The only people who can fight fraud on Ebay are it's users. There is
so much product that the administrators can only rely on the users...
fray in March and purchased some sugilite which turned out to be
plastic. The seller refunded my payment, but ignored my concern that
he was selling fake gems as genuine. I've brought it up numerous
times with eBay, including through Community Outreach and Customer
Support, and the bottom line (as of their e-mail last week) is that
this seller "does not meet our internal guidelines for suspension".
While this is a high volume seller who has continued to sell lots of
this crap, and eBay has the input of a Graduate Gemologist (me) that
it's fake, they're taking no action and is considering the case
closed. "Buyer beware" just isn't an excuse in my opinion. It irks me
that people can continue to take advantage of others and get away
with it, but after all the effort I put into this, guess I have to
let this one go...