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While not specifically focused on buying and selling sports cards on eBay, the challenges still apply for any seller who has ever experienced a transaction with fraudulent buyers.
This article in The Guardian titled ‘Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system’ highlights some of those challenges.
Incidents that have been reported include buyers issuing returns of damaged goods or different items all together while they receive their refund.
Some say the system favors the buyers while sellers have to deal with the repercussions of fraudsters, potentially impacting their business severely.
Of course, legitimate buyers on eBay need to be protected from dishonest sellers, but it’s becoming evident there needs to be more of a balance to protect both honest sellers and buyers equally.
Anyone have their own horror stories to share and what you think should be done?