Selling on the other hand you have a disadvantage since the protection policies favor the buyer.
I just wish as a seller you could leave negative feedback like you used to be able to
I felt the same back in the days.
But when I lost the email address linked to my ebay account and had to reopen one I was "how can people get feeback if everyone thinks like that".
So now, I don't give a sh, I just do my homework and i didn't have any issue since.
Heck it's an absolute miracle whenever I get feedback from a seller when I buy something. I don't sell a whole lot, but I've had good luck getting feedback whenever I did sell something.
eBay should really keep reminding you to leave feedback or provide some sort of incentive to do so.
You used to be able to keep 0 feedback buyers from bidding, but I'm pretty sure they took that feature away. These are the current settings for buyer requirements. They will at least help you weed out the worst, but not 0 feedback buyers. To get to this menu: sign in - go to "my eBay" - "account" tab - "site preferences" - "buyer requirements". You can cancel buyer's bids, however. Not sure if there's a penalty or not.