From: Mike Tomlinson on
In article <hcjsmi$dvv$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Dr Zoidberg
<AlexNOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> writes

>This would be the point at which most people would have shared that
>information......

Well, I'm not too keen on quoting private emails without the consent of
the original sender. But since there seems to be a fair amount of
interest, here are the relevant bits:

"However, all eBay members have the right to choose their trading
partners. Just as a buyer has the option of choosing trading partners by
choosing which auctions to bid on, a seller also has the option of
choosing trading partners by rejecting or accepting bids."

and, later in the mail:

"As another workaround, I am pleased to inform that you can specify in
your item's description that buyers below a certain feedback score
should email you before they bid. This is to ensure that your potential
buyers are aware of your selling policy."

That seems pretty unambiguous to me.

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From: Fran on

"Mike Tomlinson" <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> wrote in message
news:0RGuwqBclX7KFwdG(a)jasper.org.uk...
> In article <hcjnqs$ck7$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Fran
> <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> writes
>
>>Post the link to the relevant EBay Help page then, please. It could be
>>very
>>useful.
>
> I won't, because had you been paying attention, you would have known
> that I received it in the form of an email.
>

If it were a site feature, it would be on the Help page.


From: Fran on

"Mike Tomlinson" <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> wrote in message
news:$x7so1BqpX7KFwfK(a)jasper.org.uk...

>
> "As another workaround, I am pleased to inform that you can specify in
> your item's description that buyers below a certain feedback score
> should email you before they bid. This is to ensure that your potential
> buyers are aware of your selling policy."
>

Specifying something in the description != anything that is either automatic
or will stop you getting an NPS or a neg. You might wish to reply to that
email and ask them what happens if you get a neg or NPS filed as a result of
something you've stated in the description. The use of the word workaround
is a rather large clue.

This, btw, gets discussed a lot on the EBay boards, usually in the context
of shipping to supposedly blocked countries. Sellers are given to stating
they won't ship outside the US but not setting preferences. And then they
get surprised when someone from Outer Mongolia wins.


From: Dr Zoidberg on
"Mike Tomlinson" <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> wrote in message
news:$x7so1BqpX7KFwfK(a)jasper.org.uk...
> In article <hcjsmi$dvv$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Dr Zoidberg
> <AlexNOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> writes
>
>>This would be the point at which most people would have shared that
>>information......
>
> Well, I'm not too keen on quoting private emails without the consent of
> the original sender. But since there seems to be a fair amount of
> interest, here are the relevant bits:
>
> "However, all eBay members have the right to choose their trading
> partners. Just as a buyer has the option of choosing trading partners by
> choosing which auctions to bid on, a seller also has the option of
> choosing trading partners by rejecting or accepting bids."

Which is saying you can manually block bidders - nothing new.
>
> and, later in the mail:
>
> "As another workaround, I am pleased to inform that you can specify in
> your item's description that buyers below a certain feedback score
> should email you before they bid. This is to ensure that your potential
> buyers are aware of your selling policy."
>
> That seems pretty unambiguous to me.
>
That's just saying that you can type a piece of text that says buyers should
email before bidding.
You can also write something that says that only people with yellow hats on
can bid , but unless there's a way of enforcing this automatically it's
pretty useless.

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From: The Older Gentleman on
Mike Tomlinson <mike(a)jasper.org.uk> wrote:

> "As another workaround, I am pleased to inform that you can specify in
> your item's description that buyers below a certain feedback score
> should email you before they bid. This is to ensure that your potential
> buyers are aware of your selling policy."
>
> That seems pretty unambiguous to me.

Um, true, but it's a long way from being allowed to block them.


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