- No negative Feedback for Buyers
- Past Negatives and Neutrals are all counted as negative. The only options going forward are Positive or Negative.
- eBay messaging during the Feedback process tells 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."
- Many sellers are worried this will drop them out of PowerSeller status.
It will be interesting to watch and see how much this new Feedback improves the "Buyer Experience".
Update: Here is an announcement from eBay "As previously announced, we are making changes to the Feedback system this month. We have begun the back-end changes that will allow Feedback percentages to display only the last twelve months’ worth of transactions, and to show credit for repeat Feedback (retroactive to 1996).
While we are performing the database migration necessary to display the Feedback changes properly, members may notice some discrepancies in the way Feedback is displayed on the View Item pages and in individual members’ Feedback Profiles. During the transition, the positive percentages on these pages may appear to be different.
The migration began on the global sites on May 12 and will complete on all sites by May 28. As always, thank you for your patience and understanding."