OT: Ebay covers their tracks (Ebay fraudulent sellers)

Ebay just informed me that a seller I bought from lost his trading
privileges (no reason given, for purposes of privacy). They cancelled the
transaction as if it never happened. It's not in my ebay bought list and all
history of the seller has been expunged from ebay. This effectively prevents
me from doing any further research on the seller, finding out if he delivers
on product, etc.. Ebay acts if the sale never happened, even though when I
bought and paid for the item he was a registered seller!
Am I being too cynical here? I can understand ebay expunging the seller's
email address to prevent further off-ebay transactions, but what purpose
does it serve (for the consumer) to eradicate the entire history of the
seller? It definitely serves Ebay's purposes to prevent possible interested
parties from organizing and researching Ebay fraud, or investigating Ebay
repeat offenders.
Reply to
ATP*
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You don't happen to know anyone at the NSA by any chance, do you?
I bet they could undo the expunge...
Jim
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jim rozen
You might try the wayback machine at archive.org
Reply to
Jim Stewart
You thought Ebay would do something for the benefit of the consumer when they aren't compelled to?
ATP* wrote:
but what purpose
Reply to
Mike Berger
ATP
I have had my share of these messages and they all were SPAM. To do a quick check on the message, if you still have it, roll your mouse over any blue text and see what someone wants you to respond to. Then forward the mesage to " snipped-for-privacy@ebay.com".
I get several SPAM messages like this every week. On Sunday I got two from the same place an hour apart. Bob AZ
Reply to
Bob AZ
What makes you think ebay has any interest in serving the consumer? ebay serves ebay and their stockholders, just as any publicly-traded company.
It definitely serves Ebay's purposes to prevent possible interested
See above. Is this a followup to an earlier thread? I do not recall or recognize the email address.
Rex B
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Rex B
Undo it?? Heck, they are probably behind it!
Reply to
Rex B
And did you get the item you paid for? Ebay doesn't care about your inability to research or contact banned sellers. Why should they?
Reply to
Dave
No. Ebay doesn't care about your
Because I purchased an item on ebay, paid for it, and would like to track the transaction, regardless of why Ebay banned the seller?
Reply to
ATP*
Ok, I guess you might be able to see the final stream of complaints, but is that likely to be very helpful?
Reply to
Dave
I have no idea why his trading privileges are suspended. I would like to know if I have some chance of getting my product, what other buyers have experienced, etc.. Ebay decides they're going to "cancel" the transaction after I've already paid for the item, and just makes it disappear like it never happened? I don't think it's right.
Reply to
ATP*
Evidently they won't, but since consumer confidence is key to continued growth in their business, they ought to be trying a little harder.
Reply to
ATP*
Why do you need Ebay? If you made payment you obviously know how to contact the seller. Do so.
Reply to
Dave

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