i don't think they necessarily know it's authentic, ebay doesn't have a clue about authenticity. what they need to do is hire a bag expert and have them just pull auctions all day long. i'd do it for a decent salary, lol. i mean, seriously, i could do the entire chloe category in half an hour. there are maybe three or four paddys up that i'm not sure about, and i think those should be left, but it's really not that hard. but they don't want the fake bags off - they make a fortune on the sale of them, and until a court throws the book at ebay for profiting on the sale of illegal goods, they won't do anything more about it. they argue that they are taking reasonable steps to combat conterfeit goods, and someone that doesn't know bags might agree (like a judge, for instance), but they could easily do much more if they'd just go on the offensive and hire a couple of experts.KK said:
You can report it to ebay (stolen pics). If you'd watermarked your pics, ebay will pull the auction really quickly. But if not, then I'm afraid ebay will not do anything.I believe you. I have had my seller account for years and haven't ever sold anything fake or even listed a fake item period. So I go to sell some of my bags that I haven't carried for some time and Ebay says only 3 at a time because of all the fakes they have out there. Okay I can handle that, thinking they are trying to curb the fakes.
Not so though because I have seen so many crude fakes out there that are so blatent and my bags are so real, reciept, everything real, tons of pictures, the real deal! I saw a buyer buy a fake that I turned into Ebay. They did nothing about it and 4 days later it sold to this poor buyer for over $900. It wasn't worth 20. It was so blatantly fake and they just have these fake bidders that bid up the price and make the uniformed buyer think it must be real since there are so many bids. But these bidders have only 1 - 10 feedbacks. It is really getting so bad. I see that everyone is afraid to buy on Ebay because of all the fakes but where are the experts that can tell a fake from a real and why are they not working for EBAY! I can spot them because I buy the real deal bags and use them and know the difference. I am a bagaholic~!
Okay, now for the next gripe. I just got a message from a very nice concerned person on Ebay that told me that someone was using my pictures from a bag I was selling. I looked it up and yes indeedy. One of my pictures, even the one that was my lead pic, that I took with my own camera on my own authentic LV bag was on someone elses listing. I am so upset I can't even type right or spell right, right now. The people who do that should be fined!! People on Ebay, buyers and sellers need to do their homework. I feel for the buyers that don't but I always send my prospective buyers to this forum to do some homework to know and find out the real from the fake.
Thanks to this forum for helping out with the EBAY swath of Fakes.:boxing: