Help with problems on ebay!!

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xander0002
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29 Oct 07 12:02:22 am
I have sold and bought from ebay since 2001. I have great feedback and decided to open an ebay store. Since I have opened this ebay store I have had nothing, but trouble. My listings have been removed, I get hateful emails from other people stating my items are fake when in fact they are originals. Like I listed my used designer bag. It came from a expensive store, but was well kept and thought since I didn't use it anymore that I would sell it. I had $375.00 on it w/3 more days to go and someone turned me in and I got a trademark violation and my listing was pulled. I feel like it was an attack from someone out there whose jealous that I was doing so good. Now I'm scared to list any of my older designer handbags because I think the same person is going to report it again. It's real, just slightly used. What do I do? DO I just cancel the ebay store and get a different name and sell items individually? Maybe someone won't attack me if it's not a store or just forget the whole thing and try to get a webite up on my own? Please help!! Any advice would be so appreciated!

One more question: Am I allowed to have a listing on ebay and than have a link to a website of my own or is that against there poilcy? I don't know what else to do and I wanted to make a small business to help out my family. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE anyone out there help!

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ashawed
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29 Oct 07 12:36:38 pm
hi friend i feel your pain , ebay is bullshit , if you have had one violation and you get one more you will be deregistered trust me it has happened to me twice , for the same reason as you described , some other shit head seller complaining , i find it amazing that you can commit a violation and be removed when dozens of other sellers are selling exactly the same items. i strongly believe that some ruthless people on ebay have multiple accounts all selling the same items , then comes along you and wham no way do they want you there. we have one particular seller on ebay in oz that always seems to sell there d&g clothing for 3 times the amount of any one else selling the exact item , as i said multiple accounts = SHILL BIDDING
ebay is rife with scammers. be carefull what you do . karma is a bitch and one day ebay and there associate companies will have a bad day in hell
check out Link hidden: Login to view the law suites against this ebay company are mind blowing , and who backs them up

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grahamg
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29 Oct 07 07:24:29 pm
It can even be 1 of your competitors.

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xander0002
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29 Oct 07 07:55:05 pm
I'm not sure what to do. I've read so many different message boards where people are having the same problems with ebay. I believe like most people it's other members who are jealous and don't want competition. Ebay is big enough for every one to sell why be so GREEDY? I don't know what to do. I'm so afraid to sell anything that I'll have those dumb people watching my listings just to flag me again. Is it worth selling on ebay or starting a e-commerce store online? I know the problem with that is it's harder to get people to your website and see your products. Ebay needs to change their policy or try to protect the little man whose out there instead of siding with the MIGHTY Powersellers who have a stick up their rear! Any suggestions?

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gulfy13
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30 Oct 07 05:05:26 pm
Well one thing that you might try is craig's list, you can probably sell most of them on there and save money at the same time...

I can tell you for a fact that it is another seller who is having your listings pulled. I had the same problem some time back and it can be really frustrating. Ebay personnel told me that they depend on 'other ebay members' to report most all of thefraudulent listings.And there is a 'report button' located at the bottom of every auction listing. All anyone has to do is punch that button and the listing will most likely be removed. However there are a ton of unscurpulous sellers who target new and inexperienced sellers by having their listings pulled. This helps them limit their competion..

I can also tell you that about 99.9 percent of the designer goods being sold on ebay are indeed fake. This being said, ebay has to 'limit their liaibility' by supposedly enforcing vero rights.
This is what ebay vero personnel told me: If a vero owner (verifyed rights owner) reports an item as infringing their trademark an/or copyright, ebay will immediatly pull that listing with no questions asked. If the listing is reported by another ebay member,then an ebay vero employee will look at that listing and based on what they see in the listing, then make a decision as to wether or not to leave or remove the listing based on their findings...

This policy limits lawsuits and liaibility on ebay by showing that they are activly trying to protect vero members copyrights and trademarks..

However,,do you really think that ebay wants to remove ALL of the fraudulent listings?

Do you realize how much in listing fees and final value fees ebay would lose each day if they really shut down all of the bad listings?

Just look at designer handbags. There are around 50,000 listings per day and about 99 percent of those are fakes. The average listing fee for a designer handbag will be about $5.00 plus whatever the final value fee is going to be depending on what the bag sells for. Thats $250,000 per day in just the listing fees for only ONE designer catagory. And the final value fees will be way higher than that..

Do you really think ebay is willing to give up that kind of cash? That is why you see some listing being closed and yet a ton of other still running..They want to give the impression that they are trying to enforce vero rights but yet still let the majority of the listings run..

This is what I used to do when selling designer shirts and handbags:

Always take a picture of the receipt and any authenticity card and/or markings and include those with your listing. Also contact ebay and send them copies of your goods, receipts, cards and of your intent to sell.

Remember that under the 'first right of sale' law. You have the right to sell any item that you purchased leagally as long as that item is not fake, thereby infringing upon someone's copyright or trademark..Put a note at the top of your listing stating that your item is authentic and anyone trying to tamper with by falsly removing your listing, will have legal action taken against them.

Also remember that even though the vero owner cannot stop you from selling a legally aquired item, that you cannot use their photos and descriptions of that item. If you do this they can still have your listing pulled..That being said, you should take your own photos of the items and describe the item in your own words..

Hope this helps..

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grahamg
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30 Oct 07 07:08:44 pm
If you want info on advertising on Craigslist click Link hidden: Login to view

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planes
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2 Nov 07 02:55:13 pm
Everywhere I look on this site someone is promoting sell on Cragislist for 15$.

Annoying!

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grahamg
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2 Nov 07 05:44:53 pm
Planes,

its me promoting Craigslist - because Ebay is as good as DEAD! Ive been selling off and on Ebay for the past 5 years, I don't know about you but with all my IDs put together I have a feedback of over 15,000 Positive transactions.

I have unfortunately felt the roth of Ebay - for doing NOTHING! I mean I had my selling limited to 50% because Ebays Powerseller Support claime dmy feedback wasnt satisfactiry with me having 99.2% positive feedback.

So with that, I started experimenting on Craigslist - beleive me I list loads of items and loads sell - you see Craigslsit is the 7th LARGEST website on the planet with over 7 BILLION views per month - its a fantastic medium to use - why do you think Ebay owns Gumtree another FREE classified site?

My fees on Ebay are between

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sahfire
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4 Nov 07 07:00:34 pm
It's many bastards on swedish Ebay (Tradera) also, but for some reason I haven't been in trouble. In fact I sold a product 5x more expensive than in all the normal stores. It must be my psychological selling texts, lol.

Well, sometimes you gotta be lucky. I've lost so much money on my business experiments :(

- Tradera is owned by Ebay. The prices sucks ****
- and you damn Americans got much cheaper shipping costs and more freedom and opportunities!
- But your USD are so cheap, It's like stealing.

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peterbar77
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4 Nov 07 08:54:08 pm
Hi!

It's a bit worse happaned with me. I just tryd to sell designer handbags (100% authentic goods), and after 2 days my account has been suspended. Now I trying to contact with ebay, to do something about it. Is just so annoying.

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xander0002
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4 Nov 07 09:18:33 pm
That's exactley what happened to me. My bags are 100% authentic and someone flagged them and I have an account on ebay and now it is in trouble. I contacted ebay and told them what was going on and they sent me an email back stating that when someone suspects that your items are fake under the vero right they have to pull them. They even admited that they aren't 100% sure that it's true, but they pull them anyway.

I also had a powerseller tell me from ebay that their items never get flagged because they are not a concern to ebay due to the fact that they have such high feedback. Yeah right, I'm figuring out it's really because ebay would loose lots of money if they touched the powersellers.

It's all dumb. The interent is big enough for everyone to sell and buy. If someons doesn't buy my product there's tons more out there they can bid on again. So why be so jealous? Why purposely attack someone?

When I had just a normal account on ebay (before I opened an ebay store) I never had problems selling any of my bags. The minute I open my ebay store I get hit? It's just irritating.

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sahfire
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4 Nov 07 09:29:08 pm
It's always the seller who get the crap, becuase he is the one selling. They will only listen to the customer, always..always until you go down.

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grahamg
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5 Nov 07 02:38:44 pm
Yes, Ebay ALWAYS takes the buyers side EVERY TIME NO matter if the Buyers WRONG!

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