View Full Version : How much should you attack someone that leaves negative feedback
08-29-2001, 12:56 PM
I am in a pretty grumpy mood because of various other threads and then when I checked my Amazon account, I felt worse.
A buyer who bought something on Amazon Marketplace (where you list alongside regular Amazon items) decided that he wanted another item (which had the same name) as the one he bought from me. The problem is that the one I shipped is the one that was described. He just assumed it was something else. I spoke to Amazon CS and while they were friendly, they wouldn't help.
I have nothing to gain by helping this guy out (except feedback) and everything to lose (i.e. cash)
I then sent him a very nasty (but non libelous) email discussing the fact that he bought deviant homosexual pornography [hey, I'm just satisfying the marketplace] and perhaps his neighbors would be interested in his purchases. Further, the item that he "really wanted" involved rape, sodomy, child molestation and rape and other deviance. I explained that this would likely not reflect highly on him. Especially the fact that he was trying to extort me in order to get this material.
Did I go to far?
Not far enough?
What should I have done?
08-29-2001, 01:04 PM
The question is... why did you have deviant homosexual pornography to sell this guy?
08-29-2001, 01:06 PM
If you really sent him an e-mail like that I would guess that your feedback is shot anyway.
08-29-2001, 01:11 PM
is there a place to respond to negative feedback? that's your best option, i think.
08-29-2001, 01:15 PM
Twi - Like I said, I satisfy my customers
Poi - He already left negative feedback
Wel - no place to respond :(
08-29-2001, 01:21 PM
yup, you just got jacked by a flaw in the system... people should also be assigned ratings based on what percentage of the time they leave negative feedback. better yet, amazon SHOULD delete feedback that is negative for a reason as blatantly wrong as that.
08-29-2001, 01:40 PM
i have never been one to judge others based on what they own...
I myself have seen some nasty ass videos in my lifetime.. and i'm only 21...
to tell someone 'i sent you gay porn instead of the rape/child molestation thing you wanted' ..
that sorta makes me wonder..
but you are the lawyer.. you know how to protect your ass (no pun intended)
and i will not question to the reasoning of owning such things.. let alone SELLING them..
and who the hell wants someone else's dirty porn anyways?
thats too sick for me..
08-29-2001, 01:45 PM
TLG, if you have his address send all his neighbors (if he lives in an appartment building) letters, stating that this guy has a sick twisted mind and buys such things, that ought to teach him... or show up at his place with a black 12" dong, and beat him to death...
08-29-2001, 01:56 PM
You conducted a business transaction in good faith. Don't do anything for the a-hole. He wanted you to sell him something that is illegal to own or distribute. He can't press it in any legal venue. He's just SOL.
You should ignore him. I would report him to the cops for attempting to solicit that type of material from you. Then let it drop. Unless you think you can get him for libel?
08-29-2001, 06:11 PM
It sounds like there is not much else you can do. Everybody is going to get some negative feedback sooner or later. I am assuming you have enough positive feedback to get past the negative. It sucks that there is no way to respond though. I guess it is one of the dangers of conducting online sales.
08-29-2001, 06:20 PM
how much damage can ONE neg feedback cause? if u have tons of positives, then i'm sure ONE isn't going to end u're online selling life
08-29-2001, 08:27 PM
There is almost no Feedback on Amazon (no one bothers to leave it) and so a single negative sticks out badly. Also, it is completely false and that is worse. People will now think I ripped him off. Further, I had already left him very positive feedback and now I can change it.
08-29-2001, 09:11 PM
all i have to say is....
where do i sign up for some deviant homosexual pornography, is it part of the bestdealsmagazines.com deal?
anyways, this reminds me of the old ebay/ps2 BOX auction back in the day. some kid put a ps2 BOX for sale and made a killing. basically, he said it was a box, sold it as a box, but the buyer thought it was a ps2...
i don't think you're wrong TLG...i got ya back kid!
09-01-2001, 06:55 PM
He wrote back with a "don't threaten me" response.
He also filed a claim with Amazon.com.
I then wrote Amazon back and explain how this guy is a thief and pervert.
Will keep you posted.
09-01-2001, 07:01 PM
Can't you report him to the post office for soliciting you to send illegal pornography through the USPS?
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