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Buying/Selling Positive feedbacks or trading?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by oatmeal, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

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    It just occurred to me today that people can probably buy/sell/trade positive feedbacks on ebay. I honestly didn't even
    think about this until just 20 minutes ago. I did some searching and found out it has been going on since the early days when
    sellers had the power to leave negative feedback. I thought it might have been phased out by Ebay and all their new policies
    they keep making, but it looks like it's still going strong.

    I found a bunch of 0.01 cent auctions for silly things like chocolate recipes, cake recipes, a digital image, and all of them say
    in the description things like, "this auction is not for an item, no shipment will be made, no email sent, it's for local pick up only".
    And basically, if I'm not mistaken, these people are basically just selling positive feedbacks.

    Is this legit? Wouldn't ebay become suspicious? Is this some kind of pseudo lingo that all ebayers who want to trade feedbacks know? So instead of saying out publicly, "this auction is for feedback trading", they just say, "this auction is for a cookie recipe, local pick up only"?

    I'm new to this so forgive me if I'm totally in the dark on this. But I'd love to know how I can sell/buy/trade some positive feedbacks. I thought about buying my own items with my other accounts, but I think that would get you redflagged pretty easily.
     
  2. lobo13

    lobo13 Regular Member

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    you can try fivver, just do overdo it, i got me like 50+ feedbacks from there, a month later i received a message from egay saying that i all those users were no longer egay users for X reason but i never lost the feebacks tho, so just do your research and like i said dont overdo it.
     
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  3. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

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    Oh Fiverr. Yeah, that method sounds risky because you'd be doing a lot of feedbacks at once and probably from fake accounts. The good news is the past day or so, I purchased a bunch of 0.01 cent auctions (usually comes out to 40 cents or less) and most of the sellers had over 1,000 to 10,000 feedbacks with 98% or higher ratings. I already got about 7-8 positive feedbacks and it has helped boost my rating back up. Yeah, I won't do a lot so as to get my account flagged. I'm actually going to also sell some of my own penny auctions to try it out myself (maybe 5 to 10 per month). It seems to be a great idea and really works to get some positive feedbacks quick. Again, I'm a small time seller...averaging 1 sale per day, so I only need a few positives to help me keep my rating up and won't need to do like a thousand or anything crazy.
     
  4. Plenty of Water

    Plenty of Water Newbie

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    how long did it take you to get the 50+ feedbacks? like how many days?
     
  5. seogiantking

    seogiantking Power Member

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    You can hire va's with such skills.
     
  6. Gevril

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    You got lucky it seems I have seen people doing that and sometimes when there caught red handed there account will say ''no longer a registered member''. You just want to be sure to not over do it or you will be banned!
     
  7. mangobull

    mangobull Newbie

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    its a bit too risky for me, i will not risk my account for it