That’s what I was afraid of. I have not used eBay since ‘05. Thnx!Offers over your asking price are an obvious red flag. Zero feedback bidders are questionable enough to avoid altogether. I've been on eBay since 1998, but these days I do my selling on Craigslist. Never had an issue. Lots of people also like Swappa. Never tried it. But eBay has gone out of their way to make selling more risky than not for sellers, while protecting fraudsters, all in the name of collecting those precious fees.
I personally think eBay is _not_ reliable and is a ‘hot zone’ for Apple products and fraud combined. Anytime you’re selling something on eBay, make sure you’re researching anyone that’s potentially interested with their feedback, how long they have been a member, do they have any items for sale, ect. My theory is, ‘If something doesn’t seem right, it likely isn’t’. I refuse to sell my Apple products on eBay, as I would rather do so locally in person with cash in hand, to avoid the potential risk of losing your product or money.I recently posted my series 3 Hermès on eBay, and immediately received 2 offers, slightly over my asking price. Both buyers have 0 feedback.
Anyone have any advice on how to avoid scammers?
The offers are tempting.
I’d suggest tightening your eBay seller settings up further. I was able to cut down on some of the noise by blocking buyers who have had X number of reports filed against them in the last X months.lol! Darn! I just got an offer, for my series 3 nonetheless,$1400!
I don’t think that’s the point, I think there are many members on eBay who don’t have a history of purchasing, but when you have those who are throwing out ridiculous offers that are looking nothing more to scam the buyer, that’s where the potential problem is. As I mentioned before, Apple products have a very high rate of fraud on eBay because of their popularity and resale value overall. That’s where the red flags need to be raised as a seller.So, what happens when someone like me, who rarely uses eBay, wants to buy something?