[PLUG-TALK] eBay fraud - and response
keithl at gate.kl-ic.com
Tue May 6 11:39:11 PDT 2014
Not directly Linux related. About a month ago, I ordered
what claimed to be a USB-controlled circuit board with
four power relays on it. What showed up did not match the
ad (it is not USB), and the seller offered a refund if I
withdrew my complaints,
Instead, I got my money back with eBay buyer protection.
However, they did not withdraw the misleading (fraudulent?)
ads (under 20 aliases for newfrog.com of Shenzen, China).
So, I created another ebay account, "ad_not_true", and posted
my own ad for the board at a much lower price:
I put a full description of the problems with the board and the
transaction. I hope other potential buyers will see it first.
eBay will turn into a worse cesspool if we don't help improve it.
I hope this strategy works.
Keith Lofstrom keithl at keithl.com
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