eBay Victim Speaks Up On Fake Flash USB Pendrives Drives Sold On eBay

Posted on February 9, 2009 by


FlashAtom a victim of fake usb pendrives sold on eBay has a message for eBay members.

So many people end up buying fake mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards on eBay. All learn hard lessons, they lose data and they also lose money. Many lose their data for good. Money is so hard to earn these days, that hurts too!

eBay members also learn the disturbing truth about “buyer experience improvements” on eBay. “Buyer Protection” offered by PayPal for many becomes exposed as an illussion. Many members quit eBay. A lot never see a refund. PayPal wears them down – with email ping pong, not the game people wanted to play. All the while time runs against those disputing and filing claims.

One ebay member, Flash Atom has something he would like to share with you. We are interested in your opinions.

Recently on the watch list and actively campaigned against was ebay fake flash seller disubs: disubs Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

FlashAtom , a victim of disubs, has a few things he would like to share with everyone. Here is what he reported to SOSFakeFlash:

SELLER ID – disubs. His feedback has only just dropped to 97.5%. And it’s tumbling. It looks like a lot of his customers have NO idea. My item numbers are: (removed by SOSFakeFlash – Nom De Plume Article)

I applied for a refund (PP dispute) about 15 hours ago. I was fully refunded about 2 hours ago. (is that a record?). I think it’s obvious what these sellers do – – Sell thousands and hope that only a few buyers actually figure out that
they have been sold a dud. So the sellers income FAR outweighs the refunds. And the negatives received seems to confirm my hypothesis.

It’s a game of percentages. By the time the buyer figures it out, the time period, for a claim, has expired, and the seller has a fatter bank balance 😦 . This is virtual concrete evidence, BUT …. eBay are ignoring it (and THEIR profits grow). If I had the spare cash, I’d buy one from every seller and test the darned things myself. Grrrrrrrrr.


FlashAtom is a lucky one, he got a quick refund. Things are heating up at Paypal these days. Members are not taking it lying down anymore. It is one of the reasons we have published a lot of help articles, even re-released and pushed some of them to the top of our lists to meet the demand for assistence.

We are happy to report that disubs no longer sells on eBay. He has deregistered. FlashAtom is right, disubs unleashed over 3,000 fake flash usb pendrives on members. Just how many will ever get a refund? And how many lost data?

What do you think about FlashAtom’s conclusions on fake flash sellers and on eBay?