So I tried to sell an old Laptop that I don't use anymore on eBay this week. I guess I aimed too high with the price, because despite lots of watchers, I didn't get any bids.
So I go to re-list it and I get this message:
You can not submit your listing due to the following problems
You're almost done with your listing. There's just one more thing to do. It looks like you don't have a reimbursement payment method on file with us. Sellers must have a reimbursement payment method on file under our Buyer Protection Policy.
In order to complete your listing, please add your reimbursement payment method now . Once you're done, you'll be able to review and submit your listing.
Note: You can always change your selected reimbursement payment method in My eBay or cancel your reimbursement payment method by contacting us. Learn more about what eBay Buyer Protection means to sellers.
Anyone else dealt with that? At a glance, I'm really not okay with this. Every unpleasant eBay interaction I've ever had has been because a buyer tried to lie about what I'd sold them. I had a lady tell me that the camera I mailed her didn't work, I had a guy tell me a T-shirt I sold was stained... stuff that I flat out know is bogus.
This policy seems like a way to totally screw sellers based on the word of a buyer, and I'm thinking the computer just goes onto Craig's List instead. I Googled this policy and it sounds like it's been around for a year or so at least... so I'm also wondering why I was able to list the Laptop (and the other item I did sell last week) but am getting this triggered now when I'm trying to sell it at a lower price.
Lastly, that other item I sold... I noticed now that eBay is charging a commission on your shipping price.
What in the hell is that? Why on earth does eBay feel entitled to take money on the cost of shipping?