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eBay Victims Conclusions On Fake Flash USB Pendrives Drives Sold On eBay

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 9, 2009

Victims of fake mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards purchased on eBay learn a very hard and disturbing lesson. Not only do they lose money, they lose data. eBay members also learn the chilling truth about “buyer experience improvements” on eBay and on “Buyer Protection” offered by PayPal. Many leave eBay. Many never see a refund as PayPal wears them down with a game of email round robins, the stop watch ticking against the eBayer with time limits for claims.

One ebay member has something he would like to share with you. We are interested in your opinions.

Recently on the watch list and actively campaigned against was ebay fake flash seller disubs: disubs Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

FlashAtom , a victim of disubs, has a few things he would like to share with everyone. Here is what he reported to SOSFakeFlash:

SELLER ID – disubs. His feedback has only just dropped to 97.5%. And it’s tumbling. It looks like a lot of his customers have NO idea. My item numbers are: (removed by SOSFakeFlash – Nom De Plume Article)

I applied for a refund (PP dispute) about 15 hours ago. I was fully refunded about 2 hours ago. (is that a record?). I think it’s obvious what these sellers do – – Sell thousands and hope that only a few buyers actually figure out that
they have been sold a dud. So the sellers income FAR outweighs the refunds. And the negatives received seems to confirm my hypothesis.

It’s a game of percentages. By the time the buyer figures it out, the time period, for a claim, has expired, and the seller has a fatter bank balance 😦 . This is virtual concrete evidence, BUT …. eBay are ignoring it (and THEIR profits grow). If I had the spare cash, I’d buy one from every seller and test the darned things myself. Grrrrrrrrr.


FlashAtom is a lucky one, he got a quick refund. Things are heating up at Paypal these days. Members are not taking it lying down anymore. It is one of the reasons we have published a lot of help articles, even re-released and pushed some of them to the top of our lists to meet the demand for assistence.

We are happy to report that disubs no longer sells on eBay. He has deregistered. FlashAtom is right, disubs unleashed over 3,000 fake flash usb pendrives on members. Just how many will ever get a refund? And how many lost data?

What do you think about FlashAtom’s conclusions on fake flash sellers and on eBay?


5 Responses to “eBay Victims Conclusions On Fake Flash USB Pendrives Drives Sold On eBay”

  1. Helen said

    I think it’s high time ebay started to act promptly on the warnings they get about fakes – I’ve warned them about some very obvious fakes (Kingston and Sony models that are not made in the capacities claimed) all Ebay had to do was take a peek at Kingston and Sony’s websites to verify that I was right about them being fake. Did they undertake the arduous task of spending a few minutes looking at a couple of web pages? Seems not as the listings were left there to collect more victims. Thanks for the buyer protection, Ebay!

  2. Tim said

    i never got a refund from paypal. closed my case. crooks!!!!!! scammers.

  3. fonter said

    I got an “8gb” drive that was actually a 2gig. filed a dispute and received a refund with in a couple of days.
    so i bought another “8gb” from a different seller and it turned out to be a 4gb. this time instead of filing a dispute, i contacted the seller and demanded a refund. received a full refund the next day. so from my experience, the sellers are eager to shut their victims up ASAP before they cause problems for them. neither one of them even asked for it back.

    was able to repair them both. so now i got a 2gb and 4gb for free. thinking of trying my luck again. looking forward to another free 4gb drive. 🙂

    btw, Always use creditcard through PP. it will provide you with an additional protection when PP closes the dispute with out a refund.

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