long story short, i opened a few [100% legit] cases as a buyer, people wouldn't send items, would be SUPER rude to me, etc etc. i wound up getting an automatic message to my email saying ive been warned for having a high volume of cases. the email even stated that my account is currently NOT undergoing any changes, i am just being warned. well, i call eBay to make sure, they assure me it was just an automated response, that no actions are being taken, and that if they DO, i will be notified of it. I also had them check out my cases to double check that i have not broken any rules. everyone that's looked at my cases has agreed I've been on the up and up, I've just had the unfortunate luck of dealing with a string of bad sellers. A week later I discover all the negative feedback i have -ever- left anyone has been removed. after LOTS of phone calls for over a month, complete IDIOTS not giving me ANY answers, supervisors being dumber than the basic cust serv reps I originally talk to, getting hung up on because I become frustrated when they ramble complete jibberish (not only was it an obvious bullshit answer, it wasnt even fucking english. i had one guy say "uhmmmm" for about 2 minutes strait without a single word between them, no joke. Another [supervisor] literally NEVER told me anythign, said I need to manually locate each feedback that was removed (which i can no longer find besides remembering specifically what sellers i left negative feedback for) and appeal every case via an email. never told me where to email it, what happened so i know wtf im even appealing, etc) this is the final idea of what happened: -i opened cases in over 1% of my auctions -this automatically flagged me in ebay -according to the last person worth remembering that i talked to, apparently if you get flagged you -have- to be dealt with in some way -instead of banning me, they removed all negative feedback i ever left -if i have the same situation occur, i risk being suspended or banned. I basically got told "you did nothing wrong, you didn't receive your items or received damaged goods, requested resolution, if they were rude or didnt respond you opened a case as its your right to do so"..."BUT, you opened so many that we are going to punish you, even though you were in the right, your lucky you didn't get suspended" when asking them wtf do i do in the instance that i have more bad sellers, as my only two options will be "take it as a loss and lose money for bad/no product OR report it as i SHOULD and risk being banned for opening too many cases despite being in the right" the answer was this: "maybe you should open two accounts, one for buying and one for selling, that way if your buying account gets banned at least your seller account stays open" really? fucking REALLY?