The Game is already being played, EBay is just changing the game rules.
In a game, all the players should start out equal and this is not the case with Ebays new FB system.
The Buyer now has all the power in the feedback game and the seller gets Squat, zip, notta, Zilch!
EBay’s thoughts-> "Resistance is futile, you will all be assimilated!"
Crooks have manipulated eBay and its listing for a long time now.
It has now become way too easy to take a good honest seller, with great feedback, and stick his sales in the toilet.
The new feedback system will allow for a seller and or buyer “Crook and or Crooks” to manipulate the system easier then ever before..
Lets say we have a powerseller or just a plain old seller for that matter "Lets call this seller "powerseller A"..
Powerseller "A" has a very good FB score of 99% and all 4.8 or above on their DSR's ratings.. Powerseller “A” is an outstanding person with high integrity and morals.
Under the new system, Powerseller "A’s" listings would be placing in the top of the Ebay search ranks. Powerseller “A” would enjoy a 15% fee cut on his FVF's. He would be on top of the Ebay world, but not for long!
Now along comes, seller "B" or Powerseller "B". He also has a good feedback rating of 100% , which is a higher rank than seller "A" has.
Seller "B" however has a lower DSR ratings than seller "A". Lets say Seller "B's" DSR ratings are 4.6 or higher, any lower than a 4.6 and the seller "B" would lose his status as a powerseller, OUCH!..
Even if seller "B" has a higher feedback score, Seller "B's" DRS ratings are lower so all his listings will rank below powerseller "A'" within the search ranks.
Powerseller "B" however is really 3 or 4 crooks working together.
These crooks only need and buy a few cheap products from powerseller "A". These blood suckers would even leave you a positive feedback for the sale but when it comes to the DSR ratings they nail powerseller "A" with very LOW ratings. At this point, a few cheap deals later, Powerseller "A'" DSR ratings drop below 4.6. Seller "A" is no longer eligible for powerseller status under the new Ebay guidelines. Seller “A” would also loose the 15% discount on FVF's and their top search placements within Ebay.
Don't forget that every 7days under the new FB system the same crooks can leave FB again and unlike before it counts again. Every few days the crooks could repeat the above manipulation. Just a few miss placed DSR ratings could screw a good seller for about 30 days.
A few savvy crooks could end up controlling the EBay search ranks and in turn manipulating his or her competition. The crooks now have a simple way to take away the competition’s powerseller status.
There is nothing like taking an already broken F.B. system and screwing it up even more!
What in hell is EBay thinking?
I have been on EBay for 10 years now and selling for 8, just when I think I have seen it all, eBay can't possibly get any dumber, they prove me wrong, AGAIN!
Heck with Ebay's last price hike a few years ago, along with Papal, both of then together, already make more money on my items then I do. Now they want even more!? After EBay's last price hike I joined http://ebaykickbacks.com and that helped me recoup some of my lost profits, every little bit helps these days. With this new price hike and feedback system it looks like I just might be up, up the creek with out a paddle!
Oh well, at least I will have plenty of company in the boat with me. Let’s see if it sinks faster than the titanic did.
At this point I am totally fed up with ebay and their actions, IMO they are out of touch with reality and have forgot who is paying the bills around here in the first place!
Some people were just born stupid, that can't be helped, but I think ebay worked real hard for their stupidity!
Take it from a 10+ year powerseller veteran of FEEBAY...
....If you are a new seller, with honesty and integrity, thinking about selling on Ebay you might think twice and don't walk away, RUN!
The Crooks will remain as crooks and the honest seller will be forced out.
GAME OVER, YOU LOSE!!!!!!!!