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E-bay rule change

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by craigz, May 28, 2004.

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  1. craigz

    craigz Member

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    New Fascist Ebay Guidelines

    I just received this email from Ebay:

     
  2. Wildalaska

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    Hmm I didnt get that

    WildsellsalotonebayAlaska
     
  3. Sportcat

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    Just got it...


    Important Notice: Hunting Guidelines and Category Changes

    New Guidelines
    The following guideline changes, which limit what can be sold on eBay, will take effect June 8th, 2004:

    The sale of any assault weapon-related parts or accessories will not be permitted (applies to all parts and accessories related to any firearm defined as an "assault weapon" by federal or California law).
    The sale of any firearm receiver or firearm frame will not be permitted (whether complete receivers and frames, components and parts of receivers and frames, or "cut," "80%," or "partially complete" receivers).
    Category Changes
    In order to improve the ability of buyers to find your items, the category structure of the Hunting category has been expanded to include the creation of three separate categories for Gun Related items:

    Gun Safety & Storage
    Gun Parts
    Gun Accessories
    The Scopes, Optics, Taxidermy, Reloading Equipment & Vintage categories have also been expanded. For more information you may view the whole list of new categories.
    Regards,

    eBay
     
  4. MtrCty

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    I received this as an e-mail today from E-Bay:

    Important Notice: Hunting Guidelines and Category Changes

    New Guidelines
    The following guideline changes, which limit what can be sold on eBay, will take effect June 8th, 2004:

    The sale of any assault weapon-related parts or accessories will not be permitted (applies to all parts and accessories related to any firearm defined as an "assault weapon" by federal or California law).
    The sale of any firearm receiver or firearm frame will not be permitted (whether complete receivers and frames, components and parts of receivers and frames, or "cut," "80%," or "partially complete" receivers).
    Category Changes
    In order to improve the ability of buyers to find your items, the category structure of the Hunting category has been expanded to include the creation of three separate categories for Gun Related items:

    Gun Safety & Storage
    Gun Parts
    Gun Accessories
    The Scopes, Optics, Taxidermy, Reloading Equipment & Vintage categories have also been expanded. For more information you may view the whole list of new categories.
    Regards,

    eBay
     
  5. Diggler

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    I like how everyone treats ********** as its own country equal to the rest of the United States. :rolleyes:

    Use gunbroker instead, support those who support you.
     
  6. N3rday

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    Everyone who is a member of EBAY please send them a piece of your mind!
     
  7. Standing Wolf

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    I don't ever do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots. If E-Bay wanted my dollars, it would treat me with respect rather than contempt.
     
  8. MacPelto

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    My, how things change. You know, I once bought a gun (muzzleloader) off ebay. This was quite some time ago...terrible.

    Harumph.:mad:
     
  9. Michael Zeleny

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    No bigotry needs be involved in a business decision aiming to maximize shareholder value by lessening potential legal liability. Emotional responses and arrogation of the high ground are unlikely to weigh in against the bottom line.
     
  10. craigz

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    Spoken like a true puppet of the managerial elite.
     
  11. Zundfolge

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    What would be the reason for selling gun related stuff on Ebay instead of Gunbroker?
     
  12. Michael Zeleny

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    Anyone capable of imputing attitudes of respect and contempt to limited liability entities would be well advised to leave his teeth under the pillow as tokens of humble obeisance to the Colgate fairy.
     
  13. wintermute76

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    I was just going to post this same thing. Kinda sucks, I got a good deal on some Rem 788 magazines a while back.

    Tho I don't like their politics, they do have wider recognition than gunbroker.
     
  14. TheOtherOne

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    I can't wait until somebody starts turning in all the auctions that are selling something like a rifle sling that happens to be able to fit an evil California defined assault weapon (say an unaltered Yugo-SKS).
     
  15. Chip Dixon

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    It's nice what they teach at Harvard nowadays. Profit over ethics..
     
  16. 2nd Amendment

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    Regardless, the point remains that ebay has chosen to NOT do business with a certain LEGAL and LAW ABIDING segment of the market according to a nebulous definition of a non-existent item. As such that customer segment, which carries with it the power of millions of dollars, is free to take their power of the purse elsewhere. It is indeed about the bottom line and while ebay almost certainly will not see a dime in increased profits, nor have they lost a dime due to liability, they WILL lose dollars over this.

    So be it. My ebay acct is done. Their choice, my response.
     
  17. Michael Zeleny

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    I am not advocating anything beyond a realistic appraisal of corporate motives.
     
  18. Wildalaska

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    Ebay is free like any other corporation to do what is wants in its best corporate interest...

    If this Board, becasue of potential liability issues, chose to eliminate "buy and sell" adds, would you boycott it?

    Whatever, My undersatnding that 80 % receivers etc were always not permitted on ebay.

    If anyone has a TRUE auction site other than ebay that permits firearms and more importantly parts and the like let me know.

    Wildgonnashootmyswedem41btomorrowAlaska
     
  19. Croyance

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    Yes, there is at least one other thread on this.

    They are a buisness, which you do not have to patronize. I won't let people smoke in my home and I don't believe that makes me a facist. They haven't taken anything from you, they are merely not letting you use their services for something. How is this so different from signs that reserve the right not to serve customers, or deny customers service if they have no shoes or shirt?
    They were never supportive of gun rights to begin with. Gunbroker, Guns America, and other sites exist for firearms transactions. Why not support somebody who is at least monetarily supportive of your rights?
    They probably don't want any liability or bad publicity. They might be concerned that another Dylan & Kebold get guns through them.

    None of this is intended to make you sympathetic to their situation.
     
  20. Minion82

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    I guess I'll have to dust off my gunbroker account after June 8th.
     
  21. WonderNine

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    Because people who don't have the money or knowledge to boycott these establishments are at their mercy. Money equals power. I don't see how private home/land ownership can be equated to global franchises unless you've been brainwashed in entirety by Rush Limbaugh.

    I love Ebay and I love what it offers. I hate them and Paypal's terms of agreement, (same globalist terms, same corporation) but the best course of action is to try and change it. Boycotting is not an option for most people in the real world.

    Boycotting or suggesting a boycott is a copout. A total and complete right wing, brainwashed, lazy copout.
     
  22. gunsmith

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    No one knows what

    An assault weapon really is,especially the anti's...it can't last.
    Money is the bottom line and they're capitalist
     
  23. sitkablacktail

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    My god how will I add to me Bennie baby collection if I shy away from EBAY.
     
  24. WonderNine

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    Btw, I meant "right wing" in stupid media generalization sort of way. Just so the point would get across.
     
  25. Michael Zeleny

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    I felt the same way when Ebay first stopped listing firearms. Then I considered their fealty to greedy corporate gnomes, and chose to continue using my account.
     
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