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unauthorized withdrawal of funds from my account

I have two complaints.

1) the same one as all the other people have wrote about on this complaint board. I lost $100.83 due to theft from the seller's lounge aka eauctionlab.

2) how is it that this same company, using the same name, posting the same # is still getting away with ripping people off for over a year now. How do you expect people to do business on yahoo, google, ebay or anywhere on the internet when you allow a company that has so many complaints lodged against it to continue to "do business" on the web. How does that happen? It certainly says something about security on the internet. By not preventing something like this from happening you are losing millions of dollars. Honest people, who are not used to buying or selling on the internet will just go back to the old way of doing business, in line, in front of a cashier.

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    kbuntin May 31, 2009

    Mr. Maiolo is correct in that eBay's seeming tolerance towards scammers on their website is costing their honest users a lot of money. I have thought many times of using eBay to buy or sell items but, I have heard and read of so many negative experiences that I have chosen that it's not worth the risk.

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    CLM Jun 11, 2009

    The same thing has happened to me. I thought because it was for ebay that such a large organization would police the use of their name so poeple wouldn't be scammed. They don't!! I purchased the Ebay starter kit for under $3 from The Seller's Lounge and then lost almost $70 from an unauthorized charge by the AuctionMasters.net a UK company whose support email is now invalid. Ebay shoudl post a warning on their home page blinking / flashing and email all their customers about this scam and go to the national news to help curb internet scamming.

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    Jnichols Jun 30, 2009

    how can i get this charged reversed, i did not sign up for anything?

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    CLM Jul 02, 2009

    On your bank or credit card statement there should be a phone number with the charge. Call the number and tell them you only wanted the product (disk/software) that you purchased and do not want the service that they charged you extra for and to cancel it and refund your money. This worked for me.

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fraud rip off

Danger, danger, beware of ebay success system on line job,, like google treasure chest, there are hidden fee...

ripped off

I ordered from a seller on Half.com. After 2 months and repeated emails to seller and ebay, I still had no dvds. I filed a claim and still nothing. I contacted BBB and received a note from them saying that they could not help me. The matter was 'beyond their scope.' When I finally was contacted by half.com, they said they credited me the full amount. This was a lie, they only returned 2/3 of the money to my credit card. I closed my ebay account and had late last year closed Pay Pal too. BBB really sucks too! They constantly side with both companies and these companies have high ratings with them. Stay away from any ebay/pay pal company unless you want to be ripped off!

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    Ripped Off Apr 21, 2009

    I have just had the same experience with EBAY's half.com only I ordered a book, and was charged for it and never received it. I am having the hardest time trying to get help from the customer service. Maybe the whole company is just a big scam! I just assumed because it has EBAY's name associated with it that it was safe. I was wrong.

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false advertising

I recently purchased what I thought was a Human Hair wig (not a Human Made wig, as some sellers advertise, which gives them room to say that it's not false advertising). I purchased it for $102.71 expecting to receive a Human Hair wig, and when I received my product in the mail, it was most DEFINITELY a synthetic wig. Having worked as a wig maker for multiple Broadway shows in NYC and worldwide, I can IMMEDIATELY tell the difference between synthetic and Human hair (besides the fact that you can perform a burn test). The seller only had approximately 30 new comments, and they were all positive. ( I assume it is a form of money laundering...selling products to yourself to gain positive comments). When I went to leave negative feedback and request a refund, I found that they were no longer a registered user. What a SCAM! I found their e-mail on my payment details on Paypal and attempted to contact them. No response, of course, so I filed a request for a refund from Paypal. We'll see how it goes from here.

unfair suspension

I've been on ebay as a business power seller registered for taxes etc all legal for 7 years, I've had an outstanding 100% almost 10k feedback until recently, when i had a new to ebay ebayer, buy 2 items from me they leave neutral feedbacks for almost everything they buy even if item is ok. Obviously does not understand the feedback system.
Along with this, over the last 2 months my teenage daughter has been ill, so I've had to go back and forth to doctors and look after her more, so my sales went down for the first time in 7 years. I've now been suspended for a month and in the email from ebay it says If i do not improve in the next month i could be indefinetly suspended, but if i am banned from selling for a month how can i improve?
Surely this is unfair dismissal. When they changed the feedback system which is totally unfair being unable to leave any non payers a negative, I went back to college to re skill I'm doing my exams the end of April, then hopefully I can move on get another job, Ebay has just gone down hill over the last year. They need to remember who pays the fees and without sellers there's no sales no fees.

  • muphrie Apr 11, 2010

    If the buyer had less feedback and left you neutral feedback, you can ask for it to be removed to eBay by mentioning upfront that you are writing in for feedback removal. When you do this, this becomes a Trust and safety (T&S) issue and the customer support cannot answer it by copy pasting an answer. It may take time to receive a reply if you do not go through the right channel. Also, if the buyer has communicated with you via eBay or email, you can also mention this and if there is a little sign of satisfaction from the buyer, the T&S can see this and remove the feedback. Please understand, even though the feedback is neutral, it is still counted as negative. So either you'll receive a positive feedback or negative feedback. There is no such thing as neutral feedback. I would have attached a web page for direst feedback removal channel, but it would ask you to sign in first and that is not safe. So I would like you to browse help cause all the answers the customer support gives are in Help files. The only help customer support gives is by forwarding your email to the right department which takes action.

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ebay success kit

So, I'm obviously not the only person who's been ripped off by whoever's behind the so-called...

excessive fees

This situation still has me heated! I sold a gift card on Ebay back in December. I received it for Christmas but I was facing eviction when I could not pay the rent ( I was short actually)! The face value was $500.00. I received alot of bids but the deadline was coming to pay the rent w/o any late fees so I settled on 350.00. I have always sold items on Ebay but at the present I hadn't withn a year. Well, while I was away from the site for about a year, a new policy went into effect w/o my knowledge. Now, no matter what you sell, you MUST send the item to the buyer and upon their approval or up to 21 days, you'd get your money released from paypal, if you paid that way. First off I would NEVER send an item that expensive w/o payment and I did not have 21 days to wait so I canceled the transaction, refunded the money and emailed the person explaining how I was unfamiliar of the new policy. After several emails later, I had filed a complaint and asked for a refund of fees. Well, the buyer denied it and until this day I owe for a final value fee, or something like that. They give the buyer that option wheather to accept or deny the request. It isn't the buyers money so why would this person deny me? I did receive an email from the buyer complaining that if he accepted to cancel the sale I could relist and sell for a higher price. Maybe I could but I had no time besides I ended the listing early so why would I want to do that. I researched the "new policy" and it suppsoedly is for high risk categories (which they don't state) and had I known I would not have listed it. This person almost had me evicted. Can you imagine if I had sent the card even by registered mail, etc. that they could easily say they did not receive it and they know good damn and well they used it? There were alot of instances on Ebay where that has happened so I was not going to be a victim. Be ware! How can this be legal, sending an item w/o being paid first? Stupido!!!
Fafaculo to Ebay!

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    bamargeracom Aug 06, 2009

    Ebay and Paypal are known for stealing money and hijacking accounts for long periods of time. I sold a 100lb Pot Belly stove, and they held the funds until the item was confirmed delivered. I called paypal and asked them how I was supposed to send the stove without the $150 in shipping charges that they were also holding. They told me to contact the buyer and explain the situation to them and ask them to leave positive feedback asap to release the funds. I did so, and the buyer told me they no longer wanted the stove and that they thought I was a scam. They left feedback stating "SCAM-asks for positive feedback before you receive item"
    This was my first feedback. Paypal really screwed me-first I lost a sale, and a customer, and tons of potential buyers as this was the first and only feedback I had, and ebay refused to remove it.
    Ebay and Paypal are also widely known for having a monopoly where they do anything they can to discourage sellers who choose to use anything but Paypal in an effort to force them to use Paypal to accept payments so they make more money. This is a well known scam and monopoly.
    Sell on Amazon and avoid ebay and Paypal at all costs!!

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    Vasyagup May 09, 2011

    Yes, it's a scam, and I am not sure why it is even legal. A while back you could use other payment options, like USPS Money Orders or even Personal Checks. Not anymore! You sell an item for $50 bucks and charge the buyer $5 for S&H, and you need to pay to post any additional (after the first) photos, and for anything to make it look nice and appealing. That will cost you a buck or two. Then if it sells the ebay charges you 9% of the final fee PLUS 9% of the shipping, so if the total $55.00 you will be charged like 5.00 by Ebay's final fees. Then you have not choice and receive the payment via Paypal - MiINUS another $5.00. Then you buy a shipping material for another $2, $3 or $4 - depending on the stuff you sold. And then to ship the cheapest way you might end up paying a whopping $10 or more (I recently send some stuff using the regular mail that weigh just a hair over 1 lb, they charged me $11.20!!!). Well, let's say you are charged just 6 for the shipping. So, in the end you get what? 55-2-5-5-2-6=$35!!! I personally think this monopoly is just a blatant way to overcharge regular folks who's trying to make a little profit. And now they've come up with BILL ME Later - new name, but in fact it sounds like just another arm of this greedy monster - Yeah! Let's make money on percentages and late fees as well! The circus would be complete if they also had their own Delivery Service and would prohibit people use USPS or UPS.

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    John123456FL Aug 29, 2012

    I am so annoyed with Ebay and Pay Pal. I wish there was a better website with the same amount of traffic. I am so bitter at them!

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suspended my account for no reason

eBay suspended my account for no reason. When I sent the email for reopen, nobody helped me at all. Right now for more than half year, I contacted them again. They told me they will not read my email again. What kind of company is this? I told them if possible, I want to talk with their supervisor. They told me they will not read my email any more.

I can not understand the customer service for them at all.

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    SarahMarie Mar 01, 2009

    make a new account with new email! its easy i did!

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    Bruised09 Mar 04, 2009

    Have you considered that no human ever saw or responded to your email? My friends and I concluded a few years ago that eBay must use an AI engine for communications and responses to arbitration. Even employees rejected as too dumb by fast food joints would provide answers that make more sense that people often get from eBay!

    The more word data you input to an Plain language AI engine the less likely the engine can handle it or provide a response that makes sense.

    Just do as scam sellers do. Sign back up under a different name. If you want to use Paypal, just get permission from your kid or your kid sibline and use their name for registration. Works for scammers.

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    JohnChin Aug 16, 2009

    There is a forum I found on the internet that is free, and helps with Ebay, PayPal, business and the law. Just post any question, the experts will answer it if it has not already been answered!

    The forum has a lot of expert advice on it. http://www.modeeworld.com/forums I found advice there about how to avoid EBAY suspensions, get past PayPal limitations, also lots of detailed help on creating your own business, getting past trademark violations, VERO and lots more. Plus general advice on how best to sell on EBAY, what sells the best, how to get the best price for your product, really everything related to EBAY and internet business.

    Also advice about how EBAY really works and how PayPal really works. The inside scoop.

    Beautiful forum. I was made a moderator of the forum and I love it!

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    JohnChin Aug 16, 2009

    I found the above text on the internet and repost it here.

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    Joseph Spencer Aug 28, 2016
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I pretty much gave up all hope that eBay would reinstate me. It has been nearly 6 months since I got a response from them.

    Instead of them wasting my time, I went ahead and contacted Auction Essistance to help me get back on. So far so good, but who knows the BS eBay will pull next.

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    Emma Bryant Feb 04, 2017
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    eBay also suspended my account too with no reason behind it. They refuse to reinstate my account after several emails. Absolutely ridiculous.

    Had to use these people to help me get back on: www.auctionessistance.com/shop

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    Joseph Spencer Apr 29, 2017
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    Till this day, no response from eBay. Absolutely disgusting that they do this to sellers. Give sellers no hope of making money with them. They just charge you up the wazoo in fees and then they kick you off when they please. Mother, mother may I have some more with pickles and cheese? I change it up like Walter Reese in dis bish. Through it up and flip it down, like a hamburger made on the b low downtown. Got to rip it up and rip it good, does eBay give a hoot? Why would they would when they can take your money and give you the boot.

    Don't waste your time, just ended buying more accounts here: www.auctionessistance.com/shop

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we don't need this anymore

I ordered the ebay success system on may 10, 2009 for $1. 95 shipping to try at home risk - free for 7 days. I received the kit on friday, may 22, 2009. I was told i would receive it in 1to 5 business days. I received it in 10 business days. The $1. 95 went through my credit card on may 12, 2009. Five days later on may 17, 2009, before they shipped me the kit for my 7 days risk - free trial a charge for $39. 95 went through my credit card. I was charged before they shipped my 7 day risk free kit. The customer service number listed on my credit card statement [protected] has been busy for four days, night and day. I gave up after four days. The customer service number listed online is answered by a recording and tells you to hold for the next available agent, but no one ever answer. I called the number several times and waited for 20 to 25 minutes each time. It's a big big scam. Please do not give these people your credit card information. Patricia edwards, west palm beach, fl.

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    eBaySuccess Mar 09, 2009

    http://ebay-starter-kit.weebly.com

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    scg Jun 17, 2009

    The Ebay Success Team is a huge scam. The shipping and handling fee for $1.97 is to test your credit card to see if it is a valid number. When you agree to their terms by checking the accept button, hidden in their agreement is the ability to charge you $39.95 per month to be able to access their website. Then they charge you another $9.95 for a one-time charge to join the Ebay Success Team. You will then get another charge for $12.98 which is suppose to be for some QuickList they will tell you that you agreed to purchase. If you don't stop you credit card at this point it will start over again the next month. When I finally talked with the customer service person - who I am sure was in India - he stated that he did not know anything about the companies charging on my credit card. They were using the names: Ebaymen, Online Services and EbayWeb to charge on my account. Leurn stated that he did not know or recognize any of the toll free numbers associated with each name and that he as not associated with any of those names - that was until I called the fourth name andwouldn't you know it - old Leurn answered the phone. I told him I was amazed that he did not recognize his own company's name since he answered their phone. At this point I ask Leurn if this call was being taped and he said it was; I said good because I wanted everyone to know that if I ever find him that he would not have to worry about fathering any children. At this point I received a dialtone. I hate crooks and these people are on the top of my list. Do not do any business with them.SCG, MS.

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    Moo Goo Gai pan Jun 18, 2009

    Wow this is absolutely DISGUSTING!!! I am NOT surprised to say the least! I had that email sent to me so I also can make millions on ebay staying at home (I like a million people out there HATE MY **#@!! JOB!) and I was interested in this great opportunity that seemed too good to be true! well I figured BEFORE I go and order this great offer, let me google EBAY STARTER KIT and the word SCAM, and sure enough all of these complaints are all across the board!! THANK GOD for all of you people out there that made complaints you have saved me here from ordering that trial kit! I also was scammed a few months ago by a teeth whitening kit I was going to get as a TRIAL period as long as I paid shipping and handling only! well It was supposed to be a trial kit for 10 days after I paid for the S&H..WELL, I paid the s&H fees, and received the whitening kit in the mail 20 days after they promised, and that very same day $74.99 was deducted from my bank account and I had checks bouncing on me! I was LIVID!!! I cried on the phone, begged them to please re imburse me and they would not "Fine print" said to end the trial period and we wont bill you! THE problem here is I NEVER received that stupid whitening kit until 20 day slater and that same day they are taking $74.99 from me!!? Then I discover they have the right to take that amount from me every MONTH!!! Well I went to my bank, told them what was going on, they closed out that card, issued me another one, my bank refunded me that moent and went after the SLIME company that did this to me!I WILL never again try any thing like that with out first GOOGLE it and hit the word SCAM! I WAS leary of this ebay making millions one, but out of morbid curiosity read it. Then I google it and the word scam as I said, and these complaints came up!!!THANK YOU ALL OF YOU BLESS YOU!!! ANd if it seems too good to be true, it is because IT IS...By the way the teeth whitening kit ad was on the INTERNET!!! JUST LIKE this one you have complained about..Be careful every one and GOD BLESS! Remember, there are other ways to be rich, and I am sure you are all in other ways Rich with things in your life that do not hild monetary value!!! But still I do I know, money does help :)
    JUST be careful and always GOOGLE any thing you aren sure of that you need info on BEFORE going through with it..YOU can even google people!!! pUT A PERSONS NAME into google and you can some times pull up legal public information on them!!!

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    LINDA SIMPSON Jul 22, 2009

    the same thing happened to me about the ebaymen. i didnt enen know i accepted anything. i got charged the 1.97, then the 39.95, then 12.95, then 9.95. my bank says there is nothing i can do because i did'nt cancel! how do you cancel something that you did'nt know you agreed to in the first place. it must be very well hidden. BEWARE OF THESE SCAM ARTISTS!!! my bank which is CHASE BANK won't even stand behind me on this ! i feel that these people are stealing our money and the bank is allowing them to do it!!!

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    Geneva615 Sep 11, 2009

    I am looking to start selling on ebay therefore Ive been checking drop ships etc.Trying to find the best way to start. Last night I received a phone call from a very saavy sounding guy from a co. called ebay success team I had found by happenstance yesterday, filled out the form anxiously waiting for the half hour call so they could answer any questions I had. No questions were answered on my part anyway.He wanted to know our income, etc.etc. He told me to go online to watch a video and his boss will call me tonight after they see if I meet the criteria to be accepted by them. No $ was disscussed yet.Sounded exciting. But this morn when I woke up & drank the coffee it woke up the brain cells too.I tried finding their buisness on line and found you folks. Oh happy day! Thanks to all that as given testomonials about these jerks and confirming my doubts. I am so sorry about you that lost money Im sure thats what is coming out of tonights call. They will get a little surprise!!! I have learned other things now too from yall.I havent started making my millions yet but now have more knowelege in which one way is wealth. Thanks to everyone and glad that as a whole we can make a difference in some ways. There will always be scammers out there but we wont succumb. God Bless and good luck to all who are still trying to make $, honestly. Geneva Green, Texas

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suspension

So they decided to kick me off ebay for good. Get this, after doing some online research- that 30 day suspension is actually a complete ban. Yet they don't say it. Oh, and it says to resolve outstanding complaints before you "try again" if you want to get back on, but as said already, it doesn't mean what it says since they don't respond to emails on how you go about "resolving" those complaints. Which by the way, there are no more complaints to resolve -- this is a result of a few negative feedbacks -- even though my total positive feedback is 2000+ and my percentage is 99% with DSR ratings all nearly an exact 5/5. After 5 years of service this is how they treat you. In the past, they've scammed me by letting the buyer win a dispute (paypal) -- who then stole the item AND got his money back. Paypal is owned by Ebay-- keep that in mind. Also, they screwed me over a third time on all this - as they now have -$35 balance they OWE me. Does it look like I'll get those back? ... I bet it if it was the other way around, I'd have collections agencies after me by now. Indeed I will look into how to get that money returned since they leave me no option. This complaint is not intended to revert buyers away from ebay, but to prepare you to NOT to try getting back on when they shove you off. Literally, they don't care about you. At least not until they start heading in the downward slope. Until then, there is Amazon for me. Cheers

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    bamargeracom Aug 07, 2009

    I signed up to ebay about a month ago, and was subject to and experienced the Ebay/Paypal Monopoly first hand. I did not want to use Paypal to accept payments as I already have my own merchant account with First Data and they are half the price of Paypal. When listing my first item, I scrolled to the part where it asked how I would like to be paid. I un-checked Paypal, and checked credit card. On the next screen it said that in order to accept credit cards I had to fax a copy of my merchant account invoice to them to prove to them that I can support this method of payment. I faxed them the necessary documents, and the games began. 2 days went by and no message from them about what was going on. Then I called them and was asked why I did not want to use paypal, and that it is the preferred payment of ebay. I explained to them my situation, and they said they would look into the situation, and they would get back to my via email. I waited another 2 days, and nothing. I called them again, and they brought me to the listing page, and they walked me through and told me to click Paypal for payments accepted, and I told them I did not want to accept Paypal, and they were dumbfounded and did not know what to do. They knew nothing about how to integrate my merchant account. They told me I have to wait for T&S to contact me. The next morning I called them again, and was once again told to just use Paypal and recieved a pitch on how they were safe and secure. I asked to speak to a manager, and they told me the manager was not available. I then called again and they finally got to the bottom of things. I listed a couple of items, and after the first one ended, the buyer told me there was no way for him to pay. I called ebay again and they told me there was a "Pay Now" button in the email that was automatically sent to them after the auction ended. The buyer told me there was nothing there. I got this same response from every winning bidder that day. I called ebay and they once again told me that I should accept Paypal for payments until they get the situation fixed. I told them I would not pay for the listing fees so far and they told me I have to pay them, and that it is like listing an ad in the paper and the listing fees are non-refundable. The next day they told me that they fixed the problem, and then I listed a couple items, and everything seemed to be good, until the first auction was down to the last minute. The account was blocked by Paypal, and I was informed that they needed more information on my Paypal account in order for the account suspension to be lifted. I called ebay and they told me the block was from Paypal. I called Paypal and they asked for my SS# and receipts for the items I was selling. I told them I never opened a Paypal account, and they told me regardless, they would still need the information in order to lift the suspension, and until then, the account would remain blocked. I called Ebay and they told me there was in fact a Paypal account linked to my ebay account and that there was nothing they could do. Now, I NEVER opened a Paypal account nor did I link it to my ebay account. To me, this is yet another shady desperate attempt by Ebay to force new members that do not know any better to use Paypal to accept Paypal so they can make money from every angle. When I call them and tell them this whole scenario, they ask me if there is anything they can help me with, otherwise the phone call will be disconnected. They no longer respond to my email regarding this and they told me that if I keep contacting them through ebay live chat that they would bring up charges for Harassment. What a way to run a company. I also notice that when you post ANY negative comments about ebay that are valid in the ebay forums, the comments are removed and you are banned from posting in their forums. They are trying to cover up anything negative about their company, but truth be told..., check out Ebay and Paypal on the Better Business Bureau and see all the complaints they have since January. There are well over 10, 000 of them. Ebay soon will be a thing of the past and they will continue to lose thousands of members a week to Amazon, just like me.

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    screwedbyEbay Feb 12, 2011
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I was suddenly suspended on eBay because they said that my seller standards were not up to their par. This was something new that they implemented about a year ago. I believe that this is their way if getting rid of their small sellers because the IRS is now involved.

    Ebay has no regard for the sellers and I think that it is ridiculous that the buyers can leave negative feedback but the sellers cannot. Some of the buyers are very anal and do not read descriptions before bidding on items. Some buyers also expect something major for very low cost. When they get what they paid for, they ccomplain.
    I truly hate eBay and I'm so happy that they have some competition. Eventually I hope that eBay goes out of business!

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    thatandthis7241 Jun 26, 2011

    eBay is totally an all around scam these days. They are totally out for the buyers & will not back their sellers. If it wasn't for the sellers there wouldn't be an eBay. I think they have forgot that. First off I am fed up with deadbeats that want something for nothing & eBay will side with them every time. Secondly back in Feb. my account was hijacked & the person who did this deleted all my listings in my store. eBay promised to credit my account the $60 dollars so I could relist it. I went ahead & listed the items before the credit & now they won't give me my credit. I have called numerous times, like 3 or 4 times & promised a credit every time but they say it takes 24 hours for it to show so by the time I hang up of course I never see it. Finally I was tired of all the lying & decided not to pay the amount that I was owed & they suspended my account for non-payment. Non-payment of what I was owed is pretty bad for suspension. Well this has shown me h0w big a scam eBay really is & now I have quit selling on eBay. Beware to all those who are thinking of selling on eBay...you better find you a different site to sell your merchandise unless you are willing to give it away to deadbeats & the eBay company. Not only your goods but your money too!

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warning! new crime schemes on ebay!

Con Artists are breaking into ebay accounts by stealing passwords and listing hundreds of phony items in them every day!
According to FBI / IC3 reports on the latest auction fraud schemes, the culprits are usually in cyber cafes, half a world away.

They love to lure shoppers with ridiculously low prices. When you read the listings, however, they always request you write them privately to discuss a "buy-it-now" price (this is an obvious sign of a western union con). There is never a real "buy-it-now" ebay button to purchase the item in the listing.

Often, once you write them privately, you'll receive a phony "buy-it-now" EMAIL LINK that takes you to their own scam webserver. If you click on it, they will try to collect passwords, account info, etc. and rob you. At the very least, they will keep your passwords to hijack your ebay account and fill it with phony auctions.

After emailing a scammer, I received half a dozen phony emails like this: "You've just sent a payment to (blah blah) Click here to cancel the transaction." or "You've received an UNPAID ITEM STRIKE for (some weird item)" and last but not least: "Buyer Complaint: You never shipped (another weird item) I'm reporting you to the local police! " (Clicking on Item No. sends you to scam website). There was even a phony link to report the mail to ebay security!

I changed the email address in my ebay account, so that any fraud ebay mail came to the wrong address. When you are using paypal and ebay frequently, it's dangerous to be opening mail that looks authentic, trying to convince you that you've sent payments to weird people for weird things!
Forward any suspicious ebay mail to [protected]@ebay.com!

The bottom line on scams...If a seller seems to be begging you to email privately, it is probably a stolen account. Scammers have to request western unions in private emails, because ebay blocks it in listings. Using ebay's "Ask Seller a Question" link also alerts the real account owner to fraudulant activity.

How to protect your passwords & accounts:

If you get an email or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information, do not reply. And don’t click on the link in the message, either. Use anti-virus software and a firewall, and keep them up to date. Check for an "https" website before typing in ebay & paypal passwords. (the s is for "secure") Go to the security options in your web browser and have it alert you when entering an unsecure site. Make a habit of manually typing in the ebay & paypal addresses, never use a link. Don’t email personal or financial information. Email is not a secure method of transmitting personal information. Be cautious about opening any attachment or downloading any files from emails you receive. Never email a scammer, they may keep your address to send phony password stealing links!

What to watch for:

Watch out for private e-mail request in auctions (a scammer doesn't want you to use "ask seller a question" link -it's not their account), private auctions, (hides bidders so we can't warn them), broken english, item location not matching seller's location (to avoid local pick ups), a "buy now" offer is mentioned, but no ebay buy-it-now button (this is a lure to a western union request), item listed in wrong category (scammers try to "hide" from scam warnings), and 1 or 2 day auctions for expensive item (quick sale before discovered by the account owner). Please arm yourself with information against cyber crime...read my guide "Scams! Phony Auction Alert! and search ebay guides for other Scam Warnings! This "e thru z" list warning is condensed in order to reach people shopping for the items listed below!)

Here is one day's greedy collection of current SCAM AUCTIONS: (e thru z)
Be careful if you are shopping for any of these items!

E-Blade 2 AutoCocker Brand New
Eagle FishStrike 2000C GPS Fishfinder
Eastern gooseneck trailer
Eclipse AVN5495 CD/DVD player with 6.5" screen
Eclipse AVN6600 CD/DVD Player with DVD
Eclipse AVN7000 CD/DVD Player/Hard Disk Drive
Eclipse, Phoenix Gold Navigation GPS
Electric Remote Projection Screen
Embroidery Professional Baby Lock EMP 6
Entry Level AN/PVS-7B Night Vision Goggle
EPSON EMP-TW600
Escort Passport Radar Laser Detecor
Eten M500 E-ten phone
EV Electro Voice P3000RL & P1200RL power amplifier
FEATHERLITE 6 HORSE GOOSENECK TRAILER
Felt B2 Triathlon Bike F65
2005 Felt B2 Triathlon
Felt F35 56cm Road Bike
Fender Super Reverb Electric Guitar Amp Amplifier AB763
FENDER 1963 JAZZ BASS
Ferris IS 3000 Independent Suspension Zero Turn
FIVE STAR 36 Gas 4 Burner & Griddle Stainless RANGE
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby GT 350
1965 FORD MUSTANG GT
Ford Mustang 1967 Buy It Now $5, 400.00
FOUR STAR 3 HORSE TRAILER 10 LQ
FRANKE SAPHIRA PROFESSIONAL ESPRESSO CAPPUCCINO
Fuji Fujifilm Finepix S3 Pro 12.3MP Digital Pro Camera
FUJI S3 PRO & 2 NIKON LENSES 4GIG
Fujitsu LifeBook T4210 Tablet PC
Fujitsu P63XHA40US HDTV-Ready Plasma Television
FURUNO FR-1942MK2 6kW, 64NM Marine Radar System
FURUNO GP1650WFNT GPS Fish Finder GP1850
GAGGIA Automatic Titanium Espresso Machine
GARMIN [protected] StreetPilot® 7200 GPS Receiver
Garmin 3010C Chartplotter GPS Marine Network Bundle
Garmin Apollo i-Linc MX20 I/O TRAFFIC CHARTVIEW
Garmin GDL69 - XM Weather StreetPilot
Garmin GNS-480 430
Garmin GPSMAP-396, 296
Garmin GTX 330
Garmin StreetPilot 7500 GPS Navigator
Gary Fisher Big Sur Mountain Bike
Gateway CX2620 Tablet PC Notebook
GE Profile BIG SLIM 24.6 cf Side by Side REFRIGERATOR
GENERAC ULTRASOURCE 17.5 KW PORTABLE GENERATOR
GIBSON ES-355 TD CHERRY RED
Gibson Les Paul SG Custom
GIBSON REVERSE FIREBIRD VII PELHAM BLUE
Handground TOUR Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Black Pearl
Harley-Davidson 2002 VRSC A V-Rod Pristine
Harman Kardon Citation 2 II Tube Power Amplifier
Harris RF-126 RF Radio Frequency Amplifier
Hasselblad H1 645 Medium Format AutoFocus Camera Kit
HENNY PENNY BLAST CHILLER FREEZER1
Henny Penny HOLLYMATIC COMMERCIAL MEAT TENDERIZER
Herman Miller Aeron Chair Size C Black & Gray
Herman Miller® Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Hifonics XX Goliath 5000 Watts RMS
Hifonics XX- Goliath ultra d-class Subwoofer amplifier
Hobart 10, 000 Generator & DC Welder
2003 Honda CBR 1100 XX Super Blackbird
2003 Honda Gl-1800 Gold Wing Ex-Shape
Honda 200X Three Wheeler
HONDA ES 6500 WATER COOLED GENERATOR
Honda eu2000i Generator
Honda Generator H1000, 10, 000 Watt
Honda pwd 5000 watt generator 9hp
Honda Powered Emergency Standby Backup Generator
HONDA RANCHER 350 4X4
Hot tub spa jacuzzi tubs spas whirlpool hottubs garden
HP Compaq Tablet PC tc4200
HP hw6515a PDA iPAQ Mobile Messenger
HP/COMPAQ V4000 PRESARIO tc1100
Hughes & Kettner H&K Tri-Amp Tube Amp Amplifier Head
HUSQVARNA VIKING DESIGNER
HUSQVARNA VIKING MEGA QUILTER NEW W/ REGISTRATION
HYDROSPA STAMINA HOT TUB JACUZZI SPA
i-mate JAMin
i-Mate JASJAR 3G WiFi Pocket PC Phone
IBM Lenovo Thinkpad T60 T34 Duo
INFOCUS IN76 Home Theater HD Projector Ceiling Mount
Infocus LP340 DLP/ XGA / HDTV Projector Home Theatre
INOGEN ONE PORTABLE OR STATIONARY OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR
Inspirion XPS Gen 2 Laptop
Intel Core Duo Windows XP
IPC 1027 Vacuum Tube Theater Amplifier Western Electric
italian violin by Guiseppe Soldi, Genova, 1919.
Jacuzzi Premium Spa Hot Tub Loaded with Features
Janome 11000 Embroidery Machine
JBL EON-15 G2 Two Way 15 Powered PA Speakers
JL Audio 12W6v2 12" Subwoofers 12W6 W6v2 NEW 2006
John Deere Lawn Tractor
John Deere 30 Mechanical Roto Tiller for Lawn Tractors
John Deere F935 - Front Mower - 72 Deck
2004 JOHN DEERE 2210 W/LOADER & MOWER
Jura-Capresso Impressa S9 Avantgarde
JVC Everio Camcorder GZ-MG77
JVC Everio GZ-MG505 3-CCD
JVC GR-HD1
JVC GY-DV700W, JVC GY-DV500 COUSIN
Kawasaki JetSki
2000 Kawasaki : Ninja 00 Ninja ZX 900
Kenwood KNA-DV3100 Vehicle Navigation System
Kenwood KVT-717DVD Indash DVD Player, Excelon KVT-715DVD DVD monitor/receiver
KENWOOD P-NAV6019 DDX6019 & KNA-G510 GPS DVD PAKAGE
KIRBY-MORGAN SUPERLITE-37 COMMERCIAL DIVING HELMET
Kirby Morgan - Superlite 17B Commercial Dive Helmet
Klangfilm / Siemens tube mono amplifier rarity
Kodak DCS Pro 14n + Lens + Flash Full Set
Kona Stinky - 2006
Kona Stinky Coiler Primo King Kikapu
Korg Triton Extreme 88 Key Workstation Brand New
KRANK DIMEBAG KRANKENSTEIN AMP AMPLIFIER HEAD LIKE NEW!
Krell KAV 300i Integrated Amplifier
KRELL KPS-20t Transport CD Player
KRELL KSA-50S STEREO AMPLIFIER
Krell KSA-80B Stereo Power Amplifier with Manual
KUBOTA B7610 4X4 W 60 MOWER DECK FRONT LOADER Cutter
KVH Tracvision A5 Land Mobile Satellite TV for RV Car
LA MARZOCCO, 3 HEAD ESPRESSO MACHINE, COFFEE
Lakota horse Aluminum Trailer
Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Trek SL Bicycle
Landice exective L7 treadmill
LaSpaziale Vivaldi S1 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
LCX-104C Lowrance GPS Fishfinder Sealed BOX
Leica Digital-Modul-R - DMR - Digital Back for R8 or R9
LEICA GEOVID 8 X 42 BRF-Y binoculars
Leica M6 Titan MP M6 M7
Leica m7 Summilux
Leica TCA1100 - 3" Robotic Total Station
LEICA TCRA1205 TOTAL STATION 2006 THEODOLITE EDM
LEICA Trinovid 10 x 42 BA Binoculars
Lenovo IBM Thinkpad X41 Tablet PC
Lenovo ThinkPad R60
Lenovo ThinkPad X41
LeRoi 125 cfm Towable Compressor - John Deere Diesel
LG 50PC1DR 50" Plasma Integrated HDTV & Built-In HD DVR
LG Flatron L2320A
Lincoln Ranger 8 Welder / 8000 Watt Generator
Line 6 Vetta II 2 w/ manual guitar amplifier
Linn Drum Forat F9000 Akai MPC 60 Emu SP1200 2000xl
Linn IKEMI CD Player
LINN KARIK III CD TRANSPORT NUMERIK DA CONVERTER
LINN KLOUT POWER AMPLIFIER 9+ CONDITION
Linn LP12 with Ekos, Arkiv, and Lingo –
LINN SONDEK LP12
LITESPEED FIRENZE bike ULTEGRA BUILD
LOT OF 25 APPLE IPOD NANO
Lot of 50 Apple iPod Nano 4GB, 20 GB, 60 GB
Lot Of 50 APPLE iPod VIDEO 60GB 60 Gb
LOT OF 50 XBOX 360 PREMIUM BUNDLE
LOWRANCE LCX-104c110c111c FISHFINDER GPS
Macbook Black 2.0GHz
Macbook Pro Intel Core Duo 2.0Ghz
Magellan RoadMate 760 Portable GPS Vehicle Navigation
MAMIYA 645 AFD KIT W/ LEAF PRODIGITAL 17WI DIGITAL BACK
marantz model 7 pre-amp model 8 amplifier
Margarita Slush Machine
Marine Generator- 8.5 Westerbeke BTG gasoline.
MARSHALL AMPLIFIER 1973, 100 WATT MKII SUPER LEAD
Mcintosh MC 2300 power amplifier
MCINTOSH MC 602 POWER AMPLIFIER
McIntosh MC2000 Gold Millennium Tuner Player
MCINTOSH MC2205 STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER
Meade 10 inch LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Meade 12" LX200 GPS UHTC with SMT technology
MEADE 14" LX200 GPS TELESCOPE W/UHTC
MEADE LX200 EMC 12 TELESCOPE ACCs
Mercedes Audi BMW Rims
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Guitar Tube Amplifier Head
Mesa Boogie Rect-o-Verb Guitar Tube Amplifier
Miele Coffee and Tea CVA615
Minelab GP 3500 Metal Detector
Mitsubishi 2004 Big Screen Digital 73 inch TV
Moog Voyager Electric
Motorhome Car Trailer Motorcycle lift Stacker Prevost
Motorola Q
Nano ipods brand new Lot Of 50
Nautilus® NS 700 Strength System
NAUTILUS 800 TOP END FLOOR STANDING SPEAKERS
NEW 17" Apple iMac 1.83GHz
New Apple Dual 2.7 Powermac G5 with Final Cut Studio
NEW Apple Macbook Pro 2.16 BEST ON EBAY w APPLECARE!! L
New i-Mate JASJAR 3G WiFi Pocket PC Phone
NEW PIONEER AVIC-Z1 7" IN DASH DVD NAVIGATION 06
New Roland Fantom X8 88 key loaded, with stand
New Swarovski SLC 15 X 56 Green Binoculars
NEW_ACER_TRAVELMATE LAPTOP
Nikon Digital Camera HP Photosmart Printer
Nikon - D2H Digital SLR Camera Set
Nikon Coolpix 8700 8.0 Megapixel
Nikon Coolpix 990 Digital Camera +HP Photosmart Printer
Nikon D2 X Accesories included
Nikon D200 Digital Camera Kit And 18-200 VR Lens
Nikon D2H Digital SLR Camera Coolpix 990
Nikon D50 DSLR EX 17-35mm F2.84 1GB
NIKON D70 Digital SLR Camera Kit with Lens
Nitro 175 Sport Fish N Ski ranger triton stratos
Nokia 8800, N93, N92, N91, N90, N80, N73 N90 N80 N70 N72 N73 E3
Nokia N93 Lot of unlocked cell phones
Nuendo/Steinberg Channel Converter System
One of a kind DM6, no other like it in the world
ONE PAIR OF LINN LK240 POWER AMPLIFIERS
OQO Model 1
Orange mojo freeride downhill mountain bike
Orbea ORDU 54cm full carbon Time Trial bike.
Original McIntosh MC275 stereo tube amplifier
Pace American Bigfoot Stacker Tag Trailer
PALM TREO 700
Panasonic 42 Diagonal HDTV Plasma TV, PT-AE900U PTAE900U WXGA Projector
Panasonic AG-HVX200 3-CCD P2/DVCPRO HD Format Camcorder
Panasonic AG-MX70 Digital AV Mixer AGMX70
Panasonic PT-AE900U PTAE900U WXGA Projector New
Panasonic SV-AV100 Camera
Panasonic TH-42PX50U 42 in. HDTV Plasma Telev
PANASONIC TH-50PX50U 50 Inch Plasma TV with HDTV
Panasonic TH-65PHD7UY 65" HDTV Plasma TV
Panasonic Toughbook 18 Convertible Tablet PC
Pearl Master Drum Set
4 PENN International 30TW Trolling Rod & Reel Combos
5 Penn International combos 3 - 50W's and 2 - 50's-Lews
Pfaff Embroidery Machine 2170
Philips 23PF8946/37 LCD TV HDTV Flat Panel Monitor
PIONEER AVH-P7500 IN-DASH DVD TOUCH SCREEN
Pioneer Avic N1, Avic N2, Avic N3
Pioneer Avic X1 Car DVD/ GPS Navigation n1
Pioneer Avic X1, AVIC-X1BT, AVIC-HD1BT
Pioneer AVIC-D2 In-Dash
PIONEER AVIC-N1, AVIC N-2, AVIC N-3 AVIC-Z1, CD Player, INNO PORTABLE XM SATELLITE RADIO
2X Pioneer CDJ-1000 CDJ1000 MK2 DJ CD Player
2xPIONEER CDJ 1000 Mk2 & PIONEER DJ 909 Mixer
Pioneer DJ System
PIONEER DVD Touch Screen, AVH-P7500 AVIC-N1AVIC N-2AVIC N-3 AVIC-X1BT, AVIC-HD1BT
PIONEER PDP-614MX PLASMA HD TELEVISION; PDP614MX CDJ
Pioneer SX-1980 VSX-59TXI A/V VSX-74T Elite VSX-84TXSi RECEIVER
Planet Eclipse NeXus Ego 06 Dark Trooper
Polaris Twin ATV
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.7 GHZ 512 MB 250 GB HD Power Mac
Precor 556 EFX Elliptical Cross Trainer
PRECOR EFX 5.23 ELLIPTICAL
prismatic 10x65 Z-series Sniper Rifle Scope ATN
Proceed/Mark Levinson HPA2 Amplifier
Proto 2006 Matrix PM6 Marker
PVS-14 ITT NIGHT VISION MONOCULAR WITH GAIN CONTROL
Quad II Two tube Power Amplifiers, Mono Pair, Excellent!
RACECOACH CUSTOM TRAILER
Ranger 18 1/2ft. Bass Sport Boat W/Extras Mercury 225 Optimax R71 Bass Fishing Boat
Raymarine A65 GPS E120
RCA 52 HDTV hd52w59 clear as lcd and plasma
Roland Fantom X8 88, Jupiter 6 JP6 JP-6 Vintage Analog Synthesizer rs-5 64 Voice
Roland Fantom X8 Keyboard 88 Keys
Roland PC-600 PC-60 SP-300 SC-500 Printer, Cutter, Ploter
Roland Soljet SC-500 Printer/Cutter
ROLAND V DRUM ELECTRONIC DRUM SET W TD-8 MODULE
Roland V-Pro Electronic Drum Set(TD20)
Roland VS 2480 Digital Workstation MV-8000 VS 2000
Samsung LN-S4692D LCD HDTV w/ ATSC tuner
SANTA CRUZ HECKLER XL MINT-FOX TALAS FORXS
2003 Screamin' Eagle Road King Gold and Black Touring
Selmer Mark V1 Alto Saxophone, 1956, Silver plated
SHARP AQUOS LC-65D90U 65 in LCD Television TV
Sharp LC-45GD6U AQUOS Flat-Panel LCD TV
Sharp XV-Z12000 Factory Sealed DLP Projector
SIGMA AF 800
Singer Quantum XL-6000 Embroidery Sew Machine XL 500
SKEETER ZX20 SALTWATER BAY BOAT, BASS
Sonus Faber Cremona Speakers in Maple
Sony - DSC-M2 Cybershot Digital Camera
SONY AIBO ERS-7 Entertainment Robot
Sony AIBO ERS-7M3 BVP-90 3CCD Broadcast Camera DMX R100 Digital Audio Mixing Console Mixer
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
Sony DMX R100 Digital Audio Mixing Console Mixer
Sony DSR-500WS DVCAM Professional Video Camcorder+Lens!
Sony Ericsson W900, W900i, W800, P990, K800, K750
SONY HANDYCAM CAMCORDER MiniDV Camera
SONY HANDYCAM HDR FX1 E HD CAMCORDER
SONY HDR-FX1 HDV HANDYCAM CAMCORDER
Sony KDFE A 10 42, WEGA KDE-50XS955 HDTV Plasma TV
SONY KE-50 XBR 900 WEGA 50 STR-DA9000ES ES AV Receiver
Sony Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1, DSR PD-150 P 3CCD DV Digital Camcorder
Sony vaio VGN-A297XP CENTR 1.8Ghz 17.1" DVD writer
Sony Vaio VGN-FJ270 Notebook
Sony VAIO VGN-TX650P/B 11.1" Laptop Notebook
Sony WEGA KDE-50XS955 50" HDTV Plasma TV
Specialized Tarmac road bike
SPM ID2.2 2 Bowl Granita Frozen Drink Slush Machine
Spyder Series 300 mw
Standel 25L15 Vintage Plus Combo Amplifier Amp
Star Trac Pro Treadmill
2004 Super Z Hustler Mower 158 hrs
2000 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX 1300 R
SWAROVSKI BINOCULARS 8 x 56 SLC
Swarovski Binoculars 8.5X42 EL
Swarovski SLC 10x42 Binoculars
Technics SL-DZ1200 Turntables
Ten-Tec Ham Radio Amplifier
TomTom Go 700 portable GPS Navigation system
TomTom GO 910 Portable GPS Vehicle Navigator
Toshiba G35-AV650 Media-Center Notebook
Toyota Supra 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo
Trek SL Brand New Project One 2006 5000 TCT ROAD BIKE
Trimble Geodimeter Robotic Total Station
Troy-Bilt Big Red Tiller Briggs Electric
Tube sound with solid state power
Tube type Amp From The 1960's
TUNTURI T90 TREADMILL
Unique, high-end stereo
Used Drager Uwatec Dophin Semi Closed Rebreather
Vertu Ascent Brown Leather Phone
very fine old Cello "Viola, Violin"
VHT PITTBULL Amplifier Super 30 1-12 Tube Combo Amp LE
VIKING DUAL FUEL RANGE
VIKING SE EMBROIDERY SEWING MACHINE
VINTAGE 1958 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM PAFs
VINTAGE FENDER TWEED 5E3 DELUXE AMPLIFIER
Vintage Original 1949 Gibson GA50 T Amplifier
Vintage Sunn Model T guitar bass amp amplifier 1975
Vintage Supro Model 24 guitar or harmonica amplifier
Violin - Fine Silvestre
Vox AC30 - 1960's - Amplifier
West Labs 200 watt amp Fillmore amplifier
WINDOWS, OFFICE, ALL DISKS AND KEY CODES, SUPERDRIVE
Wolverine 4x4 Four Wheeler
50 x Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium Edition w TONS EXTRAS
XBOX 360 PLATINUM 15 GAMES
Xbox 360 Premium Edition System, Game Console Bundle
XBox DVX 80, Apple Powerbook G4
Yaesu FL-7000 Linear Amplifier 1.2 KW
Yamaha Clavinova CVP-210, DT-EXPRESS electronic DRUM SET
2005 Yamaha YZF
Yamaha EX5-R
Yamaha Ltd Ed Raptor 660R
Yamaha Motif ES6 Keyboard
Yamaha PSR3000 Workstation Keyboard Piano
Yamaha Tyros2 Keyboard
Zeiss Diascope 85mm Angled Spotting Scope
Zeiss Victory FL Binoculars
Zeta Jazz Fusion Electric Violin

A Prayer for your Protection:
Psalm 17:7: Lord...Your love is wonderful,
By your power you save those who trust you
from their enemies.
Protect me as you would protect your own eye.
Hide me under the shadow of your wings.
Keep me from the wicked who attack me...

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    Patricia Scheibe May 13, 2007
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    My 70-year old husband has been hospitalized 3 times since November. I had ordered the E-Bay CD to learn how to utilize the website in October. I never received the CD but have been billed monthly since October the sums of $9.95 and $49.95. I have just had a chance to catch up on my bills and reviewed them carefully. I called the 866 number and made sure it was cancelled. I was informed that I accepted the contract by clicking an I accept block, but at this time I don't remember it. I thought E-bay was E-bay and didn't realize it was a scam. I accept that it is my fault to a degree for not watching the billing but sure could use a refund of all the charges since last year to go towards my husband's medical bills and medicines. I was given a corporate office phone number to contact on Monday to see about a refund. I will do that on 5/14/2007. Thank you.

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    C-Luv390 Jan 05, 2010

    Wow! Thanks 4 the Info!!!

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    Racy2U Jul 20, 2017
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    EBay is rife with fraudulent listings, to date I have discovered at least 6 new ones every day in the Generator category as well as White goods..
    It goes like this.
    The generator (or fridge) "brand new" is listed at roughly $1000 less than the same item from a reputable seller, with free postage, the listing description has been plagiarized from a reputable seller. The seller has never sold anything before & suddenly has got a brand new unused generator for sale with a convincing description.
    The Ebay a/c has either been hacked or created legitimately & does have a "pay now" button.
    I believe this is a fake or stolen credit card laundering scam, if you "buy now" & are lucky you might get the goods as the seller will use a fake or stolen credit card to buy from a reputable seller & send the goods, or not!
    The loser is the Reputable seller.

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    Gene Hampton Dec 25, 2017

    I was ripped off with foney Ebay site,
    selling a 1999 case MX100C Farm tractor for 14, 200.00
    Buyers beware
    this happened on 12/11/2017
    recovering any money ever NOT

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charging me 29.95 a month and I can't get them to stop

order ebay kit for 1.00 they didn't say there would be a 29.95 mongthly charge. Now I can't get the charges to stop and can't get any one to answer the phone. Just get a recording.

never recieved business packet

I was contacted by a customer service representative named Samuel and I purchased an Ebay Affiliate from them on 1/13/09. I was then connected to Tucson Redd who is suppose to be an senior account executive at [protected].

I never recieved my business packet. It has been almost a month and I have left seven messages with no responses. I have been calling to get a refund, but no one ever answers the phone.

These people are a fraud and someone needs to figuere out who they are!!!

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    Dejionae Feb 10, 2009

    Well i dont know about you but im making great money ! thats terrible that you all are going through that give it some time you did agree to work the bussiness!!...

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    Ill Never Complain Jan 12, 2010

    Mr Redd is a convicted felon, you can google him and see a copy of an appeal for a parole violation for embezzlement and suspected drug use.

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online scam

I had sold on Ebay and Half.com for years before they closed my account. They initially told me it would be 90 days before my funds would be released. (They are currently holding over $25, 000 of my money). I was not happy about it, but there was nothing that I could do but wait.

Well, 90 days passed and they said that all I needed to do was send in a copy of my driver's license and proof of address to prove my identity and they would release the funds. I did this and they claimed they would deposit the money into my bank account within 7 business days. I waited . . . again and as you may have guessed, I received NOTHING.

I wrote back to them and they claimed they tried to deposit the money but were unsuccessful. This is a lie because first of all, they have been depositing money into my account for years without any problems and second, my bank said that no such deposit was attempted. I wrote them back, yet again, and they now said that I have to wait 4 to 6 weeks to receive a check!

When I ask them why it will take 4 to 6 weeks when first class mail only takes about a week, they just keep saying that I have to wait 4 to 6 weeks. Their history of unreliability has caused me great concern. I am sure that when the 6 weeks has come and gone, I will not have received a check from them. If I do, I will be greatly surprised, as I am not the only one that they have given the run around to.

selling on ebay & using paypal services? heed my warning

Before you consider selling your product on Ebay and using their PayPal service please read this!

Ebay and PayPal are one! When you list an item to sell on Ebay you are practically " forced" to set up a PayPal account. Read all PayPal agreements!
When you list your item Ebay makes money up front regardless if your item sells or not. Ebay makes money when the sale is made. Now the buyer sends the money to your PayPal account. PayPal can take a percentage too! You need to add all of these fees up before you list or you may end up in the red!

If you decide it is worth it (there are several other auction sites that are better than Ebay!) consider this.

My story: I sign up as a seller. I type in my .com seller name. NOPE. I can't do THAT! It is a violation of Ebay's policy. Oh well. I enter another seller name. I decide to sell some first edition books signed by the authors. I figure in all the various fees and add them in and list the books.

I decide to look at other Ebay sellers who sell the same type products. Low and Behold I find a major book seller who has a .com name. In addition he has sponsered links that link him to the web for other type products for sale. He is not only able to direct buyers to his own web site, he is an affiliate marketer on Ebay. I think about how great this is! I'll do it to.

BUT I CAN'T. It's against Ebay policies. What? I question why this seller is allowed these priviledges and I'm told if I ask again my e-mails will be TRASHED & NOT ANSWERED!

A few MINUTES later I get an e-mail from PayPal and my account is frozen due to suspicious high risk conduct! I can't get my money. I have $1400 in the account and I can't get it out, HOWEVER I AM ALLOWED TO DEPOSIT MONEY INTO THE ACCOUNT!! Can you believe it? I have all of the documentation. Any attorneys interested? Please post a response.

As of today I still can't get my money.

In closing. The website that sells and buys books, www.flatsigned.com, bought a book from me just prior to all of this. I had a book listed on Ebay and he was high bidder. I sent the book to him. He declared it fake. I refunded his money and asked him to return the book. He still has the book!! Ebay and PayPal will not help me get the book back. The buyer said if I e-mail him again (I e-mailed him twice) he will file harrassment charges.

Ebay and PayPal do not adhere to their policies. They DO NOT protect buyers! They are unfair to sellers! Ebay's seller fees are outrageous. BEWARE!

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    Moochums Feb 01, 2009

    Oh God I agree! I sold an X-Box one Ebay, the buyer "claimed" he never got it and demanded a refund. I had documentation that he picked up the item, but I guess that wasn't good enough for PayPal. They refunded his money and then made ME pay THEM back. ### PayPal and Ebay.

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    bamargeracom Aug 07, 2009

    I signed up to ebay about a month ago, and was subject to and experienced the Ebay/Paypal Monopoly first hand. I did not want to use Paypal to accept payments as I already have my own merchant account with First Data and they are half the price of Paypal. When listing my first item, I scrolled to the part where it asked how I would like to be paid. I un-checked Paypal, and checked credit card. On the next screen it said that in order to accept credit cards I had to fax a copy of my merchant account invoice to them to prove to them that I can support this method of payment. I faxed them the necessary documents, and the games began. 2 days went by and no message from them about what was going on. Then I called them and was asked why I did not want to use paypal, and that it is the preferred payment of ebay. I explained to them my situation, and they said they would look into the situation, and they would get back to my via email. I waited another 2 days, and nothing. I called them again, and they brought me to the listing page, and they walked me through and told me to click Paypal for payments accepted, and I told them I did not want to accept Paypal, and they were dumbfounded and did not know what to do. They knew nothing about how to integrate my merchant account. They told me I have to wait for T&S to contact me. The next morning I called them again, and was once again told to just use Paypal and recieved a pitch on how they were safe and secure. I asked to speak to a manager, and they told me the manager was not available. I then called again and they finally got to the bottom of things. I listed a couple of items, and after the first one ended, the buyer told me there was no way for him to pay. I called ebay again and they told me there was a "Pay Now" button in the email that was automatically sent to them after the auction ended. The buyer told me there was nothing there. I got this same response from every winning bidder that day. I called ebay and they once again told me that I should accept Paypal for payments until they get the situation fixed. I told them I would not pay for the listing fees so far and they told me I have to pay them, and that it is like listing an ad in the paper and the listing fees are non-refundable. The next day they told me that they fixed the problem, and then I listed a couple items, and everything seemed to be good, until the first auction was down to the last minute. The account was blocked by Paypal, and I was informed that they needed more information on my Paypal account in order for the account suspension to be lifted. I called ebay and they told me the block was from Paypal. I called Paypal and they asked for my SS# and receipts for the items I was selling. I told them I never opened a Paypal account, and they told me regardless, they would still need the information in order to lift the suspension, and until then, the account would remain blocked. I called Ebay and they told me there was in fact a Paypal account linked to my ebay account and that there was nothing they could do. Now, I NEVER opened a Paypal account nor did I link it to my ebay account. To me, this is yet another shady desperate attempt by Ebay to force new members that do not know any better to use Paypal to accept Paypal so they can make money from every angle. When I call them and tell them this whole scenario, they ask me if there is anything they can help me with, otherwise the phone call will be disconnected. They no longer respond to my email regarding this and they told me that if I keep contacting them through ebay live chat that they would bring up charges for Harassment. What a way to run a company. I also notice that when you post ANY negative comments about ebay that are valid in the ebay forums, the comments are removed and you are banned from posting in their forums. They are trying to cover up anything negative about their company, but truth be told..., check out Ebay and Paypal on the Better Business Bureau and see all the complaints they have since January. There are well over 10, 000 of them. Ebay soon will be a thing of the past and they will continue to lose thousands of members a week to Amazon, just like me.

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    concernedcitizen2010 Jun 14, 2010

    Paypal is a NIGHTMARE to deal with!!! I, too, have had many of the same problems listed above. After years of dealing with them, they decided one of my products (which is perfectly legal!!!) 'violated their rules'. They told me to remove Paypal as a payment option, which I did. I removed ALL of the links from my eBay auctions. They reinstated me.

    Then, a couple of days later I get an email saying I am yet again suspended. Turns out two buyers managed to pay via Paypal. I took a look at the auction link. Nope. No Paypal as payment option. I looked at the invoice. Lo and Behold, there it was. EBay (I'm assuming. Or Paypal...) had put Paypal as an option to pay!!! Even after I had physically gone through each and every listing to remove them and add another method!

    I contacted Paypal about it, but they could care less. They said I was at fault!!! That I 'should have reversed the payment or refused it." WTF!?!? I didn't even KNOW they had gone through until AFTER they froze my account, which didn't allow me to do ANYTHING with it! I wrote them again. I called, had the rep look at the listing. (One guy even commented I had a line on there that said "DO NOT PAY WITH PAYPAL!") They still didn't care. What a bunch of jerks!!!

    THEN, I requested my money to be mailed to me. That was a nightmare, too. Again, had to jump through all their hoops. Emails sent back to me were returned with an answer, but obviously they hadn't even read my emails. I finally wrote them back a final time, asking if they even read the emails they get. A final phone call to them did get action and they sent me my check, less, of course, their $1.50 'processing fee'. I've read about others that have had Paypal do the same to them and hold thousands of dollars for 180 days, too!

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quick authentication service does not protect the buyer.

One day Ebay and PSA decided that they both could make a fortune under the guise of a new business called PSA...

fake 1st edition book s on ebay, alert!!

Nosebooks sold me a fake stated "first edition" of the catcher in the rye. Title/copyright page pasted in. Razor marks in gutter, uneven pages. Seller has history of selling fake books/fake signatures dating back a couple years evident in follow-ups to her deceptive 100% feedback. Multiple fake books soldby nosebooks is too coincidental to be an oversight. A possible professional book restorer?? The fake copy was hard to detect without magnification and black light. Be aware... Check your book purchases no matter how long ago you bought them.

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    Biblionaire_ Jul 07, 2010
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    Verified customer

    In December 2008, Ebayer NOSEBOOKS / JJ BOOKS "Joan" sold to me a FAKE 1st Edition of The Catcher in the Rye. When I discovered the fraud, I promptly notified Ebay, they investigated my claim, reviewed all the pictorial evidence, and refunded all my money. UPDATE: As of 2010, Nosebooks has been banned from Ebay for selling FAKE editions and Fake signatures. She has been reported numerous times to the Gov't Dept. of INTERNET Crime. NOSEBOOKS is now in retalliation mode against me (and others) and is slandering my good name. But the TRUTH alwyas wins out! Written by Biblionaire

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ebay insider tells all

I posted this at the feedback forum at eBay but it was killed by staff less than a minute later. I should have known. My ID will be toast soon anyway. This was the only other place I thought where my statement might have an impact. Do with it what you will. After Chicago, my only desire is to be heard.
There will be those who will not believe me and I sympathize. I wish the facts were fiction but to deny what I know would be to live in a fairyland of make-believe. I understand that the bulk of this “manifesto” reveals a plot so against the spirit of eBay that it will be dismissed as lie. So be it. I cannot force the world to accept it. All I can do is state the truth as I know it and leave it to you and to your common sense and experience to judge.

The deck is stacked against me. Aside from the natural resistance to believe I know that the boards are stocked with eBay’s tools. Their goal will be to discredit me. I will be accused of being a “disgruntled”, “paranoid”, and “emotional” seller. Their words will be specially chosen for effect. That is part of the function of the tools and I am not fazed by it. However, to protect my own identity within the corporation, I cannot be too specific lest the details single me out to the powers that be.

What I intend to reveal is common knowledge to many in the management division behind the scenes.

By the way, the tools are not only the mouthpieces that promote the policies. The psychological tactics employed by the powers that be are far deeper and grander than that. The subtlety of the method is remarkable. The tools come in a wide range of flavors with their own, individual “characteristic” rhetoric. From those who are “for” the policy - and spread various degrees of hostility toward the sellers - to those who are “against” the change - and spread panic and further the divide with the buyers. Both serve the same exact purpose: a manipulation designed to remove the more involved and savvy small to large sellers who will not fit into eBay’s future business plan.

First, let me correct the record regarding the concept of sellers extorting positive feedback. While the violation was known to happen, the activity amounted to less than a tenth of a percent of the yearly transactions. Further, it involved sellers whose feedback percentages were below 80%. The absolute majority of sellers did not engage in such practices. Nevertheless, the powers that be could not resist the fact that promoting this notion of feedback extortion as a wide-spread phenomenon would be the perfect cover with which to hide the true intentions of the policy.

The powers that be want to transform eBay into an overstock warehouse venue. A kind of outlet store for the internet much like a cheaper and streamlined version of Amazon. From a strictly business point of view, given the size of eBay and the growing costs of doing business, it makes a certain kind of sense to shift gears. Think about it: when eBay started, sellers were about rare and unique items but here and now the majority of items are common, used counterparts of what can be found new online at retail sites. Truly rare and unique items are sold at real auctions; the “stuff in your attic” isn’t glamorous enough and won’t keep eBay afloat any longer.

The trend away from the rare and unique to the big box retailer is not new. Several years ago the powers that be noticed that the big “powersellers” were simply listing items that existed in their retail stores or inventories. Thus the concept of “buy it now”, “best offer”, and “eBay stores” were created. It was the nascent stage of the plan yet to be. Little by little, without the population noticing, the mechanisms required to replicate the average retail storefront were already in place - and with its rise came the slow, steady downfall of the auction format.

Yet outright pursuit of a retail venue would have led to a major problem that at the time could not have been surmounted. The vast majority of people, on and off line, know eBay as precisely the place for auctions of rare and unique items. The sellers and buyers held onto that perception too but in truth their opinion even involvement in new and improved version of eBay is irrelevant by a certain Machiavellian calculation made by the powers that be. As part of the plan, eBay calculated thus: even if they lost the sellers as part of the change, the buyers will be coming back to buy regardless of who or what operated within the retail-outlet venue.

No, it was the stock holders who the powers that be feared.

Only the stockholders had the power to change the direction set forth by the CEO and the board. So it became imperative to change the equation. Part of the plan is to devalue the stock gradually so that investors merely dumped the stock as opposed to wanting managerial change ala Yahoo. Then to buy back the stock at lower cost and to such a volume that no rebellion against the powers that be were possible.

By the end of July that phase of the plan will be successful and there est of the plan will be revealed without fear of backlash from those who otherwise would have had the power to pull eBay back from the brink. Indeed, if you believe the current changes are obvious signals that small sellers are not wanted - be prepared - you have seen nothing yet.

So far what have they done? All they have managed to do is silence a seller’s ability to warn others about buyers (half of the purpose behind the original idea of feedback), burden you with higher and higher fees, dangle “treats” like discounts while setting the bar of eligibility so high that the rewards cannot be reached. and, by the way PayPal deals with “complaints” leave you vulnerable to fraud. What if worse was yet to come?

They know if you do not feel safe that you will not use eBay. The changes that have been enacted only eliminates the small sellers. Meanwhile they want to eradicate the mid-sized seller too. And they want to ensure that both do not return.

For the mid-sized seller the DSR became the tool of choice. The powers that be raised the level of what is a good seller artificially high. No manipulation is required; they know exactly the effect of the policy. This is why buyers are told that 4 is a good score and sellers are told that 4.9 yields discounts and higher listing placements. As long as that fractured point of view exists, eBay does not need to interfere with the DSR as has been suggested, the buyers will be killing the sellers naturally.

By August there will be no pretense and the intentions of the new and improved eBay will be clear. The following is only a partial list of the rules that will be imposed. It comes from a memo that circulated within my corner of the managerial department the week before Chicago. I cannot be too specific about certain items and I cannot reveal details of the latest additions without endangering my anonymity.

1. Neutrals will be converted to negatives complete with red icons and reduced feedback scores. Afterward neutrals will not be offered as a choice of feedback.

2. The entire process of feedback will be automated. Buyers and sellers will chose standard feedback from a list. For sellers this operation will be performed automatically upon the buyer winning. For buyers there will be an extra free line with which to add a few comments about the seller without restriction to content. Replies will not be allowed.

3. The implementation of a stricter rules regarding shipping. From the boxes, packing, labels and tapes to where you can buy postage. Orders have been placed for prototypes of “eBay” boxes. UPS and FedEx will be instructed not to accept “eBay” merchandise if it’s not inside “eBay” boxing. They will know, of course, because when sellers buy the “eBay” postage from the “eBay” source, a detailed list of contents with item numbers will be available to the shippers upon scanning a bar code. As for those who continue to use USPS, another level of quality control will be implemented - buyers will be asked, upon confirmation of delivery, if the seller used “eBay” standard shipping items. Naturally, no verification of the buyer’s truthfulness will be attempted, and continued ‘infractions’ will result in suspension. eBay will have other ways to check if a seller is not using the “eBay” equipment - as they will be required to buy at cost the supplies immediately after items are listed. (This is such a large scale operation behind the scenes that I feel comfortable sharing as much of it as I know.)

4. Sales taxes will be included automatically; shipping cost and sales taxes will be used to determined FVF.

5. Item descriptions will be “standardized” with templates which include the posting of a new, universal return policy. Only yearly subscribers to the retail-outlet venue can opt out of these universal return policies but even they cannot alter the template structures being devised.

6. Strikes against buyers will be eliminated as the whole concept of a buyer and bidding will be altered. FVF will be calculated when payment is submitted.

7. Time to Close will be eliminated entirely. Best Match will be the non-alterable default. Best Match is a system that caters to the needs of shoppers not bidders.

8. Placement within Best Match will be determined by several factors, the most important of which will be the extra display features added onto the listing.

9. DSRs can be removed by retailers and powersellers who pay a certain yearly fee.

10. The end play itself which consists of four phases:
a) the main focus shifts to retail sellers whose fees are on a per listing basis
b) stores will be replaced by a classified section, fees will be based on yearly subscriptions and FVFs
c) occasional auctions will be conducted for unique items (celebrity auctions, items that have been featured on the news, etc.)
d) total elimination of auctions for regular sellers.


From the point of view of eBay’s agenda to change gears these alteration make sense. The powers that be want to turn eBay into a retail venue format. Therefore the “buyer” must be changed - bidding and commitments to buy are part of the past. In a retail venue, the item is either in your cart or not and you only commit to buy when you pay at checkout. The seller is also redefined in the way they will be required to do business. They will be forced to copy the methods of retail stores.

The goal is to become Amazon Lite. Unlike Amazon the merchandise will be stocked by the retailers in their warehouses, eBay will be just an electronic centralized venue for outlet sale - a “trusted” name with a wide customer base and popular name recognition.

That is the future and as I write this I know that it cannot be stopped. There are no investors with enough clout and will to challenge the CEO. Stock holders will simply walk away. eBay will not sink, however, it will be exactly in the position its rulers intend it to be at.

Sellers, my advice is simple. You are not wanted. Leave. If you stay, you will be crushed. Leave. Go away. You cannot win.

I am sorry because for too long I have been a complicit tool behind the scenes. I was part of those teams and think tanks that spearheaded many of the “innovations” you know very well and which will be used to destroy you. I know I will not be believed. I will be mocked and ridiculed by the tools and even those who are real, actual people will be hesitant to accept what I have to say. What has been done to this community, the plots and schemes hatched in meetings and across memos, is far, far worse to endure within my soul than any treatment I will receive at the hands of the tools by posting this. You do not know how much they hate you. It is my conscience that I want to clear going forward. Again I apologize. There should have been a better way for the powers that be to effect the change they wanted for eBay - instead they succumbed to cloak and dagger deception.

RIP eBay

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    robmc Jan 04, 2009

    it's very hard to believe that senior executives and board members would want to see their stock decline. I am just surprised nobody has been able to sweep away ebay's business and leave it in the dust. i heard google but haven't seen anything as of yet and this ebay mismanagement has been going on a lot longer than when the new rules were implemented.

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    SS-ME Aug 14, 2009
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    Verified customer

    I always knew there was much more to this EBay thing than meets the eye.
    A guy at www.rareiron.com has a few ideas of his on how it runs. Thanks for the great artical. You know the ole saying, you can lead a horse to water, but you cant make it drink. Prime example is the cook we have in the White House.

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    Sarah of Orange, CA Apr 08, 2010

    Ebay stole approx $233 to me. This happen in late march of 2007 when I asked them to send my refund that was sitting in my account for about 5 to 6 months. They over charged me for insertion fee for two auction special insertion fee of a dime. This happen like 2 times during that one month. When My bill came my invoice should have been like $500 instead of over $800. Only after many phone calls in August and Septmeber of 2006 conversating by email with over 9 assoicates did just figured out what happen. He refunded my money into my Ebay account. He told me that a dime insertion fee was only for ebay store owner. I was an ebay store owner for years. I was suspended for a month on ebay before the invoice was generated, so the computer programs did not I was a store owner, therefore I was charged the full price of insertion fees. I hope they put the fix into their computer programs to handle that, but probably not cuz ebay don't give a ### about getting their billings done properly or not. In late march, when I requested for the money sititng in my ebay account to be refunded in form of a check, then I got invoiced by ebay for over $700. I said what the Fu*k is that for. I stopped selling with them when I encountered the problem. Anyway, instead of sending me a check for $233, they billed me for over $700. I was harrassed by their collection agency day and nite for over a year. About 4 months ago, I started to get invoices from ebay again and this time, the balance I owe the is zero. What happen to my $233 they owe me. They haevn't even fixed the fraudualent dent they placed with several credit bureau. I am so sick of EBAY. They are bullys. I have the facts for them and all dates and I happen and they ignore it.

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    art-am-my Sep 10, 2010

    I saw what was happening with those incremental changes and stopped selling in 2007. Very rarely buy on eBay any more either, I tend to go to Amazon first now! God help us Californians if Meg buys herself a public office.

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    satin7 Mar 21, 2011

    This post is correct and quite believable. I'm (was) a 12-year seller. I saw the handwriting on the wall three years ago. I've depleted my inventory without replenishing. Now that eBay is going to skim shipping charges from the seller, I've had enough.

    I don't understand all this underhandedness. If they want to change selling formats, simply announce it, thank us for our participation and allow us to exit gracefully.

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    PRECIOUS METAL GRAIN DEALER Dec 22, 2011

    I KNOW something is foul with eBay. I will list an item and before I can get back to my Seller's page, someone has already viewed my item. I do a search and my item doesn't show up! How can someone view my item before I even have time to go to my Seller's page myself AND it doesn't show up in search results?
    Another thing - I will re-list an item, with revisions, and view the item after listing only to find the revisions haven't been made!
    I sell in the bullion grain category and created some exceptional items that put all the competition to shame. My account was suspended after only 10 days! I was required to ship with tracking numbers in August MONTHS before it became official policy in December of 2011.
    After adjusting my starting price to reflect my increased expenses, which put me at a competitive disadvantage, my items were no longer selling and I was threatened with suspension for not maintaining a sell through rate of 30%.
    I noticed other sellers are now listing hundreds of duplicates a day with a sell through rate of 8%. I called in today 12.22.11 and inquired if the 30% sell through policy was still in effect. The eBay rep. laughed and said he would check into it. He said no, it wasn't still en effect. When I asked for a confirmation email - HE HUNG UP!
    PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR EBAY ARE ALLOWED TO SELL ON EBAY! IS THIS WHAT I AM ENCOUNTERING? INSIDE COMPETITION?

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discrimination

I have been a member of EBay since 2001. I have bought and sold items on EBay for the last seven years. I always paid and accapted payments with checks and USPS Money Orders. Now EBay changed their rules so you can't use anything other than an electronic process to buy or pay for goods.

Earlier this year I had a CC on file with EBay. The account number was stolen and was used by an unknown persons to charge things on several unauthorized sites. The CC issuer caught the fraud and advise us of it. We were able to get the unauthorized charges taken off uor account. The CC was canceled and closed. The only place it was used was on EBay online and thats how the criminals got the number.

Now EBay won't let me place any adds or bid because I don't have the electronic means to pay or accept payments.

In a modern age it is discrimination against senior citizens to prevent them from participating in a legal transactions.

Its hard enough paying for medecine to keep alive on, now I can't even sell a few things to help pay for medicines I need.

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    Bela Jan 16, 2009

    I have been a member of EBay since 2001. I have bought and sold items on EBay for the last seven years. I always paid and accapted payments with checks and USPS Money Orders. Now EBay changed their rules so you can't use anything other than an electronic process to buy or pay for goods.

    Earlier this year I had a CC on file with EBay. The account number was stolen and was used by an unknown persons to charge things on several unauthorized sites. The CC issuer caught the fraud and advise us of it. We were able to get the unauthorized charges taken off uor account. The CC was canceled and closed. The only place it was used was on EBay online and thats how the criminals got the number.

    Now EBay won't let me place any adds or bid because I don't have the electronic means to pay or accept payments.

    In a modern age it is discrimination against senior citizens to prevent them from participating in a legal transactions.

    Its hard enough paying for medecine to keep alive on, now I can't even sell a few things to help pay for medicines I need.

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    SS-ME Aug 14, 2009
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    Go to www.rareiron.com for information on this exact topic. Good luck

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    hankwank Nov 25, 2010

    I am a member of ebay for seven years. I have many complaints about ebay which seem to compound more every year. The most recent was denying me a service which I pay for. I have been suspended forever from ebay help discussion boards on bogus charges. because I disagreed with another member on his solution to a posted problem. Disagreement is supposed to be healthy for any discussion, especially on the subject of help.
    Because customer service is so hard to get in touch with, and when you do, it consist mainly of mechanical canned responses to multiple choice questions, the help boards are a vital member to member option to getting questions answered.
    I know how important it is to be specific on these complaints. But, the arrogance of ebay is such that that I cannot even view the help forum area to get the specifics.
    This is not a false review, I can prove what I claim, ebay has much to hide, this is why I cannot access what I am accused of.

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car bought with undisclosed hidden damages

I recently bought a car on ebay that was listed as perfect condition, like new. After the seller prolonged the dropping off of the car at a DAS terminal, I finally received the car just a few days later. I immediately noticed overspray everywhere, cracked airbox, cracked cv joint, fender and hood misligned. I right away filed a complaint but was called by vehicle protection and basically denied. They said I should have filed a complaint that I did not yet receive the car within 30 days. Excuse me, the seller dropped the car off late which I had no control over and could clearly see the location of where the car was with DAS after the fact. I had no way of coming to the conclusion that the car had hidden undisclosed damages until I received it. I then read in fine print that the 30 day mark will be extended to 90 days if buyer has not yet received the title which I have not. I thought for sure now I would be covered but then vehicle protection said that extension only covers getting the title. Come on, this is unfair to a long time ebay buyer such as myself and offers no protection to something out of my control. They need to make an exception in my case. Any help you could give or advise would be more than appreciated.

Sincerely,
Chris
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ebay Item number: [protected]

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