I purchased a new, unused textbook yesterday from a private seller on Amazon.com Marketplace for half the advertised price of other online booksellers. But I found myself waffling between one seller who had 93% positive feedback but the lowest price and another seller with 98% positive feedback but a higher price. I wound up going with the seller with the 98% positive feedback. But I'm wondering whether that extra 5% of positive feedback was really worth an extra $5?
As I mentioned in the past, I've been selling stuff on Amazon.com Marketplace for the past few months. And right now, I have a 100% positive feedback rating (knock on wood). I attribute my good fortune to the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do onto you. Having had some not so great experiences with other sellers, I've learned from their mistakes. Things like inaccurate descriptions or inadequate packing materials, drive me crazy.
Anyway, I'm wondering if it's just me, or do other folks pay a lot of attention to feedback ratings? If yes, are you willing to pay a premium to purchase something from a seller with a higher rating? And finally, what's your price point? Are you talking an extra $5, $10, $15?