EmulatorCoder wrote:at least Tezza,SpidersWeb,recycled,matsondawson,gibsaw and the rest trolling it 8)
Cor, that's rough, made me laugh a bit too ;o) Some of the people selling computer stuff just don't know what they've got (ie, not nerds or OLD nerds like some of us here). I did like to think I was genuinely trying to help. Sorry it appears as trolling, though after the last time when I suggested the chap with his 64MB SIMMs should have put up a picture without them sitting on carpet - no static protection, I've managed to hold my tongue (fingers) as I said before. I do see how it is negative against the seller, but come on, some of the buyers are also not nerds but people reliving their childhood and wouldn't know any better. Or like my brother, one of my beebs has been earmarked for introduction to their household when Jnr. is old enough so he can 'learn to program' - apparently. And that is a situation that is occurring a lot at the moment. Read the various blogs out there, IIgs, Amigas, all sorts. 'Cos they can't be 'programmed' to death like a family PC that parents require to do their banking or other - like happened to my boss's laptop, Jnr. took it to school, the next day it didn't go, 'May have been dropped' was the eventual excuse after strenuously denying any problems with it. But I'm waffling again!
Us OLD nerds, I guess stirring these young guys up over inaccuracies in their adds passes the time.
Gibsaw wrote:indeed... trademe's feedback mechanism is a joke... entirely retaliatory and trademe won't intervene. It's like they're deaf, dumb, blind AND extremely retarded. You can supply proof and they'll just say it's your "opinion" and that you'll need to resolve it with the vendor.
Amen to that. Recently completed a trade where I was the buyer. Feedback was not placed against my name until I had put positive feedback on him. When I'm the seller, I want you to communicate with me and pay for the item in a timely manner and then I can place feedback. That's the end of your part as I see it, I don't want to blackmail the purchaser. It seems simple. It appears other sellers are not sure of what they're selling.
Equally the purchaser should be happy the item meets their satisfaction regarding how promptly I acted to get the item shipped, how well it was packaged, how closely it matches the description and if it's supposed to work, that it does. If the buyer is unhappy, they should try and get it resolved with me before placing feedback. It would be nice to have that sort of service mentioned too - Yes, I've refunded for items that weren't up to the purchasers expectations, no mention of those in feedback. Other situations where I've placed feedback and nothing in return. So now if I don't get feedback, I delete my feedback from their profile. I look at some of the 'newer' traders (less stars than others) and think 'come on guys, you need my feedback more than I need yours. Why not place something.
Neutral feedback is good feedback, particularly if it is about problem resolution. Negative feedback should just be an indication that the person you are dealing with is HUMAN and unfortunately makes mistakes. Repetitive negative feedback about the same issue is a warning. Don't be afraid of negative feedback. I got mine a while back, water under the bridge. (And CRTNZ blacklisted me after one transaction - we both placed positive feedback on each other for a successful trade - me buying. I don't know what happened there, and they have never responded).
The feedback system in Trade Me needs rules that are policed properly. Trade Me are not simply a classifieds listing service, they offer more and should offer more in regards their customer service too.
But that's a rant I should launch at Trade Me, we all know what we're dealing with when we agree to be buyer/seller on their website? (Geez, is it Summer already or am I hot under the collar again! ;op )
Merry Christmas everybody!
(Edited twice to fix my grammar. Sorry!)