How Does Pierre Omidyar, eBay Founder...

How Does Pierre Omidyar, eBay Founder, Distribute Charitable Dollars? It's Complicated.

There are 2 comments on the The Huffington Post story from Mar 28, 2014, titled How Does Pierre Omidyar, eBay Founder, Distribute Charitable Dollars? It's Complicated.. In it, The Huffington Post reports that:

Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of the board of eBay, speaks at the eBay Developer's Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, June 13, 2007.

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Since: Nov 13

Sydney, Australia

#1 Mar 28, 2014
Frankly, I don't care what Pierre Omidyar does with his money but if he had any principles he would instruct eBay Inc. to cease its demonstrable, knowing and calculated facilitation of massive auction fraud on the consumers of the world. And, I suppose that it would be too much to expect that Omidyar’s “investigative” journalists might take a look at and report on eBay’s demonstrable criminal activities?

Endemic fraud on "nominal-start" auctions ...

If you try to buy anything at a “nominal-start” auction on an eBay site, take great care ...

Shill bidding fraud by professional sellers on eBay “nominal-start” auctions is demonstrably endemic; where you see bidders bidding early and often on such auctions they will most likely be sellers' shills, and eBay Inc. is - also demonstrably - the greatest knowing and calculated facilitator of such fraud on consumers that the world is ever likely to know and, doubtless, only the most naïve will believe that there will not be a trickle down effect of like criminal activity to other eBay operations ...

The ugly reality of eBay Inc.:
eBay's crooked auctions marketplace ... http://bit.ly/11F2eas
eBay Motors (UK sampling): Auction Fraud Galore ... http://bit.ly/I2gTEU
eBay Motors XSS Redirect Scams in Action: video ... http://bit.ly/1d46NvE
Barclays Bank–eBay/Gumtree Motors Scams … http://bit.ly/1c9Uwck
eBay's clunky, unprincipled "PreyPal" ... http://bit.ly/UVXx53
The ongoing joke of eBay Inc.... http://bit.ly/YvxFEg
Fun quotes from the eBay executive suite ... http://bit.ly/12xvzyA

The only thing that surprises me about eBay, this lazy, greedy, utterly unscrupulous, criminal operation is that it has not yet summoned up the gall to even further obscure this endemic shill bidding fraud by converting its auctions wholly to its optional, seller-selected, devious, "private listing" format, or by changing bidding IDs to "Bidder 1", "Bidder 2", "Bidder 3", etc, as they initially were going to do/did when Johnny Ho first introduced the additional layer of anonymity for (shill) bidders in 2008, nor - surprisingly - have they yet ceased to publish the details of "completed" listings, a post-sale analysis of which, with some effort, can clearly demonstrate this endemic fraud, and eBay's calculated facilitation thereof, on the consumers of the world ...

And what does the "smart money" on Wall Street think about eBay? Well, in August 2007, when the "Pain From Bain", Johnny Ho, was already effectively in control of eBay, the share prices of eBay and Amazon were both ~$40; now eBay is ~$57; Amazon is ~$360. Clearly, Wall Street considers eBay to be a "dog", and Johnny Ho to be a very poor dog handler ...

One has to wonder if Omidyar has ever thought about just how much more fabulously wealthy he might now have been had he not ok'd the handing over of the control of eBay to the delusional, destructive, incompetent, unscrupulous, narcissistic, sociopathic Johnny Ho? Indeed, had he, in August 2007, traded in just the ~108 million eBay shares, that he still holds today, for shares in Amazon, instead of ~$6 billion, his worth would now have been ~$38 billion! Now that, surely, is something for all of eBay's long-suffering "long" investors to think about, is it not?...

Since: Nov 13

Sydney, Australia

#2 Mar 29, 2014
Wire Fraud on Buyers on eBay Auctions

The fundamental fraud on consumers by eBay is eBay's demonstrably false claim to have “sophisticated and proactive” systems in place to control shill bidding fraud. Clearly, eBay has no such systems in place, and such a claim is therefore a "false representation for the purpose of making a gain” and that is effectively a criminal fraud on eBay users, a deliberate and outrageous deception on eBay’s great many trusting users, leading those users to believe that the warm woolly coats on their backs are safe when, in fact, eBay is leading them into the shearing shed where eBay’s wolves are laying in wait. Indeed, eBay has been tacitly aiding and abetting, and effectively encouraging such criminal activity since the year dot, and particularly so since Johnny Ho introduced additional anonymity for bidding IDs in 2008, for no other reason than to further obscure shill bidding fraud from which eBay profits handsomely, for example … http://bit.ly/11F2eas

Nevertheless eBay is an Equal Opportunity Fraudster

eBay is only biased in favour of buyers when it suits their purpose. It’s nigh impossible to keep a track of all the deviousness and unscrupulousness, or, indeed, the criminal activity, of eBay Inc.; their unprincipled activities are so pervasive; one can only generalize and describe eBay as an equal opportunity fraudster: they will directly defraud, or will directly and indirectly aid and abet others to defraud, whoever they can, whenever they can—as long as there is a gain for eBay. eBay is probably the most unscrupulous commercial entity on the planet; eBay is—demonstrably—the greatest knowing and calculated facilitator of the most massive, endemic, auction fraud on consumers that the world is ever likely to know and, doubtless, there will be a trickle down effect of like criminal activity to their other operations. Anyone that does any form of business with eBay, or any of its subsidiaries, like “PreyPal”, does so at their peril … http://bit.ly/11F2eas

The ugly reality of eBay Inc.:
eBay's crooked auctions marketplace ... http://bit.ly/11F2eas
eBay Motors (UK sampling): Auction Fraud Galore ... http://bit.ly/I2gTEU
eBay Motors XSS Redirect Scams in Action: video ... http://bit.ly/1d46NvE
Barclays Bank–eBay/Gumtree Motors Scams … http://bit.ly/1c9Uwck
eBay's clunky, unprincipled "PreyPal" ... http://bit.ly/UVXx53
The ongoing joke of eBay Inc.... http://bit.ly/YvxFEg
Fun quotes from the eBay executive suite ... http://bit.ly/12xvzyA

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