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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

When I'm Down, And Feeling Low, I Read My eBay Feedback

I love eBay.  I love it so much, in fact, that I have forced myself to make it cost neutral; I must sell something of equivalent value to cover my purchases.  I started out buying and selling View-Master reels.  (Insert appropriately condescending comments here.)  Then I ran across a large collection of Coast Guard Search and Rescue patches at a flea market that turned out to be a goldmine.  Now, I search eBay for old postcards of my hometown of Waldron Arkansas. 

Needless to say, I have successfully completed a number of both purchases and sales on eBay, and consequently have had quite a bit of feedback left for each transaction.  I am happy to report that my feedback score on eBay is 100% positive.  Nowhere else in life, with the possible exception of my two dogs, do I enjoy a 100% positive feedback rating.  So it is understandable that I, on occasion, visit my eBay feedback page, just to remind myself that I do in fact have some redeemable qualities; that I am honest, reliable, and by golly, an excellent shipper.

In 1998, ilovefilms described me as Top notch in my book.  Fast & friendly.  A pleasure to deal with.  Later that year, ladesco said Bill, thank you for the great view-masters...your quick response is impressive!!!  That's right.  Three exclamation points.  Shortly thereafter, No Longer A Registered User captured my essence succinctly:  Quick exchange; great item; great person!  Only one exclamation point, but from the heart, I think. 

Then, jgdg220 effused Ah!!!  Bill is best kind of eBay dealer!  Merchandise better than described!!!  I don't think I have to count the exclamation points there, you can see for yourself.  I can take no credit for the excellent quality of the merchandise, I didn't make it, I just described it.  Inadequately, evidently.  But nevertheless, a home run with jgdg220 cinedux was less effusive, but still complimentary:  Pleasant honest trader.  Will deal with again.  That turned out to be an empty promise, but that's OK.  skycap later captured a characteristic overlooked by others:  Item as described.  Very fast transaction, informative seller.  Recommend highly!  That's me; I inform. 

Others became more personally involved in the transaction.  Fast shipment, great communication.  Love ya Bill - keep 'em coming said viewmasterladymelmc said Bill took great care with my item.  He was very responsive and kind.  That's just the way I am, melmcwildbillgaye also picked up on my innate goodness, with the simple Very kind and good at word

Some eBayers, probably on the rebound from some hurtful previous transaction, chose to compare me to other sellers.  lov2shop4mojo declared This was one of the most timely transactions I've had - Wonderful eBayer!! A+++.  Still greater praise came from bjricehawg, who said They don't get any better than this guy!!!!  I'm pretty sure he was talking about me and not himself.  topps55 summed it up best, I think, with the comment Wow, if only all eBayers were this good! 

And then, there are a few feedback comments that are notable simply due to their, shall we say, uniqueness; to their particular turn of phrase.  paisley beatle, in keeping with the spirit of her user ID, said Perfectly Positive..thanks so much for a fab transaction.  For cascade2, our online transaction took on its own reality, commenting Such a pleasure to meet!!  Great customer!  Recommend AAA++++!!!  2297653 No Longer A Registered User said Merchandise exactly as described!!  At our house, Bill's the One!!!  I must go there someday.  seawitch89 waxed poetic, saying Completed in the fashion of 'the way things should be'.  Very Good. 

Space does not permit me to share the comments from the likes of bbpoodles, beccasladybugacres, woody64, woodnfish, or levelord.  Suffice it to say, they all verified my excellent shipping record.  But cavemuseum, perhaps, gave me the highest praise:  It doesn't get any better than this, great transaction, a credit to eBay

So, when I'm long gone, my electronic feedback will remain, and all will know. 

I was a credit to eBay. 

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 02, 2013

    And when I'm down and feeling low, I tune in here for some good laughs. Glad you are posting again.