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Ebay Sellers File Antitrust Lawsuit Over Ebay Feedback Policy

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WebSales

Arkansas City, KS

#1 Jul 7, 2013
A great article on the lawsuit by Ina Steiner is on Ecommercebytes.com Here's the link: www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y10/m12/i23/s0...
WheelsofJustice

United States

#2 Jul 7, 2013
The top brass at corporate ebay believes it is above the law that they have become too big for rulesto apply to them, they think they can make their own rules. Consumer complaints against ebay are mounting nationwide.
Spotlight

United States

#3 Jul 8, 2013
The Department of Justice ALSO started an antitrust lawsuit against ebay in November 2012 concerning issues involving Intuit.
NetWatch

Houston, TX

#4 Jul 8, 2013
No wonder ebay has been getting so much bad press lately all over the Internet.
Spotlight

United States

#5 Jul 9, 2013
As thousands of unhappy, dissatisfied sellers leave ebay, the bad press will only increase.
FormerOnlineShop per

United States

#6 Jul 10, 2013
There's so many reports about buyers getting ripped off by scam sellers at ebay and other sites that a lot of people are downright scared to buy anything that they can't pick up and handle. Traditonal retail is coming back big time.
PaypalUser

United States

#7 Jul 11, 2013
Ebay's flawed DSR system is eliminating thousands of small sellers.
WorldMarket

United States

#8 Jul 14, 2013
Chinese sellers have been flooding the ebay site with cheap mass produced "made in China" items at rock bottom prices, undercutting American ebay sellers and lowering the prestige of the site.
Ecommerce

United States

#9 Jul 15, 2013
The "little guy" is being squeezed out at ebay by design. Ebay no longer wants mom & pops with "stuff from the attic". Ebay is transforming into an overstock liquidation venue for high volume sellers.
Analyst

United States

#10 Jul 17, 2013
Ina Steiner at Ecommercebytes.com has written a number of good articles on various problems at ebay.
WorldMarket

United States

#11 Sep 7, 2013
There is growing public sentiment for a journalistic report by John Stossel or Morgan Spurlock into ebay.
NetWatch

United States

#13 Oct 14, 2013
Traveller

United States

#14 Oct 31, 2013
From a post on an EcommerceBytes.com blog: "Simply put: Amazon has maintained its integrity and enhanced its brand, it is close to becoming iconic in the same way Hostess or Levi's used to be.

EBay on the other hand has Destroyed their brand, by aggressively changing the nature of the site. and the atrocious nature of their abusive and dismissive attitudes toward their seller partners, has virtually erased all the cache the Name had.

If mentioned at all anymore, it is usually because of some scam or some press-release of an oddball auction,

Weather you agree with the current policies or not, you have to agree eBay has No brand identity and no goodwill, its a soulless shopping center, fraud is rampant and encouraged, and sellers now know they can be eliminated on a moments notice, a toxic sham

On a final note as per my prior posts I noticed today that ebay has been scrambling the names oF the buyers who leave feedback. If you go to your feedback profile, everything is fine, but if you click on someone who has left feedback for you , then look at their feedback, the names are scrambled in the same way that ebay scrambles them when look at bid history on an item

It is not on every account, as I tried about a dozen it was on 3 of the 13
GET READY FOR A NEW SURPRISE", ebay buyers and sellers...
BayTires

San Mateo, CA

#16 Dec 1, 2013
Finally eBay is going down for all its corrupted business practice.
LegalAspects

Lake Jackson, TX

#17 Dec 3, 2013
BayTires wrote:
Finally eBay is going down for all its corrupted business practice.
eBay is an incredible ongoing case study in how to build an unprecedented empire while keeping at least two steps ahead of the courts. Time has been on their side. Until now. "The wheels of justice grind slow but exceedingly fine...
James Edward

Ridgefield, CT

#18 Dec 5, 2013
I recently started selling on eBay, november 10th to be exact and my primary purpose was to sell my blu ray dvd collection that I amassed over 4 years that is now over 1300+. Last month I posted 40 movies that sold rapidly. No problems. This month, I put 25 on and eBay put my account on suspension and wants to see detailed receipts for EACH and EVERY DVD. I understand their fear of piracy, but that's why we take pictures. I've never heard of such a sham. They take down your products that they charged you for and don't want to give you your payment back. I'm looking into filing a suit...any ideas? I don't want to get rich, just expose them for fraud and get my money back evenly.
Publicity

United States

#19 Dec 22, 2013
James Edward wrote:
I recently started selling on eBay, november 10th to be exact and my primary purpose was to sell my blu ray dvd collection that I amassed over 4 years that is now over 1300+. Last month I posted 40 movies that sold rapidly. No problems. This month, I put 25 on and eBay put my account on suspension and wants to see detailed receipts for EACH and EVERY DVD. I understand their fear of piracy, but that's why we take pictures. I've never heard of such a sham. They take down your products that they charged you for and don't want to give you your payment back. I'm looking into filing a suit...any ideas? I don't want to get rich, just expose them for fraud and get my money back evenly.
That's the type of company you are dealing with when you deal with ebay. As a result of things like this- and many other things- Ebay’s overall reputation with the general public is in serious decline. A company cannot engage in egregious actions towards its own sellers- including the purges of thousands of them in recent months- without experiencing a major negative publicity fallout.
Dawn Edwards

Kelseyville, CA

#20 Jan 2, 2014
I have been with ebay now since 2001, and 100% positve feedback. Irecently had a buyer "iloveboston" purchase a sterling silver wedding halo wedding set with a contour band. This buyer claimed she didn't receive the band, which is impossible. No holes in the envelope, and both bands are tagged together with a plastic tag so that you need a scissor to cut it in order to wear the rings. This set only has two rings, however putting another contour band on the other side of the engagement ring would really make it believable. Our company does not sell the bands separately, so noway to send her another band. Since this happened, Ebay then decided to refund her, and not require to send the rings back.
I am out of money, and also my rings! If you ask me, Ebay is an Accessory to theft! It is against the law to steal, yet Ebay has done it over and over to many sellers.
Group

United States

#21 Jan 5, 2014
Dawn Edwards wrote:
I have been with ebay now since 2001, and 100% positve feedback. Irecently had a buyer "iloveboston" purchase a sterling silver wedding halo wedding set with a contour band. This buyer claimed she didn't receive the band, which is impossible. No holes in the envelope, and both bands are tagged together with a plastic tag so that you need a scissor to cut it in order to wear the rings. This set only has two rings, however putting another contour band on the other side of the engagement ring would really make it believable. Our company does not sell the bands separately, so noway to send her another band. Since this happened, Ebay then decided to refund her, and not require to send the rings back.
I am out of money, and also my rings! If you ask me, Ebay is an Accessory to theft! It is against the law to steal, yet Ebay has done it over and over to many sellers.
Couldn't agree more Dawn. Thousands of people have had nightmare experiences like yours. Come visit the new Facebook group: There's a new group on Facebook, Former Ebay Sellers. EVERYONE WELCOME to visit, join and post their experiences, opinions, and comments about ebay: https://www.facebook.com/groups/formerebaysel...
Disillusioned John

Seminole, FL

#22 Jan 12, 2014
Please forgive the rant-like nature to this post.
Been with ebay for 15 years as a seller and have been through it all like many out there. Namely, the idiotic transitions resulting in their current anti-seller dogma dictated by broken-english outsourced employees like a broken record with no resolution when transferred to a supervisor 3 hours later. I've watched as many of my other favorite auction sites "magically" disappeared as ebay smothered the internet. It started to blow up as an extortion based site when "experienced" buyers realized they could threaten to leave negative feedback to receive anything and everything they want, and ebay did away with sellers being able to leave negative feedback for buyers (really? wasn't this enough for a lawsuit to eradicate them?). The frustration continued with no advanced or intelligent customer service support for sellers that need complex assistance. Then there came a surge of illiterate buyers with language barriers that flooded the buying market, none of which ever took the time to read any part of the listing descriptions containing crucial information thereby creating endless nightmares for sellers. Of course, ebay sides with buyers now thinking that they are what fuel their marketplace. No! There will always be buyers, but when sellers leave, there is no merchandise to be bought. Period. Additionally, their business model used to be simple; convince people to sell stuff on their site by giving sellers great benefits and exposure (after all, that's what sellers are paying RIDICULOUS fees for which makes the seller ebay's direct customer, not the buyer). This brings us to the current situation which prompted my search for the status of any class action lawsuit. I now have numerous items that buyers received and intentionally damaged for the purpose of a refund. I was just told this morning by ebay customer service that it was "the cost of doing business." Are you serious? I thought that the thousands that I have paid in listing fees, shipping fees (that they now take a cut of for what reason?), and final value fees were the sickening, massive cost of doing business. On top of it all, they don't even attempt to address the negative feedback that is left by violent buyers stating slanderous lies undermining the credibility of any seller to sell their merchandise. A new trend that I have witnessed in the last few months involves buyers now exploiting paypal. A few select individuals that didn't get their way through ebay opened cases in paypal which also usually sides with buyers since they don't typically have the resources to research the situation thoroughly. One hand washing the other - something fun for attorneys to look into there. People wonder why sellers stay if it's truly this bad. Well, I have tried other sites again and again, but most of them have high fees, poor volume, and/or no advertising to attract traffic. So, after perpetually feeling as if I'm bringing a wooden stick to a gun fight, I am currently liquidating my entire inventory so I will never, ever, ever have to use ebay again. In conclusion, ebay has directly caused the failure of my business ever since I made the decision 15 years ago to give up my overpriced main street store front with poor exposure for something more accessible, logical, streamline, and modern - none of which ebay has become. At the end of the day, the thing that keeps me awake at night is that if ebay were a person or business on the street committing the acts they have committed, they would have been imprisoned and bankrupt long ago. Best wishes to anyone who can take a class action lawsuit all the way!

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