I am 40 years old and I have never dealt with such an obsessed, paranoid, controlling, uncaring and ridiculous company in my entire life.
They have gone past the point of customer care or concern.
If they went bust tomorrow it wouldn't matter because the owners are set up for life! They know that so what does it matter to them!
All this time they are laughing in our faces because they know that some people depend on ebay as an income!
My biggest dream in the world would be for ebay to go under tomorrow and everybody all team together in the biggest law suit in the entire world and sue the owners for gross misconduct and lack of morals and care for their customers!
Maybe being at the bottom of the pile in this life will remind then exactly how difficult life can be when you really have to work for everything you have got in life!
I have found many complaints about the Ebay Purse Discussion Board and tPF but, since most of those seemed to...
Our only defense against scam purchases through Ebay is the ability to post negative feedback towards the scammer so others will know to avoid them. Ebay has changed their time limits for filing negative feedback. If you haven't done it within 30 days of the purchase, you are out of luck. Scam sellers like gold3288gold (T-Motorsports) deliberately wait two to three weeks to send you the product. As in my case, the item was missing a part when it arrived so I was required to send it back for a replacement which took another 14 days to come back. Then it didn't work, so I sent it back for replacement. 14 days later it came back in the same condition so I requested my money back. They said, "Up Yours. The 30-day refund limit has passed". Then I find out I cannot leave negative feedback because Ebay takes that privilege away after 30 days. That completely sucks, especially when you have warranty issues like in my case. Such things can take months to finalize The seller can use Ebay's stupid rules against unsuspecting buyers by using delaying tactics. I shall deal with retailers before I ever purchase anything through Ebay again.
Not sure where to begin. I sold a piece of radio gear to a user named Appboone. Turned out to be a liar and cheat, only wanted to cause trouble, didn't really want to buy the equipment. Buyer claimed equipment was illegal to sell or possess (not true). When I left negative feedback for non-payment, buyer went ballistic and promised to post false slandering comments about me all over the internet. Buyer did so using a false name. I went to every website I could find a complaint posted about me and did likewise in return. When I posted the buyers real name and city/state and used my real name in case any others wanted to contact me with further information about this looney-tune, eBay yanked my account and buyer began physically threatening my grandchildren. It's been over three years and the website where I posted the buyer's multiple assumed names (Maria Spencer, Jason Spencer, of Jefferson, NC) have not removed my comments, and refuse to do so. eBay will not re-instate my account until the website removes it, so I'm in a catch-22 situation. As such it won't hurt my account to post their names here. Apparently Appboone yanked around one too many sellers, and eBay has canceled that account. Even though Appboone is no longer a customer of eBay, eBay still won't remove my account suspension. Almost 400 positive feedbacks (only two negatives) flushed down the toilet! So don't say anything about a bad buyer, eBay will yank your account, and you don't get a second chance. Apparently it's a "life sentence". Even the criminal justice system is not this cruel! eBay is an anti-freedom-of-speech conglomerate!
I bought a ps2 video game through ebay from a private seller. Three weeks went by, no product. I opened a case through ebay and paypal. They both claim to be investigating the case. Next thing I know, paypal sent me an email stating that I have closed the case. I reopened the case, ebay is making it difficult to contact their service support. They are all avoiding the fact now that they should refund some money. Do not trust either lowsy company.. They are crooks. I have documented proof of all I have stated here. To sum it up, I lost money but ebay paypal and the seller came out winners. Sounds like a big scam, looks like a scam!! Must be a scam!
Ebay is a nightmare to sellers. There is NO way to get a legitimate complaint filed. You will have other seller constantly harassing you with [censored] emails and false reports trying to get rid of their competition.
Forget getting help when you have a problem just plan to eat your expenses and pay eBay for the torture of having experienced the trouble because the fees will be charged to you regardless of your innocence.
I won't bored you with the deatils but warn you to forget that online business you think you can make on evil-bay. Ebay has been the worst online experience of my life.
there are a hundred hustles going on at once, all targeting sellers.
I recently tried to list items on Ebay. To my absolute horror I discovered that Ebay have decided sellers are now not allowed to charge for postage in certain categories. I do not sell many items on ebay, but from time to time I have a number of things I either want to get rid of or, like many people have it as a small occasional sideline. How is anybody supposed to carry on selling if you can't charge for postage? Many times, postage can cost anything up to £5 in the UK, and even more for international, and we're supposed to just give them away!
This policy has recently been introduced. It goes alongside all the other policies recently introduced, i.e. increasing Final Value Fees to 10% per item, increasing listing fees for Buy It Now to 40p an item, not allowing sellers to leave negative feedback for buyers who don't pay, and many other little things to alienate and persecute sellers.
Ebay used to be a fun site to buy and sell on, but it is no longer. They have now become too big and arrogant and have completely ruined the site. I will shortly be stopping trading on Ebay altogether and helping to promote alternative sites. Hopefully some competition will come along and replace Ebay altogether one day. They don't deserve to continue trading if they are going to continue in this disgraceful manner.
ebay shut off my account for 30 days, claiming, that "LIAR" is a profanity word.
A buyer from ebay bought an item from me, she was playing games from the beginning. She gave me the wrong address to ship item to. I called her a liar, ebay turns around and suspended my account. Before i sent a message to her, I reported her to ebay 5 times, and Ebay did nto do anything. Now after i contacted BBB, they closed down my account claiming im a threat and a risk to EBAY.
What a laugh!!! Wait till I take them to court.
here is an email from ebay.
MC183 FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension - User Agreement - bridal_jewelry_galore
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MC183 FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension - User Agreement - bridal_jewelry_galore
We're sorry to tell you that your eBay account was suspended because recent account activity has raised serious security concerns. We've taken this precaution to protect our members while we make sure that the activity doesn't cause harm -- however unintentionally -- to the eBay Community.
You can appeal this suspension. If, after reviewing your appeal, we're confident that this activity poses no risk to the Community, we'll be happy to reinstate your account. For information about how to appeal this suspension, please go to:
Unfortunately, during the suspension you won't be able to use eBay in any way. This includes using another existing account or registering a new account.
Any outstanding selling fees are due immediately, and any amounts that you haven't previously disputed will be charged to the billing method currently on file.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
eBay Trust & Safety team
Dear E bay,
If you check in branded watches, you will find lots of Omega, Carrera watches etc. offered on auctions which I'm sure are just replicas. I almost bid Rs.21000.00 for such a watch on 31-10-09. I was lucky; I was outbid by another (maybe fictitious) member. I wrote 'fictitious' because after some time I rcd. a message from your side that I'd been given a second chance on my bid of Rs.19000.00. Of course I didn't fool myself again, because after searching the site, I found out that similar watches had been sold for less than Rs.3000.00. I was shocked but at the same time relaxed.
You have made many columns about product descriptions like item condition – new or used etc., similarly I’d suggest you to make one more column about the authenticity of the product – whether it is original or replica. This way many people would be saved from being looted. Doing this might affect your profit; otherwise you would have taken care of it long back.
I’m regular buyer at E bay since 2003. But this time I sincerely doubt your marketing intentions. You write so much about terms & conditions / legal binding of buyers on bidding etc, how come you allow such fictitious sale from your side. After all it is your name which people trust & you just allow sellers to fool people & make extra bucks for yourself. It really is a ‘conspiracy’.
I sincerely advise you to do something about it.
I have been selling and buying on Ebay for about 9 years now. As you probably know Ebay & PayPay are almost...
EBAY/UPS coordinated scam. I lost $17, 000 and my credit rating damaged over this fraud. Thief either purchases from inside Ebay employee a dormant member ID. The member usually has not bought or sold for a year, has 100% Positive feedback and is not monitoring their account, or maybe are dead. That is why I believe a Ebay emplyee is involved. The Thief contacts you (the seller) and is interested in your gold watch. You see 194-Positive Feedbacks and consider it is real. The theif claims they no longer use PayPal and suggest COD. You are not stupid enough to mail a $17, 000 item COD, unless the funds are 100%protected. You contact UPS and are convinced they are able to Guarantee that their driver will only accept US Postal Money Orders if you ask. You understand USPMO are like cash so agree to ship the watch. The buyer normally offers a price close to your asking price and mine said he would add $250 shipping credit. UPS charged me $329.90, all but $91 going for insurance, explaining the insurance protected me. The UPS clerk Guarantees me the driver insructions will exclude Cashier's Checks and Money Orders, COD=$16, 750 GUARANTEED. I ship the watch, being told the most I can lose is shipping if the buyer cannot produce the US Postal Money Orders. Tracking indicates the watch has been received and paid for so the theif calls me, tells me the watch is great and that he has left me a positive feedback; could I leave him one?Knowing my funds are secure I leave a feedback and start getting calls from Ebay members, indicating he wants to purchase their watch. I am confused, but believed my funds are secure. 13-days later I receive a very poorly constructed fake Cashier's Check, and are notified several other members lost their gold watches to the same guy, same address, same style check. The UPS driver accepted horribly poor checks from a man standing in front of a residence (not his) in a snow storm, for $56, 000. I strongly contend the driver was involved in the scam. UPS will pay nothing, saying the US Postal Money Order "thing" cannot be proved by me, and the Cashier's check, with no Water-marks, Black-line, State of Origin or even Check Number, passed their Facial Validity. Ebay can no longer be trusted and UPS is running Driver Scams. So I pay thousands to a attorney, Ebay is moot and UPS is now working with high-end fraud schemes.
Ebay MAstercard / GE Money Bank :
I applied for this "credit card" only for convenience for ebay transactions, since they make it look so inviting and wonderful.
Wow, what an utter rip-off. They slam you with all kinds of fees, late charges, over limit, etc etc etc etc. Each month is a different "surprise". And I do have other credit cards like Amex. This will certainly give you high blood pressure for sure. I wrote them a $1, 700 check to pay off in full and close the account, but they never ever go away. Ever! Six months later I'm still getting a bill for $1.50 . Stay far away and use a trusted bank or you'll be stuck with this perpetual nightmare from hell for the rest of your life.
We ordered three books from Half.com. One shipped with 18 pages torn out of it, one never shipped and one was not what was ordered. We were charged for all three books. Half.com did not respond to our complaints and neither did the shippers. We cancelled our credit card and the charges were never paid to Half.com. Only then did they respond to our complaints saying we never should have cancelled our credit card payment. They claim we should have used their complaint process. We did and it is BROKEN. Do NOT purchase from Half.com. They suck! And you will not get your books in time for class and you will never get a refund. They figure that since you did not pay a whole lot of money for the books you'll not fight for your money back. They make a ton of money doing this.
What is up with HALF? Who appointed them God over book sells? I have been blocked for no reason at all! I have kept up with all their requirements. I have 99% feedback. I ship out the same or next day and am prompt to respond to all emails. And when my sales are in the 1, 0000's they put you on holiday and make yo jump through all their AUTOMATED response, can't talk to a person, and then weeks later they respond and say you are suspended. THey don't have to give a reason they keep your money for 90 days and make interest on it that they don't pay you back, when you go to get your money they make you go through more hoops to claim the money. Isn't there anyway to sue their buts off! I am not about sueing people, I just want to get my money that is mine! HELP! Is there a lawyer who would be willing to take on the so called almighty of books sales? Just found out about one that will be coming soon and you can bet that I will be going there. Half needs to be taken down a few links so that they think of the real honest person who is trying to make a living instead of padding their stockmarket pocket books especially in this economy now. What can our government do? They probably are in half's back pocket though. Any one else fed up? Maybe we should all unite and get a lawyer willing to take on half. Any ideas? Thanks
Ebay seller "a_new_golden_dawn" is a FRAUD and a PHONY. She doesn't know anything about magic. In fact she has over EIGHT Ebay accounts where she sells fake meta. Her name is Verna Henry and she runs an antiques shop in California where she gets all the junk she says is from her magic grandmother. EBAYS A NEW GOLDEN DAWN IS A FRAUD. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR JUST FLUSH IT DOWN THE TOILET LIKE I DID! I bought a magic bottle and it had a bunch of PLASTIC In it not even real crystals. dont get duped by this crook!!!
I saw a 3 jaw for sale on e-bay from seller 800watt. I send seller 800watt an e-mail to ask about the tolerance of these chucks because of an earlier experience. He assured me this was a well built and precise chuck. I order the chuck and pay for it. After a week or so, I haven't heard anything so I send an e-mail to 800watt asking about the shipping information, that is when I found out that he didn't have the mounting plates for the 10 chucks he said was available. Since the backs were unavailable for the 3 jaw chuck rendering them useless and seller said He could upgrade me to the four jaw chuck and that if I wasn't satisfied I could return for a full refund. I told him to send the four jaw chuck and that I would check it out for my use. The chuck is far from being precise, I have sent several e-mails over several weeks about shipping the chuck back to no avail. Now I need to know if this common practice for e-bay to allow this sort of thing to go on, or what course of action do I need to take.
I had a charge come across my account for $1.95 for something that I never received. I called the company and they stated that it was for a trial period but I did not recognize the company name or information. They say they have my ip address but I have purchased other things on the computer so I imagine someone else could have my ip address or have even signed up for something on my computer. Here is the kicker. I don't even know what it is because they gave me nothing by mail, phone or email in order for me the check it out to figure out what might have happened. They say they gave me a trial period, to what?? They then charged my account for $82.13. They cancelled my service but they won't refund my money and if they aren't going to refund the money shouldn't I at least get a product or service??? I have nothing, oh and here is the best part, each day there is a new charge for supposedly another company but it is the same people answer. One was called list for cash, another SBA Track online and who knows what will come next. The last charge was $13.55 so now I have been charged, $1.95, $82.13 and $13.55 and have nothing to show for it. They refuse to give you the name of their call center, they just keep saying they are answering calls for HotBusinessmarket. They refuse to give you the names of people in that company and they refuse to let you talk to a supervisor. Apparantly the supervisors aren't there to talk to people, only to train people how to scam!!! They have hung up on me each time I have called which only says to me SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!! How can they get away with this?? Isn't there something that can be done? If anyone knows of any recourse please post something on this website.
I recently signed up for ebay, about a month ago. It took about 2 weeks for them to integrate my merchant account to my ebay account so I could accept credit card payments and avoid paypal, as paypal has well over 7, 000 complaints against them with BBB. Afetr calling them everyday for a week, and hearing their sales pitch on why I should "Just use Paypal", they finally sent me an email stating that my merchant account has been accepted and I can now list items and choose credit cards for payment. I listed about $25, 000 worth of consumer electronics which I get from a dropship company. After the first auction ended, the buyer sent me a message stating that they were unable to pay for the item. I called ebay and ebay told me that there was a "Pay Now" button in the email that was automatically sent to the buyer after the auction had ended. I contacted the buyer, and he said there was no such thing. This happened twice. I called ebay again and told them I would NOT pay the seller fees for the items I had listed because the merchant account was not properly integrated with my ebay account. They absolutely refused and just about hung up on me.
I was stuck, and in the meantime while fighting wth them about this, I listed a couple items so I had something going on. The following day, I received an email from ebay stating that my listings had been removed and that my account was now blocked. I called them and they stated that Paypal needed more information on my Paypal account in order to remove the suspension. I informed them that I never opened a Paypal account, and they insisted they did, and that I linked it to my ebay account to accept payments. I knew this was false and was now very skeptical and knew my time with ebay would be coming to an end. I called paypal, and they asked me for information on the Paypal account, and they told me that the information was incorrect. They put me on hold, and then told me that I needed to provide them with my social security number and receipts for items I was selling on ebay. I told them I never opened a Paypal account and that I never linked a Paypal account to my ebay account, and they told me that regardless, the Paypal account would stay and that unless I provided them with the information they requested, the ebay account would remain blocked. I called them several times in hopes that I would get someone on the phone that would help me further. but to no avail.
I personally think this is just simply a shady way of ebay participating in a monopoly with their sister company, Paypal, in an effort to force users to accept Paypal for payments to increase their revenue and so they have total control of what you sell on ebay and control of your money, and Paypal has a habit of suspending accounts with no reasons and hijacking the funds in the account for 6 months or more.
I recently got this straightened out with the Paypal account, and they reinstated my account. The next day, the ebay account was again blocked. I received a message from Paypal statng that there was suspicious activity with the credit card associated with my Paypal account and that they would no longer be able to provide their services to me.
This is the biggest and widely known online scam and Monopoly.
Ebay has become a thing of the past. Everyone has been moving to other sites such as Amazon.com and Ecrater.com. Ebay will continue to lose members every day and will be no more than a glorified craigslist with the highest rates on the web full of scammers and greed.
I have been unemployed for the past 13 months and just returning to work. My eBay Mastercard account wa...