What the heck? Ebay auction deleted for....what?

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  1. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

    jknight8907

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    What's up with this? I got an email from eBay today saying they had cancelled an auction of mine due to "search and browse manipulation" violation. Here's the email

    So the "following information" is a big blank spot? Err, huh? :confused:

    Here's the auction:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEUSX:IT&item=120331513157

    Any ideas what's up here?:confused:
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Why should we know what was wrong with your auction? :D

    Contact eBay and ask them.
     
  3. jknight8907 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did just so....and wow, eBay's fast to reply...

    Apparently you can't call something "like new". :rolleyes: Anyway.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    It's either new or it isn't, I guess. Re-list. Be careful with your words. Read eBay's guidelines.
     
  5. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    "like new" is not allowed because people will search for "new" items, and yours will appear. It really makes complete sense.:)
     
  6. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    So is it only not allowed in the titles?

    Because I've seen "like-new" used all over the place and eBay, and even eBay's own Half.com has a "Like New" option as one of their basic condition options (New, Like-New, Used).
     
  7. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    As far as I know, it's just the searchable titles that have the restriction. But I may be wrong; they may scan the whole ad after it is published. I've had ads pulled after they were listed because of violations of this type. So, I guess my answer would be, I'm not sure.:eek:

    I have not used Half.com at all, so I'm not sure about that one... either
     
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  9. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Can you use "Like-New" (with a hyphen)?

    I had an auction removed by eBay once, I was selling restore CDs to an HP Pavillion and they CLAIMED they were counterfeit (even though I had an original photo). Ironically, the person who had bid on them emailed me outside of eBay and still wanted to buy them (they offered more than what I was asking), and the transaction went through without a hitch. Take that and stick it, eBay! :D
     
  10. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    How is something like new, if it inherently isn't new?
     
  11. Galley macrumors 65816

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    CDs are often sold in "like new" condition. It's as if you just removed the shrink wrap.
     
  12. jknight8907 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It was an iPaq. I guess I define like-new as inherently not new because it's been opened and used, but due to the fact that it is physically and functionally identical to a new one, it is like-new.
     
  13. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    I was going to name an item with a "like new" label. But I didn't get very far, it told me that auctions like this can get removed due to that violation. So I just changed the name.

    I'm surprised you didn't get that warning when you posted the Auction, I posted mine about a week ago and got it.
     

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