This insanity has made me more active as a seller on eBay than normal. When I sell, I take eBay up on the option and I always add a charity to help on my listings. This gives them 10% to 20% of the item listed. I don’t add anything extra in my description. I let eBay add it via there end.
I have done this for several years now. I don’t target any specific charity because there are so many places that I want to give too.
Recently, I was sent a message that caused me to remove every charity part of my listings. I posted it below. I will let you be the judge. My first thought when I got this was that it was a phishing scheme. I did an internet search of the person and charity with scam following their name.
I emailed the person and had a strong interaction with them. The interaction stopped when I sent her this message:
“I have to be honest, you are making me feel like I did a bad thing. I was using a service that eBay offered and every association I had regarding the listing with you is from that. This is leaving a very bad taste in my mouth. All I was trying to do was give to a charity that I thought was good. I was simply following up because I felt the eBay message was very awkward, especially considering the spelling and grammar mistakes. This interaction is making me question everything.”
So what do you think about this? This happened almost 2 weeks ago and I am still questioning everything. I want to know, is eBay holding money from charities? If so, what is the minimum the charity has to cash out? If this isn’t a problem on there end, perhaps this is a charity worth monitoring if someone isn’t giving them said eBay money. Who is this person and are her actions doing damage to the charity consistently?
Those of you that know me, know that I more than made up for this and have directed more funds than I would have given via eBay to my local free clinic.
My eBay sellers page:
While we are at it, here is my COMC page as well: