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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by rollo47, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. rollo47

    rollo47 Wraggotry in Motion

    Nov 12, 2002
    Perth, Australia
    Just a quick one here.

    How much positive feedback do you look for before bidding on an item?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    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.
  3. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    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.
  4. 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. :cool:
  5. rollo47

    rollo47 Wraggotry in Motion

    Nov 12, 2002
    Perth, Australia
    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.
  6. 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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