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0 Feedback Bidders

Post by maxvintage » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:00 pm

Has anyone else noticed the amount of 0 Feedback bidders buying stuff lately. The last 2 auction cycles I've run, I've had multiple 0 Feedback bidders, all from Thailand, bidding and winning items. Immediately after winning, I've gotten an email from them saying they can't pay. WTF?

I've also noticed that lots of 0 FB bidders are bidding ridiculous numbers on some rare shirts. Anyone else dealt with this crap?
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Re: 0 Feedback Bidders

Post by Fatandyz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:14 pm

I've had a few nonpay buyers lately but nothing from 0 feedback buyers.
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Post by maxvintage » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:23 pm

Ha! I had another last night.....0 feedback from Thailand bought a $150 tee.....ugh

I've just changed all my listing to not ship to SE Asia.
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Re: 0 Feedback Bidders

Post by Fatandyz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:00 pm

you can set your listings to not allow bidders under a specific amount of feedback.
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Post by maxvintage » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:15 pm

Really? I thought it was just that they couldn't have a certain number of unpaid claims against them?
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Re: 0 Feedback Bidders

Post by Fatandyz » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:50 am

Yes it's on the first page of creating a listing...
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Post by Fatandyz » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:53 am

When you click on 'change buyer requirements' you get this....
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Re: 0 Feedback Bidders

Post by maxvintage » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:42 am

Yeah, that's country related, but not feedback.

I did some research yesterday and found that in the "my account" section, you can create an exclusion list so that you don't have to do it on every listing individually.
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Post by Fatandyz » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:55 pm

you can check that box that reads "have a feedback score equal or lower than (#)"

I think I've seen what you're talking about. I'm sure I set something a long time ago and never looked at it again.

I usually don't like to exclude any bidder. Although it can be annoying to deal with the deadbeat bidder, I'd rather have all bid who want to bid.
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Re: 0 Feedback Bidders

Post by mrs_stout » Wed May 15, 2013 5:09 pm

You can ONLY block low feedback bidders if they have a -1 or less feedback score (which nowadays means virtually no one since buyers can only get positive feedback). You can't block new or low-feedback bidders.

You CAN, however, block bidders with 5 feedbacks or less from buying X amount of your items within a given time period, which is helpful to limit the amount of scamming from one buyer.
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