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    Default Crazy shit

    Found this information on eBays website. Check out reason 5!!!

    There appear to be five main reasons why an eBay member should find his account suspended. These are:

    1 Selling Counterfeit, Fraudulent, Stolen or Mis-Described Goods
    Judging by the number of eBay items with obviously misleading descriptions or titles, this is one of the less serious reasons as far as eBay are concerned, and eBay will only suspend a seller if enough other members complain.

    2 Failing to pay eBay fees on time.
    This seems to rate highly, as if eBay selling fees are not paid on time, then the account is suspended, and no further selling activity can take place.

    3 Repeated Copyright Violations
    Using other people's copyright images, text, and sometimes copying complete eBay listings will result in a ban, at least if you get reported enough times, possibly three or more. Of course, if nobody notices or complains, then you can get away with it indefinitely. The reason that eBay will suspend or terminate you account is that if they fail to do so, they themselves could be held responsible for permitting, or failing to stop, the violations, and they could be sued for large amounts of money. Courts may decide to award actual and punitive damages, and eBay would have little if any defence, and would almost certainly have to pay the other party's legal fees, which could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars or pounds.

    4 Whistle Blowing
    One of the quirkier eBay rules is that members may not contact each other to warn about other members suspected of fraud or selling counterfeit goods. Anybody caught doing so will have their account suspended or terminated. This strikes us as very unfair indeed, and we wonder if it is because eBay are making plenty of money from the crooks?

    5 eBay's Incompetence or Negligence
    eBay have been known to suspend members by mistake, and we believe it is quite common, They probably also do so out of fear. Because there are few if any checks when members first join or start to sell, and eBay suddenly notice that a member is selling large volumes or values of goods, they are likely to panic and suspend a member, then ask questions later.

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    I can't believe you actually found this on the eBay website. We all knew this was goin on but for it to be right there in their website is pretty ballsy. It sucks how we have to pay for mistakes made by eBay.

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    Default way! I have to check this out myself. No wonder the left hand doesn't seem to know what the right one is doing. That is definately crazy, but understandable since I did also read on their site that they have over 97 million users on their we are just a number one in the land of very many, too many to get any type of service.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2011


    gotta love reason number 5! These people are impossible to work with!


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