been using it for almost 10 years now with absolutely no problems.
320 Reviews for Ebay.com
If they can find a way to charge you a fee for it, they will.
Ebay is by far the best auction site for many items on the web.
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Sold my college textbooks last semester in 5 days! Fst payment and no problem from provider. Woud sell again w them.
I ordered a new screen replacement(zebra patterned) for my iPhone 4, and they sent the wrong one, and when after I had installed it, I realized that the digitizer was slightly broken, and now there are dead zones on my phone, it's very difficult to use, and I can't press some letters while typing.
Gotta love eBay, but there's a bit of a learning curve. "Best Offers" can really pigeon hole buyers, since sellers have 48 hours before the offer expires. You can find some really, really cool stuff on eBay at a great price, though. A lot of great things you can't find elsewhere.
I love ebay I buy and sell on ebay all the time . I especially love the fact that if anything happends with a faulty buyer or seller ebay will handle the matter
- 1 star from me! Ever since John Donahoe joined eBay as their CEO and said "We had to create a vision of the future so people could let go of a very successful past." the site was doomed for the small, honest and exceptional seller. They now want to be Amazon, but the share price is evidence this will never happen.
of course it depends on the ebay seller, where you are buying from but ebay is doing a great job regarding customer support. the help quickly and are very efficient when you have a problem
I am giving it an OK. Why? Because eBay has been making it harder for sellers to even last on there, I am not sure how many times I have been suspended due to odd reasons. I sold a couple of dollar store type items and I get a message saying something about not liking my business practices? Like really? What does that mean?
So getting back on has been a pain, luckily I ran across a website that a friend referred to me called www.auctionessistance.com
Based off talking to one of their associates, they really know their stuff just off one conversation, so I have been working with them just recently which is helping me tremendously.
But as far as selling & all the fiasco that is going down, I give it a 3 star since they are the only game in town for bringing loads of traffic.
Thank you, eBay, for facilitating the damage of my property. For allowing a buyer to misuse the return policy. For allowing a buyer to file "item not as described" because they changed their mind. For ignoring the partial refund the buyer and I agreed to before the item was returned damaged which, in effect, means I paid shipping for someone to damage my property, and YOU facilitated that damage. Thank you for showing me what an irresponsible and buyer-centric company you have become. Thank you for not responding to the three claims I filed trying to get a response so a different refund amount could be decided, but instead forcing a refund. That is NOT seller protection. Your ever so helpful customer support informed me the protection I got was to issue the agreed upon refund so I didn't get a negative rating even though the buyer used and damaged the item before returning it. Why, if that is the case, does it state in the resolution center to not issue a refund until the item arrives and can be examined? Rest assured I will be posting this on every eBay forum I can find.
I used to buy & sell a lot of items on ebay, although I did more buying than selling. I rarely use the site anymore. The fees rose to the point where it was no longer practical for a "small" seller such as myself to sell on ebay because I was nearly giving the item away after ebay & paypal fees and shipping. I do not buy much any more from ebay because the vast majority of the items are "Buy it Now", which means in most cases it is not really an auction site; this took the fun out of it for me and made it more challenging to get a good deal. I rarely see a "buy it now" price that beats the price I can find elsewhere.
ebay is a good way to shop used and/or cheap items. as long as you stick to a reputable seller. ebays insurance policy makes it a safe way to shop. when im looking for a specialty item, this is the place to go.
I love ebay... I can find pretty much anything I want to buy at a good price on ebay. I have never had a problem with my buying experience there, except only once but I have bought many many things, and if you do have a problem you can resolve it through the website or return the item which I didn't care to do because it was only 6$.
XOOX to Ebay!!
What can I say about a business that is its own country? with its own banking institution LOL
Best of the Best has been supporting my family for many years w no issues at all.
Play by the book and you will get everything you need and more!
All I can say is..
'Honk, if you got 'IT' on Ebay' LOL
An eBay seller "nyfashionexpert".
Incredibly RUDE and LACK of customer service to a first time customer. She sells Hermes on eBay. I read her so called blog and boasts highly of her amazing customer service. I'm interested in one of her Hermes bags. It cost quite a lot for that bag. So I asked her to see additional pictured of the bag. Since in her listing, she only have pictures of front,bag,side views. No interior picture,no date code, no nothing! It is such an incomplete listing so I asked her that I need additional pictures to make decision. That should be no problem. Everything should go smoothly.
But she replied me with a whole paragraph of insults! I have never ever seen any business does that to a customer. To insult a customer!
But this woman does it. I still am in total shock. I have met with not so good customer service such as slow shipment, incomplete information, and product not so good.
But NEVER EVER meet with a customer service who INSULTS A CUSTOMER!
Oh my god, if she is an employee, she will be fired right away for this lunatic act. But she is the owner. From now on, no new customer will buy from her anymore. She is just a rude b**tch who insults a new customer!
I have proof that the item I bought on Ebay was returned to sender (the tracking number was given by Seller showing the item returned to their address) and the Seller and Ebay refused to give my money back. Wow..... unbelievable. They basically just steal my money like that. I will never buy anything on Ebay again. Don't trust them no more.
eBay is safe as long as you read the seller's reviews whom you are buying from and make sure they have a good rating as well as a long time selling on eBay. If you've been scammed you can contact eBay and or PayPal.
I would have rated it a 5+ star site for sure. No doubt about it. The good old days sure were good! But seeing I am no longer allowed to use the site in any fashion although I have sold over 1,000 items and always treated the customer right (even the ones that ripped me off) how can I rate it more than 1 star? Disappointing. Can we add a 0 star rating option to jabber? A life time ban for people that were making a living by running a fun and successful business seems kinda rude. I hope that ebay is not intentionally doing this and it is merely a by product of a good intentioned idea gone seriously amuck. By the way, I was banned back in 2011. I tried to make another account on ebay a few days ago with no success and am just now looking around and hearing the stories. I hope the miniscule amount of power my review has can help ebay look around too because I sure do miss it.
It would be difficult to recommend EBay to anyone. In the past year the site has become even more anti-seller than before (and I think they often don't support the good buyers who are not scammers but honestly trying to resolve issues). If a site is anti seller it is also anti buyer. EBay customer service is a joke...they're in some -istan nation and often do not speak English as a first or even second language. EBay employs all these people...overseas, for pennies. At the same time, EBay has become very inhospitable to small sellers by limiting views of their items so that even though sellers pay to list things, EBay's most recent user agreement states they "may not" show in searches! That has to be fraud! Not to mention Paypal, owned by EBay, which freezes people's funds not only in Paypal accounts but in bank accounts linked to Paypal, for 21 days and longer. That has to be against the law! In a stunning purge of small sellers last year, EBay with no notice at all closed the accounts of over 15,000 small sellers. This is outrageous. This is during a recession, when so many depend on the business they do on EBay to pay for groceries. Apparently this was the result of a computer program designed to clean house but as is often the case, many who had done nothing to deserve this were swept up in the mess. EBay remains completely unaccountable and people had no appeal or recourse. They could not complete sales which were made, they couldn't tie up loose ends...they went from heroes to bad people in one fell swoop. EBay has made it clear that it has an agenda to support big box sellers and Chinese manufacturers (who do not compete fairly because of cheaper postage rates and other trade agreement benefits). EBay no longer wants small sellers. They have treated them with disdain. EBay is no longer a good place to do business. Sales are down for most small sellers because EBay limits the search views to favoured (big box) sellers. EBay also in a cheap move stopped paying Google for as much access, cutting their sellers off at the knees (while charging them more). Because of the flawed Detailed Seller Rating system, sellers are often victimised by unscrupulous buyers who have become savvy in the ways of EBunk ... they know that EBay will side with them against sellers every time. Sellers who want to maintain their high feedback (without which they too will be purged) must often knuckle under to sellers who demand "partial refunds" (i.e., discounts) and who rant against an item (often before it has been delivered) and then when offered "return for refund" do not take it (all they wanted was a bribe). To be fair, most buyers on EBay are good ....it's just that the scammers have been enabled by EBay and now are rife there. EBay was once a wonderful place but since it was taken over by John Donahoe (formerly of Bain Capital) it has been turned into something different....and is no longer friendly and hospitable terrain. I'm saddened to have to be less than optimistic but the changes especially in the past year leave EBay watchers dismayed and do not hold out much hope for a good future there. Look for it to be another place to buy whatever they sell at Walmart and not much else. Don't get used to caring, nice small sellers...their days are numbered.
Long time eBay car dealer from 1999. eBay has killed the Trust and Community needed to sell quality automobiles online. It was Trust that made these kind of long distance deals work.
Now eBay is giving long time eBay core sellers the permanent boot for the slightest petty violation. It's sickening how they toss money in the dumpster! Small sellers and trust and community made eBay into what John Donahoe is disrupting.
If you are an eBay stock holder I advise not depending on the eBay kool-aid pr and taking a look at the eBay critic websites on the net to see what's really going on behind the scenes. It's not as good as the eBay spin department says!
Ebay is great for a buyer. I love buying on ebay.
It is bad for small sellers. I've sold on ebay myself since 1999 and I find the friendly atmosphere and feeling of community you used to feel there has been on a rapid decline since about 2008.
My biggest beef is that there is no more authentic feedback system. A positive feedback left for a seller may not even be positive due to the detailed seller ratings star system. Most buyers probably do not know how much damage they are causing to a sellers account when leaving these 1 and 2 stars, and probably do it unwittingly. They don't MEAN to cause damage, but they do.
After three 1 or 2 star ratings, a seller can and probably will be banned, even with a 100% positive feedback rating.
Sellers are not allowed to leave anything but a positive feedback for a buyer, even if a buyer was difficult, abusive, unreasonable or did not pay, so there's no warnings for other sellers to heed. If you leave a message about the buyer in feedback that is less than glowing, ebay will sometimes remove it and warn you.
The last line of defense for a seller these days is to ban certain buyers manually, problem is, when you figure out who to ban, it's usually too late - they've already ruined your DSR or cost you in fees when you have to re-list what they didn't pay for.
For small sellers, eBay has become extremely unpleasant. Ebay favors the big box retailers and has engaged in mass purges of thousands of small sellers starting back in August (you can Google all of this). These weren't "bad sellers", these were good decent small "mom and pop" sellers who were suspended from selling. The Guardrail or Quick Decline and "trending" hang like a Sword of Damocles over small seller's heads. A couple of low DSR (Detailed Seller Ratings, BUYER OPINIONS) can derial a 14-year selling career on eBay no matter if you have 5,000 positive feedback. Ebay slaps 21-day holds (illegal in most states) on sellers' PayPal accounts (sellers have to pay for the hipping of items out of their own pockets while waiting for their payments from buyers to be released). Ebay granted itself permission in the October 26th User Agreement to no longer make a seller's items visible on the site based on hidden "criteria". Yes you read that right and can Google it. This is just the tip of the iceberg here, there is much, much more...
I'm not sure how anyone could ever rate this site lower than 5 stars. Obviously new users who have no idea how to use the site. You can find everything on the site, and if the seller screws something up or lies about something, eBay will cover you and get your money refunded. No complaints in over 10 years of use.
I'm shocked at how ebay treats sellers that have been with ebay for 15 years or more. Also, when you speak to representatives (none of them from the U.S.), they are rude and seem to not understand English well enough to explain what is going on. I first got suspended in Jan. for having one jerk leave lower seller ratings over a $10 book because the post office delivered it late!!! Even after I gave hi a refund. This is after being a Power SEller for decades. ebay is horrible now. stay clear
I love ordering from here! Trustworthy. I always get some awesome finds for cheap1 Ebay is the $#*!. No joke!
I've been buying and selling on eBay since 1999. The site is so much easier to use now! The biggest purchase I made was a car and it was the easier and best car-buying experience. As eBay has grown, they've made smart investments in technology, especially in information security. Yes, there are scams from time to time, but this is the real world and dishonesty can never be 100% eliminated. eBay is a great place to find whatever it is you're looking for from global sellers.
I've bought lots of stuff from ebay. Everything came in 1 piece and exactly like it was described. Maybe it was just me buying stuff from people with high reviews. I really like the bidding system offered by eBay and the fact that I can negotiate prices with the seller. I will continue to buy more stuff, but just from people with high reviews, to avoid any possible problems. In my opinion, judging by its history, ebay revolutionized the global market and helped millions of people buy whatever they were looking for. Same happened with me.
worst website ever! expensive ! threatening tactics, overseas owner, money laundering company! avoid it and do not let scammers takes american hard working small retailers money overseas! they suspended my account 99% for past 4 years 25k feedbacks for no reason! this is real threating discrimination company!
Overall, my experience has been good, but their policies are very confusing-- so confusing their own representatives have difficulty understanding them.
If you have real trouble with feedback or a bad transaction, you have to keep calling until you get someone from the Midwest because the people in Asia are not very understanding and just read off if a screen.
Ebay is surprisingly a good place to buy textbooks-- if you can plan ahead. Think about it, students all over the country use the same book, and when they're done they want to sell it. The school store never offers enough, so students naturally gravitate back to selling it online. What's the most well-known place to buy and sell from others? Ebay! Overall, very happy with it. :)
Ebay only cares about 1 thing.. Them getting PAID!. I had an item that I ordered never arrive... Shipping said it did.. But it didn't. UPS "was investigating, and took my phone number" Since then... I lost my case on ebay and UPS now requires a signature for all my packages.. I am out my money and have to drive to pick up my packages now.. So to you i say NEVER USE EBAY OR UPS!
Never had a problem and had a lot of great deals over the years. Some people have commented on issues with PayPal but I guess I've been lucky.
I have been on eBay since 2004 and today I found out how much they care about there sellers (nothing)----
My husbands and I have always liked ebay, actually loved it! Then one day paypal freezes are account for buying shoes on ebay. I thought, really? We called twice to paypal and the staff is rude. They won't give us back our paypal balance now. We sold things on ebay and the balance in our paypal is ours. this is ridiculous. Avoiding ebay at all costs now and letting others know to do the same. If this paypal thing is an ebay company, this doesn't say much for ebay. Back to Amazon, it is so much nicer to buy on Amazon, ebay has become a mess because of paypal.
Did some business on ebay through my relative's account: opened my own separate account this year. Due to my relative's account's restrictions, my new, clean account was restricted. After 2 days of speaking to ebay, (in India) I've been told the computer algorithm makes the judgments and the accounts will stay connected. SINS OF ONE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER: THIS IS FUNDAMENTALISM. I am a seperate person with a separate paypal & address.
Just got the toys for my kids. They are so cute, Kids love them. I'm happy to get them in reasonable price.
I don't know how someone talking in English so hard to understand ( very heavy Chinese and totally doesn't know what the heck she's talking about and had a job at Ebay )
Specially in the higher rank than customer services. Customer service gave me information and she gave me a difference information. Her skill doesn't qualified at all as my aspect in ESL's level but landed a job there. For me it seem like she bought that seat at Ebay. Some others I spoke with also had very poor English in Asia as well but sitting in Ebay and Paypal offices. I was think, that I called a country outside USA, somewhere in Asia
I am a full-time eBay seller. I have several employees. The new buyer protection that eBay offers is second-to-none with online re-selling. If you don't get exactly what you ordered, you are refunded. Easy as that. As a seller, I appreciate that my buyers are given that peace of mind. It also holds sellers to a higher standard. The returns processes are being upgraded. Every seller is now required to provide tracking. The site grades sellers based on experience. It's becoming a whole new experience, and I am excited to be a part of it.
I am reviewing Ebay as a seller; Ebay.com charges a much higher seller fee than one would think based on their advertising. They seem as though they are letting you list your items for free, but at the end of the month, you get charged a sellers fee, which is not clearly laid out in my opinion. I say this to allow someone else to beware of this. I do appreciate the way they protect buyers and I like their privacy they offer and the avenues for communication between buyer and seller.
I love to by things on eBay. It is so easy to locate old school goodies the some people may have. I recommend eBay to locate those hard to find items
I have had a number of transactions that went smoothly with this site. However, just like any sales platform, there are a number of sellers who are waiting to scam you. Sure, you get some sweet deals IF your order arrives and is exactly what you ordered.
Beware of item quality. Do not trust descriptions and be sure to read user reviews of products and seller ratings.
I do not like the "minimum bid" that is sometimes not met. I think if there is a minimum amount the seller will take, the bidding should start out there.
Beware of "bots" competing buyers may be using that automatically bid after someone bids against them, or fractions of a second before bidding ends.
I used to LOVE eBay.. but then they started letting businesses take over.. it turned from a cool way to get rid of your old stuff.. to a commercialized business marketplace. Fees went up, traffic stopped coming and frankly it takes me MONTHS to make a sale. The only plus is that they NOW allow so many free listings per month but then they take such a huge cut that I don't feel like I've made much of a profit. The site is for businesses now.. (yard)seller's like me can't compete >_< they should separate the site, one for personal sellers and one for 'businesses'
too many restrictions.. too many fees = ebay
As far as buying stuff on ebay you are pretty safe, just use common sense. Ebay has put up a lot of protective measures for the buyers over the years. I have still been scammed once many years ago (when most payments were made via Money Order), but 99% of my purchases have gone smoothly. So why the two star rating? Stephen P nailed it in his review. Buyers have so much protection now that it has gone from sellers scamming buyers to buyers scamming sellers. I had a 100% feedback rating with thousands of sales and then ebay changed many of their policies in favor of the buyer. Suddenly I was having buyers try and extort money out of me, telling me if I didn't send money to their Paypal account that they would leave negative feedback or claim they never received the item and due to ebays new policies I, as a seller, was powerless to do anything about it. I did not give in to the extortionists and as a result my feedback rating dropped, and as a result of that bidding on my items decreased. All of that along with the huge increases in ebay and PayPal fees caused me to finally close my ebay account after 15 years. Ebay has gotten very greedy over the years and this greed will ultimately lead to their demise.
That good website. I have bought a lot of useless and useful staff through this website. Always have a good experience with it.
As a rare user, I don't have much experience but so far everything is good. Ordered just a couple of times with them.
been a member for a decade or so very good in some ways, but there getting very greedy in there fees an final value fees, there customer service answer you in with not very good english an not direct answers and you cant sell without listing paypal as an option i am sure they have now lost many good buissnes because of it
Ebay is simply one of the greatest shopping sites ever invented. Ive made several hundred purchases and sales over the years and have had great luck and was protected the few times things went south. Don't fear using Ebay, many credible sellers and companies are using Ebay to sell their merchandise.
I love ebay and have used it a lot but also have been scammed a few times from sellers with high ratings that seem legit but are out of country. It's totally a buyer beware situation but there are scams that I got sucked into. They send a tracking number, the tracking number says "delivered" but the package never arrives. This has happened to me a few times with electronics. But 5 stars to ebay because it's not ebays fault, it's a great tool I just got burned is all
Fee Bay sucks as a seller .
They fee you to death.! As much as I hate to say
It Fee Bay works. If you don't mind giving your profit
To paying shipping fees .pay pal fees an 9 percent of your final
Vaule fee. Does anybody know of a alternative?
Terrible for sellers. Usually starts off nice, but after you've been selling for awhile, they can ban you for no reason, reduce traffic to your site, limit your ability to sell, all while still charging their ever-increasing fees. They appear to make things easier for you but end up taking more of your money. E.g. Shipping is integrated, but they also take a percentage of your shipping fees in addition to the fees they're already taking on your items. After selling for one year and calculating all expenses, ebay ended up with 40% of my sales, not 10%. Sell on Amazon instead. Products sell faster and for more money. Fees end up lower than ebay.
You can get great deals on stuff like golf equipment, hard to find items, etc. I typically don't shop for day to day items here though.