watches on ebay and both times a zero feedback fake buyer has "bought" it.  Of course never paid and took my watch off the ebay market for 3 weeks.  Until ebay corrects this problem, I am only buying through ebay.  ebay also does not refund my money for this fake sale, I only get credit!!  with is complete BS.  ebay is as big a scam as the zero feedback fake buyers.

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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎03-29-2011

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to redbud_farm
You can't block them but you can cancel the order if you chose. Business's have the legal right to refuse service to anyone no matter what EBay claims. I am so sick of chargebacks for unauthorized purchase that always seem to come exactly 14 days after the item was received (hmmmm, HMMMMMM, red flag much?). I will cancel any order from a brand new account or an account with zero feedback now. Make sure you select "buyer requested cancellation" as the reason. I am sure you can figure out why. And to the people that cry "how is a new buyer supposed to get feedback then???!?!?! huh? HUH????!!!), I say this: Target. Or Toys R Us. Or any of the hundreds of giant corporations selling on ebay that will leave you a feedback as soon as you pay. It's not hard.
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Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
Few 0 feedback members don't pay.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-23-2016

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
I think that everyone who has ever sold a few items on here has had to deal with the zero feedback scammers. Sure, some no feedback accounts are probably regular honest people that just started using eBay. But for every one of those, there are hundreds if not thousands of scammers. Every time I list an item I have to go through and cancel bids from the zero accounts. But they just bid at the last second before you have time to respond. When I see that a zero feedback account has won my auction, I know that I am never in a million years getting paid for it. So I have to sit around for a few days for the unpaid item case to open, wait a few more days for that to resolve, then do it all over again. And all the while I'll be getting barely coherent messages from the buyer trying to scam me in various ways. This has happened on my last 5 auctions. The scammers on this site are out of control. I think I'll just sell my stuff on Craigslist from now on and risk getting stabbed in a parking lot, it will be less frustrating.
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Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
The no tracking one lost their $ and the item , so don't see a scam.

The one did the charge back you only needed to provide pay pal with proof of shipping.


Not scammers.


A scammer knows how to get the item and money with little effort
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-21-2016

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy

Have had two Buy It Now items result in PayPal disputes thanks to zero feedback buyers.  Even when they do pay, there are problems!!!  

 

One was an ipad and the buyer claimed it arrived broken.  I offered a full refund if she returned it.  She claimed she returned it but didn't provide a tracking number on the package.  This was apparently my fault since I didn't tell her get delivery confirmation when she shipped it. Fortunately, I won the PayPal dispute, but there's now a restriction on my account about when I can withdraw funds.  

 

Second was an international buyer who purchased a lot of ikea bookends for over $100. We went back and forth with a best offer price a few times and he finally purchased. I shipped through Ebay's international buyer program and got delivery confirmation. 2 weeks later, he disputed the charge with his credit card company saying he didn't authorize the transaction.  Interestingly enough, someone on Facebook with the same very unique name as the buyer discussed needing to buy a bunch of bookends. 

 

These scammers need to be stopped! 

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-29-2011

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to redbud_farm

Respectfully disagree. Fake bidders are the bane of my existence. I don't know exactly what ebay could do to resolve the issue, but it would be nice if they did soomething. I'm personally a fan of bringing back negative or at least nuetral feddback for buyer. This would partially prevent buyers from abusing the system and possibly give you a heads up on potential trouble children. I would honestly be willing to block bidders with under 15 feedback with certain items. For example, I listed 6 laptops(had to relist 3 and it happened again on 2) the other day and 2 people with roughly 10 feedback inflated the price and bid on every listing. As soon as the bid ended I received "sorry I can't purchase for blah blah blah", which I knew would happen. Adding insult to injury, you have to wait 10 days for the pricks to accept a "cancel order". Endless cyce of madness.

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Posts: 15,387
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
They can't fix something unless you make them aware of it.

Give them a call.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-15-2016

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to but2ercup

I am so fed up with fake Ebay bidders who bid for revenge or sport. I must have someone vindictive out there for some reason, and Ebay does nothing about it. I literally can't even list any auctions anymore, only BIT, because I get MULTIPLE ) 0 Feedback Sport Bidders on my listings. My last 5 auctions have ended in UNPAID ITEM CASES by fake bidders. I had to literally watch my most recent auction till the end because there were 4 separate 0 Feedback bidders on it, I had to hurry and block last minute and cancel the fake bids as it ended so a real bidder could win, it's getting very upsetting. I believe it's the same person with all of the accounts harassing me. Not only is it usually 0 Feedback but the user IDS are ridiculous and usually jumbled letters that make no sense. I am sick of having to wait for an unpaid item case to close before I can relist. Not only that, but there is one listing that I have had to list THREE times before selling to a real bidder. I think the first person I opened a real unpaid item case against got ticked off and decided to have some fun. Theory of course, it could just be some randoms awful people with no lives, but it's very upsetting. Ebay needs to figure something out to fix this.

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Posts: 15,387
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
Lol, most new buyers pay and pay quickly.
age is a measure of time , wisdom is the measure of how we used that time
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-27-2016

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
Bidders with 0 feedback pay 0% of the time they win an auction.
Community Member
Posts: 15,387
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
You can block anyone you want for any reason. But eBay isn't going to give you an auto block for new members.

There's no real need.
age is a measure of time , wisdom is the measure of how we used that time
Community Member
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎02-19-2010

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

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in reply to redbud_farm

Actually I'm wondering how to block ZERO'S too.

It is something other Ebayers want.

 

I'm being put at a very high risk with these scammers.