Ebay & Guns


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rab357
April 19, 2006, 09:24 PM
I received the following email from Ebay today. After reading it I thought, "Gee what could I have done so wrong?" All I did was buy a lawful product on Ebay and now I am being warned "neither seller nor buyer should engage in transactions that violate the law or eBay policy."



Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 08:26:52 PDT
Dear R****** * B******
Please be aware that the following listing:

Item Number 7222400***
Item Title - Standard Single Gunvault Safe GV1000C-STD NEW!

has been removed by eBay for violating of one or more of our policies.
Any offers or bids placed on this listing are now null and void. We
advise you not to finalize this transaction with the seller. As stated in
the eBay User Agreement, neither seller nor buyer should engage in
transactions that violate the law or eBay policy.

Please review eBay's Prohibited and Restricted Items guidelines and
User Agreement at the following locations:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/item_allowed.html
http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/user-agreement.html

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Regards,
eBay Trust & Safety


So I learned from Ebay the VIOLATION was that the seller of the GunVault gun safe whom I bought the safe from used a stock photo that actually showed a gun in the safe. Pictures of the gun safe are OK but pictures of the gun safe with product it is intended for are a no no.


A bunch of chickens at Ebay.:mad: :mad: :mad:

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illini52
April 19, 2006, 09:36 PM
Yep, ebay sucks. So does Paypal.

1911JMB
April 19, 2006, 11:38 PM
What I find hillarious is when somebody sells a full capacity magazine or switchblade on ebay, and they say something like "Microtech Halo, 2.5 inch blade" or "pre-ban 10 round glock 17 magazine". Its amazing isn't it? They can't figure those guys out, and yet they stop you from selling a safe.

Graystar
April 19, 2006, 11:55 PM
or "pre-ban 10 round glock 17 magazine". Its amazing isn't it? They can't figure those guys out,...
That's because they're searching for the word "clip." ;)

silicon wolverine
April 20, 2006, 12:13 AM
I had a NASTY falling out with ebay over the sale of FCG parts for AR15s and AKs. Id buy kits, split them up and sell it piece by piece. There were at least 10 other guys doing the same thing. They had like 500 auctions going at once. I had like 15 or 20, Guess who ebay pulls. Not the guys with 500. Mine. They said i was selling "machine gun parts". I called thier service dept and asked if they pulled mine why didnt they pull xxxxxxxs auction selling the EXACT SAME part. The customer service person mumbled for about 10 seconds and hung up on me. When i called back i was told my account had been terminated for "reasons relating to abusive treatment of customer service personnel". I have a message for you Ebay. EVERYBODY GETS THIERS IN THE END. F'ing ebay.

SW

Standing Wolf
April 20, 2006, 12:16 AM
I don't ever do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots.

USP4Me
April 20, 2006, 01:05 AM
PayPal is an abomination

Diomed
April 20, 2006, 01:21 AM
Ebay's policies are completely lacking in logic, but I have to admit I get a sick kind of enjoyment when a gun auction goes to completion. It does happen, I've seen it. And not just pre-1898s, either...

ABTOMAT
April 20, 2006, 01:26 AM
I remember the "good old days" on eBay when gun auctions were allowed, before they were scared stiff by lawsuits. Must have been 30 Desert Eagles up for sale at once. You could find anything.

Ovid
April 20, 2006, 01:32 AM
I see that some sellers are now censoring the image of firearms in auctions for holsters. Is there some rule against even showing a picture of a gun on eBay now?

aaronrkelly
April 20, 2006, 03:30 AM
Ovid, read the last paragraph of the VERY first post in this thread for your answer. :o

V4Vendetta
April 20, 2006, 10:29 AM
If I want gun products, I check out www.gunbroker.com . That's my suggestion.

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