Reported to fleabay with links to original sale, seller also provided with the same links ,what will happen ? who knows ,
a little tale for those interested , a replica Austrian enameled beaker was offered as such by a prominent UK auction house.it was unsold 3 times , on re offering in the provinces with the same description it was purchased by a fleabay seller and offered up as the genuine article ,the seller was informed by several people that the listing was inaccurate, fleabay was informed , the sellers local trading standards office was also informed , both having been provided with the 3 previous public auction listings stating it to be a replica, what happened , nothing !!!, the item sold for a lot of money. so i waited for feedback from the buyer and informed them of the sellers fraudulent listing , next thing i heard was from the seller who threatened me with a suit for' Liable '( hee hee spelling was also lacking with this seller),well that was the red rag to the bull,his threat was soon followed by an email from fleabay telling me that i was a naughty boy and that if I continued to interfere with sellers listings my account would be suspended , an even bigger rag to the bull , fortunately I have a very good friend who is a QC, he kindly provided me with an email letter to forward to both the seller and to fleabay stating that a suit for Libel can only be successful if the information being communicated by written or electronic means is factually incorrect and having looked at the available evidence this was obviously not the case , the seller was invited to proceed with his' liable' case against me and fleabay was informed that if any action was taken to suspend my account then they would be called into court as being complicit in allowing fraudulent activity. No further comment was received from either the seller or fleabay but a few weeks later a short note from the buyer was received , saying 'Thanks'.
ps i should also add that in the past fleabay themselves have contacted me to give a 3rd party opinion on items sold as antique that the buyers believed to be not , my opinion has on those occasions always been accepted,but do they act when I give my opinion before a buyer complains , no !!!!
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