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eBay Inc. ( EE-bay) (stylized in all lowercase) is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble. eBay is a multibillion-dollar business with operations in about 32 countries, as of 2019. The company manages the eBay website, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services worldwide. The website is free to use for buyers, but sellers are charged fees for listing items after a limited number of free listings, and again when those items are sold.In addition to eBay's original auction-style sales, the website has evolved and expanded to include: instant "Buy It Now" shopping; shopping by Universal Product Code, ISBN, or other kind of SKU number (via Half.com, which was shut down in 2017); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji, or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); and other services. eBay previously offered online money transfers as part of its services (via PayPal, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay from 2002 to 2015).

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    QLD Is this agreement legally binding ?

    (Context) So I recently made a purchase on eBay and i the item I received was not the same as it was advertised. So I contacted the seller and arranged a return to be approved. Soon after the return was approved I received email from eBay that said the seller could not provide the return...
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    QLD Does eBay's Authenticity guarantee program effect the exemption the website has from being regulated as an Auctioneer?

    'My question relates to the legal status of eBay being defined as ; “a marketplace that allows users to offer, sell, and buy goods and services in various geographic locations using a variety of pricing formats. eBay is not a party to contracts for sale between third-party sellers and...
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    VIC Is it legal to dropship items from Ebay onto Facebook Marketplace?

    Hi, I have registered a company and plan to sell discounted items through Facebook Marketplace and eventually a Shopify store. I know it is legal to dropship from a dropshipping supplier, but is it also legal to dropship an item found on Ebay? For example, let's say Ebay is selling a vacuum...
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    QLD eBay purchase unclaimed by seller

    In April 2019 I purchased a 3D printer through eBay from a business in Melbourne for approximately $800.00. The wrong printer was sent by the vendor, which due to its small size was unfit for the purpose I had purchased it for. Initially I asked the vendor exchange the item, but the vendor...
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    VIC Fraudulent Seller on Ebay - What to Do?

    I purchased on Ebay a Bechstein piano from a seller in Victoria. I am in NSW. A nice picture of lovely Bechstein model 6 which should be worth $5-8000. Nobody bid on auction after which I offered $250 which was half the starting price; they accepted, I had the piano shipped. On arrival, the...
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    VIC Caught Shoplifting - What Happens in Court?

    Hi! Please anyone here give me some opinions. I am very scared right now and I don’t know what is gonna happen to my life next. I got caught shoplifting yesterday. They called the police and the police brought me to police station to be interviewed and recorded. This is my first time facing...
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    VIC Is it safe to order this item from ebay?

    Hello, I've been wondering if a Bokken (Wodden katana) that I plan for cosplaying would not be confiscated by the police during transit if ordered through Ebay. The seller is based in NSW, will it be safe to order it because i am unsure of the VIC laws.
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    SA I bought 2 laptops on eBay and I return for refund but the seller seems to give a scam on me

    Hi! I recently purchased 2 laptops in late March and late April from a seller in eBay. Both laptops was not good so I return to the seller and they agree to refund me in 5th June. Until now I haven't got my refund yet. They said they transferred money to my bank account since 6th June. I start...
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    WA Restitution Order - Getting Jewellery Back from Police?

    My friend was involved in a jewellery fraud, and lost two expensive items. One item was sold to a pawn shop and from there sold and ended up on eBay where it was found recently. Anyway, the bloke who actually stole the items was found guilty and sent to prison late last year and at the time the...
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    SA ebay has a restricted trade practice on small traders world wide

    now that ebay and paypal are no longer one company they Ebay have changed the contracts so anyone can sell without Paypal , but that contract is in valid to every small trader world wide the conditions clearly show one has to obtain a merchant server to handle that transactions both sell and...