[time-nuts] another Ebay mixup

Tim Shoppa shoppa at trailing-edge.com
Sat Jun 9 14:21:47 EDT 2007

"John Miles" <jmiles at pop.net> wrote:
> I sent a message to suggest at ebay.com asking them to please consider adding a
> "Packaging" category to their new detailed seller ratings feature.  Everyone
> here who uses eBay should do the same.  Point out that a seller could excel
> in all of the existing categories but still wreck the item due to negligent
> packing.
> I suppose the "Item as described" field could encompass packaging, but it
> seems too vague.  Ultimately, people (including myself) need to grow a pair
> and start leaving neutral/negative feedback for sellers who pack carelessly
> and/or deliver items that aren't the exact unit shown in the photos.

In many cases the guys selling/shipping are clueless about packing
but not with evil intentions. Sometimes they take it to their
neighborhood "UPS Store" which does the negligent packing.

It would be nice if I could grow a pair to leave the clueless or
those who leave it to the "UPS store" a negative feedback, but so
far I haven't. Yes, those who are clueless don't necessarily deserve
positive feedback. But they didn't set out to be evil.

It thoroughly hurts my heart to see a fine delicate instrument damaged
through poor packing. I feel bad, but not about the deal or the seller,
but about the loss. Yeah, I know, I'm supposed to be thinking about
bottom dollar and business with E-bay, but it's hard.


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