I am a novice seller on Ebay, I have almost 70 points on my seller account. I've had my account for almost 7-8 years and occasionally sell something I no longer want that may be of some value. I recently sold roughly 50 single DVDs, as well as a lot of over 100 DVDs. I also sold a camper valued at $9000 on Ebay, so you can say that Ebay got a nice chunk of money from me over the years with their fees. The reason I am writing this is because I just recently received an email from Ebay telling me that my seller performance is below their standard?!? WHAT?! I was confused. I have never ever ever had a negative on Ebay and have ALWAYS took immediate action in the event of a problem with a transaction. I looked and had a few low stars for my shipping charges. What a low blow! Think about it. No negatives, but yet Ebay is telling me that Im not doing a good enough job? How dare them! Who pays for Ebay? Sellers. Who does Ebay cater to? BUYERS. I am trying to understand this logically but not connecting the dots. I don't have and NEVER had a negative on Ebay. More than 10% of your earnings from Ebay get sucked out of your account by the time you pay your fees to Ebay and Paypal, both owned by Ebay. As soon as I receive payment, I ship my items out immediately, and address any buyer issues promptly. Ebay is telling me I'm under standards because they say my shipping charges are too high?
I recently sold over 50 single DVDs starting at PENNIES on the dollar. My shipping charges are not outreagous, but yes, I may make a few pennies on the dollar per transaction on shipping. ALL of my shipping charges are CLEARLY displayed on my auctions, as to not confused a buyer. I do not hold a gun to the buyer's head when they bid. Ebay can charge you fee after fee after fee to list on their site, but let a seller try to make a little money on shipping, and you get slammed with a seller performance Email. Sellers can leave negative feedback and scores to sellers at will, sellers cannot. Buyers dont pay Ebay ANYTHING. Sellers are the pedistal of Ebay. Who does Ebay defend? BUYERS! Maybe us sellers on Ebay need to set up a week and just totally STOP selling on Ebay and see if Ebay changes their rules around! I am going to end with telling ebay this. you know what Ebay? You kiss my white rear! I'll just start selling on Amazon!