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eBay Report Item Experiment

Postby jimmyj on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:21 pm

Hey guys -

I'm actively pursuing eBay to be more responsible with regards to the bootleggers who have been allowed to flourish on the system.

Need your assistance with a little experiment to determine how effective the report item button on each listing really is.

We all know TinaLove1991 and how this operation has been successfully peddling their own unlicensed screen prints - passing them off as vintage - for, what, 4 years now?

Thanks to Hermosa we were able to connect the dots between the Mahagamage "vintage" label and Tony Mahagamage who is reported to be the supplier behind TinaLove1991 inventory, if not the actual account holder.

http://www.defunkd.com/2011/04/28/mahagamage-brand/

Please report this item which is undoubtedly fake - given the cut of the t-shirt, the too dark purple color and Tina's never ending supply of it. Most of what they have for sale is fake but lets focus on one at a time.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/VINTAGE-T-SHIRT-PRIN ... 20bac89174

Use the report item button on the listing and please report for:

Reason for Report: Counterfeit
Detailed Reason: Bootleg and counterfeit media
Additional: Unauthorized photocopies (seems to be the most fitting)

Add in a mention of this sellers fraudulent activities on eBay in the Brief Description field.

Then please submit it.

Please post in here and let us know you submitted a report so we can gauge exactly how many people have participated in this. Then we might be able to figure out what it takes to trigger an automatic listing suspension (if there is one) or how many reports eBay needs before a representative decides to take action.

Thanks,
Jimmy J
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Re: eBay Repot Item Experiment

Postby TheMilkMan on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Done!
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Re: eBay Repot Item Experiment

Postby StivTaters on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:39 pm

and done.
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Re: eBay Repot Item Experiment

Postby jimmyj on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:42 pm

Ha, ooops - almost forgot to do it. Done.
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Re: eBay Repot Item Experiment

Postby VPimps on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:53 pm

Hey everyone. I reported this tina love character. Hopefully we can get them off eBay!
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Re: eBay Repot Item Experiment

Postby CRAZYBUBBA on Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:30 pm

Done.
Have vintage Elvis tees? Let me know!
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Re: eBay Repot Item Experiment

Postby jimmyj on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:49 pm

Good start, thanks gents. For the record there are now 5 reports and the listing stats are:

Time left: 4d 04h (Jul 11, 201103:25:34 EDT)
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Re: eBay Repot Item Experiment

Postby maxvintage on Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:07 pm

done!
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Re: eBay Report Item Experiment

Postby Johnny65 on Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:08 am

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Re: eBay Report Item Experiment

Postby jimmyj on Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:03 pm

Update: 7 people have responded that they have participated by submitting a report to eBay.

Has anyone else? Thread has been viewed 69 times.

As of today the item is still live with under a half a day left to close out.

Time left: 10h 26m 6s (Jul 11, 201103:25:34 EDT)
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