(I have posted similar feedback in the ebay Community.)
I take issue with ebay allowing scam listings of “rare” and “magical” rainbow rose seeds.
These listings depicts roses that have a different colour in each petal. In fact, such colours are achieved by splitting the stem of a white rose and placing each portion of the split stem into a vial of colouring agent, allowing the cutting to progressively draw the colouring agent into the petals of the bloom.
Vendors selling seeds purporting they will sprout multicoloured “rainbow roses” are scamming customers. A number of customers are posting comments indicating the seeds don’t sprout at all, let alone produce rainbow roses!
Unfortunately - to its discredit - ebay is not willing to do anything to ban vendors offering “rainbow rose seeds” for sale. I have twice reported this matter to ebay, to no avail.
It would be a trivial matter for ebay to verify these listings are scams and to filter out offending vendors. However, the company steadfastly refuses to take action.
ebay advised me to ask the Australian Department of Agriculture to contact them requesting removal of the listings. Predictably, the Department of Agriculture responded that this matter does not fall within its regulatory scope. ebay’s response was a mere shrug of the shoulders.
On Googling comments online, this has been an issue for years and yet such listings persist on ebay. ebay’s inaction on a bleedingly obvious swindle does nothing to instil consumer confidence in the site.