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    a buyer with 0 feedback wanting to buy a very expensive item seems fishy?

    i have a very expensive coin on ebay and i have a buyer who seems very interested and he has 0 feedback, here is the fishy part he tells me he has been watching it for over a year but he just joined ebay a couple weeks ago,,im a bit nervous if he decides to buy this coin. What are your thoughts thanks
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    Well it seems weird indeed. Maybe you should wait for another buyer?
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    Nope. I don't deal with new eBay accounts. Let them build their feedback rating on someone else. If he is that interested, have him use an intermediary with an established account/reputation.

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    I will sell to buyers with zero feedback, but not with anything expensive. Use to be you could find out if they had other screen names, but I do not know where I found it. Maybe some else knows.
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    I will NEVER trust eBay again. Wife sold some items, buyers returned a different item and then claimed it was not as advertised. eBay always backed the buyer despite my wife's impeccable record and photos of the real item in the box, ready to be shipped. Fool me once...
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    Last edited by dts52; Jul 18, 2019 at 01:14 PM.
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    I wouldn't trust it with a expensive item. I sell to a lot of 0 rating buyers, but everything is under $40.00.
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    I sell a fair amount to zero activity buyers. Nothing of great value however.
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    IMHO: It's to risky with no feedback for a high value item.

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    Better block him.
    When I did yard sales I was dollardan. No yard sales where I am now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdan View Post
    Better block him.

    I would be curious as a separate thread in how many buyers other sellers have blocked. I know my list keeps growing. Once on the list, I never take them off regardless of circumstances.
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    a buyer with 0 feedback wanting to buy a very expensive item seems fishy?

    I have sold to zero feedback buyers...but the most has been under $400. But Iím a gambler and risk taker...I used to sell on eBay when we mailed money orders back and forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver_Down View Post
    I would be curious as a separate thread in how many buyers other sellers have blocked. I know my list keeps growing. Once on the list, I never take them off regardless of circumstances.
    Here is my list. Less than 10 are because they caused trouble. All the rest are from others lists. (someone would warn about a buyer or seller and I would add them.)

    2bushgardens, amyp1664, bryanhamilton1, cad777864, cdickerson361, chatho777, christopherthissen, dallasresellers, dezoologist, earthmetalgear, g-mouse, georgebarcellos, globiker, jonnyray50, julicesa-73, kzkz15, lacyway6, largedistant1201, largedistant1202, largedistant1203, largedistant1204, largedistant1205, largedistant1206, largedistant1207, largedistant1208, largedistant1209, largedistant1210, largedistant1211, largedistant1212, largedistant1213, largedistant1214, largedistant1215, largedistant1216, largedistant1217, largedistant1218, largedistant1219, largedistant1220, lectronix2020, library_services, lmweb68, lovemy*boys, luvmylife57, marketing-master1, mricheyus, nguyen321, pti1172, raj1000561, richest110, sean.gherciu, sellit78money, simplysellingstuffdenver, sparkleplenty122, torrdo9, uniquefindings-650, voitsekh_k, wb5757, wesellitall2020, widowssonjoseph, xa-electronics

    I hope none of you guys are up there.
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    When I did yard sales I was dollardan. No yard sales where I am now.

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    Dan, I haven't been back on eBay for over 5 years. I think I purchased some things from you back then, more than a couple.

    I was always pleased, my friend. Stay safe, and stay solvent. Please let us know on here when you have something "special" going

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    Quote Originally Posted by dts52 View Post
    I will NEVER trust eBay again. Wife sold some items, buyers returned a different item and then claimed it was not as advertised. eBay always backed the buyer despite my wife's impeccable record and photos of the real item in the box, ready to be shipped. Fool me once...
    dts
    The big problem with selling on ebay is if the buyer states "not as described" Ebay will refund their money before you get the item back. Then try to get it back.... Good luck...
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    If someone has 0 feedback I typically take my chances and will sell them things of relatively low value (Sub $500 in most cases). If it's an international buyer with 0 feedback, I cancel the transaction. If someone is purchasing a Rolex or a high valued item ($2500+), I typically require 100 or more feedback, although I will sell to people with less. I always call the person and speak to them directly, then ship the package Express mail with full insurance, and then follow up with another call. If they don't have a phone number on eBay, or wont talk to me directly, I will just cancel the transaction. At over 7000 transactions now, some in the five figure range, I have yet to have a major problem, knock on wood.
    You're never know it all... Keep an open mind and keep learning.

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