How about Ebay not cracking down on the following practice which is making purchases more difficult:
Say someone wants a particular item (from an Australian buyer) and they does a search on Ebay (this is the first one I could think of and bingo, it is good example):
Now searching for silicon baking mat to start that Christmas baking with, I searched ‘silicon baking mat’ and also filtered using Australia only.
This was one at the top of the search result list and not alone:
Now, looking at the search results, it looks like the mats range from $2.99 to $24.25. Now I wonder if the $2.99 is the small one shown in the image…when one clicks on the link, this is what one gets:
The $2.99 is for a cream cups scraper, which has nothing to do with a silicon baking mat. When one then selects the smallest baking mat, one finds that the price is in fact $11.29
The initial search results are deceptive and misleading and sellers use this practice for a wide range of goods to try and get their search result at the top of the list. While the seller may get clicks to their products and potentially increase sales, it makes eBay a big of a joke as they are not stamping out this practice. If the practice grows (becomes more popular with sellers, and then almost every seller does it), eBay will become a waste of time.
This is a real shonky practice which eBay should be addressing to ensure that the customer experience of using their site is not impacted.