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    Tester Fragrances to be banned on Ebay

    Just a heads-up to people who buy "testers" from Ebay. According to the site they are to be banned from site.

    www2.ebay.com/aw/…tml

    17 Comments

    Original Poster

    Noooooo!!! I buy loads of them as such a bargain!!!

    Easy way to get some extra money selling them on eBay. Bit of a gutter that you can't anymore!

    Original Poster

    They are still listed at the moment so i have stocked up

    xcookx

    Easy way to get some extra money selling them on eBay. Bit of a gutter … Easy way to get some extra money selling them on eBay. Bit of a gutter that you can't anymore!



    well if you sell the testers - just list on here and pm me in advance please!!!! I buy loads of perfumes and got lots of the testers from ebay with no problems at all.

    im a little confused as i have one to sell. its never been used just friend works in a boutique type shop so got it at a good price for a bigger bottle rather than standard bottle. can i sell that now or not? i have never used it but it was sent to the shop to use . was thinking of selling though as im having a clearout.

    Original Poster

    superskilly

    im a little confused as i have one to sell. its never been used just … im a little confused as i have one to sell. its never been used just friend works in a boutique type shop so got it at a good price for a bigger bottle rather than standard bottle. can i sell that now or not? i have never used it but it was sent to the shop to use . was thinking of selling though as im having a clearout.



    You could list on here i guess

    nooooo i buy my aftershave tester bottles since there nearly £10 cheeper then buying the 100ml standard bottles.

    Banned

    While our objective is to make your experience on eBay simple and … While our objective is to make your experience on eBay simple and enjoyable, our guidelines and policies are created to make sure that sellers understand which items are allowed on eBay. eBay prohibits the sale of certain items as the sale may infringe on third parties’ intellectual property rights.The European Court of Justice has found that the sale of perfume testers and smell-a-like perfumes that are compared to a well known brand may infringe third party trademark rights. The sale of perfumes in bottles other than the original bottle (decanters) may also infringe third party trademark rights. Therefore eBay has decided to prevent the sale of such items on the European platforms and has updated our site policies accordingly.



    The case was 4 years ago and they didn't find anything of the sort. Unless theres a case I don't know about, this case was against using comparison lists. Testers weren't even mentioned.

    theboss

    You could list on here i guess



    Dont think you can because they dont have a RRP so cant sell them gere.

    thats what i thought. x

    massmail666

    expired as this is complete bull. the way im reading that article it … expired as this is complete bull. the way im reading that article it seems ebay is going to ban "smell-a-like" and "testers" aka fakes that are sold as smelling "like" another brand which infringe third party trademark rights.this has nothing to do with the testers we all buy, which come in white boxes and somtimes without the lid.



    I can't even see an article arghhhh

    Thank you,i can view it now,when i first looked i could only see the Pakistan one,the perfume one was chopped off lol

    Original Poster

    Policy overview

    Testers of perfumes and cosmetics that have only been given to shops for testing purposes but are not for sale may not be listed on eBay. Smell-a-like perfumes may not be listed on eBay when they are compared to a well known brand or scent. You may not list a perfume in a bottle other than the original bottle (Decanters).

    See the What are the guidelines section for details about what you can and can't sell.

    Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
    What are the guidelines?

    Allowed


    *

    New cosmetic brushes and applicators
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    New Perfume and cosmetics
    *

    New Miniatures
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    Factice bottles (dummy merchandise bottles)
    *

    Collectors items (empty bottles)
    *

    Perfumes or cosmetics samples.

    Restricted


    *

    Homemade cosmetics, as long as they comply with country regulations
    *

    Sample cosmetics, as long as they come in the original container that includes the ingredient list
    *

    Smell-a-like perfumes, as long as there is no reference to a brand in the item title, attributes or description and that it’s not listed in a category for branded items.

    Not allowed


    Items that are not allowed included, but are not limited to:

    *

    Testers
    *

    Decanters
    *

    Used Cosmetics
    *

    Replica perfumes or cosmetics

    Original Poster

    Should not be expired: If you click the link in the "You can find the UK Policy here and the IE policy here" section it brings up the above post which clearly states

    "Testers of perfumes and cosmetics that have only been given to shops for testing purposes but are not for sale may not be listed on eBay. "

    Original Poster

    or am i reading it wrong???

    I have asked for it to be un-expired
    Edited by: "theboss" 13th Aug 2010

    Banned

    massmail666

    expired as this is complete bull. the way im reading that article it … expired as this is complete bull. the way im reading that article it seems ebay is going to ban "smell-a-like" and "testers" aka fakes that are sold as smelling "like" another brand which infringe third party trademark rights.this has nothing to do with the testers we all buy, which come in white boxes and somtimes without the lid.



    Its not bull at all, ebay have banned the sale of them.
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