NEGATIVE FEEDBACK REVENGE TACTICS
Would like to warn others about a very nasty practice I have only just encountered........
I recently had just cause to leave very deserved NEGATIVE FEEDBACK for a seller. As we all know, this can result in very vindictive and abusive follow ups, full of lies etc. to try and discredit the person who left the neg(s). When I refused to retract the negative feedback I left, THE SELLER TURNED VERY NASTY INDEED.
When I emailed her to explain exactly why I left the negs and my reasons for refusing to retract them she issued a very very silly warning........ "you'll get yours, check your auctions"! Upon doing this, I discovered a third party had purchased (the next day, or possibly the same evening as it was a seller in the USA) a great number of my items I had listed on buy it now auctions. In addition this same person had placed bids on several of my existing auctions, in some cases pushing existing bids sky high! In doing this, the bogus "buyer" could leave no end of negative feedback and totally destroy a sellers reputation ...... injustly, for revenge.
This happened to me only yesterday and thankfully eBay removed all the bogus purchases and bids and refunded my seller fees.......but should the very dumb person I left the original negative feedback for HADNT have boasted their bad deeds I WOULD NEVER HAVE CHECKED MY AUCTIONS.
The third party rogue bidder has had their account closed by eBay, and the unscrupulous and vindictive Powerseller who instigated this is being very closely monitored.
Luckily the seller was very stupid to forewarn me of her nasty revenge and in doing so allowed me time to stop the false bidder from ruining my auction sales and from leaving negative feedback for me on the items purchased.
SO - NOT JUST A CASE OF BUYERS BEWARE, BUT ALSO SELLERS IN THIS CASE!