Ebay feedback question?

by Byron2k12 8 replies
Hi, on ebay i understand if you buy 2 items from someone in one week the 2 feedback only counts as 1 because one buyer can only leave 1 FB per week on that seller. But if the buyer were to use his 2 accounts LINKED TO HIS ONE PAYPAL could he then leave two feedback or still one due to being on the same paypal and same address registered ebay, or since it's two ebays can they leave 2, what way does this work?

Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    I don't understand why that would worry you but if you are thinking about bidding on your own items or leaving feedback for yourself they will catch on very quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    It would work, but you are essentially talking about giving yourself positive feedback which falls under shill bidding. This is easily caught by eBay systematically and you will lose your account.

    If you seriously want some fast feedback without losing too much money, do this:

    Talk with the seller of these: Hello Kitty Earphone Earbud For PC MAC MP3 MP4 DSI White | eBay

    Offer 12% less to negate your eBay fees, but buy 100 of them.

    Your investment will cost $110.00 USD

    Go on eBay, and sell them for $4.67

    BIN Price: $4.67
    S&H Charged: $0.00 (Since you are doing Free Shipping)
    S&H Actual: $1.60 (Which is roughly the price it will cost for USPS First Class Domestic)
    Item Cost: $1.10 (remember, you talked them down 12%)

    Your profit will be about 40 cents per item after you factor in the cost of the bubble mailer and tape. Total profit: $40

    But the best part of this is not the tiny bit of profit, but the fact that 62% of your customers will leave you positive feedback. These will most likely all sell within 1 month as you are undercutting all U.S. based competition. If you've got the ability to do so, try this on a $2,000 investment on similar items purchased on eBay and the profit you make from doing this, the amount of positive feedback you receive, your status as a TRS, will allow you to carry your eBay business when you start selling items that are more profitable but sell less likely.
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    • Profile picture of the author Byron2k12
      Originally Posted by Silas Hart View Post

      It would work, but you are essentially talking about giving yourself positive feedback which falls under shill bidding. This is easily caught by eBay systematically and you will lose your account.

      If you seriously want some fast feedback without losing too much money, do this:

      Talk with the seller of these: Hello Kitty Earphone Earbud For PC MAC MP3 MP4 DSI White | eBay

      Offer 12% less to negate your eBay fees, but buy 100 of them.

      Your investment will cost $110.00 USD

      Go on eBay, and sell them for $4.67

      BIN Price: $4.67
      S&H Charged: $0.00 (Since you are doing Free Shipping)
      S&H Actual: $1.60 (Which is roughly the price it will cost for USPS First Class Domestic)
      Item Cost: $1.10 (remember, you talked them down 12%)

      Your profit will be about 40 cents per item after you factor in the cost of the bubble mailer and tape. Total profit: $40

      But the best part of this is not the tiny bit of profit, but the fact that 62% of your customers will leave you positive feedback. These will most likely all sell within 1 month as you are undercutting all U.S. based competition. If you've got the ability to do so, try this on a $2,000 investment on similar items purchased on eBay and the profit you make from doing this, the amount of positive feedback you receive, your status as a TRS, will allow you to carry your eBay business when you start selling items that are more profitable but sell less likely.

      Something that is kind of tricky for me is the idea of reselling cheap things that i could buy in bulk from maybe Chinese sellers because for example, these guys might sell products between 0.50 - 2.00 and the postage is free a lot of the time.
      Now if i make a deal and buy maybe fifty of these, i could indeed sell even cheaper just for feedback not worrying about small loss, but for international (even domestic) postage it costs 2.50 minimum.. well unless i sell paper clips or something ridiculous that will fit into an envelope which is still 1.20 give or take, so this can be difficult.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    Switch to a domestic only selling model, a lot of people only want to buy items within the same country they live in because it doesn't take 17 days to receive their item in the mail as it does when the buy from China.

    When you research past sales data, don't look at over all sales data, but look at localized selling data as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Just stick with getting feedbacks the old fashioned way. No need to rush. If your feedback score is good right now (99% - 100%), continue to put out quality products, and ship quickly. Then include a note in each package that you mail out - basically thanking the customer, and asking them to leave a feedback for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author JoeyElmore
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Just stick with getting feedbacks the old fashioned way. No need to rush. If your feedback score is good right now (99% - 100%), continue to put out quality products, and ship quickly. Then include a note in each package that you mail out - basically thanking the customer, and asking them to leave a feedback for you.
      Good advice here. Take care of the customer and the rest will take care of itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author distar
    there is always a possibility of loosing your account on ebay if you continue so. what you should do is you should stick to good feedbacks by selling good products
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  • Profile picture of the author redclover
    Best thing to do is sell cheaper items. Do not just sell something like coupons though because this will make it "Feedback Manipulation" if you sell to many at once or do to many penny actions. Try to diversify on your small item listings to gain feedback.
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