Galaxy Foamposites at Center of Lawsuit against eBay
If you’re a season eBay seller you’ve probably had an auction fall through for one reason or another. But have you ever had eBay pull the plug on an item? That’s what happened to the Mofo brothers of Quebec, who had a pair of the Nike Air Foamposite One “Galaxy” up for sale last year that reached up to $96,750 before eBay removed the auction, apparently because “as first-time sellers they didn’t qualify to sell them”. What’s followed is a legal battle, as the brothers decided to go after eBay for disallowing them to get off their Galaxies. Read the full story at the Montreal Gazette and tell us in the comments what you think of this lawsuit.
Source: Montreal Gazette
haha resellers eventually all gonna get stuck holdin the bag. Sucks to be you guys. Maybe you should stick to your day job and leave the shoes to people that actually want to wear them.
ebay gonna win tho im pretty sure when ebay gon show the bid history theres gonna be a whole lot of bids from these guys just tryna upprice the shoes. theyre just gonna be left with the shoes and have to pay lawyer(s)
I don't agree with eBay cancelling the auction but what are the odds anybody who can afford to pay almost $100K for a sneaker couldn't have been smart enough to get it at a lower price later?
Even if they didn't cancel it. Chances are the winning bidder was some troll with no intentions to pay. LOTS of eBay auctions get relisted for this exact reason.
The other part of this. eBay can afford to throw lawyers at this till the end of eternity. Can the guys suing do the same? Is it worth it after the lawyer gets their fee?
Some of you are just skimming through and not reading, they had BIDS that reached that amount. They were not asking that amount.
If these dudes really thought someone was gonna buy them kicks for 96,000 they smokin some good crack. Regular working People dont even make half that amount in a year. But if they did my goes off to them. But ebay be buggin cuz they can post up samples that cost way too much but they dont shut them down. Always a catch.
I donc't think itc's right eBay canceling bidding on an item. If the idiots bid that shoe up to that ridiculous amount, more power to them. I couldn't see myself paying $300 for that awful pair of ankle weights.
We really still talking about the Gallaxy foams? C'mon sneaker news.... Gallaxy, gallaxy (in my A.i practice voice)....
You would think the people placing bids would of heard of flight club and realized they'd get em for fifteen hunna. Shame ebay had to hate tho
I hope eBay has to pay they've came up with do many rules to make sure the sellers who've been there longer make the most money I sold 3 pair of fire red 5s back in January and had 2 pair that sold but the winner didn't pay I went to put up another auction and they said me sellers had a limit on the number of posts they could put up and with all the fees they charge now its not worth it to sell on there
There is no way anyone was actually going to pay that much, it happens where people do troll bids to get things really really high then don't pay, but still wasn't right for Ebay to step in
lol wtf does season ebay seller mean? anyways, I hope these guys win, that money was enough to hire a lawyer and take them out to a steak dinner and buy more foams in the market today at FC.
I'm sure most people have love/hate relationship with the ebay...
@Foots230 These guys are dumb asses. No one is going to pay for those. What are they going to do instead you ask...give them negative feedback and the buyer is in eBay purgatory. Anyway, does the seller really want to pay $10,000 in closing fees lol...
@Bigga I don't think they are actually. I think they're talking about Galaxy* Foams.
The only thing i can say is smart is that they can sue ebay for double that amount now. Thats the only plus side of this
@csbenji the author meant to say "seasoned ebay seller" as in an experienced seller. My resulting comment is what some refer to as "a joke"
Ya but I gotta think eBay has better lawyers than these guys do...plus I don't think they would just pull it without some justification. They have a lot of rules. I just think it'll cost them more than what they will ultimately get out of it. IMO
@Foots230 LOL "smokin' some good crack" lmao, that made my day, bro.