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Trading standards sent me to this link
Ebay are making a fortune from the sale of these goods and seem to turn a blind eye to the fact that counterfeit goods are being sold on a daily basis by the truck load. it is obvious they are fake as the buyers are allowed to leave feedback after purchase and many state that the goods are counterfeit yet ebay still allow the sellers to put them up for auction. These sellers are selling hundreds and thousands at a time of which ebay take 10% plus listing fees. You don't need to be a genius to work out that they are making a pretty penny from these conmen. Does this make ebay guilty of conspiring to profit from the sale of these items. Now I don't have the funds to take ebay to court but its long overdue that someone does
They also have a policy that if you want a refund after buying fake goods you must return it to the seller (at your expense) for a refund. This is a joke.
does that mean I have wasted £11, this service is worse than ebays
thanks for your time, please send my refund to Thomas Laird, 19 Ormiston Drive, East Calder, West Lothian, eh530rn.
Sorry for the delay I was buying presents.
I indeed agree that they benefit from people selling fake goods.
However Trading Standards somewhat misled you - their online system is not operated by Trading Standards but in fact Citizens Advice Bureau.
The ONLY people that can prosecute this is Trading Standards.#
Therefore what I would suggest is that you write (not call) your local Council and make a complaint.
The more people that do this the more likely they are to investigate and prosecute.
But it would be for them to take action and not the Police - they have more powers for false selling etc.
I realise this may not be the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
I myself have been a victim but having paid through Paypal been able to obtain an instant refund.
May I wish you a Happy Christmas - may I clarify anything for you about this today please?