Ive not been blogging so much lately, as I haven’t really had much to say, but i saw Watchdog last night and it was nice to see our old friend EBay on there.
Have You Ever Been Ripped Off on EBay ?
I would like to bet that most people who have used eBay for a while have been ripped off in some way, even myself, i did get my money back, after a series of baffling emails by some bloke who I can only describe as thick as too short planks, who didn’t want to give me my money back and was more interested in arguing the toss !
It never fails to amaze me how people say things on emails, as they feel they can say what they like because its not face to face.
I’m sure many people have had good experiences on EBay, people I know have, but they too have had some truly awful experiences.
One Tip Don’t Buy A Website On EBay
I have never bought a website via EBay, but I do know a lot about websites, whatever you do if you ever see a website on EBay don’t buy it !
Never under any circumstances, I have looked through the listings extensively, most of the websites are things that many webmasters know about, not what I would call clear scams, but they are websites that overinflated evaluations, false promises and plainly just rubbish.
The chances are if you do buy a website, there will be another website being sold the next day, exactly the same as yours just with a few different colours, as many of the websites for sale are free templates anyway !
The Feedback Loophole
There are so many issues with EBay and how it works to mention, but really its a scammers heaven, there is also a feedback loophole which is what Watchdog pointed out yesterday, the story usually goes like this :
- Honest user wins item
- Honest user receives item, realises its nothing like advertised and is complete cack
- Honest user emails to complain
- Dishonest seller says you can have your money back, so long as you don’t give me negative feedback !
This is clearly a breach of how EBay works, but you are forced to agree, as you just want your money back, and clearly makes a mockery of the feedback issue, as the people who want to give negative feedback cant, as they fear they wont get their money back. So when you see someone with no negative feedback, well you cant trust this, so its more or less makes it irrelevant.
Is EBay Any Good anymore ?
Nope its awful, in fact its worse than awful, they are so big, they don’t even care about the singular customer, and how do i know this, because i have experienced it, I get pretty fed up of hearing how big companies push people around, and EBay is one of them.
I wont be experiencing it again, as I will never use it ever again, and until other people start doing the same it wont change.
Why Do the Problems Exist ?
There are many reasons why EBay has so many problems, one of the main problems is because you cant actually see the person, some people expect something for nothing for example, someone selling a diamond ring online for £5, the winner once receiving their £5 diamond, wonders why the diamond isn’t real ? it was £5 what do you feckin expect ?
Some people are just never happy and some people just like to cause trouble.
I wish someone would challenge EBay’s side of the market, I don’t think it will ever happen, as the likelihood would be EBay would buy any competitors out anyway,
The real problem is EBay are just not up to the job, if they were an employee, they would have been sacked a long time ago, they fail their own customers in so many ways, even when you think common sense will prevail, EBay will manage to get it wrong, they simply don’t care its as simple as that !
until then good luck with your Ebaying, your going to need it !