by Anura Guruge
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The scary thing is that this could very well be TRUE, but this is also CL and CL is the world of fairies, fairy-tales and other twilight zone ramblings.
I can see much of this taking place and at Christmas 2013 I was at the other end of a eBay fraud. I paid $90 for a Lego set and a week later I got an e-mail from the seller telling me that I should file a claim for my money with eBay/PayPal because he was taking my money and closing his eBay account. To be honest I wasn’t too worried. I trusted PayPal and sure enough they refunded me the money quite quickly.
This was audacious and clever. But I am not sure it all adds up.
Ebay/PayPal can sure track the thief down irrespective of whether they closed their eBay account or not. I am sure there is a time limit, and I think it is 72 hours, by which you have to file a “item not as described” complaint. After that, that excuse does not work.
There appears to be more to this than what appears to be said in this post.
Yes, there is a lot of scams and frauds on eBay these days. It is not the friendly, fun place it was 12 years ago when I was doing a lot of selling and buying on eBay. Also, items no longer sell anything like they used to on eBay. I think droves of serious, genuine buys have fled eBay.
All this bothers me on two fronts. I do own a few shares of eBay and want to hold onto them until PayPal is spun off. But, I hate owning stock of companies that are unethical. So that is a personal dilemma. Plus, I think I like eBay — though I have not shopped eBay since the lens incident.
Just wanted to share.