A shopper of the popular online garage sale eBay is being sued for $15,000 for posting negative comments on eBay about a man who sold him a broken clock.

Elliot Miller, claims the negative feedback has ruined his “100 percent” eBay rating and commercial reputation and is suing for damages.

Michael Steadman said that the case had so far cost him $US7,000 in legal fees.

Michael Steadman accused Elliot Miller of having the “ethic of a car salesman”

“It’s not safe to say anything online,” he told Florida Today. “Because I don’t have the money to fight, I’m losing. It’s not right.”


It would be great if eBay stepped in and banned Elliot Miller.