Counterfeit goods are so widespread on trademe. I often tell trademe who the sellers are that are selling counterfeit goods but they still do nothing to stop it.
I first brought a Olympus 512mb xD card from a trader (memoricards). When I received the item it came with no packaging and the card did not seem up to the high quality that you should expect from a top brand like Olympus nor did it have a serial number that is used to see if it is genuine of not.
So just to be sure it was counterfeit. I sent it away to Olympus for them to check if it was counterfeit of not and after a few weeks they replied saying it was. So I reported to trademe with the message from Olympus saying that it was counterfeit but yet trademe still does nothing to stop it even though it is against their terms and conditions and the New Zealand Law.
I'm not mad at the trader. I am just really mad with Trade Me as they have the power to do something but don't.
Someone really needs to take trademe to court as they are committing an offence by not responding when they are in full knowledge that it is happening. I would even take them to court (Maybe when I finish my law degree in 2 more years). (Sorry for bad spelling and grammar)
Your comments on counterfeit items would be great and any advice on what to do next.