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What I am doing about eBay's ban on gun parts.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SaxonPig, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    I will contact a bunch of eBay sellers with this message.


    With eBay now prohibiting the sales of gun parts you might consider becoming a seller at www.gunbroker.com as you can sell any firearm-related item that you wish to sell. Plus, gunbroker doesn’t charge any listing fees, only a fee if the item sells so it’s actually cheaper to sell there. Please pass this message on to other sellers to spread the word.
  2. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    HA! It took about 10 minutes for ebay to suspend my account after I started sending those messages to sellers. I don't know what sort of monitoring system they use but they were on me almost immediately for "recommending a selling site other than ebay."

    What should they care since they won't sell gun parts any longer? GB is not their competition if they don't sell gun stuff.

    Oh well.
  3. AntiqueCollector

    AntiqueCollector Well-Known Member

    re-register and start over...
  4. #shooter

    #shooter Well-Known Member


    Create new accounts and spam away. If ebay wishes not to sell FA related items then who cares.
  5. Cannonball888

    Cannonball888 Well-Known Member

  6. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they will still sell reloading supplies such as presses, bullets, cases, etc,....?
  7. mpmarty

    mpmarty Well-Known Member

    Here's the text of EBAYs new policy

    "Matt Halprin;
    Hello everyone…In mid-August, we will be updating our Firearms, Weapons and Knives Policy to place more restrictions around gun-related items. Once these changes take effect, we will prohibit listings of any firearm part that is required for the firing of a gun. This includes items like bullet tips, brass casings and shells, barrels, slides, cylinders, magazines, firing pins, trigger assemblies, etc. Please read the Firearms, Weapons and Knives Policy for more details on our current policy.

    As you may know, eBay does not allow the listing of any items which are regulated by individual states or the federal government; however, there are still a large number of firearm-related parts that are legal and are widely available in retail stores. These items have also historically been allowed on eBay.

    After learning that some items purchased on eBay may have been used in the tragedy at Virginia Tech in April 2007, we felt that revisiting our policies was not only necessary, but the right thing to do. After much consideration, the Trust & Safety policy team – along with our executive leaders at eBay Inc. – have made the decision to further restrict more of these items than federal and state regulations require.

    This new update continues to encourage safety among our community members and brings our policies in the U.S. and Canada in closer alignment with our existing policies in other markets around the globe.


    Matt Halprin
    Vice President, Trust & Safety"

    What a croc.

    I'm selling my Ebay stock and will never darken their doorstep again.
  8. Radjxf

    Radjxf Well-Known Member

    Hopefully we can still get grossly overbid S&W wood combat grips! Or those great deals on Milt Sparks holsters for $200! I really hate Ebay. Lately, I've had to completely re-do my account due to all of the hackers and scammers there. You can't buy anything worth the money, esp if you don't run the "last second sniper software". I've been selling most of my gun stuff on the gun forums anyway. Good riddance.
  9. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Well-Known Member

    My letter to them:

    Screw 'em.
  10. still442

    still442 Active Member

    Good riddance to bad rubbish, says I.

    I've been an ebay buyer/seller almost since the very beginning. Over the years, its gone from a buyer's market to something that more closely resembles Buy.com or Overstock.com.

    Gunbroker.com is unfortunately headed that same direction.

    I usually do better anyway at gun shows, in local shops, or using classifieds at places like The High Road.

    Now if only craigslist would lift the gun restriction, we'd really have something to facilitate FTF deals...In my area we do have Outdoors Trader, but it doesn't have a lot of activity.
  11. fixyurgun

    fixyurgun Well-Known Member

    Ebay has turned a blind eye to their "power sellers" breaking federal law for years (by selling barreled receivers labeled barrel) . want to bet the changes don't affect the ebay elite?
  12. Destroyer318

    Destroyer318 member

    Already registered with GunBroker.com! [​IMG]
  13. Drusagas

    Drusagas Well-Known Member

    Anyone know where to find when there are gun shows and such in Texas? Like a listing with all the dates?
  14. jestertoo

    jestertoo Well-Known Member

  15. kellyj00

    kellyj00 Well-Known Member

    could someone just put together a forum for all gun related stuff?

    Simple as pie, I figure. The only thread's should be postings of stuff for sale with pictures, and the only responses to those threads should be from the seller saying "sold, to BobJones101 May 10, 2007" and Bobjones101 saying "good seller, good shipping"

    If you found something you wanted to buy, but weren't sure of the seller, you could just do an 'advanced search' for all posts done by that seller.

    All I need to do now is register a domain, get a static IP and something to use as a server.... not sure where to get the forum's software. Perhaps a moderator would be interested in supplying me with a little info or advice on such an endeavor... ;-)
  16. tmajors

    tmajors Well-Known Member

    Nice. Can't sell gun stuff there, but also can't recommend another site to sell gun stuff at.
  17. bumm

    bumm Well-Known Member

    I've been buying through eBay for 9 years and have perfect feedback. This last year, I've run into more technical glitches and complications than ever before. Today, I recieved an "unpaid item strike" for an item that I recieved in the mail yesterday. I've had it with 'em.
  18. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts Well-Known Member

    Are they going to ban selling cars, since they kill more people than guns? Doesn't surprise me though, eBay's be sucking for awhile. Still shop and sell there though - what a hypocrite!
  19. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    Screw it...So I'll buy my gun parts elsewhere. I don't plan to stop buying other stuff there, as it's still the best place for the other items I buy & sell. They're willing to lose the revenue, that's their right. I'm not willing to bite off my own nose to make a point they are unwilling to acknowledge anyway, and I refuse to fall into the fascism of those zero tolerance types who would stop using the service altogether because of their exercizing their right to restrict the type of items they will allow to be sold on their site.

    BTW, I want to see a link to anyone selling sniper programs. I call BS on 'em. I still have to get up at 2:00 A.M. to snipe stuff the old-fashioned way...
  20. silverlance

    silverlance Well-Known Member

    I am one of those "ebay elite" powersellers. I got that status by working my butt off. funny thing is, I quit earlier this month because my wife got deployed to afganistan, and I wanted to spend my time with her.

    so i have tons of inventory, and now that ebay is shutting down, I really don't care. I can alway sell what i have left off here to my friends, and besides, I had REALLY REALLY gotten tired of copycats stealing my ideas, my hard work writing auctions, and even my copyrights without ebay doing squat about it. they WANT competition, even if it's unscrupulous. they don't care very much at all.

    anyway, i'm "duenor" on ebay with about 700 feedback. and since ebay is a POS anyway, here's the handle of the worst guy who was copying all my S**, ideas, etc. He's some guy called "netdat" and when I politely asked him to stop copying my stuff he told me to jump in a lake.. then proceeded to badmouth me on ebay calling me things like "rinky dink" and "idiot".

    ebay did nothing.

    so, whatever. i hope ebay stock takes a dive and GB and AA become the next big thing. i'm losing money for sure, but i hate them anyway.

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