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eBay Employee
Posts: 1,968
Registered: ‎24-03-2005

Help on Using Community Boards

Hello Everybody,

A warm welcome to the community discussion boards.

Community boards are a great place where users come together and discuss various issues, both related and not related to eBay. In the process, they gain from each other’s knowledge, share their success and disappointments, help others, make friends and most importantly have fun.

This is a place where eBay India users can sit and relax while spending time on their various eBay activities.

Here is some quick help on using the community boards, and making your posts more interesting and personlised.

To interact on these boards, you will need to register first - it's easy and free! Also, please take the time to read and familiarise yourself with the eBay Board Usage Policies on http://pages.ebay.in/help/policies/everyone-boards.html

How to read posts
To be a guest and simply read discussions, or "lurk", you do not have to log on. Simply click on the discussion topic you are interested in reading. However, if you sign in, you get to see all the new and updated posts since your last visit.

How to log on
On the Community page, on your top right hand side, you have a button for sign in. Similarly in every board, on the top there is a button to sign in. You can use your existing eBay user id and password to log on.
By signing in you get to see all the posts that are new or updated since your last visit. If you do not have an eBay User ID, you will need to register

How to post a new message
Sign in to the boards and either scroll down to the bottom of the page or click the "Post Message" button in the toolbar and then type your message into the text box. If you want to add special formatting such as bold, italics, bullets, etc. or insert links or images, you can use regular HTML tags in this text box or use the shortcuts given in the post message button box.
When you are ready, click the "Post Message". The page will then reload and your message will appear with the others.

How to use spell check
Prior to clicking "Post Message," you can check the spelling in your message. Simply click the "Check Spelling” (ABC with a tick mark) button on top of the text box where you've been typing. When you are ready, click the "Post Message" button.

How to start a new discussion
When you want to start a new discussion, click the "Post Topic" button at the top of the chat board page. You must be logged in to the boards to see this button.

How To Navigate Through A Discussion
To navigate between the pages click the previous or next tab on bottom of the page

To get to the last posts, click the "See last Post" button at the bottom of the last post on your list.

If you are not able to see beyond the first message, just hit on the page number and you will be able to see the whole page and the messages.

Watches, Settings and Search Functionality
Watches: To keep an eye on the discussion of your interest, you can choose to watch the discussion. This will ensure that you are mailed whenever any response is made on the watched post.

Settings: Create your own signature; customize it according to your personality. You can use HTML to make your signature more personal. To get some cool HTML tips check this out: http://members.ebay.co.uk/ws2/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=ViewUserPage&userid=mr_plopster

Search: Search and Advanced search functionality gives you the ability to search for all the posts made by a particular member, date wise or topic wise.


Glossary of Terms
A Discussion is a collection of messages on the same topic. Discussions are also known as "threads." You can post messages in a discussion, or click "Add Topic" to begin a new discussion, if you don't find an existing one that fits what you want to talk about.
A Post is a message made to a discussion by a member who is logged on.

If you have any questions, please Contact Customer Support at http://pages.ebay.in/help/contact_inline/index.html

Warm Regards
Sapana
Community Development Team
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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎31-05-2005

Help on Using Community Boards

in reply to sapana@ebay.com
I want to earn money through ebay without any investment. How I can earn just seeing the advertisement?
Santanu
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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-06-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Dear sir....
its pleasure to talking with you, but i am in lots of confusion since last 30 days because some of the sellers are put their listings of products with bulks (mean they put their one products in multiple times like they put their 1product with 7 to 8 times listings) on Fitness & Sports category in Treadlill & Exercise zone, & because of that regular sellers like us are in big trouble because our listings gone behind pages due to multiple listings of the one product so please take immediate action for that, because due this our sell are decreasing because our all products gone on the behind pages like at 9 page or 10 page.thanking you....
hemalshop.
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎17-02-2005

Help on Using Community Boards

in reply to sapana@ebay.com
DEAR GOUTAM,
REGARDS,
After viewing the various issues posed by the board participants, I am of the firm opinion that the by and large the users of ebay (India) are a dissatisfied lot.
The picture posted is gloomy and pessimistic too. For the various reasons extended by wide spread users, specially sellers, it is obvious that the dwindling business opportunities, high cost and low or no profits coupled with cumbersome provisions and irrational approach of ebay is driving the users crazy and disinterested.

Resultant effect is only on the sellers who have been contributing to the site's progress over a period of time and used to get something for them also. BUT today the sellers only work and spend for ebay betterment and find themselves high and dry at the end of the month.

I condemn the stereo type replies of the site. I am concerned with the unhelpful attitude of the reply counters / authorities. The Help Section replies which are manu driven are most irelevent and there is no avenue of door where you can get answers to your questions. You can hardly get your problems solved on the site map. There should be a system of sending e mails to ebay for pertinent queries and redressal matters to be attended to. Unless that is done the interest will be vanishing and you will find a subdued lot of coming and going sellers on ebay.

Loyalty, continuation and familiarity that is needed in business is being given a good bye and so will people say good bye to each other on ebay.

Telephonic conversations solve lot of irritants and problems on the spot. Hope this opportunity will be open once again under ebay also.

AND YES, WHERE IS THAT PERSONAL TOUCH BETWEEN YOU AND ME? ITS GONE, DURING THE DAYS OF BAAZEE, WE REALLY HAD SUPPORT AND SOOTHING TOUCH.

THE MEDIA PUBLICITY OF EARLIER BAAZEE WAS EFFECTIVE. WILL EBAY START PUBLICITY IN VARIOUS MEDIA LIKE, PRINT, TV AND RADIO?

WISH ALL OF US INCLUDING YOU A GOOD LUCK.
NARAYAN CHATPAR
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eBay Employee
Posts: 1,968
Registered: ‎24-03-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Hi narayanchatpar,

The workshop is going on the following thread:
http://forums.ebay.in/thread.jspa?forumID=300000000&threadID=300000804

Kindly join us there.


Warm regards,
Sapana
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-06-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
On 31st may 05, I placed my BID for a Coolpix 7900 Digicam-Item No.7519336189. The Seller ID was teknix_in1. Till this morning, I was the highest bidder amongst 35 bidders.
Surprisingly,this evening when I checked the status of my bid, I got the message that the auction has been cancelled by e-bay. I would like to know the reasons for this cancellation; because of this cancellation I have lost an opportunity to buy the camera.
Regards,
Syamal
02.06.05
10.45 PM
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-06-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
DEAR SIR,
WE PURCHASE SOME ITEM AND PAY THE REQD. MONEY THROUGH YOU USING OUR CREDIT CARD. SOMETIME, DUE TO SOME UNKNOWN REASONS,THE ITEM IS NOT SENT BY SELLER TO THE BUYER. IN THAT CASE, NOTHING POSITIVE MEASURES ARE TAKEN BY EBAY. IN SUCH CASES ATLEAST THE FULL ADDRESS OF SELLER MUST BE PROVIDED BY YOU, SO THAT THE CUSTOMER MAY CONTACT HIM TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE. PERHAPS, BAAZEE WAS PROVIDING ALL THE INFORMATIONS OF SELLR AS WEL AS OF BUYER. PLEASE DO THE NEEDFUL AND REPLY ME. M.N. ANSARI, A SUFFERER
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-06-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
hello ppl......
i have registered in this site as a seller..and its been 2 days since i did that sad thing..nw after seeing all ur msgs in the forum i'm really scred with this site..being a student i cant really pay them for unwanted and unnecessary stuff...plz help me...I NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE...:-(
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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎21-05-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Hi! All

Can i have some valid reasons for downloading Pro selling manager,
Is it user friendly?
Rgds
Umesh
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎17-06-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
is it possible to also include some quiz and games and win some prizes. some online lotteries, but yes all this without investment, so that players will add up, otherwise when it comes to investments, people will not show interest.
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎17-06-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
i have come to know thru advertisements, etc, that we get paid for each clicks - that is to see the advertisers mail, will this work with ebay.in too so that choice is more in ebay.in apart from online shopping.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-07-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
hello sir
i want earn money through eBay
but i don't have money to invest
how can i earn money without any investment
because i have seen one article in news paper
could u give me detail plz
Gayas
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-07-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Hi,

Since more than three months I am tring to create a seller account but I am unable to. It is really very irritating to see the message "Sorry we cannot process your request at this time, please try later again" after I have entered all the information for the creation of a seller account. Earlier some other problems were coming while I was trying to create a seller account. Please suggest.

Regards,
Malavika
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-07-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
first of all i was under impression that ebay is a great site, and would definately offer me services better than bazee.com did .i have been watching auction sites since days of bidorbuy,then bazee,now ebay launce in india.
BUT I AM COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTED WITH KIND OF SERVICE,CUSTOMER CARE,HELP PROVIDED.
EVEN THOUGH POLICIES SEEM TO BE RESONABLE ,TIMEPERIOD OF 10 DAYS IS QUIET LARGE FOR ANY CTION.

I DONT KNOW HOW "FRAUD SELLERS CAN REGISTER TO EBAY".
rajanmobile(-1) HAS SOLD ME NOKIA 3230 HANDSET ON 12 JUNE.ITEM NUMBER-6405345971
I MADE PAYMENT ON 13JUNE.
SINCE THEN AFTER PAYMENT SELLER SUDDENLY NOT CONTACTABLE.GIVING VARIOUS REASONS.
AFTER SENDING EMPTY BOX ON SOMEBODYS ELSES NAME.
AFTER I FILED FIRST WARNING AFTER 10 DAYSTHEN HE WAS SAYING HE WILL RETURN MY MONEY.
EBAY DATABASE HAS CONTACT NUMBER OF SOME OTHER PERSON.
(THAT PERSON DOES NOT HAVE ANY MONEY AND JUST USING MY MONEY LIKE THAT_.
AFTER THAT HE SENT ME A CHEQUE WHICH WAS BOUNCED.
HIS NUMBERS ARE NOT CONTACTABLE.AND WHENEVER CONTACTED DOES NOT SPEAK [PROPERLY PRETENDING HE HAS PROBLEM WHILE SPEAKING.
HENCE SUCH"CHEAT-FRAUD SELLERS MANAGE TO THRIVE ON EBAY!"THIS IS BELOW MY EXPECTATIONS AND EXTREMELY BAD.
NOW FOR CLAIM ON EBAY I HAVE TO WAIT FOR 20\30 DAYS.
THIS IS REALLY BAD.
AS PERSON DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO SELL AND JUST GIVNG REASONS AND NOT GIVING MY MONETY BACK ALSO,THIS BEHAVOIUR SHOULD BE NOTED.ALSO FOR BOUNCED CHEQUE I HAD TO BEAR THE COST,ALONG WITH STD BILLS OF 200-300 ALLING TO HIM AND PERSON ON DATABASE OF EBAY.(AFTER MOBILE SOLD EBAY PROVIDE DME DIFFERENT NUMBER )AND LATER DIFFERENT.


STRONG ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST SUCH FRAUD PERSONS(NOT SELLERS)AND I SHOULD GET MY MONEY BACK IMMIDIATELY.
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Registered: ‎05-07-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Hi,
Am very disappointed with this site as i have been cheated by Tataonline who now is deregistered and i have lost my money.Ebay needs to have a better customer protection plan.There is a hassel with paisapay too as my account has been debited on 20.6.5 but the seller has not received payment till today i.e.5.7.5.How do i track this????
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Posts: 170
Registered: ‎17-05-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Hello All,

Going through this long thread I see a lot of dispute related issues. I wish to reiterate the fact that eBay strives to takes all the necessary steps possible to protect its buyers from unpleasant experiences.

If you have a dispute kindly report your problem to the Dispute Consol (help on Dispute Consol) for eBay to take appropriate action

I also suggest you go through Protection for Buyers
Regards,
nvid
Regards,
Vidmay
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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎15-06-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Dear Sirs,

I am always getting Bills/invoices for the items for which I have yet to receive payments. Is this not a wrong policy on the part of eBay.in, while Baazee would always send Bills when confirmed that the deal is completed.

Further, Baazee would promptly acknowledge the receipt of cheques/payments, while here even after reminders I don't get acknowledgements.

I request to rectify the system of Billing, receiving payments and promptly reflect the payment in Seller Accounts.

Regards
V. Ramchand
spaceview_in1
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Registered: ‎05-07-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Please look into the following dispute link and let me know your comments. I am loosing confidence on EBay.
http://feedback.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ResolveDispute&DisputeID=59612004
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-07-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Dear sir,
I want to start selling on ebay asap
but i just saw this link,my question is
1.are the buyers and sellers at ebay unsafe?
2.Is ebay is going to shut down?
3.Will i get my payments if i sell to any customer at ebay?
Regards,
Manish Chandwaney
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-07-2005

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in reply to sapana@ebay.com
Is it possible to have a two dimensional sorting ?
Something like Time:ending soonest & Price : Lowest first at the same time ?
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