eBay rant

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Found 20th Apr
I’ve been buying baby items from eBay, some buy it now and others auction. I’ve had several never show up. I’ve messaged the sellers and some never reply and one other has told me on 3 separate occasions she forgot to post and will post next day yet after waiting over a month now she’s just replied saying she will post today with no apology as to why she’s still not posted it after telling me plenty of times she was posting. Is it just me or are eBay sellers hellish these days. Have had to open several cases and can’t even excalate for ages
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eBay's getting worse. Just like on here it's filled with Chinese junk from unscrupulous companies. Ordered and paid for a £7.50 reversing sensor from what was stated in the description as a London based company. Immediately got an email saying that the item had been found faulty before despatch and I had been refunded.
Checked PayPal and surprise, suprise some Chinese company had took payment and not refunded me.
Had to open up a dispute using the ebay standard responses for an item not arriving despite their tactics being something that was blatantly fraudulent.
Suppose eBay and HUKD don't care given the amount of comission they receive.

Gets my goat how there are so many deals on here from Chinese based companies posted by HUKD staff, especially when a fair bit of the items haven't passed or even be tested to UK safety standards, people's homes probably burning down because of their 'Dodgee' phone battery bursting into flames (people even on misc posting about how their batteries are puffing).
Also, so much junk hidden in the group listings (such as the recent dash cam deal), where by the time people actually receive their junk Chinese item there is no mention of it in the group deal (which has received thousands of degrees heat specifically because of it) so others think wow, this cheap stuff in this listing must be good and buy more.
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If it's over a month can you not complain through eBay it wasn't posted and request a refund?

then just give negative feedback.
catbeans3 m ago

If it's over a month can you not complain through eBay it wasn't posted …If it's over a month can you not complain through eBay it wasn't posted and request a refund?then just give negative feedback.


I’ve opened a case but they have ages to respond before you can escalate to a claim and they obviously have no intention of replying as I’ve sent countless messages!
Get them to ring you. Better response
Do they have good feedback and alot of it, cant imagine this treatment from a regular.
If it takes to long just to escalate just contact eBay direct last time I called eBay customer service they was very helpfull
eBay's getting worse. Just like on here it's filled with Chinese junk from unscrupulous companies. Ordered and paid for a £7.50 reversing sensor from what was stated in the description as a London based company. Immediately got an email saying that the item had been found faulty before despatch and I had been refunded.
Checked PayPal and surprise, suprise some Chinese company had took payment and not refunded me.
Had to open up a dispute using the ebay standard responses for an item not arriving despite their tactics being something that was blatantly fraudulent.
Suppose eBay and HUKD don't care given the amount of comission they receive.

Gets my goat how there are so many deals on here from Chinese based companies posted by HUKD staff, especially when a fair bit of the items haven't passed or even be tested to UK safety standards, people's homes probably burning down because of their 'Dodgee' phone battery bursting into flames (people even on misc posting about how their batteries are puffing).
Also, so much junk hidden in the group listings (such as the recent dash cam deal), where by the time people actually receive their junk Chinese item there is no mention of it in the group deal (which has received thousands of degrees heat specifically because of it) so others think wow, this cheap stuff in this listing must be good and buy more.
Ebay is dead.

Show your hope for the future and stop buying there.
While I feel your pain. Baby items are normally dirt cheap used, so little incentive to be swift. That’s even without factoring in depending on how old the child is, they could be way out of their league and struggling with time.
No real excuses but it’s not always scummy tricksters trying it on.
I only use ebay now as a seller when they have promotions, I went through a phase of non payers though I listed Fifa 18 5 times in total before I eventually got someone who paid the rest just ghosted.

Can't rely on ebay anymore which is a shame as it use to be great.
pinkkitty20074 h, 32 m ago

I’ve opened a case but they have ages to respond before you can escalate t …I’ve opened a case but they have ages to respond before you can escalate to a claim and they obviously have no intention of replying as I’ve sent countless messages!



Its 100% gone downhill. I’ve deleted the app now - people know how to play the system and whilst eBay to get you refunds and stuff in the end - I don’t but stuff to get refunds I want the items
Not all of us sellers are bad 'uns. I respond to every message as fast as humanly posible and ALWAYS post within one working day. Don't give up on eBay - leave negative feedbck and claim refunds if you genuinely don't receive the order you've paid for.
I agree with squiff. I frequently sell on there and have 100% positive feedback over 9 years of being a member.
I always keep in touch with my buyers, telling them when their item has been posted and updating with tracking number etc. Often I know they've got their parcel before they do!
Think Gumtree is a pretty good place to buy and sell. No fees (for the stuff I sell anyway) and you can halfway vet your buyer/seller before you go. Found myself using CEX too; the 3770 i7 I bought was cheaper than eBay and comes with warranty.
Competition is good though, so I'm glad eBay exists.
I think this is a rant on a specific market group of sellers, there all people selling baby items? so most likley women who have kids selling there stuff, I am going to assume there tired and that's why its hit and miss, might be wrong and there new items from big ebayers but ye

never had problems with buying on ebay it is always good, cheapest then everywhere else and quick, always protected
Start a case at the first opportunity as that way you can escalate it sooner.
Don't give people who don't respond or post an item much leeway as some will abuse it.
Be firm, fair, calm and clear and warn them that you will escalate things a few days before you do then they can't complain.
Never threaten people with bad feedback just leave what they deserve after everything is sorted.
We had something similar recently. My wife bought a baby item, something for our baby to sleep in of some sort. She paid and the excuses started instantly. The first week she couldn't post as her baby was ill. Then there were more excuses, it was posted but wasn't given a tracking number. After 3 weeks my wife asked for a refund, the answer was "I've done it but as it's a bank holiday weekend you'll need to wait for the banks to open", it was Easter and PayPal is not affected by bank Holidays but we waited. Oh, and she wanted to deduct postage. Then on the Wednesday still nothing so went through eBay and the money was refunded within 20 minutes.

I've heard people use it like a payday loan, sell an item with no intention of sending it, spend the money and get next pay packet / benefits before the refund is processed by fobbing off. The annoying thing is my wife is on maternity pay so we don't have a great deal of cash and we needed the refund to buy another one. But at least that seller could "borrow" £15 for 3+ weeks. Could've been genuinely lost in post but her feedback suggested she'd done it before. Probably just a coincidence it was baby items too.
Edited by: "dirty_stan" 21st Apr
john18420th Apr

eBay's getting worse. Just like on here it's filled with Chinese junk from …eBay's getting worse. Just like on here it's filled with Chinese junk from unscrupulous companies. Ordered and paid for a £7.50 reversing sensor from what was stated in the description as a London based company. Immediately got an email saying that the item had been found faulty before despatch and I had been refunded.Checked PayPal and surprise, suprise some Chinese company had took payment and not refunded me.Had to open up a dispute using the ebay standard responses for an item not arriving despite their tactics being something that was blatantly fraudulent.Suppose eBay and HUKD don't care given the amount of comission they receive.Gets my goat how there are so many deals on here from Chinese based companies posted by HUKD staff, especially when a fair bit of the items haven't passed or even be tested to UK safety standards, people's homes probably burning down because of their 'Dodgee' phone battery bursting into flames (people even on misc posting about how their batteries are puffing).Also, so much junk hidden in the group listings (such as the recent dash cam deal), where by the time people actually receive their junk Chinese item there is no mention of it in the group deal (which has received thousands of degrees heat specifically because of it) so others think wow, this cheap stuff in this listing must be good and buy more.


Always click... uk only
Surprising how many seller's have sudden family deaths when sales go wrong.
Finally got my money back from eBay and noticed the sellers have the items I bought for sale again!! Will be avoiding eBay I think
john18420th Apr

eBay's getting worse. Just like on here it's filled with Chinese junk from …eBay's getting worse. Just like on here it's filled with Chinese junk from unscrupulous companies. Ordered and paid for a £7.50 reversing sensor from what was stated in the description as a London based company. Immediately got an email saying that the item had been found faulty before despatch and I had been refunded.Checked PayPal and surprise, suprise some Chinese company had took payment and not refunded me.Had to open up a dispute using the ebay standard responses for an item not arriving despite their tactics being something that was blatantly fraudulent.Suppose eBay and HUKD don't care given the amount of comission they receive.Gets my goat how there are so many deals on here from Chinese based companies posted by HUKD staff, especially when a fair bit of the items haven't passed or even be tested to UK safety standards, people's homes probably burning down because of their 'Dodgee' phone battery bursting into flames (people even on misc posting about how their batteries are puffing).Also, so much junk hidden in the group listings (such as the recent dash cam deal), where by the time people actually receive their junk Chinese item there is no mention of it in the group deal (which has received thousands of degrees heat specifically because of it) so others think wow, this cheap stuff in this listing must be good and buy more.



I have had that same excuse 3 times in the last month from three separate sellers on three completely different items, a weather vane, a steering boss and some keyring hoops. In 14 years of eBay purchasing a few thousand items I have never heard that before, yet 3 all in a short period, to top it off they still had the listings live with fast and free delivery.
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