Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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eBay flexes its censorship muscles

Wow. I've been trying to post a reply to the eBay discussion forum about Larry Rosselli of LRCards.com, who ripped me off in the range of $455. I added my response to a thread on the eBay discussion forums (which, you'll notice, no longer exists), where someone had posted about him doing the same to them.

Within minutes, my response was deleted and I got a message from the eBay Moderation Team about how I was making the community less happy or something. So I removed the words "illegal activity" and "fraud" from my response and re-posted. Within seconds, I got a message that the eMB Team deleted it for a similar reason. Finally, I posted this:
I was also taken by Larry Rosselli of lrcards.com. He had an auction on eBay for a case of cards ($455.00), I paid through PayPal using my credit card (thank goodness), and he replied a couple of weeks later that the cards didn't ship.

I asked for clarification, got none until writing a few more times, when he sent a form reply email about his business going out of business.

This means he listed a case of cards for sale that he did not possess.

To eBay Moderation Team: STOP DELETING THIS FACTUAL POST! I'M SAYING NOTHING HERE THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.

Expecting another speedy deletion, I instead discovered that the entire thread has been deleted.

I'm not a big conspiracy buff, so I assume Larry Rosselli of LRCards.com is not on the eBM Team. This means that eBay is so desperate to ensure that no one knows actual fraud and theft occurs on their site that they would rather silence their customers from informing one another than actually fix the problem.

Please spread the word far and wide about how eBay is hiding the truth about fraud on their site. I wonder how much this happens if they so speedily hide the truth.

EDIT: I just posted a new thread; let's see how long it remains!

EDIT 2: I just posted another new thread; let's see how long it remains! It was deleted because I included ".com" in "lrcards.com," so I've fixed that....

EDIT 3: I just posted yet another new thread; let's see how long it remains! They gave no real reason this time for deletion, only repeating the website language. Tell me if you see a website in this message:
Larry Rosselli (eBay user account lrcards) has gone out of business.

My experience (transaction verifiable on eBay):

He had an auction on eBay for a case of cards ($455.00), I paid through PayPal using my credit card (thank goodness), and he replied a couple of weeks later that the cards didn't ship.

I asked for clarification, got none until writing a few more times, when he sent a form reply email about his business going out of business.

This means he listed a case of cards for sale that he did not possess.

How many others are out big cash?

Chris
Tags: decline of civilization, ebay
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