I have to admit I had several really good years buying and selling but the last several transactions that I had just made it where it wasn't worth the hassle.
Stupid stuff..I sold an item (that was plastic) and used an entire roll of bubble wrap to protect from any really hard chips or knocks. You could have thrown it against the wall and it would have bounced back at you. I then placed it in a padded envelope and mailed it. The buyer received the item and then gave me negative feedback. Why? Because she preferred it to be in a box instead of an envelope. I asked her if it was damaged...she said no, but it might have been.
I purchased a lot of 10 XL mens shirts that were supposed to be like new. I received a lot of 10 Medium shirts that were in very worn condition. I never got my money back and neither Ebay or Paypal would intervene UNTIL I returned the items to the seller. I ended up donating them but still, it was "just one more" reason that I wasn't enjoying my Ebay experience anymore.
Then the fees changes, and then the PayPal only, then the change with the feedback...ugggh.
I always figured Ebay would finally just go away...the way of Myspace.