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Several weeks ago, we wrote to tell you about coming updates that may affect your selling. This is a reminder to take action now to make sure you're ready.
Update to the way sellers below eBay's minimum performance standards are paid through PayPal
Starting May 31, sellers who fall below eBay's minimum performance standards may have their buyer payments show as pending in their PayPal account for a period of time to help ensure successful fulfillment.
Your account was below the minimum standard as of this writing. If you're subject to this update, you'll be notified when you list and you'll receive an email notification from PayPal when your funds are pending. You'll also find information in My eBay showing the estimated date funds will be available and steps you can take to help get your funds faster.
What you need to do:
- Stay on top of your status in your Seller Dashboard.
- Follow best practices to get above standard.
- Always upload tracking information to eBay and ship the same day the buyer pays to have your funds available faster. Note if you print shipping labels on eBay or PayPal, tracking information is uploaded automatically and funds will be available for shipping.[then some other crap nobody cares about]
As always, we appreciate your selling on eBay.
Your eBay seller team
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Oh, well maybe my feedback got progressively worse--no, no, that's not, it, it's still at a little number I like to call 100% (155).
I guess it's because of all those times I didn't follow the "best practices" that bit me in the ass. Except I always accurately and clearly describe what I'm selling and I'm great about communicating with buyers (and let me emphasize, I'm referring to the FEW times I sell on eBay--I don't do it as a living, just a couple times a year to unload stuff I don't want) and I've never received one complaint, with the exception of an idiot whose brain was too small to process the four letters in "as-is".
That leaves my failure to "upload tracking information...and ship the same day the buyer pays..." which I neglected to do exactly zero times.
Which means there's only one explanation: this bullshit, plus eBay's selling fee jacking-up spree and the inability to leave negative feedback for buyers (buyers who've failed to follow "BEST PRACTICES" SUCH AS PAYING FOR ITEMS THEY WON WHICH HAPPENED TO ME MULTIPLE TIMES), not to mention hating on people taking "gift" payments through PayPal to avoid their ridiculous fees (and charging 15% for run-on sentences, which I only MIGHT be making up) equals eBay extending an olive branch to sellers, except instead of olives it's made of middle fingers and AOL CDs (the next worse thing I could think of at a moment's notice while trying to keep things PG-13).
So as of today, I'm done with selling on eBay. It's become more and more detrimental to "sell" crap there and I've had enough. It used to be one thing when you could pay a reasonable fee to post stuff for sale for a large audience and expect a pretty good result, but with eBay's ability to tax you more times than the IRS (assuming you even get paid, with almost no recourse for the buyer if you don't) it's just not worth it. I may pursue other routes (in the few instances I look to sell; I'm more of a trader anyway) such as the BlowoutCards boards, COMC or more creative outlets, such as the ingenious Zoolbay.
As for others, I doubt anything will happen, but I'd be thrilled to see enough people get fed up that they get eBay by the short ones and force them back into rules and fees that make sense in 2011. Put up with your bullshit one more time? No, eBay, screw YOU.
Update from Dirty josh via comments:
after a post on ebay's forum I am told that it's due to my DSR being low [requires 10 detailed seller ratings to be valid]. I have 6 DSR's so I am unable to access the seller dashboard they say to manage everything from. I mailed about 12 buyers that have not left feedback yet so now it's just a waiting game to see if they go leave feedback. I heard from a couple of them saying they haven't gotten the chance to test everything and make sure the item works and they'd leave feedback after that so that's a positive.It's not the seller's job to harass buyers for feedback that they should be leaving in the first place, so eBay can continue to sit and spin. However, thanks to josh for some constructive feedback. Also, here's another funny picture:
I will start leaving a note with the item [like I have received a few times from sellers] reminding them to leave feedback and to let me know before leaving feedback if there are any issues so I can correct them. I hope this helps other people that see this.