I used to sell on eBay years ago and now have been buying for about a year. My score is over 500 100% feedback , I asked a question on eBay messaging and got targeted by a couple of nasty people who were just outright mean. I now need to sell items and I am afraid that these people or person is watching and will target me. They used a posting ID and I stupidly used my regular ID.
Also I recently bought about $1000 dollars of clothing from a what I assume was a scammer, she told me that eBay had put a hold on her account and she was selling all this because she was broke and didn’t have funds to ship items and would have to send them a few at a time on Fridays when she got paid.
I looked up the 21 day hold because I never knew this existed and understood why this happened to her and sided with her. I bought many of her auctions and she would combine shipping and invoice me which I would promptly pay. Trouble starts when receive a box of clothes that are not all within the same combined order with some articles of clothing that I had never seen…Also this was a recent won auction and not the first stuff I had bid on. I messaged her why? She said they were freebies since I was so understanding.She shipped cheap freebies instead of items first ordered and of more value. I reminded her that the 21 days were up and her money was released (she admitted this) and would she send me all my orders, I was getting nervous because she had not sent the original orders which were just at 45 days, which was my last day to open case.
I opened a case against her after hours of ebay he!!, eBay telling me I was too late than telling me I was just in time. I had messaged and emailed her many times about this, which she didn’t respond. I then opened cases on all the stuff I didn’t receive. She had sent a total of six boxes and still owed me a little more than half of the clothes I had purchased, some of these boxes were med flat rate. Her answer to eBay was providing the same tracking number for all, she lost the cases and I received over $500 back from eBay which was about even but not for the time and worry that went into this.
I just now got a chance to start leaving feedback (due to some events in my life) and lost the opportunity to negative her on the most expensive stuff I bought, and Im of course leaving negatives with the explanation that I didn’t receive items at all or incomplete orders. This has brought her score down to a 96.5%.
My questions are I am going to start selling and dont want to be targeted by any of these people. But I do want to enjoy the reward of trust that comes with my 500 plus 100% well earned a lot of through selling which really puts you at everyone’s mercy.
- If I change my user ID and email (the above person has it) will this shield me from any abuse from them as can they find me? She would I believe be able to find me through feedback left.
From what eBay told me (that I can understand because of accent barrier*)the people from the ebay forum cant find me. But because of received and left feedback the above woman can find me and I can just block her from any auctions of mine. I’m sure she has friends because she sucked me in and she has people who have left her wonderful feedback that she promptly shipped their items to them except for a few. She is good at getting someone to feel sorry for her so now I’m worried that even if I block her could she get someone else to mess with my listings. I will be listing on most likely buy it nows.
2)What should I do? If I do a new seller ID I start off with 0 feedback and risk 21 day hold on my money I believe.
- Also I want to get completely away from eBay eventually and I’m working on a merchant website. Whichever way I go with I would like to list items on eBay on a buy it now and also in my online store until it can take off. On a buy it now I can cancel and shouldnt have any issue as long as two people dont buy at the same time, and I watch both continuously. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated!!!
Sorry so long and thanks for reading!