I like eBay and have bought loads of things there. And, like many eBay users, I check feedback to see if those I’m dealing with are relatively trustworthy (you never really know).
Still, I’m irked by the email I received tonight. If I’m not mistaken, it’s the second one from this seller.
SNN5696. Please leave feedback for me on eBay and I’ll do the same for you.
Immediatly Upon leaving Positive feedback You will receive positive feedback
for your account!! Take this opportunity now and help build a better eBay
He got his money before he shipped the product. At that point, he should have sent feedback, right?
By saying, “Please leave feedback for me on eBay and I’ll do the same for you,” it’s extortion, not a freely offered opinion. This is not how you build a “better eBay community.”
But, what can I do? If I post my opinion as his feedback, he’ll tar me! Like I said – extortion.