Should I sell to a new eBay seller with 0 feedback?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by perezr10, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Oops, I meant an eBay BUYER.


    I listed my iPhone 6 on eBay a week ago and it's finally ending soon. I was wondering if I should be concerned that the person winning the auction is someone who just joined on Sep 19 and has 0 feedback?

    Does anyone know if this is a prelude to trouble?
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I don't know, but keep in mind that eBay usually sides with the buyer in disputes, scams included (at least until you spend weeks or possibly months sorting it out)
     
  3. xienze macrumors newbie

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  4. perezr10 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what scares me. This person with a 4 day old account is doggedly upping his bid every time someone outbids him.

    I'm scared he's gonna say he got an empty box and demand a full refund or something. Then he'll just move to a new account before eBay catches on.
     
  5. trife macrumors 6502

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    Buyers have to start somewhere, right?

    I've sold a few iPhones on eBay to zero feedback bidders and never had a problem. Granted, I understand the hesitancy because I was also wary of doing it, too.

    Just make sure to follow all of PayPal's instructions for shipping and you should be good. And always ship an expensive item with Signature Confirmation!
     
  6. boxermansr macrumors 6502

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    You'd be better off using Craigslist (if it's an option) or Swappa. I won't sell a phone on eBay ever again after I sold one a few years ago, and the buyer ended up breaking it, then turning around and saying I sent it to them that way; eBay of course, found in their favor, and I was out the phone (they did send it back, all busted up), and the money. Not worth the aggravation to be honest.
     
  7. xRYD3Rx macrumors 6502

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    I have 15k pos feedbacks on eBay, I wouldn't be worried. Ship with tracking + Sig confirmation.
    Document everything. Most of the time 0 feedback's dont even pay when they win the auction thats main issue.
     
  8. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't do it. 0 feedback people often don't pay or simply ignore anything to do with the auction. A lot of the time they're bots as well...

    Use Swappa over eBay, tbh.
     
  9. AreanFSL macrumors 6502

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    OP - No I wouldn't sell to a buyer with 0 feedback. You need to set up buyer/bidder requirements found on your seller page. What helps scare some scammers away is to put in the product description in large and bold letters "positive feedback buyers with history only!" Also good to let the buyer know they should pay as soon as the auction ends. Good luck.

    Read here.
    http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/buyer-requirements.html
     
  10. Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my iPhone 5s a few week back to a buyer with 0% feedback. Everything went smooth. Make sure that it is confirmed with paypal his/her address if you proceed with this buyer.

    And make sure to ship with signature confirmation and tracking
     
  11. trizzil macrumors regular

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    nothing wrong with selling to new ebay buyer with 0 feedback. As long as they pay and if they don't, open a claim and you will get the sellers fee back. I've done this with people who have feedback and never paid, and never replied back to request for payment.
     
  12. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    The vast majority of 0 feedback buyers on high-cost items are scammers. Wouldn't sell. Legit buyers typically build up feedback before using eBay for expensive purchases.
     
  13. htc fan macrumors 6502

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    Video yourself packing it and bringing it to the post office and get imei on video also show that its working perfectly before hands. That should come some bases
     
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Eh, unless you have a long history with PayPal I've heard of this not being effective.

    iPhones are a big scam target.
     
  15. htc fan macrumors 6502

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    Thats news for me, thought thats enough for paypal to side with seller.. i dont use ebay for selling phones, swappa is a bit safer not 100% safe, their are horror stories there also
     
  16. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Let me create a new account real quick and you can sell to me. I won't scam you, promise!
     
  17. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Yes people can scam you easily, but everyone has to start somewhere. If he doesn't pay, you contact eBay and they deal with him. No big deal.
     
  18. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, I wouldn't touch a zero feedback buyer with a 10 foot pole.
     
  19. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    There is a new startup that launched thats an alternative to ebay and other sites for buying and selling which is switchgads. Check the sig for the link.

    Also, I get eBay has alot of users. However, the fees they charge is crazy. On top of that you have to deal with the paypal fees.
     
  20. htc fan macrumors 6502

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    I use celltraderonline, its a small community of tech fanatics. Much safer than ebay
     
  21. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    I've got zero feedback people blocked from even bidding on my stuff, and also have some requirements set up around negative feedback in their history. I've been selling (and buying) on eBay since the original beta in 1998, and although it's much safer now, there's also many more dirtbag scammers who know how to work the system.
     
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  23. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I can see why you are worried, but everyone starts somewhere, I'd assume it's a legitimate buyer, don't forget you bought something with zero feedback as we did all....
     
  24. TheMacApple macrumors regular

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    They have escort service on eBay now...cool
     
  25. Zune55 macrumors 6502

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    Sell it ship it with insurance tracking and signature confirmation. 0 feedback buyers don't pay usually. You may need to send the offer to the second highest bidder.
     

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