ebay selling rules are getting stupid

29 replies
Found 4th Feb 2009
just wondering if anyone else has had listings removed for stupid reasons


they stopped mine because of 2 reasons:

1. i used the work QUALITY in my title

2. i would not accept paypal as a payment mothod

is it me or is that just totally pathetic??

29 Comments

Yep its pethetic.

You are no longer alowed to use words that describe the condition of the item, except things like 'New' or 'Used'. I used to put 'As New' but my listing was removed because of that.

And as much as paypal can be a pain, I actually think its a good thing that its compulsory, I like using paypal, its so much easier/safer for both the buyer and the seller.

always click pay by paypal but also put collection only / cash on collection, or they just rip you off

Basically, eBay can do exactly as they please, and charge what they like - and they do. That's because there is no effective competition.

Only when there is effective competition (and eventually someone like Google with the financial clout to take eBay on will do it) will things change, and the large number of people who hate eBay will ditch it.

Ebay owns Paypal which explains a few things.

I cant wait for someone to take on Ebay.

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gekkoa;4278841

Ebay owns Paypal which explains a few things.I cant wait for someone to … Ebay owns Paypal which explains a few things.I cant wait for someone to take on Ebay.




can't see it happening to be honest

Lot of ebayers have gone to ebid its really soared.
I find the search thingy hopeless though and get frustrated.
But things on ebid are definately cheaper most the time, because they dont have the horrific fees ebay are demanding.:thumbsup:

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quackstar84;4278896

http://uk.ebid.net lol



lol

Original Poster

ebay policy is:

EBAY IS ALWAYS RIGHT (even if we are wrong)

they should have it just under there logo

don't use ebay, simple

I've never had many problems with using ebay to be honest, but I do find their fees to be absolutely ridiculous

spannerz;4279004

ebay policy is:EBAY IS ALWAYS RIGHT (even if we are wrong)they should … ebay policy is:EBAY IS ALWAYS RIGHT (even if we are wrong)they should have it just under there logo



Reminds me of a place..... oh yes that's it....it's at the top left of the screen:thumbsup:

cherishu2;4278918

Lot of ebayers have gone to ebid its really soared.I find the search … Lot of ebayers have gone to ebid its really soared.I find the search thingy hopeless though and get frustrated.But things on ebid are definately cheaper most the time, because they dont have the horrific fees ebay are demanding.:thumbsup:



I don't think the OP would be too pleased to hear that his items may sell for less! It may have less fees but if the final sale price is significantly lower than the E-Bay fees may be worthwhile after all!

The buying rules are retarded too. I was blocked from buying seeds for my herb patch last year, because eBay considered them an offensive weapon. Why? Because they were spearmint seeds. I mean, wtf?

DudeyGeeza;4281441

Reminds me of a place..... oh yes that's it....it's at the top left of … Reminds me of a place..... oh yes that's it....it's at the top left of the screen:thumbsup:



:thumbsup:

DudeyGeeza;4281441

Reminds me of a place..... oh yes that's it....it's at the top left of … Reminds me of a place..... oh yes that's it....it's at the top left of the screen:thumbsup:



:lol:

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DudeyGeeza;4281441

Reminds me of a place..... oh yes that's it....it's at the top left of … Reminds me of a place..... oh yes that's it....it's at the top left of the screen:thumbsup:



i'm dumb
i don't get it :oops:

spannerz;4292453

i'm dumbi don't get it :oops:



Fiery place - you know, devil, damnation, Paul Daniels and all that sort of stuff. Look immediately to the left of the hotukdeals at the top left of the page.

Banned

lol i had the same problems listed a psp up, got removed, because i put ( I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION ) Iv put that in my listings all the time that was a few years back, also i listed a couple of other things recently ,, AND I AM ALSO OPEN TO OFFERS which my fookin listing also had offers or best offers option grrr

spannerz;4279004

ebay policy is:EBAY IS ALWAYS RIGHT (even if we are wrong)they should … ebay policy is:EBAY IS ALWAYS RIGHT (even if we are wrong)they should have it just under there logo



http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/Untitled-4-2.png

dj_urban;4293109

lol i had the same problems listed a psp up, got removed, because i put … lol i had the same problems listed a psp up, got removed, because i put ( I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION ) Iv put that in my listings all the time that was a few years back, also i listed a couple of other things recently ,, AND I AM ALSO OPEN TO OFFERS which my fookin listing also had offers or best offers option grrr



Good indication of a timewaster, that's why they get removed:thumbsup:

I dunno, new rules generally tighten up ebay and make it harder for scammers and bad sellers. All of the examples above seem fine to me, and I've always been happy with the service they offer. Contrary to what many people say, I also don't think their fees are extortionate. Yes, we'd all like them as low as possible, but the cut they take is pretty fair for the slick service they offer. Even with paypal, it usually works out at a bit less than 10%, right? They are worth that cut at least, especially considering the mass audience they reach. Trying taking your tat to a car boot and see how well you do!

Liddle ol' me;4293524

Contrary to what many people say, I also don't think their fees are … Contrary to what many people say, I also don't think their fees are extortionate. .......... the cut they take is pretty fair for the slick service they offer. Even with paypal, it usually works out at a bit less than 10%, right? They are worth that cut at least, especially considering the mass audience they reach.



Sorry, but I have to disagree. Yes, the site works pretty well, but when you need any intervention they're useless (because they won't spend the money it needs to do it properly) and I think 10% to use something which is just a money printing machine for eBay shareholders is just a rip-off.

They're worth it only because there's as yet no effective competitor. In the same way that ITV was once worth the price it charged its advertisers when there were no competitors. Look at the mess ITV is in now. That could well be eBay in a few years - maybe sooner. One effective competitor and everything will change.

Newbold;4293692

One effective competitor and everything will change.



I have no idea how many years people have been saying that :lol: If it did look like happening ebay would buy them out, like they have with all their past competitors.

tinkerbell28;4293852

[eBay] should take a lot more responsibility than they do when things go … [eBay] should take a lot more responsibility than they do when things go wrong, instead of spouting, "we are just a venue". Paypal are taking steps in the right direction, they now cover buyers for the full purchase amount. However it's not enough so may people are still getting scammed, more so sellers, ebay should be doing more.



But isn't that the point? Paypal are owned by eBay, so they actually are taking these steps.

Shengis;4293858

I have no idea how many years people have been saying that :lol: If it … I have no idea how many years people have been saying that :lol: If it did look like happening ebay would buy them out, like they have with all their past competitors.



It will change. Google have a vast cash mountain and are reputed to be working on it, of course, but there are other potential competitors out there with the financial clout to take eBay on and succeed.

Every monopoly eventually breeds competition, simply because the rewards are so great, and most companies have a natural life cycle which comes to an end at some point. Dixons was invincible a few years back, but it had a lot of disgruntled customers and look at it now after it hit competition. Likewise Microsoft.

eBay will be hit sooner or later. I just hope it's sooner. ;-)

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emasu;4293227



nice avatar

I see. Oh well, let's hope they speed up those steps then.

My experience with eBay / Paypal has always been good. Maybe I'm just lucky.

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there is a vast think tank behine ebay/paypal, all there terms of service are geared to create the minimum of fuss for the max profit, weather thats sucking you dry or not
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