this is definitely also a problem in America. Since Ebay hasn't the resources
or perhaps the desire to police all of the auctions, several community watchdog
groups have popped up to do this. Questionable auctions can be reported to
Ebay's Safeharbor team, and may be investigated, depending on how much money
the seller brings into the auction site....
I personally have been trying to get a campaign going to stop Ebay from
allowing the sale of human skeletal material. It is already against the rules
to sell it as anything but for research/education purposes, but all one has to
do is state on their auction "sold for research purposes only"...but who really
checks up on that?
No reputable research institution will be buying their subjects from Ebay
If anyone feels like it, they can send an email to Ebay.com or the UK version
urging the banning of sales of all human material from any auction, If they get
enough, maybe they will actually listen.
Quoting No Name <[log in to unmask]>:
> I have been increasingly concerned at items I come across on ebay which are
> from metal detector finds
> what is being done about monitoring this vast selling forum for illegal
> selling at home and abroad?
> for those who have not looked go to
> click on search and then on 'by seller' and put in this one sellers name
> then when you have looked at items currently for sale in his list, click on
> the number in brackets after the name - it was 2244 when I looked last and
> has a red star next to it - this will take you to his feedback lists where
> clicking on the huge number of item numbers will tell you what he has
> already sold and how much he got for it
> this is only one of many and I am very concerned that ebay is a potential
> major source of moving minor and major artefacts around the world and will
> encourage people to go out secretly and not report finds.