I have been buying a few things on eBay lately. I am not addicted, but I will binge on eBay every so often. For a solid month I will buy a whole bunch of shit I don't need, then go 6 months without ever buying anything.
I use PayPal to purchase items, so the sellers get their money immediately from me. Which left me perplexed as to why it was taking so long to get feedback from them. I mean, as soon as I hit 'pay' my portion of the transaction is complete. What more can I do? I received an email from one of the sellers saying they shipped the item, "Don't forget to leave positive feedback." I just had to email back saying, "You first."
Even after the email, still nothing. Then the first item I purchased arrived. I do my duty and hit 'leave feedback'.
And all is revealed...
That is just fucking greasy. They can't leave negative or neutral feedback, so we should have no fear of reprisals? Ya right! Sellers are not leaving feedback until you do, so if you leave crappy feedback about the product? They can't leave negative feedback, they just won't leave any feedback.