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  # 1839214 4-Aug-2017 15:04
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I'm always evaluating a trader's feedback, the sort of questions they ask and how they sell products. Any time I don't want them to do the same to me then I blacklist them. That way I'm reducing the likelihood that I have to waste my time on them. The blacklist primarily functions to prevent them bidding on your auctions but the list serves as a useful reference I can check when buying.

 

Spending time blacklisting traders might seem a waste of time given that there are so many traders and their is little likelihood that they will actually be active on one of my auctions. In reality the probability of them interacting with me is much higher than a random selection because I see these bad traders involved in the same subset of auctions that I have bought and sold in.

 

 

 

 

I have blacklisted a few, and it feels good when you have a buyer who doesn't complete a sale etc. But I have noticed that the blacklist page is impossible to find. I have to do a google search to find it, as I can never find it on the account page.

 

I ahve actually had more problems this year with traders than any other year since it started. I have given 3 negative feedbacks this year alone, when previously I had only given 1 in all the previous years.


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  # 1839221 4-Aug-2017 15:16
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One thing that annoys me is when selling a blu ray player with a remote, the number of people who ask to just buy the remote. They seem to think that they can get the remote for nothing, when I will then be left with a crippled bluray player that will be.

 

 

Tell them you will sell them the remote for the price of the blu-ray. Or suggest they buy a Harmony and program it from the database. I had to do that recently for an old Sony DVR with a non-functioning remote. It worked surprisingly well.

 

 





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  # 1839253 4-Aug-2017 16:11
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mattwnz:

 

One thing that annoys me is when selling a blu ray player with a remote, the number of people who ask to just buy the remote. They seem to think that they can get the remote for nothing, when I will then be left with a crippled bluray player that will be.

 

 

Tell them you will sell them the remote for the price of the blu-ray. Or suggest they buy a Harmony and program it from the database. I had to do that recently for an old Sony DVR with a non-functioning remote. It worked surprisingly well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done that, but they don't take it up. Obviously they are trying to get the remote a lot cheaper, even though buying a harmony would end up costing them more.


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  # 1839280 4-Aug-2017 16:44
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I'm always evaluating a trader's feedback, the sort of questions they ask and how they sell products. Any time I don't want them to do the same to me then I blacklist them. That way I'm reducing the likelihood that I have to waste my time on them. The blacklist primarily functions to prevent them bidding on your auctions but the list serves as a useful reference I can check when buying.

 

Spending time blacklisting traders might seem a waste of time given that there are so many traders and their is little likelihood that they will actually be active on one of my auctions. In reality the probability of them interacting with me is much higher than a random selection because I see these bad traders involved in the same subset of auctions that I have bought and sold in.

 

 

True - but you can blacklist someone after they've started bidding. I have done that on several occasions, especially if they have asked a dopey question and more so if it's pickup only and they live on the Other Island. Just look at their feedback and if there's a fair sprinkling of negatives and/or incompletions > zap!





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  # 1839288 4-Aug-2017 17:29
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What really pees me off, is traders who write in your questions, that the price is too high without justification. They have no intention of buying and it  is basically sabotaging the auction.

 

 

 

 

Only if you respond to the question otherwise it won't show up (only as an unanswered question but they can't actually see the question)


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mattwnz:

 

What really pees me off, is traders who write in your questions, that the price is too high without justification. They have no intention of buying and it  is basically sabotaging the auction.

 

 

 

 

Only if you respond to the question otherwise it won't show up (only as an unanswered question but they can't actually see the question)

 

 

 

 

People will still see it at the end of the auction. So a buyer could see it after they have won. Also not answering it could show you are ignoring questions, as it shows the number of unanswered questions. I got one the other day by a in trade seller who was selling the same thing. I made a complaint to trademe, but they haven't replied.


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  # 1839375 4-Aug-2017 21:20
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mattwnz:

 

What really pees me off, is traders who write in your questions, that the price is too high without justification. They have no intention of buying and it  is basically sabotaging the auction.

 

 

 

 

Only if you respond to the question otherwise it won't show up (only as an unanswered question but they can't actually see the question)

 

 

The problem with that approach is that people seeing there's an unanswered question might think someone has asked an awkward question that you don't want to answer.





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  # 1839501 5-Aug-2017 13:16
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gnfb:

 

 

 

I estimate answering a question has a "cost" of about $5-10 to me , but you do it because its part of selling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So you are intrade?

 

Since it is unskilled labour involved in answering questions, and to answer a question should take no more than a few minutes, it should only cost a few cents in time. But if you value your time by that much, perhaps you shouldn't be selling trademe? Unless you are intrade, you are likely making a loss on anything you sell, based on what you originally purchased it for. If people are buying and selling for profit on a regular basis then they should be intrade.

 

 

 

I just put a higher buy now price, and all auctions have the start price as reserve. If your start price is not the reserve, then aren't you paying a listing fee each time it is listed and relisted?

 

 

Ok first of all Wow! talk about deep! Trying to get my head around what you said..... Dont know if I can You see the way I look at it is time is our most expensive commodity So if you asked me how much an hour I use to get paid or charged it was maybe $50 -$100 an hour Now if you asked me how much I valued my time out of work ? about $1000 an hour as it was limited. maybe what I am doing is using the numbers a more of a indication of value So If i sit down and read a book time value $500 an hour if i process sales on TM maybe $50 an hour Does that make sense I'm not much of a academic.

 

 

 

"I just put a higher buy now price, and all auctions have the start price as reserve. If your start price is not the reserve, then aren't you paying a listing fee each time it is listed and relisted?"

 

From memory I get the first 50 or a 100 auctions free then after that I pay a "bulk sellers fee" or something like that they call it. And also i mainly list auctions at a buy now price, Dont know if that s right or wrong but it seems to work for me.

 

 

 

 





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  # 1839502 5-Aug-2017 13:17
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I'm always evaluating a trader's feedback, the sort of questions they ask and how they sell products. Any time I don't want them to do the same to me then I blacklist them. That way I'm reducing the likelihood that I have to waste my time on them. The blacklist primarily functions to prevent them bidding on your auctions but the list serves as a useful reference I can check when buying.

 

Spending time blacklisting traders might seem a waste of time given that there are so many traders and their is little likelihood that they will actually be active on one of my auctions. In reality the probability of them interacting with me is much higher than a random selection because I see these bad traders involved in the same subset of auctions that I have bought and sold in.

 

 

Yep I pretty much do the same thing.





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  # 1839539 5-Aug-2017 15:21
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blackjack17:

 

mattwnz:

 

What really pees me off, is traders who write in your questions, that the price is too high without justification. They have no intention of buying and it  is basically sabotaging the auction.

 

 

 

 

Only if you respond to the question otherwise it won't show up (only as an unanswered question but they can't actually see the question)

 

 

 

 

People will still see it at the end of the auction. So a buyer could see it after they have won. Also not answering it could show you are ignoring questions, as it shows the number of unanswered questions. I got one the other day by a in trade seller who was selling the same thing. I made a complaint to trademe, but they haven't replied.

 

 

 

 

I can't really see any reason for it to show how many unanswered questions there are. Why does it do that?






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my wife won't let me answer in the manner I would like to. I think some people believe it's called BarterMe and not an "auction" site

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