January 29th, 2004


More Ebay Drama

Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 10:22:40 -0800 (PST)
From: Michael <digigasm@freeshell.org>
To: Brooks and Amy Johnson <auctionline@prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: Fw: Question for seller -- Item #3071513002

I'll save you some time. Contact anyone you want; I'm not taking my
comments down. All I wanted was a screwdriver to fix my poor son's Game
Boy. I felt obligated to warn other buyers that what you're selling may
not be the quality they are looking for, so I gave neutral feedback.

According to m-w.com, the definition of neutral is: not decided or
pronounced as to characteristics : INDIFFERENT b (1) : ACHROMATIC (2)

I was not entirely pleased nor was I entirely displeased. A neutral
feedback rating doesn't hurt your overall rating. Even a negative rating
doesn't hurt your overall rating if you're an active seller. So I don't
know why you're getting all bent out of shape.

It's because I didn't email you with my concerns? I didn't email you
because, as far as I was concerned, the transaction was over. I didn't
want a replacement of the same crappy screwdriver and $6 isn't enough
money to chase after.

I had the feeling that, if I had contacted you, you would've just blamed
me for the problem anyway. Automatically you assume that I'm using the
screwdriver for unintended purposes. I KNOW how to use a screwdriver. In
fact, after the screwdriver you sold me broke I used a Dremel to cut my
own screwdriver head on the tip of a nail so I know how to use tools.

Now, let's flip the page.

I paid for the item 5 minutes after the auction ended and I didn't give
you any hassle. Most sellers would agree that's what a good buyer is.
When I sell something and I receive payment right away and don't have to
deal with any special circumstances I give a positive rating every time
despite what they say about me.

A negative feedback hurts me far more than a neutral feedback hurts you.
And on top it all you have my money and I have nothing.

Thanks for everything.

Your friend,


Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 10:52:53 -0600
From: Brooks and Amy Johnson <auctionline@prodigy.net>
To: digigasm@freeshell.org
Subject: Fw: Question for seller -- Item #3071513002

By the way I read your little response to your feedback and your language
explains a lot about your personality. I believe you should remove it since
its linked to cursing and deragatory personal remarks which is not allowed
in feedback or I will contact Safeharbor and have them remove it for you. I
will allow you 24 hours before contacting Safeharbor - you should really
familiarize yourself with the EBAY rules.

Brooks J.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brooks and Amy Johnson" <auctionline@prodigy.net>
To: <digigasm@freeshell.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #3071513002

> I shipped the item in an efficient manner and have sold 100's of this item
> and when used properly its more than up-to-the-job (I own two of them).
> do YOU justify neutral feedback without any attempt to contact the
seller -
> PERHAPS you should READ the feedback forum where it Clearly explains that
> all problems should have an attempt to be resolved before leaving any
> feedback other than positive. I don't believe you even gave me the
> of an e-mail and I showed you the same exact respect you showed me -
> Besides, I just want other sellers to know that you are the kind of buyer
> who leaves feedback without even attempting to contact the seller.
> Thanks,
> Brooks J.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <digigasm@freeshell.org>
> To: <auctionline@prodigy.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 4:45 PM
> Subject: Question for seller -- Item #3071513002
> > How can you justify giving me negative feedback when I sent payment 5
> minutes after the auction ended? Feedback is for rating the transaction
> not your sour grapes about the buyer's honesty.
> >
> > Question from: digigasm
> > Title of item: Gameboy Tri Wing ScrewDriver Screw Driver NEW
> > Seller: auctionline123
> > Starts: Jan-12-04 10:46:34 PST
> > Ends: Jan-13-04 21:41:55 PST
> > Price: Starts at $4.00
> > To view the item, go to:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3071513002

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This reminds me so much of the environment and people around which I was expected to acheive.
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