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eBay fraud

On the face, eBay system was well designed and tightly operated —– That’s what I thought till I stumbled on this trouble. And while dealing with this trouble and went into deeper, I realised that the eBay was also very well designed as the system of the fraud.

When I wanted to buy a Pentax lens which happen to be sold by a Japanese seller, there was a mistake of misspelling of my name. (which was a mistype of “l” instead of “I”most likely made by a staff of Royal Mail = because Japanese (seller) knows Japanese name, such unpronouncable spelling couldn’t be made by them. – – – Anyway, because of the name was wrong, I couldn’t pay the import duty, therefore the item couldn’t be delivered to me, and sent back to Japan. As all those tracking data were clearly recorded, eBay ruled out, that I should be granted the full refund of the money I’ve paid, on the 17th Jan’2020 while saying it may takes 48 hours to appear on my bank account. (In the other refund case of which the amount of the money was less than a pound, refunded to my bank account was made only following day)

But, as no refund was made into my account even after a month, I started to feel suspicious. = I try to see how this kind of trouble was dealt with ? Then I discovered that the most of trouble which was likely occur in the net shopping was categolised and formatted to such as “item was broken” “Who pays return Post” etc etc though, there is no place to click “No refund was paid”. And no channel to make any complaint. There is NO customer service who will take care of the trouble. Neither the phone works. And even no address to send a complaint / inquiry letter. (in their website)

In the formatted question, clicking “Contact Paypal” goes to a blank page (photo right)

(There is so-called eBay community site where people can make a question etc and other member (?) answer / advice. Though, when I made a question on my case, it was disappeared alltogether while saying “System error” ! ) = (They got AI to watch and supress the inconvenient question)

Going through the net, I found the eBay.co.UK’s legal address in the Luxembourg. And, thier might be address = eBay UK, Hotham House, 1 Heron Sq’ South Richmond, Richmond-on-Thames, TW9 1EJ And a telephon number 0906-665-8030 (though, this phone is dead)

So, the eBay would say that there is no such things like “Refund money was not paid” could ever happened, therefore there is no need to foresee any remedy. But it might be a part of their system to make money. = in other words, the system of the fraud. That’s why, all the channel or the possibilities to make a complaint was tightly shut and heavily guarded.

(If anybody has the trouble with eBay, please give a comment here (which may not be published and answered by me privately)


Fake Lens ? ? ?

Spot fake-1-A09A5906

While looking for the items in the ebay, I found a small article “How to spot 

the fake Nikon lens” by gmek111  in which, they says 7 points to check — but 

in fact, it was try to sell their App. —– Think about the “Fake camera lens”

—– on the market, there are thousands of the cheap camera lens though,

I never heard of such as Fake Nikon or Canon lens kind.


In the world, one particular county is notorious for their fake products —– in fact

80% of counterfeits in the world found to be coming from there.  And in there,

such as cooking oil made out of fat from the sewage has been sold and so on, the list

of the scandals were endless.  And their cheap products such as the netphone of

Shaomi sold very well and eating away Samsong’s share. —– Yet still, its  screen

was made by Japan Display, camera sensor was made by Sony etc etc = more than

60% of the component inside were imported from Japan = they can copy the product

using the same components imported from Japan = but they don’t have the

technology to produce those components by themselves.



You might have seen a cheaper Memory Card from that country —– half price for

128 GB kind = do you know, only 5 companies in the world having such nano

technology and non in china.  —– So, where those cheap memory came from ?

When those electronic component were produced, there always defective reject

found on the test, which goes to the bin — somebody pick-up those from the dump

and sorting them for such as the one, 90% of memory is still usable —> make a package

and the label then export. The device jump the address of dead memory = still usable.

It may have only 127GB, and due to register dead address and jump = a bit slow for

industrial use though, the amateur on the street wouldn’t notice on their camera.  😀  

—– the reason of defect might be caused by the mis-process and the memory would 

deteriorate further by its heat,  then the photo would be disappeared next by next !

= on the market, you will get what you paid.  There is no such things of good bargain. 


When Contax camera was produced in Japan, their “Carl Zeiss Lens” was said to 

be made by Tomioka-kogaku — though, after the production of Contax camera was 

ended, the rumor said that the Zeiss lens for other DSLR were made by Samyan.

(under license of Zeiss, using their design and microchip — in fact I have one, but

that one says “Made in Japan” and the other rumor says, it was made by Cosina.)

(But I couldn’t find where “Zeiss lens” for Sony camera was produced now.

—- of course, optical part of Sony was former Minolta, they got own production line.

And Minolta was the inventor of the Auto-focus system, = they got top technology.)


To make a fake Rolex watch is easy = it’s a matter of making a copy of its outer case and

put a cheap moving-unit inside. = it shows the time, therefore not much trouble to sell.

Similar situation was such as a fake computer HDD — inside may have just a SD card.   

Though, to make “Convincing, working copy” of the Nikon, Canon lens is very difficult.

Those lenses are as sophisticated as the camera body itself.  In fact, having a Zooming,

auto-focusing drive mechanism, let alone the tricky optical design =

It wouldn’t pay for making counterfeit.    And to defraud the buyer, it doesn’t need to

make a counterfeit —– just show a real photo, then grab the money and disappear.

If the company has such technology and capable production line, the company would

do much more profitable business, instead of taking a risk to commit a police matter.


So, the article in the ebay, “How to spot the fake” is just a scaremongering

only to sell their App.    This article or advertisement itself is the fraud !

I buy small adapter, filter-ring kind, from ebay, but about £2~£7 of cheap products.  

Because, I prepared to lose money = I never trust them.   In fact, I never be successful

with the internet shopping when it was more than £50 price. — Ebay is having useless

“Claim system” — we need to report the transaction-code kind — Type-in — they says

“Code is wrong” — Type again “Code is wrong” repeating for ever.    😦     😀 😀

On the End, sake of security, pay a bit more in the shop would bring more peaceful life.  

Ha ha ha. 



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