How To Leave Feedback Like A Pro On Discogs

by jcooke

Feedback is an integral part of buying and selling music on the Discogs Marketplace. Leaving feedback on an order is optional, but when it’s left it should help others benefit from your trading experience. It’s a good idea to exercise caution when leaving feedback for others, as it will become a permanent part of their trading history on Discogs.

Here’s a few simple tips to keep in mind when leaving feedback on Discogs!

How Do I Even Leave Feedback?

Feedback can only be left within 90 days of the order date. After an order has been placed, a ‘Leave Feedback’ link will be displayed on the right side of the order page. Buyers can leave feedback for sellers from the Purchases page. Sellers can leave feedback for buyers from the Orders page. Positive, negative or neutral feedback can be left based on the experience. Both the buyer and seller should wait until the order has been completed and any issues have been resolved before leaving feedback.

Patience, Grasshopper

Shipping can take a long time and, unfortunately, is beyond the controller of anyone buying or selling on Discogs. USPS Media Mail takes about a week on average. International mail can sometimes take longer than a month. If you’re ordering a record or other item that you need by a certain date, make your needs known to the seller before placing the order to avoid disappointment.

Use the order page to communicate and make any concerns about the status of your order known before leaving feedback. If a seller is not communicating as necessary to resolve an order, you can file a Seller Not Responding report. Please allow a reasonable amount of time for the seller to respond, as not everyone is at their computer at all times.

Bro, Do You Even Play Grade?

Your interpretation of the record grading scale may be stricter or looser than the person you’re dealing with. Also note that the photos showing on Discogs depicting any release are general photos from the database. If you have any specific requirements, please contact the seller before placing an order. If you’ve received an order and have concerns about grading, communicate with the seller on the order page before leaving feedback.

The Beatles - We Can Work It Out How To Leave Feedback

We Can Work It Out

Unfortunately, sometimes packages get damaged or go missing in transit. Mistakes are made in grading. These are the joys and perils buying and selling music online. If you’re not satisfied with your order, communicate with the seller or buyer via messages on the order page first, giving them an option to resolve the issue before leaving feedback.

Keep Calm and Feedback On

Remain Calm. If you are upset or otherwise emotionally charged, step away from the issue until you are able to communicate with the other party amicably. Once one side responds aggressively a positive outcome is unlikely for anyone. Name calling, all-caps and strings of exclamation marks aren’t very helpful to any issue, in our experience. We encourage honest and polite feedback on all orders, whether it was a positive experience or if there was a dispute.

Abusive feedback is not allowed and might be removed if deemed necessary. if you think the other party is not following Discogs policy or have any other concerns, please contact Discogs Staff for advice.  Buyer or seller can send in a Feedback Review Request and staff will then review the situation.

Good feedback keeps the marketplace moving forward. Use these tips to leave feedback like a pro!

9 comments about “How To Leave Feedback Like A Pro On Discogs
  • vkubrick 2 years ago
    Nice one. I love Discogs because of things like that!
  • blumley 2 years ago
    This is great advice, but can we make sure sellers and buyers who don't look at the blog/forums will see it?
  • blackplastik 2 years ago
    Nicely written! My favorite part is the "Keep Calm and Feedback On". It's like an angry person with a gun... Sir, please step away from the computer!
  • slur 2 years ago
    "Feedback can only be left within 90 days of the order date." Why ??
  • indarkdreams666 2 years ago
    as if it wasnt known before
  • slur 2 years ago
    ^^ When the Canadian post-strike happened I had to wait much longer until the package arrived, all fine but I could not leave feedback any longer f.e.
  • bibijeebies 2 years ago
    Could you start please by adding an extra option that feedback cannot be negative in case of non-delivery without attempting to contact the seller first?
    Two points to consider:
    1 buyer should be able to contact seller
    2 seller should respond within reasonable timeframe
  • chupathingy 2 years ago
    I feel kinda bad. The first time I ever bought a record on Discogs, I had no idea about the feedback option, and never left the seller any feedback. He was so awesome and patient in working with me. Kowa1, you get a 5 star rating!

    Rate the seller, make sure they know they're awesome!
  • reverberationmusic 2 years ago
    As a seller I immediately leave positive feedback upon payment, the buyer did their job, period.