Tag: Trust And Safety

iPhone sales restrictions

Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone finally launches on 29th June, and as normal with high profile gadget launches, eBay have placed restrictions on sales. Pre-sale listings are banned altogether, while post-launch listings will have to have a unique photo of the actual item being sold, including the seller’s ID, and Paypal must be the only payment method […]

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eBay top in the world for privacy – Google worst

In a report due out today eBay joins the BBC and Wikipedia as some of the best companies in watchdog group Privacy International‘s latest report. They are rated as “generally privacy-aware” along with Last.fm and LiveJournal, although this isn’t the top grade available which no company attained. Google were alone in being awarded the worst […]

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Hackers compromise PayPal and eBay EV SLL protection

EV SLL built into the new Internet Explorer 7 was supposed to inform you when a phishing site was masquerading as a legitimate site such as eBay or PayPal. The title bar in your browser will turn green for known safe sites, red for known phishing sites, and yellow for suspected phishing sites. PayPal have […]

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Don't tell me my buyer is NARU

I’ve been waiting for payment for a buyer for just over a week and today opened an unpaid item dispute. To my surprise I was instantly credited as the buyer is NARU (Not a registered user). You may think why am I surprised? Well it’s all to do with eBay notes. In the customise options […]

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eBay content licence does not take away your rights

The new eBay user agreement content licence has caused concern to some eBay users. It reads: Content licence When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, trade marks, database rights and all other intellectual property rights you have in the […]

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Flickr flames Only-Dreemin

Icelandic photographer Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir has claimed that photographs were stolen from her Flickr account, and subsequently sold on eBay by seller Only-Dreemin. She also discovered that Only-Dreemin’s website was selling her pictures. When she contacted the seller, the photographs were removed from the website, but the compensation Rebekka demanded was not paid. She told the […]

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Paypal extend buyer protection

eBay have announced that as of next month, extended Paypal buyer protection will replace the old Standard Purchase Protection. Buyers who pay with Paypal will automatically receive £150 (or €200) worth of coverage against non-receipt or misdescribed items. Those buying from eligible sellers will be covered up to £500 or €1000. This was rolled out […]

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Firefox companion for eBay now available

It’s here – the FireFox companion for eBay is now available to download for users in the UK. As predicted by Tamebay in February it provides similar functionality to the eBay toolbar for Internet Explorer. Currently the Firefox Companion for eBay is being tested and is in Beta, so we’d recommend if you want to […]

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Costly trading assistant request

Today I received a Trading Assistant request to contact another eBayer and potentially sell on their behalf. The email included a telephone number to contact the prospective client on, but with an 07024 number. This number falls within a range set aside as “Personal Numbering Services” attracting a charge of 47.5p per minute. Needless to […]

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eBay-clone refunds Paypal victim

How to get some easy publicity for your eBay-wannabee auction website: refund a seller who didn’t read Paypal’s T&Cs before signing up. Hampshire man Alan Spicer sold a £249 mobile phone on eBay last year. He then lost the recorded delivery slip. When the buyer’s credit card turned out to be stolen, Paypal demanded that […]

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