Missing Marketplace Thread

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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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    You should send your question to our contact us link.
     
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    Done. However, I'm sure this is of interest to more people than just me.
     
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    I'm interested as well. I was considering them, even though they were black.
     
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    In the meantime, I would direct you to review the Marketplace rules, number 6 specifically.

     
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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.
     
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    Munition is not age related, thus a 13 year old can buy munition in the USA?
     
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    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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    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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    Ok, fair enough.
     
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    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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    There wording on ebay is pretty explicit

    My suggestion is if you wish to buy such magazines please find services that specialize in such sales.
     
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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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    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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    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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