|Thu Nov 10 2016 20:20:26|
eBay Inflates Selling Prices of Best Offers
When I make an offer on eBay and it is accepted, after purchase I look at completed listings and invariably eBay lists the item as having been sold for the asking price, not the actual accepted offer.
This of course is fraud. It inflates the true value of the item. This has been going on for months.
Sometimes eBay even lists the asking price rather than the price I paid in "My eBay" under purchase history.
Another issue is if I watch an item that has free shipping, in My eBay the ship price says "calculated." This helps eBay pull the shipping scam and slip a shipping charge in when one goes to pay. This is a more recent fraud.
I think we need a private contractor hired by a government agency to keep on top of these fraudulent practices, especially the counterfeiting issue on eBay and Amazon. The internet companies should be forced to ban counterfeit sellers who are shown to be repeat offenders, and demonstrate efficacy or face fines.
On Amazon, buyer reviews on a whole range of items show that some of the reviewers received counterfeit items but did not realize it. This is a different phenomenon from buyers who buy counterfeit items at a lower price, with awareness it is a fake. The internet fakes steal from both the buyer and the brand's owner.