Here a classic oldie from the crazeenydriver show in 2008. Joe talks about eBay changing the feedback system. No longer can a seller leave a bad buyer negative feedback. This was the major community muck-up that compares to the Titanic hitting an iceberg!
Transcript: hey you two crazy New York driver here and I wasn't really going to make any big video this soon but since the new changes have taken effect two days ago the results are catastrophic I expected it to be bad it's ten times worse so let's get right into it we're going to talk about ebay now we'll go talk about what we're going to do about this crap let's talk about the no negative feedback first as you know sellers can no longer leaving buyers negative feedback yet the buyers can still leave the sellers negative feedback now let me tell you about a couple of issues I've been counted in the last two days i listed a bunch of things last month in april oh and by the way today's date is made of 21st 2008 and i'm broadcasting live from my studio and as i was saying I was did a bunch of things in April and the people never paid me just never paid some won't answer the dispute some have answered it and said things like I'm not paying you because you don't take paypal even though it says on my auctions I don't take it some say i'm not paying you because i don't need it whatever crazy reason so a bunch of people haven't paid me so I filed for non-paying bidder credit which I've gotten but guess what I can't Nick these people they didn't pay me and I can't make them yet they can make me and they will dig me now let's talk a little more about the feedback and something that's even more disturbing which I doubt you know let's say a buyer buys an item from you let's think you an item be bought something really good I've sold many of these notebooks so this notebook right here let's say you listed it for five dollars a guide bids on it revise it he gets it now he goes to leave you feedback now let's say the guy's a decent guy and he wants to leave you positive he clicks on the Lee feedback link and what comes up is a drop-down window one you probably haven't seen and let me read to you what this drop-down window says buyers you can no longer receive negative or neutral feedback from sellers you should leave honest and accurate feedback without the fear of receiving negative or neutral ratings that is word for word what is on the drop-down window so basically ebay saying fires you can screw these sellers as much as you want and they can do a thing about it and they're right which we can ebay has emasculated us I'm speechless now we knew that was coming but a little surprised also that I didn't expect I myself have been on ebay since 1999 that is 9 years I've been on ebay and over the 90 is my percentage is 99.2 that's my feedback or it was my feedback until two days ago never in my life was I under 99.1 at any point most of the time I was at 90 95 but this last year as I've told you guys before ebay has been inundated with if I may excuse the expression scumbags people who register on ebay bid on stuff don't pay neg people and get kicked off will be 0 0 0 0 0 so basically over the last year I've accumulated i guess around 15 necks in the last year alone but only 32 in my whole life in 10 and 10 years I've had 32 Nate's my feedback my positive feedback is 4500 something okay so what ebay is doing instead of counting all my deals like they have been doing and given me my 99 percent to their only counting the last year to everybody so what you did from today to a year ago is what the feedback is based on now consequently I got all the scumbags who bid on my stuff and didn't buy who neg me that bringing my rating down to a 97.1 97.1 that's a radio station that's not a feedback that's ridiculous I have never had a 97 feedback in my life if you look at my account you'll see all the people who need me and I'm willing to put this I'm going to put my screenname up if I hafta all the people who made me are people who didn't pay me and ebay doesn't care i care and i'm sure you guys care to because if you're watching this you're probably a seller but even for you buyers it's important to you guys too I've been getting a lot of email positive from you guys feedbacks thank you for positive comments you had a mic and what I'd like to do today is discuss some possible answers not got one it's a bit extreme but there's just no other way out folks no other way ebay won't listen to us so here's what we're going to do this is my suggestion you can join me or you can tell me forget it that's up to you but I'm doing it I think it's the only chance we have to be heard I suggest tonight we're after you view this video everyone you go on ebay and register a new account it will not be an account where you do any buying so don't worry about that it's going to be a throwaway account what I want you to do is go on ebay and choose as your screen name a negative comment about ebay for instance ebay sucks paypal rip off ebay scammer anything in the world you can think about ebay or John Donne you that you can put as your little user ID a negative comment the worst you can think of but no person please you know just to get your comment across once that's done belong to the community bulletin boards and start pasting I've been thought commenting for instance tell them your feelings about the negative and neutral feedback that we can't leave about the sellers who don't pay you about John Donny you I want you think about him about anything you want because i was on the community boards this morning before work and it's loaded with people with zeros they're all brand new people who had the same idea as me only they haven't really gotten the word out so i'm putting the word out this is my idea every body register a new account with a negative ebay connotation as soon as possible all right ebay sucks ebay rip off paypal rip off Donnie you bum anything you could think of okay go to community bulletin boards and start typing in comments- of course but ebay has ripping us off and we've got to be heard another idea I have and it's involving the same thing because I would suggest that some of us actually it's not going to hurt anybody on ebay but it's a little idea i have put these throwaway names a lot of people sell items and put a reserve on it for instance they'll sell a late-model Ford Taurus which is worth let's say five thousand and they'll start the bidding at a hundred dollars with a reserve technically we could bid on that where our throwaway name's not hurt the seller we were not screwing him over but our name will be on the option the base sucks I'm just throwing this out as a possible way to get our names out because that's what we got to do we got to let everybody know what he is doing to us because really i think that the end is here mic feedback is 97.1 I'm a powerseller or I was I'm getting kicked out I'm done I'm finished I'll never be able to recoup under these current conditions because these people are going to neck me they don't pay an a neg neg neg neg three bit on my stuff and they say oh I don't need it I found it locally what does that what does that do for me I have one particular auction I've listed four times each time somebody one and didn't pay me I file for the you