Ask Michael Moore To Do A Documentary About Ebay

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Observer

El Paso, TX

#2 Sep 8, 2013
John Stossel or Morgan Spurlock would also good choices for an investigative report on ebay.
Sissy SpacedOut

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 10, 2013
They should do an investigative report on the business practices of Computer Upgrade King who has a "review" thread full of phony people they've "registered". This would fit right in with the eBay report since they sell via eBay, too.
OnlineSeller

United States

#5 Dec 2, 2013
DSRs are the tip of the iceberg as far as ebay's egregious actions go. Like most big corporations, ebay maintains a massive propaganda campaign of "polished PR activities" and reputation management. For numerous reasons, mainstream media isn't bothering to investigate ebay much beyond the surface of whatever press releases ebay gives them or whatever spin some ebay top brass puts out in a speech. It has been said that most ebay buyers are apathetic towards the plight of sellers. That may be the case. HOWEVER, i do not believe the purges (triggered in large part by the DSR system) and numerous other egregious actions by ebay can continue to go on indefinitely unnoticed. Somewhere in the thousands of people purged is someone who is an attorney or has a friend who is. Somewhere in the thousands is someone who has a friend who is an investigative reporter at a newspaper or TV station. Somewhere in the thousands are a small group of intelligent articulate people who won't just take it sitting down, they will in fact call attorney generals offices in the states wherein they reside, they will in fact call the FTC, they will in fact call the SEC, they will in fact- and many already have been- engage in blogging across the internet about what ebay is doing. Ebay is not invincible. The right combination of interested or authorized regulatory authorities just hasn't come together yet with the facts of what is going at ebay. Nixon managed to forestall the Watergate scandal over a two-year period but it gradually unfolded- slowly at first and then it gained incredible momentum. And that's the U.S. government at the Presidential level. I cannot believe that ebay is more powerful than that.

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