Does ebay really seem like a good place to shop or sell?
Published on Mar 11, 2013
foul language warning
Awww… The video was pulled… In case you missed it, I’ll recapp: The profanity laced rant/commentary, by an enraged individual, whom received negative feedback due to his admitted failure to provide tracking info or shipping confirmation, peaks around 50 seconds into the 1:01 length video, when the video blogger/ebay seller, self described as having a “Grade A personality”, states:
…To have some jackass do this to me, makes me want to come whoop your Mother F*ing ass! You hear what I’m sayin’?…
Now one thing which makes this a big issue, and one which should not be overlooked, is that there is an entire sleazy industry centered around fake and stealth accounts/ fake ID’s for ebay and paypal. In keeping with the surreal atmosphere surrounding ebay & paypal, we can say they’ve been popping up like mushrooms on the Mad Hatter’s lawn.
Fact is, anyone can sign up on ebay and have your name address and phone number lickety split, without having to reveal their own real name, address etc.
Paypal states they do not guarantee the identity of your trading partner. (and how could they?) Ebay’s limitations of liabilities clause absolves them of most any responsibility should anything bad happen. You have no idea who, or where the person on the other end really is. Neither does ebay or paypal. What’s worse, they don’t care.
So the very real possibility exists that buying and/or selling on ebay could make you a victim of violent crime, and/or all sorts of stalking and personal info dumping (doxing) etc. There are constant reports of threats of physical violence and death due to ebay usage.
Is that really an environment you want to involve yourself with?
Stay tuned, we’re going to highlight another extra sleazy side industry spawned from ebay’s faulty and ill enforced policies that will knock your socks off!