The first seller who is an active member of this site had already sold a 2011 Bear for $850 despite several people reporting the listing to ebay while the listing was still active. The second Bear that came on ebay by a different seller was quickly removed before the listing ended. I am unsure about the rules on this site so did not know if it was possible/acceptable to upload the listings in question to embed in my Post but I did ask the Moderator (see my previous posts) if I could name and shame the rogue sellers but got no response. On this thorny subject I have done my utmost to present the facts and only the facts on the matter of the illegal 2011 Bears.
What is the point of Estee Lauder being a member of the VERO program if they don't take action against the sellers who break the rules????? FACT
Hi MitziMay –
Have highlighted a few very relevant words from your post. You see, the first and second seller of the bears are quite possibly, and most likely, the same seller. You see, each seller on the Bay can have more than one User ID, and PayPal allows (are you ready) up to 200 different email addresses with the SAME PASSWORD for the SAME ACCOUNT. I'm sure the there is a perfectly rational explanation for this. Stores could have 200 employees working for them, and they would have to share the same password to access the Stores account on PayPal AND the Bay. However, I have spoken with more than one employee of the Bay and they have assured me that anyone with an account on their site can have many User ID's and access to one account on PP for 200 Users with the same password…as long as it trails back to one of their numerous registered User ID's on the Bay. I found that very interesting.
In situations like these (more than one of the same item but different sellers) I always check their location and invariably it turns out to be New York. What a coincidence…but it's fun to investigate and yes, speculate. (Rhode Island has sort of fallen off the radar screen…guess they ran out of contraband. Canada isn't too busy, either.)
I edited your post in the interest of keeping this as short as possible.
'nite all…have a happy Tuesday. 🙂
(Was going to edit this post but forgot why. duh.) 😮