Other options

If you want some other options here are some of our favorites, here is a list of different auction sites where you can buy and sell.  If you want to get away from eBay it’s a good choice.  They have nice traffic and nice buyers but they can and will ban you with the quickness.    So don’t let it happen to you and at least diversify your options if you’re a seller.

Run

Yes run away from them.   Just look at this hashtag https://twitter.com/hashtag/ebaysucks.   People realize they suck and are getting away.

Let us know where you go for other options?

I like Bonanza, Web Store and eBid personally.  Etsy is nice if you’re artsy and have some creative skills.   But the traffic isn’t as nice so that’s always a problem but it’s good to have other options.

We would love to hear from you!

Update:

Now they’re going after someone selling NYPD patches on eBay.

A former cop-show extra who sells NYPD and FDNY patches online says the city is wrongly playing legal hardball with his eBay business.

Eliot Sash, 59, who has appeared on “Law & Order” and “NYPD Blue,” has been selling cloth patches and other city-related memorabilia, such as gold pins with precinct numbers, on eBay since 2009.

City lawyers last year started accusing him of trademark infringement for selling items with the city’s insignia, he say

They even complained to eBay that his products were counterfeit, prompting the online seller to remove the patches from the site, Sash complains in a Brooklyn federal court lawsuit.

The counterfeit claim was false, says Sash, who insists his wares are either purchased legitimately from collectors or clearly marked “for decorative use only.”

“Every one of my listings has a disclaimer on it,” Sash told The Post.

Besides, the city can’t trademark its own insignia, he says in court papers.

Sash was arrested in 2002 for selling fake NYPD badges. But he claims his previous troubles “have nothing to do with” his eBay store, and that he’s “not in the badge business anymore.”

The city said it will review the complaint.

eBay domain name crackdown.

They also crack down on domain names with their name in it, even if it’s clearly not related.  They have gone after small websites that have no affiliation and make that clear.  They are clearly sue happy, we will keep an eye on this and report back.

 

Send us Some Feedback

And we will post it, if you also think eBay is horrible and want others to know let us know your thoughts.  This is just a small website with opinions but wanted to get the word out.

eBay Asshats

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This is a personal blog on the auction site eBay.  I have been screwed over by them many times and just wanted to post on it.  I’m sure many of you also have had the same experience if you’ve been a seller or buyer on eBay.

1. Horrible feedback loop
There is no way to really get around negative feedback, you can’t really fight it even if it’s the competition.  The guys at eBay don’t really care or put that much effort into finding out why.

2. Stupid rules
In the last 12 hours of an auction you can’t change images. A potential buyer emailed me to notify me that I had put the wrong picture on the auction page.  There was no bid but because there were only 10 hours left,  I couldn’t change the picture, and what do you know, no sale.

3. Fake buyers
No more negative feedback for bogus buyers, meaning that buyers who don’t pay for their winning bids cannot be penalized by the seller. This too destroys the entire feedback system.

4. Fees, fees and more fees
EBay’s sale commission is a good chunk plus you have to pay for every listing detail practically. Subtitle: $.50, picture: $.25, bold title: $1, etc.

6. Refunds suck.
Someone can buy your item using PayPal, receive the item, and then lie and say that it was not shipped. PayPal will then refund them the entire purchase amount.

8. Shipping
Everything relies on shipping. The postal service once lost a small expensive package I sold; the buyer had not pay for insurance. So I had to wait for weeks to find out what happened, and then reimburse the item from my pocket!

9. Terrible customer service
If you have a problem with a sale or purchase, you have to go through bots and finally days later receive a humans actual help.