Ok..so..your thinking of starting up on Ebid..perhaps your a regular seller on Ebay whos tired of there astronomical fees and the $49.99 "LIFETIME membership" Ebid offers looks just too good to be true..the answer to our financial struggles..no more fees..no more selling limitations..they accept Paypal so its safe and everything is just too damn good to walk away from this is unbelievable offer !! Right??
Hello my name is Todd Guyot..i am the CEO of direct-effect-online-sales on Ebay..i have been a seller for about 3 years on Ebay..and i..just as you are probably about to now (hopefully you havent yet) saw this incredible opportunity Ebid has to offer...STOP!!! WALK AWAY..no..RUN AWAY SCREAMING!!! BUT FIRST READ THIS !!!
I just today fell into this Ebid trap and dropped the $49.99 for a lifetime membership..(after reading all the "member reviews" Ebid posted about there site everything looked amazing and pleasant..turns out those "member reviews" are actually from Ebid staff members) I spent about 4 hours setting up my storefronts page and settings..taking pictures for listings (since they say the can import all your Ebay listings "easily" but once you pay..there is no option to do so..only a link that says you have to download in order to import..but fails to download everytime) so anyway i had listed about 4 items and then suddenly it all BLEW UP IN MY FACE!!
They blocked me from posting listings unless i sent them my drivers license and utility bill..WTF?!?! First of all they have my paypal information were i am verified with an extensive history..as well as my Ebay store info were i am also verified and have over a 460+ feedback score @ 98%...they say if you put some "code" into your "about me" space in your Ebay store they will verify you by importing your feedback..wich "should only take 20 minutes tops" as they claim..i did this process 4 times and it is now 6 hours later..ive received NO RESPONSE back..i have sent them numberous emails asking an explanation..i tried emailing there customer support and it isnt even a valid recipiant address it says..i tried Google searching for there contact phone #..guess what? THEY DONT EVEN HAVE A PHONE FOR CUSTOMER SUPPORT!!
You are at the mercy of either a fake Email address they provide for support..or an "I.M" type of message you can get to by going to the "contact us" tab and opening a "ticket" to wich there only reply back (no matter what your question or comment is) is "we have received your question..we will have our staff review it and get back to you later"...WOW!!
Why dont they just be straight up and say "for any questions or concerns submit them into your toilet and flush..we already got your money so we dont really care about your problems".
At least if i flushed a question i had t would eventually end up going somewere.
IT GETS BETTER!!
So i contacted Paypal and explained my concerns about Ebid and was even supplied with a contact # for Ebid that Paypal has on File (Country code #44-208-123-1082)..DONT MAKE THAT CALL JUST YET!!...Its a FAKE/ Disconected # !
Yes thats right..even the number Paypal provided me was an invalid number that reads as an error when dialed...DONT WAIST YOUR TIME.
What you CAN DO is... if you were as ignorant to Ebids trickery as i was and have already payed Ebid (for your sake I hope you used Paypal to pay the $49.99 lifetime membership fee) you can call Paypal and tell them Ebid is not a shipable product and in your eyes is theft of a service provided..NOT an actual shippable good or physical merchandise..you will be issued a full refund within 24-48 hours..ASK to speak to Ryan..because of me he is informed of Ebids blatant misrepresentation of services provided and they are investigating Ebid for fraudulant services now after i had spoken with Paypal..I am a high priority member at Paypal in excellent standing and i used my status to get the ball rolling on this appaling "scam" Ebid is attempting...someone had to finally.. ive seen multiple complaints about Ebid but NOT ONE person seems to do a damn thing about it but bitch and/or complain...well thanks to me now you can all do something about it by contacting Paypal and getting your money back.
I sincerely hopes that it is this post i wrote that you happen to read first and that it helps you to avoid a dissaster.
If what ive taken my time to inform all of you on helps you avoid Ebid or gets your membership fees refunded, please let me know by simply saying "thank you" via Email @ email@example.com or you can truely thank me buy going to Ebay @ direct-effect-online-sales and buying something from me..that way we both win..haha.
Nelio M. Pereira found this review useful
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