I bet quite a few of you resellers are going to say the same thing as well, especially the ones who are purely Etsy sellers.
Here's my vent. I don't list things often. Once in awhile, sure. To make some extra money. I listed some Strawberry Shortcake stationery from the 1980's, which always sells pretty well. This was the second time I listed it - the first being before Christmas. BOTH times a person with zero feedback bid within the last seconds of the auction, never paid & became a no longer registered member. BOTH times eBay deleted my auctions all together so I was unable to offer a second chance option (possibly that's to prevent shill bidding or whatever it's called). I have been hocking some Super Mario Bros stickers. I sold 3 lots. A person in Mexico claims to have never received. I was going to send with tracking again, but... according to Canada posts, it costs $88 to send with tracking to Mexico - $88 f*@#ing dollars! I told him forget it, take a refund like you wanted, eBay wouldn't find in my favour unless I resent with tracking anyways. Only about 10% of the time do they find in favour of the seller. So, the 3rd sale never paid. 50% of the recent auctions of mine, the buyer didn't pay. I had to go through the "non paying bidder" crap to get my final credit fee back. One allegedly they never got it, I don't believe they got it YET, but whatever. I am going on vacation soon & don't want the hassle of it on my mind.
I like eBay for the quick sale. You can sell stuff you cannot on eBay. You seem to reach a larger audience. You get free auctions. I dislike how Etsy charges per auction.
Thanks for reading/listening. My fellow bloggers, eBay & Etsy resellers are the only ones to understand. What the hell is wrong with people? I've been on eBay on & off for over 10 years.. back when you could of easily scammed people when you could still send cash in the mail. IT WAS NEVER THIS BAD.
People are annoying f*@#ing scumbags.
I understand why some people only ship within their own countries. I like to ship outside of Canada, I seem to think it maximizes my profits, but I guess this one is a lesson for me, only a $2.50 lesson, I have about 100 of these stickers, so really, I only feel like I am out shipping, but I could have used that $30. I really wish people would include Canada in their auctions, not just stick with the USA. I am thinking in the future, I might just stick with USA, Canada, but for stationery, a lot of people in Brazil seem to buy it..