The dog shown in the last two pictures is mine. I do not know this individual and have never given permission for him to use my dog's photos to help promote their stud dog. They are claiming that this is one of the dogs they produced, which is a complete lie. My dog is a show dog with a very good pedigree. I do not want my dog's image used by a backyard breeder to falsely entice breeders. I have included a picture of me with Niko accepting his 1st place trophy at the same show as these other pictures were taken. You can easily see that I am wearing the same clothes.
Half.com is the worst, I sold a law book to a buyer from half.com, then 1 month later he complained of the quality of the book. I told him it was too late and that I sent him the book exactly how I described it. He then was able to obtain a refund from half.com for the exact same reason without any proof and basically used the book for free for the entire semester. I made several complaints to Half.com that this was a scam and he was just trying to use the book for free without paying for it and I received no response, the book in the mail, and money withdrawn from my account. Half.com doesn't care because they still keep their fees and make a profit regardless. I'm not using them anymore.
Back in August I filed a buyer protection claim due to having received the wrong edition of a textbook I ordered for a college class. I waited, and waited, and waited, and after several attempts to reach them via email, someone from Half.com finally sent me an email, stating how pleased they were with my feedback rating, how sorry they were for my troubles with this transaction, blah, blah blah. I was told to return the book to the seller and get a delivery confirmation number, and send it back to him/her when the book was "confirmed" as received by the seller. So I did so. Several times. And it is now November 27 and I have NOT YET HEARD from anyone at Half.com regarding my claim or refund. I am very disappointed in how they have handled this and will never buy anything from Half.com again, due to this experience and knowledge that if anything goes wrong, they will not protect buyers. I should have used my credit card company to get my money back, but I followed the instructions provided at Half.com not to do so. BIG MISTAKE. This site appears to be the unwanted stepchild of eBay and should be shut down.
I had ordered an item from ebay uk. When I received this item I quickly realized that the item was not as described by the UK seller. For example, the item (an LED grow light) had different number of LEDS and the sizes were also different. Since I have an energy meter, I measured its power readings and found that it was underrated (14watts actual, 50watts described). 14watts are clearly insufficient for my plants! Since I was not an expert in the electricity field, I started a forum tread just to confirm my analysis and conclusion. I made a complaint against the seller and ebay UK agreed in MY favour. They asked me to send the item back to the seller and I had to enter tracking information and the couriers name. I got a quote from DHL and they asked for 85 pounds (I am in Malta). Since the item costed just 25 pounds this was not practical. I then got in touch with ebay customer support and in the chat session (Customer Support Chat Transcript - SR# 1-[protected]), I asked the person if I could send the item via normal postage and register it. The person agreed with me and told me that I could enter the registration number as the tracking number. He also told me to contact the seller and inform about my method. I then sent a message to the seller and informed him of my intentions. I waited 3 days to give chance for him to answer me. Since the seller did not answer me, I paid 14 pounds in postage and registration and sent the item back to him on the 13/11/2010.
According to Royal Mail tracking, on the 17/11/2010, RM made the first attempt to deliver the item to the seller (Attempted
A delivery was attempted for your item with reference RR, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , in NEW FERRY PDO before 06:08 on 17/11/10).
I was really upset when on the 20/11/2010 I received the following message from ebay:
Customer support has reviewed the case and made a final decision. We've considered the case carefully and decided not to issue you with a refund. We're sorry this didn't work out.
I have since appealed ebays decision based on the information they had provided me prior to them deciding not to refund me. As of today I have not yet been contacted by ebay and more than the stipulated 48hr answer/decision time period has now passed.
I feel that Ebay in this instance have led me to the “gallows” rather than helping me out of an honest problem I encountered! The seller seems that he does not want to receive the item. His feedback on ebay is not very good and has some accusations of dishonest trading.
Seller described a Martin D45 guitar as "typical nicks and scratches of a 13 year old guitar. Three photos, from a distance, were shown. I paid $4500. for the guitar and when it arrived I saw "significant structural damage." Next, I visited with three Martin authorized luthiers including a visit to the Martin Guitar Co, in Nazareth PA, all within 2 working days after the guitar arrived. All three luthiers evaluated the guitar identifying the "significant structural damage." The fretboard was pushed toward the sound-hole by 1/2 inch. I contacted the seller who gave me the "screw you." I contacted eBay's resolution center which, after 5 days of deliberation and review of the luthier's evaluations found in favor of the seller. I then filed a lawsuit for FRAUD against the seller. If you have seen the eBay website over the last 30 days, they have revised their website claiming "Buyer Protection." When any organization makes claims to counter bad press, it's generally a fact that they are guilty and even in collusion with eBay scamers.
ATTENTION ALL EBAY SELLERS $300, 000 Attachment to your Bank Account!
This is an Email sent to EBAY on 11/1/2010 with no response so far.
You have again changed your requirements for selling. You now require that you have
unlimited access to my bank account through Pay Pal. This will not due.
You cannot have unlimited access to my personal funds, that is stupid and I will never
agree to that. If you would like me to sell on Ebay ever again you need to change this.
As you must be aware if you don't okay automatic payment my items are rejected and will
not upload. It's hard enough already to use Ebay for selling, it just gets hard and
harder every year and the more we complain the less Ebay cares. So many people we know
will never us Ebay because of these dumb rules for sellers. You know that Turbo Lister
tells you how much to charge for shipping and the price often time is less than it
actually costs! What about not having enough to cover shipping? This inturn makes it
impossible to list These items at all.
It's about time you sent my concern's to John Donahue the President of Ebay and not
responded from what your screen tells you to say (copy and paste). Please don't send me a
prepared answer, I am so sick of them.
This is what happened to my account AUTOMATICALLY:
Status Cancelled on Oct 31, 2010
Merchant Business Name eBay Inc.
Merchant URL http://www.ebay.com
Customer Service Email [protected]@ebay.com
Bill Term Initiated Date Oct 31, 2010
Billing Limit $300, 000.00 USD (per month)
BILLING LIMIT THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS>>>>>>>>>>You
got to be Kidding and I am not laughing!
Matt Miller Call me at 360-681-****
You will find this in you profile at PAY PAL under automatic payments. If you need to write me: [protected]@netzero.net remove "nospam" to make it work
Half. Ebay.com has terrible customer support. If you should ever have an issue with payment, you will not be able to talk to a person to get it resolved. Their customer support is run through emails and their "help wizard" which basically just sends them an email. They will not call you at your request to fix a payment issue and if you do find their mysterious customer support phone number, it is an automated system just telling you to send them an email. You also can't use gift cards like you can on other websites, if your giftcard isn't above the amount of your total, you can't use it, but they don't state that unless you specifically go searching through all their discussion forums to find it or email to ask them ahead of time.
I'm complaining about the following three web sites. They are all exactly the same.
All these three web pages start like this:
Thanks to the Internet, Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Adidas, Compaq, and Coleman are now outsourcing positions to people like you who want to work from home.
BUT IN VERY, VERY SMALL PRINT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE THEY WRITE:
Some individuals purchasing the program may make little or NO MONEY AT ALL.
AND THEY ALSO REVEAL, THE FOLLOWING, WHICH GOES AGAINST WHAT THEY SAID AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE:
Work At Home Position Placement is NOT AFFILIATED, endorsed by or in any way associated with Apple, Coleman, Adidas, Compaq, The New York Times, Esquire, America Online, CNN, USA Today, Forbes, Yahoo. Work At Home Position Placement does not have the express permission of Apple, Coleman, Adidas, Compaq, The New York Times, Esquire, America Online, CNN, USA Today, Forbes, or Yahoo logo.
THANK YOU COMPLAINTS BOARD. I WAS SUSPICIOUS OF THESE PEOPLE, WHEN MY SUSPICIONS WERE CONFIRMED BY YOUR OTHER COMPLAINT FOUND THERE:
So I'm filing this complaint just to point out the small print which very few people ever read.
Some sellers simply should not be in the business of selling on eBay (or in business for that matter). I was a regular repeat customer of this business until one day she did a shoddy job of packing and 2 of the 12 items I ordered were broken. When I pointed it out, she took forever to refund the broken ones and I left a "neutral" feedback. I apologized for leaving the comments in the neutral feedback and this was her response:
"Blah Blah Blah...Sometimes sorry just doesn't cut it. The damage has been done and i'm sooooo done with you coward. DO NOT WRITE ME AGAIN!!!"
What kind of business treats a repeat customer like that? What kind of way of that is to treat any customer at all? First off all, the whole thing could have been avoided with proper packaging. There is no excuse for packing glass items with popped bubble wrap. Also there are major quality issues with her candle-making. At least have the wicks are so off center that they candle does not burn evenly. Evidently this person does not enjoy being in the business of candle making and should just get out.
Meanwhile, I'd rather pay more to get a quality product and packaging. If you are considering buying from this deranged woman, you'd better hope you never have a problem with an item.
I purchased a cell phone for the "Buy It Now" price, paid and received a tracking number for my purchase. Then the seller decided the price was not high enough. Ebay removed the listing per the sellers request!?!?
Ebay stated the item was removed because it did not meet their guidelines. The seller sent me an e-mail stating the item was canceled because it was listed for the wrong price. The seller re-listed the item with the exact same info except for a much higher price.
Did a chat with Ebay and they suggested I purchase the re-listed item for the much higher price. So much for sales being a binding contract between buyer and seller. Definitely seems like a scam to me. I guess a seller can list an item, sell it for asking price, then decide he should get more money for it, and cancel the transaction. I am sure Ebay would not let me do that. So much for buyers protection.
I can not leave negative feedback for the seller or send a complaint to Ebay via customer service website since the item number is no longer valid.
Purchased an LG VX 9900 listed as brand new in box and used the buy it now option paid 115.00 for phone after shipping and all.
after 80 days phone would no longer charge. tried 2 times to contact seller gbx2006 never got a returned email. took the phone to a local cell phone repair center today and find out that the phone was in fact a refurbish model not only that the guy who fixed it said it should have never passed a final inspection to be sold as a working phone.. I opted to buy this one due to it being listed as new. could have purchased one listed as a refurbish model for half the price. I wanted a new one. Do not buy from gbx2006 on e-bay. below I pasted the original ad from Ebay.
NEW LG VX9900 enV VERIZON MP3 VCAST CAMERA CELL PHONE
Fast Ship! Warranty! Free Xtras! No Contract Required!
Item condition: New
Ended: Jul 02, 201013:39:09 PDT
Sold For: US $115.95
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I just recently got scammed out of $260.00 from a company that was supposed to help people sell products on Ebay. The Agency is indeed a scam and I highly recommend that if you receive emails from close friends, stating that they've been involved with this company and that they've had success you should try it. Please don't go there.
That exactly what was done to me. I received an email from a close friend stating the following:-
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:09:51 +0200
> Subject: Hi, take a look at this
> From: [email protected] (I've not added the person's name for obvious reasons) hope you understand.
> To: [protected]@hotmail.com
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Can't believe that I got scammed, I have sent the Federal Trade Commission a complaint so I hope that I can get all or part of my money back.
I recently sold an 18K Gold and Stainless Rolex GMT watch to a guy, who I thought was in Branson Missouri, on e-bay. I found out later that he was in California and that it was actually shipped to another e-bayer in Branson, Missouri. After it was paid I shipped it the next day. Upon it arriving in Branson, Missouri I received an e-mail stating that it wasn't what the client wanted, that the box was fake and so was the watch band and they wanted to return it.I knew better than that, because before shipping the item I had it serviced at an authorized Rolex dealer, I even had the band polished. These guys along with a third accomplice, who is their watch maker, pulled a scam on me that has me convinced to never trust e-bay again. I was power seller with eleven years of doing business on e-bay, 100% feed back( Which by the way, means nothing to e-bay) until I was scammed by these guys.The way they work the scam is the primary guy is in Branson, Missouri, he sets upwhat appears to be a legitimate business selling watches. He hires a watchmaker (who happens to have a criminal past) and then hires individuals to buy watches for him on e-bay. The watches are sent to an address in Branson, Missouri that is nothing more than a UPS drop off store. Once there the crooks decide which watches they will try to get the buyers to refund some or all of the money and which ones they will legitemately pay for.( They do buy some to make it appear that they are legitimate to e-bay)For every watch they do buy, they steal a couple in between, it's like getting three for the price of one. In my case they wanted me to refund them $1500.00 of the $3500.00 to cover the cost for a new watch band. I told them no and agreed to refund their money providing the watch was returned to me in the same condition as it was when I shipped it. Upon inspecting the watch on it's arrival to me I discovered that it felt lighter than it was before I sent it out. i took it to the authorized Rolex dealer and they thought something was fishy. They recommended that I send it to Rolex USA in new york and that was when it was discovered that they had swapped the band. The band they put on it had Roles Stainless Steel links but the heavy 18K gold links were switched with non-Rolex 14K links. I refused to refund the money and the buyer complained to e-bay. Without my permission e-bay refunded this crook his money under the new buyer protection policy.I appealed this decision and cited that this buyer had other victims and presented proof, Bottom line, e-bay sided with the buyer and told me my loss was the cost of doing business.I had paperwork from the jeweler who I originally bought the watch from and service records from two authorized Rolex dealers. It didn't matter. SELLERS BEWARE!!! E-BAY BUYER PROTECTION, MEANS JUST THAT, BUYER PROTECTION, THERE IS NO SELLER PROTECTION!!!
I purchased an alledged original piece of fine art by a famous dead artist from one of ebay's Top Seller's. I reviewed this seller's feedback as this was a large sale $5000 in Dec. 2009. The top seller had over 800 positive feedbacks and I was sent an appraisal, COA, and registration of the piece with the National Fine Art Registry.
I was told via the appraisal this piece was an origninal, but low and behold a trip to NYC prooved very informational. I actual saw the original hanging in the MET. Upon returning, I immediately wrote coinsandconsigment and they responded that what I purchased was in the style and not refund my money. I am going to contact the FBI and other legal authorities as I have read on th internet by Dr. Ledor who is an expert in the field of Fraud for this artist that ebay has had many pieces sold as real that are fakes. EBAY has been no help whatsoever. Besides trying to locate an address to write them, I finally was told that they take this seriously. Oh REALLY? If they took this seriously they wouldn"t allow a top seller get away with ripping off the public. I now have asked for the phone number and address of this seller and ebay has not responded so I will be taking stronger action to obtain the true identity of this scam artist. The feedback by coinsandconsignment are private now, what does that mean? Without the assistance of ebay I may not be able to locate this person as it seems thier physical location has moved.
I am really angry that ebay does not monitor Top Sellers who sell to the public. If we cannot trust them, then how are we to trust a small independent seller. I have been doing business on ebay since the early 90's and have never had the problems that I have had as much as recently. I had another instance of purchase and never received the item and followed ebay's policy of contacting the seller who NEVER returned my email. I gave it a month and followed ebay's protocal. Now, when I ask ebay for assistance, they say it is past the time frame and they haven't offered to contact the seller or assist me in any form except to give me some email addresses to file the complaint. Great, this will get chocked up to another live and learn lesson that ebay is NOT PROTECTING THE PUBLIC from unscrupulous sellers. CAVEAT EMPTOR using ebay. At your own risk, they will not help you.
Here is my correspondance to ebay.
Thank you for contacting eBay in regard to item # [protected] . I
understand how frustrating this situation may have been for you.
After reviewing the issue, I see you paid for this item more than 45
days ago. Unfortunately, to be eligible for our Buyer Protection you
need to have completed a purchase of an eligible item on eBay and have
submitted a claim within 45 days from the date of payment. Based upon
the timeframe, we are not able to open a claim for you for this
particular transaction. I hope you can understand that our current
policies do not allow us to hold sellers accountable outside of this
I do understand how frustrating this situation has probably been for you
so I would like to provide you with a few things you can do to resolve
this outside of eBay.
First, I suggest you contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
The IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and
National White Collar Crime Center. They will review complaints and
refer you to the appropriate local, state, or federal agency. This is
recommended for items over $100.00. To file a claim from the IC3
If your item is more than $200 contact law enforcement. To find a law
enforcement officer, go to www.usacops.com. If a detective is assigned
to the case, they can also contact us directly and we'll help with the
investigation. The detective will need to go to the following page:
Lastly, if you used a credit card to fund your transaction, I recommend
you contact their customer service department and ask them about
protections they may have (most credit cards offer buyer protection).
Thomas, I realize this wasn't the answer you were looking for, but I
hope I've been able to explain things clearly and I thank you in advance
for your understanding.
eBay Buyer Protection
Original Message Follows:
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Message: I know it is past 30 days, but the SELLER has never responded
to my emails I have sent and I wanted to give them time to respond
before I wrote ebay. To my knowledge, I have never received this item.
I have looked through all my items thinking mpurchased items thinking maybe
someone else in my home may have accepted from USPS and did not tell
me, but I have been unable to locate and would like seller to refund my
Pay Pal account. Thank youis my correspondance and ebay's response:
August 12, 2010 An attempt made to purchase a misleading product offering listing "Instant Access" to an...
I am dispointed in the ebay discussion boards on the australian site. I feel it very helpful or kind. Everytime you write in genuinly asking a question you are knocked to the ground and made to feel stupid for asking.
We all need to start somewhere, and yes, we all make mistakes hence the questions. But then according to the forum memebers you should already know the answer to your own question.
They are a bunch of power sellers who think they own the forums...there is no room for friendly or respectful responses. Sad as Im trying to build a business up, ive had to go to another site that is so much more helpful and offer kind resolutions and suggestions in a respectful and dignified way.
I am a longtime lurker and sometimes poster on the Ebay Shoes, Purses and Accessories Discussion Board. I am also a member of The Purse Forum, Effen Haute, KnowKnockOffs Forum and several others based in the US and abroad. My participation in these groups is for my entertainment only.
This is in response to all of the complaints reference the behavior of some of the posters on the Ebay board. It is true that some sellers/posters are treated rather rudely by some members of the group. It is also true that some posters who frequent the board are only trying to help others with their problems. It is not fair for one to paint all posters who have been copied and pasted in the other complaints about the Ebay purse board as members of a “group” who harass and bully other posters. I have seen sellers attacked on the board by over enthusiastic members but often it is the seller/poster that provoked the attack. My opinion is if a poster doesn’t like an answer they have received, then just do not come back to the board. If their listings are removed, they do have recourse they can pursue with Ebay or the Vero members. My advice to other members of the Ebay purse board is to send your reports of fake purse listings to the Vero members.
Authentication Requests: I personally believe that unless it is an obvious fake for example the intertwined LV’s on fake Louis Vuitton bags, it is impossible to tell from pictures if a purse is authentic or not. Posters can give their opinions but it is ultimately up to the buyers/sellers to know if their purse is real or not. Depending upon the poster replying, they may or may not have your best interest in mind.
I have seen some reference to a list of preferred sellers being passed around by the Ebay purse board members. The only lists I have seen or have knowledge of are my own “Favorite Sellers” . None on my list are regular posters that I am aware of but I am aware that most use a board posting ID. If anyone wants a copy of my “Favorite Sellers” list, they are more than welcome to it. I do not know any of them personally as I have only had business dealings with them. I have no interest in their financial gain or loss. These are sellers who I have had successful transactions with and who I continue to look at what they are offering to see if anything fits into my collection. I do not consider someone who I have dealt with online as a “friend”. As a member of the Mafia said in the movies “Nothing personal, strictly business”.
To the people who are complaining here: I remember the incidents you speak of and I remember at the time thinking how wrong it was. If you have a problem with a specific person, then that is between you and them. Don’t include others who don’t have a clue as to what has been done in the past. Some people are followers and others are leaders who lead by example. Chose to be a leader who does right, calling people names, making racist/homophobe comments is not right in any way.
For the record, I never participated in any of these confrontations as I have seen it as a waste of time and energy. I am paid in my chosen profession to be aggressive with others when necessary; I chose to keep my online persona as neutral as possible. There are right and wrong aspects to this complaint and I hope others will keep an open mind as well.
I had bought a Cell Phone Through Ebay in the month of May.I paid the money in advance from my Bank accout by Cheque. I waited for a long time but the vendore did not send the phone. Then i asked Ebay for a claim and they gave me all the details of how to make the claim with ebay. Some Mr Henry was assigned the case with the claim referance number as I sent across all the details and confirmed the receipt of the details.
For a long time i did not receive any reply from them then i wrote back to them in the month of november asking for a reply and they told me that i would not get my money back. Till date i have not received my money or the product that i bought.
my balance due was $38.38 and now i woke up with $67.57
how? its past due.
they closed all options of payment when it's still $38.38. i cant pay with paypal, credit card, nothing. now that they charge me more, suddenly credit card payment is accepted. how i know? i tried paying and clicking for 2 hours looking for a way to pay and nothing shows up.
u know what? ebay may have many users and u think its safe?
there are a lot of scammers in there and i've been scammed for a lot of money. since i joined ebay, i use it to buy cheaper stuffs as well as to start my small business.
i'm scammed for more than 1000 bux with all the fraudulent sellers and the ebay itself. the charges are insane. promotional? erm.. nothing like that happened. no promotions. its 0 when u list, when u sold ur item, that 75 cents will add up to ur final value fees.. if u sell an item for like $60 bux, ur final value fee is like $20-30 erm.. which u only sell for 30 at the end - ur postal fees god knows how much u end up for..
and buyers can lie freely. they can say ohh i receive items that are not as described. and they will win. and they will be like.. oh u have to refund this buyer.. i had a case when she return the item, broke my item, and i have to refund her money for breaking my item..
i'm done with the ###.. no more..
I am really frustrated with eBay as a source of products and eBay could care less about what its customer...