Warning: this is basically a rant. Don’t like, don’t read.
Recently I started to sell stuff on eBay and have managed to make a pretty reasonable amount of money by doing so. It is usually a good idea to start by buying some items since people are more likely to sell to newcomers as opposed to buy from them, and therefore that is what I did.
Unfortunately (although understandably), new sellers have various limits imposed on them including the overall number/value of items that can be sold, and specific quotas per capita as well. To have these restrictions lifted, you have to have received at least 10 positive feedback as a seller.
Theoretically this should be pretty easy: you can sell 10 items per month and if everything goes smoothly for all of them, you should get 10 positive feedback…
However this is not quite what happens. Unfortunately there is a group who does not seem value the importance of leaving feedback and despite you taking a little bit of effort to leave feedback for them they do not do the same back.
Why is there not a solution to this? Surely an obvious way to ensure accurate feedback is to hold feedback from being posted until both parties have written some for each other?
Maybe I’m just not patient enough? I will have to see if any comes in the next few weeks…