As we can see here
eBay opposes attempts to extend state auction licensing requirements to either eBay sellers or eBay itself.
And, from my point of view, it is exactly what WE, the customers, need to stop eBay scams.
So the plan is described on eBay page
Use Talking Points to Craft the Right Message
Tell your personal story - be sure to include where you live, where you operate your small business (if different than your home), what you sell, any employees you have, and how your business has grown.
Research your issue and eBay's stance on it at www.ebay.com/governmentrelations.
If possible, reference bill numbers.
Be concise and convey the purpose of your letter in the first paragraph.
Ask your elected official to oppose any new legislation that would threaten your small scam success
Anyone wants to write a sample letter, so we can send it to Congress, and to state/county officials? I would base on the following points:
- the amount of scams and scammers on ebay is really huge, and increases because more fraudsters understand what a scammer heaven eBay currently is.
- eBay does little to nothing to stop scammers. Typical reaction time to a scam listing is about two weeks, and most people do not get any reaction at all.
- eBay should be held responsible for actions of scammers who were reported but not reacted to. At least it should be responsible to pay return shipping, and fined - fines should benefit appropriate local municipality (they would love this one). As soon as this system is in place, we do not need the seller certification itself - eBay will take care of them (or will pay a lot for not doing so).
Obviously we should not expect immediate reaction. However if state legislators receive a hundred letters like this, those who lobby this regulation would have something in hand - and to show eBay CEO talking about "hurting small business".
It is about time to give a good kick to eBay for their laziness and support for various scammers.
P.S. Sell your ebay shares (if you have any) before sending this