I have been both buyer and seller on e-bay. I don't get the changes to their feedback policy. As a buyer I have never had a problem with a seller. But as a seller, I have had many scams, threats etc. from buyers. I've had buyers want to send an item back because they didn't read the description and then threaten to leave me bad feedback if I didn't do it. I've had buyers not pay and then tell me "Will you forget the sale and we'll just leave positive feedback saying I got the item" etc. and then tell me if I don't do that they will leave negative feedback.
From my experience on e-bay it is the sellers that needs the protection from coercion from buyers, not the other way around.
Many buyers use the feedback as punishment to sellers in order to get what they want from the seller. I even had one buyer tell me he wanted his item shipped free or he would leave me negative feedback.
As a buyer I have never been coerced or threatened by a seller.
E-bay is deffinitly becoming an unfriendly place for sellers.
I now use Etsey for my art. It charges 20 cents a post and the posts stay up for months. I use Amazon for books,dvd's etc.
Amazon has a much better system than e-bay. You place your used item on the website with a click of a button. (No loading pictures or writing a description) The buyer pays Amazon and Amazon sends the money to your account and lets you know to ship it. You don't have contact with the buyer at all.
You basically work as an Amazon seller. The only requirement is that you have to write Amazon.com somewhere on the outside of the package. Once you post you don't even have to check items again. Amazon sends an email telling you it sold and the address to ship it to. the hardest part (which is no where as complicated as e-bay) is that you have to search the item in their store. Once you find it there is a button that says "sell one like this". You click that button, put in your price and condition and your done. It lists all the used items together on one page with the prices, so you do have to be competetive in your pricing. You can't sell it for higher than the new item Amazon has for sell, so there is no scamming buyers. You set the shipping fee, but since Amazon already has a shipping fee for that item you don't have to wonder how much it will cost, you can go by Amazons shipping fee.
I've never sold electronis or non-media items on Amazon, but I have sold books,CD's and DVD's. It was a much more pleasant experience than e-bay.