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Forum topic by sansoo22 posted 01-28-2020 10:53 PM 858 views 0 times favorited 45 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sansoo22

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01-28-2020 10:53 PM

I’m not sure what to think about this. I buy and sell on ebay quite frequently. Anything from tools to gadgets or computer parts. I have a single black mark on my record from a dispute because the buyer changed their mind and I didn’t accept a return. Other than that its nothing but positive feedback.

The real kicker is I’ve bought from this seller before. That’s what led me to check their listings. I was just looking for a Stanley #15 block plane. Found one with near complete japanning for 40 bucks and thought “hey that’s not a stellar deal but I will take it”. Nope i can’t make bids, offers, or use buy it now. I can’t even contact the seller to find out why I’m blocked.

Maybe they got butt hurt because I forgot to leave them feedback. But that would seem like a pretty stupid idea.

Has anyone else been blocked for mysterious reasons?


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KYtoolsmith

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#1 posted 01-28-2020 11:17 PM

Sansoo, No I’ve never been blocked, but by the nature of flea bay and potential for rip offs by either buyer or seller, I can see it happening. This is one of the reasons I don’t sell on the bay. Shucks, you can be blocked by an individual on this forum if you say something someone else doesn’t care for… So I definitely see a seller blocking on flea bay for trivial reasons.
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

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#2 posted 01-28-2020 11:30 PM

I’ve had an e-bay account since 2001 and didn’t even know you could block people :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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sansoo22

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#3 posted 01-28-2020 11:47 PM

I agree the flea bay can be a shady place. When i sell used computer parts its a given I will have to deal with several. I build cloud applications for a living so its pretty easy to spot a scam when you know exactly how the internet works.

MrUnix – I’ve had my acct on ebay since roughly that same time. Maybe even a few years prior and never once been blocked by a seller. I knew it was possible to limit auctions to buyers by their feedback but flat out blocking was a bit odd to me.

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#4 posted 01-28-2020 11:54 PM

Fleabay makes is really easy to block folks.

There is a blocked bidders/buyer blacklist, plus you can refuse to accept folks based on certain criteria like; negative feedback, unpaid bids, etc. It’s all on the sellers setting panel.

One of the tips offered by frequent fleabay trafficker’s is anyone selling and also buying stuff, is use two different profiles. That way if someone gets nasty and end up with black mark as seller, it doesn’t effect your buying ability.

If you really want the plane, and/or want to figure out why blocked, make a new profile with a different email address and ask the seller? BTW – The proper method is to ask fleabay customer service to investigate the rejection, since you have bought from that seller before.

Best Luck.

PS – Hate fleabay. Did the seller thing a number of years ago. Too many stupid human tricks.
People expect to much from used stuff, and except to have unfettered ability to reverse any sale, even when they made a mistake. Fleabay CS is PIA when it comes to dealing with invalid feedback too, as you end up in a universal slow formal arbitration process for any dispute type, that defaults to customer is always right and sellers lose. No thank you.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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sansoo22

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#5 posted 01-29-2020 12:36 AM

Thanks for the pointers Captain. I don’t care if i get this plane or not. If someone is going to block me i will keep my money. But selling under a different profile isn’t a bad idea. I don’t consider myself a professional seller so it never dawned on me to do that. I just sell things I don’t need or want anymore as I upgrade out of them. Most of the planes I sell are restores I’ve done from my personal users as I found better ones so its not like im selling all of the time. Still not a bad idea to separate the two sides anyway.

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#6 posted 01-29-2020 12:54 AM

never been on there but im blocked by a few here,some for reasons unknown. maybe i have a reputation-LOL.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 01-29-2020 02:52 AM

I have blocked one or two people don’t know if anybody has blocked me yet. I haven’t had such bad experiences with customer service. Hey people on here have me blocked.

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sansoo22

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#8 posted 01-29-2020 05:18 AM

I don’t think I’m blocked on here. I’ve been on pretty good behavior though.

After a little reading on the ebay community forums it turns out some sellers block you for leaving less than all 5s for other sellers. So most likely my integrity got me blocked as i recently dinged another seller for above average shipping costs. I gave them 5 stars on 2 categories and dinged them on shipping because it was true.

Oh well more money left in my pocket I guess.

Pottz – I have no idea why you would be blocked. I find you knowledgeable and quite funny. Then again I’m often accused of being an ass hole so maybe its just like minds.

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pottz

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#9 posted 01-29-2020 03:47 PM



I don t think I m blocked on here. I ve been on pretty good behavior though.

After a little reading on the ebay community forums it turns out some sellers block you for leaving less than all 5s for other sellers. So most likely my integrity got me blocked as i recently dinged another seller for above average shipping costs. I gave them 5 stars on 2 categories and dinged them on shipping because it was true.

Oh well more money left in my pocket I guess.

Pottz – I have no idea why you would be blocked. I find you knowledgeable and quite funny. Then again I m often accused of being an ass hole so maybe its just like minds.

- sansoo22


ha ha ive had my moments,but it’s funny one guy here has me blocked and ive never even talked to him.someone else told me he was too and has no idea why either.maybe he’s anticipating trouble-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 01-30-2020 01:04 AM

Haha I think I’m the someone else that guy also blocked. I don’t block anybody on here i’m not that sensitive

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#11 posted 01-30-2020 03:30 PM



Haha I think I m the someone else that guy also blocked. I don t block anybody on here i m not that sensitive

- corelz125


me either,im a big boy and can handle a conversation.does his name have “poop” in it by chance ?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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corelz125

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#12 posted 01-31-2020 12:56 AM

Yep thats the one I guess I’m not smart enough for him.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 01-31-2020 05:21 AM

Like a blocked sewerage, I find this blocking discussion offensive... I think all you guys should be blocked, especially that spearhead, pottzy!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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corelz125

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#14 posted 02-01-2020 01:54 AM

Come on LBD I was expecting you to call one of us a block head instead.

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robscastle

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#15 posted 02-01-2020 05:41 AM

hey LBD do you want me to block corelz125 he is very mean to me

-- Regards Rob

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