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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

on Ebay is this considered completely legal?

You're selling a picture of a video game, but the buyer is a moron and doesn't read the description that says the item is a PICTURE only, and thinks it's an actual game, you legally did not commit a crime, right?

Update:

If they buy it, it's on them technically.

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  • Jolene
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    It may not be illegal, but it makes you a complete dick. The only reason you'd be trying to sell a picture of a video game is to try and trick people into thinking they're buying the game and getting money.

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  • 2 months ago

    Laws are frequently based on what a reasonable expectation would be. Showing a photo of a game would absolutely create the reasonable expectation that a buyer is getting the game. It would be fraud which, of course, is a criminal charge.

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  • 2 months ago

    That will depend on exactly how you worded the post, etc.

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  • 2 months ago

    You engaged in a deceptive selling practice. Not the same as a criminal act but certainly one worthy of eBay canceling the transaction and giving the scammed person their money back.

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  • 2 months ago

    The only opinions that should matter to you are those of district attorneys.

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    yes it's legal too be stupid

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  • 2 months ago

    This is completely legal if it states it in both the item title and the item description based on the terms and services of eBay.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Similarly, you can advertise to sell the empty BOX that something came in, as there is a market for such ephemera, even if it's missing the original contents.

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