Hey all! Just wondering what other's thoughts are on this topic.
Every once in awhile, I come upon an Ebay auction from sellers who have decided to keep their eBay feedback details private. This morning was one of those times.
The item is right up my collecting focus alley, and would be a welcome addition to my collection. (I won't give out the auction, as I don't like "outing" auctions, but I'm sure you guys can guess at least the figure involved. )
Now...why one earth would a seller want to hide his feedback specifics? To what beneficial end does this serve? For the life of me, I cannot think of one well intentioned purpose. Why does the seller not want a potential bidder to see an assessment of his past transactions?
Does the seller think that by hiding the details, they remove buyer's doubt? An quick evaluation of the feedback positive/negative percentage would usually lead to a decision to bid anyway.
As would generally be presumed, I conclude that in hiding the details of their feedback, sellers are only intending to cover-up the "bad marks" on their records. Their virtual records are sealed!
So...who the heck would throw caution to the wind and bid to win with such a seller?
What do you guys think?
EDIT: I should clarify that I would NEVER bid on an auction from a seller with hidden feedback. For a seller to do this, is to immediately stupefy any desire to bid on the particular auction.