Ebay - Utterly Awful Experience, as a Buyer and a Seller
CALIFORNIA -- Ebay and its sidekick Paypal, just too many unpleasant experience to mention this year. Really went down the pan.
With the DSR rating disaster, along with eBay more or less condoning and enabling theft, eBay is a revolving door for eBay sellers. Here today, gone tomorrow, nothing you can do about it. With the tide of junk and lowball listings coming out of Asia, it's a pain to wade through so much crap
To give you some idea how unreliable eBay is now, remember, they claim you can 'Trust' them? if your eBay DSR ratings slip into the 1-2% range of low ratings checkout http://www.paypalsucks.com/
(it could be two buyers don't like standard USPS prices and slap a low DSR rating for something nothing to do with the seller)
that is, just 1 or 2 customers in a hundred... eBay first withholds your funds for 21 days (could be illegal) then caps what sales you can do, then blocks you, anyone in your family or associated with you, from selling. Permanently.
Do you and your family and anyone connected to you want to be victimized, blocked from selling, permanently? For no reason, without warning... eBay is dead from the neck down, a bad risk for buyer and seller
The daily operational work is now focused primarily on retaining the the top 5% of buyers/sellers, many of whom have lost their patience with the continually increasing complexity of doing business on the site (fee structures, buying/selling policies, feedback system, etc.)
On the one hand, they say they still care about the small businesses and sellers that made eBay what it is today but on the other, every action they are taking says otherwise. We have totally alienated our customers
Webstore, bonanza, ebid, aquabid are far more pleasant places to browse. They are better websites. Am all ears for other interesting listing, auction websites as there are sellers out there with great stuff which I'd like to find. Are they going to list their precious gems on Ebay? I don't think so. Am a bit out in the sticks and browsing special interest websites within the USA improves the postage costs