I bought something on eBay recently, and had a weird conversation with the seller:
I have not bothered replying further. I have no objection to being the first to post feedback if that’s how it works out, but once told that their feedback is contingent upon my leaving feedback (presumably positive feedback, but they didn’t go so far as to say that so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt) made it feel rather like a ransom.
It’s not a big deal, just something that I find curious. I realise this is a common practice, but something about it seems slightly wrong to me, so I end up not leaving much feedback. As far as I’m concerned, the moment I hit “Pay Now” on that PayPal button, I’m done; I’ve fulfilled my part of the arrangement 100% and deserve feedback.
Any thoughts on the practice?