eBay Scams & Deception
A selected catalogue of scams, deception, dodgy descriptions, fakes, and other gold sovereign related bad stuff on eBay.
eBay Copyright Thieves & Crooks Named and Shamed
It's dishonest to copy photographs, and misleading to buyers.
thresholdz Selling a 1962 Gold Sovereign on eBay
eBay seller thresholdz of Athens, Glyfada, Greece, offered a 1962 Gold Sovereign for sale on eBay using our photo of a mint condition coin.
Copyright abuse is dishonest.
Seller ID||Item Number||Date||Description||Price
thresholdz||180511403199||23rd May 2010||ELIZABETH II 1962 DRAGON FULL SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN 22K||$99.99
High eBay Feedback is No Guarantee of Integrity or Honesty
When we wrote this page, this eBay member's feedback was 201; with 100% positive according to eBay.
We think this clearly shows that high eBay feedback is not a reliable indication of honesty or intelligence.
ELIZABETH II 1962 DRAGON FULL SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN 22K
Full Sovereign Gold 22 K
Weight 7.9881 Grams
Copyright theft is dishonest, and against eBay rules, although they do not police it unless pushed.
Anybody buying this coin is likely to be annoyed at disappointed at not receiving a mint condition coins as shown in our photograph.
The seller was originally asking a starting price of $9.99.
This is a dumb price. either start it at $0.99 or at a realistic price. It is pointless starting it at a stupid amount like this.
It is likely that he would have got more by selling to us even especially when eBay's 10% selling fees are taken into account. PayPal fees cost extra.
eBay Guilty of Negligence or Complicity
We will report this example of copyright abuse using our standard Statutory Declaration via the eBay VeRO programme.
We look forward to taking legal action against eBay for their negligence and / or complicity if they fail to take down the offending material promptly.
Selling Gold Sovereigns & Other Coins on eBay
We point out that sellers may often get more money, for less effort, by selling to a specialised dealer, such as us, rather than via eBay.
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.
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