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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by rollo47, Oct 9, 2006.
Just a quick one here.
How much positive feedback do you look for before bidding on an item?
Depends on the item, but as a general rule of thumb, as long as the seller has 10 positive feedbacks from buyers and no negatives, I figure it's a safe bet.
However, that's not necessarilly the case if the guy's been selling $5 tubes of Mary Kay makeup and then tries to offload a $3000 Fodera bass... that might make me a tad bit suspicious.
i usually look for over 50 positive with a 95% positive or better. i look at what they sold to make sure they didn't do what typlons above posted about.
99.5% positive. Unless it's something REALLY rare (out-of-print import CD, for instance)--then I'll go down to 98% AFTER checking all negatives. Some idiots leave negative feedback without making genuine effort to work with the vendor first--and if that's the case, I'll let it slide and bid. Anyone with lower feedback than that, I've found that it tends to be because of consistent problems--not keeping enough tabs on their stock (so putting up auctions for stuff that's no longer available), bad/cheap packing, slow ship times, etc.
I will give newbies a chance if the item's cheap enough...after all, we all had to start somewhere. And usually they're quite motivated to make a good sale, to start off good feedback.
These criteria have worked for me--only one stiffing in 8 years.
The reason I ask is because I'm wondering if it's worth putting my Deep Impact up on the bay. At this stage, I'm only sitting on 4 positive feedback, but I haven't received any negative.
So you're sitting at 100% then. Some might not bid because you're so new, but others might. Why not go for it?
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