a week ago
False and missleading! i like to buy from aus because i feel safer that i will get what i purchased and could follow up easier should things go wrong. i have found multiple listings saying the product is here and the company based here in Aus, when clearly it is over seas! i just purchased in australia only to find out that its coming from CHINA! not good & not happy! if your in Timbucktu, say so!
a week ago - last edited a week ago
"if your in Timbucktu, say so!"
They do everything they can to present themselves as being anything but a Chinese seller because of the incredibly high volume of garbage merchandise that comes from that country.
It is simply a deliberate attempt to mislead buyers into believing that the goods that they are purchasing are made to a reasonable standard of quality and that their items will arrive in a reasonable time frame.
Unfortunately it is very much a case of 'buyer beware'... Of course thats an easy phrase to throw around - and only usually learnt from experience (-$)
Ebay do have the option to report items for a variety of things, but it has been my experience that while sometimes the specific item is removed NO action seems to be taken against the seller..
Something I am interested in buying for instance - cordless tools - ebay is flooded with aftermarket batteries and chargers..
Go ahead search: BL1830 -for -adapter -adaptor -usb
Then check the "Australia Only" box
2700+ listings... 99% are not coming from Australia... Just for a very specific aftermarket battery/charger (NONE of the chargers are approved for use in Australia either.. but that's another story..)
All reported items should be followed up on more thoroughly.. But they aren't.
a week ago
Chinese and other Asian sellers are notorious for ignoring rules.
I have learnt it is part of their culture to do everything to gain for themselves no matter the consequences, unless it costs them.
As a buyer on eBay a little effort is needed to check that a listing is genuine.
Always check on the feedback and you will also see where the account is registered.