I mentioned in my 1* Trustpilot review of shiply.com (a Courier Facilitator) that I believe shiply are WAY toooo close to the auction site eBay, when I mentioned TO eBay that I could prove fraud/scamming and shill bidding with the use of the Courier Facilitator, only to then see the ability to perform this function VANISH, and Shiply's response was?
"The changes were made to enhance the user experience" or in plain simple English? (yet in genuine consideration of the guidelines of THIS site)...BS.
THAT review is STILL (as of this very moment of 13:28pm 02/07/18) under review (investigation) by Trustpilot
Reported 25 June 2018
Published 24 June 2018
Fact is (as I told eBay CS & eBay Trust & Safety, a number of times)
WHEN you "import" the "item number" from eBay to Shiply for the purpose of getting a quote (pre purchase/auctions end) you would also import the ADDRESS, down to the postcode, minus DOOR number, and in so doing? you can uncover a scammer, something I don't think eBay are too keen on...at 10% per scam.
HOW SO? 1 sells, and 1 or 2 bid, and just "mix it up".
You have 3 "names" (as I do)... eBay sellers, all selling the same Sony Laptops ...and you have already USED the Shiply option of
"is it an eBay item?, if yes, TICK THE BOX to "import eBay item number". and have imported the item number/item details, and SEEN the address of 2 of the 3 sellers, and it's the same address, Ouch.
NOW...if (as I can) you can ID the SAME 3* sellers... AS BIDDERS, and you find them bidding in each others auctions? you have yerself a case of shill bidding and, if successful, fraud.
*Shiply "enhanced" it's "user experience" before I could pin the 3rd seller to that address of
You see...no DOOR number, so unless we go door to door, I believe the "Human Rights" of these criminals were/are still safe, even from the police sadly.
I also believe it was a case of eBay "suggesting" the tweak to Shiply's system, and NOTHING to do with ANY "enhancement" for our benefit.
So, there you have it... in 1 fell swoop I have managed to review 3 for the price of 1, and ALL get a maximum 1* in my book
Shiply (via twitter) have replied to my post...and CHANGED IT'S MIND on WHY the Shiply system was "tweaked".
I am NOW told it is down to D A T A P R O T E C T I O N Yes, THAT ol Chestnut,
They "assure me" (Oh, well thats OK then) that it's 100% down to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that they had to remove the ability to see the POSTCODE. The postcode Shiply?, so what about the REST of the address?.