[CR]Fraudulent eBay and Auction Practices


Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon

Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 13:27:41 +0000 (GMT)
From: gholl@optonline.net
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Fraudulent eBay and Auction Practices

As many CR members and collectors in other areas have long known, auction fraud, both on the part of buyers and sellers, on eBay and in all other auction venues, is very widespread. The eBay format only makes such fraud easier to perpetrate since both buyer and seller may be virtually invisible and eBay regards itself as a middleman with no real responsibilities. Knowledge of other collectors identities and reputation, such as provided on CR, provides a small modicum of protection to both parties in the world of vintage bicycles. PayPal and credit cards will give additional protection to eBay buyers. Both buyer and seller must beware. George

George Hollenberg MD
CT, USA