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Fake Civil War Artifacts On E-Bay

Petition published by D. Young on Mar 02, 2005
Target: Mr. Bill Cobb, President/CEO, E-Bay North America, billcobb@ebay.com

Petition Background (Preamble):

This e-petition is meant to bring about more concise regulation to the field of selling American Civil War artifacts upon the internet auction site E-Bay.

It is our belief that recent sales of fraudulent civil war artifacts on this internet auction site has largely increased due to not only unscrupulous individuals but also the lack of enforcement of the regulations set forth by the E-Bay Corporation. To prevent the future increase of such fraudulent activity the undersigned are petitioning E-Bay to review their current company policies/procedures and bring about change within that will reduce the likelihood of the continuation of such activity.

Many novice collectors have been introduced to this field of collecting and upon making a purchase from this well known and trusted internet site only to find that they have paid for a fake and/or fantasy civil war artifact listed within the E-Bay category of "original". The misrepresentation and sale of such items without consequence devalues the market place for authentic pieces and encourages the fraudulent seller activity that continues today. Numerous other fields of collecting, such as numismatics and philately, have had the same task that is placed before us.

It is the belief of the undersigned that this e-petition will create E-Bay awareness to the problem at hand. Yet the main goal is to encourage E-Bay to investigate the activity mentioned above and make internal revisions to discourage the future selling of fraudulent material in this area of our American heritage.

Petition:

This e-petition is meant to bring about more concise regulation to the field of selling American Civil War artifacts upon the internet auction site E-Bay.

The Fake Civil War Artifacts On E-Bay petition to Mr. Bill Cobb, President/CEO, E-Bay North America, billcobb@ebay.com was written by D. Young and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , , , ,

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