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If Ebay is Padding Numbers, Why Can't They Legally Be Sued??
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dollyway



Joined: 29 Feb 2008
Posts: 133

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: If Ebay is Padding Numbers, Why Can't They Legally Be Sued??  

I do not understand the legal end of things but if Ebay is padding or lying about it's auction count isn't that lying to their stockholders about their site? :twisted:
Couldn't someone who had the knowledge to take them on,
take them to court for lying to their stockholders? Or is there no way to prove it. I have looked at auctions I would sell on and see the count on them is way down. Also I thought the media was going to be notified about the May 1st boycott and have heard nothing about it? What happened to the one that came on here and posted abouta site that was
going to distribute our grievences as sellers to ebay, has any of this ever happened? Any help on this from our experts out there would be helpful.
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GAELICTITCA



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
Posts: 1375

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: If Ebay is Padding Numbers, Why Can't They Legally Be Su  

dollyway wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")IAlso I thought the media was going to be notified about the May 1st boycott and have heard nothing about it?

The mainstream media gave some coverage to the last
boycott right after the announced changes at eBay. It was
news then, something to fill up airtime or print space. Lots
of noise and fury -- with no real impact.

While attention spans (especially in the case of the American
public) these days have the half-life of mayonnaise in the
noonday sun, the reality is an eBay boycott yet again would
seem like old news.

Some of the tech / business websites have given the May 1st
boycott a bit of coverage, but these are niche sites and not
the mainstream media.
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mongoose



Joined: 06 Feb 2008
Posts: 1955

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject:  

"...if Ebay is padding or lying about it's auction count...take them on, take them to court for lying to their stockholders..."

While a valid question based on the current eBay backlash brought on by their policy and procedure changes, it's based primarily on emotional and/or interpretative grounds.

Being highly suspicious, having some evidence which points toward wrongdoing in not conclusive. The boycott supporters and their allies interpret activity one way, eBay interprets it another way.

Interpretation, by either side of the issue is not conclusive, demonstrable proof of the legality or morality of the underlying issue in contention. Courts and bureaucracies require sufficient evidence pointing toward such demonstrable evidence of wrongdoing before they are gong to proceed with an investigation potentially costing multi millions of $ to see whether or not illegal activity is in fact occurring.

A legal challenge in civil court would probably drag on for many years. Who has the resources to willingly commit to such a struggle against a corporation with almost limitless deep pockets in comparison?
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