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jwr 503 days ago | link | parent

Allegro.pl is a good example of how you can get auctions right. I think they watched eBay closely and drew conclusions — they place a HUGE emphasis on fighting fraud.

As a result, it works extremely well. I have >150 transactions, both as a buyer and as a seller, with not a single problem. Oh sure, there is fraud, but it's marginal, and crazy stories like the OP's are unheard of.

This is why eBay, in spite of many efforts, is still pretty much nonexistent in Poland, while Allegro's traffic is booming.



macspoofing 502 days ago | link

What way are they handling fraud?

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gambiting 502 days ago | link

Well for start, buyer needs to send the item back.

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incompatible 502 days ago | link

What stops the buyer sending back an empty box?

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flyinRyan 501 days ago | link

I would imagine the buyer doesn't get to charge back until the seller has the item again?

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