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posted on March 3, 2012 08:08:21 AM new
I have seen numerous websites where people complain about eBay for one reason or another. They get screwed over by a seller or buyer. These complaints are never affective in accomplishing change, so I was thinking of a new way to shed light on the problems of eBay that would raise some eyebrows.

Create an online guide to committing fraud on eBay. This is of course tongue and cheek. It would be based on real life situations where people had ripped off others using eBay and Paypal. The idea is to get the attention of eBay to effectively change policies and bring better enforcement.

Any thoughts?

posted on March 3, 2012 08:30:09 AM new
There are information Ebay and Paypal use to make decision which they wont disclose to us,how many of us when signed up with Paypal realised that we agreed to allow them to do a credit check on us periodically.
They wont bother with hobby sellers but they do order reports on retailers or ex retailers who have lost their shops and closed their merchant accounts leaving their banks holding the bags on large chargebacks or their wholesalers with unpaid invoices.
Or employees stealing from their employers and selling store goods on Ebay.
If you want to venture into this field,do you have the time and resources to go behind the scene and investigate?
On Paypalsuck.com.one guy claimed innocent for shipping a large plasma TV with USPS green DC ,there is no way USPS will ship a large 42 inches TV Set first class or even parecel post and he has a green DC to prove he has shipped and Paypal reversed the payment.
On Ebay UK,one guy who owed 40k cc bills sold 67k worth of goods and shipped none,now he is not just worried about being thrown out of Ebay,he is more concerned when the Scotland Yard is coming after him !
Time is better spent finding goodies to resell.
posted on March 3, 2012 09:03:21 AM new
"Time is better spent finding goodies to resell."

You sound like a robot. Time is better spent the way you want to spend it.

My point is to take the same stories that people experience and put it in a different context. It is obvious eBay doesn't want to respond to complaints about how users were done wrong with their system. It is quite easy to ignore that...

but a how to guide to circumvent their system will have a different angle. the idea is to force eBay's hand into actually doing something about it.

posted on March 3, 2012 09:52:54 AM new
I am streaming Netflix movie now,called The Kiss of the Spider Woman,I expect to see you playing a role in the movie !
posted on March 3, 2012 12:25:18 PM new
Hwahwa, why wouldn't USPS ship a 42" tv parcel post? Not first class, of course, since that has a domestic cap at 14 oz, but I ship large, heavy items parcel post and use a green dc since I take those items to the PO.

posted on March 3, 2012 12:54:50 PM new
Check the size limit of USPS parcel post,a large TV exceeds that limit.
posted on March 3, 2012 02:01:07 PM new
Hwahwa, re parcel post, you are right. I guess my boxes were not that big.

posted on March 3, 2012 02:12:46 PM new
Dont forget a large TV set also needs a lot of padding .
And what about signature confirmation,it must have cost over 250 back then for a large plasma Tv set.
posted on March 3, 2012 02:17:05 PM new
What I dont understand are some sellers who prefer to behave like ostrich-
if an item turns out not to be as described and the jeweler stated in writing this aint 14k gold or 18k gold, or this is 14k goldfilled not solid gold and explained how it is tested and there are books on tradmark from the makers,the sellers still refuse to believe it.
May be they got scammed or overpaid for the items,but facts are facts.
This happens often on Ebay,people just sell anything everything !
Whether it is gold versus goldfilled,ivory versus bone,jade versus aventurine,antique versus repro.
[ edited by hwahwa on Mar 3, 2012 02:18 PM ]
posted on March 3, 2012 03:44:28 PM new
You always have to be concerned with bait and switch buyers who make claims.

You sell them something that is 100% genuine, and then they file a claim saying it isn't or that it is damaged when it isn't. Some are simply trolling for a discount or a freebie, or some are trying to con you out of your item and get a refund in the process while you choke on the loss, the cost of shipping, and the buyer making you look bad, possibly even getting your suspended.

It isn't common, but it happens and when it does you will never... NEVER for get it.

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