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Ebay & Guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rab357, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. rab357

    rab357 Member

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    I received the following email from Ebay today. After reading it I thought, "Gee what could I have done so wrong?" All I did was buy a lawful product on Ebay and now I am being warned "neither seller nor buyer should engage in transactions that violate the law or eBay policy."



    Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 08:26:52 PDT
    Dear R****** * B******
    Please be aware that the following listing:

    Item Number – 7222400***
    Item Title - Standard Single Gunvault Safe GV1000C-STD NEW!

    has been removed by eBay for violating of one or more of our policies.
    Any offers or bids placed on this listing are now null and void. We
    advise you not to finalize this transaction with the seller. As stated in
    the eBay User Agreement, neither seller nor buyer should engage in
    transactions that violate the law or eBay policy.

    Please review eBay's Prohibited and Restricted Items guidelines and
    User Agreement at the following locations:

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/item_allowed.html
    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/user-agreement.html

    We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
    Regards,
    eBay Trust & Safety


    So I learned from Ebay the VIOLATION was that the seller of the GunVault gun safe whom I bought the safe from used a stock photo that actually showed a gun in the safe. Pictures of the gun safe are OK but pictures of the gun safe with product it is intended for are a no no.


    A bunch of chickens at Ebay.:mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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  2. illini52

    illini52 Member

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    Yep, ebay sucks. So does Paypal.
     
  3. 1911JMB

    1911JMB Member

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    What I find hillarious is when somebody sells a full capacity magazine or switchblade on ebay, and they say something like "Microtech Halo, 2.5 inch blade" or "pre-ban 10 round glock 17 magazine". Its amazing isn't it? They can't figure those guys out, and yet they stop you from selling a safe.
     
  4. Graystar

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    That's because they're searching for the word "clip." ;)
     
  5. silicon wolverine

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    I had a NASTY falling out with ebay over the sale of FCG parts for AR15s and AKs. Id buy kits, split them up and sell it piece by piece. There were at least 10 other guys doing the same thing. They had like 500 auctions going at once. I had like 15 or 20, Guess who ebay pulls. Not the guys with 500. Mine. They said i was selling "machine gun parts". I called thier service dept and asked if they pulled mine why didnt they pull xxxxxxxs auction selling the EXACT SAME part. The customer service person mumbled for about 10 seconds and hung up on me. When i called back i was told my account had been terminated for "reasons relating to abusive treatment of customer service personnel". I have a message for you Ebay. EVERYBODY GETS THIERS IN THE END. F'ing ebay.

    SW
     
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I don't ever do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots.
     
  7. USP4Me

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    PayPal is an abomination
     
  8. Diomed

    Diomed Member

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    Ebay's policies are completely lacking in logic, but I have to admit I get a sick kind of enjoyment when a gun auction goes to completion. It does happen, I've seen it. And not just pre-1898s, either...
     
  9. ABTOMAT

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    I remember the "good old days" on eBay when gun auctions were allowed, before they were scared stiff by lawsuits. Must have been 30 Desert Eagles up for sale at once. You could find anything.
     
  10. Ovid

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    I see that some sellers are now censoring the image of firearms in auctions for holsters. Is there some rule against even showing a picture of a gun on eBay now?
     
  11. aaronrkelly

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    Ovid, read the last paragraph of the VERY first post in this thread for your answer. :eek:
     
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