View Full Version : Should I Include this in ALL my Ebay auctions??!! FEEDBACK needed!!
10-28-2010, 05:37 PM
I have wanted to do this for a while, and after a sale last week im pretty sure i will.
Long story short (hopefully). Guy(3,000+ feedback) bought card for $27, 4 days go by, so i open dispute, 3.99 days go by after that he pays last min before i close the dispute. HE sends me a message telling me to SHIP CARD ASAP NEED for a show this weekend.
SO this is what i want to do, Put in bold red letters "HOW EVER LONG IT TAKES TO PAY THATS HOW LONG I WILL WAIT TO SHIP!
Example if u pay right away i send right away, if it takes you 3+ days to pay then i take 3+ days to ship after payment is received.
this is where you ppl come in. DOES THIS HURT ME MORE THAN IT HELPS ME? I have over 1,200 feedback 100% + too. I dont want to shoot myself in the foot. FEEDBACK IS NEEDED.
10-28-2010, 07:42 PM
I'd say let it go. Even if you say something like that you would probably receive negative feedback.
10-29-2010, 10:34 AM
I have had that happen to me on several occassions. I don't state that I will wait that long to ship in my auction, but if you want to take forever to pay, then I'm going to take my time to ship.
10-29-2010, 09:09 PM
I wouldn't be too forceful with that statement in future auctions. If you want to include that, I'd say something like: "Item will be shipped promptly once payment is received" at the end of your description. I would be affraid that red, bold, and caps might scare away potential future buyers.
10-29-2010, 09:13 PM
Say something like: "You can decide "promptly", I'll ship "promptly"
10-30-2010, 12:04 AM
although i love that idea, i dont think it will help attract buyers lol
10-30-2010, 04:47 PM
I think that a lot of potential buyers would stay away from any auction that has statements like that in it because you would probably be viewed as being kind of hostile.
I always ship the day after I receive the payment, even if they are late in making it. Two wrongs don't make a right.
10-30-2010, 04:54 PM
I wouldn't do it. Ebay policy for payment is 10 days (I think) although a lot of sellers change it to 5 or 7 days in their description. I've had people with "Payment required within 5 days of auction end" in their description take two weeks to send my auctions. I've had a few trades here that I've had to wait almost two weeks to get. Just let it go.
But I wouldn't be in a rush to mail them either.
11-08-2010, 01:47 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't put anything in my descriptions, but I would respond to him something like, " I ship three time a week, and you didn't make my mail day in time , so I won't be able to ship this until....." If the guy really needed it that bad, he could have paid in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, ebay has set it up to where the buyer is always right no matter the case, so you have to bite your tongue more than you should.
11-09-2010, 07:23 AM
I would let it go. Not worth getting negative feedback. Maybe he forgot or something...
11-15-2010, 10:10 AM
i wouldn't put it in auction description, but i would practice what the winners do.
11-15-2010, 10:35 PM
I wouldn't do it either because it's not worth a risk of a negative. Just ship the it as you normally do when you received payment.
11-16-2010, 01:36 AM
Worse than a negative is the stupid star system they have now. You get a few people to rate you 1 star in something and ebay will start sending you messages about being below standards for months. I moved to a different state this summer which slowed some of my shipping so I got some low ratings, 3 low star ratings for shipping time (none of them a negative feedback, all positive) out of 50 for the 2 months or so and this equals 6% which ebay thinks I should go to hell for or something. I called customer support to explain and see if they could put my account back as up to standard and the guy on the phone was a total prick telling me that I am losing ebay customers by shipping slow. You think they would treat a former power and top rated seller who has been a member for 10 years a little better. I would leave ebay in a second if there were any other place to sell things.
Anyway, point is that it isn't worth the hassle ebay will give you if you start getting low ratings.
11-22-2010, 07:25 PM
Nice idea, but along with everyone else I say no. Try wording it a bit differently.