I was just checking my eBay messages and noticed a service message. I usually don't read them as they're typically about fee increases, but I noticed that they are going to implement changes to their feedback system. Among the changes, they're going to only allow buyers to receive a positive feedback for the transaction. There won't be anymore of that hostage situation where the seller can leave a negative for the buyer out of mere retribution! This seriously makes me happy. I know a lot of you folks will be too after seeing some of the threads in the eBay sub-forum. Apparently this is all starting in February! All of the changes pasted below: Feedback Changes The eBay Feedback system was designed to provide a simple, honest, accurate record of member experiences. Focusing on customer service includes doing everything we can to grow customer confidence in our sellers. -Buyers will only be able to receive positive Feedback. -Positive repeat customer Feedback will count (up to 1 Feedback from the same buyer per week.) -Feedback more than 12-months old won't count towards your Feedback percentage. -When a buyer doesn't respond to the Unpaid Item (UPI) process the negative or neutral Feedback they have left for that transaction will be removed. -When a member is suspended, all their negative and neutral Feedback will be removed. -Buyers must wait 3 days before leaving negative or neutral Feedback for sellers with an established track record, to encourage communication. -All Feedback must be left within 60 days (compared to 90 days today) of listing end to encourage timely Feedback and discourage abuse. -Buyers will be held more accountable when sellers report an unpaid item or commit other policy violations.