eBay Mobile is now a 17+ App *blinks*

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Yes.
     
  2. jacobgaul macrumors regular

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    you can buy blow up dolls from ebay also rubber d!cks.. so yeah its 17+ for a reason
     
  3. idunk macrumors member

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    True but 99% of people dont go to ebay for sick reasons
     
  4. thnm2020 macrumors newbie

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    I haven't used eBay in quite awhile, but don't you have to be 18 to sell and buy things according to their rules (credit card and paypal requirements or something)?
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    yes but it

    only takes one like this God Warrior I guessing the legal team told them to go this route because of the above. and other items there though it is a small percent. plus I think the fact they have added the ability to pay for a item now bid and paying agreeing to a legal contract.
     
  6. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    yes and it is hard to find them. you need to have a credit card i think to get on them.
    I think they need to bad safari as you can access porn.
    apple is getting pathetic and is really starting to become big brother.
    I just tried to find the things I found when on the site with a web browser. nope no adult access from the app.
    and it's like how can apple stop kids from accessing such things? the iphone is not the way they will be getting such things. a weird thing called a home computer.
     
  7. SeanMcC macrumors regular

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    Unless your phone has parental controls on it and you can't get the eBay mobile app because it's 17+, why does it matter?
     
  8. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    All apps that have a web browser built in to it are now listed as 17+ apps. Stupid, yes, but that's what apple decided to do and that is why eBay mobile is 17+.

    PS. I'm upgraded my eBay mobile now. The updates look really nice!
     
  9. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    You have to be 18 or older to have an eBay account in the first place so I guess they're doing the age restriction for a reason.
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Since when were sex toys "sick"?
     
  11. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    It is if you are sexually repressed. Condoms could be 'sick' too.
     
  12. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Wow, I didn't realize that I had such a deviant lifestyle! :)
     
  13. S14-Racer macrumors newbie

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    Sick... What are you supposed to stick in a rubber blow up doll, other then a "rubber d!ck"...? Wait I don't want to know, heheh J/K

    Ebay is 18 and older, as it is a contractual service, thus their should be no issues with it being 17+ for legality reasons.
     
  14. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    Why so surprised??

    You need to be above 17 to have an eBay account!!

    The new eBay application also handles PayPal transactions. This also requires you to be above 17 years old.
     
  15. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Wow. Why did they ever approve Google? You can find illegal content on there no matter how old you are!
     
  16. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    fair point!
     
  17. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    LMAO!!!
    true though.
    For starters, to even do business on eBay, you have to have a credit card or PayPal, and therefore must be 18yrs old anyway.
     
  18. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    What the general public already knows is that you can already use Safari to access anything.
     
  19. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Messages - People can send nude pics of themselves!
    Calendar - Someone could send you a meeting invite with naughty words
    Photos - Nude pics, etc.
    Camera - You can TAKE nude pics!
    YouTube - Plenty of swearing, NSFW/not safe for kids videos (and in the comments too)
    Stocks - Might be "inappropriate" content in the news feeds
    Maps - You can lookup sex toy shops
    Weather - Cities can have naughty names - like F**king, Austria
    Voice Memos - You can record yourself swearing. A little kid playing with your phone could open it and hear it
    Notes - You can write all sorts of naughty things and again, some little kid might read it
    Clock - Can have custom ringtones for your alarms. Your custom ringtones might be songs with cursing in the lyrics. A little kid might hear.
    Settings - Again, you set your ringtone here and your ringtone could have adult lyrics which a little kid might hear when you're setting it.
    iTunes Store - You can listen to previews of Explicit songs.
    App Store - You can see previews for 17+/explicit apps
    Compass - Has a link to the Maps app, see above.
    Phone - You can call sex hotlines
    Mail - Someone might send you nude pics, or an email with cursing in it, or a link to a naughty website
    Safari - Can access any website in the world. Porn, etc.
    iPod - You can play songs with explicit lyrics in them, or play porn videos.

    Did I get everything. :rolleyes:
     
  20. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I was a little shocked but then I thought about it and realized that yeah, I guess so.
     
  21. BNZ1 macrumors regular

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    Yeah you missed Harbour Master. That game is dirty
     

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  22. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Top!
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm thinking that it takes mom or dad's paypal account (and/or credit card) as the primary reason, i.e., kids going nuts spending $$ on a ton of crap.

    Then there's the rules governing contracts and minors, i.e., disaffirmance. In the strictest sense, the auction is a contract and so ebay is avoiding the whole potential issue.

    Yeah, I'm reaching on this one, but there seems to be a reason why and these two comes to mind.
     

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