Are you big time sellers holding off till after the holidays?
I seem to remember stuff selling poorly in january and february.
I am continuing with business as usual (listings ending on Sunday night.) I am banking on drunken post Christmas party bidding, and bids by those poor sartorial souls who are stuck at the in-laws' house for the weekend.
Yes, it is a big deal. I lose a little sleep every night since the 1 negative feedback I received a few months back. I seller with 100% positive feedback will likely go above and beyond to keep a clean record. In any case, I prefer no feedback at all to a neutral/negative feedback.
As far as the Navy/Black deal...I still have to ask my wife to look at all of those things before I list them. Some of those navy suits and ties are just so damn dark!
I recently made a Citizen watch purchase on ebay, it was supposed to be brand new but had a tiny scratch. I contacted the seller and said I want full refund else I was going to leave a negative feedback. They apologized and took back the watch even if I had used it for a few days. So yes I would say they don't like negative feedback at all, its a card you can use.