I found this great post on why eBay sucks on my old friends website - SherifAbdou.com - it actually revealed me some stuff about ebay and their stupid politics which can really bug you if you’re a member, and i suggest all eBay users read it as to be prepared what ebay gives.
|1||Sellers can NO longer leave negative feedback for a buyer , talk about level playing field. This is a real shame if the buyer is some Nigerian fraudster.|
|2||Paypal Holds your money for anything sold on ebay for 21 days. So they get to collect interest on YOUR money while you have to ship out the item while being at risk that if the customer makes just ONE complaint , you loose your money and shipment. This is just NOT practical for any business models to expect to wait 21 days for a source of revenue to flow in. STUPID Ebay !|
|3||As of now , you have NO alternatives other than to Ebay’s “safe” Paypal. So many people are gonna get screwed over with chargebacks and Paypal fees. It’s a shame really that you can’t even use checks as those are not safe anymore , as far as Ebay is concerned. Oh and Google checkout is not safe either , Ebay says HAH !|
|4||If you use or even mention in your auction description that you do not accept Paypal and want something such as Google Checkout then you will be Automatically Banned no questions asked.|
|5||It seems every 6-12 months they jack prices up with no warning (I wonder if they will hire actual humans to help customers on Ebay . . . . )|
|6||There are no human beings to help you , just Robots and more bots who give you the most automated responses in the world. (The robots don’t care about your feelings or problems)|