Gun Parts Back on Ebay?!!!


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SharpsDressedMan
January 7, 2012, 10:52 PM
Does anyone know if they changed their policy (or part of it) back to allowing gun parts listed for auction and buy-it-now? I just punched in some searches, and found pistol barrels, some slides, and other parts I haven't seen in awhile. Maybe I wasn't paying attention to the notices that they send out, or maybe I am hallucinating....................

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rcmodel
January 7, 2012, 10:56 PM
Probably the Bot-Nanny that catches things by filtering words in the I.D. took off for the holidays!

I was watching something like that just the other day for a friend and the listing disappeared four days before the auction ended.

rc

Scimmia
January 7, 2012, 11:53 PM
Yes, they changed the restrictions recently. From Ebay's rules page:


The following gun parts and accessories are allowed on the eBay US site only. The seller must be in the US and offer domestic shipping only:

En bloc clips

Barrels

Bolts

Choke tubes

Cylinders

Firing pins

Hammers

Magazines with a capacity to accept 10 rounds or less (high-capacity magazines that can accept more than 10 rounds are not allowed)

Slides

Trigger assemblies

tyeo098
January 7, 2012, 11:58 PM
Magazines with a capacity to accept 10 rounds or less (standard-capacity magazines that can accept more than 10 rounds are not allowed)

They should really fix that... but it could be since they cannot verify whether or not the buyer is in a free state or not. But that should be more the buyers problem to know the rules than the company, no?

I guess this means we'll see more parts being offered for discounted prices? Ebay usually has stuff cheaper than most places, and with all their protection offered its become a nicer place to shop.

FIVETWOSEVEN
January 7, 2012, 11:59 PM
They should really fix that...

But then Ebay would look bad and we can't have that.

SharpsDressedMan
January 8, 2012, 01:10 AM
Hey, at least they got SOME common sense back into the gun restriction area........

GI_Jared
January 8, 2012, 01:17 AM
I believe they have a 10 round limit on mags because they are based in California and they have to follow the crazy ass laws that they have there.

bushmaster1313
January 8, 2012, 01:36 AM
Looks like everthing but the receiver.

The following gun parts and accessories are allowed on the eBay US site only. The seller must be in the US and offer domestic shipping only:

En bloc clips

Barrels

Bolts

Choke tubes

Cylinders

Firing pins

Hammers

Magazines with a capacity to accept 10 rounds or less (high-capacity magazines that can accept more than 10 rounds are not allowed)

Slides

Trigger assemblies

rondog
January 8, 2012, 02:11 AM
You can find all kinds of gun parts on eBay, bayonets too. No complete guns or ammo though, but parts seem to be OK. I've searched for and found tons of Enfield rifle parts there and all kinds of bayonets.

Kaeto
January 8, 2012, 08:07 AM
In the Black Powder section I've seen a listing for a Thompson Center rifle barrel, and the next listing was for the complete stock of that rifle.

FROGO207
January 8, 2012, 08:15 AM
I still will boycott them until they stop restricting sales of any firearm related items---and that goes for paypal as well.:banghead: I am sick of having my tail watched by a retailer to keep me "safe" from myself, I do not need more arbitrary restrictions when transacting a legal purchase . I have not bothered buying from a couple of people in the buy and sell due to the fact that they had great prices but required DISCREET paypal only. I vote with my money.:D

youngda9
January 8, 2012, 08:42 AM
They have a lot of pistol and revolver sights on there :)

lemaymiami
January 8, 2012, 09:41 AM
Frogo... they're not protecting you or the general public at all with those unfortunate policies. Those kind of policies are strictly to keep them out of lawsuits. Your welfare isn't even on their radar... The first thing any attorney looking into a potential lawsuit does (remember it can't be your fault - it has to be someone else's fault...) is to find someone or some business with "deep pockets" to make suing worthwhile. If I were E-Bay I'd want to make sure those deep pockets weren't mine. That's what our wonderful civil law system has brought us.... Wish it weren't so.

FROGO207
January 8, 2012, 10:43 AM
^^^^^I agree with you as to why. While they are keeping ME from that lawsuit with them they are dictating what products I can purchase there also.There are a LOT of items that are much more destructive than a firearm will ever be, on sale to the highest bidder.:banghead: It is all about choices and anyone that restricts mine shall not be rewarded in any way. No worries about me helping them prosper.:D

BTW Ebay is not the seller it is the auction site REPRESENTING the seller so ultimately not the responsible party.

glockky
January 8, 2012, 11:20 AM
I wish they still sold brass on there. About 5 years ago you could get brass cheap on there because it was flooded with it.

eastbank
January 8, 2012, 11:48 AM
i got the boot for selling a canvass magizine pouch. any thing they do is not for you or me,but the fact may be that their loseing money, when so many sellers left the site to sell on other sites. you pay a fee to e-bay(listing,pictures) and pay pal, then they can hold your money and can freeze your account at their whim. i have been done with them for more than two years. no more e-bay for me. eastbank.

TennJed
January 8, 2012, 03:39 PM
I am getting very hungry since I started boycotting all merchants that restrict firearms sales. Living off beef jerky from basspro is getting old. Hopefully the local grocery will quit hating my freedom and start selling firearms. I mean they sell knives at the grocery store why not guns
In all honesty I see business like ebay and paypal for what they they are. Non gun related businesses. If I can get something for my hobby there great, if not that's okay. They provide a service and are not in the "gun industry"

Also I know paypal gets a lot of heat from some gun owners but I have bought items dirrectly from kel tec twisted industries website using paypal. If paypal hated all things guns I wonder why they accept kel tec's business

dogtown tom
January 8, 2012, 04:13 PM
eastbank i got the boot for selling a canvass magizine pouch.
Really?
I've been selling gun grips & accessories on ebay for six years with no problems.

Odds are you violated an Ebay policy unrelated to firearms.

USAF_Vet
January 8, 2012, 06:56 PM
I bet paypal would be mad if they knew my last deposit to my account was from selling a black powder rifle.

I scour ebay from time to time for firearms accessories. I'm watching some ammo cans right now at a decent price, awaiting payday.

Cluster Bomb
January 8, 2012, 07:17 PM
they sent me a survey a few weeks ago. about my buying and selling experiences. As they have declined. Told them to support 2a. and that most of my online transactions arnt by paypal. I received a call a few days after. With a second survey. gave them the just of it. then was taken to an escalation supervisor. asked what this was about and if my account was being banned, because i purchased a box for my wifes gun, holster, and speed loaders, and a few parts, as well as other hunting items. He said he couldn't comment on it but the fact that i was a power seller, purchased a lot on eBay and through paypal, and the fact that it stopped abruptly was the reason for the surveys and calls. Anyways i told him the companies policy wer in violation of my civil rights under 2a. Ebay is a excellent place for me to do business, however i will do business elsewhere as they want my business.

any ways, just thought id share. Maybe ill start do sell again on ebay, as to show them its the right thing to do and they will make money.

dogtown tom
January 8, 2012, 08:00 PM
Cluster Bomb ....i told him the companies policy wer in violation of my civil rights under 2a.....

You need to retake a civics class.;)

Cluster Bomb
January 8, 2012, 08:03 PM
yea i know, it was worth a shot over the phone =p

SharpsDressedMan
January 8, 2012, 09:31 PM
Pros and cons, but before they restricted gun parts a few years ago, I found lots of hard to get stuff for guns there, especially magazines for rare or limited guns. For that reason, purely business, I am glad the retrictions are basically off. Whether we like it or not, they have the biggest buyer and seller base, and if politics don't get in one's way, you can find what you want better, or sell what you have higher, because of it.

bushmaster1313
January 8, 2012, 09:58 PM
I still will boycott them until they stop restricting sales of any firearm related items---and that goes for paypal as well. I am sick of having my tail watched by a retailer to keep me "safe" from myself, I do not need more arbitrary restrictions when transacting a legal purchase . I have not bothered buying from a couple of people in the buy and sell due to the fact that they had great prices but required DISCREET paypal only. I vote with my money.


Nice thing about America is that they do not have to sell to you and you do not need to buy from them.

God Bless America.

(I am also grateful to the folks at eBay for helping me buy and sell many items at a true market price. I am even more grateful to the folks at Gunbroker.)

Hunterdad
January 8, 2012, 09:58 PM
So, they could quite possibly sell AR uppers?

OcelotZ3
January 9, 2012, 01:44 AM
Odds are you violated an Ebay policy unrelated to firearms. (for selling a mag pouch)

Anything that is remotely connected to something they believe of as an "assault rifle" or a real machine gun is verboten. That includes soft goods such as pouches, parts roll, etc.

I advertised a canvas tool roll (with no parts/tools, just the canvas) that was for supporting a military machine gun. It got booted off ebay. So then I just put the nomenclature for which weapon it was for. It got booted off again. I contacted ebay support and they recommended I put it up again, but just say "empty tool roll" without identifying what rifle it was for. Yeah, like anyone would buy that...

There were some other things I put up with similar results. I got tired of it and haven't sold much on there since.

eastbank
January 9, 2012, 08:53 AM
why would they want to controll what you buy, even items that are legal to buy and sell and ship thru the uspo-ups-fedx? even to cal. yet you can sell porn and racialy sensitive items. they don,t want german war items sold,but you can sell chinese,japanese and russian war items, plus the must have and use paypal sucks. eastbank.

gym
January 9, 2012, 09:27 PM
They have had stuff like holsters and sights for years now, along with grips. But Amazon has much more and is much cheaper. I picked up a rail, red dot front grip for AR, and some risers, all for under a hundred bucks. Also they give you like 30 or 40 dollars if you sign up for their credit card. That's free money as long as you just pay it off when it comes. I used it for 1 order saved 40 bucks and threw it in the safe, it is an extreme interest rate, but take the 40 and say goodbye.
Amazon has bore sighters scopes, "you name it" every brand and great prices.I use them for all my accesorys now, after a quick price check at the usual places. I wish they sold guns, at the deep discounts they sell for, it would be a huge sucess.Even amo.

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