Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Monday, August 06, 2007


It has been over a year since I sold on eBay after an eight year membership. I am proud of my 99.6% ranking. It has barely been two days since I bought on eBay. I love eBay. You can find all the best bargains on eBay.......but, you must know how to shop on eBay. Has your seller been on eBay for at least six months and does the seller have a 99% or better rating? Those are the first good signals.

If you see a negative or two on an eBay seller, check first to see how long the seller has been a member. Check to see how long the issuer of the negative has been a member. Anyone who enters a negative is either trying to get out of a legitimate purchase or they have a hitonious complaint and have tried desperately to satisfy the situation with the seller. Rarely do they ever have a hitonious complaint. Usually they are fairly new eBayers who complain because they are simply whiners.

If you shop on eBay remember that complaints damage a seller greatly. Never enter a negative unless your first give the seller a chance to fix the situation or unless the seller has committed a fraud or greatly misrepresented the product and refused to rectify the complaint. Don't jump in and enter a negative about the person without giving them the chance to refund your money or replace your product.

I'm not sure if I will ever return to eBay as a seller, but I will always shop on eBay and I truly appreciate those who sellers who hang in there like Monica. Oh my goodness, her vintage products are fantastic!


  1. I love shopping on EBay too! I have purchased some great items, encluding a car...That was the scarest item we have ever bought, but it turned out to be a great deal. (I don't think I would do it again though.) Out of 270 purchases, we have only had trouble with 3. One was from a complete fraud, one was a lazy seller, and the other sent a damaged item and wouldn't replace it. I have to say, we have done pretty good.

  2. Sometimes there is just one cranky person who leaves a bad one, I am waiting for the day, I try to be really fair with my stuff!!!!, I would rather buy also!