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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.

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  1. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Member

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    LOL

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

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

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    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.

    Sincerely,

    Matt Halprin
    Vice President, Trust & Safety"

    What a croc.

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

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    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

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    My letter to them:

    Screw 'em.
    Wes
     
  10. still442

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    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

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    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

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

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

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  15. kellyj00

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    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

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

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    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.
    Marty
     
  18. Rustynuts

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
  21. hexidismal

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    It is certainly annoying for me. I did buy the occasional gun related item there, and sometimes it really was the best price. Even more often though I used it to sell items that I bought and decided I didn't want, usually at not much loss (and sometimes even profit). Its easy to say you can just sell it here or on other forums or even gunbroker, but realistically sometimes things just don't sell, and ebay is the largest possible audience. I will definitely feel less secure buying items I'm not sure of, just to try them out, now that I won't be able to use ebay to reclaim the loss.
     
  22. RMc

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    My Reply to eBay.

    Sent to: mhalprin@ebay.com

    Re: Message from Matt Halprin – New Listing Restrictions on Gun Parts

    I have read of your decision to remove all firearms related parts from eBay in August. The vast majority of my eBay purchases have been firearms parts, specifically barrels, stocks, magazines, bullets, once-fired brass and shotshells. Some of these barrels, stocks, bullets and shotshell hulls have been used in conducting marksmanship and firearms safety training for Boy Scouts and others in my community.

    I have looked to eBay for the many barrels and parts that are out of production and hard to find anywhere. It will be part of my online experience that will be missed greatly since ebay has elected to remove the primary reason for this eBayer to browse and bid.

    On a national level, legislation has been implemented to with the help of the NRA to strengthen the instant check system to help prevent those adjudicated mentally incompetent from purchasing a firearm. eBay has for a long time prohibited the sale of that part legally deemed a firearm - the receiver or frame. Without this key part no other parts have any real use.

    Your new policy prohibiting the sale of firearms parts is nothing more than a "feel good" public relations move that will have no real effect on criminal activity of any kind.

    I realize it would be hard to retract such a policy - no matter how ill-advised at this point. Regardless, I call on you to have the courage to immediately recind this misguided public relations ploy.

    RMc
     
  23. brentn

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    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."

    They made a mistake!
    They enforce the "recommending a selling site other than ebay" becuase its a conflict of interest, how in the hell can it be a COI now???? Any place of business that recommends a place of purchase other than their own for goods they do not/cannot carry is called CUSTOMER SERVICE.

    What a bunch of ........
     
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  24. Outlaws

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    Can I still buy all those super mean looking knives and swords?
     
  25. ArfinGreebly

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    Too bad about eBay.

    There are other bays out there among the islands, undiscovered by mortal man.

    I've heard tales of places like gun-bay and gunpowder-bay where no man has yet set foot.

    A man could settle there and set up a little on-line gig, named after the aforementioned bay, of course.

    Grab your maps, lads, there's a lot of unexplored territory out there.

    Aaaarrrrr!
     
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