quentin wrote:Just a couple of questions to answer about eBay purchases that may help people make decisions about eBay decisions......
1. Have you made eBay purchases?
2. Was the seller's feedback important?
3. Do you sell on eBay?
4. Do you worry about your feedback score?
I have bought and sold on eBay. I do consider feedback scores. And I do worry about feedback left for me.
Here are my answers to your questions:
1. Yes, but I only buy rare items or ones that aren't available locally. For instance, I'll buy discontinued Nike runners or sold out tickets for events I want to attend. However, I'll never buy on eBay just for their deals since the cost of having to pay customs, taxes, paypay fees, and the exchange rate on my VISA will kill any discount I hoped to obtain.
2. Yes, but I only
read the negative reviews (if there are any) because a Yale Study by Robert Jaques says "The impact of a negative review is more powerful in decreasing book sales than a positive review is in increasing sales. The authors attributed this to the credibility consumers place on the reviews. For example, multiple glowing reviews for a book may be perceived as hype generated by an author or publisher." ("Web reviews drive online book sales" http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21462 ... book-sales
). Too many positive feedback scores looks fishy to me!
3. No, because I don't want to calculate the shipping costs.
4. Yes, but what's to worry about if you always pay on time?