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"Dr. Phil" Shoplifters -- eBay Entreprenuers

3/31/2009 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It looks like eBay could also stand for electronic black market -- because the couple who confessed to being professional shoplifters on "Dr. Phil" just happen to have sold a TON of stuff on the website.

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An eBay account connected to the address of Matthew Eaton -- whose house was raided after he and his wife appeared on "Dr. Phil" -- shows an unbelievable 628 positive feedbacks (and only 1 negative) on items sold in the last year.

During Matt's filmed shoplifting trip on "Phil," he guessed he had stolen around $700 of "mostly Lego stuff" -- and there just happens to be, coincidentally, a ton of Lego stuff sold on this eBay account... over $5,000 worth in March alone.

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Don    

Why is 628 unbelievable? If they're getting the stuff to their customers, there's no reason to leave negative feedback. I hate ebay newbies.

1845 days ago
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JenniferJJ    

Whoop do doodoo

1845 days ago
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annette    

Possession of stolen property x 628

not even a drop in the bucket for the electronic pawn shop that is ebay

1845 days ago
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Sapphyre    

How dumb can you be going on a tv show and confessing to shoplifting. Don't you think the police watch TV too?

1845 days ago
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MsWinoPowdersHerNose    

The eBay account in question does not show a negative as is being claimed. It's actually a "neutral" rating -- not the same thing.

1845 days ago
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Wayne Reardon    

I just checked this guys sales on goofbay.com and these are his stats for the last 90 days
-Items Sold: 38.95%
Total Value Sold: $8627.44
Total Value Shipping: $0.00
Total Value Not Sold: $13145.27

Not bad money.

1845 days ago
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wtf    

Many people steal items and sell them on ebay as their full time job. A lot of make up and perfume there is stolen products.

I know a guy that was averaging 10 to 12 thousand dollars a month selling on ebay and of course like most sellers there never claimed it on his taxes. These sellers were making good money all tax free as the rest of us pay our taxes or go to jail.

P!sses me off!!

1845 days ago
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Kay    

It's payback time.

1845 days ago
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wendell dixon    

Yeah I think due to the economy folks have lost their mind. How dumb could you be and go on a public show talking about your shopping addictions..LOL..This is America..fools are born every minute..Now imagine those folks who bought the goods off of ebay..Im sure that they are shaking in their drawers now..LOL

1845 days ago
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ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP    

I emailed this jerk from my eBay account.
I also said "Good Job" to the cops reading my email.

These people are dumber than a bag of rocks.

1845 days ago
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Aleahh    

Is there a website where I can watch that Dr Phill show that they were on? Thanks.

1845 days ago
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Marshall Smith    

As stated above:

Neutral is NOT negative!

1845 days ago
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jafo    

Dude's got excellent feedback and detailed seller ratings - one of ebay's finest sellers!


1845 days ago
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Amassane    

At least they are not scamming ebayers. And TMZ, they have one neutral feedback, which is not the same thing as a negative feedback. Please ask someone who is actually active on Ebay before posting erroneous information.

1845 days ago
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BOYCOTT THE HOGANS    

I saw the episode.
Why did they go on the show? Dr Phil asked them the same question-.
and their answer? - That they (especially the man/mastermind) were sick of the stealing lifestyle, but addicted to the easy money, and the only way they felt they could stop was to get caught by putting themselves on blast..

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