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Old Feb 9, 2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Last night I came across a thread in the Marketplace Forum advertising some brand new 30 round AR-15 magazines for sale. I don't see it there any more. Why was it removed? Was it against the Marketplace rules?
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Last night I came across a thread in the Marketplace Forum advertising some brand new 30 round AR-15 magazines for sale. I don't see it there any more. Why was it removed? Was it against the Marketplace rules?
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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You should send your question to our contact us link.
Done. However, I'm sure this is of interest to more people than just me.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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I'm interested as well. I was considering them, even though they were black.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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In the meantime, I would direct you to review the Marketplace rules, number 6 specifically.
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Suitable items. The Marketplace is intended primarily for Apple-related and other computer-related items but is not limited to such items. We do not permit offers to sell/trade/buy hazardous materials, weapons, or age-restricted items that would be illegal for our members aged 13+ to purchase. We do not permit sales or trades that violate laws or items on eBay's Prohibited and Restricted Items list. When in doubt, contact us for permission before starting a Marketplace thread.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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In the meantime, I would direct you to review the Marketplace rules, number 6 specifically.
Well, since the item DIDN'T violate that, the answer must be that someone didn't like the item and whined about it through a report.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 04:58 PM   #7
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Well, since the item DIDN'T violate that, the answer must be that someone didn't like the item and whined about it through a report.
Munition is not age related, thus a 13 year old can buy munition in the USA?
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Munition is not age related, thus a 13 year old can buy munition in the USA?
It was not ammunition. It was for empty magazines.
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The eBay Restricted Items list (linked above) note that anything over a 10 round magazine cannot be sold.

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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:03 PM   #10
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The eBay Restricted Items list (linked above) note that anything over a 10 round magazine cannot be sold.

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That policy is only enforced in states where those are illegal.
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Since MacRumor's relies on Ebay's list of prohibited and restricted items and Ebay prohibits the sale of magazines that can hold more then 10 rounds, the for sale thread was removed.
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Since MacRumor's relies on Ebay's list of prohibited and restricted items and Ebay prohibits the sale of magazines that can hold more then 10 rounds, the for sale thread was removed.
Ok, fair enough.
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It was not ammunition. It was for empty magazines.
Sorry, was misreading that, especially since it was 30 magazines, quite a high number. Even when I was serving in the military, I never got more than two or for magazines, thus my inability to comprehend that many magazines belonging to one person instead of a squad.
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That policy is only enforced in states where those are illegal.
There wording on ebay is pretty explicit

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Magazines with a capacity to accept 10 rounds or less (high-capacity magazines that can accept more than 10 rounds are not allowed)
My suggestion is if you wish to buy such magazines please find services that specialize in such sales.
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It's still only enforced in states where it is illegal. eBay is based in CA, so they cover their ass, but:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-AR-mil-spe...item4ac13f9d8d

There is no such thing as a 10-rd USGI mag.

Since the "reason" was buried so deep in the ebay policies, my original suspicion must be correct. Someone got scared, complained and the thread disappeared.
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If you have an issue with the moderation then please I recommend using the contact us form and an admin will review and respond. As it stands that marketplace sale violated the ebay list of restricted and prohibited items and it was removed.
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If you have an issue with the moderation then please I recommend using the contact us form and an admin will review and respond. As it stands that marketplace sale violated the ebay list of restricted and prohibited items and it was removed.
No, thanks. I know how that will go, mostly a repetition of what's here when I already know the answer.

It'd be nice to know who the OP was though ... but since the thread was deleted and not just closed ...
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Since MacRumor's relies on Ebay's list of prohibited and restricted items and Ebay prohibits the sale of magazines that can hold more then 10 rounds, the for sale thread was removed.
I know nothing at all about weapons or ammunition, but it seems to me that this is the answer to the question raised in the thread. Ebay prohibits the sale of this type of item, and we follow that list in our Marketplace here. If I understand correctly, the item being sold exceeds the 10-round limit.

Whether or not or how and when Ebay enforces the list isn't relevant to MR's policy as far as I can see.

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