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Can I file a civil suit against eBay?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by djfobbz, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. djfobbz

    djfobbz Newbie

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    eBay falsely suspended my account for selling a legit item. Can I file a civil suit against this nasty dinosaur? They seem to be abiding by their in-house rules when, in reality, a government entity should be regulating their A**! let me know. thx
     
  2. Virus1

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    Sue them for what??

    They probably have a clause in the terms of service
    that they can terminate the agreement for any reason.

    and they will end up shutting you down anyways...

    if you want lost wages..... good luck with that sh!t...

    take care
     
  3. Bea$t

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    try calling them and see if theres any ways to get your account back. if not move on. not worth all the trouble
     
  4. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    do you have a good lawyer? or....can you afford a good lawyer and a drawn out lawsuit?
     
  5. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    their terms pretty much say they can do what they like, so any lawsuits are unlikely to succed
     
  6. goodguy

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    If you can afford it. Go for it. F ebay.
     
  7. Pofecker

    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    You could always go the BBB route and file a complaint. (Better Business Bureau)
     
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    I would do what Pofecker said, file a complaint. You will not win a civil suit. Highly unlikely
     
  10. Pofecker

    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    They got a A+ rating over at the BBB, so that means they probably (at the very least) reply to complaints fairly quickly. I'm not saying you'll get what you want, but at least it's a place to start and possibly get in contact with someone over there that might be able to resolve this for you.

    http://sanjose.bbb.org/Business-Report/eBay-Inc-204015
     
  11. Dragn

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    the BBB is complete bullshit. they call my company once every 2-3 months trying to get us to pay to be on there website, sign up for memberships of this and that, etc etc.

    one upon a time my company joined that membership, it bounced from a B rating to A instantly just from signing up. looking into it, many companies will have poor ratings, they join the "group" and magically bounce to A+. its all just a bullshit money maker.
     
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    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    I agree 100% with that statement, but using the BBB to force someone with some kind of authority over there at eBay to address the OP's situation might be worth the effort. I've used them in the past with large company's that didn't respond to my complaints and was successful in getting what I wanted or felt was a fair deal.
     
  13. zen19

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    just because someone puts up terms and conditions on their website - doesn't mean that excludes them from being sued.

    they cant defraud you - or steal your money ---- that's not going to hold up.
     
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  16. Sacrilege

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    You can sue anyone for any reason. It doesn't mean that you'll win. You won't.

    Just take it as a lesson learned. I spent months developing a domain that only worked with 1 merchant, a certain discount travel site. I was pulling $8k for 2 months legit, (no BH) but then some of their suppliers (hotel chains) got upset that I was ranking on page 1 of G when you search their hotel name, so they were basically competing with their own discounted rate on my site. Long story short, I got dropped. But I learned my lesson... don't put all of your eggs in 1 basket. Even if you aren't doing anything wrong a relationship can go south at any time. Rather than spend time and resources pursuing this, you're better off putting that effort into making more money. I know you're pissed but believe me on this, I speak from experience.
     
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    Give them a temporary number and a disposable email, so they won't hassle you with this crap. Meanwhile you will have filed the complaint. If you round up a bunch of fellow grumblers (maybe start a FB or twitter group for this) you could set up a "complaint bomb" or boycott bomb where thousands of like minded souls file similar complaints the same day.

    Advertise this to eBay Sucks type sites to help build your movement. THEN follow-up with a lawyer sending a scare letter, saying you are organized and can do the same thing to them anytime you please. If you still want to sue after all that (or eBay won't back down), use your group or followers to set up a class action suit.
     
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    I'm sure there's a few statutes there violating, but u need a good attorney to find the statutes there in violation off, also it comes down to how much money you have, a attorney for this can cost because paypal will have there attorneys draw out the legal process until you can't afford representation any longer and the case eventually gets dropped..so it's something to think about.
     
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  19. Sacrilege

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    Yeah you can either do that or you can spend about the same effort and go to law school and become a lawyer yourself and charge 500 an hour to write letters for fools who want to sue e-bay. Or you can just run for president.

    But no seriously, your vendetta idea here sounds like a great use of time.:rolleyes:
     
  20. Shadexpwn

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    I'll help you make 1,000 comments on the bbb because paypal limits my account for no reason so I will get my vengeance along with you pm me for my msn.