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ebay bans legal firearms, but not illegal stuff???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Zedicus, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Zedicus

    Zedicus Well-Known Member

  2. J Miller

    J Miller Well-Known Member

    That auction fairly REEKS of a sting operation. Too well done, too slick, and eBay does have rules againsts illegal drugs and other items as well as firearms.

    Keep your eye's on it, if it's pulled it is an illegal auction, if it stays, I say it's a sting.

  3. JamisJockey

    JamisJockey member

    I put "pot" in and got 22,000+ hits
    "Bud" gets about 7600
    "Weed" 916
    I'm sure it would be time consuming to check and verify every single item that is posted for auction. Although maybe a good program could probably automatically flag suspect items?
    On top of the ridiculous amount of fraud that goes on, however, it seems that Ebay is actually a monster that is teetering on the verge of being out of control
    Oh, and I've spotted auctions for guns before. Emailed one guy and suggested he pull it, got a fairly nasty response that basically said he doesn't care and has sold guns before that ebay never even noticed him selling them.

  4. CannibalCrowley

    CannibalCrowley Well-Known Member

  5. M1911Owner

    M1911Owner Well-Known Member

    They don't seem to care much if you report stuff either. I reported a guy who was blatently shilling, and nothing at all happened.
  6. 71Commander

    71Commander Well-Known Member

    I reported a guy for selling a complete receiver and they allowed the auction to go forward until completion.:cuss:
  7. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Well-Known Member

    I tried to sell a couple of older satellite access cards that were legal mind you and they pulled my auctions twice. Meanwhile, there are several others with the exact same type of card for sale up there.

    Bunch of idiots!!!



    I f all gunowners quit selling on ebay 'no matter what the items we were selling'' for 1 month they would crawl back to us:D Same with paypal:cuss:
  9. Amish_Bill

    Amish_Bill Well-Known Member

    Four feedback points from last year, and two open auctions this year... Hmm...

    Interesting question - aren't seeds/personal quantities legal in Canada?
  10. Sportcat

    Sportcat Well-Known Member

    They pulled a 10-round Kel-tec P32 magazine I listed in just under 7 hours!!!

    Probably because I said it would give your Kel-tec 10+1 firepower. :banghead:
  11. Moparmike

    Moparmike Well-Known Member

    Actually, seeds are perfectly legal. Its their product that is strictly verboten.

    Someone tell me how that works.:scrutiny:
  12. entropy

    entropy Well-Known Member

    Ebay auction #2992942119

    I reported it to Ebay (FWIW), they'll probably do nothing. I also reported it to the Vancouver BC Police, mentioning that even if selling the seeds isn't illegal, that big 'ol bush they're on probably is.:D That's about all any of us can do, and hope it will be acted on.
  13. Nick1911

    Nick1911 Well-Known Member

    Just curious, do you have any sources for that? It just seems tooo screwy...
  14. 71Commander

    71Commander Well-Known Member

    Now I have no chance of winning the auction.:mad:
  15. c_yeager

    c_yeager Well-Known Member

    The seeds may be very well legal. but, read between the lines on this particular quote from the auction.

    Yep, coffee.
  16. repsychler

    repsychler Well-Known Member

    Well, it probably really is coffee. I believe the idea being the scent would throw off any dogs that may happen to sniff the package.
  17. c_yeager

    c_yeager Well-Known Member

    Pretty lame idea if it is.
  18. Diggler

    Diggler Well-Known Member

    You can't throw off a dog's scent. They don't smell chili, they smell meat, chili powder, beans, tomato, etc. That's why they are so good at what they do.

    BTW, does it come with Doritos and Twinkies?? :p
  19. repsychler

    repsychler Well-Known Member

    Not saying it would work (I don't think it would) but I bet that's the idea behind it.
  20. c_yeager

    c_yeager Well-Known Member

    just FYI 1/8th is a pretty random amount when associated with COFFEE. But it is a common quantity when it comes to grass. Thats what tipped me off to the idea.

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