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I HAVE SEEN A GREAT DEAL OF GUIDES RECENTLY, ADVISING YOU NOT TO BUY FROM OR SELL TO EBAYERS WITH 0 FEEDBACK, DON'T THEY REMEMBER WHEN THEY WERE A NEW EBAYER? BEING JUDGED BY YOUR FEEDBACK RATING, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS ZERO, WITH NO NEGATIVES OR POSITIVES IS VERY UNFAIR.

OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU ARE SELLING A VALUABLE ITEM TO A NEW MEMBER, ESPECIALLY IF THEY WANT THE ITEM DELIVERED TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS FROM THE ONE SPECIFIED, AND DON'T WANT TO USE YOUR STATED PAYMENT METHODS, THIS IS PROBABLY FRAUD. DO NOT SELL THE ITEM TO THIS MEMBER, AND REPORT THEM TO EBAY.

OF COURSE, IT WOULD BE WISE NOT TO BUY FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS A LOT OF NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, OR AT LEAST ASK THEM  QUESTIONS FIRST. YOU COULD ALSO CONTACT THE AUTHORS OF THE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, AND FIND OUT WHAT PROBLEMS THEY HAD.

I RECENTLY SOLD TO SOMEONE, WHO AS A NEW EBAYER HAD WON A BID AND NOT PAID, SO HIS FEEDBACK WAS -1. HOWEVER, HE PAID ME INSTANTLY THROUGH PAYPAL, AND IT WAS A PLEASANT AND EASY TRANSACTION.

ALSO, A LOT OF GUIDES TELL YOU HOW TO SPOT FAKES. ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS IS THE STITCHING ON THE ITEM. MANY OF THE ITEMS ON EBAY ARE SHOP REJECTS OR FACTORY SECONDS, WHICH, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOT PERFECT, ARE NOT FAKE.

ANOTHER REASON IS THAT THEY COME WRAPPED IN PLASTIC BAGS WITH THE BRAND NAME ON, APPARENTLY, THESE ARE NEARLY ALWAYS FAKE. THE ITEMS GET DELIVERED TO SHOPS IN THESE WRAPPERS BEFORE BEING PUT ON HANGERS.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE MANY ITEMS ON EBAY THAT ARE FAKE, BUT YOU CAN'T SEE THE STITCHING OR WRAPPING UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE BOUGHT THEM ANYWAY. MANY SELLERS DO ACCEPT RETURNS IF YOU THINK THEIR ITEM IS FAKE, WHICH IS A PRETTY GOOD SIGN THAT THEY ARE NOT.

OTHER GUIDES TELL YOU NOT TO BUY ITEMS, SUCH AS MOBILE PHONES, IN BULK WITH LOW STARTING PRICES. WHEN LISTING YOUR ITEM, IT TELLS YOU THAT A LOW STARTING PRICE CAN GENERATE INTEREST AND MORE BIDS, AND IF YOU HAVE A DESIRABLE ITEM, LIKE A MOBILE PHONE, IT IS ALMOST GUARANTEED TO SELL AT A HIGH PRICE, SO THE LOW STARTING BID WILL GO UP AND UP, AND THEY WILL PROBABLY SELL IN THE END FOR A VERY HIGH PRICE. ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE LISTINGS MAY BE SCAMS, NOT ALL ARE. BE SURE TO CHECK FEEDBACK, AND ASK QUESTIONS IF IN DOUBT.

I HAVE SEEN A GUIDE TELLING YOU NOT TO BUY FROM OR SELL TO AFRICA, BECAUSE APPARENTLY ALL AFRICANS USE STOLEN PROPERTY TO SELL AND STOLEN CREDIT CARDS TO BUY. TALK ABOUT STEREOTYPING! PEOPLE IN THE UK AND OTHER COUNTRIES CAN ALSO DO THIS YOU KNOW!

OBVIOUSLY, YOU ARE TAKING A CHANCE WHEN YOU BUY OR SELL ANYTHING ON EBAY. YOU DON'T KNOW WHO YOU'RE SELLING TO OR BUYING FROM, AND YOU CAN'T EXAMINE YOUR ITEM FOR FAULTS OR TRY IT ON, BUT IF YOU TAR EVERYONE WITH THE SAME BRUSH, YOU CAN JUST ABOUT GUARANTEE YOU WON'T GET ANYWHERE. AS LONG AS YOU ARE A CAREFUL BUYER AND YOU USE THE RESOURCES PROVIDED, FEEDBACK FORUM, ASK QUESTIONS, ETC. YOU SHOULD BE FINE. AND IF YOU PAY THROUGH PAYPAL, YOU SHOULD BE COVERED BY BUYER PROTECTION ANYWAY, JUST IN CASE SOMETHING DOES GO WRONG.

 

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