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Is giving feedback compulsory?

Just wondering if it is compulsory as a buyer to give feedback to your sellers?  Just noticed someone bidding on an item I have for sale has not given any feedback to the various sellers.  Is it compulsory or just good manners?

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Registered: ‎09-19-2014
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in reply to gaybay3

More good manners than compulsory.

 

Most sellers' feedback would be out of this world if everyone gave them feedback..

i work on the theory - no news is good news!

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Registered: ‎02-27-2008
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in reply to gaybay3

No, not compulsary. 

It's voluntary and many members don't leave feedback especially if they have done so for hundreds of transactions before.

 

I always leave feedback as it tells a seller the item was received and in good order.

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Registered: ‎10-02-2011
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in reply to gaybay3

Yep, just good manners

 

Very often though, folks just can't be bothered

 

(and many of those can't leave a red dot fast enough if there is any issue of any kind)

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Registered: ‎05-30-2008
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in reply to gaybay3

As kopenhagen says, it's not compulsory.

 

According to eBay:

 Why should I leave Feedback?
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By leaving Feedback for a seller, you're telling them what you think. Equally important, you're letting other buyers know about your experience. Your feedback combines with others' to build a rich base of knowledge to help to find the best sellers every time you shop.

  eBay's Feedback policies page:

 My trading partner won't leave me Feedback. What should I do?
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If you've successfully completed a transaction with another eBay member and they haven't left you Feedback, it's fine to send a message as a reminder. Remember though, leaving Feedback is completely voluntary.

 Something to keep in mind: if you're buying from an eBay member who is relatively new, or has sold relatively few items, these sellers may stand in need of receiving positive feedback from satisfied customers for a number of reasons, including

  • their being able to request that a "hold" of their funds in PayPal is lifted,
  • to increase buyer confidence so that buyers won't feel that there might be something wrong with the seller, and
  • to offset negative feedback which might be given, for instance, by a buyer who had unreasonable expectations; this is especially important if the seller is a low-volume seller, so that 1 negative brings the seller's feedback percentage down in a disproportionate way.

However, you are definitely not obliged to give feeback, either as a buyer or a seller.

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in reply to gaybay3

Please be very careful of scams as you are selling a scam prone item.

 

You do not seem to have any overseas blocks in place  so be careful of anyone offering to pay more, depositing the money in eBay until posted or asking for it to be posted to Nigeria. ( they don't leave feedback)

 

Also you may need to revise your postage time as you may need to post by road because of the 'phone batteries.