This PSA is in regards to policies and procedures surrounding using detailed seller ratings. According to the tool tip, "These detailed seller ratings are anonymous, so please feel free to leave honest ratings about your buying experience." However, I would like to caution everyone that 'honest ratings' carry a risk of account restriction if you use it too frequently. Unfortunately this frequency cannot be disclosed by to protect the integrity of the review system.
Yesterday I received a 14-day buyer restriction on my account. In the past 6-months I have purchased around 100 items mostly consisting of Magic: the Gathering cards. When a seller charged my $2+ to ship four cards or less, I typically left a detailed seller rating of 1 or 2-star because the cost is unreasonable. I say unreasonable because you can mail at least four cards in a hard plastic top-loader in a #4 or #6 envelope for the price of a stamp.
In order to prevent this sort of action, the buyer must contact the seller and express their discontent with the transaction in order to preclude any potential negative action taken against the buyer for leaving 'honest ratings'.
I admit, I left a few comments of 'overpriced shipping' in the text boxes when I left positive feedback. One seller expressed anger at my doing this. I'm not sure if this is what actually triggered the review or if was an internal mechanism.
In any case, I won't be buying until after 29 Jan 2013 when my restriction ends. The lesson learned here for me is: don't leave honest feedback unless it's positive, otherwise I may not be allowed to use the service. Wait, haven't I see this before? ( )
#PSA #MTG #EBAY
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