Forbidden Language on Ebay - Another New Rule!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greenfamilyfarms, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    "Dear Seller!

    It looks like your listing may include language that's not allowed on eBay. For example, you can't say things like:

    “I am not responsible for the item once it’s dropped in the mail.”

    “I am not responsible for lost or damaged items.”

    This kind of language could prevent you from achieving the eBay Top-rated seller status or could lead to your being removed from the program.

    Sellers are responsible for making sure that their item is delivered safely to the buyer.

    Before completing your listing, be sure to make any necessary changes."

  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:I haven't sold on ebay in awhile - partly because I've been busy with other things, but I have sold a TON of stuff on there.

    All the new rules seem to be aimed at screwing over the seller. I've been thinking of finding another route for selling this fall when I start again. There is no way I'm going to be held responsible for the Post Office, or a buyer who can lie (if they choose) and say it came damaged (had it happen before - lady said it never came in the mail, saw MY item in her webpage store the following week.)

    Does anyone have any lists of alternatives to Ebay?

    edited cause it's too early to type the letters in the correect order.

    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  3. wohneli

    wohneli Songster

    Oct 6, 2008
  4. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Great. So now you are responsible for the eggs arriving intact, even though the buyers understand that in these special circumstances it is out of the seller's control?

    I'm not selling eggs next year - only live birds. I made my decision a few weeks ago, but this has sealed the deal.
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Oh Good grief!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:I do craigslist, now, for farm stuff.

    This last listing (donkey) I have gotten 10 (10!) spam mails wanting to send me a cashier's check then I can give their agent back some cash so they can transport the "item I am selling" to the buyer.

    [​IMG] can you GET any more obvious that it's a scam???

    [​IMG] annoying, but not deadly, I guess, so craigslist may be one alternative for me.

    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Yeah, craigslist has gotten really bad for spam/scams.

    I agree on the comments about Ebay..what next? [​IMG]
  8. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Craigslist, Hoobly or Kiiji......
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Quote:I've had the worst luck on Craigslist from folks just dying to scam somebody. looks like the best prospect for now.... besides here on BYC, of course! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  10. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    kijiji is more popular then craigslist here in canada

    i love kijiji its soooo easy the only thing is , it is local sales nothing international so your buyers are from a smaller base and they try and talk you down a lot on your price

    sellers dont always mean obo.... i guy had oil heaters on sale take both for $68 obo...i offered him $50 and he said it was to low so dont put obo if its not really

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