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0 Feedback Bidders

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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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I've had a few nonpay buyers lately but nothing from 0 feedback buyers.

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Re: 0 Feedback Bidders

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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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you can set your listings to not allow bidders under a specific amount of feedback.

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

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Yes it's on the first page of creating a listing...
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When you click on 'change buyer requirements' you get this....
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Re: 0 Feedback Bidders

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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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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

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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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