If counterfeit goods are put up for sale on our site, we scrap them as soon as possible," eBay said.
Emphasis mine. But wait, there's more...
But the group, which saw around $60 billion worth of goods sold across its platforms last year, says that as a host for independent vendors, it has only a limited responsibility and capacity to regulate what is sold on its site.
Emphasis mine again. Maybe eBay's business model is at stake here? Or, maybe the business model needs to change quickly before they end up in a world of financial hurt. If you read that article, there are a line of luxury good manufacturers that are preparing to sue eBay. In fact, there have been many who have already sued and won. At some point, the cost of litigation will exceed the profits generated and they will be "forced" to change.
eBay says it has stepped up efforts to fight counterfeits through programmes that analyse suspicious sales patterns by particular vendors as well as VeRO, or verified rights owners, a system that helps block sales of counterfeits.
Only after being sued by the "Who's Who" in manufacturers of luxury goods. eBay is losing quite a bit of coin in these lawsuits, take a gander at that article, both pages. They've got their hands full and they only have themselves to blame.