This eBay ad on Facebook is just misleading

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Doesn’t this Facebook ads say that you can get a Samsung Galaxy s3 for just Rs. 417.99 on eBay?,well, out of curiosity I clicked the ad and I was taken to the product listing page where the same Samsung Galaxy S3 was listed for $417.99 (Rs.25000 approx.)

This is clearly a technical issue, when a product from eBay.com is advertised to a Facebook user from India, the price should be displayed in local currency, but unfortunately, in this ad eBay/Facebook knew that I am from India, so converted the $ symbol to Rs. but failed to convert the currency value.  To avoid this issue eBay could have shown a product from it’s local version eBay.in

This may be a technical glitch or a deliberate black hat marketing trick, whatever it is, this eBay ad is just misleading and it should be fixed. Write your thought in the comments below.

Screenshots

1. eBay on Facebook

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2. eBay Product listing page for the ad

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Abilash A

I am a Web and Graphic designer, specializing in designing and hosting websites, blogs and forums. I love technology and blogging is my passion. I also specialize in blogger to WordPress migration. Currently I work Full-Time as a Quality Control and Testing Engineer.