SELLING ON EBAY TIPS
Another Way eBay is Evaluating Sellers?
I needed a new door handle for my car, so of
course I bought one off of eBay. I got the
part quickly and it worked well so I faithfully
left the seller an excellent feedback and 5-star
DSR’s all around.
Apparently that was not sufficient for eBay
as they followed up with an email asking me to
participate in a three question survey regarding
We’re always trying to improve the eBay
experience, and there’s no better group of
advisors than our own customers.
You purchased “1997-2001 Toyota Camry INSIDE Door HANDLE
– Gray LH” from [user ID redacted]
02/12/2011. We’d love to get your feedback about that
experience, and invite you to take a 3 question survey
to express your opinions. Your input will help us make
eBay easier and more enjoyable to use.
Since I’m always interested in something to write a
blog post about, I happily obliged.
Details after the jump…
Not content with the
ability to evaluate a seller on a scale from one to
five, eBay asks me to rank the seller on a scale of one
Next they gave me an opportunity to write something.
I took the opportunity to write the same thing I put in
the feedback. You might call it a waste of
electrons – I call it recycling!
Finally, I got the opportunity to tell eBay I would
ever buy from them again. If I ever need another
door handle for my car, I sure will!
I wonder how common this is? I made another
purchase just a week before, but did not get one of
Perhaps eBay was just checking up on this particular
seller? Maybe they are trying to evaluate the
effectiveness of their feedback and DSR system?
Could this be the first sign of yet another hoop sellers
will need to jump through to survive in the eBay jungle?