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Are people on ebay allowed to sell copied dvds of a tv series? Isn't this illegal. Would I be able to get my money back if I bought copied dvds which I believed to be originals, and nothing in the lis…
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
Are people on ebay allowed to sell copied dvds of a tv series? Isn't this illegal. Would I be able to get my money back if I bought copied dvds which I believed to be originals, and nothing in the listing stating that they were copies. Any tips on how to get a refund.

Hope that all makes sense. Thanks on advance.
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I believe it is against the copy right laws. You should contact ebay and open a dispute via paypal corncerning your dodgy goods.
#2
you could get a refund but you would have to send back the discs. plus the whole process wouldnt exactly be quick
#3
No, Yes and possibly.
I very much doubt it will be wrth your while to go through all the hassle though.

How much did you pay for it and what was it ?
#4
if you put in a claim through paypal . and report goods not as described or fraud with ebay also they would help you.
#5
thanks for all the replies. don't know if it is worth the hassle tbh, it was only £11. haven't actually recieved the discs yet but emailed the seller few days before buying but didn't reply until after I had bought it stating they were copies. I have tried to cancel order but have had no luck so far, never know the seller might cancel and refund me. Again thanks
#6
I know its bad,but i don't mind buying copies if its a TV show that never came out on DVD.

But it should say in the listing something like you will receive these on a DVD-R
#7
its illegal to sell these but for what you paid if they turn out to be good quality then i wouldnt send them back, and just mark it down as an experience lol
#8
They shouldn't be selling copies full stop so I think you are well within your rights for a refund on that basis alone. I rarely buy DVDs off ebay as I find it difficult to get originals, if I'm ever in doubt I always e-mail first as the sellers are usually more honest in private messages.

John
#9
There is plenty of stuff on ebay that isn't allowed, will you get a refund? Well you have no chance through paypal, and have a tiny chance from the seller.
#10
Well you have no chance through paypal


Not entirely true that.

I bought a 4GB Pro Duo card for £24 from ebay of a powerseller. Turns out it was a fake card. After 2 weeks it fell apart. EMailed the seller, obviously got no reply. Put in a paypal claim for counterfiet goods. Seller replied via paypal that it as not fraudulent and that he had proof from sony that in fact the card was genuine. He carried on for a few days telling me I was the one that was being fraudulent. Paypal asked him to provide proof from Sony that the card was genuine. Had my refund about 30 minutes after them asking and did not have to send the card back. It worked fine, just some of the plastic was coming apart. Still works to this day.

So, yes it is possible to get a refund, but whether you want to go through emails and possible grief from the seller is up to you.
#11
IIRC, no matter what the item is, if it turns out to be a copy/fake then if you win the PayPal dispute you do not have to send it back.
#12
nightswimmer
IIRC, no matter what the item is, if it turns out to be a copy/fake then if you win the PayPal dispute you do not have to send it back.


Where did you find that out? I bought some diesel jeans from ebay which turned out to be fake and the buttons fell off. Opened a dispute with paypal and won but was told that the refund wouldnt be authorised untill i sent back the goods and had a certificate of posting to prove it
banned#13
Simon_G
Not entirely true that.

I bought a 4GB Pro Duo card for £24 from ebay of a powerseller. Turns out it was a fake card. After 2 weeks it fell apart. EMailed the seller, obviously got no reply. Put in a paypal claim for counterfiet goods. Seller replied via paypal that it as not fraudulent and that he had proof from sony that in fact the card was genuine. He carried on for a few days telling me I was the one that was being fraudulent. Paypal asked him to provide proof from Sony that the card was genuine. Had my refund about 30 minutes after them asking and did not have to send the card back. It worked fine, just some of the plastic was coming apart. Still works to this day.

So, yes it is possible to get a refund, but whether you want to go through emails and possible grief from the seller is up to you.


Lucky you, i brought a fake sony card, and paypal said i had to send proof it was fake, i had to go to a shop with item and get shop to say it was fake, no shop would do this, and all sony would do was confirm by my phone calls it was fake, would not write to me so i could send proof to paypal, i wrote all this to paypal, and paypal went in the buyers favour
#14
pinkkitty2007
Where did you find that out? I bought some diesel jeans from ebay which turned out to be fake and the buttons fell off. Opened a dispute with paypal and won but was told that the refund wouldnt be authorised untill i sent back the goods and had a certificate of posting to prove it


I read it on the MSE eBay forum. Apparently you are not meant to send fake items through the post, so you are therefor not obliged to return a fake item even though PayPal may ask you to do so. If they do, you should phone them up and explain the situation.

I've never had to do it myself, but I know some people on that forum have.
#15
I don't think you will have any problem with the seller as you will only have to mention copy rights and trading standards and he won't want the trouble and will refund you with no problems. :thumbsup:
#16
I have had experience of this in the past it is illegal to sell copies through ebay and if you complain the item may get pulled or after a couple of complaints the person may get chucked off ebay i think they have a three strikes and your out policy, but usuallly about a week later you see them trading under a different name. I would appeal to the seller first and try to get your money back that way if still no joy complain to ebay but there are so many fakes being sold on the site that usually nothing gets done about it. I find the feedback option a bit of a bummer on there as you can't put a negative feedback on them without them putting one on you even if the other person is in the wrong.

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