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EBay Protects Seller to Continue Ripping Off Buyers
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Rating: 1/51

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- I bought a car from a eBay seller Miracle Autosport with a 100% feedback. The car was listed as straight and stunning and when I received the car it was wrecked on the quarter panel and had bad road rash. I complained to eBay and was told there was nothing that can be done. They told me that is what the feedback is for, your experience.

The seller ignored all my emails to fix their misrepresented car. I left a negative feedback and the seller went through eBay (net neutral which is supposed to be a final resolution and both parties have to live with) to get the feedback removed and they lost because I had all the documents to backup my claim and the feedback was reinstated and the seller was going to pay for the repairs only to get me to remove my negative feedback when eBay sent me a policy violation saying my feedback would be removed.

It didn't say why so I called and complained 4 times and I put an email violation in against the seller for trying to pay me by putting money in my pocket to remove the negative feedback which is a policy violation and I heard nothing back from eBay on any of my complaints.

So now the seller has a 100% feedback rating and still selling misrepresented cars on eBay with eBay's blessings knowing they are ripping off the buyers. If you give them a negative feedback eBay will remove it without any investigation or explanation as to why they removed your feedback. You can only talk with a foreigner when you call eBay and they will not put you through to someone in the states.

On eBay's website there is highlighted areas for both the buyer and seller to click on and complain but the only one that works is for the seller against a buyer. I have been a member with eBay since 2002 with a 100% feedback but I have closed my account when eBay done this to me and I tell others of my experience and that they are on their own if a seller rips them off on eBay. EBay ignores their own policies. There are other sites I can buy from now and eBay will never be one of them.

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Refuses to Close Account
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Rating: 1/51

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- Do not ever get an account on eBay unless you want to be held hostage the rest of your life. I have tried for over 6 months to close my account which has been inactive for years and they refuse to close it. They have lied to me and said they would close but never do. Their online close account request says I can't close account because it has already been scheduled to be closed but this has been going on for years. I have called and even sent certified letter to close account and they still won't close it.

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eBay Rip-off
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Rating: 1/51

KENTUCKY -- I am warning everyone, do NOT be a seller on EBAY. It is for buying/scamming only. If you sell on eBay, scammers will buy from you and report item never arrived, or some other baloney, and eBay will ALWAYS refund the buyers' money. Does NOT matter what the circumstance, sellers are the loser on the item, postage, and even final value fees.

Yep, greedy eBay still makes you, the seller, PAY. You PAY, and PAY, and PAY. I don't see how any seller can make ANY profit at all. It's a totally loaded game. So, if you want free, expensive items, concert/sports tickets, or valuable items, just get on eBay, buy; and then claim you never received item. Don't worry if you signed for delivery, or any other situation, eBay will side with the buyer.

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Overstep Authority
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Rating: 1/51

EBay decides that because people use my computer (never been on my site but used same IP address), they claim I am connected to other accounts, I have never been connected to or owned another account, my credit is excellent. But eBay decides to punish me, this is like a bank saying, "Oh your brother who lives in another states owes money so we are going to punish your account and credit even though you have an excellent account."

EBay says this is legal and in agreement, I'm 100% sure I did not agree to be punished for someone else's account, eBay need to be sued for this overreaching authority. They also are always changing you fees saying they made a mistake and charge you more, this happens a lot.

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Not Customer Service AT ALL
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Rating: 1/51

Ebay took seller's side after I received a wrong item and the seller stopped talking to me. People who picked up the phone (supposedly supervisors) didn't speak English and were from overseas. Other supervisor talked as a robot, didn't care what I was saying, only concern about the script he was reading. Very frustrating experience.

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Join the Campaign - No EBay Charging for Auctions Ahead of Time! Say No to Fee-Greedy Execs!
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Rating: 2/51

USA, CALIFORNIA -- Yes, once again, eBay is choosing to rip off the seller by charging for auctions in which there are no sales. I, for one, will not open another auction until you have returned to asking for payment after each sale, as opposed to charging for non-selling auctions, as well as completed sales.

It is completely unnecessary to do it this current way, as opposed to charging a little more on each completed sale, if that is truly what the company needs to do; however, my strong suspicion is your main officers are greedy for extra profit, even though they make more & more money simply through product price inflation, which gives eBay and PayPal increased dollars in fees. I simply don't understand these boneheaded moves.

I can guarantee you, eBay & PayPal already know how unpopular a decision you have made, based on what your selling customers are telling you & the way they are walking away, by slowly pulling product off your shelves, & taking their business somewhere else, as each auction becomes no more, due to this barbaric double-dip charging.

I am so ticked off at your executives right now, whereas, I was essentially moderately happy with eBay & PayPal, your pseudo 'spin-off' company, where, combined, you make 15%+ profit on each sale. Sure you charged a little too much, but at least we could measure our profit & loss on each sale, as opposed to getting ripped off before we even sell an item.

I hope you don't draw out the inevitable move back to sanity for months & months; that would be foolhardy. In the meantime, I'll move my sales to Etsy, where we have a much better deal, albeit less of a buyer base - & perhaps we will b able to build up Etsy & other sites to make the 'playing field' a little more even... but still, I would hate to see eBay to be so greedy & foolish that the company stumbles its way down the path of self-destruction, like such companies as Blockbuster, for instance, who stood in the dark, completely clueless as to what was going on around them. That would be a shame for all of us, eBay & PayPal, included.

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NO protection for the sellers!
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Rating: 1/51

CLARKSVILLE, TN -- After being a seller for over a year, I can completely and truthfully say eBay is more than completely unfair to sellers. I have a 100% feedback score, yet I still have all these problems. Yes I have my fair share of buyers with great communication, fast payments, and no problems at all. However, here recently I have dealt with such HORRIBLE customers. Customers that do not read the items listing or description, then open a case on me, and demand their money back. Buyers that know they are not buying a brand new item, yet when they get it expected it to be absolutely brand new.

I just recently had a case opened up on me because the buyer did not read the listing, yet continued to bid on the item over and over. The buyer had the item for over two weeks before they "all the sudden" wanted their money back. They then argue with me via emails over the eBay rules and regulations that are clearly stated, saying I was the one wrong. A case is then opened up on me and of course eBay sided with this absurd buyer. Clearly the buyer NOT reading the listing was MY fault. The buyer then waited another week to even mail the item back to me. I then never received my final cost fees back or listing fees, as I haven't in the other few cases I had to refund.

It is obnoxious that the buyers go through so much to offer items on eBay, then in the end the buyers are the ones that get screwed. One particular buyer that did not read my products description and listing thoroughly and cussed and fussed with me for what seemed like days, demanding their money back, broke my product in the process, ended up with their money back and me a useless product that I can't even resale. This is also a buyer that could not even make legible sentences, that it literally took me several times reading over their horrid emails to make sense of it.

Now this person has been suspended and kicked off eBay because I'm sure they were doing the same thing to several other people. I know not all buyers are outstanding, just as all sellers are not. With all this trouble, stress, and money I have lost over eBay not protecting their sellers I will not be selling on eBay much longer. It's about a joke of a company.

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Terrible Customer Service! Buyer Beware!
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Rating: 1/51

NY, NEW YORK -- I needed some "no smoking" stickers to place on the front door of my rental properties. I went to a local place and they want $5-20 per sign. So I checked on eBay and found some for $3 each. I purchased 10. The seller had a good rating, over 90,000 transactions, so I figured he was sound.

A couple of weeks later I get a package from Sam's Club. Inside are 10 stickers that say "store hours". Wrong item. So I contact the seller through EBay. The seller says, according to eBay's rules, I am to pay the postage and return the items to a different address (not back to Sam's Club). I emailed them back saying, "this problem was not created by me, the seller shipped the wrong item, the seller should fix the problem and pay the shipping. It is his error." Then they email me a link to print a label to ship the 10 pieces of paper back. Great, except I do not have a printer.

I again email the seller suggesting he either send me the product I ordered and throw in a return label or just mail me a return label. I never heard from the seller again. Big effort on his part to fix his mistake. So I took it up with eBay. And I won! They emailed me a link to print out a label to send the product back for a full refund (when I escalated the case, I told them I did not have a printer).

Finally, I got someone on the phone at eBay. They said eBay does not have a printer either and that I would have to waste my time, gas and money driving the several miles into town to find a place (library was their suggestion) and drag in my tower computer to have the label printed so I can return the item for a refund.

Now maybe I am just a little old fashion, but where I come from if you screw something up, you make it right. Where I come from the customer is always right. Not at eBay. At eBay if the seller screws up, it is the buyer's responsibility to fix the problem. Nice!

You can have all the "great" reviews in the world, you can have the highest customer rating ever recorded. But you only get one chance to screw me over eBay/Paypal. Never again will I make that mistake! Now is anyone interested in some "Store Hours" signs, I have 10 for sale, cheap!

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They Refuse To Close My Account
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Rating: 1/51

After 300 transactions on eBay with 100% positive feedback I tried to contact eBay customer service with a problem. I soon discovered they try to make it as hard as possible to contact them. In fact, it took over 1 hour of wading through their garbage pile of questions and 30 minutes on hold, listening to their commercials, to reach a representative.

NOW GET THIS. THEY JUST REFUSED TO CLOSE MY ACCOUNT. The representative informed me they would not close my account for 180 days even though I had no transactions pending. He told me the reason they do this is they hope the customers will change their minds. I guess your customer service sucks that bad that's the only way they can hold on to their customers. I had to go to PayPal to get my money back and it only took about 1 minute to get in touch with PayPal. Is this even legal for eBay to just refuse to close someone's account?

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Poor Customer Service
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Rating: 1/51

Ebay does whatever Ebay wants to do when you leave customer support in the hands some some ignorant non-English speaking, rude females! I have had a complaint twice, yet I cannot explain a thing when I am speaking to these idiot women Ebay hires who barely understand English PLUS have little knowledge to understand much of anything going on at Ebay! They can only understand ONE concept at a time and hardly that little bit of information! I felt like I was talking to a foreigner who was 3-years old! I won't do business with Ebay again, either with buying OR selling!

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