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Ebooks banned on fleabay

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
A good thing I think. I used to hate all those useless listings that would pop up when searching for something. Plus it becomes harder for scammers to expand their feedback.
Just hate eBay (spits) laying down the law arbitrarily as usual, pretending they really are doing anything to help buyers when it is all about the bottom line.


01 April, 2008 | 02:09PM BST

From 29th April, well be banning all goods that can be digitally downloaded or transferred electronically from being listed in any format on eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie. Were doing this to prevent bad experiences and preserve the integrity of the Feedback system.

While they are a small portion of the marketplace, listings for digital goods often lead to bad experiences for our buyers and contribute to a perception that eBay allows unauthorised or illegitimate items to be sold on the marketplace, such as electronic copies of books.

Unfortunately, these goods also create the potential for Feedback manipulation as they are often reproduced and then bought and sold at little or no cost to the seller and buyer.

This new policy will come into effect on 29th April 2008. We encourage any sellers who think they will be affected to read the Downloadable Media policy and review their listings accordingly.

Regards,

The eBay Team
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
That is a good idea. All these ebooks are utter tosh which teaches you gambling, doing risky stuff which they do NO gaurentee and some even worse, just give you a website link. Saying "here it is, all you want is here".


not that I bought any, of course
#2
I use [url]www.floodle.net[/url]
#3
Only bit of good news of late.

I liked the announcement about international visibility. The history is, a year or so ago you could see ebay UK listings on the .com site etc. Ebay thought that was offering unfair competition to users on the other sites so they restricted visibility to the UK site (but still allowed outside site listings visibility over here...), if you wanted it on .com you had to list on .com etc. Seems rather odd that they were so concerned that they are now going to allow UK visibility on other sites. Oh, yeah there's a FEE for this, a service that was completely FREE a year ago....

It won't affect most people but I bet the rare book sellers and antique dealers have got the **** :lol:
#4
Fine. But which do you hate most, ebay or the ebook sellers? Nothing to choose between them.
#5
I got a download on Ebay, never had a problem with them. Last one was banned minutes after I bought it, but still received it without fuss. There is risk involved with everything you buy off Ebay, it's just these sell so cheaply I guess Ebay don't make enough money from the sales!
#6
tony_s1;1823218
Fine. But which do you hate most, ebay or the ebook sellers? Nothing to choose between them.


Exactly - they are turning me into victor meldrew before my time!
#7
Does that include Xbox live gold memberships and points?
#8
I hate eBooks,people selling things like Gambling stuff,Comp games walkthroughs and so on.
I've just gone on MSN to message my partner brother,he be annoyed,he was about to get into selling gambling ones,making money etc ,and he spent wks preparing making sure the d/l is right. What a waste time it's been for him . lol
#9
no e-books and no downloads....
banned#10
Hmm. So web hosting is presumably part of this clampdown also? That wont be a bad thing either if it is!
#11
guv
Hmm. So web hosting is presumably part of this clampdown also? That wont be a bad thing either if it is!


Unlikely as there's no copyright infringement problems with it.
banned#12
Shengis
Unlikely as there's no copyright infringement problems with it.


Until its uploaded!!!!!!:p

I was just picking up on the digitally transfered bit - which is obviously the case (ie an email with login details etc.) Would have been good if it was the case. People get sucked in easily to these "offers" of which most are going to be pants - and often include free (pirate) templates to be used. (Speaking of which, they must also be part of this clampdown - Or maybe it will still be OK to distribute on DVDS!)
#13
So much else this includes though. As has been said, my first reaction was MS Points and Live Subscriptions that are emailed. Any codes, top up vouchers, online vouchers, game strategy guides that people download...and the idiots who buy pictures of people on there...
#14
"and preserve the integrity of the Feedback system."

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8290/roflyi9.gif

Funniest thing I've read all day!
#15
nightswimmer
"and preserve the integrity of the Feedback system."

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8290/roflyi9.gif

Funniest thing I've read all day!


Well it is only just after 1, give it time :lol:
#16
From 29th April, well be banning all goods that can be digitally downloaded or transferred electronically from being listed in any format on eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie. Were doing this to prevent bad experiences and preserve the integrity of the Feedback system.


This will also include those Xbox codes that people buy and get emailed from the states, unless they start posting them.
#17
Shengis
Well it is only just after 1, give it time :lol:


:p

I doubt I'll hear anything to top it in the next 23 hours. :-D
#18
nightswimmer
:p

I doubt I'll hear anything to top it in the next 23 hours. :-D


Unless Ebay are planning more (profit protection) announcements today? 8-)
#19
nightswimmer
:p

I doubt I'll hear anything to top it in the next 23 hours. :-D


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/165813/showthread.php?t=165813

2 Weeks backorder but Zavvi generally good at fulfilling.


Have we a winner? :lol:
#20
2 Weeks backorder but Zavvi generally good at fulfilling.


:w00t: http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8290/roflyi9.gif

Shengis
Have we a winner? :lol:


Ooooh, that is close, that is soooooooo close. But nope, it doesn't quite pip the eBay comment. ;-)

54 minutes to go. :whistling:
#21
Oh well, worth a try ;-) To win at this stage I think I would have to make some supremely inane comment myself.... Hmmmm, seems doable :lol:
#22
Shengis
To win at this stage I think I would have to make some supremely inane comment myself.... Hmmmm, seems doable :lol:


LOL - I have every faith in you. :thumbsup:

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