Why the Hell would anyone still use Ebay?

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If you were an Ebay seller, you’ve probably gotten Fucked over so many times that your Asshole is sore.  Ebay now charges about 30% in fees to sell.  Fraud is rampant and a crook can steal a seller’s shit and Ebay will happily let the Jerk keep the item, and then give the money back to the thief.  A seller can’t even leave a negative feedback after it’s all done!

If you’re a buyer, you’re likely as not to get Crap instead of the item that was ordered, and you’re sure to get a shitload of attitude from the pissed off nutcases that are still selling there.

And for all of this, the prices are now higher than anywhere else!

Just the other day I was looking at Water Piks (this Girl likes to keep her teeth sparkly and clean) and they were being “auctioned” on Ebay and going for about $30 each + $10 to $15 shipping.  ($15 Fucking dollars to ship a 2 pound item!)  Meanwhile Drugstore.com had them for $35 with free shipping.  Amazon.com too!  And from both those sources I knew I wouldn’t get some used crap passed off as new, like used to happen ALL-THE-FUCKING-TIME before I stopped ordering off Ebay.

(Why did I look at Ebay?  I did a Google search and the crap came up,)

Bottom line: Unless you plan to rip off a seller, I can’t see any use for Ebay.com anymore.  My Momma didn’t raise no shoplifter, so I have no use for that website anymore.

And it’s a Damned shame, because they used to be pretty cool.


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  1. I needed to make some money in August and was like “well let me sell my old shit on ebay.” I hadn’t “sold” on that website since 2006, I think before now.

    Holy hell it was an awful experience. From non-paying bidders, to messed up listings due to eBay’s horrible layout, to incorrect shipping charges. I “earned” 600 dollars according to ebay, but probably spent close to 300 in fees and out of pocket expenses so actual profit was probably around 300, if that. I’m still quite shocked that I sold all my “profitable” things and didn’t come out ahead. Shipping is out of control and ebay’s fees PLUS paypals fees were nuts. I still technically owe ebay 27 dollars for “listing fees” from last month.

    Many eons ago, before ebay became the “go to” website for everyone, there was a lot more variety on the auction/buying type websites. There was this one website that sold manufacture refurbished items in a bidding style. It was far superior to ebay, but ebay won the war against them.

    Someone needs to come up with another website for auctions that isn’t stupid looking, hard to navigate, and is cost friendly. I’ve looked at sites like “yardseller” (omg ugly) and a few others, but they aren’t going to cut it. Maybe if you have a website like pinterest and add more text search to it and don’t allow “power sellers” keep it so everyone is equal. Don’t charge listing fees, but maybe charge a monthly subscription fee to sellers.

    Okay rambling…

      • El on January 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      I have been happily selling on ebay for some time now. Just recently I started buying more and found that so many items were complete crap and a waste of my money. I found great prices so I bought the items after much research. Cheap prices from China proved a waste of money because it was such crap and the sellers blatantly lied about quality and the item itself. Then I started narrowing my searches to US based sellers. Still I found 1 in 3 items to be junk – even when a seller claimed it was the opposite. My experience having to deal with ebay sellers as a buyer has made me want to quit ebay altogether – even though I have been a happy, honest and successful seller. Please stop blaming the problem on scamming buyers and just don’t sell it if you consider it “crap” or your “old junk”. Even people who don’t have a lot of money to spend don’t want a shitty product, especially something you will try to market as “vintage” so it sells.

      • Adam on September 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Fuck ebay! It is nothing but a rip off site for ebay and the buyers to scam sellers. I was ripped off countless times with the item not as described and partial refund scam. There are also groups of trolls that work together in outbidding your customers, in which, they then never pay. They also work together to only buy items from you here and there when you only list say one page worth, so you run out of money before the next sale, which causes you to not be able to pay your seller fees. Then, if you list a ton of items, they are smart asses and never buy anything. Ebay is coming to an end. All sellers should pack up and sell somewhere else. There are too many thieves and trolls that want to ruin your auctions and many of them are Ebay’s rip off crooks that want to raise up your fees.

    • neil on May 6, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I bought a website template for £150.00, and after a week the seller went into liquidation after waiting a week .The arseholes at ebay let me open up a case. The seller never responded and the case was then escalated and the fat greedy mfuckers at ebay asked for a full description of what I had done to try and resolve the issue between the seller and myself. I forwarded all emails I had sent to the seller and explained to them the seller landline was no dead. Good old ebay went in the sellers favour and I am out of pocket £150 plus I don’t know how to get my domain names back. ebay big terrorists in the world. I wish they would all die especially Liam Breen useless wanker.

    • Barry Turner on May 31, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I sold an absolute mint High End CD Player in perfect working order on eBay, as COLLECTION ONLY. The buyer arranged his own courier and it was despatched in it’s original packaging. The buyer claimed it did not work when he received it also claimed it was badly packaged, I warned eBay that this guy was trying it on. their reply to me was that they would not force me to refund if I was confident that I had despatched as described,which I was 100% confident about. Guess what this bent buyer opened a “Dispute” and eBay believed his side of the story, in spite of numerous emails I sent to them pointing out blatant lies in some of his emails to me; and yes you’ve guessed it eBay forced me to accept the damaged item back and refund his money.We asked a number of individual parties to read the emails from this buyer ,and without exception they all said that the buyer had dropped it and caused the damage, which I now have to foot the bill for repairing. So yes I think eBay are an “Absolute shower of SHIT” I will not be using their services in future, there are numerous sites on line for selling your unwanted items and a damn site cheaper.
    Disgusted and disillusioned seller.

    • vx on August 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

    tell you the best scam, say its faulty and return-but!! send an envelope with nothing in it registered /signed for !! he gets an empty envelope(registered mail)/he loses hismoney refunded and the goods!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>you the buyer wins!!!
    you can prove you returned the item as you sent it registered !!!!

      • fecker on January 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      your a useless robbing cunt

        • cinimod on June 17, 2015 at 9:56 am

        perfectly said!!

      • Esther on December 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      Buyers allways win!!!! eBay sitting with Buyesr ONLY!!! Swellers have ZERO Rights!!!
      eBay is RIP OFF!!! PERIOD!!!!

      • lil joe on June 20, 2015 at 9:59 am

      ebay is garbage, seller’s have no rights. like she said, it is sad, because it was cool , 12-13 years ago.

    • lozbozs on August 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    In July 2013 I wanted to sell my second hand PS3 so I decided to use eBay to do so….BIG FUCKING MISTAKE! It was nothing but stress from the moment I listed the item. At the end of the bidding I received an invoice asking for £25 which seemed totally mad after it all came to £130 in the end due to their selfish tax evading causing the seller to pay a whopping 15% charge on the end total! meaning it would have just been cheaper and faster to just have put an ad in the paper to sell my PS3! And get this. The asshole who bought my lot just decided to not even pay me in the end. and I ended up still having to pay for eBay’s great help and service (sarcasm) for £6.33! Pure madness and a once great selling website now the worst selling website without a doubt.

    • lisa on December 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I hate ebay.I used to sell and buy on there but so many lying bastard sellers i kept getting item nir as described so i opened cases to get my money back but guess what-damn ebay suspended my account said i opened too many cases!!wtf they expected me to accept shit itens

    • Marty on May 19, 2014 at 1:23 am

    My Buddy Alex tried to sell some vintage bicycles(which included old Australian, American, English & Japanese made bicycles) on Ebay recently and the only “bidders” he got, for some weird reason, were only dealers, no private buyers or hobby restorers.
    Talk about the site being rigged! the dealers “blocked” other potential buyers from picking up a genuine bargain(as Alex is moving his business to the country).
    The dealer offered Alex a grand sum total of 99c (in old copper coins).
    Alex could’ve got more for his bikes from the local metal scrap yard up the road, even after he stripped the old bikes of their good parts!
    Yet for some weird other reason Alex can sell Chinese made Wal/K -Mart Junk , from China , like Huffy bikes for $150 a piece, no dealers of course want those!

    • keith on July 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Those stupid thick lunatics at ebay have surely all escaped from Asylums.They are the most dopey,ignorant,lowlifes I have ever attempted to deal with.I have just spent the best part of 4 hours attempting to contact one of these dickheads and at every attempt I am directed to their stupid,useless help yourself answers,which have absolutely no relevance to my enquiry.I was stupid enough to make a purchase from an ebay seller and was promised a tracking id for international post-SIMPLE,no not to those freaks at ebay.The number they gave me is not recognized by UPS and despite trying to enlighten those stupid,robotic,imbeciles at ebay of their mistake it seems I would actually be better speaking to an inanimate object,such as a tree!

    It is absolutely unbelievable how these mindless morons actually get these jobs in the first place-maybe you have to have a grade 0 in education.All I want is the correct id for the UPS tracking system,but these turds at ebay are doing everything to deny this to the buyers.They are never going to get another penny of my money for anything and I would rather pay a premium elsewhere to avoid using these criminals.

    • Esther on December 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Bueyrs from HELL!!! You as Seller have no Return no Refund Policy,but Buyer come up all all millions excuses to REQUEST Return on the Item!!! Special if you sell Pre-owned Item.Item is as described,but any Buyer from Hell come with Million Excuses to request Refund!!!! You know why? Because eBay sitting with Buyers ONLY!!! You as a Seller you have no Right to provide Buyer from Hell with Negative feedback and Buyers ABUSE Sellers as much as they can!!!! Selling on eBay SUCK!!!!

    • richard on December 20, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I have had an absolutely awful time as a seller on ebay. I sold a perfectly working mobile phone recently (after upgrading to a new phone) and after four days the buyer contacted me to say it now wasn’t working. Ebay sided with the buyer and has ordered me to accept a return of the now broken phone and that Ebay would be coming after me to recoup cost!

    I sold the phone for £100 but after eBay fees, paypal fees, postage etc I have lost £25 which is a massive margin to loose from what you sell (25%!!).

    I now need to accept a broken phone which means I’m another £100 worse off as I can no longer sell the phone again. In total I think I am £125 worse off than when I stared the whole process and it’s all been massively stressful for nothing.

    The buyer was awful at communication and ignored emails and phone calls etc. I have a proven track record of selling honestly, ethically and with integrity on ebay so for eBay to side with the buyer like this seems illogical and a huge kick in the teeth.

    In short I feel like eBay didn’t protect me at all in this and that i have been massively exposed to being taken advantage of by the buyer. It’s been a horrible, stressful experience and has cost me a lot of time and money and would not recommend it to anyone!

    • autan on April 1, 2015 at 5:43 am

    I created an account a month or so ago as a buyer on ebay. I got positive feedback.
    I had a phone from an upgrade, that I listed to sell. It sold within an hour. The buyer paid by Paypal and the transaction was put on a 21 day hold for me to ship the goods.

    I sent the goods sameday by Royal Mail Special Delivery and got a tracking number.

    The buyer received the goods the next day and filed a complaint saying goods were not as described (this was a lie), he sent the goods back to me, but instead of a new iphone he sent back a second hand blackberry. Paypal refunded the customer and ebay suspended my account saying I was a unreliable seller.

    So what have we learnt from this experience. Ebay/Paypal have aided a crook to get a new iphone. They refunded the money back to the customer so they have not received any fees.

    Ebay = 0
    Buyer = 1
    Seller = -1

    Who pays Ebay and keeps them in business (1 less seller), good luck with that business plan ebay. I look forward to the next new auction site, that will put you out of business and they will.

    • Nobby on July 7, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Ebay my f*%$ing arse. Try talking to “Custome Care” (the don’t care or give a shit) and they go round in circles just to fob you off. As long as they’re making their money they don’t give a toss. THE BUNCH OF USELESS WANKERS

  2. Oh my mother fucker where do I begin? Okay so I go on eBay just to check out a couple games and compare it to Amazon, I LOVE Amazon but I like to see other wevsite a every now and again since I have seen on FaceBook so many people in debates between Amazon and eBay. Now I have had a couple BAD. Things happen to me on eBay when my mom had her account when I was younger and I bought some Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards and all of them were ducking fake, funny with TERRIBLE grammar, but nonetheless I still got fucked (without lube mind you, and now my ass is stretched in unholy positions). Now I decided to check out some older Pokemon games for the GBA because I have ALWAYS loved Fire Red and Emerald. So I go on Amazon and they were like 10-20 bucks in pretty nice condition, well I decided to check eBay out again after all those years of being screwed over hoping it had changed. I seen a lot of Pokemon games for the GBA, Fire Red, Leaf Green, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald for “only 30 dollars”. As an excited collector, I get my credit card out of my wallet and then happily make an eBay account, add it to card and buy my shit. Well they finally came in and I honestly couldn’t believe it, they were real!! Or so I thought, I opened that package like a bat outta hell and see these strange cartridges… Fakes. Fucking. Fakes. What was left of my asshole was gone. I looked at them with a rage only a man who put trust in a lover who then got cheated on would have. A horrifying pain of sadness mixed with hatred and mistrust. They didn’t save, the beginning always said “Don’t bE a piratE!?” with all sorts of fucked up nonsense. Moral of the story, fuck eBay. It is complete and total shit, oh and did I mention eBay stood up for the seller even though I had photographic proof? No? Okie dokie, good thing I threw that in there, huh? If given the chance, I would happily make my own auctioning website for others, sadly I am a poor ass bastard because of scammers stealing my money I work hard for… Makes me feel like shit…

    • David on August 7, 2015 at 2:28 am

    We have also experienced many similar horror stories from eBay. So much in fact, it drove us to start our own marketplace. It started out as anger for the horrible treatment towards us (sellers of course). We kept running into these situations where we had scamming buyers or negative feedback they wouldn’t remove when it was clearly unjustified. We kept saying “If we were running the show, we would never do that to our sellers” and “who’s running the show down there, a bunch of kindergartners?” Finally we said, “you know what, let’s give it a go!” Of course I would love for it to grow so big, it eventually squeezes eBay right out of business, but I’m pretty sure that won’t happen. In fact, I’d be happy if eBay even broke a sweat that we are here.

    We are small, but we have used sites like this to hear the most common complaints and we are going to make a noticeable change. We are looking for seller’s support by checking us out, leaving feedback (via Contact Us) about what you like, what you don’t like, and what you would like to see next. If you have an eBay or Amazon store, you can import your listings (it doesn’t remove them from eBay or Amazon, it duplicates them).

    Unlimited listings are free, and if you give us a Like on Facebook and list at least 50 items, selling fees are waived for 1 full year! After that, the standard selling fee is only 5%.

    Thanks for reading and we hope to see you there! 🙂 http://toucandeal.com

    • Jay Jay on August 30, 2015 at 5:06 am

    I completely empathise with all the people’s comments on here – the stats don’t lie:

    Percentage Royal Mail losses from items sold on our website – 2%
    Percentage Royal Mail losses from items sold on Amazon – 5%
    Percentage Royal Mail losses from item sold on eBay – wait for it – 35% YES 35%

    Isn’t it funny how even though all of our items are packed identially, Royal Mail knows which ones are to eBay customers and they get lost! Funny that!

    Says it all really – oh plus eBay customers are the rudest, most illiterate chavs on the planet too

    So long eBay hope you all lose your jobs, you tossers

    • Mason on December 18, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I have been buying/selling on Ebay for many years – actually mostly buying now b/c selling stuff on ebay is a major fucking – their exorbitant fees are a total ripoff – so I quit selling after my last sale for a $360 item by the time I paid all the listing fees, auctions fees, final price fees, shipping fees, paypal fees they got around 16% of my proceeds (over $60 for one fucking item!). Not to mention the time I had to spend packing, going to the post office, blah blah,etc. You can still find decent items there if you shop carefully and communicate with the seller before you ever place a bid. If the seller doesn’t reply to your email or seems “evasive” or even just a downright lowlife liar then avoid that item like the plague. The current trend is for the big-box sellers to pawn off chinese made garbage w/o ever actually mentioning that its made in china – they will decieve the buyer by “omitting” certain facts about their items. Who is more important to Ebay the buyer or the seller? What came 1st the chicken or the egg? If their fees are SO FUCKING High that regular folks (not big-box shitholes) can’t sell their used items w/o getting ripped a new asshole they are not going to list there, by the same token if sellers don’t list stuff there will be no buyers. There actually was a “good old days” on ebay – back when folks sold their used items and you could find some great stuff – but now its all big-box oriented and the small guy is f’ked! Its a shame b/c the quality of the used items sold by us regular folks has declined greatly – now you just mostly see shit that is broken or nobody would really want and you see the same shit items listed sometimes for YEARS! (I think those are dummy items put on there by ebay themselves to bump up the item count.) Look at the feebacks for the bigbox store sometimes – there will be like 50,000 feebacks that have inane comments like “Really good!”, or “The Best” on every other feedback – gee I wonder who is creating those feedbacks? All this being said there are still some very good, honorable sellers on Ebay so don’t write it off entirely if you are looking for something – check their feedback, send an email and check their response – the biggest disappoinments will be buying an item that is not described accurately for example on clothing items – if you need to know the fit then ask the seller to provide the measurments, etc – don’t ever ASSUME anything that the seller says is accurate -ask them to confirm stuff. Be sure to always pay with a card that will allow CHARGE BACKS – if Paypal/Ebay gives you shit just do a CHARGEBACK – they hate that and its a good way to fuck them in return.

    • John Turner on January 24, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I have been fucked over so many times by dirty, fibbing, deceptive, crooked ebay SELLERS that everytime I hit the ol’ “buy it now” button, I pucker up so tight, you could suck buttermilk through my asshole.

    Ebay sellers are all about deception. Trickery. Designed to pry money away from unsuspecting buyers.

      • Tina on March 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      I believe you,I am sure there are many Croocks Sellers as well.I am Seller myself and I would NEVER do anything like this! At the same time I was screwed by few Buyers.eBay gave them full Power to do so and screw the Seller as much as they can,asking for full refund and not even returning the Item….so we have bad Apples on both sides…..bottom line ebay SUCK!!!!

    • Dotcom on January 27, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Christ on a cracker! That you for posting this. I just shut down my account after being threatened by a seller who said he’d “do stuff off Ebay” to me when I refused to promise I wouldn’t leave neutral/negative Feedback from him selling me fake cosmetics (they stunk, the labels wiped off and they had misspellings on the packages!!!).

    I called Ebay several times. Aside from them asking me to call the police, they haven’t done shit to stop this asshole from hurting other people and they even gave him my personal information after I told them he threatened me.

    Meanwhile he continues to get 100% positive feedback from selling shitty fake cosmetics that are probably filled with arsenic. This was the second time this year I was bullied by a seller. I had been loyal—paying immediately on my bids and giving loads of positive feedback to 99.9% of the sellers I had, but those two very negative experiences (which were also frightening) made me shut down my account.

    • mike on June 3, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    here they go screwing over sellers more — bye bye free listing promotions

    • Solita Designs on September 22, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Oy vay….it just gets tougher to stay sane on eBay in another given is more frustration even when you go to pay for an item. Then they harass you yada yada please pay for this please pay for that when the fact of the matter is you tried a dozen times it failed because PayPal has problems. I’d say only 5 out of 10 sales are successful and trouble-free for me. There is no way to block people who are new and or who have zero next to their beaker. I tell people look if you want to cancel your bid less than a day before that I demand that’s your choice but don’t ask the seller to cancel it for you that is totally wrong. Funeral pyres who consistently do not pay contrary to what many people think and believe or not booted off eBay and even if they are they just climb right back in with a different profile. There’s also the most wickedly dishonest sellers on that site whereupon I have been able to attest the TV’s so-called money back guarantee is a lie and it’s crap because I’ve had to report sellers for trying to get away with PayPal and eBay and not issuing a refund. I will never be able to doubt the nightmare stories a both buyers and sellers but mainly merchants because on eBay my friend anything can happen. Why the heck does eBay hide non-payers records from view I don’t understand that. That’s why even when you get a taker with nearly 3,000 A+ Credit maybe a few neutral here and there I never trust I never trust until I actually am paid. Electronics including sewing machines are probably the most flimsy, risky place to sell..ebay. problems here and there or rare on Amazon where buyers are far more likely to pay you what you’re worth without any risk attached, and Amazon has been a lot easier for me to sell electronics and pretty much almost everything. Another thing is eBay’s fees which at $0.30 each adds up big time if you really need to list but are not selling or have non-payers. $0.10 Maybe may be okay…. another thing is with the eBay dashboard quick view is extremely confusing much less to say misleading so be careful and look at the bottom corner or wherever it is right before you say or list a new item and make sure that it says free there and not another $0.30. This pimp company can actually pay people to get a trademark f*** you in a T-shirt and brands and I’ll tell you what will donate a half a cent out of each sale to them!

    • EBE on October 20, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Yes, it can get frightening. I’ve been threatened, stolen from, ego degraded and its essentially eBay who’s the thief one reason their hiding dangerous and dishonest “buyers” from sight. So say a user has 2300 All Positives. Scary, that assures nor means nothing. And then PAY pal freezes your earnings again. How can you even ship the item to begin with?

    • cw on April 24, 2017 at 8:19 am

    fuck ebay. been selling since 2002, then all of a sudden, i cant list, and get sent some shady ass ebay hong kong link, to re verify my account. sorry. im not logging into or providing any account info to any site in that part of the world. i travel there frequently, and know for a fact they are master cyber thieves. because i logged into ebay from an overseas location, they now insist i am selling from an overseas account. been going back and forth with 6 different people, of varying degrees of grasp on the english language, and all they keep saying is use the HK link, and provide the data. the HK link is all in chinese however, and using a throwaway account a friend had, i logged in, and its the same damned info provided on the US ebay site, just in chicken scratch. fuck ebay for real… done with this shitty company.

    • lchenri on June 14, 2017 at 12:26 am

    eBay condones and lets sellers set up accounts. Sellers then delink all the PayPal links . Sellers then ask for PayPal family and friends and phish in suckers that way. Never send the item send damaged item etc. Of course their is no protection. They know these sellers don’t have linked accounts. Other scam is buying goods making claims keeping items and then selling back on eBay..
    Biggest theft by eBay is postage. Trying to get customs up front on items not subject to duty. EBay gets the fee Pitney Bowes launders the money and PayPal facilitates this. huge ecommerce crime.

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