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Ebay Padding Counts w Fake Listings in Wake of Strike?

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Published on Mar 1, 2008

Updated 03-04-2008
Updated 03-08-2008
Updated 03-10-2008
This is a live screen recording of actual events on the ebay website, with altered vocals. The video portion is uncut with watermarks added, and otherwise unretouched.
The vocal audio portion of this video is my opinion, based upon & validated by the facts.

This curious situation has come about on ebay. here is some background and commentary. This is still very fresh. One thing clear, ebay seems to be acting to cover this up right now.
This description will be updated with more info soon.

It appears as though ebay has been caught padding the listing counts with lots and lots of fake listings from questionable accounts. Many of the se accounts are showing as "Not a registered user" or NARU. Many of the listings show as not having any detals, and the format of the listings is different Some are showing as disney listings. All sorts of strange things are going on.
And of course, the censorship. Captured live here on video.
03-10-2008:
Article with comments :May Day Boycott Looming, EBay Revises Impact of 'Bug'
http://tinyurl.com/25hbso

03-08-2008:
Now finding more PROOF that these padded listings began as early as 02-22-2008
Seller: eBay_Seller_sdc_prod_409455_97
seller list Items 69 still viewable,(although they come back invalid) show as starting on 2-22
screencap:
http://tinyurl.com/3dqqf4

Here we see sdc_prod_310426, with 160 items still viewable (although they come back invalid)
Note the dates they started show as February 20th
http://tinyurl.com/ysa5zp
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Related threads on ebay forums:
from the Feedback board:
"Is Ebay Creating Listings To Boost totals Look"

from Seller Central:
"Im reporting ebay's padded listings to FTC for investigation"

From Seller Central:
"Ebay is padding their listings"

from the Auction Listings bd:
"E-bay is padding their listings"

From the so called "Trust & Safety" board:
"Zero FB seller has 35000 Listings with no way to bid on them - VERY ODD"

Here are a few of the alleged fake names as reported and observed so far:
sdc_prod_434012 = SpectrumSuperStore
sdc_prod_9021_2 = Buy.com (who is NARU!)
sdc_prod_9124_14 = TheNerds, Inc.
sdc_prod_9452 = eTronics, Inc.
sdc_prod_409455_97 = Sababa Shopping
sdc_prod_9090 = CompSource Inc.
sdc_prod_310426 = ANTOnline (who is NARU!)
sdc_prod_9074_35 = pcRUSH.com (who is NARU!)
sdc_prod_9352_67 = Digital Foto Club
sdc_prod_301013_74 = The Twister Group
sdc_prod_305839_99 = BargainBasementBatteries
sdc_prod_9391_43 = Adorama (who is NARU!)

Since I started it there, look for follow-up at the CAPP Forum:
http://tinyurl.com/2wzjpc

I also now have this post at my blog with more deleted threads and revealing screenshots:
http://tinyurl.com/yntwjv
and udated
http://tinyurl.com/2xtebv
Check it out

Please be sure to visit these links to see more info about all this, including eveidence of staocks manipulation, and insdider pre-knowledge of an ebay "contingency plan, by an alleged "paid word of mouth advertiser" (AKA "stock paid pumper" for ebay.
"Is eBay Fluffing The Numbers With Test Auctions??"
http://tinyurl.com/2strkt
Doc has great screen capture archive over here at suspendedfromebay.com blog postings-archives:
http://tinyurl.com/2bthk8

"eBay censoring info about padded listings on it's forums"
http://tinyurl.com/3493tn

"eBay Bares Its Ugly New Face"
http://tinyurl.com/35hpwl

"From eBay Seller Central - Ebay is padding their listings"
http://tinyurl.com/3dte75

From PC Mag:
"EBay Accused of Padding Listing Numbers"
http://tinyurl.com/2tf8bm

From appscout.com:
"eBay's Response to Boycott : Protest Never Materialized"
http://tinyurl.com/3yynbg
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Please visit these sites before you consider using or continuing to use ebay:
suspendedfromebay.com
nekkidtruth.blogspot.com
www.firemeg.com
www.companyexposed.com
www.theauctionguild.com
www.pheebay.com
www.ebaymotorssucks.com
or you can follow the links from the cappnonymous channel page.
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Note: This audio visual digital document was created using the new & improved ZDSoft Screen Recorder 2.6.2.0 and "SUPER © v2007 build .25" wmm2 & audacity on 02-29-2008 approximately 11:32:33 Pacific Time.

I am using firefox 2.0012 browser with Adblock Plus NoScript Super DragandGo 0.2.6 Image Zoom 0.3 and SlimSearch 0.1.8 extensions and my "bumped" SpoofStick 1.06 among others. My skin is miniFox 0.8.2. The small magnified window is a function of microsoft wireless intellimouse explorer 2.0 model

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