eBay's Anti-Gun Positions

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by KMO, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    Well, after selling thousands of items, mostly firearms related, on eBay over the years, I have decided to severe all ties with them. Sadly, they don't seem to realize how much revenue they generate from online auctions for gun parts and accessories, and they just tossed away a seller with a 100% positive feedback record (me). Everyone should understand that the anti-gun attitudes over at eBay mirror the same views held by California politicians. Whatever direction the political winds are blowing in California determines eBay's attitude toward sellers of legal (and popular) products. As a gun owner, I've had it with eBay, and I would encourage others to find alternatives for online purchasing as well.
     
  2. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that. It seems the hysteria is going to cause us all issues.
     

  3. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Ridiculous KMO, check this out.

    We are all Californians now.

    http://gunmartblog.com/2013/02/09/we-are-all-californians-now/
     
  4. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Glad I'm in Texas. Most of my elected officials have come out and said they will in no way honor a Federal Gun Control initiative.
     
  5. Blkhawk73

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    It is their house, so their rules. No different than any other business setting rules for their property or homeowner making rules for their property. People just never have an issue with a company's firearm positions until it effects them though. It's a big deal after they know but they never bother to find out what the position is until then. To me that says it's not really a big deal after all. Once they learn of the company's position though it's "Whoa, hold the reigns" and any further dealings are ceased. Hmmm, they'll no longer deal with Company A because they disallow firearms yet they'll continue to utilize banks and the postal service both disallow firearms to be carried on their property. Good chance many other places they're customers have similar positions yet just don't know. If ya gonna banish one, ya gotta do them all. ;)
    As for eBay...being it's their house, I have to respect their rules and abide by them even if I don't like or agree to them. If I wanna buy stuff and sell stuff, that's the compromise.
     
  6. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    I can tell by looking at magazines that ebay is not allowing high capacity..bummer...:(
     
  7. Blkhawk73

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    Looking at other items they don't allow, they're evidently anti-porn, anti-horticulture, anti-gambling, anti-bigotry, anti-alcohol...goodness gracious. ;)
     
  8. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    I never broke ANY of eBay's rules during the years I built my 100% positive feedback record as a seller, so you're running down the wrong trail here. The problem is, eBay's employees are entirely inconsistent with one another, and if a seller has a gun-related product up for auction, the seller can expect to be harassed by individual eBay employees who are using their own anti-gun feelings to selectively target sellers for canceling auctions. Then, there is no recourse for the seller, and the auction fees still get charged. Hey, some will believe me & others won't. I'm speaking from experience, though, and I can positively state that eBay is not the place to be if one is trying to sell firearms-related items.
     
  9. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    That's no good. They should have a clear and concise policy and should make their employees enforce it.

    Have you tried to get a hold of one of the higher ups?
     
  10. Blkhawk73

    Blkhawk73 Member

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    I've sold a lot of firearm related parts on ebay and only recently had one pulled. It was 100% my error as it was an item I wasn't aware was on their "disallowed" list. Got a polite yet standard form letter and my fees credited back to me. Have yet to have any harassment on any times prior or since.

    What was this item that you posted up that I'm guessing got pulled?
     
  11. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    I've sold more than 1,000 Mo-Rods on eBay, and had several auctions yanked because of inconsistent eBay employee discretion. Most recently, a buyer complained that two 1911 mags I sold were used, and not new, even though the auction clearly indicated the two magazines were used. eBay stole the payment back from me by giving me a negative balance in PayPal. Get this...I had a 100% positive record as a seller, and this was the buyer's first-ever purchase. eBay does not support sellers who market gun-related products.
     
  12. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm not a fan of paypal. I've lost money through them when people contest and I'm not even heard out.