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WANT TO HELP GET RID OF THESE CROOKS? => eBay is beginning to take action at long last! => Topic started by: Blond Devil BR on November 07, 2022, 03:06:30 AM

Title: EBay Has Unexpected, Chilling Effect On Looting Of Antiquities, Archaelogist Fin
Post by: Blond Devil BR on November 07, 2022, 03:06:30 AM
2009 article from Science Daily:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090504193641.htm
Title: Re: EBay Has Unexpected, Chilling Effect On Looting Of Antiquities, Archaelogist Fin
Post by: Jerry F on November 07, 2022, 02:58:49 PM
He wrote... "He estimates that about 30 percent of "antiquities" currently for sale on eBay are obvious fakes....."
That was 2009. Now more like 99% !!
Jerry.
Title: Re: EBay Has Unexpected, Chilling Effect On Looting Of Antiquities, Archaelogist Fin
Post by: gaius asinius on November 07, 2022, 05:05:39 PM
While most of the data in this 2009 article still appears relevant, the percentages of fakes vs. genuine has indeed skyrocketed. Ebay effectively washed its hands of even a minimal degree of oversight and accountability when it began grouping everything into the "Other Decorative Collectibles" category. Now it doesn't matter if the item is real or fake or stolen or misappropriated or dispensed from a Moroccan bubblegum machine or illegally extracted from a site of human remains. Ebay couldn't care less.

Gaius
Title: Re: EBay Has Unexpected, Chilling Effect On Looting Of Antiquities, Archaelogist Fin
Post by: Blond Devil BR on November 07, 2022, 06:04:06 PM
He wrote... "He estimates that about 30 percent of "antiquities" currently for sale on eBay are obvious fakes....."
That was 2009. Now more like 99% !!
Jerry.


Yes, and it is a terrible increase that should be stopped by the pertinent authorities....