[time-nuts] another Ebay mixup

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Sat Jun 9 14:39:48 EDT 2007

Tim Shoppa wrote:
> "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.

But the point is Tim, that was *your* thing they were treating
poorly by careless packing.  Not theirs.


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