Magicam, I believe this one point is worth making crystal clear:
If you go read Richard Kaufmans post, I do not read that as wishing anyone ill. Nor, specifically, does my post. I'm just saying that when natural illness befalls whoever it is that's trying to screw people who are trying to legally sell their own posessions on ebay, *I* won't be shedding any crocodile tears.
Although I'm not a particularly religious man, I was brought up to believe that going out of your way to make life difficult for someone, let alone a total stranger, and for no good reason, is decidedly "un christian", and therefore, to be avoided. Treat others as you would have them treat you, etc.
"Since when did we execute thieves?" Well, I hear they used to cut their hands off, but unfortunately that's less popular in civilized countries. And strictly speaking this may not be theft, but rather some form of fraud.
Jonathan, this latest problem is 'out of the blue.' False accusations of copyright violation were shown to be lies some time in the past year and since that time have not been a problem to people selling on ebay. As for why not sell here; certain items such as the PF cups made by Busby are worth a pretty penny due to their (chuckle) rarity, and so it's natural to want to sell them at auction on ebay. Perhaps whoever is doing this harassement was in the nut house for an interval, or on heavy medication, and have gotten out on parole or stopped taking their meds, causing the recurrance of the problem.