I'm happy with the tie, and with his (prompt) reply, so I left positive feedback.
Thanks to all for the advice.
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.
If I had your ebay ID, I'd add you to my blocked list (no joke).
EDIT - Easy enough to look up his ID from his SF postings and added to my blocked list. You sir, are the reason people do not like to sell on ebay.
What is unethical occurs when a buyer to receives a product in good condition and then changes his mind and wants a refund. He then threatens the seller and tells him he wants a full refund and if he does not get one, he will leave negative feedback and lie that the product that he received was damaged.
It is also unethical for a seller to to sell damaged goods and not mention this in his listing. The first course of action of any buyer it to first contact the seller and notify him of his error. If the seller is not willing to own up to his mistake and make things rights by offering a full refund and pay return shipping, then I see nothing unethical about threatening him with a negative feedback. Why should the buyer be out of money when he has to pay for return shipping for no fault of his own?
While I understand you were upset about the watch having a scratch on it (I would as well if the watch was sold as "New" condition) but the way you went about it would make me want to punch you in the tit.
Well in keeping with this conversation, what is the stupidest thing anyone has ever bought from you (aside from a Robert Graham shirt)?
At one time I has several garbage bags full of used packing peanuts. I would suck the air out of the bags with a vacuum cleaner and store them in the garage. It got to a point where I just had too many. I figured, sellers would buy new peanuts online for their shipping supplies. Have you ever seen how much they cost? It's ridiculous! Anyway, I sold a large box of USED packing peanuts for around $20 plus shipping.
Fair enough. Giving the appearance that your work is a labor of love can be an asset, blatantly saying the opposite is an atypical sales strategy.
You are doing well tough, so keep on keeping on.