2006
09.09

Stoopid Ebay

We regret to inform you that your eBay account has been suspended due to the violation of our site policy below:

* Seller Non-performance – Not delivering an item for which payment was accepted or significantly misrepresenting an item by not meeting the terms and item description that are outlined in the listing.

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way including registering a new account. Please note that any seller fees due to eBay will immediately become due and payable. EBay will charge any amounts you have not previously disputed to the billing method currently on file.

They go on further to say that I can be reinstated if I respond to feedback received… the problem is, a suspended user cannot receive feedback, leave feedback, or respond to feedback. Their help file suggests having buyers leave me positive feedback to get reinstated…

Let me explain why I’m sharing this information. EVERY TRANSACTION THEY LISTED AGAINST ME WAS NOT PAID FOR. So basically, what eBay is telling me, is that whether someone pays me or not, I am required to give them the item. Even though eBay has complaints on file from me against these buyers, and issued me a credit for my seller’s fees, I should still have given them the items they didn’t pay for.

I wonder if this tactic works elsewhere. I am going to Wal*Mart. I am going to ask for a TV for free. If they don’t give it to me, I will DEMAND that they close their doors.

It apparently works for eBay…

  1. Ebay fuckin blows now. don’t even bother with them at all.

  2. Yeah. I forgot to pay for something once… it stopped letting me do anything and it says ‘to resolve the issue, you can pay for the item now’ but when you can’t pay for the item because you’ve been suspended?

  3. This is a ridiculous policy. I love eBay but there are much better bargains out there if you just look.

  4. I am glad you posted about this. It is information to know. Have you contacted someone at ebay to explain your situation?

  5. Heres the deal. I have emailed ebay several times, but no response. Ebay no longer has a phone number, but they DO offer live chat support. The problem is, live chat support is nothing more than an interactive help guide… utterly useless. I bribed some of the people with complaints against me to ebay as well, but nothing. My ‘alert’ that comes up when i try to sign into ebay says that I responded on september 6th, and that I should have a reply in 48 hours.

    I hate ebay to tell you the truth, hate paypal too. The problem is, theres no one else to use. I buy broken phones, fix em and resell em. There is no other forum online to do this, at least not one that works…