Woman becomes wannabe drop shipper for scammer… buyers get scammed…

A woman was contacted by someone she did not know on Facebook to sell Apple Mac computers on eBay… what could wrong? Anyhow she is left with a £3,000 bill to pay back to the wronged buyers, but there is a silver lining in all this eBay said she does not have to pay the £170 fees so that’s good I guess.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3286219/Christmas-ruined-Mother-four-devastated-left-3-300-debt-falling-Facebook-scammer-convinced-sell-iMacs-eBay.html

Link : www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3286219/Christmas-ruined-Mother-four-devastated-left-3-300-debt-falling-Facebook-scammer-convinced-sell-iMacs-eBay.html

Facebook working on eBay alternative?

Found this interesting article in a UK paper not too long ago. The story being covered is that Facebook are rolling out more seller friendly search tools, options and pages. It’s not quite eBay yet more like a Facebook/Gumtree/Freecycle hybrid, but its any step away from eBay is a step in the right direction.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3078186/Facebook-takes-eBay-Latest-features-help-buy-second-hand-goods-advertised-social-network.html

Link : www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3078186/Facebook-takes-eBay-Latest-features-help-buy-second-hand-goods-advertised-social-network.html

Facebook – Users buy/sell/trade groups

Facebook seems to be gathering up more and more people who are setting up local classified style advert groups, I have managed to buy loads of stuff in the last few months MUCH cheaper than eBay, quicker, safer and a much nicer experience also its all local so you get to meet real people and have that face to face experience. I recommend a look for a group in or near your local town/city. The groups have real people and real bargains, unlike eBay’s mass of traders peddling tat from China that takes weeks to arrive…