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false information

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.

  • eBayClassifiedsSupport Jan 21, 2011

    Hello, my name is Kelly and I work for eBay Classifieds. We are sorry to hear that you had found an ad on our site that was in violation of our TOS.

    Our site is free to use. We do not post the ads on behalf of our users. It is the user's responsibility to review and adhere to our policies: http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/m/TermsAndConditions

    However we do take action on ads that are against our TOS. We would be happy to look into this in greater detail for you and remove the infringing ad. Please contact us here to provide us with more details so we can further assist: http://info.ebayclassifieds.com/helpcenter/ticket.php?cmd=add

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    Elainastanford Jun 24, 2011

    I want to say our girl is also very small. She's 48 lbs. full grown. remcdani would you mind emailing me... [email protected]

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seller protection sucks

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just trying to use the book for free without paying for it and I received no response, the book in the mail, and money withdrawn from my account.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.

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    half.com Jan 27, 2016

    Same issue here. Buyer is reseller. At first buyer tryied to tell me that he never got the book even though recipt says it was delivered. Then he claims book not in the same condition. I am more then positive that book got damaged while it was misplaced in their warehouse. Half.com does not care and did not even gave me a chance to respond.

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buyer protection policy is a joke

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.

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    Campheel Dec 11, 2010

    I agree completely. I purchased a textbook as well but never received it. I went through the entire process that you described, received the same "form letter" response to the complaint, and to date, 120 days later, still have no book, no refund, and no response from half.com.

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    Pualani Jun 09, 2011
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I purchased a book using the CORRECT ISBN and was sent the WRONG edition, which has a completely DIFFERENT ISBN! When I complained to half.com they said I should return the book and get my money back. I have returned the book (AT MY EXPENSE) and I have NOT RECEIVED a refund. I am out the money I paid for the book & the money I spent returning the book. I can't even resell the book, because now the dishonest seller has my money & the book! DON'T PURCHASE FROM HALF.COM, because when one of their sellers cheats you, they do NOTHING!

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very bad decision

Hi,

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.

Regards
John

fraud on damaged martin guitar

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.

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$300,000 bank fee

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

if you should ever have an issue with payment, you will not be able to talk to a person to get it resolved

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.

it's a scam

I'm complaining about the following three web sites. They are all exactly the same.

http://www.homeemploymentagency.net/index/
http://www.home-job-report.org/work-at-home-position-placement
http://www.workathomepositionplacement.com/index/

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:

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/auction-listing-agent-c224838/page/4.html#c694213

So I'm filing this complaint just to point out the small print which very few people ever read.

shoddy ebay seller bodymindandsoy

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.

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    bodymindandsoy Oct 14, 2010
    This comment was posted by
    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I am the seller this person speaks of. She has chosen to put in what suits her. Fact of the matter is sometimes it is just better to cut your losses with some customers, as keeping them is just not worth it as any business person would know. I sell over 1000 candles a month and 99/9% make it without any breakage. When shipping glass sometimes breakage happens. She was refunded immediately without even requesting proof of breakage or waiting the 30 days that the post office would make you wait for a refund. She then leaves neutral feedback saying she received NO refund. An absolute lie trying to do damage to my business. If she had just said there was breakage and that was it and gave a neutral then that would be fine. However lying is a whole other matter. I tried to call them and tell them the refund was in their account but they hung up on me like a coward before I could speak. I emailed them several times with no response. Finally a month later after the damage has been done in feedback this person wrote to say they were sorry that they just couldn't find the refund and how it was paypal's fault..blah blah blah... They take no responsibility for their incapacity to look for the refund before trying to do damge to my business. After being told not to contact my company any further they write to tell me that they put this complaint here and that they have only just begun smearing my name over the internet...LOL..I was the one who was falsely accused of keeping her refund and sucked up the false feedback and yet when I tell them not to contact me again they go berserk. Can you understand now why I say it is just better to cut your losses with certain buyers?? Thank you buyer for proving my point for me.

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    bodymindandsoy Oct 14, 2010
    This comment was posted by
    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    P.S.

    If my candles were so bad as they say, with the wicks off center why then do they proclaim to be a repeat buyer?? Would you keep buying from someone who sold bad candles?? Once again they have proven themselves to be perpetual liars and just keep proving my point as to their childish and cowardly behavior. Last time I checked this was my business and if I choose not to sell to someone that is my right. Take respomsibility for your actions instead of thinking just because I am in business I have to take whatever you dish out. RIDICULOUS!!

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    AsUthinkUR Oct 14, 2010
    This comment was posted by
    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    Sounds to me like YOU are the one who is shoddy. Why do customers think they can act any way they please and still have their a$$ kissed. You shouldn't make this business pay for what your mommy and daddy did to you as a child. Your sense of entitlement is alarming.

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    anomaly36 Oct 14, 2010
    This comment was posted by
    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    If what the seller said is true and you wrote you received no refund when indeed you had I wouldn't want to do business with you either. I use to sell on Feebay and this is exactly why I stopped. Buyers just say whatever they please and now sellers aren't allowed to defend themselves. Seller if I were you I would go to a few sites where you are allowed to post your negative feedback for buyers like this. Millions of ebay sellers go here and use the feedback to block bad buyers before they get to them. I'd also sue this buyer for slander if what you say is true and they left dishonest negative feedback that damaged your listings rating. Good luck bodymindandsoy. I have had a few like this myself and don't envy you.

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    Candle junkie Nov 16, 2010
    This comment was posted by
    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    The candle seller is clearly Schizophrenic or just an alkie. Before this happened she was calling me "hon" in every email. Besides, what kind of person can claim to run a business and treat repeat customers that way - especially when the customer apologizes. This ebay seller is so drunk she can't even make candles properly. I had to throw out another one yesterday that did not have the wick centered. It was so off center, it was burned down one side.

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    Candle junkie Nov 16, 2010
    This comment was posted by
    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    Just for the record this is the conversation with my apology for the NEUTRAL feedback:

    Dear bodymindandsoy,

    I am very sorry about that feedback.. Stupid Paypal
    did not notify nor could I find it (without a lot of
    digging) in my Paypal transactions.

    This is 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!!!

    This is me calling her out on her rude treatment

    Dear bodymindandsoy,

    Your rude response is amazing considering you are
    supposed to be in business. Shame on you. I am
    putting your rude comment all over the net on
    "blast" so everyone else can see your dark side.

    This is her response:

    What don't you understand about don't contact me again stalker?? Put whatever you want wherever you want douche bag. You are the ### who can't seem to find a simple refund and then leave false feedback. Please by all means spend as much time as possible on me LOL.. then go seek therapy immediately!! You have waaaay to much time on your hands lunatic!!!

    ===========================================

    At that point, I stopped communicating with this crazy lady. Clearly she is a drunk or a drug user of some kind. What she is not is a business person. I sell on ebay as well and I would never EVER treat a customer this way. And I remind again, this was NUETRAL feedback, not negative. This loon must learn that she can't send email like that and expect not go on blast. She has no basis for claiming slander - this is copy and paste right from the email message system.

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    Candle junkie Nov 18, 2010
    This comment was posted by
    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    The lesson here is that if you like candles for your home, stick with legit candle makers. You can get great candles from Yankee Candle, Colonial Candle, Beanpod (if you want Soy), Root, and many others. They cost more but they are made professionally. Sure this seller's candles are cheap but they aren't made with attention to detail and therefore come out with shoddy quality. I'm sure it's hard for this seller to make candles with a bottle of booze in one hand at all times!

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seller refused to sell item for purchase price

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.

product not as listed

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
Bid history:
1 bid
Sold For: US $115.95

Add to list
Start of panel

* Add to Watch list
* Add to Gift Ideas
* Add to Research
* Add to Wish List

Add to a new list
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Shipping: $6.95 Standard Shipping See more services See shipping discounts | See all shipping details
Estimated delivery within 2-6 business days.
Returns:
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how they are ripping people off posing as a business that helps people sell products on ebay.

Hi There,

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
>
> hey check out my friends blog i'm pretty sure you are going to like this.. http://qh4n.makegooglemoney.com .. its way better than robert allen kit because they have a free trial that you only pay for shipping and handling, so you can see if you like it or not without risk.. Anyways read my friend Tim's blog you are going to like it.. I wanna share this with everyone because making money online is so easy and so far this method is one of the best ones i've tested so far..

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.

buyers scam

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!!!

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    Coke Head Sep 09, 2010

    This was all today?! Damn dude why didn't you call the police or hire an attorney to sue e-bay?

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    jeannie46 Sep 28, 2010

    What happen to putting "no refund" on your selling page if Ebay can over ride it.

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does not protect public

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
timeframe.

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
website:

http://www.ic3.gov/

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:

http://pages.ebay.com/securitycenter/law_enforcement.html

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.

Sincerely,
Myra B.

eBay Buyer Protection

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[protected] $US US !13222! 032309


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:

fraudlent activities

August 12, 2010 An attempt made to purchase a misleading product offering listing "Instant Access" to an...

worst ever

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.

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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.

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    vapor111 is 9724judge Nov 07, 2010

    vapor111, u have spent lots of time criticising others for being mean to sellers because said sellers "mistakenly" listed fakes. Is this the kind of "nice" post that you make?
    http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Packaging-Shipping/Item-Shipped-To/510171248&start=0

    from December 2009- buyer had incorrect address in paypal. This particular poster ATTACKED the buyer mercilessly:

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    Dec 22, 2009 6:29 PM

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    Guess you should have changed your address then, huh?

    Sorry, but Ive had that issue. Buyer cant remember to change their address, then blames it all on me. I have no sympathy what-so-ever for a buyer that cannot update their address. Its not hard to do.

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    Oh, and I believe you can file something with the PO for that theft.

    I remember my first " Jessie Check " here in MN ( governor gave out a rebate of sorts for 2 years in a row ) The state had it in their records that they shipped to my new address, yet, when it came down to who got my check, and signed it, it had gone to a very old address.

    I had to file with the PO some type of theft form ( because it was addressed to me, that person could not open my mail, however he did. Its a federal offense ) However, with your case, how would you be able to prove it?
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    babylove80jr wrote:
    While this is the buyers error, it seems that OP is not trying to blame the seller for the situation, rather go after the people he believes has his item.

    You may want to contact the policy and run the story by them, see what they think.


    Either way, will this seller get the pos they so richly deserve, even though buyer cant remember to change their address? Probably not, Im betting neut at best.

    The only problem being, how will this person prove that those people really truly received said item? I guess he could sit outside their home, and wait for the PO person to show up to deliver mail, and give them the third degree about a certain package, but what are the odds of that happening and being able to prove?

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    numbr26 wrote:
    Wow, I didnt think I would get lynched in the replies. I blame no one, except the people who kept the merchandise. The seller has been awesome, and actually has refunded me half of the money and gave me some bottles of wine for the other half, since he did send it to an uncofirmed address, and NOT the one that I specifically noted when I paid through PayPal.

    Thanks BabyLove, for the suggestion. I guess it would not hurt to go to the police and see what they suggest.

    For the record, I informed the seller that if I do get the camera (i know, slim chance), I would return the money and merchandise to him. There are still some honest people in the world.

    The replies in this thread appear to come from sour folks who are looking to take out their frustrations on buyers, instead of addressing the issue at hand. Its Christmas people.


    We are sour because, buyers like you, who are too lazy to log into PP and change your address, get their purchases mailed to the wrong address, then it comes back on the seller.

    As for you, you made off, too lazy to change your address officially, yet, the seller gave you a full refund so to speak between money and product.

    Just sick. Buyers like you make me sick. You should have refused both the money and the product since it was fully your fault.

    Have you gotten your lazy butt over to PP and fixed the address issue yet?
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    9724judge wrote:
    numbr26 wrote:
    Wow, I didnt think I would get lynched in the replies. I blame no one, except the people who kept the merchandise. The seller has been awesome, and actually has refunded me half of the money and gave me some bottles of wine for the other half, since he did send it to an uncofirmed address, and NOT the one that I specifically noted when I paid through PayPal.

    Thanks BabyLove, for the suggestion. I guess it would not hurt to go to the police and see what they suggest.

    For the record, I informed the seller that if I do get the camera (i know, slim chance), I would return the money and merchandise to him. There are still some honest people in the world.

    The replies in this thread appear to come from sour folks who are looking to take out their frustrations on buyers, instead of addressing the issue at hand. Its Christmas people.


    We are sour because, buyers like you, who are too lazy to log into PP and change your address, get their purchases mailed to the wrong address, then it comes back on the seller.

    As for you, you made off, too lazy to change your address officially, yet, the seller gave you a full refund so to speak between money and product.

    Just sick. Buyers like you make me sick. You should have refused both the money and the product since it was fully your fault.

    Have you gotten your lazy butt over to PP and fixed the address issue yet?


    For that matter, how long ago did you move? If recently, too lazy to fill out the change of address form at the PO? If its been over a year, you way too lazy if you havent made it to PP to change the address.

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    I really loved the " sellers honest mistake " give me a break.

    When a seller hits print label from Ebay, it takes you to PP, where that info is already filled in. Had you fixed the address issue before you paid, the address would have been changed. However, you being the laziest person that you are, you couldnt take the minute it takes to change your address.

    SAD just sad, and now seller is out the camera, the money and other product.

    Gosh, what a great buyer. Just the type that Ebay needs on Ebay...

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    numbr26 wrote:
    9724judge wrote:
    I really loved the " sellers honest mistake " give me a break.

    When a seller hits print label from Ebay, it takes you to PP, where that info is already filled in. Had you fixed the address issue before you paid, the address would have been changed. However, you being the laziest person that you are, you couldnt take the minute it takes to change your address.

    SAD just sad, and now seller is out the camera, the money and other product.

    Gosh, what a great buyer. Just the type that Ebay needs on Ebay...


    I am a great buyer, just look at my feedback, all purchases.

    By the way, to the person that asked if i had 'gotten my lazy butt over to change my address', you obviously didnt really take the time to read my original post as the answer is there. You 'at home merchants' just read what you want to read and some how get off on being tough on the web.

    *****Incidentally, the address is probably 5 years old. I never removed it but its not my default address so Im still not sure how the seller got it as I have made literally over a hundred purchases without a problem. The paypal screen defaults to your confirmed address but i can change that to a different one (my office address as an example) if I so choose. That wasnt the case here so its still a mystery as to how that address was selected as the mailing address.


    If the address is 5 years old, why havent you deleted it off your account? Too lazy? Or were you planning on moving back there?

    When you go to pay for your item, you should always verify the address. PP has glitches. That is not in any way your sellers fault.

    And why on earth would you send a message to seller correcting the address, if in fact, the correct address was showing? Oh wait, you forgot to check to verify the invoice / payment notice was showing the correct address?

    Buyers like you cost us money when you cant verify addresses. Then you have the gahoonas to take money and product back from the seller for your screw up? Stating it was an honest mistake on the sellers side? You make me sick. Like I said, you should have refused both because of YOUR error.

    And Yeah, you have 100% feedback as a buyer. Jee, like every buyer has 100% feedback. Doesnt impress me one single bit.

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    did anyone count how many times 9724judge told that buyer how sick she was of buyers like that? is no one allowed to make a mistake?

    again, here is the full thread:

    http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Packaging-Shipping/Item-Shipped-To/510171248

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  • ALGIE- JIVE Jan 29, 2011

    " Daria48_is_ Hyacinth_is_beeme2" And "Daria48_is_ Hyacinth"
    Made some posts about my Shop. " Killing Machine Choppers. " If anyone has any information or links, emails, anything posted by this person about my Chopper Shop. PLEASE contact me. Anything about their motorcycle or repairs done by my shop.
    Thanks, Algie

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  • ALGIE- JIVE Mar 11, 2011

    Let me just say, Court today was an (AWESOME * EXPERIENCE*)

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  • ALGIE- JIVE Apr 13, 2011

    " Daria48_is_ Hyacinth_is_beeme2" And "Daria48_is_ Hyacinth" "Vapor111"

    Made some posts on this thread about my Shop. " Killing Machine Choppers. " If anyone has any information or links, emails, anything posted by this person / persons about my Chopper Shop. PLEASE contact me. Anything about their motorcycle or repairs done by my shop. Or Veterans Benefits Events hosted by my shop.
    Thanks, Algie

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  • ALGIE- JIVE Apr 28, 2011

    Any and all posts made by the new posting ID,
    " Algie Jive Is BagintheSaddleAmen "
    Are not being made by the real "Mr. Peter Pirrello", "Algie Jive", "Killing Machine Choppers or associates" This fraud is perpetrated in a attempt to impersonate me online. I apologize for any confusion, or inconvenience this may have caused anyone.

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till date I have not received my money or the product that I bought

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.

unexplained charges

my balance due was $38.38 and now i woke up with $67.57
how? its past due.
why?
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.

result?
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..

  • Mr_Bob May 31, 2011
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    I had bad experience as a seller with Ebay also.. they’re always protecting a buyer, even when there is buyer’s fault. It’s unfair.

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dishonest sellers

I am really frustrated with eBay as a source of products and eBay could care less about what its customer...

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