Ebay help please; what does this mean? *** updated***

I have tried to bid on 2 items from a seller I have never dealt with before and both times I received this error message.
Transaction Blocked
Unfortunately, this seller has decided that you are not permitted to bid on their listings. You may contact the seller via the Ask Seller Questions feature if you want additional details.
Please note: You may not use other eBay accounts to bid on this seller's listings. Doing so may result in your indefinite suspension from eBay.

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its because they've set up a restriction for new buyers or some other stuff along the lines eg. no credit card on file etc

You should ask them first if thats the only thing you can do..

Then they might let you bid on the item, and take you off the restrictions.

Original Poster

Boom123;8705894

its because they've set up a restriction for new buyers or some other … its because they've set up a restriction for new buyers or some other stuff along the lines eg. no credit card on file etcYou should ask them first if thats the only thing you can do..


I have 100% feedback with over 100 transactions and verified PayPal account.

Banned

you ever had any problmes, maybe its a new account of someone who has had problems via another account

kingy58;8705905

I have 100% feedback with over 100 transactions and verified PayPal … I have 100% feedback with over 100 transactions and verified PayPal account.



Well they might have restricted anyone with 100% feedback lol

Just message them and ask...It's all up to the seller because i think there's nothing else you can do! ;-)

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tinkerbell28;8705904

They have blocked you from bidding using buyer reqs.


Why would someone who is genuinely looking to buy something be blocked?

Is it an item that is banned here but not in other countries.
eg knives can be bought in USA ebay but not on uk ebay.

Original Poster

tinkerbell28;8705922

How many items have you not paid for in the past if any or policy … How many items have you not paid for in the past if any or policy violations.These are about the tightest you can get for a personal account....Don't have a PayPal account Have received 2 Unpaid Item strike(s) within 12 Month(s) Have a primary delivery address in a country I don't post to Have 4 Policy Violation report(s) within 6 Month(s) Have a Feedback score of -1 or lower Have a Feedback score of 5 or lower and no credit card on file Are currently winning or have bought 1 of my items in the last 10 days and have a feedback score of 5 or lower


None of those. I have over 100 transactions all paid for and all positive feedback both as a seller and buyer, bar one 3 years ago

Original Poster

electriclinux;8705938

Is it an item that is banned here but not in other countries.eg knives … Is it an item that is banned here but not in other countries.eg knives can be bought in USA ebay but not on uk ebay.


No, it's a phone and the seller has over 6000 transactions.

kingy58;8705905

You may contact the seller via the Ask Seller Questions feature if you … You may contact the seller via the Ask Seller Questions feature if you want additional details.



Wouldn't you be better off doing this to find the answers rather than have everyone guessing as to what the problem is. :roll:

Original Poster

Jumpingphil;8707441

Wouldn't you be better off doing this to find the answers rather than … Wouldn't you be better off doing this to find the answers rather than have everyone guessing as to what the problem is. :roll:


I had already done that but they didn't reply till today. Apparently a previous item they were selling was the subject of shill bidding; I didn't bid on that item but did ask a question and they have blocked all user id's that were connected with that auction. They are still investigating.

Original Poster

tinkerbell28;8712824

So they had blocked you then as an ID, see always pays to ask if stuck. … So they had blocked you then as an ID, see always pays to ask if stuck. Shill bidding? Do they mean bid shielding, not sure why they would admit to a potential buyer to being a shiller.


What's 'bid shielding'?
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