I am new to this group and very glad I found it. Soo here's my store I have a few WW II item lots on ebay. I have my reserve set reasonably and the buy it now a bit high. I recieved a questions from a person on ebay saying, "my item isn't worth that I give sellers a bad name and don't respond because i'm b**t hurt... I can't believe someone would do that? How can I protect myself from this sort of harrasement? I should charge what I would like and if someone doesn't like it well don't bid.. but I feel very harrassed over this.
I would love any feedback. By the way I did not respond i'm trying to be the bigger person, but i don't want this person screwing things up for me.
Firstly I'm so sorry that you're having this problem on eBay!
There are always people who want to cause problems, they seem to not care if there is actually a real person behind the shop name.
Please don't let this put you off eBay, but block the person from bidding on your item, and any communication you get from them in the future ignore - don't even read it. I can't remember if it is possible to stop them from communicating with you completely. People like this can ruin your day, and steal your joy from doing what you do.
I know it feels like a personal attack, that is what the intention was. Please ignore all remarks that they said, do not respond to them, dust yourself off, and carry on.
Wishing you a peaceful mind and plenty of success on eBay.
I would report them to eBay. Just blocking & ignoring them will likely result in them just going off to harass someone else. But if they are reported, perhaps they will at least receive a reprimand, if not a suspension.
Thanks for all your responses. As difficult as it was, I did not respond... but i sure wanted to :) I did take the high road and ignored it and reported him.
Thanks again everyone!
I just had an experience recently on ecrater. They bought the item, paid for it and on the same day without my even mailing the item they gave me a bad feedback. I am not kidding folks and the reason for "Postage was too high" The postage was $2.40 for a little thicker than a leaflet, a crochet booklet. I did send an email to the moon and they made it a neutral which should have been nothing to begin with. I refunded them thier money and thanked God I didn't mail them the package as I was about to after dinner.
Go figure, people have nothing better to do. The funny thing is if it was too much money I would have refunded them back whatever was over the postal cost as I usually do that. I don't make money on postage.
I'm sorry this happened to you Jen... would you mind sending me the ID privately - email@example.com; I would like to add this person to my own BBL.
Please don't take stuff like this personally - you did the right thing by not responding and moving on.
It sure sounds like that may very well be the case. I have sold successfully on Ebay for years (no shop just auctions) without mishap but I have heard of others who have also encountered similar situations. My own sister had someone buy something from her and once it was received they turned on her and filed a complaint with Ebay stating that the item arrived broken. My sister had already communicated and asked the person to take a photo of the broken item and email it to her and they would not do so. She offered to refund the money if they would return the item to her. In the end, she received nothing back and Pay Pal deducted the person's $$$ directly from her account and let the person keep her item. Now that does not seem right to me.