What is the Cost of Venting? Evidence from eBay
AbstractThis paper uses data collected from eBay's website to identify why buyers fail to leave (negative) feedback in online markets. Empirical results con¯rm that the fear of retaliation may be an important motivation for buyers not to leave (negative) feedback, while the time and effort cost of reporting may be not.
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Date of creation: Nov 2008
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reputation; feedback; asymmetric information;
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- L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce
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- Luis Cabral & Lingfang (Ivy) Li, 2012. "A Dollar for Your Thoughts: Feedback-Conditional Rebates on eBay," Working Papers, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics 12-13, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics.
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