10 Things I Hate about Ebay!

As an eBay seller, these things just plain annoy me!

1. Time Wasted on the Phone!

Do you realize the time of a customer call on the phone to eBay could absolutely be cut in half if the representative did not have to stop what they were doing every two minutes to come back and tell us that they needed to place us on hold for another two minutes!  Not a problem, I know you are still there.  The tin like elevator music playing reassures me of that.Fashion Photography of Woman Holding Smartphone in Blue Denim Dress Shirtr

2. The Hold Music

As much as I have enjoyed jamming to the same tune on eBay for the last ten years. Kind of over it.  I kindly request that you use my seller fees for something different.  I will take anything!  Barry Manilow, Englebert Humperdinck, Gary Glitter…   Please!!!!

3. Horrible Seller Photos

I can’t stand it when people take pictures of their clothes lying on the dirty smoke stained carpet and tell you they are either  “new with tags” or ” new without tags”.   Perhaps they were until I saw them lying on the floor next to some cigarette butts, dirty shoes, an empty can of malt liquor and a dog that looks like he has an itchy behind!

Or worse they are wearing the item and look like they have just finished rolling around on that carpet!   Invest in a mannequin, please!  If has been on either your body or a filthy bedbug filled carpet.  It’s “used”!

4. Seller Secrets

Did somebody sell some used Tupperware for $11,000!   I can’t sell new Tupperware for $11.00!  I can’t figure this type of scheme or how people do this stuff but smells fishier than the old food residue trapped in the scratches of those gross old sealable plastic tubs!  I see so many people pull off this type of thing, I want to know the secret!

Man in Black Collar Shirt and Smiling Portrait

And, China, how do you sell anything for an auction that starts at one penny, and offers free shipping?  Where can I find this shipping company?

5. Wanna be Supermodels

52-year-old housewife, you are not a Victoria’s Secret Model.  Are you trying to actually sell the clothing here or just enjoy the excuse to post selfies?  And for those who have to hold a cell phone up to themselves in the bathroom, you do realize that you can press reverse so the phone doesn’t show and it looks a little more professional!

adult, blouse, body

6. Item not as Described

An oldie but a goodie.  Every eBay seller’s worst nightmare.  We wake up in cold sweats over this one at just the thought.  Getting the dreaded “I am so horrified, please refund my money, it was damaged in shipping and now useless” type case.  Yet, the buyer does not offer to return the item.  Puzzling!   Time to file a FedEx claim and send them to their door to pick up the item!   Should not be a problem if they are telling the truth, right!

Haha, no free seller items for you, Mister.  Not running a charity for thieving scammers!

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7. The New Buyer

No, no, no!!!  Not the one with 0 percent feedback who suddenly orders the most expensive item in your inventory.  We already know what is going to happen, but we are forced to ship.   I just tried to block you but all of a sudden you have no account!  I  am just relieved we could work this out, I don’t mind the negative feedback at all, the free product you got and so sorry your terrible buyer experience scared you away from eBay. You might want to close down all those multiple accounts you have then since it all went so bad for you!

Man in White Mask in Black Crew Neck Shirt and Blue Zip Up Jacket Infront Graffiti Wall

8. The Charge Backer

You, sir, are just a snake!  Any reason you bypass eBay to call your credit company and have the charge reversed?  Oh right, because you are a snake!

Shallow Focus Photography of Gray Snake With Black Tongue

 9. The Best Offer Guy 

No, you not, you are trying to pay 10% of what I am asking for the product and expect free shipping on top of that!   I am not in this for philanthropic reasons.  Why do so many buyers think the average seller from home has a huge warehouse full of goods and we can afford to sell it to them at a price where the shipping would exceed the cost of the item!

 10. Indefinite Suspension

So indefinite means ” not definite; without fixed or specified limit;”   And suspension means “to come to a stop, usually temporarily; cease from operation for a time. 

So eBay tells you, that you are indefinitely suspended.  Fine, you ask calmly when will I be reinstated.  “Never” they reply.   But you saying that I am suspended from selling for a period of time, for which you don’t know for how long for according to the definition of what you are saying.  So how does that mean forever?  Oh, perhaps you mean I am terminated just in this lifetime.  But when I am reincarnated I can sell again.  Or will my new account be closed down after a week because you found out about the account in my previous life?  

Or are you trying to not so politely say my selling privileges have been “permanently removed”?


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