EBay Partners With Retailers
NEW YORK Over the past year, retailers and eBay have become allies in the fight against organized retail crime, transforming a relationship that had been contentious at times. EBay, along with other online auction sites, has been a conduit through which ORC gangs have been able to sell stolen goods, often getting 70 cents on the dollar, according to the National Retail Federation, Washington. NRF and its retail members criticized eBay for not providing retailers with the names, addresses and email addresses of eBay sellers suspected of e-fencing on eBay. EBay countered that it was being unfairly blamed.