WHY WON'T YOU LEAVE FEEDBAAAAAACK??!!

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  1. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have a perfect eBay and Reverb record. I take pride in that. I make sure to leave feedback. On occasion, I've messaged the other person to say that I can't leave good feedback for whatever the reason so I won't leave any feedback. This has happened twice and I think it had to do with shipping or whatever the reason it was justified.

    But, when I've just spent $2000 to buy your Martin Custom Shop or I spent $2300 to buy your Taylor, won't you leave feedback? I paid quickly. I inspected the guitars and left positive feedback for you within two days of purchase, yet you haven't left feedback for me? I bought the martin last December.

    My feedback is 108 left and 100 received. ALL the received feedback is positive. Why isn't there 108?

    It's got me thinking to just not leave feedback until I get feedback but I don't like that idea. As long as you did right by me, you deserve good feedback.

    I may not show it, but it's got me cranky...
     
  2. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Out of the past 10 sales I've only received 2 feedbacks. It's rude and annoys me too.
    I can only put it down to there being so many ignorant or self serving a holes using ebay these days. Some customers wont even reply to a message after congratulating them on winning an auction and informing them of when the item will be shipped etc.
     
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  3. Peegoo

    Peegoo Tele-Holic

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    Feedback is all hooey anyway because it's not entirely accurate.

    It's alot like the "like" button--which I associate with the prevalence of depression among young people today. "Billy has more likes than me," etc.

    It's not the real world.
     
  4. Ringo

    Ringo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    My feedback should be double what it is, some buyers and some sellers just don't follow up. Better no feedback than bad feedback though!
     
  5. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    So, it's you who is not leaving feedback because it's all "hooey" and "not the real world"? It's an acknowledgement of a satisfactory deal. You think it's not the real world? Try selling me something when you have less than 98% positive feedback...
     
  6. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    With no feedback to go bye it increases the risk of a bad deal for buyers and sellers.
     
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  7. wowazeplin

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    Your worrying about the 7.4% that didn’t leave feedback?

    I’m rather impressed that 92.6% did provide feedback.

    To quote Mr. Lee:
    “Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.“
     
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  8. FenderLover

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    I think feedback is essential and real world. If you screw me over, you're not getting good feedback. It hasn't happened yet, but I won't buy from someone with bad marks. I don't leave feedback unless it's positive, (because I receive my product or payment) but I'll include comments like 'poorly packed'. I'm still at 100% on ebay after 20 years.
     
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    NewKid Tele-Holic

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    Perfection is unattainable. 100 responses out of 108 deals or 93% seems like an extraordinary rate.

    100% positive feedback would make me feel comfortable doing business with you.

    You’ve done very well so give yourself a break because you can’t control what others do.
     
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    I only worry about feedback when its coming from my amp and I have to tell you, it feels great.
     
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  12. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    It's a lot less of a hassle to leave feedback than it is to deal with a sale or purchase gone wrong. By neglecting to leave feedback the possibility of that bum deal going down increases dramatically.
     
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  13. FenderLover

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    Is anything entirely accurate?
    Feedback is not a 'Like' button.
     
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  14. Guitarteach

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    You are wanting feedback as a buyer?

    You paid.. So what do you get the points for?
     
  15. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have blocked low or bad feedback buyers from bidding before.
    I have also ended auctions early when a very low or negative feedback buyer has placed a bid. Would you feel comfortable sending a 1k plus guitar to a buyer that hasn't appeared to be active for a year or more and has low feedback?
     
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    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    Since Ebay took away the possibility of a seller leaving negative feedback, all of it is not honest anyway.
    Why bother?
     
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  17. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    You can provide details good or bad in the comments. Basically say whatever you want about them.
     
  18. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

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    I agree. I want folks to leave good feedback, if they've had a good experience. I always do that. If ever I can't leave good feedback and yet things haven't been a disaster, I simply leave no feedback so that it won't overly penalize the seller. I only leave negative feedback if someone has been horrible.

    Despite the fact that it's not a perfectly accurate picture, feedback is a necessary and important way to do things with sellers you've never met and can't speak to in person. You're going by their reputation among others as a proxy. That's the way the digital marketplace works, as far as I can tell.

    As far as being potentially misleading: this is also the case with all other reviews of all types of stores. Even when going off of recommendations from others based on their in-person visits to stores over long periods of time, there will be no such thing as 100% accuracy.

    I'm for feedback!
     
  19. bender66

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    To do so requires leaving them a positive ranking which kind of defeats the purpose. You have to then search through comments for details.

    If a seller contacted me and asked I'd have no problem leaving feed bag as I call it. Sometimes I'll forget.

    Honestly, what did we do before feedback to get us thru? I liken it to yelp, & the people that rely on it so heavily that cant walk the planet without checking the yelp score. The new normal is effing exhausting. I'm just a simple cave man.
     
  20. HoodieMcFoodie

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    You want feedback? Just face towards your amp... :)

    (Or should that be map? I dunno)
     
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