eBay to Ban Negatve Feedback for Buyers

Starting in May, sellers will no longer be able to give buyers negative, or even neutral feedback.

EBay said problems were occurring, and slowing down trade, when buyers left negative comments about sellers who then retaliated with their own views.

From May, those selling on eBay will not be able to leave unfavourable or neutral messages about buyers.

The move, which will affect users worldwide, has angered many sellers.

Sellers say it will leave them unprotected.

We can certainly understand the fear of leaving negative feedback for a seller, and having it backfire when a seller retaliates for no good reason.  But doesn't this defeat the whole purpose of feedback?

Via:  BBC News
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Comments
Crisis Causer 6 years ago
I, and everyone I know, does not give positive or neutral feedback to the seller because we are afraid of retaliatory feedback. Better to give nothing at all and preserve our 100%. A lot of people are like this... so this change will help us. But for sellers who truly need to leave bad feedback, this sucks.
Super Dave 6 years ago

[quote user="News"]Starting in May, sellers will no longer be able to give buyers negative, or even neutral feedback.[/quote]

I am so sick of paying promptly, or even instantly, and then getting an e-mail from the seller telling me that if I leave positive feedback for them FIRST then they will leave positive feedback for me (quid pro quo). What the heck? I just paid for the item and  fullfilled my obligation and now the seller wants to hold me hostage for positive feedback? To me, this is great news! 

 

jtm55 6 years ago

Hi All,

Fleabay at its best.

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