Reporting eBay Items

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dpaanlka, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    #1
    I was looking for a 20gb hard drive on eBay for an old PowerBook, and became so frustrated with searching through dozens of listings for hard drive enclosures and PC repair software that was in the 10 - 20gb laptop hard drive category on eBay! Argh!!!

    There were like 20 on one page from the same seller! I reported 7 of them as being mislisted.

    Does it even help? Or are losers like this free to do whatever they want?
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Every time I've reported anything - usually for more egregious violations - nothing has gotten done. I just don't think eBay cares enough to expend the manpower or time it would take to track all of the violations. Just not worth it from their end.
     
  3. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

    ReanimationLP

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  4. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

    mariahlullaby

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    eBay will only do something if they think they might get in hot water over it -- and only then. I've reported so many obvious fake items, etc, and nothing gets done.
     
  5. Ish macrumors 68000

    Ish

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    Wonder if reporting fake items to the original manufacturer would be more productive? I'm thinking also along the lines of such things as mp3 CDs of expensive language courses selling for just a few pounds or dollars.
     

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