eBay is being sued for allowing fake knock-off sales

Discussion in 'Money & Investing' started by Mirage, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.


  2. AngelsPeak

    AngelsPeak Wanna play?

    I just don't see how eBay can possibly police every item that's put up for auction.
    I would have to say that it's on the buyers shoulders to do a little digging, I guess the old saying "if it seems to good to be true...." are still some great words to live by when it comes to a "great deal" on eBay.
     
  3. Julie

    Julie Registered Member

    I agree. Plus something like this could end up hurting us sellers who are selling genuine products. Not only that, but if the buyer pays thru PayPal for the item, there's always the option of filing a complaint against the seller thru PayPal. I personally only buy from sellers that offer PayPal & offer PayPal buyer protection on their auctions. This way, if there is a problem, there's somewhere to go to get it solved if the seller is non-responsive. In addition, I read the description carefully to see if they offer refunds or contacting them if there is a problem. There are far too many sellers on eBay for them to be able to police stuff like this all the time.
     

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