That winning bid on eBay may cost you more than you think. In a case in Florida, a man bought a clock on eBay for $44. The clock arrived in three pieces that didn’t fit together, and apparently were not from the same model. The buyer received a refund and sent the clock back. He then posted a bad review of the seller: “Bad seller; he has the ethics of a used car salesman.”
The seller did not take the criticism kindly. The seller, a Miami Beach lawyer, sued for damages for ruining his 100 percent customer approval rating and commercial reputation. The seller is seeking $15,000 for defamation. The case is still winding its way through Miami-Dade County Court.
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