I need to digress before I get to the point of my post. Also, the word asshole is used excessively in this post - be warned.
Many sellers ask, why can’t we see buyers’ rating, then we will know who we are dealing with and if to do business with them. Well, is that done anywhere else in life? Does Amazon do that for example?
How about if you bought from McDonalds today and tomorrow you go to Burger King? Do they know that? Does Burger King do a pee test before you order? Do they know if you were a good McDonalds customer or perhaps an asshole and that is why you are now coming to them? No they don’t, you have to prove it.
But what do these big corporations do so that when the assholes show up, who either don’t want to pay or waste their employees time - they include an asshole tariff in their price.
So you the good guy, pay more for your food or product or service because that 1% of troublemakers caused the company to increase their prices.
(Now I return to the topic at hand.)
So you dear Seller, adjust your prices accordingly. Include an asshole tariff - we know they are out there. It may not cover all of your loss but it is then not such a hard blow.
Consider this as you plan for Fiver 2017.