We all know that nothing on eBay is "on the level", and I wanted to point out yet ANOTHER glaring example of an eBay "BELOVED" getting special treatment.
In MANY of your columns, eBay sellers (including myself) have expressed their extreme displeasure with eBay meddling into returns. Via eBays Money Back Guarantee policy, eBay has let buyers run wild. I have been a leading critic of eBay in this regard, with eBay refusing to listen to anything OR anyone - even when I can prove fraud in the cases I've had to deal with.
In a nutshell - their policy trumps all. Calling an agent to "ask us to step in" isn't even worth the paper it's written on - it's an out right lie - a sham. OK fair enough - we all know eBay for the slime it is.
BUT what if you could sell on eBay and not have to worry about such things? What if you had special "permissions" to insert YOUR OWN verbiage that would override eBays and they would approve?
THAT would make eBay's return policy livable right?
They are an eBay approved auction house that gets to play by its own rules. Currently they are doing a Star Wars charity even on eBay. You can bid and buy a custom helmet
from Lucasfilm and the money goes to Unicef. Great - its eBay finally doing GOOD in the world, right?
I scrolled down to look at the terms and conditions and guess what it says?
All items are sold as is.
Warranties: It is the buyer’s responsibility to preview any item(s) and determine condition, authenticity, and content. While descriptions are believed to be accurate, neither Kompolt nor its employees, agents, or contractors provide any warranties or guarantees, express or implied, as to the genuineness, authenticity, or accuracy of description, condition, or defect, if any, of the item(s) auctioned and will not be held responsible for discrepancies or inaccuracies in item descriptions provided. Buyer may be required to sign a release acknowledging this provision as a condition of purchase of the item(s). Buyer's sole recourse shall be the warranty, if any, provided by Seller, as stated in the item description.
Highlights provided by myself!
THOSE aren't eBay's terms for sellers! Why is KOMPOLT given rights and "outs" regular sellers aren't given? Is it just because it's Lucasfilm?
Doesn't the different terms make the playing field UNeven and thus illegal?
PLEASE see if you can get a response from eBay!