- Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:50 am
That sounds familiar. If you were referring to what I had said, the seller did indeed supply a tracking number for their plants. He had opened an account, sold 2 D. Regia for about 40 bucks a piece, then the buyers decided that they didn't want to pay the price. They did try some BS moves and claim damaged, dead, didn't arrive at their address etc. without providing any proof. They tried to hold his feedback hostage as well.
There are a couple of things you can do depending on what they try to do. When the guy I know contacted eBay, he was able to get the feedback removed because he did supply tracking and it showed that it was indeed delivered to the buyer's posted address, despite what the buyer claimed.
The second they bring up feedback in any kind of context to try to negotiate, they lost.
It's unfortunate that the rules are skewed to the buyer's advantage. I can see why they would protect buyers though I've never been a fan of the idea that they can forcibly withdraw money from your account to refund the buyer and you're forced to eat it. Leaves it too open to exploit.
Another thing I saw done when I purchased something was the seller provided me pics of the plant, the package and actually sent a picture of them sending it out lol. It seemed overkill but it protects them and it probably came from experience.
My mother resells on ebay often and has had her fair share. Honestly though, she doesn't aggressively try to work with eBay so she finds herself losing money on some items. It ultimately depends on how far you're willing to go when it comes to selling. You'll probably find plenty of honest people and simple, easy transactions. Or, you can encounter what my friend did and open an account to be hit with consecutive bad ones.
Best advice I could give is lay down the ground rules for the transaction and try to be as thorough as possible. Explain how damage *can* occur or what to expect from your shipped plant. Explain that you are not responsible for what happens to the plant after it has been delivered and that you will not refund their purchase of an ultra-highland that they try to grow in their backyard. Take plenty of pics, provide tracking and keep in contact with your buyers. Then if you encounter any trouble, you'll have covered your bases. You'll have to deal with tedious experiences, but you shouldn't lose your money *and* plant.
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