Living in a Radically Transparent world is, it seems, not without risk. Apparently a Seattle man was recently sued for $10,000 because he left a “Neutral” rating for an eBay seller from North Carolina.
Sued! For $10k for using a system that eBay implemented to encourage feedback!!!
Shellhorn bought some Morgan silver dollars from a man in North Carolina. The price was fair, but Shellhorn says the coins were packed poorly.
“The coins were hanging out of the envelope, loose, with no packing whatsoever around them,” he said.
The seller wanted feedback. Shellhorn couldn’t honestly say the deal was good or bad so he took the middle ground.
“This is neutral feedback, not even negative feedback, but neutral. He sued me for $10,000,” he said.