eBay outlaw

Over the past couple of years, I’ve accumulated a stash of stuff I want to sell on eBay. I finally started listing items a couple of weeks ago.

Things were going okay. A couple of listings were removed because the manufacturer objected. Some manufacturers are pretty strict. You’re allowed to sell some of their stuff, but not others. It’s not always that clear. I would think when this happens you’d be notified and the listing would be cancelled.

I guess eBay has a “strike two, you’re out” policy, because the second time, I received this notice: “We regret to inform you that we have suspended your account for violating eBay’s Unauthorised Copies (Copyright) Policy.”

Ouch! Not to play the victim, but I didn’t even know I was doing anything wrong. No warnings, no temporary suspensions. You’re gone.

So as of now, I can’t buy or sell anything on eBay. You may be in danger too, associating with a known eBay outlaw: “eBay reserves the right to suspend existing accounts as well as new accounts opened by anyone in the same household of a suspended user or by any other associates of a suspended user.”

You can apply for the suspension to be lifted. I’ve done that; we’ll see what happens. From what I can see you just ask and that’s about all you can do. They’re judge and jury.

There’s a lot of stuff on Google about this. I’m certainly not the first one. I feel bad for those who do this for a living. Yes, there are professional eBay merchants. It certainly makes me hesitant to want to go back.

Grrr….I had my iPod mini on there and it was doing well. So frustrating! Strange to be an eBay outlaw.

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada