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Wave bye bye to eBay

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dust_101, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. dust_101

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  2. zeroskillz

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    In the words of John Big Bootay:
    So waaat, big deeel
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  3. ziadel

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    Yeah, honestly, I dont care, they've been a big enough pain in the rump that I havent used their service in years.

    *shrug*

    I just looked at the big prohibited list. They're REALLY shooting themselves in the foot here.
     
  4. Dannavyret

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    After learning that some items purchased on eBay may have been used in the tragedy at Virginia Tech

    Ok...so when will we hear this...

    After learning that some items purchased on eBay may have been used by Islamic Terrorists

    Bah....Ebay should censor itself to death. "snipping" programs and cheating have made on-line auctions worthless.
     
  5. yhtomit

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    Funny, just before I opened this thread, I'd been looking through eBay at reloading stuff. I don't need any (still excited about my Lee Classic Cast!), but like all things eBay it's fun sometimes just to watch what comes up; if someone was selling dies in a set I'd like to use for a ludicrously low price, I'd be tempted.

    I was a bit peeved to discover that I saw very few (lead) pellet guns, too; a few, Yes, but few enough that I suspect they snuck in against policy. (Am I wrong?) Jillions of airsoft guns, though. Nothing against airsoft (Hey, I bought a few this year, and it was fun at my friend's bachelor party ;)), but they're not much of an interest of mine.

    Besides being asinine, he policy of exclusion is badly worded; if brass casings are verboten (good word for it), what about things like reloading dies and presses?

    Foolish.

    I guess I'll start satisfying my curiosity now on sites like gunbroker -- giving up some of the really good and polished things about eBay (at least for those items).

    timothy
     
  6. WiscTJK

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    I have used their service for barrels, choke tubes, magazines, and the like. It is the easiest way online to purchase these items.

    This will now move elsewhere. And I will try not to use their service in general due to this stance.

    Thanks for the link.
     
  7. Superpsy

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    wow...gun related stuff seems to be a big ebay market...i'll admit i'm a little surprised....i thought the dollars would be given highest priority.
     
  8. nplant

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    Well, I'll send them an email, and tell them to cancel my account. I understood some of their policies, although I didn't agree with them, but cases? You are really going to ban the sales of brass cases? Wow.

    By the way, if any of you who really aren't using the service already, but still have accounts active, were to write to them and specifically ask them to send you, no, mail you, proof that your account has been deleted, I bet it would make them stand up and take some notice.

    Maybe. If we can get enough people upset.
     
  9. Bazooka Joe71

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    You can buy knives and swords GALORE, but no brass????


    Clearly V-tech would never have happened if ebay wasn't around.:rolleyes:
     
  10. damien

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    Gunsamerica.com and gunbroker.com must be celebrating today.

    Is there any good general auction site alternative for eBay?
     
  11. CWL

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    Good. It has been my experience that parts prices had actually gone up because of eBay exposure. Some parts that I once could buy rather inexpensively were jacked-up due to inexperienced bidders overbidding for items. Now that actual gun parts will no longer be allowed for sale, I will be able to buy directly from the manufacturer/distributors without paying inflated prices.
     
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    Fleabay huh...
     
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    Thats so rediculous, however looks like they never actually did allow it, now they are enforcing it.

    Lets compare the fact that maybe something was bought on ebay that took part in the virginia tech shooting and other items. I know for a fact that people who have bought world of warcraft items have been involved with death. There are people so addicted to that game, buying **** for thier characters that they end up neglecting their kids, or killing a friend becuase he stole a virtual sword from him... We should ban the sale of wow stuff too then.

    lol ahhh whatever, they can't regulate everything, there are still going to be some listings and there are other online places to buy firearm parts.
     
  15. AntiqueCollector

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    I don't know. I've used bidville.com for silver coins a while back, but I don't know what they allow with guns/etc.
     
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    Their site, their rules. While I don't like it, that's their choice.
     
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    It may be that they are simply saying they will be enforcing the policy, and then not worrying too much about what gets sold.

    It won't be the first time a company had an official policy to limit their liability, knowing full well that the policy won't actually be implemented.

    Doesn't Colt still stamp ARs with flash suppressors, bayo lugs, and collapsible stocks as LEO?
     
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    I don't think any site can even come close to having the things eBay does. My purchases on there are things that usually cannot be found anywhere else.
     
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    Well looks like I'll be spending more time on THR's listings along with some other gun boards. This is definetly a poor financial decision by ebay. They sell porn why can't they sell gun stuff.
     
  20. Bazooka Joe71

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    I know my eotech 512 does.
     
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    i don't know how anyone even uses ebay. i've never found it user friendly. there's so many passwords, rules, restrictions, costs, etc. that it's just too much of a pita to waste time watching the crap. if i want something used there are much better places to go.
     
  22. 230RN
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    Blast! And I was just about to go shopping for "bullet tips!" :D

    (Just shows to go you how ignorant they are about firearms. Oh, well. Garbage Into their fluffy little city-bred heads, Garbage Out.)
     
  23. Bruce333

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    I don't think I've ever bought anything gun related on eBay. Everything I've bought has been hard to find car parts (my car is 20 years old).

    This should make GunBroker.com happy. More listings for them.
     
  24. Ohio Rifleman

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    And it's our choice to not give them any money if we dislike their policy.

    If you want gun stuff, just go to gunbroker or auctionarms or something.
     
  25. NeoSpud

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    their loss...

    Well, now I'm officially moving to gunbroker

    neener neener, ebay :p
     
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