I like to watch a few sellers that are competitors when it comes to their completed listings day by day. Not to stalk or try to compete, but to make myself feel better with eBay's daily fluctuating good and bad sale days. It's nice to see when I went from selling 16 items one day to 3 the next that I'm not the only one.
One day after doing this for a year it came across my attention that two of the sellers are the same person. Same location, same word for word wording of policy details, very similar listing details page layout, both use an "*" in their ID's...etc. I was 99% sure it was the same person.
So with a conscience that felt bad even though I know they are in the wrong violating policy as you CANNOT sell the same items under another seller id - I called and reported them.
The eBay rep did confirm that it was someone using the same name on both accounts but different spelling. The same IP ADDRESS!, the same town but one a street address - one a P.O. Box, and that indeed this is wrong to do!!!
They thanked me greatly and said it was a violation that they'd make sure they showed everything I mentioned that ring bells along with their knowledge. I've checked and nothing changed over weeks. No listings removed. Still operating just the same!
So I called again...this time the rep agreed maybe it just wasn't submitted properly and thanked me for calling as this wasn't right. Along with confirming they are operating the same under FOUR-FIVE SELLER ACCOUNTS..... Still no changes.
This same seller back a couple months prior had the same listings listed 4, 5 even 6 times various multi option ways. One listing with plus sizes, one with regular sizes, one with both size variations, one with one size option, one color, all color.....well you get the point. Those I reported on eBay without calling because that is obviously also a violation.
With this violation prior to also being a seller listing the same items under different ID names how can it be possible they are getting away with this??? Does eBay just not care for some reason? Does eBay pick and choose whom which policies apply to???
A long time confused and frustrated seller