Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Here's an odd one: I picked up a Sulka tie using buy-it-now for $3 the other day. (With shipping it was $6 or $8.) The tie arrived yesterday, and it's in terrible shape -- both stained and wrinkled. Isn't even the same color it appeared in the picture.
Now here's the curious thing: After I paid, the seller immediately left me positive feedback. Why in the world would someone selling a stained, wrinkled tie do that?
I'll contact the seller, and hopeful we can get this straightened out. If not, I can leave negative feedback without worrying about retaliation. I've never felt more empowered as a buyer!
He played his trump card right away, while you still have yours, so you are in a good position. Hopefully it can be straightened out.
As a seller, I leave feedback after the buyer has left me feedback. Not because I can use the threat of a negative to my advantage if a problem arises, but rather because I've heard of buyers trying to extort sellers through the use of neg. feedback.