Knives, swords, bayos from eBay.UK no more!


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Cannonball888
March 18, 2009, 03:51 PM
I used to enjoy getting some of my bayonet collection from eBay.UK but no more. As of March 10th eBay.UK prohibits the sale of knives unless they are used for eating! Even kitchen knives are banned. Just when you thought the UK couldn't be more insane! I'm wondering how long before eBay USA follows this policy.

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/weapons.html

eBay prohibits members from listing knives on eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie with one exception:

Cutlery: this includes sets of kitchen cutlery (knives, forks, spoons) that contain knives used for eating, but does not include sharp kitchen knives such as those found in knife blocks, such as paring knives.

Members should be aware when listing knives on eBay that it is an offence to market a knife in a way which indicates or suggests that it is suitable for combat, or is likely to encourage violent behaviour involving the use of the knife as a weapon. It is also an offence to sell knives to a person who is under the age of 18.

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SimpleIsGood229
March 18, 2009, 06:35 PM
I saw that coming. Par for the British course in general, if you ask me.

You know, reading eBay.UK's statement makes me realize how much my Spyderco collection calls out to me to go stab someone. :eek: They're encouraging "violent behaviour" in me! :rolleyes: :banghead: Gee...I guess I should start collecting something more innocent, like stamps...or Beanie Babies. :rolleyes:

But wait a minute...I'm a human being with self control, reason, and intellect. Therefore, I know that a knife is an inanimate object that can do nothing by itself. It is I that commit the act, not the piece of steel. Therefore, as a member of society, I know that stabbing people is generally frowned upon by said society, which places a penalty upon such behavior. Therefore, I will excercise my reason and intellect. Thus, I arrive upon the conclusion that my remaining a member of society depends upon correct usage of my free will. Hence, a bowling ball is no different from a machete; could I not club a person to death with a bowling ball? Maybe bowling balls should be banned from eBay. Nah...I'll simply excercise that little thing called personal responsibility: if I club someone with a bowling ball (excluding personal defense), I am responsible for my actions, and will therefore pay the penalty. Funny how that works...:scrutiny:

Big Daddy Grim
March 18, 2009, 06:44 PM
wow that seems stupid can't believe the British sometimes any reason for this or just somthing new for them to do.

hso
March 18, 2009, 10:35 PM
it is an offence to market a knife in a way

Tragic

hso
March 18, 2009, 10:35 PM
it is an offence to market a knife in a way

Tragic

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
March 18, 2009, 11:49 PM
knives used for eating

Who "eats" with a knife? That would be stupid, to stick a sharp object into your mouth. :confused:

Sad, sad state of affairs over there. :(

Duke of Doubt
March 19, 2009, 12:45 AM
Dr. Tad: "Who "eats" with a knife?"

Oh, come on; don't tell me you don't remember the classic Dudley Doright episode where he gets kicked out of the Mounties for eating his peas with a knife. I ate them that way on purpose for a few months, just because of that cartoon.

red_metallic
March 19, 2009, 09:30 AM
Unfortunately UK = FAIL these days.

If you want to see how a modern country dies from the inside, follow the UK news.

messerist
March 22, 2009, 08:47 PM
Soon we can take the Great out of Great Britain:(.

Sniper X
March 23, 2009, 05:26 PM
The tragic thing about it is the powers that be over there seem to have brainwashed the citizenry as well. The most insane liberal hacks I get on another board when the topic turns to guns are from the UK! Mainly because they seem to show very one sided false "facts" in their support of ultimate gun control. Over in the UK they have "ALL encompassing control" But appearently don't realize it yet.

Sniper X
March 23, 2009, 05:28 PM
I also read a story that the London Armed Police had to be called to a shooting, the police officers, some version of SWAT had FN FALS and all had one round each....they had limited ammo so long the police didn't even have more than one round each!

KenWP
March 23, 2009, 05:58 PM
Cops in Newfoundland carry their guns in the trunks of their cars because it was a British colony untill 1948.

hso
March 23, 2009, 08:57 PM
Guys, if ya wanna talk guns we have the whole rest of the house to do it in. Let's stay on topic here, m'okay?

sm
March 24, 2009, 12:36 AM
I eat my peas with honey
I've done it all my life
It makes the peas taste funny
But it keeps them on the knife. -anon


I learned that in the 1st Grade, I do not recall the author.

Now, if'n we could just edit that poem with bayonet, sword...etc., we might have a case for changin' eBay UK.


*work with me here*

mp510
March 24, 2009, 12:50 AM
The policy change was prompted by a story run on on of the British news networks, possibly BBC (I forget which one). They did an investigative journalism piece on the availability of knives, and suggested that Britons could easily acquire illegal knives via eBay. The reporter ordered a half dozen tactical knives (at least some of which were Assissted Openers) and claimed they were illegal flick knives (their word for switch blades). Considering the British attitude towards knives right now, the piece obviously would touch a nerve with viewers. So, ebay immediately responded and cut off knife sales in the uK and Ireland to save face. Nothing more than a public relations move. It's like after that US news company ran the story about Cho buying mags on eBay. They had no choice but to cull a lot of gun stuff in order to protect their image. They would have been portrayed as (even more) complicit if they did not do something.

Travis Bickle
March 24, 2009, 04:52 AM
If you want to see how a modern country dies from the inside, follow the UK news.

The U.S. suffers from the same terminal disease, Britain is merely in a more advanced stage of it.

Considering the British attitude towards knives right now, the piece obviously would touch a nerve with viewers.

Doctors' kitchen knives ban call (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4581871.stm)

sidheshooter
March 26, 2009, 12:49 AM
Criminy.

Between this and the "more-cameras-per capita-than-anywhere-else" nanny state they've got going, not even readily available good beer can save them.

Hasta la vista, ancestors...

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