CS70 wrote:Never been a big user of ebay, and often aren't there for months or years. When I last did (last week) I noticed that it feels much more like a regular selling site (a-la-amazon) than the old auction site.
And when you buy something in a shop, it's only a minority that thinks about leaving positive feedback..
I bought a monitor stand from Amozam and was asked if I would like to leave a user review, so yep, in order to help I did, oh my days, after that, and for a considerable period of time my email was literally festooned with spam emails, many attempting to sell me monitor stands (I'd just bought one for goodness sake!) arrived each and every day - never ever again will I leave a review.
On another occasion I mistakenly pressed an opt-in button for something I am not clear about even yet, years after the event. This meant I had in ignorance opted in to a authorised payment option where Amozam took £20 a month out of my bank. Try as I may I could not get them to rescind the payment order, they called me/emailed/even wrote to me to say a mistake had been made and that a case had been risen. The following month yet another £20 taken from my bank account and so I contacted them again and again I got called/emailed/even wrote to me to say a mistake had been made and that a case had been risen, and so it went on, they were just stalling techniques, I could not get my money back.
I got my bank to stop making the payments and get my money back, the bank did get my money back but then a month later got in touch to say they had to return the money to Amaswine, in other words a UK bank had to prostrate itself before Amaswine. OK I only lost £80, but it was the principle, they took money from my account without my explicit permission (I had been in touch with them before the first payment had been made and they assured me they had made the mistake and would not deduct any money from my account, then they went on and did it.
I am not a man of violence but if I ever met that $hecklehead Bezos it would take me all my resources to resist tapping his cork