• Report: #468523

Complaint Review: Doba, Doba.com, Auction Work At Home, EBay, EBay.com

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  • Submitted: Sat, July 11, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, October 24, 2009

  • Reported By:Washington District of Columbia
Doba, Doba.com, Auction Work At Home, EBay, EBay.com
1530 North Technology Way Orem, Utah U.S.A.

Doba, Doba.com, Auction Work At Home EBay, EBay.com, Auction Work At Home baited and switched me to Doba Doba.com which ripped me off and messed up my eBay account Orem, Utah

*Consumer Comment: Here is a way to recoup

* : Rebuttal to the Doba aspect

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To make it easy, I am placing in this report, a letter I wrote to eBay CEO and sent a similar letter to eBay CFO/Vice President: They never replied. I believe eBay is partly responsible by affiliating and associating itself with fraudulent companies like Doba.

February 16, 2009

eBay
Attention: President and CEO
2145 Hamilton Ave
San Jose CA 95125

Dear Sir/Madam:

Request to Cancel my eBay Fees and Reactivate my eBay Account

I am writing to you to cancel my eBay fees and to reactivate my ebay account.

I have been an eBay member for many years and late last year, my account was suspended for non-payment of item insertion fees. I would like to let you know that it was NOT my fault that this happened.

At this point I would like to give you some details about my accout :
My eBay user name (user id) is: ckajua
Ebay Member since 08/10/2001
I currently have a feedback score of 528, with 100% positive feedback; and I pride myself for that accomplishment.
The closed account-id is: E35944056001 for $1,614.88 in fees.

My problems started when I lost my job last spring and was looking for a way to make money working from home. Little did I know that I was going to become a victim of a well planned scam involving two companies, one of which is clearly affiliated with EBAY, Inc.!

I responded to an ad that said I could make money working from home. The ad, by a company called Auction Work At Home said: Become an Auction Listing Specialist! The ad talked about how I could make up to $195.00 a day working only 60 minutes each day that is part-time! They claimed that the method was proven and guaranteed! You can read the whole ad yourself at the following site:

http://offer.auctionworkathome.com/?affiliateid=awahsite

Payment was guaranteed at $13.00 per listing. According to this ad I could make anywhere from $16,700.00/year to $100,620/year depending on my efforts. So I put in lots of effort working day and night, listing hundreds of items on eBay! In fact, I listed over 500 items in a very short time, in less than a month. But my financial dream soon turmed into a financial nightmare as I realised that as soon as Auction Work At Home received my enrollment fee, close to $200.00, they used the bait and switch tactic to send me to an eBay affiliate called DOBA, Inc. (doba.com), tel: 1-877-321-3622 / 1-866-417-3016, where I was now actually selling' on eBay instead of being a listing specialist'. There is a difference! Most of the items I listed DID NOT SELL! Even the ones that sold were either sold at a loss or refunds were requested because of wrong item descriptions on the doba.com website. I made NO MONEY with this program ; instead I ended up with unbearable and unpayable listing fees on eBay, Inc, disappointment, anger, frustrations and heartbreak!

Regarding Auction Work At Home and Doba, on 10/05/2008, I talked to:
Jessica of eBay, Inc. who answered my original/first call ; and was transferred to Lisa (an eBay, Inc. Supervisor). I also talked to Tom (eBay, Inc. Customer Support). Everyone of them was very courteous and assured me that the matter would be resolved satisfactorily.

I suggest EBAY, Inc. should discontinue their affiliation with DOBA, Inc. (doba.com) and Auction Work At Home which are tarnishing your company's reputation with illegal practices fradulent/false advertizing.

Therefore, please, cancel my listing fees and reactivate my account. If you decide NOT to cancel my listing fees and NOT to reactivate my account, I would eBay to sue me so that I can appear in court very SOON with eBay, Inc., Auction Work At Home and DOBA, Inc. (doba.com) legal representatives in order to have the matter resolved by a jury and a judge! I do not currently have a lawyer for this matter, but I will apply for legal assistance from the government in order to keep my account clean.

I trust you will do the right thing.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher K. A
Ebay Member since 08/10/2001
Ebay ID = ckaxxx
With 100% positive feedback on a feedback score of 528.

Christopher
Washington, District of Columbia
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Rick Austin - (Virgin Islands (US))

 I used Doba for a short period of time, ( free trial,) but was called an offered a deal and i took it, based on the salesperson assurance that their data feed worked on 3rd party web sites . it didn't and I cancelled the service bases on misrepresentation. they kep 100.00  bucks of my money even though I hadn't even finished my free trial.

I looked arounf for other services and found this one ! and there was no risk involved

If your interested in starting up a new store, or just buying products for an existing one try traderickswholesale.com. they have no start up costs, no monthly fees and dropship for free. and honest to goodness wholesaler and dropshipper/ prices are in line to make money and shipping costs are not inflated/no handling fee either. so you have no investment or risk. you pay for what you sell after it's been sold and you've collected the money. a free storefront can be had at profitsharingauction.com  so I hope these suggestions help you revocer you loses the best part no investment no risk so you have nothing to lose

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Rebuttal to the Doba aspect

AUTHOR: Truthytruth - (U.S.A.)

Let me just say a couple things about your case with Doba. First off, Doba never promises you will sell a product. That is impossible to say in the eBay market today. What Doba advertise's is access to an online catalog with 1.4 million whole sale products that you can sell anywhere you'd like. Doba does have tools that make creating a listing on eBay very easy. However, every time you use that tool it shows you the listing fee BEFORE you list it. If you didn't know there were going to be listing fee's that YOU are responsible for then that's just you being irresponsible.

Doba did nothing wrong in your claim and I can assure you no lawyer will take a case to get your listing fees back when you have to agree to it every time you place something.

But good luck with that.
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