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"great website every item that a buy ships quickly. I use it to buy everything even stuff like milk or shirts a great site take my word."
"I have recently purchased an item through eBay India. eBay is the site where you can find so many products such as electronic gadgets, kitchen accessories, cloths, toys, gold, gifts etc., In eBay you can really find sea of products available. I could find some important geek products in electronic gadgets search in eBay, all these products are very rare to see in any other online selling sites.eBay India really offers so many discount coupons. Discounts are varies from 7% to 10% from total price. I really enjoyed and saved India rupee 3000 from my purchases in just last 3 months with free shipping too. I open every day eBay India at least once simply to see daily deals and deals section. The daily deals column where you can find interesting gadgets which is essential for good lifestyle and you cannot resist your temptation without buying it and most importantly price also very less and it is up to 50 % off. It is really amazing offers.I have also won once a 3D digital camera worth INR 23000 worth for just INR 7500 from one Australian seller through Bid, it was a brand new product and saved above 50% from total cost. This bid winning really made me so glad since I cannot buy like this in market even the product cost goes down after some months. I have also sold my old books, the books condition was really like brand new, and I have listed my books in eBay and it sold for good price and I used sold money for purchasing some storage devices with coupons. Likewise I have saved so much money. eBay is 100% safe place for selling your product, feature such highlighting your product which will really help to boost selling and reaching more customers. eBay polices are ensuring our money safe in buying product from any third party sellers since if the product is not reached, eBay has right to refund our money without reaching it to sellers.The idea of feedback system helps both seller and buyers. Positive feedbacks are really helps seller and positive score and feedback will be shown to buyers to prove trustworthiness of sellers. I received the product in very good condition and quickly from seller. I have also received shipping information with tracking number which really helps me to track my shipment from any international and domestic seller as well. I really liked the search option of eBay. I was looking for a mobile with specific option and features. I just searched for a mobile but it has displayed about 50 page search result. The search feature has deep research to get exact product and I used it with following option on left side of search result then I could find easily my product which has free shipment, brand new, without bidding, 3 Mega Pixel, expedite shipping, 3G support, 5 inch touch screen, dual SIM card and with flash and dual camera. Wow… the search really helped me so much. Can you find such a search anywhere else I hope it is not!Finally I just conclude my review saying that I love eBay. Thanks for reading my review."
"Ebay sucks, they don't care about the costumer., they change policy like they change there website (every other week), the only people aware of this changes are the sellers so if you trying to resolve a problem with the seller and the seller gives you the runaround for some time you risk running out of time to make a claim to ebay at which point you are stuck in other words with no solution. I am only glad I did not lose thousands of dollars on a transactions but I am done dealing with a company that don't give a F, after you get the runaround from the seller."
"eBay is no longer trustworthy especially since they are in league with PayPal, another bunch on scam artists. I made a purchase from one of their sellers, "Shopping Spree LLC" and not only did I not receive my product, eBAY told me I didn't buy it on their site. This despite the fact that on the PayPal receipt, when I clicked on the item link, it took me right to eBAY! In other words they don't give a hoot who sells on their site, they will take no responsibility for being ripped off.PayPay stonewalled me for an hour and refused to contact the seller other than by email, something I did no less than 3 times but got no response.The bottom line is that I have vowed to NEVER do business with either of those entities in the future nor will I do business with ANYONE who uses PayPal to process their payments. I spent two hours on the phone to both of those entities; I called AMEX and had the issue taken care of in less than ten minutes. What is wrong with these businesses? As they say, "caveat emptor", let the buyer beware! This should be the motto for ResellerRatings. I'm glad they exist."
"While I do love EBay this is just a quick note to remind sellers that EBay with holds your funds if you get neg feedback(even if untrue) so seller beware!"
"****************************************NEVER BUY FROM ANY SELLER THAT HAS LESS THAN 100 "SELLER" RATINGS, WITH AT LEAST A 98% POSITIVE RATING!!!MAKE SURE THAT YOU CONTACT THE SELLER WITH AT LEAST THREE (3) SEPARATE QUESTIONS, IN THREE (3) SEPARATE MESSAGES!!!If they give you ambiguous answers, avoid your questions or respond with even slightly impatient or poor grammar / poor spelling replies, do yourself and eBay a huge favor... MOVE ON to a different seller!Choose your sellers VERY carefully and you'll have a fantastic experience. Be absolutely certain that you communicate EXTREMELY WELL with the seller that you're considering buying from!eBay is great, but still, BUYER BEWARE!****************************************"
"I have in the last few months purchased on EBay hundreds of items, and returned at most 10% of them. All returns, without exception, were due to items being not as described, and with only a few exceptions, I had to pay return shipping for these misrepresented items. I asked questions ahead of time to confirm what I would expect to receive, but still received items that were warped and broken, wool sweaters that had moth holes or were rendered completely unusable from improper laundering, among other misrepresentations. I really did not mind paying to return items; I chalked it up to the fact that everyone is human, and sellers overlook things sometimes. I also realize that to buy on ebay is to assume some risk of this nature. My reward for this? My account has been suspended because of too many returns outside seller's return policies. A review of sellers I purchased from showed me a true and interesting fact. Nearly all the returns I had to make because items were misrepresented were purchased from sellers with no-return policies. Stupid me, thinking I was allowed to protect my own interests while shopping on Ebay. One of my "bad" returns was due to my cancelling a purchase from a buyer with a no-return policy who was bidding on her own auctions to raise the price. A review of bids on her recent completed auctions showed a zero-feedback bidder for the last three months had 100% of their bids with this seller, along with 26 bid retractions. I reported this seller to Ebay twice, and yet this seller has not been suspended, and to make it worse, she is listed as a top-rated seller. E-bay touts their buyer protection, but in reality, the buyer is the one who is punished, unless the buyer doesn't mind keeping things that were not as described and absorbing the loss. Casual, occasional buying might work on E-Bay, but if someone wants to make a majority of their purchases on E-Bay, it is not possible unless they are willing to accept financial loss for items that are misrepresented. Overall, less-than-careful and/or dishonest sellers are undermining the entire Ebay experience. Most sellers are excellent; I've found some of my best and most interesting clothing and collectibles there. It is a shame. I will miss Ebay; to lose the ability to make purchases and sell items I no longer want is a big disappointment. What a strange way to treat a good customer (since 2002, 1100+ feedback, 100% positive as both a buyer and a seller)."
"As a seller:Ebay used to be good, but this site favored the buyer now. There is no power for the seller now. When you list on eBay, you can either list it for free, but other options cost extra money. That is okay with me, but when you do sell something, you have to pay a 10.8 percent eBay fess. After the buyer send you money, you have to pay Paypal 3 percent as well. Checks and Money order is no longer an option. Ebay also charged a fee on shipping costs as well. After actually selling something, you might get back around 86 percent of the total payment. If you a small time seller, the profit is not that good. If you are a big time seller on eBay, the profit might be better. Ebay is just a money grabbing website. Sorry, but I do not like to sell on eBay now.As a buyer:You have many option, but the quality is sometime just too fishy. A seller can post anything, but when you get it. The quality might not be the same.Final Verdict:It is a buyer market, but to make extra buck on eBay as a seller. You are not making any profit at all. "
"I would much rather sell on amazon. You get your refund in 3 days. Ive sold a few things on ebay. They make you wait AT LEAST 2 weeks to get your money, you must use paypal (who has a fee u must pay on top of ebay's fee) and after I finally received my money; a week later they sent me an "invoice" and deducted $13 from my account! Why didn't they take that off the top? Amazon is way better. Think Im done with Ebay. "
"I've bought many items from ebay since joining it recently. I've also sold some too. I have had mostly positive experiences; I've gotten almost all of my items in on time (except for one but it got lost in the mail) and all of them are in their described condition. The people I've sold my items to have all paid and haven't given any false claims against me. Yet there are a few severe flaws. Some of the shipping prices that people post are WAY too high, the PayPal system is probably the most annoyingly frustrating and slowest banking system to ever exist (I can almost never get ahold of an actual customer service representative, I always get the extremely unhelpful automaton Sarah who doesn't work), and their return and tracking system isn't always the best. I have a package that I need to send back with my own money and ebay doesn't have a shipping plan in case something like this happens."
"I sold a product on Ebay and the buyer said it was received but not as described. It was a box of lead. I have sold many of these boxes of lead and never had a complaint. I offered to proove my point to the buyer and to Ebay and they did not let me and EBAY returned all the funds to the buyer w/o telling him to return the item. "
"My experiance has been bitter sweet I really think it depends on the buyers and sellers... so far I have 2 buys and 1 cancel so far my buys have been smooth however the one I tried to get cancelled is a NIGHTMARE!!! I was looking at a cake stand for my wedding I contacted the buyer and when he found out I was intrested I got a response in less then 24 business hours so I took the chance once I bought could not get a hold of the seller for 6 days I sent at least 3-5 emails a day to try and find out what was going on. I called Ebay "customer service" and I shouldnt even say service I should say Customer bend over and like it. I told them what was going on with 6 business days no contact with the seller and they told me that I cant cancel my order that I was at the mercey of someone who "runs a business" that cant even answer an email. Needless to say I got a lot of song and dance and too bad about your luck no one can do anything but the guy no one can get a hold of... I know I wont be using ebay regardless of the "deals" which by the way was about 15 dollars... Ebay is a joke!Finally got my money back, after alot of drama and BS! I have ordered since but Im much more careful about who I buy from and I make sure I can contact a seller first... Ebay customer service is still shit and I recommend paying with paypal as they have buyer protection and they get your money back for you!"
"How Ebay has become a multi-billion dollar corportaion is mind-bogling. It is nothing but a clearing-house for counterfeit merchandise. So many time have reported bad merchandise being sold on that site. Each and every time, they chose to do nothing about it and allow the items to be sold.You can not call Ebay and expect to have a problem solved within 10 or 15 minutes. Each call always takes a minimum of 1-2 hours. The wait time to speak to a supervisor is horrible. When you do get a supervisor, they haven't a clue as to what they're doing or the ability or authority to solve a simple problem.Has to be the worst company to deal with on the web."
"I have always been a buyer on Ebay and have found some lovely, vintage pieces for my home over the years. Unfortunately, I've also encountered numerous problems of one sort or another when buying on ebay, such as inaccurate item descriptions, shipping overcharges, poor packing, and suspected shill-bidding on the auction-style format. One has to remember that many of these sellers are not upper-echelon merchandizers. They're just regular folk trying to make a quick buck on ebay by selling garage-sale items that they stumble across and list on ebay. I would venture to say that about one out of every four transactions has some kind of glitch because of this factor. That being said, I have purchased some great things on ebay. My complaint against ebay is the fact that the company keeps track of returns, and resolution disputes in it's sophisticated software system and sanctions buyers if there is an 'overabundance' of these kind of activities. Ebay expects all of its transactions to run smoothly, (so they can maximize their profits) even though they're quite aware that a substantial number of their sellers are the type of people I just described. Also, their feedback system is a joke. I do not like to leave negative feedback for anyone and only feel obliged to do so if a seller is really a sleaze and deserves it. If a seller has sold enough items on ebay, ebay will remove the negative feedback if the seller complains. Of course, the feedback is removed only after ebay evaluates the seller's overall sales, and the profits he/she has generated for ebay. As an example, a seller on ebay (who also owns a brick and mortar antique store in Missouri) never sent me the item I purchased from him. I waited 14 days after not receiving it and emailed him to inquire about whether he had shipped it and why there was no tracking number posted on ebay. He said the USPS must have "lost" the package and he'd file an insurance claim and refund my money with an e-check. He held up my refund for almost three weeks which I didn't appreciate. Also, I suspected he had never shipped the item, so I asked him to provide the 20 digit insurance tracking number on the USPS receipt. He would not give it to me no matter how much I insisted. He then took a preemptive strike against me (after I filed a complaint in the resolution dept.) and stated I was trying to "defraud" ebay to get a double-refund. This infuriated me so I left negative feedback for him. Afterwards, I started to read the feedback on this seller and noticed that two other buyers had stated they did not receive their items during the same time period. The only reason I didn't catch it right away, they had both left positive feedback for this seller. During our email exchanges, the seller had asked me not to leave negative feedback and he'd refund my money. I contacted one of the other buyers and she told me he had done the same thing to her; he told her the USPS had lost her package and asked her not to leave negative feedback, and he'd refund her money with an e-check. I'm not sure what this seller was up to, maybe floating our money to use for his own expenses or selling the items in his store at a higher price. Whatever duplicitous acts this seller had engaged in, I did not feel he deserved positive feedback, especially after he tried to impugn my character. Also, when I looked at his feedback prior to the last year, he'd done the same thing to another buyer and gave him a false tracking number. That buyer left negative feedback, as well. Remember that ebay only posts feedback for the last twelve months so you don't see the feedback from prior years unless you read all of the negative feedback from the time the seller posted his account. Needless to say, ebay performed a cost/benefit analysis of this seller and removed my negative feedback. Now, no one will ever know about this seller's unscrupulous behavior and he'll continue to do the same thing to other buyers without consequence. Also, I've read reviews from other buyers stating that ebay removed their negative feedback, as well. Obviously, this practice by ebay defeats the purpose of a feedback system and protects dishonest sellers.After that experience along with a few others, I started to limit my purchases on ebay. After so many bad purchasing experiences, I only buy when I really like something, when the price is right, and with the mindset that it's a "caveat emptor" transaction. Ebay is a typical multi-national, publicly-traded corporation whose only goal is to increase profits. If the CEO of ebay is making $20 million a year during terrible recessionary times in a country with a 10% unemployment rate, what does that tell you? And just in case you haven't noticed, you're highly likely to get a customer service representative in the Philippines or somewhere in Central America, when Americans need jobs and are the backbone customers that made ebay the profitable company it is today. "
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