eBay Sellers Now can Limit Buyers to Purchasing Only One Item every 10 Days

Posted on August 8, 2009. Filed under: eBay | Tags: , , |

Beginning October 2009, eBay is going to calculate a low DSR percentage for sellers based on the total number of low DSR scores a seller receives from buyers.  A buyer who purchases 10 items and leaves 10 low DSR ratings will have the same effect as 10 different buyers who each purchase 1 item and leave a low DSR score.

eBay allows sellers to use the Buyer Requirements to specify the criteria whereby a buyer can be blocked.  Previously, eBay allowed sellers to limit buyers to purchasing no more than 10 items at a time.  However, eBay is now giving sellers much more flexibility in limiting the number of items each buyer can purchase at a time.  eBay sellers can now limit buyers from bidding on or purchasing additional items after they have purchased anywhere from 1 to 100 items.  So, it is now possibly for eBay sellers to limit buyers so that they can purchase no more than one item every 10 days if the seller so chooses.

 

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I understand why eBay is going to allow sellers to limit the number of items a buyer purchases.  It is necessary given the new way eBay will calculate seller performance requirements.  I’m just not sure that the eBay buyer experience will be improved when sellers begin severely limiting the number of items each buyer can purchase at a time.

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8 Responses to “eBay Sellers Now can Limit Buyers to Purchasing Only One Item every 10 Days”

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I collect salt and pepper shakers. (I know, I know…) Having learned over the years that there is never just one of any particular set in the world, I always try to buy/win multiple sets to save on shipping from a seller.

If I come run into a seller who sets up these perimeters for their business, I will respect their right to do so and even understand why, but I’ll back away from their listings and won’t look back.

Rhetorical question maybe but, it isn’t enough that eBay has made it hard to sell on the site, now they want to make it hard to buy?

Pffffffffffffftttttttt!

Hope it will help us as a seller..

Another idiot move by Ebay.

The only real way to control WHO BUYS was to control WHAT you sold. Sophisticated niche was a seller’s best filter by default.

With mandatory PayPal and mandatory refund, this is no longer true because now buyers can buy just to scam, going by the price.

So there’s no sense going to too much trouble to screen anyone anymore I suppose.

Oh, Paypal snuck, I mean struck again:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/169843

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Once again ebay uses the a jackhammer to solve a problem they’ve created that can easily be solved with a platform tweak.

The solution to the potential problem is imply to count only 1 DSR score when multiple DSRs are left by the same buyer within a 7 to 10 period. We know they can do this because of the feedback used to be structured.

If in fact they ever existed inside ebay, all pretenses of common sense and fairness have been abandoned in their crusade against non Diamond powersellers.

“I’m just not sure that the eBay buyer experience will be improved when sellers begin severely limiting the number of items each buyer can purchase at a time.”

Buyers are going to hate it and the “hate mail” will show up in the form of lower DSRs!

Great, sales stink as it is, so let’s prevent ALL buyers from purchasing multiple items from us.

I will not use this new feature, as it will also apply to a great buyer, and the sellers will suffer for that.


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