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05-19-2008, 01:46 PM
Posted By: <b>Steve Murray</b><p>Wow, my feedback was 720 this morning and now it's 884. Still 100% <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-19-2008, 01:49 PM
Posted By: <b>B.C.Daniels</b><p>as it was in 1999. That's how Tbob landed a ton in two years! <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br><br>BcD <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-19-2008, 01:56 PM
Posted By: <b>Mark T</b><p>And with the new Ebay feedback, you CAN'T leave any NEG feedback. What purpose is that. <br /><br /><br />Also, i have a feedback of 290, most were buys/sells from 2004-2006. So does that mean since my feedback for the last 12 months is only 96 my rating will go way down?

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05-19-2008, 01:59 PM
Posted By: <b>Todd C</b><p>I also saw the new Ebay feedback that you CAN'T leave any NEGATIVE feedback. <br /><br />who are they trying to protect ?

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05-19-2008, 02:39 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Mine was 630 a few hours ago, and it is now 821. What did I do to deserve this honor?

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05-19-2008, 02:41 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Mine was about 885 yesterday and about 1180 today....the "no-negative" thing is all messed up...

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05-19-2008, 02:51 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>I just left feedback for someone, and "negative" as well as "neutral" has disappeared. I wonder why ebay thinks this improves their system.

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05-19-2008, 02:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>If no one can complain about fraudulent sellers, then they must not exist...

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05-19-2008, 02:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan U</b><p>mine went up by about 100

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05-19-2008, 02:55 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>I feel this is akin to my wife always congratulating my daughter on how well she has done when she doesn't even try and does poorly. If everything is praised as great (even when it's not) then I think we are doing a disservice to our society.....as ebay is to it's customers.

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05-19-2008, 02:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>And yet there's more to come:<br />"And later this month...we are introducing a new Buyer Requirement that will allow sellers to block buyers who have been reported by other sellers for eBay buying policy violations (such as Feedback abuse, or email threats)."<br /><br />I'm sure the whales will have fun getting each other on the block list.

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05-19-2008, 03:14 PM
Posted By: <b>Iggy...</b><p>For the record: Buyers can still leave negative or neutral feedback. Sellers cannot! It's a stupid/idiotic "new" system which is going to make all sellers feedback (even the good ones) go into the toilet. In due time, the barometer for good sellers will be ten or less negatives. I would also dare guarantee, that by the end of the year, not one power seller will be able to keep their feedback score within the range that eBay established to receive a discount.<br /><br />Lovely Day...

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05-19-2008, 04:05 PM
Posted By: <b>John S</b><p>Mine went from 891 to 1034 sometime between 12 and 3 today.

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05-19-2008, 04:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>when I left for work today, it was at 320...I can't wait to get home and see what it is now!!!<br />

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05-19-2008, 04:31 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>My feedback went up by about 400 points! <br><br>Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc

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05-19-2008, 04:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason</b><p>Mine only went up by 50. I'm such a newb.<br /><br />

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05-19-2008, 04:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave F</b><p>mine hasn't gone up at all...and for the record this new system just plain sucks.

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05-19-2008, 05:35 PM
Posted By: <b>Chris</b><p>I don't like not being able to leave a neg for a buyer but I believe people are overreacting to the fear that buyers are just going to be handing out negs left and right. As a seller I always leave feedback when the payment is received so that would open me up to a similiar threat for bad feedback but it never has. I think bottom line is if you keep good communication with the buyer you can still maintian good feedback. I could be wrong but we will see.

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05-19-2008, 05:53 PM
Posted By: <b>MVSNYC</b><p>mine went from 70 to 76, and i've been a member for almost 10 years...i guess i'm just super selective with what i buy...<br /><br /><img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-19-2008, 06:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason</b><p>I agree that I don't think it will be horrible.<br /><br />It always kind of irked me that sellers don't leave feedback until I have left feedback. (Eventhough my part in the deal is pretty much well done when I pay) I just live with it though as thats the way the game is played and feedback doesn't really concern me all that much. (As in whether sellers give it to me or not)

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05-19-2008, 06:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>You guys are all weak. My feedback went from 833 to 1496.

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05-19-2008, 06:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Prillaman (CavalierCards)</b><p>Re: the you guys are weak comment<br /><br />My feedback went from around 35,000 to 46000<br />

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05-19-2008, 06:30 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>Yeah, but my feedback almost <i>doubled</i>. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-19-2008, 06:34 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Hey Jeff, I'll sell you 100 points from my feedback...how much will you give me?

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05-19-2008, 06:39 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>Barry, I'm fat from my massive ebay increase today. I couldn't possibly handle another 100 more in feeback. Plus I know for a fact that you can't spare a square.

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05-19-2008, 06:42 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Just one square?...certainly you can spare a square!

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05-19-2008, 06:47 PM
Posted By: <b>howard</b><p>I've got all you small timers beat. I went from 229 to 232!

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05-19-2008, 06:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Cobby33</b><p>So does this mean if we give sellers deserved bad feedback, they can't retaliate with negative feedback?

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05-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>Uh oh, Cobby, sounds like they've created a monster with you!

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05-19-2008, 07:01 PM
Posted By: <b>Jim VB</b><p>Cobby, <br /><br />I read it to mean that even if you give sellers "undeserved" bad feedback, they can't retaliate. <br /><br />I also read it to mean that feedback is now a useless statistic.

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05-19-2008, 08:45 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff D.</b><p>I lost my 100% rating because some dingus seller left me a neutral last summer with the profound comment: great.ebayer

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05-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>My feedback went from 5400 to 6157! What's up with that!

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05-19-2008, 09:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Iggy...</b><p>With the new feedback policy in effect. Whenever the mood strikes me, I can now threaten a seller with a negative (for whatever reason), without fear of retribution. It's a strange world we live in.... <br /><br />By the way, my eBay handle is "iggy-man" with +2200 transactions all positive. Let me tell you my unfinished story. I sold a bunch of cards last week... Well the feedback system changed today and I just received an email from a buyer who purchased two cards. One in Ex/Mt which he liked and promptly gave me positive feedback. The next was Vg/Ex, he stated the corners have wear. No joke, that is why it was Vg/Ex. He asked if he could receive a discount??? I told him to send the card back and I will refund. He has yet to reply and has yet to leave feedback for this card...which I understand is his right. Now, I'm certainly not perfect and this all could be an honest exchange of emails. But the point of the matter is, whether he realizes it or not he has me "over a barrel." I'm not going to lose any sleep over it and perhaps I'm overreacting, but with the new feedback policy I have a feeling that my 100% feedback rating is about to take a tumble.<br /><br />Lovely Day...

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05-20-2008, 01:44 AM
Posted By: <b>Ken McMillan</b><p>What ebay should really do is eliminate all feedback from people who are no longer users.....that is both negative and positive. might represent what actually is going on with feedback from all sellers and buyers. Sellers that give retalitory feedback do not tend to stay in the Ebay community for long.<br /><br /><br />

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05-20-2008, 02:24 AM
Posted By: <b>Cobby33</b><p>YES!

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05-20-2008, 02:40 AM
Posted By: <b>CS Bolay</b><p>I like my fancy new number, but I wonder if the feedback duping will lead to an explosion of 'feedback sellers'.<br /><br />There's a lot of guys in Europe/Asia who sell tons of penny e-books, scammers (many are legit buyers however) will often buy from these folks to run up their FB before they start slopping out phony listings. <br /><br />I recall a forger who did this a couple years back, although it was more difficult for people to do before this new system.<br /><br />This 'no negs for buyers stuff' is just flat-out bizarre... no idea who comes up with this nonsense.

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05-20-2008, 02:45 AM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>Mine went from 509 to 686.<br /><br />Maybe these exponential increases could be applied to paychecks. Forget stimulus checks.<br /><br />

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05-20-2008, 08:12 AM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>360 to 831--and I specifically tell sellers I don't want any feedback.

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05-20-2008, 11:07 AM
Posted By: <b>Iggy...</b><p> Okay, since I'm still trying to comprehend this new feedback policy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears from a "sellers" standpoint, it's in my best interest "NOT" to leave my positive feedback until after positive feedback is left for me. I know that statement doesn't make any sense, since by not leaving feedback beforehand you might incur the wrath of a ticked-off buyer. But, here is how I'm ciphering this feedback policy. <br /><br /> You see, if I feel a buyer has been dishonest and leaves me an unjustified negative. My only recourse is to click on the "report a problem with this transaction" link via eBay. Well, this link is only available on the feedback menu. Once you leave your positive feedback (for the buyer) the link is gone and you cannot get it back. I suppose, you can send an email directly to eBay explaining the situation, but by leaving positive feedback beforehand, you will have a little tougher time justifying your case in front of an entity that keeps placing more and more of the burden on the seller. Plus, if you lose your case (as most will), you provided a positive to a knucklehead buyer who didn't deserve it.<br /><br />Lovely Day, Iggy...<br />

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05-20-2008, 11:11 AM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>Here's the update.<br />I went from 320 to 390.<br /><br />ok, you all can go back about your day, since I know this is the news you were waiting for...<br />

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05-20-2008, 11:50 AM
Posted By: <b>Rhys</b><p>Wow, I dont think it matters too much but mine went up 700 points. <br /><br />Rhys<br /><br />Prewarsports

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05-20-2008, 12:12 PM
Posted By: <b>JimB</b><p>"mine went from 70 to 76, and i've been a member for almost 10 years...i guess i'm just super selective with what i buy..." MSNYC<br /><br />Mine went from 41 to 46. I guess I am like MSNYC. I check ebay fairly regularly, but it is not my focus. I have to not only want the card but know/trust the seller. I should probably figure out how to do fancy searches one of these days. Anyway, they still are not counting all of my transactions since I have made 58, but my number is still 46. I would love to know how they determine these numbers.<br />JimB

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05-20-2008, 12:26 PM
Posted By: <b>Steve</b><p>While we are performing the database migration necessary to display the Feedback changes properly, members may notice some discrepancies in the way Feedback is displayed on the View Item pages and in individual membersí Feedback Profiles. During the transition, the positive percentages on these pages may appear to be different. <br /><br />Thank you for your patience and understanding during this stressful time.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1211300766.JPG">

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05-20-2008, 12:26 PM
Posted By: <b>Mark</b><p>thanks for the advice, Iggy.<br /><br />

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05-20-2008, 12:29 PM
Posted By: <b>Marc S.</b><p>Jim Crandell-<br /><br />Why do you not like receiving positive feedback....?

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05-20-2008, 01:05 PM
Posted By: <b>TFerg</b><p>Some high-end buyers would rather not have feedback as it can be used as means to track their spending habits.

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05-20-2008, 02:10 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>So.....? Is the IRS looking at feedback now to track spending? Wouldn't it be even easier to simply check Jim's Registry sets to see what he's buying?<br /><br />

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05-20-2008, 02:39 PM
Posted By: <b>TFerg</b><p>I was thinking more along the lines of less-than-reputable sellers having a shill in place when a big spender has shown interest. I don't even know if sellers can see who's bidding on their wares until the auction is complete. I do know that feedback is a very big deal to alot of people on the boards I frequent. Some sellers seem to think the new changes are going to wreak havoc on their ratings(and wallets). I have never given a negative (I buy only) and hope I never do.

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05-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Lichtman</b><p>With sniping services being used by so many, I'd like to see the seller that has the balls to put in a huge shill bid on the hope that a whale might bid on his auction.

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05-20-2008, 03:35 PM
Posted By: <b>TFerg</b><p>I wouldn't know. I'm neither a seller, nor a bidder using a sniping service.

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05-20-2008, 04:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Stephen</b><p>What's the point if everyone feedback increases by a couple hundred...just inflating the system. Give everyone $1000 and the price for everything else jumps up....Also, I think buyers now have the advantage as they will start to ask for discounts here and there saying they are not "fully" satisified since they know they can give but not receive negatives. I'm tired of eBay changing policy every other month (to their benefit), I cannot wait until another auction house comes up to give this monopoly some competition....C'mon Google!!<br /><br />P.S. Their customer service is horrible also! I am a gold powerseller and it took over 1 month to resolve my account - I even had Ebay representatives (I wont mention full names Mac_ and Henr_) tell me not to call and hang up on me.