Quit Ebay..

Hello all..
I love Ebay it was a good easy way of making a little extra money,until you get those buyers who are blatantly lying and still try to get money from you.
Twice in the last month i have sold items..i always have them tracked and check that it has been delivered.Now blackmail is an ugly word to use but i have had a buyer who despite receiving her bundle tried to say she hadn't..she said she wouldn't open a case against me if i gave her a full refund.
Feeling annoyed i told her that she could if she wanted too as i had proof the bundle had been delivered and i was not giving her a refund.I called her bluff and never heard another thing from her
I am a nice person and like to treat everyone with respect and honesty,obviously not everyone is the same.
So i weighed up the pros and cons of selling and found that i didn't want to do it anymore.
Instead i have just given the stuff away on Freecycle and my daughter puts thing on Facebook for me.
Don't get me wrong Ebay is a good place to buy and sell..its the undercurrent of buyers having all the rights even though the sellers are honest and reliable..Ebay mostly comes down on the side of the buyers.This is understandable but sometimes misguided.

Have a good day everyone.
ftm

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  1. I don't blame you! I feel the same way. Had some shoes listed a couple of weeks ago. Someone placed a bid and then decided she didn't want them after all and wanted to retract her bid! I contacted Ebay to see where I stood and they said I should cancel her bid!! I was outraged - imagine if everyone did that? They are definitely on the side of the buyer.

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    1. Its so annoying isn't it..too much stress for pennies really..
      ftm

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  2. I gave up eBay for the same reason. It got way too stressful.

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    1. Hi Hester..you aer so right..i don't need the stress or worry over a bundle of bloody clothes
      ftm

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  3. I've heard this from other sellers on Ebay as well, Ebay always seems to favour the buyer in any disputes.. You might want to try one of the other reselling sites. I've sold an almost new designer skirt on Vestiaire Collective, and sold a couple of other good quality items of clothing on HEWI (hardly ever worn it). Both of those sites have good reputations. For non-clothing there's Gumtree and Preloved.

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    1. Hi..thanks for the sites i will check them out..its really annoys me as i follow the rules and do it the correct way and still get crap thrown at me..
      ftm

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  4. I tried ebay a long time ago but soon quickly gave up. Distance selling opens up a whole can of worms, I can't be bothered to do battle with dishonest people. My friend sells on the local facebook market page, but she has hassle, folks trying to knock her down. She thinks I am mad giving stuff away. I say, for a tenner it's not worth the bother.

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