|Mon Aug 15 2016 22:40:08|
eBay Cosmetic Seller Finds Rival Touting 'Not Authentic' Items
Although I have pretty much given up on eBay I still have about 150 listings. This is down from almost a thousand last year but I have learned that eBay is not the only game in town and life moves on.
My reason for writing to you today is that I do sell cosmetics on eBay and although nothing shocks me anymore there, I was surprised to see listings of cosmetics now that will list the name, condition, etc in the listing header at the cheapest prices I have ever seen. It was not until I looked more into the listing description that I saw this almost at the end of the listing description: Matte Lipstick! Brand New! Not authentic!
I have checked numerous listings of this one brand and found this to be the case in several of the listings such as here (redacted) (this one is called a high quality replica). The list goes on and on and this is happening with many brands other than the one I looked up (Mac).
I am sure Mac would not like the fact that people are advertising replica's, clones and fake lipsticks, and as I look I realize that there are very few honest items of these brands even available. The fake items are made in China and honestly no one knows the ingredients or what goes into these items so I am completely puzzled why anyone would put one of these on their lips let alone their eyes for the fake listings for eye makeup.
I am disgusted that eBay is in the business of allowing all of these fake items and fake brands to be sold. I am sure most of the buyers probably didn't read the listings and don't even realize that they aren't authentic products.
As a cosmetic seller that only sells authentic items, I cannot compete with these cheap prices to sell original authentic items. I think eBay is shadier than ever and I couldn't be more disgusted with them over this. I hope that you will print this to see if anyone else has noticed this and if so what their take is on this.
Please keep my name, email and seller id private.