further google research seems to show its a more recurring issue and happening to many. Typically I think this is an opportunity versus something to be negative about as whenever something becomes difficult...it leaves the door open to the real committed and hard working internet marketers to adapt to changes and tweak until they succeed...whether that be ebays changing rules or google adwords...as your competition starts dropping ...BUT this has been one of those things thats really annoying and unfair...for real
and its not just me, anywhere I look it seems many loyal and good' ebayers with YEARS of service and making ebay a great marketplace are going down. Now I agree if you break the rules...TOUGH...but COMON!..what if you have like on average 500+ positive feedback transactions a month...then maybe some 5-10 neutrals ...and unfortunately 2-3 negatives
that doesn't mean your a bad ebayer surely? and now that sellers can be held to ransom due to not being able to leave bad feedback to a customer....
why must a good ebayer who doesn't break rules pay for (with all due respect) COMPLETE IDIOTS who refuse to read all the sales description and presumed mutual agreement of sale...
and then suffer there DSR (detailed sellers ratings) suffer due to
* item not being as described as well
* or poof communication,
you see the problem am seeing is, as soon as your customer gets disappointed on one aspect of their transaction, they automatically will leave you poor ratings for your postage time, communication as well item not being described as well
but ebay says out of every 100 transactions you can only get 1-2 max or whatever low detailed seller ratings throughout board (I think) or it seemed when my account went down anyway, as I was clearly a good seller, many satisfied customers, but slowly got done for poor DSR's (really due to lack of ebayers clearly not reading all of the description)
anyway the good news is, obviously for us smart marketers many channels of advertising exist beyond ebay to sell your product, but its just annoying and I thought i'd have a lil rant here and get some feedback and views of the fellow wf community and if anyone has been in a similar situation?...more importantly share any solution or way round it...
and there are whispers out there supposedly of ebay reviewing your account after 1 full year and maybe letting you get back to trading as your DSR's reset to neutral...wonder if that is any bit true?