PayPal Dispute Policy drives away Merchants with 180 day refunds

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PayPal Dispute Policy drives away merchants with their new refund window. Buyers have 180 days now to file any kind of dispute on a seller for a refund. This means that more fraud will be generated by users looking to steal merchandise to resell on eBay. It’s a shame eCommerce has turned into this. Allowing the buyers to get away with just about everything and putting seller’s out of business overnight. In my opinion there should be no refunds in eCommerce but we both know that will never happen. A more fair approach would be to allow all buyers a 7 day window for returning the product. This is more then enough time for a buyer to make a decision weather or not they want the product. If giving buyers a one hour window to change their mind after completing an eBay buy it now transaction wasn’t bad enough, now PayPal wants to force sellers to rent their products out to buyers for six months.

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PayPal 180 Day Refund Policy Will Kill Online Ecommerce

Sellers should make sure they hold PayPal’s feet to the fire when it comes to charge backs but PayPal won’t listen to the seller and always refund the buyer their money. In many cases the buyer’s will keep the item and get the refund causing sellers to lose valuable merchandise, time and money. PayPal doesn’t employ enough people to fight the daily charge back numbers that are in the tens of thousands so refunding the buyer is the easiest and quickest answer to the problematic transaction.

Should the FTC be aware of this new PayPal dispute policy? maybe they even know about and just don’t care. After all eBay and PayPal are one of the largest contributors to many politicians we vote for. eBay and PayPal are not interested in an ethical business practice, they are simply interested in the bottom line profit you as a merchant give them. So get off your ass people, build your own website and become your own merchant and don’t rely on third party dead end promises and candy coated product features. Getting your own merchant account through a bank allows you to be in full control of your profits, merchandise and most important your reputation as a business.

eBay Motors forces Seller to take PayPal to List Dream Car Corvette Z06

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A buyer’s dream car Corvette Z06 listing gets shut down by eBay Motors the minute it got listed. eBay Customer service is caught telling the seller that he needs to accept PayPal in order to list and sell his Dream car Corvette on eBay Motors, and that the MC999 shut down is normal, and its just the way they conduct business. It’s time eBay retires the MC999 in order to save eBay Inc. Shutting people down after a listing disenfranchises sellers from wanting to do business on eBay. The seller is not willing to accept a risky PayPal transaction in this case, and the audio proves that eBay is still monopolizing payments. The seller was forced to enter his credit card information when he placed the listing.

The customer service rep tells the seller that accepting PayPal protects the credit card information of the seller. (What???). Clearly the CS rep doesn’t know what she’s talking about or is trying to blow smoke up the sellers behind. eBay’s method on new listings is a poor one and drives sellers away from spending money on eBay. The eBay Inc shareholders should be surprised at the way eBay Inc conducts it’s business in 2014. Buyers would have flocked to this auction to buy this vehicle but because of eBay policies, both buyers and sellers won’t be spending any money for this listing, because as you can see it has been pulled.

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Dorothy Thorpe China Listings Pulled with Listing Restrictions

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Dorothy Thorpe China Listings are getting pulled by eBay Inc with Listing Restrictions placed on sellers. Why is eBay going after Vintage items? Apparently keywords in the Vintage categories trigger policy violations on unsuspecting small sellers. This is nothing new, this has been going on at eBay for years. The VeRO (Verified Rights Owner) program at eBay also makes it possible for sellers to file false take down claims in order to move sellers out of the way. In this situation the seller wrote a complaint on eBay forums and stated that the company isn’t even on the VeRO list. eBay makes it hard for sellers to sell an average everyday item because of their automated listing bots that automatically go out and search for keywords in a listing to violate that listing and remove it. One seller listed Dorothy Thorpe China on eBay, the vintage items clearly marked and photos showed the manufacturer’s labels. The item listed was from the mid-century era and claims the manufacturer is no longer in business. Why is eBay going after vintage items? It may be because Vintage items bring eBay Inc high final value fees from selective high volume top rated sellers. Competition is fierce in this category and only the anointed are allowed to push their goods.

When it comes to selling on eBay marketplaces, online sellers walk a thin tightrope not knowing what will happen to their account from one day to the next. This is what happens when a corporation allows “bots” and algorithms to do the job that real human beings should be doing, and we all know far too well the disastrous results.

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The only way to fight fire with fire when it comes to VeRO take down complaints is to do what your top rated sellers do to you by filing a VeRO take down claim on your competition. Here is a video showing how by eBayisajoke:

File Fake Vero Claims On Your Competitors Like They Do You