From: felangey on
Was just wondering if anyone could advise on where I stand with Ebay goods
purchased, that turn out to be fake?

From the guys feedback, I see he has had positive feedback from people
returning goods to him before...so I assume he will be happy to refund to
keep his pirate ship on kilter. However, I am not sure I should be paying
return postage cost for items that are clearly knock-offs.

We are talking about a couple of sets of cheapo supposedly (but not)
Creative headphones here, so no biggy. Just wondered where Ebay stand on
faked goods.

Thanks.


From: IanT on

"felangey" <bob(a)home.com> wrote in message
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> Was just wondering if anyone could advise on where I stand with Ebay goods
> purchased, that turn out to be fake?
>
> From the guys feedback, I see he has had positive feedback from people
> returning goods to him before...so I assume he will be happy to refund to
> keep his pirate ship on kilter. However, I am not sure I should be paying
> return postage cost for items that are clearly knock-offs.
>
> We are talking about a couple of sets of cheapo supposedly (but not)
> Creative headphones here, so no biggy. Just wondered where Ebay stand on
> faked goods.
>
> Thanks.
>

Contact Trading Standards or Consumer Direct and report the person. They
will investigate and prosecute if appropriate. You could always report the
the person to the actual company that they have stolen the Trademark from.
The company will pursue them and ebay should really close the account or
they can be charged with facilitating a criminal offence and face similar
charges due to joint enterprise.
Common sense should really tell you what to do, but you can be excused
if you are genuinely thick.


From: Fran on

"Big George" <kbu_clan(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> You can't return fakes through the postal system so should not
> have to return them.
> If Paypal claim you must return before refund inform them that
> to do so would mean you break the law.

Utter nonsense.


From: Dodgy Geezer on
Big George wrote:

>
> You can't return fakes through the postal system so should not
> have to return them.
> If Paypal claim you must return before refund inform them that
> to do so would mean you break the law.
>
> I had this problem with some fake memory cards from China, Once I had
> pointed out to EBay UK Postal rules and most likely every postal regs in
> the EU they then sorted out my refund.
>
>
> George
>

Only fake stamps and currency :

http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=400044&mediaId=36200679
From: Joe Lee on
Big George wrote:


> Contact Paypal and inform that you have been sold fakes.
>
> You can't return fakes through the postal system so should not
> have to return them.
> If Paypal claim you must return before refund inform them that
> to do so would mean you break the law.


Would you care to state which particular piece of legislation you are
referring to ?


> I had this problem with some fake memory cards from China, Once I had
> pointed out to EBay UK Postal rules and most likely every postal regs
> in the EU they then sorted out my refund.


I don't for one second imagine they refunded you on the basis you can't put
such items in the RM system as that would mean they are equally as clueless
as you.

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Joe Lee