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Ebay Inc.


Country United States
State California
City San Jose
Address 2145 Hamilton Avenue
Phone 1-408-376-7400
Website https://ebay.com

Ebay Inc. Reviews

  • Nov 22, 2017

Kristine Davies of Kristinemichelleinteriors on Ebay advertised a "Gorgeous Hand Carved Habersham Buffet $7000!" on Ebay.

I bought the table for $1750.00 using PayPal.

Upon receipt, the table looked fake. I proceeded to contact the seller and asked for some type of certifcation of authenticity. She refused to provide any.

I took pictures of the table and emailed them to Habersham for verification. Habersham responded it was a fake.

I returned the table and requested the seller refund my money in full.

She has refused to refund the money and has now accused me of damaging the table and has threatened me with filing a police report.

  • Oct 4, 2017

I want to bring to your notice my experience with bessky_star. I am new on eBay and decided to purchase a tablet. I selected a catalogue in favor of the above seller and i paid immediate since the item met my requirement. Immediately after payment was made, I got a message from the seller that item has been shipped already (to my greatest surprise). As a first timer, I was happy item will be received within 25- 30 business days. I waited and was in constant communication with seller.

A certain day, she informed me that item has arrived my country Nigeria and adviced I go to the post office which I did only to get there and understand that such item has not. I couldn't agree less cos the seller didn't register the package nor provided me with the tracking number without which item cannot be accounted for. I informed the seller on the development at the post office only to hear from seller that it was held by customs. I asked customs of which country. Hers or mine. Seller declined and didn't answer. Up till now, I yet to receive the item I paid for and it's now 36 days and counting. Seller has not answered my mail since last week and worst still, eBay has blocked me. I really don't know what to do.

  • Oct 4, 2017

First, I bought a conair steamer on Ebay from MightyGalaxy. He is a thief. He shipped it through Amazon as "a gift" to avoid paying them anything and get shipping FREE. The tracking on Ebay was fraudulent. It said it would be delivered Friday. I had a stalker. So I received "A GIFT" from someone I didnt know on Wednesday. Tracking on Ebay still said Friday. After 3 days of calling Amazon and being told "for security" they couldnt tell me who "sent me a gift", I just happen to check the Ebay tracking.

It was now changed to the correct tracking and it said "Delivered". I wrote to this jerk--MIGHTYGALAXY and he wrote back "So your upset I delivered it early."Both Amazon and Ebay security said this was against their policy and they made a full report. Now I try the steamer and it doesnt work!

I open a return and the seller doesnt make any arrangement for it to be picked up. The label provided requires he set a pickup date. Otherwise I have to open a UPS account and pay for pickup. I contact him and he refuses to do anything else.

Meanwhile I post to Ebay community to make people aware, he has a bunch of negatives and I want feedback myself and two Mods--either stupid as heck or they are his friends take my post down. I reported them to EBAY and EBAY reps say using the User name to report this is NOT AGAINST COMMUNITY POLICY and this DOES NOT fall under shame and blame posts.

Miss.Kitty.Kat and another idiot named li-ornesh have harassed me and made me post this on over 100 websites and blogs trying to be the NAZIS who hold their hands over my mouth against EBAYS policy.

  • Oct 4, 2017

I emailed a frequent customer on ebay and put in my phone umber. It was rejected but didn't say why. Did it again and then I was shut out completely.

Called ebay and talked to twin d******** Ronnie Ochoa and Cameron Brasher.

New policy with ebay: if you put in contact info you will be banned for 7 days.

I have over 2000 positive ratings at 100%. But some 20 year old d******** with a 12th grade education making minimum wage can essentially shut down my accout for 7 days.

The word on the street is that Amazon is eating Ebay's lunch. That's why they hire losers like Ronnie Ochoa and Cameron Brasher. All a bunch of whackos.

Migrate to Amazon and you'll be much better off.

  • Sep 28, 2017

Purchased a computer on EBay on Sept. 13th, 2017 using a "Guest" account because I was pruchasing for owner and he doesn't like for his credit card to be placed in my EBay account. Got a confirmation from EBay that purchase was successful and they were processing payment:

- Never received email confirmation from EBay or seller on purchase

- Using Ebay's procedure, tried to contact seller three times for confirmation

- Today, the 27th, was last day for purchase to arrive, according to Ebay online confirmation.

Today, when I contacted EBay directly, the fun began:

- First, tried to find a phone number or email address to send request for status to. Impossible. Even though I had Item #, system wouldn't recognize it. Finally, through online inquire, a third party gave me the 800 number for Ebay's customer service (doesn't show up anywhere on EBay's site; I looked.

- Called EBay and talked to their rep, a woman named "Chris" or "Kris". After 20 minutes, I asked her for email address that I could send my documentation to, i.e., a screen shot of both the item we were attempting to purchase and a screen shot of the EBay confirmation message. The woman insisted she could not give me an email address, that I would have to talk to an "account management" employee. Told her I didn't want to spend any more time, would like to send the documentation and let them research it, contact the seller, and get back to me. Nope, couldn't do. I hung up in frustration. First, and maybe last, time I will ever use EBay. Too diffcult to deal with when there is a problem. PayPal. Amazon, and even AliExpress do a much better job handling problems.

I acknowledge that the situation is murky, i.e., I used the Guest log-in instead of my regular account. But, I got confirmation of purchase, I knew who seller was, and I was merely seeking to confirm where things stood. I wasnt even looking for a refund; we would have liked to complete purchase if possible.

For as big as EBay is, there support system is very light, i.e., can't send them an email and difficult to call them. Would give them a "2" out of 10 rating for customer support (and I have bought a LOT of stuff from them over the years. Good riddance.

  • Sep 28, 2017

I bought several Sports Related Autographed Items from a seller with perfect feedback. His Feedback was 66395 and he had zero negatives . I am highly suspect of the autographs because the serial mumbers on the PSA Certificates do not show up on PSA's online database. I contacted PSA and the certs were not theirs. They told me that they are haveing issues with sellers using FAKE certs, in fact they said the fake certs are very real looking. The Seller was a shmoe from Tennesee his seller name is KHW and the Store is called KHW HALL OF FAME GALLERY. This guy knows all the eBay Tricks because I landed him a Negative Feedback and it was removed within the hour...NO LIE ! I contactede eBay support but this guy is one of ebays Cash Cows I filed a claim with PAYPAL and again my claim was denied with 24 hours, KHW is one of PAYPALs Cash Cows Seller is KHW Sellers Feedback is currently 66,395 Seller Currently has Zero Negaives and has a 100% Positive Feedback Rating KHW is eBays TEFLON SELLERS he cannot be beaten and eBay is allowing this.

  • Sep 7, 2017

I have allready reported the man that tried to send me a empty envelope and get away with it. Once I proved it by using a jewlery scale Ebay droped and closed the case when they told me they could not open it until friday.

Never telling me to report to PayPal and that is exactly what I should have done. They had me running all over town trying to get a Police report,ruined my holiday and lied, lied lied. They don't care about their buyers.

When or if you ever have an empty box arrive that is insured, it is also weighed. They do not allow people to touch the container again once they are in the middle of insuring a package. I found by just calling and giving the insurance tracking that my package weighed the same as it arrived empty. If the gold I had purchased it would have been 2 ounces higher give or take.

Befoe Ebay said I could even open the real case saying it took three business days, they closed it in one when I called PayPal and someone listed to me, actualy listened.

Never buy on Ebay without a verified Paypal account. It takes time but their customer service is great along with the best credit card I have ever found Capitol One. Both will stand behind you and can smell a rat when it is right there.

Ebay diverts you and runs you and their sellers know this. It will be a long time until I buy again.

  • Aug 31, 2017

I'm very disappointed with Ebay policy to defend dishonest sellers.

I reporting a situation that could occur for an item worth250 or 2500 dollars.

Fortunately I only lost 25 dollars..but some Chinese seller won it.

I was unable to select an automatic resolution for this transaction.

I was having trouble with this item XX seller by this seller ioomobile.

The product has been sent rapidly (in one week or so), but the time interval given by the seller is one month (more than time to avoid any return from paypal, bank or other payment method).

Product has been stuck in custom (Portugal, an EU country), I don't understand why, because I've order tents of things, even from China\Malasia\Hong Kong, and never occur before. Is there a possibility that the seller hasn't done the paper billings right to avoid paying taxes? I'm very suspicious about that.

However, I don't have any responsibility for the item going to custom, and no information about this situation is reported in the item description.

Other strange situation was that after this transaction, the remaining item available has raised its price to 500 euros (I bought this for 22 euros). This is a very strange situation and, if not legal,very suspicious to say the least.

I have reported this situation to Ebay's email, [email protected], because the seller has given a time wind of one month (previously pointed out), so no automatically mechanism were available on ebay site to ask for anything that could be asked for (help, refund, cancel transaction, whatever..). Moreover, all the structure, organization and ways to do anything on Ebay's site when I problem arouses to the seller is incredibly not clear and almost impossible to get anything done.

The answer from ebay, by email, was that I needed to give the seller time to make things right (not sure what that means..) and that probably I would have my money back or partial refund (some sand to people's eyes, like we say in my country).

When this one month window ended I logged in on ebay and asked for a refund in this item\transaction site. What happens next is surreal. The seller in a few minutes canceled the refund, asked to Ebay to step in (what ever that means..), and finally the decision was made to not refund and to close this case. I have appealed to reopen the case, with the argument that the item was going back to the seller, because that's what happens when you do not pay the custom charges. In only a few minutes Ebay has refuted this appeal with the argument that the custom charges should be paid by the buyers.

At the end the only person that was impaired in this situation was me (the buyer).

I'm not buying this custom charges history, and that's how some company in China makes money without given away its items.

And that's my story, not buying on Ebay again, for sure.

  • Aug 26, 2017

I have been a buyer and seller on Ebay for over ten years. The matter which caused me to file this report was after a buyer by the name of toonces1111 from NY purchased a pair of Men's Birkenstock Sandals from me on Ebay. The items were sent to this buyer. As soon as toonces1111 received the item.

A claim with Ebay was filed stating the Birkenstock Sandals were non authentic. Ebay froze my Paypal money for this transaction.

I contacted the toonces1111 and informed him with over 10yrs of selling on Ebay and 100% Positive feedback and nobody has ever accused me of being dishonest and selling them non authentic items. I informed toonces1111 that I had documentation to provide him and Ebay of the authenticity of sandals sold. I instructed the buyer to mail the item back and I would refund him the money minus the shipping cost. toonces1111 ignored my request and refused to return the sandals. Ebay in turn found in favor of the toonces1111 and allowed him to "KEEP" the merchandise.

As a result I am out of my Birkenstock Sandals and $125 that Ebay returned to the buyer. I opened a claim with Ebay about the issue. Ebay ignored the claim and closed the case and found in favor of toonces1111 . Ebau told me I had to work it out with the buyer after they allowed the Buyer to commit FRAUD

Ebay is a site that is geared towards Fradulent Buyer's and transactions. Ebay does nothing about this and encourages this type of activity to take place on their site with no Seller's Protection that they advertise.

After looking over toonces1111 last several transaction. I notice this buyer has a history of leaving negative feedback for items purchased and stating items were non authentic. I informed Ebay of this issue and what the buyer was doing and it fell on def ears.

Ebay ignored my claim and has allowed this buyer to commit FRAUD on their site.

  • Aug 18, 2017

I purchased a truck through eBay off of a craigslisting I am not known to the computer very well so I did not know it was a scam I paid $2,000 using their gift cards in $500 increments each that's for total that I purchased from the Dollar General store and one at 7-Eleven I sent them in and I have not received the truck yet it's been almost a year they will not call me back I have emailed them I've called and called and still nothing I'm on Social Security Disability so this is a real problem for me now I really don't have any vehicle.

  • Aug 16, 2017

Was looking to buy a first edition signed copy of Superman Action Comics #1. Usually $3.2 million. Marked off to $27.50. Sounded too good to be true. Turns out it was. I had to meet Slim in a park at dusk. I didn't see him coming but all I got was a clunk in the head. He made off with my $27.50 and two coupons to the Sizzler. I'll give him credit for his amazing prices but otherwise he gets two thumbs down from this guy.

  • Jul 10, 2017

On june 29th i proceeded in searching for a virgin mobile flip phone on ebay.com online. This phone was for my husband who is slightly blind. So i found a seller named aaron and sons on ebay.com. After waiting for 24ours. Which it became july 1st. I went into ebay.com app to see if the seller left any confirmation for the item. There was none. So i took advantage of the information ebay uses on their site. And contacted the seller. There was no responds. I didn't get nerves until yesterday when the item did not show up at my residence. For days i have been emailing ebay and this seller. But at no avail did anyone do anything about this seller. So what lead me to outscam. Is because ebay sent s email about 2:00 am this morning and stated that they want me to work this out with the seller. And to wait for a week more. I told them the seller bated you. Took my money through you. Now your are switching up on me to get my money back. They also down play their policy in your face just keep so said funds. I told them at 2:15 am this morning. This issue is not up for negotiations. That their policy is their policy. And it is clear. But my money policy and reason for this phone is mine. Please refund now. Ebay either knows these sellers. Or they are getting took. This is utterly a great disappointment. And i want my little money back. To all that might read this report. Watch out for any good deals. That are small in amounts. And gives you free shipping. Because nine times out of ten. You are headed for the bate take and switch. Thank you.

  • Jul 1, 2017

Do not trust this seller he is a ripoff merchant, i returned a faulty air blower at a cost of $35 for warranty claim. He refuses to honour warrany will not refund or replace, i see he has been reported before.

  • Jun 23, 2017

"mercgofast" ebay screen name, represent company, Performance Plus Leasing, LLC and Performance Plus Marine, LLC claims to be a "boat builder" and a Mercury, Mercruiser Dealer and I have verfied he is NOT.

I was doing a conversion to Mercrusier on my houseboat and Robert tells me he can provide everything turnkey on a Friday and it would be ready to pick up at his warehouse on Tuesday(google it, it is a dump). He said that if I bank wire transfer $5,000.00 depost on this day he would have the order ready to pick up.

Tthe total was $18,5000.00 order and balance due when picking up of $12,500.00. I have not recieved anything and he will not refund depost.

  • Jun 2, 2017

Beware: Ebay Store Sellers

Do not invest heavily into the Ebay Premium or Pro Ebay Store offering.

Ebay has extended New Unfair Seller Performance Tactics that drastically reduces

the security of your long term business investment.

There are now very unrealistic order defect metrics that is guaranteed to reduce

you to a basic ebay store platform, AFTER YOU HAVE HEAVILY INVESTED PREMIUM OR PRO

PLATFORM LISTING DISCOUNTS. One might assume that an order defect is selling a

broken item, but Ebay has recently redfined the definition of an "Order Defect."

Now, an order defect is any transaction that requires an Ebay customer service

moderation.

I list all of my items "NO RETURNS" because I offering FREE shipping on all of

my listings. "NO RETURNS" means nothing to ebay. I still have nearly a 20%

buyers remorse rate that requires.

Typically, when a customer is unhappy I

give them a Cost of item (after shipping) refund or a full refund. This is not

satisfactory to ebay. They are now forcing me to purchase a Return Shipping Label

and provide a full refund.

Examples:

Hostile Customer purchased a back brace for $9.99 w/ FREE shipping. Immediately,

after purchase customer threatens to cancel if not delivered immediately. Paid

$9.14 for shipping, and item arrvied within defined shipping parameters. I made

$.85 cents. When item arrives to hostile rude customer, they immediately left me

unreasonable negative feedback. Another seller contacted me about this customer

abusing sellers, and asked me to report them to ebay. In the same few moments, the

customer began to demand a full refund, and the purchase of a return label.

I reported the issue to ebay, and nothing happened. Shortly after, the customer

contacted ebay with a bogus report. After offering to accept a full refund upon

return on a NO RETURN listing, ebay forced a full refund before reciving the item

back. NO BIG DEAL, until I recieved an order defect in my metrics log.

  • May 12, 2017

Ebay has ripped me off ! I ordered a cell phone I6 and it never arrived. When I tried the tracking number in the USPS tracking service it said it was never sent! Ebay acts as if it is my fault. They are as much a ripoff as the person who sent it.

  • Apr 18, 2017

I bought several Sports Related Autographed Items from a seller with perfect feedback. His Feedback was 66395 and he had zero negatives . I am highly suspect of the autographs because the serial mumbers on the PSA Certificates do not show up on PSA's online database. I contacted PSA and the certs were not theirs. They told me that they are haveing issues with sellers using FAKE certs, in fact they said the fake certs are very real looking. The Seller was a shmoe from Tennesee his seller name is KHW and the Store is called KHW HALL OF FAME GALLERY. This guy knows all the eBay Tricks because I landed him a Negative Feedback and it was removed within the hour...NO LIE ! I contactede eBay support but this guy is one of ebays Cash Cows I filed a claim with PAYPAL and again my claim was denied with 24 hours, KHW is one of PAYPALs Cash Cows Seller is KHW Sellers Feedback is currently 66,395 Seller Currently has Zero Negaives and has a 100% Positive Feedback Rating KHW is eBays TEFLON SELLERS he cannot be beaten and eBay is allowing this.

  • Apr 11, 2017

I placed an order on ebay on March 6, 2017 with a seller with a reputation score of zero. The item was reportedly in a city about 50 miles form my location and noting this, inquired about meeting locally to pick up the item. No response was recieved in response to this.

Tracking informtion (UPS,) was posted on ebay and two things came to my attention. First, the package weight was listed as 1 lb, the item I ordered was a full size carpet washer abd weighs approximately 22 lbs. Second, the shipment originated from a town in central Minesoota not the city in Georgia that the auction claimed the item was in.

I followed the tracking ifnromation and on the date of delivery, the number showed delivery but nothng came to my house. I submitted a claim through buyer protection and though the seller never seemed to respond, my claim was denied due to the tracking info provided.

I further persued this with UPS and was able to produce a letter showing the actual destination of the tracking number from the auction. This turned out to be a business that I have no affiliation with. On appeal, ebay buyer protection has still refused to overturn the earlier decision and is now asking for additional documentation from me prooving that I did not receive the package at that alternate address.

I don't know when or how the burden of proof was shifted to the defrauded party but I want other prople to know that ebay cannot be trusted to investigate fraudulent sellers. Be careful what you buy online.

  • Apr 10, 2017

"network4life" is an EBay seller who "fishes" with phoney desireable area code numbers, when you purchase it, seller wants all buyers "personal" information.

Then asks buyer to communicate "off EBay" and when buyer states EBay requires communication through EBay -- (maybe trying to avoid fees or actually find out WHERE someone lives) Seller CANCELS paid order.

  • Apr 10, 2017

Yes these controllers will not work on xbox one or s. sold on ebay by lot sellers. these not good. they will not power on the xbox. like lot of us like. they do not work as desired either. good for pcs. but not xbox ones. they white or black and on black green trim. avoid for xbox one.

  • Feb 4, 2017

Chris Pine was voted one of the worst signer in 2016 in a poll by a panel of autograph sellers/dealers, collectors, and fans. One reason nobody could finished their Star Trek Beyond cast signed poster this past summer or any individual single photo shot. It didn't matter Chris Pine wasn't signing at premieres, airports, awards parties in LA or NY. This is a known fact in the autograph world. Chris Pine confirmed it. His publicist didn't give a reason why but did confirmed he didn't sign any autograph at any movie premieres in 2016. However he did made an appearance at the annual Comic Con to do some PR and signing for the Warner Bros Pictures booth for the upcoming movie Wonder Woman. During awards season to promote Hell or High Water he done a few for members only party in LA. But that didn't stop autograph forgers from signing his name on Star Wars Beyond cast signed poster anyway and anything else they can his name on to make a few bucks at the expense of his fans.

  • Jan 25, 2017

I was about to buy a used car from a lady named Elvira Gordon and do the transaction thru eBay motors. Good thing I checked your website and I saw the same exact letter that thus Elvira sent me thru e-mail why she has to do the transaction thru eBay motors the only thing is the signed name was different but the letter was the the same

  • Jan 19, 2017

I have been an ebay user for years and have never had a problem. I needed a notebook, so I ordered a Acer from an ebay user and paid for it immediately. I didnt hear anything for three days so I shot an email off to the seller. He eventually responded and promised a ship date of tomorrow. I waited to receive a ship notification but again, nothing happened. I next requsted the order to be cancelled and a refund issued. No response, so I left negative feedback. This got his attention! He next said if I would revise the feedback he would ship the notebook. I responded that I wanted a refund. He next threatened to ship the notebook so I would have to pay for return shipping prior to receiving a refund. I again refused and asked for a refund. He just decided to ignore me and have now shipped something to me - I suspect it will not be the notebook. He again asked me to revise the feedback now that he has shipped it. I told him I would not, and again that I wanted a refund.

  • Jan 17, 2017

Clemson Tigers just won the College Football National Championship. Watch out for team signed helmet, football, jersey on ebay especially from these seller bmrtrans56 drecrege0 mcardinals1 jillianss02 . College football players were told beginning of the year to not sign multiple items for dealers or take bride money to sign for them. To add their name on the memorabilia so they can't sell. This one have multiple items. All fakes no proofs.

  • Dec 27, 2016

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Ebay that was supposed to be new in box. When I received it, it appeared to be a new phone However, when I contacted the carrier to unlock the phone, I was told that the phone under that MEID#, in fact, had had a previous owner who had an existing unpaid balance. Doesn't sound like a new phone to me.

  • Dec 26, 2016

The ebay user "esthers_collections" is selling counterfeit La Mer skin care items for over $100 each. They have sold over 400 products so far and are scamming innocent people out of 40 grand and counting. They re-seal an empty La Mer jar and put in cheap lotion as a substitute. They have relied on people not knowing what the authentic lotion looks or smells like. It is a massive scam. They are selling La Mer eye concentrate, moisturizer and a couple of other things. Do NOT buy from this seller. When you message them, their english is so bad and they admitted to being a scam by saying "like you can prove anything? merry christmas" I will not stop until this individual is in jail.

  • Dec 22, 2016

I ordered a pair of Pajar boots . ordered them on December2 2016 and it is now December 20 2016 and no boots. Shipper has come up with three different tracking numbers and claims they are at post office, but canada post says they are just in canada. I asked ebay to step in and the polict the have a "gaurantee " is bogus. cancelled my ebay account and will never use them again. Ninety nine dollars down the drain

  • Dec 21, 2016

I had a defective item that I bought on eBay, and the seller told me to send it back, but it was a item made in China. It costs more to send it back than what it was worth. eBay told me that the seller was unable to print a return label, and that they would have the seller reimburse me for the return shipping. The seller did not reimburse me, so I called eBay and they told me to work it out with the seller. It seems eBay can't remember what they tell you! Big liars!, so watch out for this.

  • Dec 10, 2016

I purchased a CD from eBay . The eBay store is called The Best Music CDs. I received the CD from DHL commerce which is the only address these pirates use. 10 Enterprise Ave Secaucus NJ 07094_2526. This CD is a bad copy and not only will it not pay it's illegitimate. A pure attack on the record label and the artist

  • Oct 8, 2016

Numerous online retailers are in bed with U.S.P.S. (United States Postal Service) who have proven to be incompetent. 10 years ago, everybody had the freedom to choose which delivery method and from which company to deliver it. All we had to do was pay for the shipping charge. Unfortunately that is no longer possible.

Some sellers (independent sellers that use ebay and amazon) kind enough to provide delivery by UPS or FedEx but this is very hard to find. If the item is expensive, large, or heavy, be prepared to have it "delivered" by U.S.P.S. There are problems with U.S.P.S. delivery.

All ebay cares about is what the tracking information says. Which is very inaccurate information.

They will always decide in favor of these back alley or back woods sellers and when calling appeals, they will say "We will issue a courtesy refund this one time but don't let it happen again."

It should not be necessary to message a seller asking if they will deliver it with UPS or FedEx. (and most back woods sellers will scoff and say no)

The recent issue is from "autosaversvarieties" who even admits that they are incompetent.

"I pledged that i will give it my utmost best, i will not always get it right but i will learn from my mistakes for i am fully committed to succeed in my goals and all that i ask is that you help me help you, thank you and may god bless us all"

Actually this seller's mistakes are not resolved. They are accepted, tolerated, and embraced by ebay.

I browsed their items that I needed and I was delighted to see that UPS was an option! Technically it is UPS Two Day Air. I selected UPS and obviously I expected delivery from UPS.

  • Sep 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

Four Valley residents have pleaded guilty to their roles in what investigators say is the biggest case of domestic fraud in the history of the online auction site Ebay.

Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Martin Desmond tells 21 News that the four men convicted are only small players in an alleged enterprise involving phony autographs on sports memorabilia that cheated 25,000 people out of more than $2-million.

Daniel Martini, 29, of Girard, who operates the Martini Burger Bar, pleaded guilty in Mahoning County Common Pleas court to money laundering.

James Serenko, 33, of Youngstown, Jason Lenzi, 31, of Columbiana, and Shawn Pelo, 26, of Warren, all pleaded guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Desmond says the four will be placed on probation and are cooperating with the investigation.

Those involved in the alleged scheme would obtain footballs, posters, sports cards and other sports memorabilia that had been forged with the names of professional athletes.

Investigators say that certificates of authenticity were also forged to accompany the memorabilia, which would be sold on ebay.

The money made from the sales was allegedly laundered through bank accounts belonging to other people.

Desmond says he expects three or four others to be convicted in the coming weeks, and followed by an indictment of the alleged mastermind behind the scheme, as well as his mother.

The assistant prosecutor says the others, who are all Valley residents, could face prison time.

  • Sep 9, 2016

My Wife and I wanted to make the perfect set up for our 8 month old Daughter. My Wife wanted all Pink and Owls were part of the theme. We spent some hard earned money on a $100 Monitor that happened to be an Owl, an Owl Mobile, Owl Decals for the Wall and last but least an Owl Bed Setting. The Seller Freedomisprecious never put down that the item was shipped. No Biggie but 8 days later our package arrived. My Wife sent an email questioning where the item was. The day it arrived the Seller sent an apologetic email. Me trying to be a Nice Guy replied and said we received the item "Thanks, we love it". I wrote this out of courtesy before we examined the items. I haven't been screwed on EBay in a while so I didn't think anything of it. My Wife washed the blanket, sheets and bumper for our Crib. When She took them out of the dryer we realized that the blanket was stained piss yellow and the bumper had specs of blood on it.

I emailed the Seller immediately. We remained courteous but She wouldn't offer a refund. We contacted EBay. Oh they would help us! Just send the item back they said and you will get your refund. So we sent the items back and waited 2 days. Today I went on EBay and they had reversed their decision. We washed the items so no refund. I called them and said "We sent the item back like you asked"! The items had blood and yellow stains. Do you think we washed them in blood? eBay wouldn't help us. So we are out the money and we sent the junk back to the Seller. We are out $58 and this was fine with eBay. I've purchased items on eBay for over 15 years and know how the game works. I never realized how incompetent their operation really is. You can get screwed and they won't help you. I will never forget this. eBay and the Seller Freedomisprecious should be ashamed of themselves. Empathy and honesty aren't words to describe either party.

  • Sep 5, 2016

I consider myself lucky as unlike the over 5000+ complaints of fraud done by ebay and paypal to consumers, the two problems involving credit card fraud done by them to myself over the past 12 years I was able to get a sheriff involved and problem dealt with without that normal (Its a civil matter) responce. For the 5000+ people who were ripped off, I will give my 2 cents worth and hope this helps recoup some of your funds.

First and foremost, Ebays system is allowing the sellors outside of the USA to scam and rip off the normal consumer inside the USA. They know this is happening, but as these mega sellors are their bread and butter, they choose not to do a thing about it. Im going to list a few scams, and a way to get your money back as long as it was done by credit card.

The biggest scam to date done through ebay is by out of country merchants. They use the delievery confirrmation tracking numbers as proof they delievered the goods. Most banks when they see this, will pay the merchant in their favor stating the item shows its delievered. If you know your bank manager like I know mine, they can most likely get this reversed. Here is how the proof of tracking scam goes. I unsuspecting consumer buys an item, or multiple items at a much cheaper price then they find in the US. What then happens is either only 1 item is shipped out of an order of 10, or nothing at all but some trinket just to show SOMETHING was delievered.

Last year I purchased 5 miniture tvs and the merchant shipped me a broken radio. At least that is what it looked like. When I contacted my bank, I got a letter that they are still paying the merchant in their favor as it shows the item was in fact delievered. This would normally mean I would most likely have to take ebay or paypal to small claims as its next to impossible to take the merchant to court, but what I did which worked saved me all that trouble. I forgot to mention the broken radio came in a padded envelop that was 5 inches long in length, and 2 inches in width, and less than one inch in depth. On this padded envelope was the postal tracking information. I brought this envelope and the broken radio to my bank manager and showed her the letter from her bank and the supposed delievery. Once she saw there was no way in hell that 5 mini tvs could be shipped in that small padded envelope that had the tracking information on it, she contacted loss prevention and updated them on what was happening. Next day I got a call to let me know I was fully refunded and a block put on my card to prevent paypal from taking the funds out again. To be honest, if Paypal and Ebay refuse to fix the issue and its a lot of money, you really should close the card and if they have your checking account info, the account as well otherwise some later date, they will go back in and take those funds. Even if its 8 years later like what happened to my wife. Another story for later.

Bait and switch auctions and hidden fees. This one has been going on forever, and Ebay has even made it easier for these outside merchants to rip us off more while lining their own pockets. When you do a search for lets say an mp3 player, many a times below the listing are more of the same type and listed even cheaper so you click on them. These auctions are the worst and you really need to be careful of them. Even when an auction closes and you get a message another auction of the same item has just opened, you got to be careful! Here is where you click the new lower priced item. DONT EVER LET EBAY TRICK YOU INTO ACTIVATING AUTOPAY, which is a feature where the moment you click buy it now, or if you win an auction, it automatically pays the seller. They are hoping you wont notice, but what happens is the item you clicked on isnt at $3.95 like the picture showed, its more like $30, but you wont see this unless you scroll through the different models. You could be clicking on a mp3 player that shows its $2.50 and hit buy it now to get hit with $30 that gets taken out immidiately because you had aotopay up and the item that really was $2.50 was the data cable for it. Here is a hidden fee example. I missed out on several tshirt auctions as I was outbid but told the seller had another auction of the same type. I clicked on the auction and set max bid for $4.00. The first price that shwoed was $1.00 which would raise up to $4.00 should someone else bid as well. What got me was this tshirt was showing really cheap for an auction that was little more then a day left on it and it made me wonder why no one else bid on it so I looked through the entire auction to find out why. They had a $40 S&H charge for a kids tshirt? I luckily had enough time to retract my bid, but had it been like the others where there was less then 24 hours in the auction left, I wouldnt have had the choice to retract. And worse, if I had autopay set, Id have most likely paid $44 for a t-sjirt that sells all over the US for $20.

Here is a HUGE dont as well. DONT rely on Ebays support. If you did fall victom for a scam, call your bank immidiately and start up a charge back. Reason for this, most states only allow for 60 days to dispute a purchase. Ebay knows this and will drag out their so called Resolution Center past the 60 days that actually may sound long, but goes by so fast that once the time does pass, you shoudlnt be suprised when you are told they are going to side with the merchant who sent you a broken raidio instead of 5 mini tvs.

Bootleg items. This happens more often then you know. Ebay and Paypal at first tried to send me packing when I bought a stargate dvd set and instead got a bunch of dvds written in market. This has happened to me twice. The first time after I thought I would be ripped off with Ebays help, I actually was able to track the shipment to the town and state it was shipped from, called the local sheriffs dept who in the end arrested a child. Ebay was fast to fix that issue. With bootlegs, Ebay now a day is more enforceful of preventing it, but for the other matters, you need to get your bank involved or your going to lose a lot of money.

When all else fails, and it sometimes does, meaning 60 days went by and your bank cant/wont help and ebay sided with the theif merchant. This is where you decide if its worth the time because this last option will most likely take a full day of your time at least once if not more. It all depends on your state. This is small claims court. If this is under $20, I just uphappily write it off. But if its over $100, I use my small claims court and in my state, due to the laws here, its a huge blessing here. Why? In california, all small claims cases must be handled by normal people, meaning NO ATTORNEYS! I have won most of my cases because of this against the largest of companies because they cant use their attorneys. I use my locak law library to look up what info I need and go to court. I only lost one case in my lifetime, and it wasnt becaue of the defendant being right, it was because sued the wrong person. Another story too.

So, to make it short: Dont use autopay, look at price by scrolling though all options, get bank involved and show them item if scammed and dont rely on Resolution ccenter.

One last thing, Im not sure if Ebay still auctions vehicles, but if they do, dont buy there EVER. Just read up the horror stories here. People have lost a lot of money paying for non existant vehicles, to ones that have leans on them the sellor failed to mention. The list goes on. Sorry for the spelling mistakes. Not my keyboard, not my PC, Im just lazy =)

  • Aug 3, 2016

Seller VINTAGENESGAMING on Ebay used a scammy seller tactic on my for a purchase. ey a*****e, I was flying across the country due to a death in the family, and they canceled my order since i didnt pay within two minutes! Somthey sold me an item, agreed to the sale, then when i landed and tried to make payment FROM THE AIRPORT, because this seller is impatient and will scam you, they decided to cancel my order because they said someone else bought it! That means they list multiple listings on ebay and have none of the it es or significantly less of the items. To top it all of, they left ME bad feedback, i am the buyer! I tried to pay, but he canceled my order!

Avoide this scammy Ebay seller, who goes by vintagenesgaming!

  • Aug 3, 2016

Seller VINTAGENESGAMING on Ebay used a scammy seller tactic on my for a purchase. ey a*****e, I was flying across the country due to a death in the family, and they canceled my order since i didnt pay within two minutes! Somthey sold me an item, agreed to the sale, then when i landed and tried to make payment FROM THE AIRPORT, because this seller is impatient and will scam you, they decided to cancel my order because they said someone else bought it! That means they list multiple listings on ebay and have none of the it es or significantly less of the items. To top it all of, they left ME bad feedback, i am the buyer! I tried to pay, but he canceled my order!

Avoide this scammy Ebay seller, who goes by vintagenesgaming!

  • Aug 1, 2016

I was billed for items that did not sell and went through the steps to cancel the sale and was still charged. They say it will take 30 days to refund I put a watch up for auction on eBay on 7/12/16 and unfortunately the the person who won the auction didn't move forward with buying the item and I made multiple attempts to reach the buyer with no avail. I canceled the sale on the 18th and emailed the buyer one last time as instructed by the eBay instructions. On 7/31/16 I was still charged a fee for the sale of the item of $751 that drained my bank account and left me with a negative balance. I called to complain and they stated I had a credit of $751 in my Ebay account. They said it would take up to 30 days to submit refund and it could not be expedited. I asked to talk to a supervisor and the associate said that they couldn't do anything either that I had to wait up to 30 days. The associate I talked to was named Beth and she gave me a confirmation # 1-815-747-297-64 Account ID: Atavius25

  • Jul 20, 2016

We recently put a pair of Frye boots for sale on ebay that we purchased at Belk. The auction sale price was $171.50.

The buyer known as bettysstealsndeals won the auction and we quickly sent the boots out via USPS.

A week latter the buyer filed a significantly not as describe claim with paypal claiming that the boots were fake. We submitted the original receipt from belk as evidence. Paypal ordered a refund following a return of the boots which would have been fine with me.

When the package arrived, we discovered the buyer had sent a completely different pair of boots with a $12 price tag still on them! We are in the process of disputing with paypal now and will continue to pursue avenues to get our money (or original boots) back.

  • Jul 7, 2016

Bought a Solar Pool Cover from these crooks on ebay. Bought wrong size and contacted them by email before it shipped to please get me the right size and I will pay the difference. They said no and shipped the wrong cover. I explained that I would return it and alert others to their horrible customer service tactics. Pool cover arrives and I ask ebay for a return. Fine, now I have to pay return shipping costs $27 if I use Ebay ,$60 if I ship usps myself. The cover was $72 with free shipping. So now I am out an additional $27 to return something that should have never shipped and it took 3 weeks to get my money less shipping back. I looked online and this is standard procedure for them, they hide under Ebay saying they can't change an order once its ordered. This is ridiculous, it cost them shipping and me shipping too. Then after all of this they asked me to cancel the order.Probably to avoid the negative feedback. I said no and left a negative review. You cannot say much because of space in your rebuttal. Then they answer to make it look like they are innocent and i'm the wrong one.

How can companies continue to rip us off like this and hide behind ebay. They even have a very good ebay rating and ebay just says send it back for a return less your postage and time. No apology, nothing from either party. I bought another cover cheaper from a reputable company. Don't patronize crooks like these, do your research first. There is bad press about them on the internet. Sorry I trusted Ebay and them, what a load of hooey. beware

  • Jun 30, 2016

eBay HAS A FRAUDULENT RETURN POLICY. I ordered an item with a 14 day eBay money back guarantee. The seller had agreed in writing to refund my money, and I sent it back unopened. When he did not issue the refund, and after contacting him, and recieving no response, I contacted eBay. The person that I spoke with was not helpful. She kept distorting the facts that I had given her. She told me that I had to open a case and wait 3 buisness days for the seller to respond.

When the seller did not respond, I called back, and was told that the seller refused the refund,they told me that they would not pursue the refund due to "buyers remorse", which they claimed is not covered in their guarentee. The person that I spoke with politly kept coming up with other reasons for not honoring the "money back guarantee". no where on the ad pages or on the listings does it say "money back except in the case of buyers remorse". I returned the item, furnished eBay with the tracking number, and proof of delivery, and they had the correspondence between myself and the seller. eBay IS DIGGING IT'S OWN GRAVE, WITH SUCH POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND FRADULENT CLAIMS.

  • Jun 17, 2016

eBay VIOLATING its own BUYER PROTECTION POLICY

I recently ordered a microphone off ebay Seller "southcoastmusic" - the item arrived damaged and was defective. "southcoastmusic"was alerted, but refused to acknowledge damage - or offer a refund. eBay was brought in to mediate and decided within only 1 minute that this was a case of Buyer's Remorse and that there was nothing wrong with item - so Buyer Protection wouldn't apply.

There was lengthy correspondence, which is impossible to read in just 1 minute - and noone can deny that an item is defective unless they have physically inspected it - but it turned out later that SELLER "southcoastmusic" HAD A FRIEND AT EBAY who decided for him regardless of facts and even escalated the case before the time frame was up. I had asked for escalation, too, but was told I had to wait - but for some mysterious reason, they made a special exception for "manual escalation" when the Seller "southcoastmusic" asked and decided within just 1 minute.

Clearly a case of nepotism and fraud - or maybe eBay Australia believes they can away with such tactics with foreign buyers.

Due Process looks different - and this is a clear case of defrauding a buyer.

  • Jun 11, 2016

Purchased item on ebay.

Claimed they never received it.

Opened dispute through Paypal.

Payment reversed.

If this buyer purchases from you, make sure you send it tracked or recorded delivery.

  • Jun 2, 2016

I am in a hurry, on my way home.. Basically, this is my last purchase of OEP online.. All OEP is fake online. This seller was the most expensive. Paid $201.00 2 wks ago. No results. With authentic OEP I had to stop taking it because I lost so much in a week without exercise. Everyone knows the real deal! They all sell, then disappear but eventually return to be found again. You can run but you cannot hide... from ME. You people were warned. I am going to have the contents tested and notify the FDA.

  • May 30, 2016

I bought a 44 inch tire to go down the river on eBay from clearcreektubes2011. Item shipped, the tracker showed it came back undeliverable to that address on the 21st then got "forwarded" ( reshipped) out to a listing of an area code of 44331 and NO other part of the so called reshipment was shown just a zip code. Two things, first, I have NO listing on eBay of EVER living at no 44331 area code. Another thing, how do u ship to ONLY a zip code and no other part of the supposed address is listed? I escalated to claims, they took the side of the seller and said it was shipped and received. Ummmm yep shipped to 44331 which I've never in my entire life lived at. Then I wrote a review about what happened and they pulled the review for sellers protection. Um wtf all I did was state what happened. What's wrong eBay? Sound bad on the seller that you sided with? So they stole my money and I have NOTHING to show for it. Maybe eBay is just a*s kissers who just wanna sellout to whomever makes them money and HIDE the truth and not let you post FACTS

  • May 30, 2016

Buyer purchased a mobility scooter from me on 3/15/2016. On 3/28/2015 the buyer requested to return the item stating that the scooter was unsafe to use as it turned over when being driven up a ramp. We had a technician reach out to the buyer and it was confirmed that the scooter was being used by someone above the weight capacity and the ramp was steeper than was safety tested. The buyer still claimed that the item was damaged. We asked for photos, and all he showed was a photo of a knob that was slightly chipped, which looked like something he damaged on his own.

We offered to replace the part that he was showing as damaged but he refused. He claimed that the scooter was unbalanced, but refused to show photo or video proof. On 4/23/2016 eBay escalated the case and forced me to send a return shipping label at my expense, although it was clear that this was a case of buyer's remorse and misuse of an item. I sent the label on 4/26/2016. eBay policy clearly states that a buyer has 10 days to send back an item from whenever they get the return label. On 5/7/2016, I got an email from eBay letting me know that as the return period expired, this case was now closed and "NO FURTHER ACTION WAS REQUIRED" from me.

The buyer went ahead and sent back the unit, on that same day 5/7/2016, after the case was closed, on the 11th day after he got the label. On 5/28/2016 eBay stole $2049 out of my Paypal account and refunded it to the buyer, even though he returned the unit past the 10 day timeframe. The email they sent me stated that they were waiting for me to refund the buyer, and as I hadn't done it, they forced the refund. That was after I got an email from eBay on 5/7/2016 stating that no further action was required on my part! I called in to eBay and spoke to Holton from the leadership team who was most rude and disrespectful!

He threatened to bang down on me a few times during the conversation, and refused to answer my questions. It is obvious that the 10 day timeframe was missed, as the automated system eBay has in place closed the case on 5/7/2016. The system does not allow cases to be closed until AFTER 10 full days, and closes cases that time out on the 11th day. The eBay reps I spoke to regarding this case could not give me a proper explanation as to why the case would be closed if the timeframe was not up. That is because there is no such thing! The timeframe had expired and therefore the buyer was no longer eligible to send the item back for a refund. Taking money out of my account to refund the buyer is stealing, practicing double standards and completely unethical!

  • May 10, 2016

I purchase a Garmin NUVI 200W GPS, I purchase this item think that if it did not work ebay would refund my money,So took a change and order this junk Item. when you type a O the letter next to it come when you try to erase it that a problem because the erase does not work at all, so when that happen you have to hit the back button to start all over and hope the right letter you type in is correct . IT HAS DEFAULT KEY PAD, PURE junk $49.99, i should have order it from A***** where they stand behind their word. I feel like reporting EBAY A** to the FTC Commission. This is a SHAME BIG COMPANY like EBay'

BUYERS BE WARE WHEN ORDERING FROM EBAY ,.THEY WILL NOT REFUND YOU FOR THEIR JUNK SOLD ON THEIR WEB SITE

  • May 5, 2016

Due to one disputed return due to the buyer lieing about my packaging, slandering my name, harassing her postal carrier, my seller performance was placed on below standard and my items went from 250 per month to 110! With only one email sent to me and this action happened immediately. I call to try to reason with them and was treated in a rude and disrespectful manner. This is a venue where you pay the highest fees, it is not a partnership and you get treated like dirt. Because of this it will take me 3 months to increase my level again. With no sellers/items there would be no eBay. This company needs to come back down to reality. They only care about the money and could care less about their sellers! It is time to find a new venue sellers. eBay is no longer the forum it once was and the Management is very unkind, rude, and unjust! We bought the items we are selling and a buyer can rip you off in a second lying about an item being broken, or just not pay you with no recourse from eBay! They need a wake up call and a reality check. In a partnership there has to be trust. I no longer have trust or respect for them.

  • Apr 20, 2016

Pedí el convertible de mi carro y llegó uno diferente y no a mi casa a la casa de mi besino bueno regresé el paquete y a ble a eBay para que es tu vieran al tantos y me dijeron que mandara un correo electrónico a es te sitio ddauto [email protected] y asta ahorita no me andado respuestas yo quiero el convertible para un cabrio Volkswagen año2000 de color negro ellos ya celocobraron el10/29al 10/30pare 195.11 dólares por favor quiero respuestas al 2760 w lincoln ave spc 12 anaheim.ca 92801_6333

  • Apr 18, 2016

I sold two motors last year and was ripped off They said motors were damaged in shipping so I file a complaint threw Fedex Claims. The investgated the claim and stated to me on the phone that there was no damage to the box or packing from the box. Claim was dined, said this kind of damage did not happen in shipping. They said it looked like someone took a big hammer too.

By this time buyer already filed a complaint threw Ebay. Ebay gave them there money back and charged my account for the fees, shipping fees and all the money.

The motor weeks later getting back motors to my house were totaly distroyed , Nothing but scrap. The cast metals were broken and the top was crushed. Look like someone too a 20 lb hammer to and shipped it back.

Ebay refused to cover this and charged me all the fees and took my money. 693.56 returned money plus shiipping 120.00 about 60.00 plus in shipping fees and final Value fees. I paid 120,00 for the motors too.

total out about 993.56

  • Apr 8, 2016

I am a seller with ebay, I sold a Keurig 2.0 K550 on march 5 I fully tested the touch screen ran several K'cups & water through the unit, I sent it out in a timely manor. I used a 20' x 20' x 18 box to ship it I shrink wrapped the unit tight to make sure unit would not move I packed it tight with pop corn. customer received unit after couple days it was on a saterday said not working will not brew water I took the weekend off on monday I see I have a return request open and ebay charged me return shipping so i let it slide do to they have 14 days to return item. When the mailman arrived i received back my box used to ship item and it was beat to hell I opended up box the unit was in pieces side of unit was bowed out the unit was full of popcorn shipping supplies the top of unit seperated it was in a condition that looked like someone slamed it on the ground I took picture and called ebay and said i had to prove it was damaged do to they were not there when they shipped it back to me i sent pictures and ebay said not good enough i have filed a bbb complaint as well and per policy ebay says they do not know if i doctored the photos but angain took the buyers photos and said it is a part of e commerce business how is it ok for a buyer to buy a product and yet all they do is yell defective product automatic return no questions asked and can damage a product do to not having the midset of just no concern when shipping a product back go search bbb ebay even with a A+ rating and sever thousand complaints they get away with ripping off people i am not the only seller ebay is doint this too i just spoke with ebay they hit me with a defective product and says no seller resolution and now i will loose my top rated seller ranking do to this and i had 100% feedback and now 98.

8 % do to this buyer who has no remore for there action and is not held to uphold any ebay policy and ebay does not hold the buyer responseable for anything after 10 to 15 phone calls to ebay and getting no responce to resolving this i am now posting here it cost money to purchase item to sell it cost money to get item back it cost money to ship item and it cost money to close return and yet ebay is doing nothing which in turn either i switch to amazon or shopify or topphatter and ebay loose money from me and others or they step up so when they screwwed me they screwed them case they make money off me also if you sell on EBAY watch the shipping calculator it is messing up costing sellers money too

  • Mar 31, 2016

Thecrystalroseshop is a fraud. I strongly advise against buying or selling anything to this individual on ebay or any similar sites. Donna Resnick is a thief and cannot be trusted. She will lie, steal, and cheat to make a dime. If you do business with Donna Resnick expect to find yourself having to battle paypal to get your money back or to get paid. There are plenty of reputable people selling of ebay you should avoid Thecrystalroseshop at all costs.

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