Originally Posted by Jazzmenco
I'll change the subject. How do deal with buyers that don't post feedback? I experience that maybe 40% (or more) buyers never leave feedback. I have tried to send pleasant reminders but that has backfired and resulted in a negative. I guess just grin and bear it? Very frustrating.
I think eBay should send out reminders out if feedback is not reported after a few weeks. What do you think?
I let sleeping dogs lie. The subject of feedback comes up now and again - some sellers don't leave feedback for their buyers unless the buyer first leaves them a positive feedback...which can lead to a sort of stalemate.
As a seller, if a buyer pays within 4 days, they get a positive feedback from me - no reason not to do so - the buyer has done everything they're supposed to do at that point. I know some sellers wait to "make sure the buyer is happy", but if you don't get a feedback saying so, then neither of you gets any feedback. If the buyer is out to screw you over, or you sold them a polished turd, then they're still going to leave you a neg if they can, and you leaving them a positive has no effect on the feedback you get in return (and you can reply to their neg if you so desire). I have never asked for feedback, and yeah maybe half +/- of buyers leave me feedback. So it goes.
As a buyer, I get miffed if I leave the seller a positive feedback and don't get any in return. That's just poor form. I have asked sellers to leave me a positive in return - no problem with doing that!
In the end, I don't think you need to "deal with" buyers who don't leave you feedback - they're not obligated to, just like any transaction (in the non-eBay world, who leaves reviews on Google etc for everything they buy?).