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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-04-2014

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
This happens to me all the time and with higher priced items I relist it within 24 hours if payment is not received
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007biometrics
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-03-2014

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy

If you are selling a rare valuable item at a fair price?  Another person has that same rare item? They can create an account simply to bid on your item to get it off of the page long enough to sell their item at possibly even a higher price.  I BELEIVE THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME! Just wanted to share this information.........

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Community Member
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎06-07-2012

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy

At one time all buyers were at 0 feedback ,as were all sellers. The advice of start with low priced items and work up is stupid. I should buy "stuff"  just to get a rating?  My first purchase was over $75 and I had no problem with the seller "checking me out"

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itzyurmajesty2u_777
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-19-2012

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy
I have been an eBay seller for 4 years now. I sell items to help me with my nursing school fees. I can honestly say that about 50% of the buyers I encountered with zero feedback did not end up paying. I allow up to 3 days of auction ending for bidders to pay and I even mention if they need more time to message me. After 3 days with no payment or message an unpaid item case is opened. The buyer has another 4 days to pay. It's very frustrating and I am the most patient person. I have just been dealing with this issue a lot lately and wish something can be done about it. I do believe that the option to block 0 bidders should be available if the seller chooses. You are paying to list items after all and yes you will lose potential customers but it should be the sellers' choice. It really is unfair that some people mess it up for everyone. Just like when ebay now takes a final value fee for shipping just because some sellers were putting the price in shipping in order to pay less of a final value fee. eBay took action to correct that problem because they were losing out on money. Many of us our losing out on $ but the issue isn't being addressed!
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sez_home
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-29-2014

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to 2piratesbringutreasure

0% bidders tend to bid for fun and ruin your auction even if you've put '0% bidders contact me BEFORE bidding.

You can only remove their bids if you are monitoring your auction and if they bid in the last 30 seconds, there is nothing you can do.

A 0% bidder just trashed my auction and as I sent payment info, they closed their account, so that is why I would prefer NOT to have 0% bidders or 'newbies' involved in my auctions.

If any 0% bidder contacted me first as I request in all my listings, then I would allow them once I had got the contact information to make their life hell if they failed to pay, then I would gladly allow them to participate in my auction.

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jraines19842012
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-25-2014

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to southpawstuff

I'm sorry but it is our rights as sellers to protect ourselves when selling to someone with zero feedback. Granted we were all new users with zero feedback at one time but until I had feed back I never placed bids on auctions. I alwayed used the "buy it now" option if one was offered to esablish good feed back. I've listed serveral items that zero feed backs have bidded on and the accounts were created the same day. To me that sends a red flag that I should cancel their bids. I also will not sell to buyers that email me and ask to ship the item off before payment is recieved and cleared. Not to mention if your paypal account in not varified I will not sell to you either. All this is listed in my auctions that I put up. But again most people do not read so its the seller that get shafted by these zero feed back users.

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Community Member
Posts: 80
Registered: ‎05-22-2013

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy

It's very simple. The notion that the zero feedback members are new, is rarely the case. 

 

Quite often, these zero or 1 digit feedback buyers, or I should say non-paying bidders, are ebay users that created new buying IDs to get around the blocks sellers put in place for ebayers with too many UID strikes!

 

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-01-2009

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

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in reply to anand8820

I agree 100% on the 0 feedback it's absolutely ridiculous the amount of people that don't pay. I don't run a shop on here I just sell a couple items now and then, but recently it seems like I have to sell an item 3 times to find someone that will pay and in between I have to waste time getting credit for the fees. Between the ebay fees and the people that won't pay I might be better off selling on craigslist. 

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anand8820
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-23-2013

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to mister*phil

Things have sure changed since this post started-zero FB as a seller and as a buyer are big red flags for scammers....I know everyone has to start at zero but everyone who wants a job has to have a prev job as a reference-and things seem to work out....there absolutely should be a way to block zero FB.....there will still be enough people willing to sell to them that they can get their FB up...

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sineaterdoodah
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Posts: 5,995
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to grannyjohnson531gmail.com-2013

anytime! i'm here to help:smileyhappy:

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Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-21-2013

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to sineaterdoodah

Thank you so much.  Being fairly new to eBay I need to know as much as I can.!  I too would have thought that it would be immediate, but now better understand the proceedure!  Thank you again for the response!

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sineaterdoodah
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Posts: 5,995
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to grannyjohnson531gmail.com-2013

yes maam, we certainly do!!! it's called a second chance offer.

this past august,i had a buyer not pay,so i filed the necessary dispute,and waited until the case was closed,then sent the other bidder a second chance offer.

he was THRILLED!! BUT,he didn't realize that sellers are supposed to wait until any disputes are closed BEFORE we send that offer.  he thought i'd be able to do that immediately,as he doesn't know the selling system, most buyers don't.

anyway,the gist of what i'm saying is that if you get an SCO 8-10 days after you lost the auction,IT'S LEGIT,almost always.

the OTHER way that SCO works is if the seller has more than one of that item,they can send you an SCO at your final bid price. THOSE can be immediate,and are also legit.

i always recommend that you check out the seller's listings BEFORE you accept an SCO. they just MIGHT have one newly listed that's cheaper,and we ,as buyers, always want a bargain,lol!!

and btw,THANK YOU!! honest buyers and sellers just make my day great! :smileyhappy:

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Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-21-2013

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to chicagobearsfan16

Being new to ebay purchasing, I am so glad that the people who allowed me to bid and purchase items that I have gotten!  I am also appalled that there are people out there who ARE scammers, but know there are people like that.  In the beginning, I bid, lost the bid and returned to bid on two more of the same item so that I might get one!  One day, won the bid on 3 of the very same item, now have alot more than I wanted,  but never thought to NOT pay for all of them.  I won't bid if I don't have the funds to pay!  I wish that I could hide an item that I really want so the people who come thru the "back door" at the last minute wouldn't take the things that I so badly want!!  Do any of you ever offer an item to the NEXT HIGHEST bidder if someone doesn't pay for the item that they couldn't pay for?  I for one would be delighted with a surprise to have the item that I watched so carefully, and lost to a bidder who couldn't, or wouldn't pay.

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slappy2014
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Posts: 1,668
Registered: ‎08-30-2013

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy

I would not block zero feedback members because alot of the times you get people new to ebay who do not have acounts until theys ee something they want.  Then they sign up and buy item but if you block them the next guy will get the sell but you will be responsible for bringing in a new member but get no reward for it. 

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sineaterdoodah
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Posts: 5,995
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to vintagerocksrte66

uuummm...ebay has been around since..97,i think,pretty sure they won't shut down anytime soon.

and sensible sellers know how to protect themselves from bad buyers. my sympathies to your friends,they should have come to the help boards,we could have told them how to deal with it.

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Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-14-2013

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to realcreepy

I just ran into a few people that supposedly had ebay accounts....Me being New i  asked them what to look for or how to protect myself.....they laughed 2 of the 4 after losings thousands of dollars to ebay thieves,stopped selling....The scams were Numerous, Bidding Sky high on Items ensuring they would win, only to remove the item Delivered on time"  & claim the box was empty, send back an empty box, claim theitem was different & add some rocks to the box, or a piece of junk household item...........I may have zero feedback being new, but since ebay is allowing thieves to steal from sellers, i doubt i willl last long. Some of the The items i have are in the $$$$, and to allow an ebay thief, to Take the item, claim they didnt get it, or claim it was DiFfErEnT get their money back & keep a $5000.00 watch or a $100 ring,  seems counterproductive to say the least............. 

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sineaterdoodah
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Posts: 5,995
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to automaton72

automaton72 wrote:

Zero of course!  but that was when you couldn't ebay on a phone.


what does a phone have to do with it? 

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kimo.enterprise
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-02-2013

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to roguevalleyauctions

i'm definately with the idea, but what's stopping people from opening fake accounts and buying their stuff and not paying, but instead getting paid by ebay?

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automaton72
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-22-2010

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

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in reply to sineaterdoodah

Zero of course!  but that was when you couldn't ebay on a phone.

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sineaterdoodah
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Posts: 5,995
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: Can i block people with zero feedback?

in reply to metaldetectingaccessories

just curious here. how much feedback did YOU all start out with? i know i started with 0,on all my ids.

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