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An ebay announcement...

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
A letter from eBay's Douglas McCallum regarding our fight against counterfeits

Dear Customer,

I’m sure you will have read media reports over the past few days concerning a French court ruling in a lawsuit against eBay.

We want you, our customers, to know and trust how much we do behind the scenes to stop counterfeits from ever making their way onto our sites. It’s not just about money but we do invest millions every year in keeping our site free of counterfeits. In 2007, across all eBay sites around the world, we removed over 2 million potentially counterfeit listings, and we suspended over 50,000 sellers whom we believed may have been attempting to sell fake goods.

Indeed, our efforts to remove counterfeits from our site – often before anyone is able to see them, let alone buy them – are recognised by thousands of manufacturers who we successfully work with to combat counterfeiters.

While recognising the importance of fighting counterfeits, we do not agree with overly broad attempts to protect uncompetitive commercial practices of authentic items at the expense of consumer choice, which threatens the livelihood of our law-abiding sellers and the ability of our buyers to get great deals.

Overzealous implementation of restrictive sales practices are anti-competitive and give you, our buyers and sellers a bad deal. This is recognised by European Union policy-makers who are seeking to create a better framework for online sales to promote e-commerce in Europe. We support a free and fair market in Europe and the benefits this will bring for you.

We will continue to fight against counterfeits but we will not accept outdated attempts to restrict unfairly the Internet to the detriment of our community. We will continue to fight for consumer value through e-commerce. We are appealing the ruling in France.


*cough*paypal*cough*

Talk about pots and kettles :lol:
#2
Comedians at work I think in eBay Head Office.
#3
serves them right. they've had this coming for a long time. i've bought fake goods before off ebay thinking they were geniune. it was a fake xbox controller which had all the branding of the real thing but was poor quality and an obvious fake. one of the sticks didn't even work. the guys feedback said he was selling fakes (i only saw that when i looked into it since most people left him positve feedback to avoid getting negative back themselves. the comments said fake but since only the rating affected the feedback i assumed the 99% rating was good. especially when the first few pages of feedback have only comments from buyers before they actually tried the product, i.e. 'speedy delivery 'etc). when i told ebay they couldn't care less. they would only investigate if it was Microsoft themselves reporting it. the seller continued selling and people continued to get ripped off.

Indeed, our efforts to remove counterfeits from our site – often before anyone is able to see them, let alone buy them – are recognised by thousands of manufacturers who we successfully work with to combat counterfeiters.


what's missing from that is to report it you have to be on a list of registered manufacturers for them to even listen.

ditto when i tried to report fake gameboy advance cartridges. obvious fake due to poor quality and the fact that the fake carts wouldn't save. ebay isn't what it used to be anyway not with hukd etc highlightng better deals from proper shops.
#4
Ah serves em right..about time they had their up commence..I read the article a few days ago..my only concern is if feeBay / Paypal do get fined heavily it may lead to the good and honest sellers on eBay footing the bill if feeBay decide to increase (yet again!!!) their listing fees or whatever they will decide to do to recuperate the losses back.
#5
ahhh google should launch an auction site to compete with ebay

but it takes a lot to get an auction site started
#6
There was a 'rumour' going around the web about 2 years ago that Google where gonna setup an auction website, if I can find the article I will post the link. Stated that if Google did this they would use contextual ads next to the auctions to hopefully make it either zero listing fees or hugely reduced fees and very little commission as long as you used Google Checkout.
banned#7
http://re3.yt-thm-a04.yimg.com/image/1/f12/604222034
#8
ODB_69
http://re3.yt-thm-a04.yimg.com/image/1/f12/604222034



So true
#9
guru_the;2452273
So true

Thirdeded :p
#10
Lol. I complained to the OFT about the anti-competitiveness in eBay *forcing* PayPal onto listings and not allowing other forms of online payment, but they said that it was legal and they wouldn't be investigating it.

Maybe we should lobby on that one? :)
#11
Comedians at work I think in eBay Head Office
[mod]#12
http://www.videowebarts.com/images/PoopOnEbay.jpg

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