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Ebay has suspended me unfairly, causing me to lose $7,000.00 per week because of unverified complaints. I would like to hear from all of you who have or had any kind of problem with ebay.com to add to my list for this class action lawsuit.
They hide behind their auto-responders and do not return your requests, nor is there any way publicly to locate them, Address or phone # to talk to someone about your problem. They are getting very RICH off of us and we can not even tell our side of the story, they just suspend you and continue to charge (Fraudulently) your credit cards to gain as much profit as possible stepping on as many feet as they can on their way up the Global Ladder. How do we stop them? Who do we complain to? How do we support our family when using ebay.com as your way of making a living when that has been taken from? Even listing an ad to please help by donating to a Father of 2 children who is in urgent need of an Organ Transplant, they cancelled the ad as they were not going to make big listing fees. They would rather let someone die to gain Profit. What kind of company and owners would operate like this? EBAY.COM that's who

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: cs17dsw 2013-01-04 00:01:58 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ijust wanted to respond to Tuffbarn. I have purchased items from her with no trouble at all. Very fair prices and an all around great sale. I am dsaqueen on ebay.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Ralest42 2012-10-06 18:20:00 In reply to: tuffbarn
My ebay account was hacked, someone posted an item for sale on there that sold for $4400. The buyer claimed it wasn't what was posted and contacted ebay. I found out about this after I got an email from ebay saying my account was suspended. This has been going on now for about 4 months. I've contacted ebay customer service and they were able to verify that my account was infact hacked.

I submitted copies of my statements from paypal showing that there was no money in my account from any sales on ebay.

They went on to reimburse the buyer and have now come after me to reimburse them, this is even after confirming my account was hacked. Customer service rep told me all was resolved and my account would be no longer suspended, almost 2 months has past, my account was suspended and I've now started getting letters from collection agencies to reimburse Ebay this $4400.

They don't want to honor their word, do serious investigations etc... I'm starting up another auction site similar to ebay for those of us that have been screwed over by ebay. In fact, I'm taking it to another level and making it cheaper and easier to use. Anyone have suggestions on good appealing domain names?

I'm tired of these companies screwing people over.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: WebmarketingConsultant 2013-02-13 15:19:32 In reply to: Ralest42
Dear Friend,

I have had a similar problem like you.

Indeed ebay is ripping off allot people and the big company's are taking all the piece's of pie and with out even leaving crumbs.

I have a great name because i was also looking forward to build a website like that maybe we can work together i got a domain name registered called Fleekey.com short and strong name and catchy if you have any or any interest regarding the domain name or concept please leave a reply back.

Regards

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: golm51 2012-11-28 09:02:46 In reply to: Ralest42
somebody hacked my ebay account and when i sorted it out. and got told i had listed a fake wwe autograph. so my account was suspended then they told me iwas listing to much stuff what more can i say i am at a loss anybody got any ideas

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: golm51 2012-11-29 07:29:58 In reply to: golm51
now they have come up with another excuse they are now saying as well as being accused of like listing a fake autograph wich is a blatent lye. i am now beibng accused of being asocited with other suspended accounts this is total crap i think they just look after the scum and screw us that have worked hard to get where we are they suck big time

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Ralest42 2012-11-29 14:44:10 In reply to: golm51
Yes they do like to screw people over. I've started my own auction site using their template come list with us at www.fulow.com be sure to recommend your friends and everyone you can think of.

Come on over, we are small but over time maybe with us you will again be able to make that same money back that ebay has cost you.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: golm51 2012-11-30 10:11:27 In reply to: Ralest42
if everybody felt so strong about they way ebay is treating the sellers the only way to treat them is get rid of the scmammers on ebay and do what they did last time every seller that feels strongly is to do not list anythink for sale for a month that would screw them the other way if anybody out there does not now do not list anythink for 30 days list till finished then they would not get any listing fees untill sold sellers unite

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Ralest42 2012-11-30 16:40:37 In reply to: golm51
It's not that simple with Ebay anymore. Figuring that they make money with PayPal, half.com and dozens of other sites, they'll make up their losses elsewhere. While it's a good plan, the best is to completely ditch ebay all together and find another medium. Part of the problem with Ebay is that their isn't any real large scale competition against them, if they had solid competition and a real threat of losing money never to recover than and only they would they be prompted to take an appropriate course of action. Also keep in mind, that they have outsourced their customer service so that's another indication as to what they will do for regaining money.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: golm51 2012-12-01 02:47:06 In reply to: Ralest42
i do not understand because what i selll on ebay is exclusive not to be sold to anybody else i will not allow anybody to sell my stuff but they still suspend me why. if there is no sellers there will be no buyers so they are high and dry others are getting away with murder and they turn a blind eye and i still think accounts are being capped

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: marimarihi 2012-09-21 09:34:18 In reply to: tuffbarn
yes i have been a buyer on ebay for three years until september 15 and ebay removes my buyer protection indifinitly then bans me ninety days but without buyer protection what are you to do.
I try to make a appeal but everytime i call on phone every agent has a foreign ascent or broken english and they say they will make a appeal but i check in follow up no appeal was made and i cant get it via email which would be easier and give the complaints in writing and let me tell my side of the story.
Iam in the dark and they claim i made returns outside of the seller guide lines i checked and every return i made was with return time frame and always inform the seller for reason of return and give seller five star review to be fair and i have no negative feedback as a buyer and when i run into a bad seller then i have no choice but to go to resolution center and out of a thousand purchases only 36 resolution center cases but ebay gets several complaints from some sellers who sent me profanity or refuse to refund or never sent items these sellers complain to ebay like crying babies when they treated badly and they get away with it and ebay removes the neutral or any negative feedback from these complaing sellers and give five star and bans me i was even accused of shill bidding and here i dont know any sellers or buyers you have to be in cahootz with a seller to do shill bidding and i was shocked that i was accused of this but left in the dark about the nature of my complaints and no defense what can i do?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: xenon1 2012-05-19 19:14:38 In reply to: tuffbarn
I am working on a world wide class action against eBay and PayPal , both have made a mistake and have tried to cover it up . everyone that has sold on Australian Ebay could be part of this action . everyone that listed before they changed the membership rules and has lost money due to that condition would be compensated
I believe this could even include those being terminated like myself soon , and I have just a email in saying I am a respected and appreciated member of the community .
eBay terminates on lies and has no provision to except the truth.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: lesliep11 2012-08-22 10:40:41 In reply to: xenon1
I have just been suspended again...second time in two months, both times for Trademark violations. Both times the items I am suspended for have lots of people selling the exact same item. I buy vintage items at thrift shops, garage sales etc. I check to make sure the item is legit before listing by checking to make sure other items like it are being sold on ebay.

My only source of income is ebay, and a 30 day suspension is ridiculous. It would be different if I was purposely selling contraband.

I hope others with like problems will band together.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: rescamil 2014-04-07 12:40:46 In reply to: lesliep11
My account is currently being restricted again...second time in two three, both times for Trademark violations. Both times the items I am suspended for have lots of people selling the exact same item. I have an Ebay Money Back Guarantee on these items and ebay stated my money should be refunded. I buy all my sports memorabilia on ebay. I got two of my listings removed yesterday because of what ebay state's were trademark violations. I called ebay and asked the representative why my account was being restricted from selling for 30 days when the seller that sold these items to me is still selling the same items. Ebay stated to me that their is nothing they could do about it and that this was ebay policy. I know it is just a matter of time before ebay permanently suspends my account because of my complaints but, I feel I must do something. Ebay states that I will be refunded the money for the items that were sold to me by other sellers on ebay that were not as described. I asked the ebay representative why my account was being restricted and the seller that sold the items to me is still allowed to sell. It appears to me that this is discriminatory. If you are a large fish and make big money for ebay you can break ebay policy and get away with it but, if you are a small fish beware eventually you will be eaten up by the larger fish.

I am disabled and part of my income was coming from ebay, and a 30 day restriction will hurt and maybe even prevent me from getting the proper medications I need. When the seller sold these items to me they were represented as authentic with legitimate COA's. But, when I sell these same items with the same representations as sold to me on ebay suddenly my account is being restricted for trademark violations. Sounds to me like another almost transparent switch and bait business tactic underneath it all.

My hope is too that others with like problems will band together and finally, take action.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Jeffrey3 2012-09-03 19:01:20 In reply to: lesliep11
I believe that the eBay employees are over regulating others to there benefit. Weeding out there competition. For they trade on ebay themselves. It's not for small businesses period. They have turned into a far left think tank. Distract and destroy for there sole agenda. Owner ship needs to see what really is going on there. Or the company will be taken over a cliff by its employees. They should be promoting small business and want competition. It's like the blind leading the blind at ebay.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: cshanders25 2012-05-09 11:58:22 In reply to: tuffbarn
eBay is a hard cookie to crumble, I can tell you how to get back to business with out eBay suspending you again. Iv tried it and it works. Iv been suspended twice before I started to read "eBay Stealth" but once I started putting all the tips and tricks in the works eBay has yet to suspend me let alone figure out who I am, give it a try you have nothing to lose.

Count me in too - 100% Feedback 83 transactions - suspended account due to Ebay not recognizing a software issue and listing fee discrepancies. I refused to pay listing fees on 2 classic cars because Ebay admitted to the problem of relisting items via a smartphone but would not credit fees associated with the listings. To sell a classic vehicle it often takes multiple recurring listings to achieve enough interest to meet or exceed a reserve. If you are away from your main computer and cannot relist due to the "relist" icon not functioning on either of their apps AND thru the Safari iPhone browser it should be a creditable issue.
I pay hard earned money to Ebay for a service and if they act in a shady manner due to their own corporate red tape mindset they should be brought to justice. Extortion is a good word that comes to mind - Monopoly I thought was illegal in the US?
I also find that when you have high ticket items there seems to be an attitude when I call in asking for credit... I was actually told a note on my account said that I was profane to one of the servers. They can notate whatever they want which affects future correspondence. NOT COOL. There is a lawsuit there somewhere too.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: seashell 2011-11-28 21:38:28 In reply to: tuffbarn
I BASICALLY WANT TO SAY "IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING HOW MANY GOOD PEOPLE EBAY "FEE-BAY" HAS TOTALLY SCREWED OVER!! AS A SELLER ON THE SITE FOR 12 YEARS & BEING SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CONCRETE REASON WHAT.SO.EVER!! THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE I BELIEVE ONLY EXISTS SOMEPLACE IN LIKE THE TWILIGHT ZONE ONE OF ROD SERLING EPIC FILMS AS I BELIEVE MOST OF YOU HERE WOULD AGREE. IF YOU CALL & GET THROUGH TO A LIVE PERSON AFTER YOUR RUDE WAIT TIME WHICH USUALLY EXCEEDS OVER 30 MINUTES YOU SEEM TO BE PATCHED OVER TO SOME THIRD WORLD COUNTRY WITH ONLY ASIAN OR MIDDLE EASTERN SPEAKING REPRESENTATIVES WHICH ALL SEEM TO BE IN THE SAD FORM OF A PROGRAMMED ROBOT! THEIR IS ABSOLUTELY NO FEELINGS ON THEIR PART AS IF YOU ARE SPEAKING TO A ROCK & THEY REPEAT EVERYTHING OVER & OVER AGAIN MAKING ABSOLUTELY NO FU#!ING SENSE OUT OF ANYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF THERE MOUTH! BLA,BLA,BLA... THEY DON'T GIVE A FLYING FU#! ABOUT YOU,ME,YOUR MOM,DAD,BROTHER,SISTER,DAUGHTER,SON,NEPHEW,NIECE,
UNCLE,AUNT,GRAND MOTHER,GRAND FATHER OR BEST FRIEND OR EVEN YOUR WORST ENEMY! EBAY CUSTOMER SUPPORT IS HEARTLESS COMPLETELY UNETHICAL HOPELESS WORTHLESS!! WHY,HOW,WHERE DO THEY COME FROM & WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE? GOD? NOT!!! THEN WITH ABSOLUTELY NO SIGN OF ANY KIND OF TRUE SYMPATHY TO YOUR LOSS OF YOUR LIFE SOURCE OF INCOME AS THEY HANG UP THE PHONE THEIR FAMOUS PATHETIC WORDS FINALLY ARE: "OH WELL YOU WILL BE O.K. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS" ITS AS IF THEY ARE SAYING TO YOU AFTER ALL THE YEARS YOU PUT FOOD ON THEIR TABLES, ROOFS OVER THEIR HEADS & KEPT MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS & HANDED THEM OVER THEIR JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WORKING FOR EBAY CORPORATE THEY ARE SAYING TO US: "GO FU#! YOURSELF BIT#!" !! SAD BUT TRUE!! I AM IN ALL THE WAY WHOEVER YOU ARE TO START UP THIS CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT LETS TAKE AMERICA BACK FROM THE EBAY NAZI'S THAT HAVE OVERPOWERED WHAT WAS ONCE THE MOST FANTASTIC ONLINE BUYING & SELLING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME & HAS NOW BECOME THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND..

Note to seashell
Posted by: lufkincy 2011-12-23 13:44:28 In reply to: seashell
Hi: Nothing disrespective intended, but you should never use all caps.

Evil Bay
Posted by: htl8888 2011-11-17 23:43:35 In reply to: tuffbarn
I am one of the sellers that the account was got restricted just recently.

I have been with Ebay since July 2005, mostly as a buyer. I just became a seller since September 2010. The items I sold including designing handbags, shoes, and clothing. For more than a year selling on Ebay, I only had 2 neutrals feedback, none negative feedback and the rest of my feedbacks are positive. I have over 250 positive feedback since I started selling last year. I paid my fee on time.

Recently, I received a notice that Ebay restricted my account. From that email, Ebay instructed me to reply if I want to appeal. I did reply. The next day, I received another email (automate responder- I could not reply) telling me to go through the link to get the phone number and the PIN so that I could call and talk to someone. Well, I did follow through the link, got the phone number, called and talked to a customer representative. I asked the same question that why my account was restricted. Here is what he said....."Look like your account was restricted indefinitely, but if you want to appeal, you have to reply to the email they sent you because I could not answer to your question......."!!!!!! Where do I go from here....I replied to their very first email. They responded by telling me to call. I called and the representative said he could not answer my question and told me to reply to the first email???? Am I stupid to go around and around and around with their game?

I feel this is very unprofessional, unethical. It's not how people are doing business. I am very frustrated. All I want to know is why they restricted my account and they keep going around and around without giving me a straight answer to my question......I pay my due on time everytime so why don't I deserve to know. I just don't understand.......Obviously, they want to hide something or don't care about their sellers while still collecting their money....really unfair

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: borya 2011-11-01 07:57:09 In reply to: tuffbarn
JOIN LAW SUIT AGAIST EBAY

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DIVISION CALIFORNIA
SAN JOSE DIVISION
CIVIL ACTION NO: CV 10-5737-JW

WE ARE CURRENTLY AMENDING THE EXISTING LAWSUIT OR FILING A NEW ONE TO INCLUDE “BREACH OF CONTRACT “ CAUSE OF ACTION.
Please indicate your interest in pursuing this matter and our attorney’s office will be in contact with you
Please email sokolcharlie@gmail.com
We are represented by an attorney who, I believe, recently received documentary evidence that conclusively proves that eBay deliberately manipulated Detailed Seller Rankings (DSRs) to intentionally exclude numerous sellers from their platform. The evidence received also shows that eBay deceives Sellers of the true picture of their Policy Compliance on its Dashboards by “hiding” the actual status. Such actions, at the very least, are unethical and possibly criminal.
THE ATTORNEY’S LETTER REGARDING THIS EVIDENCE WAS FILED WITH THE COURT
ATTORNEY CONTACT:
Email: marina.trubitsky@lawcontact.com

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: zoe231 2012-10-31 02:50:35 In reply to: borya
I have been a buyer & seller on ebay for a number of years, I'm a top rated, power seller with a 100% fb score.

I have just recently been UNFAIRLY suspended/restricted from buying anything on ebay for 3 months! I was suspended for leaving too many low dsr's, I am accused of doing this to hurt other sellers. Of course I am still in shock after receiving this email nearly a month ago, and after trying to communicate with ebays customer support robots, and of course not getting anywhere, but frustrated... I've decided to start searching for a solution to ebays unfair and very upsetting decision to suspend me.

In July I was sent a 'Warning' email, it stated that if I continued doing one of a number of things that were listed, like too many returns, leaving too many neg. or neutral fb, non payment cases that have been opened against me, etc... none of these fit me at all, but the email stated that if I didn't stop doing one or more of these things my buying and/or sellers privileges would be suspended or restricted. Of course I called ebay right away, and of course no one there could tell me WHY I received this warning. I had to talk to a few different support people and not one of them could tell me the REASON why I was being warned... they just keep repeating that I MUST be doing one of these things that were listed on the email... they said I just need to stop doing it!!I kept asking... It, being what?... they didn't know... isn't that hilarious? How do you stop doing something you have no idea you're even doing?
Anyway, after talking to a couple more 'robots' and being put on hold for over 1/2 hour, the last support robot told me that he would make a note of my call, put it next to my name & account on the computer, and since they couldn't tell me what I was doing wrong, I continued doing it.

Now when I got this account restriction email and I call to ask why my buying account was restricted they STILL could not tell me why, at least not right away, the woman kept saying the same things over and over... for example, maybe it's because you have too many returns or too many open cases, blah, blah, blah... so she puts me on hold, when she finally comes back after 15 min. she tells me that I am restricted from buying anything for 90 days because I'd left too many low dsr's for other sellers, and that ebay find that I did this to intentionally and maliciously to hurt these sellers!! UN-Freaking-Believable! I told her that I called in July when I got the warning email and the guy I talked to said he would leave a note about it, but she said there was no note in the computer, go figure... I started to argue with the support dingbat but caught myself, why bother. All I did was ask her if there was any way to appeal this decision. She said there was not any way to appeal this type of case, to not even bother trying. She was right, I tried and could not find a way to even send anyone an email about this.

So, ebay can tell you that they want you to leave HONEST dsr's for sellers, but it's a lie... because when you do, look out! I've never left low scores for a seller that did not deserve them and never left low scores in every one of a sellers category, maybe 2 at the most... and I never leave negative or neutral fb because I feel that a seller would have to been really bad, in all of the categories to deserve that!! ebay tells you to leave honest dsr's so sellers can LEARN from them and change what they are doing wrong, but when you do leave honest dsr's you're penalized? Why? Then they accuse you of being dishonest and don't even get a chance to appeal?

BTW, I would like to know how many low dsr's a person has to leave before ebay considers it TOO many? I couldn't have left so many that I'm being restricted! No way. I am just a small seller who pays my seller fees on time, and considers myself a very honest person. As a seller I would hope that if any of my buyers had a problem with something I did or didn't do they would leave me low scores in those categories so I could see what I'm doing and fix it...even though the dsr's are hidden, if you're paying attention you can figure out what you're doing wrong! Why did ebay even change the fb system in the first place, it worked great for years the way it was... they should just go back to the old fb where a seller can leave fb for buyers who constantly stiff you, or when have to wait a week to get paid and then the buyer pays you with an eCheck,so that's another 4-7 days before you get your money, but no, they change the way fb is to be left and then look what happens. Honest people are getting screwed. Not fair! I believe ebay is the one who is being dishonest, just look at all of the people on just this site who are being screwed over!

I would really love to quit ebay all together, but I am a divorced mother and have been on disability for 4 years, so I NEED the little extra to money I make on my sales just to get by sometimes. Plus, even if I quit it won't make one bit of difference to ebay anyway, so until someone comes up with another auction site that can actually compete with ebay I'll have to stay.

If anyone knows of a way to contact the right people and appeal unfair cases like mine, I'd appreciate any help you can give me.

And thanks to everyone who actually read this for letting me vent!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: tomcoind 2011-10-25 10:49:39 In reply to: tuffbarn
We have an e-bay store and today (again) I had an unfortunate encounter with e-bay customer de-service that wasted 2 hours of my day. Our listings in stores range from 180-300 at the time. When e-bay changed their listing policies to not include e-mail address for (joke) "sellers protection" we have spent days changing listings to make sure we comply. Today we got an e-mail from e-bay that one of the listings have been "kicked out" because "they detected we used an e-mail address in it". FALSE No e-mail address in any of our listing only @ symbol when we list weight (example 13x13 pallet @ 25 lbs). MORONS that programmed their new rules just thought that by program recognizing @ sign it means there is an e-mail listed in your listing. Symbol @ has been use in English language, is a mathematical symbol and is here to stay. We do not have the man power to "fix" e-bay morons mistakes. After two hours on the phone and refusal to be connected to supervisors, corporate or anyone else we are back to "go and change all your @ in your listings". WHY??? We are in compliance with e-bay rules, we pay them a hefty fee to do our business and have already jumped to hoops to please the morons. Enough it's enough. Please post and any one else with same problems e-mail us at TomcoInd@aol.com. Attorneys WELCOME. Had enough of e-bay abuse!

please join me to find an attorney to pursue a lawsuit against ebay
Posted by: shipcalifornia 2011-12-12 17:01:17 In reply to: tomcoind
my account has also been suspended indefinitely by ebay on 12/7/2011 for below standard performance and I don't know what to do since I can't make anymore sales I proved to ebay that I do have a high performance standard but they totally ignored me for good. if you been a victim like I am please email me at edsslvr@gmail.com with your name and phone number or call me at (818)-640-4168

or you can call the media and make headline news

Selling on Ebay since 1999 and account suspended indefinitely
Posted by: ebjsportscards 2011-12-25 01:42:59 In reply to: shipcalifornia
I been selling on Ebay since 1999 and recently my account was suspended indefinitely for selling below standard performance,yet I have a 95.3% positive rating and over 1600 feedbacks. The DSR rating is very unfair and biased. Not everyone leaves a rating so even if they leave a positive feedback it does not count towards your rating.You are at the buyer's mercy,there is no guarantee that they wont leave low DSR even if you do everything right. Ebay can go to HE**

ebay class action lawsuit
Posted by: roseysmom 2011-10-17 14:20:49 In reply to: tuffbarn
I, too, have been kicked off ebay for an alleged policy violation - after twelve years! - for leaving positive feedback for a nightmare buyer that simply directed other potential buyers to my ebay site. I have been told it was not "transaction specific", even though there's no mention of such a thing in the ebay policy. If you all are serious about filing a class-action lawsuit, may I suggest attorney Joe Kohn of the Philadelphia law firm of Kohn, Swift and Graf. He will listen to your concerns and let you know if they have legal merit. He is also known worldwide for fighting fo the "little" guy. Good luck!

Just suspended unfairly
Posted by: rexwyman 2011-09-25 16:02:21 In reply to: tuffbarn
I have been with ebay for over ten years with perfect feedback and record. I purchased a Tudor watch to sell. Before I bought it I took it to the local Rolex distributor, since tudor watches are made by Rolex, to make absolutely sure the watch was authentic. It cost me $50 to do this, and since the watch was genuine I bought it for $425.

The first day I listed the watch ebay removed the item stating it was a trademark infringement. No one in customer service department could tell me what a trademark infringement was so they eventually transferred me to the trust department. The man I talked to in the trust department told me I could relist the item with no problem if I went to a certified appraiser and could get a certification saying the watch was authentic. I was then to post the certificate he gave me and that would allow me to sell the watch. The Trust Department emailed me a list of appraisers they would accept and said with their certificate of authenticity I would not have any problems with the listing. I expressed to him the fact that I was worried about being kicked off or suspended from ebay because that was my livelihood. He then told me it only cost $5.00 and their would be no problem if I did as I was told. I sent them {David Sperling} the information and pictures of the watch and paid $35 dollars to receive a certificate of authenticity. Three days later he then sent me a certification the watch was probably authentic, but this was the best he could do without having the watch in hand. I then placed a copy of his certificate with my listing and waited to sell my watch. I listed it for 7 days. After six days ebay removed the watch just before it was officially sold, and the reserve had been met.
I then received a letter saying that it might not be authentic and my pictures were not clear. It also stated I was suspended from selling on ebay.

The pictures of the watch itself, from the front and back were extremely clear. I also included a picture of the watch with the back taken off while at the Rolex Dealer who originally told me the watch was authentic. Unfortunately it was taken with the camera in my phone and was not as clear as the pictures taken by my camera.

If I had not included pictures that I had paid for as part of my listing they could not have removed my listing the first or second time. I do not understand why they have the right to say anything about my pictures when pictures are not required to sell an item. In fact I paid extra to have the pictures posted.

I paid for the watch plus fifty dollars extra to authenticate it and then put out an additional 35 to the place they recommended I use to authenticate the watch.

For doing what the trust people told me to do I was suspended from selling on ebay and was told I was stuck with the watch, and also suspended from ebay. This is how my family and I make our living. I am also stuck with the 3000 worth of gold and silver that I had purchased to sell to make my living.

I also spent 3 hours on the phone trying to talk to two different customer service representatives who insisted the trust department had no phones so I could not talk to them, even though I had spoken to them the week before. I was told the only way to do anything was to reply to the email I was sent that said, {Do not reply to this email}. I ask for a supervisor, they then said thank you for using ebay and hung up the phone on me. I also sent 9 emails to them before getting an additional letter telling me to read the rules, that I was still suspended. There is nothing in the selling rules called a trademark infringement anywhere I could find. No one in customer service could tell me what I did wrong; they kept saying you must have done something or they would not have removed the item. The other thing I kept being told by the customer service department was, {You know we have to air on the side of caution so we are not sued by anyone with a trademark}. I am absolutely sure the Rolex Company is not going to sue them for selling a used tudor watch that their representative guaranteed was original.
I had prepared to file small claims tomorrow and ask for 5000 but I would really rather be involved in a class action lawsuit for wrongful suspensions of selling activities. Since this happened to me I have read about many people with this same problem.

I am a former Regional Bank President and have been to small claims about 2000 times; I know I would win but I have been so badly treated the 5000 max I would receive in small claims is not nearly enough money for what they did and how they treated me. This must end now.

Sincerely,

Rex Wyman {Please someone file this lawsuit and make me a party to it}

Re: Just suspended unfairly
Posted by: ralphsmart 2012-09-12 01:02:43 In reply to: rexwyman
I heard of a guy that was so frustrated over ebay that he started his own web page to showcase his items for sale and would use forwarded voicemail numbers that he got at voicemailnumber.co m and used a green dot card to open up ebay accounts for the sole purpose of listing his items on ebay and placeing his web address in the listing. Ofcourse people would wine and report it to ebay but not quick enough to stop him from getting sales directed to his website. On his website he would list the price he wanted and have people send there best offer. Then using either square.co m or gopayment.co m would accept credit cards inorder to avoid paypal who are well know for stealing peoples money when they defy ebay. Send the best offer an invoice by email or they can call and leave a call back number on a voicemail. So in essence used ebay for free traffic and avoided there ripoff fees and the only fee is to charge the credit card which is just under 3%. I was so intrigued that I opened an account at both square and gopayment which was easier than openng at paypal. Now I have decided to start setting up sellers sights for this purpose. Of course the decision of useing ebay in such a manner is up to the seller on there own.

Ebay is going Downhill
Posted by: dondadda13 2011-09-28 12:25:03 In reply to: rexwyman
From the incompetent and secretive customer service all the way down to their pick and choose suspension policy Ebay is looking like its on its last legs as the Internets leading selling giant. at the rate its going it wont even rival your local pawn shop. I recently had my Ebay page unjustly suspended while I was uploading my hard earned products. I understand that Ebay is trying to protect the buyer, and unfortunately Ebay has had alot of counterfeiting in its midst but you honestly cant treat ur sellers this way. they buy to and vice verse. but where is their protection. Ive been burned by bogus buyers and the whole 9. When I called Ebay about my wrongful suspension they have no explanation for me and try to put everything off onto a third party.I have sold no fake merchandise, as a matter of fact I hadnt even sold anything so WHERE DOES THE SUSPENSION COME FROM! GIVE IT A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE EBAY AND PAYPAL TAKE A HUGE DROP IN STOCK

Ebay is a scam!!!
Posted by: hooverman 2011-09-23 08:05:35 In reply to: tuffbarn
I agree 100% a class action should be started. I went to sign up for ebay and used for like a month and they suspended the whole account. With no reason they told me that I can never have a ebay account again! Its utter bs!

I am in
Posted by: varuj 2011-09-11 13:13:49 In reply to: tuffbarn
I have my eBay account for 4 years with 100% positive feed back. Just stocked up my inventory and started selling again about a week. This morning my account just got suspended and eBay won't provide me any reason. The reps just said that she couldn't provide me a reason, good luck... Now I can't get rid of my items. I think all you guys have the same feeling as me right now, but can't do anything. I am now searching for another way to sell my items to survive, if anyone knows a good site or way, please suggest.

Re: I am in
Posted by: ralphsmart 2012-09-12 01:04:18 In reply to: varuj
I can get rid of them 4 u

Go To Ebid
Posted by: ebjsportscards 2011-12-25 01:50:29 In reply to: varuj
I joined Ebid. Its free to register and there are no listing fees and FVF. Check out the site for yourself

ebay suspention
Posted by: jobee3900 2011-07-21 21:05:38 In reply to: tuffbarn
I and my sister were both suspended for good,we told that we could still buy(how convient) but we couldnt sell do to the fact that she and I would logon to one anothers accounts to check for errors.we sold items together,once the items were shipped(we shipped within 24 hours) paid the ebay invoice usually before it was due.we then would split the profits after reinvesting in new items.We were doing very well,then out of the blue.ebay shut us both down with some vague excuse.I was told that the suspention couldnt be listed since there was no one to do it.If someone put it on,someone can take it off!Ive since posted my items on webstores.com but I do not do nearly as well as I did on ebay.Im all for a class action lawsuit.What ebay is doing is completely unfair!If someone out there is filing suit,petitiioning etc please contact me.I want to join the fight to end there unfair practices

Re: ebay suspention
Posted by: amy123 2011-08-25 19:06:09 In reply to: jobee3900
i was too suspended from ebay about a month ago i was selling on their for only a month and made a pretty good amount of money. Ebay kept pulling my items down and when i would call they would give me no iformation on what i am doing wrong. They told me i wasnt selling authentic items, even though i had the proof to show it was they didnt care. They suspended my account for seven days, and i wasnt able to sell or change anything for that time. Two days later they suspended me forever and paypal froze all my money. i have to wait 6 months to get it out. Ebay wouldnt tell me what i did wrong or how i can fix the situation. I never had negative feedback and i always made sure my customers where happy. How can they do this its happening to so many people? Does anyone know if a class action lawsuit is being brought against them?

keith williams
Posted by: fontaine101 2011-08-18 17:04:56 In reply to: jobee3900
I was just unfairly kicked off as well leaving me with $10,000 of product and nowhere to sell it! They claim to have kicked me off because my seller rating was below average for the whole year, but get this, it was all due to one month in which I had like 10 low DSR scores for shipping price. After that month in July of 2010, I changed around my selling tactics in order to have my account up to par. I actually spoke to Ebay about a month ago in which I was even told that once this July go's by, and those low DSR's from that month fall off, you will actually be a power seller. As of right now my account is at 100%, and all my performance ratings are in the green. Yet, instead of giving me power seller status with a 20% discount, I have instead been kicked off Ebay!! F-Ing BS! Oh and they also told me that I had plenty of time to increase my seller rating which in fact I did every month, yet could only due so much since they had my account restricted all year allowing me to only sell so many items. All I'm thinking right now is "How can we sue these inconsiderate bastards?"

EBAY
Posted by: TREETOPMERCHANDISE1 2011-08-25 14:47:49 In reply to: fontaine101
I agree with everyone here. I am all in for a class action lawsuit against Ebay. Here is my story: I have been selling on Ebay for almost 5 years with over 1400 positive feeback with a power seller status. I recieved an email with all of my listings ended, but was never given an explanation as to why until I called customer support and I was told I was suspended due to complaints about my merchandise(furniture) being fake. I have been harrassed by a sick person for almost a year now. What he would do is set up fraudulent Ebay user id's and go through my feedback page and contact my prior customers (I do not even know why Ebay allows that in the first place) and tell them that they need to return the item they bought and return it immediately to Neiman Marcus and to contact their loss prevention department. What happened is everyone freaked out and Ebay recieved false complaints about me and shut me down. They have all the records of the person who has been harrassing me and all the user id's he has set up and I even sent them the emails that my customers were receiving that my customers forwarded to me. I faxed proof that my items are authentic and I still have not heard anything back from them and when I call customer support it is always a different person and I have to go through the same speech all over again and they keep telling me over and over again that they are sending the info up to the trust and safety departmen and there is no way to contact anyone up there. I am very frustrated with all of this and I think sellers should have a voice when it comes down to false accusations. If you take some time to google TREETOPMERCHANDISE1 you will see pages full of false slander and defamation all from one sick person pretending to my customers taking time to sit there and type all of those lies. Please let me know and keep me in the loop for any class action lawsuit against Ebay. I am already working with the Attorney General, Federal Trade Commission and Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Re: keith williams
Posted by: Jack007 2011-08-23 16:55:58 In reply to: fontaine101
I am agree, eBay have suspend with unfairly. I have suspend due to my DSR is low ( my feedback 100% is positive), suspend only due to late some days arrive items to buyer. I am very tired and have frustation for reinstate my account again. I have back to open new account but ebay will suspend again. Now I want to forget it eBay, I will leave ebay in my live. Now i have build my website self.

ebay suspension sites
Posted by: timtim 2011-07-18 19:48:19 In reply to: tuffbarn
My first accounts were suspended from ebay some time ago. They're kicking off everyone these days! If you look back on almost anyones feedback you see NARU no longer a registered user all over the palce! No one is safe from the suspensions! How do these people expect to stay in business?!?! There are a lot of suspension sites out there, and I've found wwww.pandanger.com , by far the best ebay suspension site around. They're just starting up, but in my opinion, they're the best. Ebay will never change their rules for the better, they're too pig headed and corporate minded to know what they're doing!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: David44uk 2011-07-10 11:17:43 In reply to: tuffbarn
itoo have been suspended from ebay without any reason. 10 years as a user 600+ Pos feedback i have not even sold anything for 6 months. i have bought a few items sand paid for them. have no outstanding fee,s at all. they said i breeched ebay policy. heres there reply after 10 phones and 5 e-nails to customer support.

Dear d2k5,

Thank you for contacting eBay.

Due to the risk presented to the eBay community by your account, we have
decided that you will no longer be able to participate on the site. This
means that we will not be reinstating your account.

eBay has determined that it is in our mutual best interest to part ways.
We regret any frustration or inconvenience this matter may cause you.

Please understand a person suspended from eBay loses all membership
privileges. A suspended individual is not permitted to participate on
the eBay site using any existing account, or to register new accounts
with eBay.

-- Note --
Although we will read any future appeals you send, we may not respond to
your inquiries.

ebay are a joke. even there reps are dead from the neck up. the way they treat geniune sellers and buyers is terrible. meanwhile all the fake items from hong kong, and scams still are there and they do FA about it. also like to add i change my password on the advice of ebay . and i no for sure my account has not been hacked.

I am now a victim
Posted by: stellarlifestyles1 2011-09-11 21:11:57 In reply to: David44uk
I just had my account suspended for no reason. I called to find out why and the ebay rep read me this same notice. No explanation. I don't know what I did wrong. My username is the same as this one. Very frustrating. I was barely making a profit before and now this is really gonna kill me especially in this economic climate. Too much power for ebay.

Suspended Ebay Seller Account
Posted by: Heidi65 2011-07-17 19:36:26 In reply to: David44uk
My husband has been suspended from ebay for slow shipping. That is crazy...We have a 4.8 out of 5.0 feedback for shipping time.
All it takes is some disgruntled unhappy buyer and you are suspended as a seller. I would like to know if there is any class action lawsuits out there right now.
Since my husband got suspended we are loosing tons of money, which paid our bills, put food on the table etc...

we're with you on this; down with ebay!!!!
Posted by: jborning 2011-08-08 23:39:22 In reply to: Heidi65
i'm sorry to hear this. this just happened to us 4 days ago. i was suspended for reasons i am not being given. i was selling relatively high volume $90k/week. we were getting bombarded by scammer buyer messages all of the sudden, and then bam. our site goes down; or i should say our inventory was completely deleted. now we have 400 unhappy customers who can't get their product. we're out of business and starting over. are you guys based in the USA? i'm going to start the lawsuit process. i already have legal representation and will hire a team if i have to. i want ebay shutdown. i want paypal shutdown. i want the truth to be told. paypal and ebay are no better than enron. let's let em have it!!!!!!!

I agree
Posted by: ajinlove888 2011-08-15 10:37:11 In reply to: jborning
I am sorry to hear about this too. I am just a causual seller and just wanted to try to make extra money. My ebay account and paypal account were closed because of a couple of mistakes I made while listing my items. I had 100% feedback on both seller and buyer side. I never scammed anyone in my life. I have my fee setup for auto payment. And then ebay just closed down my account not willing to listen to explanations at all! I think they just got so big that they don't care about their customers any more. Although there are other online sites that you can sell your products, but ebay is still the biggest one. If there are more effective competitions, ebay would not be closing down people's accounts for no reason. I am really looking forward to see some other sites would take over ebay's monopoly! And count me in for the class law suit too.

Suspended Ebay account
Posted by: SantanaG 2011-08-08 14:21:52 In reply to: Heidi65
My Ebay account was suspended for basically the same thing. we only worked on ebay once a week so if you didn't pay by then, then it was next week before we shipped. This was clearly noted on our ads. We got several complaints and ebay refunded several customers even though I sent the items. And of course I never got those items back. I had to reimburse Ebay to get my account reinstated. I reimbursed Ebay but I can't get them to accept the payment to get reinstated. I feel like they are playing games with me. I wish there was an alternative to Ebay.

ebay can suck it
Posted by: jborning 2011-08-09 00:01:15 In reply to: SantanaG
i say forget ebay. they're dishonest and running a very illegal operation. i just had our account "restricted" ...indefinitely.
unfortunately there aren't many alternatives at the moment.

Ebay Suspention
Posted by: David44uk 2011-07-18 04:09:34 In reply to: Heidi65
thats another poor excuse ebay are doing. i have never heard that, suspended for slow shipping. i have waited for some items on there i bought when i had an account, for nearly 10 days. something has to be done to this company. there getting away with to much. i thought the sellers on ebay had more rights than the buyer, as they are the ones that are paying the fee,s to ebay, not the buyers. apparently the buyer gets more protection than the sellers. dont ebay understand, the sellers are making them the profit, not the buyers. they treat people like dirt, and they can do what they like. i just wish ubid.com and ebid.net get stronger and most of the ebay sellers register on there. ebay needs to be taken down a peg or 2 and not be the monopoly, as at the moment they are.

Taken off ebay so annoyed
Posted by: clarenjason 2011-03-15 03:43:00 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was also suspended indefinetly for no reason i have 98.8 positive feedback and would have had 100 apart from a buyer who had 3 coats and a refund from me then left bad feedback which i could not return, how can this be fair, ebay whipped me off ebay and would not listen to my say. :( i have 3 young children and all my buyers were very happy with the bargains they got from me, i was making a nice little amount of money to re buy childrens items for my children and have had it all whipped off me for no reason. I emailed ebay only to have an automated email back. I am very upset, my mother and 2 sisters have had similar problems with ebay. I always pai my chunky invoice on time and ebay are raking it in from us, why are they allowd to treat us like this, it shouldnt be allowed. Some Buyers are making the most of the feedback blackmailing system ebay have made and are ripping off sellers knowing that the seller cannot give bad feedback back! I am very unhappy and have now bags of items to sell and nowhere to sell them :(

Ebay Suspended Me After 12 YEARS!
Posted by: lynnjulian 2010-11-18 12:34:20 In reply to: tuffbarn
I sold on Ebay since 1998 and have now been SUSPENDED INDEFINATELY due to alleged copyright violation for re-selling authentic Chanel ribbon. I make jewelry with designer ribbons, and state clearly that my jewelry is made by ME. My last round of items, leading to my final suspension, did NOT even use the real names of the designers who made the ribbons! I want to join a Class Action Lawsuit against Ebay for wrongful suspension.

Lynn
http://VelvetChokers.com

Suspended Indefinatelty
Posted by: racv4mfu 2012-02-16 23:19:45 In reply to: lynnjulian
I have been abruptly uprooted by Ebay. Suspended my account because they think I am selling counterfeit items,which I am not selling counterfeit items. All my items are authentic. They give me the run around...at first they said I was suspended because of 3 violations, misspelling, initialing instead of writing the full brand. Now they tell my items are counterfeit. Go figure. Morons they are. I had 100% feedback, i was on my way to Power Seller in a couple of days, I paid my bills on time. Why would I jeopardize my credentials? Stupid they are.
I got to find a way to sell my merchandise. Going to try Webstore.com. Ebay must be taught a lesson. Don't do business with EBay. Horrible online merchant experience.

ebay suspension
Posted by: daisygrl 2010-11-20 14:13:03 In reply to: lynnjulian
I could not agree more 'lynnjulian'. I have been suspended from ebay recently, despite having 100% feedback as both seller and buyer. I was trading on ebay for 7 years!!! I got suspended for some kind of wrongful buyer activity. When I requested more information about this odd reason for suspension, I got none! Ebay simply suspends your account without even giving you details. They truly have no shame despite charging ridiculously high selling fees. Someone should do something. Otherwise, ebay will just keep closing people's businesses for no reason. It is, for many people, like loosing a job - but when you are fired, you are given a reason. Ebay does not honor even this action!

EBAY RECENT SUSPENION FOR NO REASON AT ALL!
Posted by: sarz_fabu 2010-11-29 22:47:59 In reply to: daisygrl
Everyone this is sooo ridiculous how eBay does this soo randomly its so not fair at all to all these sellers and buyers. I'm a buyer only but still, so pathetic how they think they can suspend me for no reason at all, literally. i have 69 POSITIVE FEEDBACK and i pay my items right after bidding! I couldnt even finish half my christmas shopping because they screwed me over! We all must come up with something or they should have a contact NUMBER instead of those idiots on live chat who dont answer 1 question!!!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Kailey81 2010-08-26 08:27:36 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ebay has gone over the top with suspending people left and right. This is so injustice. I am not a seller nor do I have any complaints against me! I have had my account for almost 5 years and because I live under the same roof as my sister her account was suspended so they suspended mine. I tried to contact them but I got an automated response saying that they will not reinstate me and to not contact them. It makes me furious because I tried to create couple of accounts and they block me within hours. As a buyer with over 200 POSITIVE FEEDBACK with no negative complaints I am being punished for no reason. While EBAY and Paypal rips us off with all these charges they have no shame.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: skiber 2010-02-04 22:56:12 In reply to: tuffbarn
all my problems solve went to www.tgosell.com and started selling making cash again there is not much listed there but alot of sales wish you luck works for me very happy.

All you need is...
Posted by: Aspkin-Forums 2009-12-16 18:17:44 In reply to: tuffbarn
Really, if you're having eBay and PayPal issues, feel free to join the discussions at aspkin.com/forums where eBay suspensions is their specialty.

aspkin.com/forums

www.iwassuspendedfromebay.co.uk
Posted by: MoveOn 2009-07-30 05:14:18 In reply to: tuffbarn
It sad to see so many people still having the same old troubles with ebay and i anticipate more unreasonable suspensions as ebay implement more changes since they tend to suspend anyone who didn't get the memo.

i'm pleased to be running my business again though and i have detailed how i did it on my blog. It's the full "how to" on getting back on ebay after suspension and of course it's all free. have a look guys and good luck.

www.iwassuspendedfromebay.co.uk

5 ACCOUNTS SUSPENDED ( AND THEY WERE MY FAMILIES)
Posted by: SUSPENDEDEBAYSELLER 2009-07-01 07:43:58 In reply to: tuffbarn
I HAVE 5 EBAY ACCOUNTS ALL POWERSELLERS OR 100% FEEDBACK AND OVER 3000K FEEDBACK. EBAY HAS SUSPENDED THEM ALL PAYPAL LIMITATIONS ALL DUE TO 22 PEOPLE FILING A CLAIM ON SOMETHING THAT ISNT IN MY CONTROL!!!! STARTING BACK AS FAR BACK AS FEB 2009 I WAS SELLING STUFF THAT DID HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE ( WELL INTO 2010) RECENTLY THE COMPANY HAS DECIDED THAT IT WILL NO LONGER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ITEMS NOR THE TERMS OF THE PROMOTION AS STATED!!

SO THERE FOR NOW IM BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS!!! PEOPLE ARE COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK FILING CLAIMS AGAINST ME FOR "FRAUD" STATING THEY TRIED TO DO SOMETHING WITH ITEM AND COMPANY SAID THEY CANT USE ANYMORE SO IT IS MY FAULT AND IMA FRAUD???? ANYWAYS SO CLAIMS AGAINST ME 60% OF WHICH NEVER EVEN CONTACTED ME PRIOR TO FILEING DISPUTE WITH PAYPAL.. GRANTED 30 % WERE WAY PAST 45 DAYS SO IT WAS CLOSED BUT PAYPAL STILL SEES THAT AND CAN REOPEN TO INVESTIGATE.. MEANWHILE I HAVE 5 CHARGEBACKS AGAINST ME ( SOME IN WHICH PEOPLE ARE SAYING IT WAS AN UNAUTHROIZED TRANSACTION???? SO YOUR TELLING ME I EMAILED MYSELF FROM YOUR EMAIL AND ASKED QUESTIONS AND THEN USED YOUR PAYPAL AND PAID FOR IT MYSELF?? COME ON!!!!! NOWI HAVE 7 OTHER CLAIMS THAT ARE IN STATUS ( WAITING FOR BUYER TO RETURN) ITS BEEN OVER A WEEK NO TRACKING PROVIDED TO ME AND NOTHING BEEN RETURNED SO FAR...

AND NOW PAYPAL LIMITS MY ACCOUNT AND EBAY SUSUSPENDS MY 3 SELLING ACCOUNTS ( AND ANY ACCOUNT ON EBAY ( MY BROTHER, MY HUSBAND AND MY SON) IN WHICH THEY JUST USE MY PAYPAL TO "PAY" FOR ITEMS THEY BUYG WERE ALL SUSPENDED----- THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CLAIMS YET ITS ALL SUSPENDED ******* GET THIS UNTIL I RESOLVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF OF THE CLAIMS***** WHAT I CANT RESOLVE CRAP IF THE BUYER HASNT RETURNED ITEMS SO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW IM ON MY 3RD WEEK OF NO SELLING ITEMS THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS AND IM OUT MY INCOME !!!!!!!!! THE CHARGEBACKS ANYONE CAN DO AND WHATEVER THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY DECIDES PAYPAL HAS TO STICK WITH IT ...

I HAD ONE PERSON SEND ME A PHOTO COPY YES PHOTO COPY OF WHAT ITEM THEY PURCHASD AND I CALLED PAYPAL AND TOLD THEM THEY DID NOT SEND THE ITEMS BACK JUST A PICTURE OF IT AND OMG THE BUYER WON THE CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AFTER 11 YEARS ON EBAY I HAVE MY FIRST MISHAP AND ITS NOT EVEN MY FAULT BUT IF A COMPANY DECIDES TO STOP A PROMOTION OR GO BKA ND CLOSES HOW C AN I CONTROL THAT IF SOMEONE JUST BOUGHT SOMETHING TO USE AT THEIR BUSINESS?????? IT WASNT SOMETHING I KNEW WAS GOING TO HAPPEN IT WAS JUST ANNOUNCED!! GUHHHHHHHHHHH IM SITTING HERE WITH PRODUCT AND NO WAY TO LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

permantly evcited from eBay
Posted by: Pammyjo1951 2009-06-29 05:45:59 In reply to: tuffbarn
I too was evicted from eBay permanatly. I did business with a low life, liar and common thief, I posted the story on Rip off reports and lost my account because I identified her by name and state. While at the time I did not care as this person stole from me, I did not know this was against eBays rules, was NOT given a warning other than to have it removed within 24 hours or suffer the consequences. I lost my small business and income, eBays answer to me when I tried to tell my story? "sorry I don't want to hear it, I am only interested in what you did wrong". The original post and follow up... Thanks, Pam, formerly Bedazzled-Liquidators now Beduzzled and bewildered..

http://ripoffreport.com/reports/0/453/RipOff0453651.htm#423540

and

http://ripoffreport.com/reports/0/465/RipOff0465473.htm

You go, bro!`
Posted by: Grannelle 2009-06-05 13:30:41 In reply to: tuffbarn
Sue 'em down to nothing but a pair of sh*tty shorts to stand in!

Highly recommended Lobbay.com
Posted by: Mandersjay 2009-05-27 14:50:40 In reply to: tuffbarn
I've also had that kinda problems with eBay but I found that site the other day and it totally helped me out! I've purchased an eBay account from Lobbay.com with 10+ Feedback, 6 months old, and its perfectly working well. You can also have a lot of other options. It all depends on your needs.

Ebay destroys lives...
Posted by: ebayvictim7 2011-03-18 05:29:27 In reply to: Mandersjay
My 11-year old ebay account with 100% positive feedback has been indefinitely suspended, just because I was selling a few items for individual suppliers, whom ebay accuses me of not knowing. uhhhm.... do most ebay sellers actually know their suppliers personally? Do you know your wholesaler or dropshipper? They claim it violates their rules to sell for others - I haven't found anything in their policies that supports their claim. They haven't been able to refer me to any such text in their policies. It's really disturbing that some ignorant and arrogant person can sit their and earn money by handing out highly unjust and unfair verdicts, leading to the cutting off of peoples livelihood! How many lives have these people not destroyed?! My paypal is also frozen and risks being closed down entirely.

Lobbay.com!!
Posted by: Miaxoco 2009-05-28 17:51:33 In reply to: Mandersjay
2 THUMBS UP FOR THAT SITE!! seriously I love it ! they are very professional and they have exactly what I've been searching for for sooooo long!! I'm very satisfied you should check out that site. A happy man!:D!

Does Lobbay really work for bank and ebay accounts
Posted by: britney111 2009-10-14 07:56:48 In reply to: Miaxoco
Does lobbay.com really work?

getting back on ebay
Posted by: MoveOn 2009-05-12 02:11:58 In reply to: tuffbarn
since i first posted here, after being suspended wrongly by ebay, telling people about my blog/website where i was detailing my attempts to get back on ebay i am glad to say i have helped over 500 people get back on ebay.

i don't charge for the info, it's all free on my blog so if anyone else needs help please take a look and good look getting back to selling.

i just wanted to let people here know that i have not been able to work on the site much lately, as it is 100% not for profit site, in fact i run it at a tiny loss, but i will be adding some interesting info for the U.S.A users that i have learned about ebay, which will keep people ebaying for longer.

I have now been back on ebay for approaching 2 years and i will leave my site up for others to try for as long as it gets hits, even if it's only 10 hits a day. So if anyone wants to read about how i got back on ebay and how you can do the same, read it for free here........

www.iwassuspendedfromebay.co.uk

www.modeeworld.com
Posted by: jojokinkaid 2009-04-21 09:16:23 In reply to: tuffbarn
There is a forum I found on the internet that is free, and helps with Ebay, PayPal, business and the law.

The forum has a lot of expert advice on it.
http://www.modeeworld.com/forums

I found advice there about how to avoid EBAY suspensions, get past PayPal limitations, also lots of detailed help on creating your own business, getting past trademark violations, VERO and lots more.

Beautiful forum.

Ebay Indefinite Suspension
Posted by: DigitalLine 2009-04-21 06:17:46 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was doing the same as you selling quite a high volume on ebay and they suspended me for the same reason. I was emailing back and forth for a 5 months hitting my head my head against a brick wall of auto response messages.
Now I've designed my own site and started selling through that and using Google adwords to advertise. Much more profit and volume. I recommend you do the same. I've come to realise that Ebay is for mugs as they take most of the profits!! I suggest you do the same.

lobbay.com 100% satisfied customer
Posted by: miblehy 2009-03-10 20:40:55 In reply to: tuffbarn
They have a very good service. Lobbay helped me get back on ebay within the next 48 hours after I placed my order. I liked my experience and I am still on with them. I got referred to them by an old customer of theirs and they are highly recommended. I have wasted my time so long trying to read these ebooks and follow them to the letter and never had any success. I tried them all. Name it, I tried it. Lobbay is the best in term of efficiency and quality. Keep up the good job guys.

Question about class action suit
Posted by: lufkincy 2009-02-15 17:18:51 In reply to: tuffbarn
I feel that a class action suit against eBay is justified. There appear to be hundreds of sellers who were given indifinate suspensions that were either unjustified or for very minor infractions.

I will take on looking for an attorney that will take the case on a contingency, but need more information.

Is there an estimate of how many sellers have been effected by indefinate suspensions.

How much income was lost as a result of the suspensions

Examples of unjustified suspensions

If you will email me at heroautographs@consolidated.net I will start putting together the information to present to attorneys and will keep everyone nposted nas to what is happening.

I have a number of attorneys who are close friends. None are involved in tort law,but all will be willing to help me find an attorney who might be interested in this case.

Keep in mind that if what I am reading on this and other sites is accurate, the probability of winning a ase with a jury trial is excellent. While the attorney might get as much as 50% of any damaged assessed, we should share in both actual damages and punitive damages. The punitive damages should be huge.

If eBay loses the case, which they undoubetly would, they would certainly appeal. That will take some time, but sooner or later a judge would refuse to allow further unsubstantial appeals.

Some years ago a similar suit was filed against Kodak. Kodak sold all of their commercial product through dealers. The way it worked was that the dealers sold the product and Kodak shipped the product direct to the customer. Then Kodak decided they did not need the dealers so they started selling the customers direct, cutting out the dealer. This destroyed many dealers across the country since their business was built upon selling Kodak product. A friend of mine was in the class action suit, which was won by a unanimous vote of the jury. Kodak appealed and each time the appeal came up Kodak had changed attorneys and got it delayed. Finally a Houston judge told Kodak they could not delay it any longer and that they had to go with the legal team they had. Again the jury found Kodak at fault. My friend's portion of the suit was several million dollars.

The thing with eBay is similar in that what they have done was to destroy our business. It may take a while before we get paid, but if I can find an attorney to take it on a contingency basis, we will ultimately get paid.

Cy Stapleton
Lufkin, TX
heroautographs@consolidated.net
936-676-6375

Re: Question about class action suit
Posted by: lufkincy 2009-02-17 12:10:27 In reply to: lufkincy
Several of my attorney friends have given me names of attorneys to contact about a class action suit. Unfortunately this area is not a specialty of any of my attorney friends.

If you are interested in participating in a possible class action suit, start putting together your details - reason you feel you were unjustifiably suspended and be able to substantuate any losses you have incurred as a result of the suspension.

Contact me at heroautographs@consolidated.net or cy@hotlinecy.com if you want to participate. Be sure and include your contact info.

Cy Stapleton
Lufkin, TX
936-676-6375
heroautographs@consolidated.net
www.hotlinecy.com

Tgosell
Posted by: skiber 2009-02-10 12:55:16 In reply to: tuffbarn
Tgosell easy to use
www.Tgosell.com very easy to use, no Auction listing fee, checkout easy cash, money order, check, Alertpay or paypal. have shipping link on top of page for shipping. looking for former ebay sellers that have been kickoff ebay or have left because of high fees. wish to make our sellers very happy to keep them with us. so Email me at Tgosell1@yahoo.com let us know how to make you join us at www.Tgosell.com today we will listen to you.

Re: Tgosell
Posted by: skiber 2009-03-27 10:31:18 In reply to: skiber
get paid the way you wish cash, money order, credit card or us alertpay. its up to you no more lock it to paypal and getting rip off. and no more big ebay fees bring the internet back to the people not wall street. and equal feedback for sellers as well as buyers. most of the stuff on ebay is by ebay http://www.dropshipaccess.com/ so you pay there fees to list there products they just sent me this email. bring internet back to the people not wall street check out Tgosell Old fashion auction website for the people free the net.

Unjustly Suspended
Posted by: lufkincy 2009-01-17 13:08:34 In reply to: tuffbarn
I knew I was not the only one but had no idea there were this many. I was a seller for over 10 years, a Powerseller, almost 6,000 feedback,high seller rating, and over 5,500 unique eBay customers.

Several months ago they zapped me for two postings I had no control over. One was a display I created using the mineral, Trinitite. eBay said it was dangerous & hazardous. The mineral was created in a smallarea at Alamagorda, New Mexico during the 1st Atomic Bomb test. It is sold in rock and mineral shops around the world and even in gift shops at some Federal parks. The descriptive cards that came with the pieces I got from my rock wholesaler notes "zero radioactivity." Even some of the vintage watches sold on eBay cannot claim that. I could find nothing anywhere on eBay's site saying Trinitite was not allowed, and I have sold scores of my displays the last 5-6 years.

The other thing they zapped me for was adisplay I made using an Apache Tear. It was ended because they say it was "grossly misrepresented." Like the Trinitite, my Apache Tears came with a descriptive card telling about the legend. That was the description I used. Interestingly, we visit the Alabama Cossauta Indian Reservation occasially and their gift shop gets their Apache Tears from the same rock wholesaler I get mine from and the dump they have their in in on a table labeled "ancient Native American Artifacts."

I talked at length with Live Help. Live Help talked to someone in Trust & Safety who asked that I send the details so they could review it. Shortly I also got an eMail from "support" requesting the details so they could review them. I sent a 4-page description and within minutes I received a boilerplate reply that I had been indifinately suspended and at the present time they would not review my case.

I would love to be a part of a class action suit against eBay's policies. If such a suit has merit, it should be no problem getting a highly competent attorney to take the case on a contingency. This has ruined my online business and cost me between $2,500 and $3,000 per month profit. If damages were awarded in the class action suit, I would suspect they would be huge.

BTW, I am 74 years old and am a retired print shop owner, columnist,public speaker and author. My business ethics are beyond reproach. I have received numerous industry awards for my business operation and was twice named Angelina County's Favorite Printer in the annual local business recognition week. One of my public speaking topics was the importance of high business ethics.

Cy Stapleton
Lufkin, Texas

Correction to my post
Posted by: lufkincy 2009-01-18 05:25:20 In reply to: lufkincy
When I mentioned "watches" I should have said "vintage watches with luminious dials."

eBay suspended two of my accounts. I then consigned my inventory to my daughter, who does not live with me and within days they suspended her account also. Our only connection with eBay that I know of is that we share the same PayPal account.

i'll help you and your daughter get back on ebay for free
Posted by: MoveOn 2009-01-22 10:52:03 In reply to: lufkincy
Let me just say to you and anyone else reading these forums, when people get suspended from ebay there are hundreds if not thousands of sites offering to sell you information that will get you back on ebay. PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
i bought some and they all had one thing in common, they were all useless. And what they dont tell you is that you have to spend more money after buying the "guide".
I am an ebay seller like you who got suspended wrongly and was refused help from ebay. I have managed to get back on, and stay back on for more than a year, i have several back up accounts, just in case i am wronged by ebay again, and i am making a living. I have also successfully taken paypal to court twice to remove 180 day account freezes imposed without due cause and i tell everyone how to do theese things for free on my blog/Website at www.iwassuspendedfromebay.co.uk, copy and paste this url into your address bar and you'll find all the information you need.

Best of luck guys.

suspended two accounts
Posted by: gingerhaven 2009-01-19 13:53:33 In reply to: lufkincy
yes, that is how they got her is through paypal, ebay owns paypal, and now that they have suspended you remember if you ever do get back on they have red flagged you and her. so anything you list if you get back on will be closely looked at and they will suspend you again. i have been suspended 7 times in one year over linked accounts like yours and your daughters. i just got back on after a 30 day suspension that i had, but there was no suspension of the other accounts that i have, i dont get them but i want to let you know ebay owns 3/4 of the wbsites you see on the internet, they a portion of google, craigslist, paypal,amazon, i cannot name them all but they own alot, and they own a percentage of alot of them. if you can your better off having your own website, buy a domain or something. im thinking about it as well if i can find a wholesaler to dropship me antique jewelry. ebay does not suspend sellers that make them millions, they suspend the little guys and only the little guys. and paypal sucks, they hold your money for 180 days because they are afraid of credit card chargebacks. what is the point of using paypal then if you cant get your own money. ebay and paypal what a joke they are. why do you think you can only accept paypal now , you cant take money orders becasue ebay owns paypal, so not only do they charge you listing and final value fees they also take a percentage when somebody pays you with paypal, why do you think they did it becasue they make even more. either way you look at it, nobody is ever going to be able to get any money from a lawsuit, your rights are gone here, i dont care what they say as long as people keep using ebay and paypal there will be no changes made at all. everybody needs to buycott and you will never see that. thanks

BS suspension
Posted by: Cire3PC 2009-01-11 12:11:03 In reply to: tuffbarn
I have had now 5 ID's kicked off ebay stating I was selling Microsoft Software. And I'm not at all and never did. Even ebay couldn't find where I was ?? Was a power seller on 2 accounts, all nuked.

Sign me up, happy to help.

Ebay ID's

nikita070800 POWER SELLER
cyberstormsales Backup account
cire3pc POWER SELLER

Cire3@comcast.net

cire3pc.com
Posted by: howiedoit 2009-06-04 11:00:01 In reply to: Cire3PC
DO NOT be fooled by cire3pc.com he was not suspended from ebay for any other reason than harassing other sellers with his multiple ID's.

The owner at cire3pc.com was first banned from posting any and all communications on the ebay message boards because of his inflammatory and derogatory remarks towards his peers without provocation. He was then banned entirely as he systematically placed bids with each of his miscellaneous ebay accounts on the auctions of ebay sellers he didn't like so he could ruin their feedback profiles and to cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

www.cire3pc.com is a notorious part of ebays past. He is a sorry excuse of a business man who spends more time on personal vendettas than tending to his customers.

Updated help page i can get you all back on ebay!!
Posted by: MoveOn 2009-01-15 12:26:51 In reply to: Cire3PC
I posted here a few weeks ago linking to my website where i detailed how to move on from ebay to other selling platforms, HOWEVER, i was blitzed with emails from the site asking did i know how to gety back onto ebay.

Well the fact is i do!! although i dont like ebay and i try to concentrate on other sales platforms i do still have an ebay account that i sometimes sell from, in fact i have several.
I have lerned over time how those old ebay pros keep on ebay even after falling fouls of ebays automated security system.

I have updated my webpage to give all the information you need to get back on ebay and stay there, follow this information and you will be undetectable to ebay and paypal forever!!
All the information is FREE, i do not charge a penny, so if you want to know how to get back on ebay and stay on come and see me.... www.iwassuspendedfromebay.co.uk.

eBay... what a shocking experience I had!
Posted by: terraform 2008-12-12 22:32:47 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was an ebay seller/buyer for over 10 years with stellar feedback and even invited to join the elite PowerUsers group. So what could possibly go wrong here? I am a digital art instructor at two colleges here in Atlanta and I thought it might be a great idea to list Photoshop command e-guides on eBay since no Photoshop book has this offered. It turned out to be a great success on eBay quickly selling 17 guides! I also had two other guides on eBay but no sales with them.
After about a month I get a warning e-mail from eBay telling me to remove the other two guides from the digital book section and relocate them in the everything else>other section because they could cause feedback fraud (what ever that means). I promptly removed them and re-listed them in the suggested category. The Photoshop guide auction had expired so I needed to re-list that one also. My mistake was I clicked on the re-list buttons not thinking that it was going in the "wrong" category. Without a warning eBay promptly suspended me and it's be about 7 months now with no reprieve after sending letters, emailing eBay support, etc. Pretty stiff punishment fro accidentally re-listing the Photoshop guide in the "wrong" category. They didn't even warn me about the Photoshop guide initially..they just simply suspended me! I don't see how they can last much longer with these kinds of customers treatments. A ten year veteran too! I wish some layer would take this case to court. Pro Bono of course :0)

Cheers,

Re: eBay..wake up
Posted by: lakelassie 2009-05-28 00:29:51 In reply to: terraform
Same story here.

I joined #2 auction site ebid.net, and found 500,000 sellers, MANY from ebay who had similar horror stories.

Get auction site and a source for finding former ebay sellers. What more do you need!?

Moving on from Ebay or Getting Back on
Posted by: MoveOn 2008-12-21 09:14:49 In reply to: terraform
I too have been the victim of ebay and paypal suspensions and it nearly wreacked my business.

However i managed to overcome the problems with ebay and my business id now flurishing.

I wanted to help other people in my situation so i started my own blog, in it i document my story and how i moved onto other sales platforms, and even how i eventually got back on ebay, and how you can too.

take a look at my homepage iwassuspendedfromebay.co.uk,

hopefully you will find some usefull free information there to help you get back in business.
Please post your experiences there too as this often helps people share advise and tips for saving our businesses.

www.iwassuspendedfromebay.co.uk

I CAN GET YOU BACK ON EBAY TODAY WITH LIVE SUPPORT!
Posted by: ICANHELP 2008-12-17 05:55:39 In reply to: terraform
I purchased the #1 get back on ebay book in June of this year. I currently have 5 accounts on ebay and am selling many items every week. This book works! Anyone can do it! You can easily be back on ebay in a matter of minutes by following the techniques easily explained in this book!

But, one thing I needed in the beginning was some personal support. This was very hard to get and was outrageously expensive! I was charged $50 an issue! By 'issue' I mean that because this was all new to me, and I desperately NEEDED to get back on ebay, I wanted to do everything right and STAY on ebay. I have accomplished this and I want you to also!

You will learn how to open as many new ebay accounts as you need.

You will learn how to open as many newpaypal accounts as you need.

You will learn what you did 'wrong' that got you suspended or banned.

You will learn how to change your ip address.

You will learn how to acquire a new address, phone number, credit card, merchant account, and more!

Here is my offer. I will email you this book and give you my instant messenger address all for $20. You will be able to get back on ebay and stay there! Also, if you run into any 'issues', I'll be here to help you!

There are many ways to mess things up and get suspended again! This book, and my coaching, will help explain and show you in more detail what ebay does to try and link your accounts and ultimately suspend you. Don't let it happen again! Email me right now!

coachdirect@live.com

EBAY IS A JOKE
Posted by: sassy666 2008-12-01 14:07:11 In reply to: tuffbarn
Your eBay account has been suspended indefinitely with no plans for
reinstatement. eBay has taken this measure because you violated the
terms of your reinstatement agreement. Previously, we reinstated your
account after you provided us with a statement, signed under penalty of
perjury, promising that you would not list any potentially infringing or
illegal items on eBay. You also agreed to abide by all eBay policies and
guidelines.

Because you continued to list potentially infringing items on eBay, we
had no choice but to suspend your account indefinitely with no plans for
reinstatement.
I about cried and I am a 36 year old male just openned a store up a month ago and had 82 itmes listed and was making ebay money and my feed back was great and i call them and they blame microsoft .. I get to talk to a kid in charge of ebay trust and safety she did acted like all is my fault and funny thing is ..I called their support before i posted the item in question they said no problem WHAT A JOKE EBAY IS they donot care

COME AND SEE MY SITE
Posted by: MoveOn 2009-01-15 12:31:03 In reply to: sassy666
sassy come and see my site at www.iwassuspendedfromebay.co.uk
all the information you need to get back on ebay and stay there is on my webpage, and it's all totally FREE!

same notice here!
Posted by: terraform 2008-12-12 22:36:25 In reply to: sassy666
I got the exact same stamped out notice. Letter by letter exactly the same! They are a bullshit company that can't possibly last much longer.
Cheers.

EBAY IS FULL OF IT!!
Posted by: proud93 2008-11-24 21:24:13 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was shocked to find this web site and see that I'm not alone when it comes to Ebay. I started selling on ebay exactly a year ago. Everything was going great then all of a sudden I received one alert right after the other all within a matter of two weeks. I contacted Ebay customer service, Ebay Safety & Trust team, etc. Trust me when I say I utilized every outlet possibly availabe to me and got nowhere.

After the 3rd alert, my account was SUSPENDED!! To begin with, the items I was selling were 100% authentic. I even provided my customers with gift receipts to prove authenticity. Some a**hole out there felt threatened that I was selling my items and decided to ruin my little business. I never thought that Ebay would stoop so low as to just take anyone's frivolous complaints and not allow me to prove them wrong.

I was treated like crap!! Each time I contacted them, they send me an automated BS response with no real information concerning my issues. Instead, they have continued to ignore all my messages and I have been completely taken out of the loop.

Ebay's policies are completely unfair, unethical, and unprofessional!! They refuse to answer my questions and reinstate my account. After waiting for a while, I decided to open a new account and again they canceled it within hours. I contacted them and again no response from anyone. I pretty much had given up until I found this web site full of people just like me. I'm willing to sign anything to help out with this situation.

It's funny to see how Ebay is quick to take our money in fees but when it comes to protecting our rights they turn their backs quickly. I do not appreciate what they have done and as mentioned previously, if anyone can recommend anything that can be done to sue Ebay then count on me.

In the meanwhile, I'm stuck with inventory that I can't sell because aside from Ebay, I don't know where to turn to sell my items. I'm so disgusted with Ebay and all I want is to be given the chance to defend myself. I didn't work so hard for so long to have my 100% feedback not taken into consideration. I have never received a neutral or negative feedback and for them not to acknowledge this is beyond wrong. They have no compassion for honest sellers trying to make a living and they have unfortunately proven that they don't care for anyone but themselves!!

WE NEED JUSTICE AND WE NEED IT NOW!!

Me Too
Posted by: jbentnl 2008-11-18 15:03:02 In reply to: tuffbarn
I too have been hit with the ebay police. They have suspended my account for 7 days for allegedly infringing on property rights. I have been using the same wording and pictures for over a year and all of a sudden they are an infringement. I sent numerous inquiries looking for a simple answer to a simple question:What specifically did I do to violate this policy to prevent me from doing it again? All I got was the same automated answers you received telling me to check out these links where I had to guess which one I had broken. Thinking that I had solved the problem, I added another listing and Bam! It was pulled as well for the same reason. Furious, I wrote the Ebay police again and demanded a specific reason why my listings were pulled again. All I got this time was a warning that I am repeatedly committing the same offence and I would be repremanded if I didn't stop. No explanation was given, for "security reasons," they said, for why,specifically, my listings were taken off.So I pleaded with them to give me the reason why my listing was repeatedly getting deleted. Same rhetorical answer again. Nothing specific to help me. So I changed all my pictures and wording again and even checked to see how other buyers were listing similar items and tried to mimic these listings in a way that they would not be copying and my listings were still pulled for infringement rights. I was convinced then that they had it in for me so I said everything to them for not helping me with this.The next email I get is a notice that I am suspended. For a company that says they are glad to have me as a seller and offer all kinds of help options, their own policy of not being able to be specific and actually help really sucks

Who cares!
Posted by: supplies2008 2008-10-24 18:40:26 In reply to: tuffbarn
My business was barely making it after investing 13 years on ebay, the income was equal or a little less than bills, was suspended without any merit or reason, they can't even provide a reason. Now, I am facing bankruptcy and divorce. I only blame myself. About 9-10 years ago, some sellers including myself suggested that we make some kind of union to protect us just in case ebay becomes a mammoth machine and lose its human touch. Sadly people were making good money at that time and never took it seriously, look at it now! If I want to ruin some business on ebay, all I have to do is complain that it violates something several times and that poor sole's business will be closed. No ifs, ands or buts!

Body Parts
Posted by: ab8ru 2008-10-14 09:34:05 In reply to: tuffbarn
Lets put it this way you cannot buy someone for Body Parts and by E-bay policy they have a right to reject stuff that is objectionable. If you have a reason to be concerned unfortunately in this world I can only say that if they have a waiting list for Organ Transplant I am sure the medical profession is doing their best, besides testing everything to insure everything humanely possible to select a part is not diease infected, etc..

In Mean time your best bet is making sure a will is drawn up and assigning family member if you choose to do so, what can happen is probate will consume a majority of it and they may even assign your children wards of the court, and the foster system is not all roses either.

Wrongfully suspended
Posted by: kayes 2008-10-05 03:14:33 In reply to: tuffbarn
Like most of you guys, my account was suspended. Thier reason, is because they believe that I sell counterfeits. Truthfully, their the ones that violated my rights and by allowing other sellers to continue selling counterfeits. I filed a complaint through Paypal against the seller who sold me fake bags, but the seller retaliated and reported my pre-owned bags as fakes, and that all it took for ebay to believed her, she has less than 10 FB with 78%. Ebay removed all of my posted items and suspended my account, yes, I have 100% positive of almost 700 feedbacks. I wrote back to them that I do buy and sell on ebay, and gave them my buyer's account. I told them in that letter that, I did not violate any ebay rules and did not try to sell counterfeit goods to risk my reputation. If ebay thinks all of my handbags were fake, then, I did not violate thier rules, they did, by allowing all handbag sellers to sell fakes then.
Huh! they did not like what they heard from me, I have all the informations with all the sellers in ebay where i purchased my goods, I gave it to them and I save it myself for future use. I did asked Ebay to closed my account, as I am not happy with what they did. So, if anyone here is suing ebay, count on me as well. Thanks for allowing me to post here.

I hate ebay
Posted by: RandomWon 2008-09-25 09:00:51 In reply to: tuffbarn
I have had multiple accounts suspended.. One for having a competitor complain about "counterfit" items. The other for registering while I had a suspeneded account. But now, I freely roam ebay. Their rules are so restricted its ridiculous. Not to mention paypal. Who are they really protecting? Noone. Thats why I started this site.
http://www.ebaysuspension.net

Happens in UK too!
Posted by: Hieroglyph 2008-11-27 06:04:55 In reply to: RandomWon
I have the exact same problem. I started getting accustional claims made to me from another seller of same items but his at 10x the price of mine and then getting arsey with me when I wouldn't enter into dialogue over it. Then came the violation notices and listings removal - 4 times! Got a reinstatement, but then almost instantly, I got suspended because of 'Microsoft copyright infringement' that was on item nothing to do with them! I was told to take it up with Microsoft... (My partner had her listing for some secondhand Bose headphones constantly removed for copyright too!!)

So I tried the new account trick and had it for a week before it coming down - I had new names/emails/credit card etc... must be the IP that caught me - since realised after reading great info here:

http://www.aspkin.com/

I had been running for 2 years and great feedback and happy punters. I was however hating how ebay was getting and as of this week - PayPal freezing payments into accounts only to be released 21 days later as long as there is no dispute from buyer or until a positive feedback achieved - how dare they!!

I have tried ebid but only sold one item in 8 weeks + I was getting this a day on ebay even for my limited and low cost bits and bobs. Sick to my stomache at this treatment... I'm UK

stealth book by askin is garbage
Posted by: johnchin 2009-02-07 13:08:35 In reply to: Hieroglyph
I read on aspkin's site itself that this "auction stealth" guide by aspkin is utter garbage. Supposedly from what some people on there say, Aspkin was booted off EBAY two years ago and has not managed to even get back on since. His ONLY EBAY account built up a whopping feedback score of 26.

Also he does not sell ANYTHING on EBAY anymore according to what I read. What a fraud. How can someone who doesn't even SELL on ebay try to teach people ABOUT EBAY? Like the blind leading the blind.

Why buy a guide from someone who knows NOTHING about EBAY? Whatever he knows he lifts from his forum is what the guy said in his posts.

Re: I hate ebay
Posted by: DKS1964 2008-11-05 15:35:41 In reply to: RandomWon
how do you freely roam and buy off of ebay?
I have been suspended for apparently being associated with a suspended ebay user. I asked how they linked me to this person but all they can say is to check the email linked to that person. Whom I have no idea is.
So how can I fix my suspension when all they do is give me the run around.
I have 193 stars to my name and 100% feedback. with over 200 purchases.
I am so frustrated at their BS runaround and the notices they sent to my previous bids saying my account is suspended, thankfully I paid for them and have since received the items.
I am wondering if I have a liable and slander suit in the works here.
from a frustrated why I hate ebay person.

linked ebay account suspension
Posted by: gingerhaven 2008-11-10 14:45:54 In reply to: DKS1964
in response to "how do you roam freely on ebay", well you will never be able to roam freely because theres always going to be some *BS* with ebay trust & security, i can however tell you to email ebay trust & security back and ask them for a reinstatement form and tell them you will verify your information and then they will request you fax it back to them , the catch here is you have to wait about 7 to 10 days for them to post the fax to your account and then they will unsuspend your account long as you proove who you are by faxing along with your form a utility bill in your name with your address on the bill or they want a valid form of i.d. ha, ha inst that *BS*, i just had to do that my self to get my account back. i called them 3 times a day to keep checking to see if they posted the fax yet. im pretty sure they got sick and tired of hearing from me. i will also tell you that when you call them initially regarding your account suspension their is NOT a ONE REP. that will help you , what in the hell is the telephone # there for. they have billions and billions of dollars and one person person that works there can help you with anything and i mean anything you call about. all they say is you have to wait for "ebay trust & security" and you cant talk to them, you have to email them, i just wonder if ebay trust and seurity really exist?????????????? anybody got any answers??????

suspended ebay accounts
Posted by: DKS1964 2008-11-10 15:35:40 In reply to: gingerhaven
my son sent me the forms because he needed them before on a complete different matter so I sent them with a pic of my license and a telephone bill...they wrote back thanking me but also saying they still wanted me to take care of the account that was first suspended (the one I still have no idea about) they still won't talk to me so I opened a new account.

linked ebay account suspension
Posted by: gingerhaven 2008-11-10 17:05:31 In reply to: DKS1964
are you serious, what a bunch of ***ks, you know its really unforunate that ebay does not have some competition out there, there are certainly enough people who have been f***ed out there by ebay. i have tried over and over again looking around on the internet for auction sites, i say everone get togher and start listing your stuff on another auction site, if a few years pass and another auction site gets ebays customers, well then we will see how REAL ebays trust & security really is, ha, ha. anyway make sure all your cookies are deleted and paypal info is not the same i mean everything so they dont trace you, i have heard horrer stories about that too, good luck and everone get together NOW because the future does matter for little people like us , especially in this ecomony!!

linked account ebay suspension
Posted by: gingerhaven 2008-11-06 17:13:02 In reply to: DKS1964
hello, on 11-04-08 i was suspended from ebay as well for having an account linked to another ebay users account that was supended. ive been on ebay for 8 years. i am so frustrated by this as i have emailed them and they tell me that i have to clear up the other users account that was linked to mine before i can be reinstated, i emailed back saying what in the hell are you talking about how can i clear something up i have no idea who in the hells account it is and why its linked to mine, they have put me through so much and i still dont have my account back up and running, i have to fax all this stuff and got no idea why????? ive done nothing wrong and i really depending on my little sales of making only a couple bucks here and there on ebay because i never had anything on there that went for any big money. i sold items for only a couple bucks. im sick of this, there are so many people on ebay that get away with everthing form fraud to ripping people off over and over. its just plain "BS" in my book. ebay never suspends them because they make big,big money off them. im still apealing because ive done nothing wrong here and im suffering as i used that money to put food on my table and gas in my car. i cant believe this crap, i hate them but i need them. so frustrated??????

I definitely hate ebay
Posted by: DKS1964 2008-11-06 18:04:07 In reply to: gingerhaven
like you they linked me someones suspended account but refuse to tell me whom or how.
they now refuse to talk to me as I mentioned they are liable and slanderous as they sent emails cancelling my bids to sellers of whom where already paid....
I hope the get theirs.

Legal action to remedy eBay suspension
Posted by: ckessler 2008-09-19 11:04:25 In reply to: tuffbarn
Every eBay account in my home has been suspended indefinitely for reasons that are unknown. During a phone call to eBay the rep. from Trust & Safety implied that it might be for selling counterfeits - which simply isn't true. I have all the documentation necessary to back up my inventory and it is all genuine. eBay doesn't seem interested in letting me defend my reputation. I have considered having one of my "legal team" write them a letter. This is grossly unfair.
cKessler

Phone Number???
Posted by: jbentnl 2008-11-18 15:09:59 In reply to: ckessler
You mean there's a phone number that you can actually call someone and talk to a real person? What is that number?

ebay phone number
Posted by: gingerhaven 2008-11-22 04:58:07 In reply to: jbentnl
in reply to the ebay phone number. yes there is a phone number but even though you get a body on the phone, not one of them can help you with ebay trust & security, not one!!!! all they say is you cant talk to anybody in that dept. you have to email them. this is why i keep saying there is no ebay trust & security. they keep telling you there is is but there is not . they have a computer that randomly just suspends your account as it does checks on different things, or if somebody on ebay has got it in for you they turn you in for something stupid. if you notice they never ever suspend accounts that make them the big money. its all a conspiracy. click on some of the links on some of these postings on here. by the way that phone number is 1-800-701-3229 but you have to have a registered pin # with them and i have no idea how you get it. im telling you i have been through every dept. there is to try and get my account up and running several times. i have had so many suspensions i cant count and for petty crap.

Something needs done soon
Posted by: snuka 2008-08-21 14:31:26 In reply to: tuffbarn
Thye have become more crooked than ever.I remember a few months ago i received a huge email with banners saying the gallery fee would now be free , then in the small print at the very bottom of the email it said the final value fee would be raised .It was basically a scam to get everyone excited about a free fee thinking most would not read the whole email that the final value fee was being raised.Thats when i knew ebay had become too corporate.
I have a violation on ebays policy because i listed a necklace that had a brass knuckles charm.In the title it said necklace & in the decsription it said necklace & the charm was 1" inch. But i have emailed them over & over stating that i did not list a weapopn , i listed a necklace eith a charm . They could only respond with a reply that the charm has to be next to a tape measure or something to show its actual size , which i saw as fine . But just email me & tell me that . Instead on my file is that i listed a weapon , i have emailed & talked to ebay & they will not budge , even though they are completely wrong .they make up their own rules & it tis tough luck if they decide to suspend you.Just not right & somoneone needs to take action against ebay.

Ebay suspenede me ..I'm a SUPER SELLER w/99.5 FEEDBACK
Posted by: WILL316 2008-10-14 15:18:22 In reply to: snuka
EBAY suspended me and my 10,000 auctions for having the same physical address as another ebay seller ..this is a building of 30 different spaces ...now I am left holding 3 years worth of ebay listings inventory , rent , expenses and in this climate possible bankruptcy ,i WAS GIVING THEM OVER $8000 A MONTH IN FEES.if you had doubts if ebay was evil ..THIS CONFIRMS IT

Re: Ebay suspenede me ..I'm a SUPER SELLER w/99.5 FEEDBACK
Posted by: jandee 2009-02-14 05:32:40 In reply to: WILL316
Say I know how you feel....I have an idea...We need to start yelling to the congress,pores.& anyone interested in the Economy.I know this sounds backwards to our problem but Ebay ruined the Economy not a couple over paid exec's
We have seen more small stores close because you get it wholesale from Ebay.
Also I think 3 fees on one sale is up for some regulations.
We need to fight.
I am writing my Governor & getting advice where to
start,how to get a letter to Obama & Congress
& don't forget Hannity, Oreily ,Glen Beck, Greta Etc.
WE can get to them but we have top work on it.Everyone bitches but NO one does much....Jan

suspended from ebay
Posted by: stopebay 2008-08-15 18:28:43 In reply to: tuffbarn
Please count with me. We have to do something to stop ebay unfair policies etc.
5 years silver power seller and they just decided to suspend my account. Everytime you call or send messages there is a robotic answer.
thanks.

eBay allows copyrighted bootleg CD-R celebrity media to be sold on their
Posted by: m-michelle 2008-08-07 11:14:48 In reply to: tuffbarn
eBay suspended my account because they claim that I cannot sell celebrity media on CD-R because it’s copyrighted, yet eBay still allows SEVERAL other sellers to sell exactly the same thing on their eBay site.

You can see some of the other eBay seller’s here:
http://stores.ebay.com/Renrakus-Celebrity-Photo-House
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/stargazersinc
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/celebmania
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/wynterdawn
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/idk_entertainment
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/zombie1214

I bought CDs from some of the above sellers almost a year ago, and eBay it still letting them sell ‘copyrighted’ media, yet they suspend me for selling the same thing. What a bunch of hypocritical basters!

If these items truly are copyrighted does anyone know who (other than eBay cause they do nothing) that I can report these copyrights to?

RIAA can go after you also
Posted by: ab8ru 2008-10-14 09:41:20 In reply to: m-michelle
If you are selling copies of someone elses material RIAA see http://www.riaa.com/ there was a recent law signed at the time this is posted you may have some legal troubles ahead of you.

see http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10064527-38.html

hope you have a good attorney & good luck.

Everybody donates for a lawyer $50
Posted by: lawyer 2008-07-11 22:06:12 In reply to: tuffbarn
The lawyer wants $15K usd to start a lawsuit, So anybody who is ready help us donate some money please contact us with brief description of your problem with ebay or paypal. WE MUST SHOT DOWN THEM IMMIEDIETLY! They suspended me because I grow up to fast and they have "to high risk" with me. for no reason! I had brand new PC brand new IP and brand new name with bank accounts for my friend who never been before on ebay,I had 100% feedback score, no paypal cases etc. In case you have cheaper lawyer or expensive but GOOD one also let me know, I am tired of ebay and paypal ignorance.
They must pay for all our losses/expenses such as non-relisting fees, good ebay store name, our inventory , labors , warehouse fees etc.

About the lawyer
Posted by: lufkincy 2009-02-17 14:37:26 In reply to: lawyer
Hi:
One of my attorney friends has a friend in a large Houston law firm which loves this kind of case and eBay hits their hot button. I am putting together some details for him to send to that lawyer,but am having trouble getting in touch with others who would like to join a class action suit. It would cost us nothing, but the settlement, if settled out of court, or the actual and punitive damages if it goes to trial could be huge. The law firm would get a substantial percentage of any proceeds, but where would be plenty left over for us. How can I get the contact info on others who would like to join the suit?

Cy Stapleton
heroautographs@consolidated.net
936-676-6375

About hiring an attorney
Posted by: lufkincy 2009-01-18 06:16:22 In reply to: lawyer
One thing to consider here. If the class action suit has merit, there should be no problem finding a highly competent attorney to take the case on a contingency. Apparently there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of sellers who have been severely financially damaged by unjust suspensions. Contingency fees would probably be between 30% and 50%. Apparently I am one of the smaller sellers - having lost around $3,000 per month for the last four months, or $12,000. I would gladly be willing to pay 50% of my share of any settlenent eBay might make.

I would also suspect that eBay would much rather settle than go to court. A major class action suit would create a media frenzy and would be terrible for eBay's public relations, not to mention their already declining value on the stock market.

I am not sure how one goes about locating a competent tort attorney. I believe that if we could get a list, with contact information, of 1,000+ who would be interested in being a part of a class action suit, that would hit some law firm's hot button.

These type of awards and penalties normally include not only the actual damages, but also severe penalties.

count with me doit immediately
Posted by: stopebay 2008-08-16 10:50:26 In reply to: lawyer
Yes count with me, just send me the bill and the paperworks showing lawsuit is time to stop this people treating us as they wanted because they are the only one who have reconquest the internet marketing.

every body can pay the lawyer.
Posted by: stopebay 2008-08-15 18:30:25 In reply to: lawyer
I am sure there is thousand deceiving sellers from ebay who will love to pay a lawyer.
count with me.

Unfair Suspension
Posted by: manhattanman 2008-07-28 03:02:17 In reply to: lawyer
I too, have been suspended. I have been a member in good standing since November of '99, with a 100% approval rating. I have never sold anything on eBay, but have 43 purchases. They informed me that I had "Published Contact Information", but wouldn't provide evidence of this alleged violation. The support staff refuses requests for proof of the violation. Is this legal? I don't even know what they're talking about?

Why is ebay so evil?
Posted by: james_autos 2008-06-10 13:18:25 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was a small time seller who sold about 10 die-cast models cars a week for over 2 years. I never encountered any problems until last october. I was overcharged on listing fees, and was never refunded. So far this year, I have had two sets of listings removed because I accept cash as a payment (hardly a crime, but another one of evilbay's many ridiculous policies). A couple of weeks ago, two buyers left bad feedback. Out of the 1600 feedback I have, 6 were bad. It eqautes to a 99.2% rating under feebay's new feedback system, but this clearly wasn't good enough. I had my account suspended because I'd apparently breached their seller performance policy. Basically, if you get less than 20 feedback a month, and you get one or two bad feedbacks like in my case, you don't have a chance.

They said my account would be re-instated in 30 days if all open transactions were completed and that the buyers were happy and that the complaints from the two buyers who left bad feedback be resolved. I asked them a simple question - how do you resolve buyer complaints? I've actually asked ebay this question about 7 times now since I was suspended; the first five times they did not answer me, just telling me to resolve buyer complaints. The last two emails I have sent to them have been completely ignored.

They clearly do not want to know. They do not want to help. I have tried my best, but I've got nowhere. The only two options I could see were to either mutually withdraw the feedback or offer refunds. But, it seems that the option to mutually withdraw feedback has vanished so that is out of the question. As for offering refunds, I could do this, but as they don't actually go through ebay, how will I know whether this will get my account re-instated?

From the way they ignore my emails, not helping me to get my account back in any way, and reading what other suspended members on here have wrote, I've concluded that I'm screwed. Next Thursday I will find out whether my account stays active, but I know this isn't going to happen.

What annoys me the most is that it was the small time sellers who helped make what ebay what it is today, yet ebay now make it clear that they're not interested in small time sellers, and instead just the shop sellers who generate them the most money. Quite frankly, it's a disgusting way to treat people who use ebay to sell a few things every week to make a bit of money to then spend on ebay. It's no way to run a business.

It just happened to me too
Posted by: djantzen 2008-06-09 21:39:36 In reply to: tuffbarn
I had a descent business going selling jerseys. I got suspended from ebay because they said I violated a trademark. HUH? I only sold authentic jerseys, I used my own description and used my own photo's. Plus, I had a 100% feedback. I believe it was competitors who reported my items. Why would I think that? Because their were other sellers selling the same jerseys. And my wifes account was suspended today. I moved my auction to overstock.com and epier.com but without the same sucess I had on EBay.

Ebay Suspension
Posted by: 2manykittys 2008-05-15 15:58:28 In reply to: tuffbarn
I too, was suspended from ebay. no I wasn't a power seller but I did alright. I got suspended with a generic script saying I fell under the 1% tile of non seller performance with a 99.3 feedback rating, saying I had 30 days to bring my rating up.From One complaint because buyer didn't read that Personal checks were not accepted so I sent it back. So I had emailed a few customers to let them know that their items were on the way , come to find out ebay blocked me from sending those emails and there fore recieved another negative feedback.Needless to say at the end of the 30 days they didn't reinstate me. and No replys either after numerous emails. So I opened an account under my fiances name and because we had the same address, they suspended that account saying that it was linked to my account.
<br />I have lost alot because of someone elses ingnorance and worst yet lousy ebay.Who's the Trade and Safety Harbor against ebay?Someone needs to suspend Ebay! Anyway I have moved on other places to sell online. I emailed my customers telling them where they can find me.

We should help together for distribute all problem
Posted by: hate_ebay 2008-05-18 11:56:48 In reply to: 2manykittys
I too , silver powerseller about 3 years, I resign from my job to work ebay business but only one night is loss of all, I only sell one ebook which put in wrong catagory but my product have over 300 item, I don't know how to do with my life.

Pls. help together email to USA commerce organize and all of government organize.

I already do that and still send continue.

Sorry for no so good for english because I'm from thailand.

Now very upset and cannot found way about my life because I put wrong and too trust wtih ebay.

I REALLY HATE EBAY, SICK & TIRED!!!
Posted by: gingerhaven 2008-12-28 19:03:24 In reply to: hate_ebay
YOU KNOW I CANT STAND EBAY, IM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THE BULL CRAP WITH THEM AND I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE STAY IN BUSINESS. PLEASE GOD SOMEBODY START AN AUCTION SITE TO COMPETE WITH EBAY, THERE ARE SO MANY WEBSITES OUT THERE WHERE YOU CAN AUCTION STUFF BUT GUESS WHAT YOU NEVER SELL ANYTHING.HOW CAN WE GET ANOTHER AUCTION SITE TO SELL STUFF. THE PROBLEM IS EVERYONE IS ON EBAY AND WONT GO NOWHERE ELSE SO YOU CANT POSSIBLY SELL ONE THING ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE WEB BECAUSE YOU JUST SIMPLY WONT GET ANY SALES. EVERYDAY ITS SOME BULLSH*T WITH EBAY. ALWAYS A NEW POLICY OR SOMETHINGS WRONG WITH YOUR ACCOUNT AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THE BIG TIMES FEES YOU HAVE NOW FOR SELLING SOMETHING, THEY PRATICALLY TAKE ALMOST HALF OF YOUR MONEY FOR THE SALE. I CANT STAND IT AND THEY GET AWAY WITH IT. WHO IS THE FOUNDER OF THIS EBAY OR THE CEO OF IT????? I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE THAT SON OF A BIT*H GO TO PRISON!!!!! I HAVE DONE ALOT OF THINGS WRONG BUT DIDNT DESERVE THE HEFTY PUNISHMENTS I RECEIVED FROM EBAY, I WOULD LAUGH MY EVER LOVING AS* OFF IF HE WENT TO JAIL. I DONT KNOW HOW WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO LIVE SOON. EBAY IS MY GROCERY MONEY AND EVERYTIME EBAY SUSPENDS MY ACCOUNT I DONT LOSE A HELL OF ALOT OF MONEY BUT I LOSE SOME MONEY. I NEVER MADE THEM BIG MONEY SO THEY FIGURE GET RID OF HER. PLEASE ANYBODY FIGURE SOMETHING OUT TO SELL SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE HAVE GOT TO SHUT THIS AS*HOLE DOWN!!!

ebay sales horrible since july
Posted by: innovated 2010-08-14 20:19:44 In reply to: gingerhaven
gingerhaven,

You may want to try ioffer, I currently list items on ebid.net, oztion.com.au, ioffer.com, and a current powerseller on ebay. In the past I have tried bidz.com, yahoo auctions, and a bunch more that that is not worth even mentioning and currently I have been seeing a steady increase in sales for ioffer that is showing "hope" for a future "REAL" competition for ebay.

You see, I have been in your shoes with ebay many times in the past myself and must admit, Just as angry with them for treating me as a worthless peice of "POO" that is not worth them even listening too after I have put soooooo much revenue in their pocket since the very first year ebay started. Every time it happens, I search and search for any half-reliable source other than ebay in frustration and try to find a replacement for them.

ioffer remains the best alternative I have found, in fact this month so far, I have sold more items on ioffer than I have on ebay although I have more than 1000 more items listed on ebay than ioffer (if anyone can figure that one out).

Although I stumbled across this site during another one of my searches for more auction sites, I did not do it this time because of a supension on ebay. This time it is because my sales on ebay have dropped to near nothing since JULY 1st and continue to decline til this day. Geographical Rolling Blackout? (G.R.B.), Geo-Clustering? , I do not know, but I do know something is happening and feel that ebay is causing my current 80+ percent sudden decline is sales and am glad to see ioffer in the lead at the moment anyway.

Just in case you do decide to try any of the auction sites I have mentioned, I will let you know the problems I have had with them so you decide the best choice for you.

bidz.com-------------poor sales,poor support,high percentage of non-paying bidders.May be a good source for sellers that can make money selling items at $1.00

ebid.net.............United Kingdom ,Horrible support,spend a lot of time trying to get fees returned on every sale because they have a glitch in software that some how selects qty 2 on every sale instead of qty 1 the customer purchased. Have to send an average of 3 emails every sale to get the credit on the 2nd item and have to explain every time what the issue is. I came to the conclusion that they "DO THIS ON PURPOSE" for the extra fees hoping most will not notice somehow?? If you sell on this site, be VERY careful, and be prepared to have HIGH-traffic/LOW sales. (I have had a few items get close to 1000 clicks and never sold).

Oztion.com.au--------Australia, support great, sales kind of slow, but you have to convert to Australian dollars so be careful or you could lose money in the transaction. Convert item price and shipping into AU currency before listing.

ioffer.com-----------Best alternative I have found to ebay, Great support, always a response from a human on support issues, Sales increasing. Free listing until item sells. Only bad thing I know of is that not all bidders pay, but that comes and goes and currently about 98% of my customers there are paying. I predict ioffer will fix that problem in the near future and will begin to take control of the situation to stop it from happening as much. Fees are guaranteed to be returned to your account for Non-Paying-Buyers, but you have to wait a month after the sale to file. I think it also depends on the types of items you sell too. Most of the items that I sell that do not get paid for are items that a teenager would purchase so this issue may not apply to you.

Hope this helps,
Dave

Suspended Ebay Account 30 days
Posted by: gingerhaven 2009-01-16 19:48:05 In reply to: gingerhaven
Well here I am again to let you all know Im back on ebay again , they have decided after 30 days to give me my account back and lift the suspension , for how long i dont know, everytime I turn around and log onto my account its suspended so we will see how long it last this time. i have seen on a couple different websites that ebay sales have dropped drastically over the last quarter of 2008 (gee i wonder why!!). they have lost millions over the last quarter because seller and buyers are just simply not usind ebay, where they are going i dont know. i wish there was another auction site to give ebay some competition, and kick their asses, so they just down!!! Im tired of hearing about "the lawsuit" you all know ebay will never be sued, not going to happen no matter what lawyer it is on the case. everyone needs to boycott and that is the bottom line and who is going to do that, certainly not the big time sellers. so the little sellers will keep on paying for what the big sellers are really doing on ebay which is ripping people off period!!! im going on ebay now to sell a couple of things now and i will always remail forever a little seller just trying to make ends meet. I hate ebay and i wish there was someplace else for me to go but there isnt. i have been all over the web looking for auction sites and they never sell anything nearly what ebay sells. I Dont Know!!

ebay suspensions
Posted by: ZECCards 2008-05-08 20:48:52 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ebay is out of control - i am a former powerseller on 2 accts and made them a LOT of money, it all started when i shipped worldwide, i get 3 complaints, they never received items - ebay jumps on it and suspends my accounts, so while im trying to do the fax , generic email replys for 2 weeks, i have 20 people still waiting for their items, but i cant access buyer account to respond to their emails or access the sold page to ship these items, now the negatives start piling up, 4 weeks go by, ebay apologizes and reinstates me for the small fee of 346$ for item listings they cancelled. Open a new account and sell with clean slate, sell with 150 positive feedback in 3 weeks, then im suspended on Sunday morning, cancell all listings, linked to suspended user. 8 emails and i get nothing but a generic email, now same thing is happening on this account while i have 25 people waiting on their shipments. so finally i say uncle and am thinking of giving up the second income game... oh wait, my cousin just called me - her accounts on ebay just got banned, for what i ask...she replies well after 6 emails, their explanation was she was linked to my main account - how is this possible?? she has never been on my ebay accounts, bank accounts... she has her own ebay id and paypal account... the only thing in common is the same town and last name. now i call ebay - because some of us lucky powersellers were slipped the back door phone number - but everytime i call - i get the old safety and trust dept is working on the problem for you and will contact you through email -

ebay suspended me and I got back on!
Posted by: business101 2008-04-14 17:44:02 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ebay suspended me for re-listing a bunch of art that they took off without question or advanced notice. I did get an ambiguous notice after the auctions were pulled. I looked at the auctions and didn't see anything wrong, went to vendios message board and asked everyone what was wrong with my auctions, nobody seen anything wrong. So, I re-listed, then I got suspended. The reason I was because that I mentioned "COA" and didn't show a picture of it, is that lame or what! I figured I'm a target so I found www.suspended-from-ebay.com and opened a new account because I believe my competitors were behind this and rather than fight with ebay, I just opened a new account, but you can't just "open a new account" there are steps you need to take to make sure you don't get screwed, check out that site and you'll see.

EBay did it to me too.
Posted by: canuhairmenow 2008-04-11 06:42:10 In reply to: tuffbarn
They did it to me too. I sell a legit product, hair extesnions, and it started out with the PayPal issue of security and now I am suspended. They have been all over me since day one. I see that they do this to people over and over again and there is no phone number to even contact them. My whole business and life is at there mercy and I have lost about 3oo dollars a day since March 23.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ftktickets 2008-03-31 10:33:57 In reply to: tuffbarn
We've been suspended so many times I don't even remember...lost thousand of dollars and our good name ruined. We've decided to sell off of ebay for now, but also try to make some money off of these anti ebay shirts and office item...
Help support your fellow suspended!!!!
http://www.cafepress.com/ftktickets.248256284
Thanks for your support!!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: epscham 2008-02-26 21:22:33 In reply to: tuffbarn
Dear Tuffbarn,
Please your contact will be much appreciated since I do not know what else to do.
I got my shop suspended suddenly without any reason .I contacted trust & safety department and nobody replied my email back. My shop had 100% feedback.
It passed already 32 days and I am still waiting to know the reason this happened.
I have right now $15.000 worth in inventory sitting on my basement and I do not know what else to do.
EBay was the only income for me and 2 daughters.
If anyone can give me an advise of how to reinstate my account and avoid the same thing to happen again in future.
Kindly contact me,
Linda

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: brafferty 2008-02-14 13:55:22 In reply to: tuffbarn
I also was suspended by Ebay because they said I was linked to another supended account. I sent them all the documentation they requested and still would not reinstate me. I don't know who this user is and never had any traanctions with them. How can they stop you from buying from them as I would say this is unlawful. I can understand the selling part. This is the same as if you went to a Target store and said thet you can't buy here because we suspended you because we just feel like it. I also lost money on Ebay because of this.

Ebay needs to learn some mannors
Posted by: ebaymustpay 2008-02-11 04:24:39 In reply to: tuffbarn
Below are the emails i sent the company that apparently reported me and the message i sent e-bay, neither one has even responed after nearly a week, this is a very poor way to practice busiess. If my story can help im in!
Here are the detailed picture's of they jeans I purchased at the "Unique Thrift Store" in Merrillville Indiana, Please examine disclose your findings to me. I did not knowingly try to misrepresent your company, I buy used (primarily vintage) clothes from thrift/second hand stores and resell them and this is the first time I had ever even heard of your company I just thought the jeans looked cool and knew I could sell them. If there are truely authentic and a mistake was made this would really get me out of a HUGE jam with ebay because as I mentioned below they suspended my account over this and shut down 100 active auctions I had listed and it is very important to me and my family to get (my job) back. Hope you understand.
Please help! I am a legitimate person and have been a ebay member since the year 2000.
I have over 2000 transactions and have a great feedback from my customers.
last night 2/7/2008 I had close to 100 auctions shut down, it takes many hours to list 100 used, unique items on ebay.
My partner and I hunt, peck, dig and pillage in the dirtiest resale stores, thrift stores , warehouses, yard sales etc to find our items we sell on ebay. We know a lot about clothing and specialize in vintage, we sell nothing new.
I just found these pair of Evisu brand jeans at a thrift store, listed them and them they were removed from ebay with out any specific reasons. I did not remake or reproduce these jeans infact I had never even heard of the brand before I found this pair they just looked cool so I purchased them.
There is really no proof provided to me that they are fake? How the heck is a guy supposed to know when item is used.
Look I will agree never to sell this brand again I just need help getting back on ebay this is my job and how I feed my wife and 2 young daughters. I really think this is extreme unjust punishment and need help here.
I had several auctions end last night that I cant even communicate with my customers about this is killing me here.
Could you please contact ebay and have some mercy on me? I will send you photo's of the jeans what if they are real, I don't even know how to tell.
landofthelost@netnitco.net

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: UNFAIRVICTIM 2008-02-05 21:10:37 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ebay shut me down with no questions asked due to "unusual activity". We had monthly sales of $10,000 and 100% positive feedback!! Paypal launched a faceless investigation putting all of my funds on hold, and eBay sent my customers dozens of emails telling them to file claim against me. Disputes with paypal increased, and I helplessly watched everything I worked for crumble. I am still trying to recover financially and emotionally from the loss. I WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS LAWSUIT!! Both eBay and Paypal monopolize off of the small business owner and still collect fees even when your account is inactive. IT IS UNFAIR!!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Sheeebah 2008-06-11 09:20:04 In reply to: UNFAIRVICTIM
CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNTS IMMEDIATELY!! PayPal will charge you for all kinds of things and continue to take money from your bank and your charge cards if you don't close and change all of your attached accounts.
First try yo close your PayPal account. You can always REOPEN IT LATER. If they won't let you..then you have to close your bank account and open up a new one with a new account number that PayPal won't have.I just told my bank I was having fraudulent activity from PayPal and Ebay (which it is) THEN YOU MUST report any charge cards that you have attached to your PayPal account as LOST OR STOLEN. that way your old numbers will be canceled and PayPal won't have your new ones. THis WILL CUT THEM OFF COMPLETELY.
This is...UNLESS...YOU WANT TO KEEP GIVING THEM YOUR MONEY...DO THIS NOW & Good Luck...EBAY SUCKS! Sheeebah

CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNTS IMMEDIATELY
Posted by: Sheeebah 2008-06-11 08:41:20 In reply to: UNFAIRVICTIM
Hello! It is VERY IMPORTANT for you to detatch PayPal from your bank accounts and charge cards.I was suspended and lost alot of money from canceled listings and bidders. I'LL BE DAMNED if I'm gonna give ebay another red cent.PayPal would not let me close my account because of all the disputes filed because of the suspension...even tho all of my won auctions were shipped.
The ONLY WAY to disconnect and avoid more fees and charges...is...change your bank account number at your bank. Report your credit cards lost or stolen. This will cut off any way for them to charge you any further.I can assure you..they won't let you close your PayPal account because they will KEEP TAKING YOUR MONEY. Get a new bank account and close your old one... DO IT NOW...Good Luck to all...SHeeebah

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: aggravated1 2008-01-31 20:16:25 In reply to: tuffbarn
I have been one of the selected in the ebay world to be unfairly suspended. My account was questionable through paypal to begin with when I changed my email address. (According to paypal) I had received an email from paypal saying that there was unusual and suspicious behavior on my account, for what, changing my email address. Then a couple of days later, ebay suspended me. We have been honest ebayers for several years with 100% feedbacks and now all that is gone over an email address change.... they have seriously lost their freakin minds. I honestly hope that someone will follow through with this, we have been time and time again thrown to the side and ignored by the customer service reps. Emails and phone calls do absolutely nothing. I feel they pick and choose who they want to suspend, they probably have a special department that randomly picks peoples names out of a hat and suspends them. Wouldn't surprise me if that was true. Any one following through with this, please contact us, we are more than willing to participate. Thanks.

EBAY HAS LOST THEIR FREAKIN MINDS
Posted by: gingerhaven 2008-12-28 19:10:40 In reply to: aggravated1
YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, ITS INCREDIBLE. THEY JUST SUSPEND WHOEVER THEY FEEL LIKE IT AND IF SOMEONE REPORTS YOU FOR NO REASON BECAUSE MAYBE YOU SOLD THEM SOMETHING THEY DIDNT LIKE AND REFUSED TO GIVE MONEY BACK THEY TURN YOU IN WITH FALSE CLAIMS LIKE SHILL BIDDING, YOU SEE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PISS ANOTHER EBAYER OFF AND THEY MAKE UP A LIE AND EMAIL EBAY SAYING THEY ARE SUSPICOUS OF YOU SHILL BIDDING AND EBAY SUSPENDS YOU AND NEVER EVER INVESTIGATES IT. THEY TAKE ANYBODYS WORD FOR GRANTED AND NEVER EVER GET THE OTHER SIDE OR EVEN GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO PROVE YOU NEVER DID SUCH A THING. THEY ARE NUTS, NUTS!!! SOMEBODY HAS GOT TO SHUT THIS AS*HOLE DOWN QUICK.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Bluelips 2007-12-29 22:35:27 In reply to: tuffbarn
I've been on Ebay for some time and have generally had no problems until recently. There was another seller who was selling a bootlegged video on DVD on Ebay and I reported them. They were eventually suspended, but have now been harassing me through Ebay. Ebay recently ended all of my auctions and is punishing me for alleged shill bidding. I've never shill bidded. What concerns me is people do use Ebay to retaliate against others and Ebay never gets the other side to the story. They have yet to respond to any of my emails. I'd like to be a part of any lawsuit against Ebay. If someone could let me know who is involved in these lawsuits, i.e. the name of the law firms handling them, I'd love to sign up.

lawsuit against ebay
Posted by: gingerhaven 2008-12-26 20:08:32 In reply to: Bluelips
I also have been on ebay for quite some time and never, never would turn anybody in ever . you see the problem in this world and on ebay is nobody can mind there own business. you need to pay attention to your own wants and needs and not bother someone else, and as proven gets you nowhere but left with your own aggrevation and problems. I dont know if your intentions were legitimate or not but regardless i dont know why people just cant mind thier own business on ebay. also i dont know why you would tattle on somebody. theres always somebody doing cruel things to other people in this world. i have been suspended 6 times in one year and everytime i was suspended i did something wrong whether i want to admit it or not and i do!! if they tell you shill bidded then there is a good chance you did whether you want to admit it or not. i have shill bidded and most everyone on there has so you or I no better than the guy who was selling bootleg copies of whatever. look i know ebay is corrupt and you do too, all im saying is if you want to make a nice time of being on ebay selling or buying then you have to mind your own business. As for sueing ebay nobody is ever going to be able to sue ebay , its just not going to happen no way no how, its way too BIG and its all about MONEY in politics and in this country as well as ebay. I have said over and over why does ebay target me and not the guy who really does something wrong, well the answer to that is he makes ebay thousands and possibly millions and I dont, but that doesnt mean i dont deserve a punishment for doing something wrong. the other guy gets lucky and thats the way the ball rolls. I am suspended again right now and cant get back on until 1/17/09 for shill bidding and i was warned about it before and then i still did it again knowing the consequences. Im sorry I just dont believe you did not do anything wrong. well happy ebay to you and have a great night everyone. oh and i really hate ebay and i would also like to see ebay get theres too but the reality is they wont so when i can get back on im going to because i need to make money and maybe now i have learned my lesson because im tired of being suspended im the only one that suffers in the long run and as you see you did too.

reporting others
Posted by: pheeris 2008-08-24 23:23:06 In reply to: Bluelips
as a rule reporting someone elses auctions no matter how good your intentions are will always buy you trouble, just cause you feel a dvd is a bootleg does not make you right to report it, so you kind of asked for trouble with what you did

Reporting another ebayer
Posted by: gingerhaven 2008-12-27 14:01:48 In reply to: pheeris
I agree, i mean what in the hell is this person thinking, you dont go and rat somebody out and no i dont believe his or her "intentions" were good. i believe that they are either jealous, or again resentful and just cant mind their own freakin business. Im sick and tired of people lying on here. look i hate ebay too but i also have done many, many things wrong to get my account suspended, they dont come up with these ideas for no good reason. yes i believe there is ebay corruption where they let certain sellers go on things because those sellers make them thousands and possibly millions. those are the ebayers that dont get suspended because ebay loses if they do. i have been suspended so many times i cant count and everytime i was suspended i did something wrong. all i can say is think back folks to what you did wrong because i almost guarentee you did and dont want to admit it!! i agree with you this person asked for alot of trouble!!!!! happy ebay!!

U R so wrong gingerhaven!
Posted by: ebaygivesmenightmares 2009-05-28 18:12:42 In reply to: gingerhaven
You have made a lot of good comments on here, until now! believe me! or believe me not! you are wrong! I was suspended for selling 'sexually explicit material' (a pair of walking boots/shoes Size 6.5 well worn but loads of wear still in them) this was my third and final warning after another listing had 'DD' in the description (a bra?) and another one was 'T-Shirt Mans L' for goodness sake gingerhaven, explain that lot as 'doing wrong and don't want to admit it' I'm a middle aged lady, recently retired from work within the justice system. I'm no street-wise con-man, or sex perv, just a grey haired lady, trying to make ends meet and suffering serious stress, due to ebay idiocy. I have (no joke and ashamed to admit it) woke up in a night-marish, heart-banging, raging sweat over this. Ebay and Paypal have 'stolen' hundreds of pounds from my account, after retaining listing fees and commissions, then closing me down, three bloody times in a few weeks. I want justice! I want to see Ebay publicised the world over, for their arrogant, conniving, thieving ways. I would be happy to contribute to a petition against the faceless tribe of moronic nutters feeding ebay computors, but I don't know how to? So please read peoples comments and don't tar everyone with the same brush. I HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: pheeris 2007-12-26 14:16:37 In reply to: tuffbarn
I am working on a documentary about the problems with ebay, it wont be a big budget film but i think it will go a long way to exposing ebays somewhat illegal if not questionable tactics, if you would like to help me with this project then please send me a message and i can tell you how to proceed, rather then wait for stories to wind up on 20/20 i think its sometimes better to make your own story and put it out there and if we collectively work to do that it could go a long way to forcing ebay to make some changes cause one thinng i have learned in journalism, is no one likes film, no one likes cameras and this could force ebay to overhaul their faulty system, thank you

Excellent idea
Posted by: lufkincy 2009-01-18 07:46:57 In reply to: pheeris
This is an excellent idea if you can get mass distribtion.

I feel there are a couple of things that need to be covered in your film and in any possible law suit against eBay.

Trust & Safety must be revamped. Before an auction is ended the seller must be notified by a live person with specific details as to why the item is in violation and how that violation can be corrected. The notice must contain the contact info, including a phone number, of the T&S individual responsible for the case. When contacted, that individual should have two working days to respond or the case is automatically closed with no action taken. No strike should be given land the auction should not be ended if the correction is made.

Before a seller is suspended, he/she should be notified by a live person, with full contact info - not a boilerplate email - as to the specific reason and before being suspended, the seller should be notified how to appeal.

There should be an appeals department that is not connected in any way to T&S. That appeals department should have the authority to override T&S actions. Decision from the appeals department must be made within two working days. If the suspension is lifted, it should be eBay's responsibility to relist all of the auctions that were ended.

Many of our problems could be easily resolved if these policies were put in place.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: DKS1964 2008-11-05 16:17:44 In reply to: pheeris
I live in Canada and have lots of free time..I am willing to help as I now hate ebay also as they decided to close my account.(193 stars and 100% feedback) Now they won't even talk to me as I mentioned my lawyer. email me and I would love to get involved...also if any one has a class action suit started I would like to add my name to it also. Thanks alot.

Documentary
Posted by: vidgen 2008-08-24 16:43:10 In reply to: pheeris
I'm an editor. Email me. Thanks.
Ed

EBay did it to me too.
Posted by: canuhairmenow 2008-04-11 06:44:22 In reply to: pheeris
I would love to help out....

FILMING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT EBAY
Posted by: pheeris 2008-11-05 17:12:59 In reply to: canuhairmenow
if anyone would like to help out in this documentary i am making about the evils of ebay then please contact me at this email address

brizvane@gmx.net

i need your stories, your input anything that you want to contribute, just like michael moore the only way you can get them to change is by exposing them, same principle, no one likes being exposed for the shit they do

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: bmcb 2007-12-27 19:56:51 In reply to: pheeris
Dear Sir, I would like to give you info about my case. Ebay got me too. I have no clue why? The great part is. I have been on for five years. I have 609 pos feedback not one neg feedback. Not one. Not one non payment strike not one, I have never had a charge back on my paypal. I have followed the rules to the t. No one will answer me. No one will help me. I am not a big time seller. So I am not important to them. I don't make them any money. I am ready to take auction against them.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: willeverly 2007-10-14 21:22:31 In reply to: tuffbarn
One common theme on all of these folks shut down by Ebay and Paypal is the same. Just by reading the accounts of their situation, it is easy to see they failed to follow a host of seller best practices.
Best practices require should not be a burden and often protect the seller as much as the buyer. By keeping the flow of information and support common at all times most sellers can avoid problems with Ebay and Paypal.
If sales increase on a large percentage basis over a short period of time, you can expect that Paypal will ask for more information to assist it in validation of the seller reputation and ability to fill orders. Ebay on the other hand will only get involved if they are prompted by law enforcement or by some holder of intellectual property rights with concerns about listings.
The cardinal rule of sucessful marketplace sales is to keep excellent records and respond to inquiries immediately. The goals here are to create an excellent customer experience and to make money. It is difficult to make money with a poor customer experience.
Most marketplaces use how the seller reacts to complaints or customer issues as a guage of the validity of a seller on the marketplace.

how offensive the ignorant can be!
Posted by: EBAYTHEBEAST 2008-09-08 07:37:27 In reply to: willeverly
I had a cult like following for two years on ebay, my full time job. people woke up to have coffee to read my auctions because they were amusing and fun and creative. I used colorful discriptions quotes and a blog. 100% feedback, and solid customer support. ebay suspended me for copywrite violations, as I sold luxury goods, and then made me beg for reinstatement, after 7 days, I did get back on- only to get suspended perm. forever- 24 hrs later after using the word IMPORTED on IMPORTED goods. I sold IMPORTED goods and they said I could not use the word IMPORTED, and there was nothing in any help page that would have warned me of such a stupid illogial policy. I told ebay that my buisness was my sole support of my house, car and children and they igored me.
theres no buiness stablity to putting your efforts in building a buiness on ebay. ebay CAN be sued for this because theres certain grey areas that can be address in a lawsuit. they cover their butts like nothing that ever has been seen before in buiness, and ebay makes more money then anyone can fanthom. I found five other sellers of the same type of thing I sold, selling using the exact same 'policy violations' ebay told me it banned ME for and reported them at least 30 times and its been two months and ebay has yet to cite the other sellers even once. their auctions STILL have the 'policy violations' ebay says are not allowed: and the sellers HAVE been reported not just by me but by others, in case it was me ebay igored. after alot of reading, I have discovered ebay IS unethical in collecting DATA on you and me. THEY store EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU forever. they DO look up and store anyone in my household, people who live on my street, anyone and anything any THING that can connect me to anyone who might open an ebay account. and people who try to open another account who get caught all have ONE thing in common: they underestimated ebay. and I will tell you why: the goons geeks and bots at ebay have massive egos. what it is is you would think they would not care about little ole you: but in truth its a MASSIVE ego fight with the PC whiz's at ebay to hunt you down. they run MATIX like programs 24-7 to seek heat you down in the dark while you sleep and sniff out any activity you might be doing to get back on. NO one would think for a min they would bother with that! its so upsetting because ebay sends newsletters telling people to trust a buiness built on ebay: to change thier lives, and drop full time jobs, ebay does have a niche, in terms of being sued over this. I am postive if a law firm wanted to take them on they would win. however since ebay would fight with maybe 1,000 or more legal experts to the death as BILLIONS of dollars stand at stake, no law firm will fight. MOST of all, please dont assume anyone getting suspended by ebay or banned by ebay was a dirty nasty person who was trying to rip someone off. I get letters every day begging me to come back to eby by my buyers whom ebay forwards to me strangely to read but wont allow me to respond. its pitiful because I provided a really neat unique service that people adored, and I wrapped my items as gifts to them with surprises and treats. Ebay allowed me to leave an abusive marriage and gave me hope and I donated quite a bit of my profits to charity. As all the other sad stories, NO one at ebay cared, about me, or cared about stopping my suspension. EBAY is libel because they DO work publish and create, trust in sellers to BUILD a business ON EBAY as a sole source of support. the lack of- RIGHTS you would have in a typical workplace DO NOT EXISTS in ebay. ebay allows other sellers to complain about you, to take you out, and you will be taken out. after TONS of sleepless nights researching I know this is what happened to me. Jealous sellers of the same type of item I had complained about me and that is why I was slated for removal. I simply stuck out because I sold something so creatively, I was the envy of a great many other people. I lost my shirt, my faith, I have PTS from this. Please- dont defend ebay. your making a mistake. its a machine, souless and dangerous. a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: debbie77786 2007-10-05 23:58:10 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ok lets talk ebay.
i have sold on eBay for over 6 years and have been in good standing. I have never had a problem and helped 20 or so people start selling on eBay because up until this last year never had a problem. Well now it feels like i have a target on my back. And i can relate to all of the story's. we where a power seller ( not now i removed the icon because i truly believe we are targeted) and sold 5000.00 + per month have over 3500 hundred feed back 99.5 rate.
heres mine! it all started in march when 5000 listing where pulled i brought a set of china from a seller on e bay, i received the china but it was not as listed so i contacted the seller, i waited 3 weeks and no response so left neg, O boy i ticked her off, she was mad because i sold 2 items from the 50 pieces in the set and made enough to cover the cost of the china, so i made her look stupid as she was bragging about the value of the set she and her other 12 nasty power sellers decided to gang up on me and make 1 week of my life a living hell. i guess i broke every law in the book! if you don't know this eBay dose not moneter there site we the people do, i was told they don't have the staff or the time so they rely on you and me to turn problems in, well they went though my auction with a fine tooth comb. I would re list they would report i lost my listings. at the time this was going on i never really knew what i had done until 1 power seller stood up for me and emailed to help me, he informed me these same people did the same to him. all the time this was going on i received nasty emails which i sent to ebay trust and safety they never did a thing they allowed all of this to go on until this 1 person stood up for me and he and a lot of sellers wrote emails telling eBay they where disgusted with them to allow this to go on and they needed to do something. I receive an email from this kind man telling me it was over and what had happened, i broke down in tears.. How can a co allow this to go on, not 1 person in that 12 had anything done to them eBay allowed they to do and say what ever they wanted.
Ok now the i was kicked of for 2 weeks as where 2 of my customers for shill bidding. I have reg customers who buy lots all of the time one lives here in Wy the other in Mo. E bay say i,am shill and take 3000 auction 100 where auctions the other where store items, in the email received they tell me i can only list buy now so here is my question all store items at buy now! so if i can list in my store for that 2 weeks why did they end them? and my customers had 2000 store item they took theres to so eBay pockets 600.00+ dollars to tell us we can re list them and pay more money. Now i have helped both of these sell on eBay and i have helped them get started selling on eBay, I got to know them because they brought we got talking they wanted to learn i helped, so i have helped both of them i have been in to both of there accounts from my computer to help fix problems. if they bid they buy they win most of there auctions i have never done a file back ever on either 1 but eBay says we bidding items up, both of them tried to call eBay to and emails no 1 ever contacted them. This is bull when is this going to stop. i have never done what they accused me of!
now the feed back issue. I receive 3 negs in a month ( who did i pee off this time) i contact fair deal trade pay 99.00 to have them removed they ok the claim send an email to say they have let eBay know and they will be removed in 3 days. Ok 3 days ago there removed then i log into my account to day and there back on there. So i contact eBay they say its not showing on there end so it has to be my cookies i need to remove them, i call my son the computer wiz who fixes computers for a living we do the cookie removal there still there, my son says its eBay and not me, So i contact them again they tell me this time i need to contact e bays trust and safety, they will need to look into the problem when i start asking questions he tell me its square deal trades problem to contact them i ask for the # they say they don't have it but yet they will need to call e bay direct. I give up, i'am done when will these people be held accountable for the crap they keep pulling, i agree with the class action law suite i don't care if i get a penny as long as eBay gets theres. heres a thought maybe we need to go to the tv stations about all of this crap, do you all rember the moldy bread with Marys face on it, e bay pulled it she went to the tv stations and they let her re list it, eBay dose not like it when they look bad, we need to tell our story's i'am telling you things will change! someone out there must know a lawyer or a reporter! i'am game. i'am now going to start my own web site and find some other auction sites! ebay had there last penny from me!!!debbie

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: lorettabrown 2007-08-26 19:11:27 In reply to: tuffbarn
i know, i am now in debt and have been evicted from my house because of ebay!!!!How do they stay in business??
Everytime i open an account, they suspend me and i always have to start up new accounts.
they suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REPORT EBAY'S UNFAIR SUSPENSIONS
Posted by: Lullabies 2007-09-17 17:09:58 In reply to: lorettabrown
I have been suspended as well unfairly. I've been a seller for years - My feedback is good. I have no idea what happened - Except that my income is gone.
I called the Federal Trade commission to report ebay's unfair suspension...They took the report and said they will investigate IF OTHERS CALL AND REPORT THE SAME PROBLEM. Please...EVERYONE CALL. You can find their info in the search engines to reach them - The federal trade comission. ALSO..Send a complaint to - the Better Business Bureau ..The Attorney general in CA ...The Internet complaint center...(look them up for contact info)...Maybe they will re-instate and not be able to treat their customers so badly if everyone files complaints. These organizations need to know about ebay's abuse of their hard working, well meaning - now suspended customers!!
Call Dateline NBC....20/20...let's stop random unfair suspensions!! Please do something about it if you have been suspended and you're income has been taken away by Ebay!!

Important Phone Numbers
Posted by: canuhairmenow 2008-04-11 07:25:54 In reply to: Lullabies
Do you have the numbers that you called handy? I will call as well.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ramswel 2007-07-11 11:41:57 In reply to: tuffbarn
Hi,
I'm 48 y old eBay buyer of collectables vinyl records from European Union eastern part.
I never had any problems with payments through Paypal but still my eBay account has been suspended twice. First time, last september (130 and 100% positive feedback) and it took over 20 emails and 6 month to get my account resumed. And now, only after 2 month the same happened again.
.... FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension - User Agreement - Abusing eBay
.... Your eBay account has been suspended. eBay took this action after determining that your account was acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies.
You are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes using another existing account or registering a new account.
Any seller fees that are still owed are due to eBay immediately. eBay will charge any amounts that you have not previously disputed to the billing method that is currently on file.
Sincerely,
eBay Trust & Safety
I haven't violated any rules. I apperciate eBays function as protection against fraud and I never had any wish or intentions to breake any eBay rules!
Common to ebay, as always, I never got the proper reply, what happened or what to do to resume account.
Right now I had paid many Bay items which I haven't got yet. I'm not able to open any disputes nor leave feedback. Several items were even not delivered to me. I can only hope that at present situation these all will be shipped ...
Even if eBay states they function only as a gateway between ebayers, they behaviour is far from accepted business traditions and directly insulting!
Not speaking about being discriminative!
I'm really interested to join forces if there is any law suite against eBay. I believe that in EU we are able to win in the court even eBay.
PS. eBay has forced me to spend many hours googling and searching information about eBay supensions. Googling to this forum wasn't easy and therefore it's very likely that there are hundreds of similar topics in the web.

suspension notice
Posted by: poshdiana 2008-09-15 05:32:30 In reply to: ramswel
i had an ebay account and so did my husband ive suffered serious health issues so havent used my ebay account but my husband was happily getting his points then 3 weeks ago suspened we wrote to customer care as you do and got told i owed bill so payed it straight away as you do and suspension still on going they now accuseing me of policy breach and the way the worded it is that im my husband and open a new account in other words ive commited fraud ive argued and argued but have nothing but damm rude sarcastic replys my question to any high up ebay person is what if i did nt pull thro my illness would you still of suspened my husband its about time ebay started to listen to its users and if any one knows thier head office address please reply as for ebay this is nt going away il keep the fight on and on

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: maggiemay48 2007-06-12 12:13:00 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was shocked myself.I hadnt used ebay for a while when i sold something for my husband.Then i got a email from ebay saying i a susupended for 12mths.I did ask what for.They said shill bidding.At first i didint know hwta it was till someone expalined.I emailed ebay dozens of times to try get this sorted out.No reply.Anyway when they did reply they said i had sold items and not ent them on to customers.I said i have 360 feed back what are you talking about.They said something about someone called youcanwearyourhat.So igot my sister to have a look who it was. And The person lives in scotland.My sister emailed one of the buyers and he told her he sent money to scotland.And i live in greater manchester.I ahev explained this to ebay.But they dont want to know i wnet onto there ebay forums.Alady whom worked for them had a look at my account.And said your accounts are totally different i dont understand why they have suspended you.So thats it.Nothings being done since 17may.Oh! yes they asked for a payment forselling my husbands item.I said yes i wil pay.But sort my account out first,Still waiting since 26may, They are bloody RUBBISH.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: auxpol9273 2007-06-21 17:55:39 In reply to: maggiemay48
Hello.I am also a victim of paypal and ebay ,they suspended me and I reported them to the FTC,BBB,and Attorney General. I recently received a letter from Gaston And Gaston telling me that I can get involved in the coming class action law suit against paypal/ebay and the more people they get , the better their case will be and they are almost 100% sure they will win the case . If you want to get involved in the case , I can give you the lawyers info and they will send you a short form to fill out through a fax or email attachment and you can fill it out and you will not need to appear in the court or pay any type of fee . They need as much people as they can get and they already have many people that are getting screwed by paypal/ebay and they are asking anyone with a complaint to get involved . I will send you the lawyers email address and he will tell you what to do . Its just one small form you need to fill out and send back via email attachment or fax. Please let anyone else that has a complaint know about this . It will help us all . My email is dxhhh07@earthlink.net
Hope to hear from you .
Regards , Ronnie

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Legallsk 2007-08-30 06:22:43 In reply to: auxpol9273
Please send me the lawyer information as I have been suspended. Thank you

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: lisa123 2007-08-23 18:57:05 In reply to: auxpol9273
yes, i waS PERMANENTLY suspended. section 9- rules/codes or something? been member 4+ yrs, 100% pos fb, 2700+ fb. never a paypal complaint. its crazy.
Lisa

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: sickofebay 2007-06-06 20:40:43 In reply to: tuffbarn
I had my account suspended April 30 for 30 days. Those 30 days were up May 30. I contacted Live Help. I contacted Trust and Safety. I’ve contacted Customer Support. I have been requesting the account be re-activated numerous times, with no luck. I was not given a specific reason for this suspension in the beginning only that I had violated eBay’s Seller Non-Performance policy and said I hadn't sent an item to a winning bidder. These business practices are immoral, wrong, plain ignorant and I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't illegal! People depend on eBay for income for crying out loud. Who do they think they are?? They are a billion dollar corporation and the customer support sucks. So, I'm responding to your posting because what they're doing is wrong and I need some help in this matter.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: vintagekitten 2007-05-28 21:59:59 In reply to: tuffbarn
I am a very angry Ebay seller here! I am a disabled person with Crohns disease, who has counted on my income from Ebay...to the tune of thousands of dollars per month- for 5 years of loyalty and a member in 'good standing'. I did have a few issues this year, due to illness and inability to work, some fairly so and some not fair... being the honest person I am, I rectified them..as we all know, sometimes no matter how perfect you are, you will receive a negative feedback, regardless...despite tracking numbers, and offers for a refund though unfair, it just happens, especially in the world of vintage clothing. This is of course nothing to speak of sending items via The United States Postal Service overseas, which if I did not, would lose 30-40% of my business...and Paypal does not care that it loses thousands of dollars and screws its best sellers on....I have been allegedly "reinstated", and can list a few items at about ten bucks a piece. This has been a nightmare! Someone please help!!!!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: spicycreole 2007-07-07 12:13:24 In reply to: vintagekitten
I am in somewhat of a similar situation. I am a full-time college student and also work full-time in the corporate world where there are covenants not to compete that prevent me from obtaining additional employment in my industry. I began selling on ebay as a way to liquidate the excess inventory from a small business venture gone awry, and continued selling as a source of additional income. I had just achieved powerseller status in March when my father was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer. Unfortunately, this caused me to fly 3000 miles away from my home, university, work, and above all else, my business. When I returned several weeks later, there were already claims filed against me and a slew of negative feedback for non-receipt of items. I was devastated. I refunded all of the customers and all claims were resolved through paypal, however they sent me a notice earlier in June stating that I was permanently suspended from Ebay. Do those incompetent fools not realize that sellers have lives also? And do they not recognize when a seller has taken the initiative to rectify an unsavory situation? I still just can't believe it. I know that I could potentially activate an account using someone else's name, however I run a sole-proprietorship. I'm frustrated & feel helpless, any ideas?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: auxpol9273 2007-06-21 17:52:07 In reply to: vintagekitten
Hello vintagekitten. I am also disabled and paypal and ebay suspended me and I reported them to the FTC,BBB,and Attorney General. I recently received a letter from Gaston And Gaston telling me that I can get involved in the coming class action law suit against paypal/ebay and the more people they get , the better their case will be and they are almost 100% sure they will win the case . If you want to get involved in the case , I can give you the lawyers info and they will send you a short form to fill out through a fax or email attachment and you can fill it out and you will not need to appear in the court or pay any type of fee . They need as much people as they can get and they already have many people that are getting screwed by paypal/ebay and they are asking anyone with a complaint to get involved . I will send you the lawyers email address and he will tell you what to do . Its just one small form you need to fill out and send back via email attachment or fax. Please let anyone else that has a complaint know about this . It will help us all . My email is dxhhh07@earthlink.net
Hope to hear from you .
Regards , Ronnie

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ebayhater 2007-03-12 11:22:44 In reply to: tuffbarn
Today i was suspended from ebay under thier policy of copyrite infringement, this was a mistake by ebay as i had full resell rites to the item in question, i have now contacted the company that i was selling for and they have told me that they have not complained to ebay about my listing, as this company owns the copyrite and have given me full authourisation to sell it. I have missed out on paydays because of ebays trust over customers who claim ownership of an item, ebay should contact sellers first before. The company who own the copyrite are now looking into taking action to find the person who reported me and find the person who claimed owmership of the item.
Once again i have tried contacting ebay to get my account and listing put live again but all i get are autoresponders......seems ebay are hiding from thier mistakes.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: auctionman 2007-04-09 12:06:04 In reply to: ebayhater
Check out this blog back2sell.blogspot.com ... this blog will help you solve your ebay problems.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: mommacheryl 2007-03-20 05:22:31 In reply to: ebayhater
I AM SHOCKED! i had listed 58 items, had perfect feedback and in one second wiped me out! they stated i was suspended indefinitley as i was not who i said i was!!! i had sold inventory before on ebay and while attempting my initial listings, i found that i was listing the same thing 5-6 times! i contacted ebay over and over requesting help and all they did was send me a 1,600.00 invoice. i have written them on 5 occasions, to no avail! after selling my inventory, i assisted the buyer in list5ing the items (my home burnt down and i lost my 15 year old son) so selling what inventory i had left was urgent) ebay stated that she had negative feedback which was a lie! then ebay said she owed fees, that was a lie. cant ebay ever communitcate and address the issue? all we can do is use their ebay reponse formated questions. if there are any class action suits, pls notify me! thank you. ps, they said she didint ship an item, which was not sold! HELP

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: goshendoug 2007-12-22 20:04:51 In reply to: mommacheryl
i was 100 percent positive when i was suspended and accounts frozen for my account was supposedly linked to another sellers account they never let me back on and i got an email saying that ebay trust was telling my customers to file negative marks aginst my sales that had already been completed they ruined my name then they did the same thing to my son and froze his accounts to send and recieve thats unfair busniess practices if you ask me

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: buddhaboy 2007-03-04 14:09:10 In reply to: tuffbarn
FREE LISTING FEES AND COMMISSION FEES!!! WATCH OUT THOUGH!!! THIS IS WHY I REALLY THINK I GOT SUSPENDED FOR LIFE!!!!
I went and open up an account in the Singapore ebay site. Is free to list up items and free commission fees. There is more sites where is free too like Philippines site. I open up an ebay store on the Singapore site is only $5/mo instead of $15/mo on ebay.com. And the buy it now on Singapore site is free and the gallery is free too. I sell a few item on ebay.com with no reserve and all items starting at 99 cents then when they bid on my items and look at my store it will link them to my ebay store in my Singapore site. The store option will show up on your account no matter what country you sell at. I know I was saving at least $200-$500/day on listing fees and commission fees. EBay wont tell me the real reason that I am suspended. They just say that I sell fake thing which I am not, I am smarter then selling copy items. I told them to call the cops and sue me but they wont they just keep sending me a bill to pay for my fees. The Trust and Safety team wont help you at all when you get suspended. Trust me I am still dealing with them. Ebay.com is making so much money that they don't care if they suspend anyone because they have so much buyers. They know once your a buyer you will sell sooner or later. The only way to really beat ebay is someone open up a free auction site. If craigslist.org would open up a free auction site. I know all ebay.com's business would be gone. No more ebay!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: buddhaboy 2007-03-04 13:48:43 In reply to: tuffbarn
Want to sell again on ebay! You need to open up an account with another person's name and address. This is the only way around it. But, you can still use your own name and information on the payment information if you wish to accept checks. To accept credit cards you need to use another credit card company to accept payment like www.authorize.net do not link paypal to the new account. They will frozen your paypal account if you ebay account is suspended. This is the only way out.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: buddhaboy 2007-03-04 13:40:52 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ebay is always on the customer side and never on the sellers side at all. I got suspended from ebay selling sunglasses. They say my sunglasses are fake which is not I just sell them at no reserve starting at the lowest listing fee possible and let the buyer bid on it. Man do ebay sucks, I have 100% feedbacks and have sold for along time. Then they just suspend my account saying that I was doing a scam. Then all hell broke loose with the buyers after they get the emails from ebay telling them not to pay for my item. And some of the buyers that paid through paypal went in their account and file a claim after they have received the item and say that I ship them an empty box with newspaper in it. Or for foreign buyers they would make a claim that I did not ship it even when I have the custom forms to prove that I did. My paypal account then got suspended because of that and I can not do business anymore with ebay or paypal. And when they do suspend your account and cancel your listings they still ask you to pay for the fees for the cancel listings. That is wrong because by then you can not access your account to get any of your buyers information. Paypal is a bitch along with ebay. They work together and once your ebay account is suspended. And you try to open up another ebay account. DO NOT LINK IT UP TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. YOUR MONEY WILL BE FROZEN IN THERE AND YOU WILL NEVER GET TO ACCESS IT.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: maninnottz 2007-02-18 05:51:40 In reply to: tuffbarn
Well I followed the ebay dream of self employment selling on ebay.Remortgaged the house to buy stock,bought computers,set up a office,got an accountant,ect ect.Had it all up and running,went part time at work to spend more time running the business,worked all hours to get my shop selling well.It was working a treat,then,Out of the blue everything disapeared from my shop in front of my own eyes,then listings,then I got an email saying I was suspended for copy right.I had taken a photo from a web site who had complained.The same photo that loads of others have on there listing but are still trading.I now have lots of stock sat there ,loan that needs to be repaid,all I did was follow the ebay dream.Now I wait to see if I will be let back in?.But to be honest I thought I was in control of my own destiny,working for my self,I wasnt,I was working for ebay ,they was in control,and for all the hard work,the power seller status,the 100% feedback,the shop,they rewarded me by pulling the plug with no nottice!,I cant even get on site to get buyers details.Then the final insult,paypall emailed my customers telling them I was no longer registered and to ask for a refund.Im then flooded with panicking emails asking what is going on?.Im sure this was designed to shatter my 100% feedback !which im sure it will,3 years work ruined!.The conclusion I have come to is,ebay is not the safe option I thought it was,I have now risked my families future on a dream that shattered in an instant with no regard to the consequences for me and my family!.Ebay dont give a dam about us.Please dont make the mistake I have made!.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Lifesluxuries 2007-02-05 16:55:06 In reply to: tuffbarn
I found myself in the same boat as you. Pulling in $4000 per week on ebay. I was a gold powerseller. Until one day I was considered to be abusing eBay so just that easy, my membership was terminated. I was shocked. I was so amazed at the whopping amount of money that I was paying ebay and paypal (that is a whole new story) per month and how easy it was to dispose of me. I can go on ebay today and see hundreds of sellers that don't need to be on there. After days and days of trying to contact eBay regarding my suspension, They sent me an email saying that my membership will remain terminated. And days later of asking why, the reasoning was because I was linked to some other account from 4 years ago. I had 100% feedback and was an honest seller.
Paypal (who is also owned by ebay, is just as bad.
Enough crying about it. Ebay was my main income. I had to pull myself together and get over it. I still had a family to help support. I found REDDMARK. www.reddmark.com. I have been selling on there for a few months now. It has been great for me. It is an up and coming website and not as saturated with junk like ebay. But their listing fees are way cheaper than FEEBAY.
I definitely reccomend them. I can sell my AUTHENTIC merchandise and I have not had any problems. And unlike ebay (which has not happened) If you are suspended as a seller, it does not mean you cannot buy.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ebayblows 2007-01-20 22:58:09 In reply to: tuffbarn
Yes! I was suspended two hours after posting an item for sale. I had bought and sold stuff through ebay for years. However, about a month ago I tried to log on to my account but it would not allow me to. So after several unsuccesful attempts I decided to open a new account. A week ago I put a couple of Gibson pick ups for sale and after a few hours I got a notice saying that I had been suspended! I replied three or four times and after about three days they replied with the same general statement about "abusing ebay". I had asked several times to give me the actual reasons and not a general policy, to no avail. I am still waiting for a specific reason for their decision. Needless to say that I have done nothing wrong.
Ebay has really grown too big and apparently they just couldnt careless about their customers or whatever it is that we have become in that bidding world.
I also have not been able to find a phone number or physical address. This is pretty outrageous. If you or anyone has any ideas on how to proceed with a lawsuit please let me know.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: screwed 2006-12-20 14:10:57 In reply to: tuffbarn
Try www.howtogetbackonebay.com I did and was back on in a few days totally incognito!!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: steveanddiane 2007-06-07 14:46:29 In reply to: screwed
www.howtogetbackonebay.com is a COMPLETE SCAM, I called before I was dumb enough to make a payment for this B.S at 4pm in the after noon on a Thursday 06-07-07 and all I got was someone (who spoke clear English) who sounded like they just woke up with saying "hello" no business mannerism w/answering and than I asked... are you the one who gets people back on eBay after they have been suspended? she replied with "we are not interested and hung up". I rechecked the number on their site and YEP! that was the number I dialed. BE VERY CAREFUL and DON'T GET BURNT BY FALLING FOR THEIR SCAM!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: infreestuff1 2006-12-11 09:12:08 In reply to: tuffbarn
Why not sell from you own site

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: slush65 2006-11-30 18:34:32 In reply to: tuffbarn
First of all, for all you upset folks, here are some numbers you can call that was passed along to me...they wont talk to you, but you can call and raise h*** like I have! The numbers are 1-866-323-3229. I have had an account with eBay for 2 years and I have been purchasing from others on ebay and recently quit my job, moved From FLA to NC, purchased inventory from a company who got suspended from ebay and started selling furniutre in ebay, 6 weeks later...Im suspended for ABUSING EBAY! I call every day, email every day and you know the story. How foolish of me to trust what I thought was a reliable and forthright company. Its only a matter of time, folks. Other Internet sites will grow with ebays disgrace.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: cocochanel 2006-11-12 15:54:51 In reply to: tuffbarn
BELIVE ME I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL MY STORE HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN TODAY SUNDAY. NO ONE I CAN REACH EVERY CALL IS AUTOMATED IT'S A JOKE, IHAD 20 BIDS ALL GONE , THEY HAVE GONE SO FAR TO EMAIL OLD BUYERS FROM 6 MONTHS AGO TO TRASH MY REPUTATION AND I REALLY HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING WRONG, WHY DO IT ON A SUNDAY WHEN THERE IS NO ONE TO TALK TOO, THIS IS MY INCOME, I PAY THEM THEY WORK FOR ME, THEY DONT PAY ME, WHO IN THE HELL DO THEY THINK THEY ARE.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: getbacksellin 2007-02-11 08:20:03 In reply to: cocochanel
hi evaryon just came across this site on the world wide web as you do now and again.. suprised at to how many people have been suspended from ebay, well actually im not really, i was suspended 2 yrs ago for no reason and ebay wouldnt let me on, but after a few months i found some information out that was very helpfull from a friend of mine so i left it a while and now im back seling and have been for about 17 months with no problems of suspension again, its cool
if any one would like some helop in getting back on ebay selling pleas efeel free to email me at ty_teddie@yahoo.co.uk
regards
lee

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: daveanthes 2006-11-03 04:13:43 In reply to: tuffbarn
I too was suspended this week for "User agreement - Abusing Ebay". Like everyone else they won't tell me what I did. This seems very unprofessional and unbusinesslike. I hope there is someway we little guys can do something against this big company. Keep me in the loop.
dave

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: epscham 2008-02-26 22:05:51 In reply to: daveanthes
Hi Dave,
How are you? One more person suspended without any reason and no reply from Ebay.
Please help me if you found any solution for it.
This is the only income for me and my family.
Rgs,
Ana
epscham@yahoo.com.br

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: theebestofbmx 2006-09-11 17:51:24 In reply to: tuffbarn
as of 9/11/06 Ebay is still wrongfully suspending accounts with no reasons. i was suspendid due to late payment, payment was made and after 30 messages and numerous hours live on Ebay nothing but headache. iam sure its a matter of time til i have alot of disgruntled buyers complaining due to Ebay blocking my seller account info. what next?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: doxiemom 2006-10-17 15:49:33 In reply to: theebestofbmx
My story is the same as most of yours. Someone at eBay linked me with a past member who owed fees of $36.41 fron June of '05. That person had a username similar to my email address of 8 years, assigned to me by my IP. I was suspended Sat the 14 with NO questions, NO notice, No consideration of any kind. I do not know who this person is. I have been successful with 100% feedback since April this year. What kind of American company, short of the IRS, does business this way? No email replies, NO recourse! It's completely un American!
Is anyone involved in a class action lawsuit?
Please, oh PLEASE, let me know! I will gladly add my name and voice to a suit!
Thank you!
Gwen alias, doxiemom

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: azncutiemee 2006-07-21 23:45:10 In reply to: tuffbarn
how can we really deal with these problems ? are there any solutions ? I have been suspended too because ebay said i was connected to another ebayer whom i do not even know and never encountered before .

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: patchess 2006-05-19 09:38:35 In reply to: tuffbarn
Hi, you know come to think of it, the time I got suspended was the 10 cent listing day, I listed about 50 items, and two days later I was suspended for knowing someone that was suspended. This all does not make sense to me, I hope we can find something to do about their blood thirsty deals, and they have charged my credit card three time now, for the 3 months that I have been suspended, I finally had to close my bank account and credit card, I just said I lost them, and they reissued a new one in a different number, but ebay managed to get about 125.00 from me, for what I don't know. And pay pal froze my account with 208 dollars in it, and that has been 3 months ago, and I didn't do any thing wrong, that I know of, they won't tell me nothing, and I can't get my money. So what do we all do.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: patchess 2006-05-17 08:57:00 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was unfairly suspended on ebay for knowing a person that was unfairly suspended. It was for shill bidding and I did not shill bid, I bidded on an item that I wanted, and I was suspended cause some unknown person said I was bidding on an item just to up the price. I did no such thing, but you think ebay wants to hear? No they listen to anyone, and take there word, and the sellers are not alloud to voice their side, it is unfair all the way. That was my way of supporting my two grandchildren, which I keep. I think ebay is totally unfair and needs someone or some organisation to put a stop to their crime. We the sellers make them money, and have no rights at all. Also a worker at the place that I work at, bidded on one of my items, and won it and paid for it, and they suspended her for knowing me. she had no Idea it was even my item, it just seems to have no end, also paypal freezes your account if some one complains with out a cause, even if the description was excatly as sold, the buyer did not even return my item, but they refunded him, and kept my account froze. This is a bunch of bolongna, and I hope someone does something about it. Thank you for lisenting to me cry, but I am so mad.
Thanks
Tricia

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: hightowerc123 2006-05-05 08:29:22 In reply to: tuffbarn
E BAY SUCKS!!! WHY YOU ASK? WELL FOR ME They have suspended me unfairly because one of my tenants was bidding on items I had for sale they proclaimed it to be SHILL BIDDING!!! I am an honest EBAYER who is selling items and I believe anyone should be able to BID!!! According to EBAY no one related to you, friends with you, working with you in the same office or living with you, living in the same house even if it is a separate apartment or even using the same computer can bid on any of your items!!!! What the HELL is that!!! This I find to be very DISCRIMMINATING agaisnt so many people it's ridiculous. I too have had trouble getting any kind of decent response from them. I would like to hear from anyone else who has been unfairly suspended.
I also have a strike agaisnt me from a another EBAYER who said I did'nt pay for my order three days after I had purchased the item!!!!! The next day he got my payment and sent me an Email saying it is EBAY"S procedure to report non payment and do you think the strike was removed I THINK NOT!!!!!
So here I sit at my compute SEEING RED and SEETHING what the HELL kind of internet business is this!!! not only suspended but a strike without EBAY even contacting me about any of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: patchess 2006-05-17 09:05:29 In reply to: hightowerc123
Hey, same thing happened to me, I just work in this place and I was bidding on some art that I won, and paid for, they still suspended me and everyone that works here, and they did nothing, neither did I, just bidded on something that I wanted, who's business is it, if you know the person, I should have just as much right to bid as the person across town, if I really want the item, it is not fair, and I wish someone could do something. I live in Dayton, but I have my items shipped here to where I work, so since everyone else here does the same thing, and check's their Ebay here, they suspended everyone, including the owner. That sounds like BS. to me.
Thanks for having a place that we can sound off.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: debz 2006-06-18 04:39:51 In reply to: patchess
i was suspended from ebay last week for selling a evisu customised skirt, which i bought from ebay the previous week, i loved the skirt but it did not fit me, i decided to relist it myself as i felt it was not the sellers fault it did not fit,after listing the next day i tried to sign in but it said i had been idefinatly suspended, i was a power seller with a 99%feedback rating of over 700 i have listed items such as chanel bags before and had the listing removed due to the fact i could not garuntee the bag was authentic due to it being a gift i was not to know if it was genuine or not so i liked to be honestand mention this, as for the skirt it was 100% evisu only customised why was i aloud to buy it, but if i listed it get suspended, totaly unfair and i am really upset over this please can anyone tell me how long an idefinate suspension lasts for, as i have purchased items from other sellers which i have paid for but not recieved, i am worried that the sellers may not send my stuff now that i am classed as no longer a registered user

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: sveety 2006-04-02 17:40:06 In reply to: tuffbarn
I too after 7 years of service with ebay was suspended for shill bidding and ALSO connecting me with two other suspended accounts - This is highly unfair and untrue - Cant get anyone to talk with me except for generic email s- This is absolutely disgusting.!! I have numbers and if anyone wants them i will be happy to post or email you with them - I would love to know what if anything can be done....

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: pame5z 2006-07-20 21:45:07 In reply to: sveety
I would welcome any assistance with numbers....After getting over the suspension shock today & how they get away with their hiding behind the e-mails, I decided to look for a board like this ....Thank you for any assistance!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: laddsgirl 2006-06-15 18:39:47 In reply to: sveety
I was just wondering if anyone has got reinstated after an indefiniate suspension. If so how long has it been.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: jayman 2006-04-21 01:58:02 In reply to: sveety
hi there, i too have been suspended from my ebay account under the excact same circumstances, i am supposed to be linked to a previously suspended account, i have emailed ebay and they have offered me no help whatsoever, in fact they have been as much use as a chocolate tea pot. i was selling a my vehicle on ebay and had quite a lot of people interested. . . . . . i have now lost a sale worth £1'300 and no contact addresses for my buyers as ebay has blocked me. This is so unfair and an appauling way to treat an honest ebay member so if you know of any phone numbers for dispute council or suspension appeals on ebay then please forward them to me..... cheers

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: patchess 2006-05-17 09:20:05 In reply to: jayman
Hi, I was suspended too, and ebay don't give any phone numbers for you to call and I sent the fax to get my account reinstated, and they said I can't for 15 months because I new someone that was suspended for shill bidding. I did nothing, but I am still suspended, and the person who bought one of my items, cancelled it, cause I was suspended, I told him I would send the item, but he went to pay pal and reversed the money, which was almost 500.00, plus I had bids on the other items, and they cancelled them all, and sent the members a letter that I was suspended for shill bidding. I guess we all are just screwed, and there will be lots more, they suspend thousands every day,for no good reason. Good Luck to all of you, and someone needs to start another place like ebay for the lost ones on ebay. Thanks for hearing me.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: tippyairie 2006-05-02 13:49:18 In reply to: jayman
I too have been suspened due to being linked to a previously suspended account which happens to be my husbands account.Something he failed to tell me about.We have offered to pay any outstanding fees on his account but as a seller and bidder of someone with a (used to have) shop and a 1000+ positive feedback I would have thought that they would have given me at least some notice.We have both emailed them after he admited that he had outstanding eBay fees but all that we have got back is repeat duplicate emails which offer nothing apart from the notice that I am refused to ever sell or bid on eBay in my lifetime.Two words....crap service..No regard to feedback,fee payments on my account,no contact number...

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: jewels1966 2007-01-07 18:30:23 In reply to: tippyairie
Hi... I was also suspended from eBay because I was linked to my son's account similiar to your circumstances... I was just wondering if you were ever able to resolve the issue?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: patchess 2006-05-17 09:26:20 In reply to: tippyairie
I too was suspended for knowing my son, and he lives in another town, he was suspended for knowing me, I was suspended for knowing another person that was shill bidding. This makes no sense at all, I emailed ebay, and it makes no difference, they like you said, send the same email back over and over. After I was suspended, they suspended me twice more, for shil bidding, and I was already suspended, does this make any sense at all. Thanks everyone

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: mydogsloveme 2006-04-20 12:13:53 In reply to: sveety
I too suspended for same reason. Did you get back on after 7 days? How long did it take?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: turquoise 2006-06-30 00:11:10 In reply to: mydogsloveme
Have you found out after the 7 days?
Just happned to me and not sure if I will get my money from Pay Pal.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: surges 2006-03-28 19:03:29 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was wondering if anyone is still talking about being suspended on ebay. I just received an email from ebay saying that my acocunt has been suspended for 7days due to shill bidding and linked to another suspended user. I admit that i was trying to get some bids in but it was just one time. I have another account which my husband opened and i do use it once in awhile but i also think that someone has stolen some info from me too as i received a few spoof emails already. They had also sent me emails before saying i was violating their policy of selling counterfeit items. I suspect there are some sellers who because of competition reports it to vero. I don't know how they can proof what people are selling are fake or real. I even listed on my listing that i sell for people on consignment and have receipts for some of the items i sell. I don't know how long exactly they will suspend me on top of what they told me of 7days. I have emailed them 5times so far since they sent the email and it has been under 72hours. Does anyone know how to be reinstated or how to get back on ebay without them detecting it. Or if i am really only suspended for 7days.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: patchess 2006-05-17 09:33:55 In reply to: surges
Hi, I was suspended for seven days, and after the seven days, I sent a fax begging to be reinstated, they wrote me back and said that I was indefinatly suspended for making a new account of the same suspended account, I even used a new name, and address, but I guess they look at the ip address, and found it out, so I am suspended again, and twice for shill bidding while I was suspended, how can you bid if you are suspended? beats me. I guess they have nothing better to do than sit all day finding innocent people to harase. If anyone figures out a way to get back on, I would like to sale the 3,000 dollars that I invested in my software, that I can't sell now.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: mydogsloveme 2006-04-20 11:30:12 In reply to: surges
I'm in the same boat as you and this just happened to me yesterday! I think we shld have at least been given a warning 1st. I have 100% feedback, power seller. I've had no luck getting thru either. I do have their 800 number but that didn't help. Please let me know if you hear anything and I'll do the same! I've heard some people are suspended up to 90 days to 6 months!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: epscham 2008-04-02 20:44:48 In reply to: mydogsloveme
Hi! I am one more victim of Ebay already suspended for 2 months!
I need to came back and sell the 8000 worth inventory sitting on my basement.
DOES SOMEONE KNOW HOW TO COME BACK ANONIMOUSLY?
DOES IT REALLY WORKS?
Please help a mother of 2 desperate.
Ana
usa_cosmetics@yahoo.com

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: patchess 2006-05-17 09:37:16 In reply to: mydogsloveme
Hi, I don't want to burst your bubble, but I have been suspended for 3 months, and they said I can't try for 12 months, so I don't know, I wish you all the luck in the world, and let me know if you get back on, they sure won't do anything for me.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: daniel_r 2006-03-29 02:12:41 In reply to: surges
Hi Surges, just had my account suspended for shill bidding, have to admit I wanted it to attract some attention and only had done this twice. I received an email "This email is to notify you that your account has been suspended for a minimum of 7 days due to violation of our Shill Bidding Policy. " Which is fairly standard. I replied to the email and said I admit what I done and apologised. I have not heard back, its only been less then 24 hours. Any suggestions?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: art1 2007-01-31 17:43:13 In reply to: daniel_r
Hi Daniel,,Have you received any suggestions? The same thing just happened to me..Did you lose your membership forever? Were there any charges ? Thanks

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: jadzn67 2006-03-10 19:20:45 In reply to: tuffbarn
This guy is write one. My story isn't as long but it is interesting. My friend just signed up for an ebay account and made the mistake of assigning an easy password. You guessed it someone (I can give you there email) broke in and sent an email from with in there new account trying to solicit a sale outside of ebay. Now She can't even get ebay to respond to her messages when sent through their message system. I have located a phone number for ebay but have been advised that calling it only makes them mad. What can any of us do other than quit using ebay. Unfortunately, not everyone will....

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: patchess 2006-05-17 09:43:23 In reply to: jadzn67
Hi, and you know, there is nothing we can do, just pray that someone starts another auction like ebay, and takes all their sellers. I guess that is like winning the lottery. I didn't do anything, and I got suspended, and I have tried for 3 months now, and still same ole thing, no reply, and you are right if you call the 800 number they not only get mad, but they tell you to fax in your info, which I did, and they still didn't do a thing. All I was suspended for was knowing a person that was suspended for shill bidding, and I bidded on one of her items, and won it, and paid for it, but I am still suspended.
It really sucks, but what can we do?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: rfk311 2006-02-04 15:29:17 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ebay has unfairly suspended me twice now and say that I am indefinitely suspended this time. The first time I had a very hard time trying to find out what I had done wrong. After many emails and requests they said it was a trademark violation. I was selling designer bags (authentic ones). I don't really understand who reports these items, could it be someone who is jealous. They would not even let me send proof. Now I am indefinitely suspended for the same so called offense. They will not even listen to my side of the story. What can we do? I am very disappointed with ebay and I hope they go belly-up for treating so many people like this. I think we should all start supporting overstock auctions. They are friendly and cheaper to deal with and seem to care about the little people.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: neondiva 2006-10-24 21:52:22 In reply to: rfk311
Two things... first, I'm strongly considering switching to Yahoo Auctions... they tout no selling fees. Anyone have any experience with them?
Second, I've just been suspended for a second time, also for "trademark violation." I've collected Fendi and Coach bags for years and feel darned confident I know how to spot a fake. I was just tossed for a beautiful, vintage Coach briefcase. Who makes these decisions? And if the item's a "fake", why will E-Bay not tell you what it is that made the determination? I can't even close my account, or store, while suspended.
And this has totally messed with my financial situation.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: surges 2006-03-28 19:06:40 In reply to: rfk311
Did you finally get back on ebay and if so, how? YOu said that you were suspended twice already. What did the second email say? Did it really say you were suspended indefinatly this time? Is there no way for us to sue Ebay?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: sadchild27 2006-03-07 00:11:34 In reply to: rfk311
Hello,
I am a buyer, not a seller. I too have been unfairly suspended from ebay. My most recent suspension, was yesterday. this is my second suspension. the first time I got over my head a little. but I did pay the people I owed. and it took ebay a whole year to lift the suspension. this time. I was trying for a mutual agreement. with a seller. and he striked me. I have sent many emails to tell my side of the story. It is a long drawn out story. but I am trying to resolve it.and some of the items I had won, got suddenly cancelled. part of the problem was having numerous problems with paypal. It would pay people then block it. up and down up and down. that is what it was like. which is how I got the item strikes. so rather than keep them waiting anymore. I tried to come to some mutual agreement. two gave me item strikes anyway. I had explained to ebay and the sellers. but nobody is answering me. It feels like a shunning for something I had no control over. I hope ebay falls on it's HUGH FAT ASS!!!!! Sorry about that, I am still so very upset. any other buyer facing the same delemma please let me know. I can use someone to talk to.

Unfairly Suspended by eBay
Posted by: karenella 2011-12-15 20:53:25 In reply to: sadchild27
I, too, was recently suspended FOREVER by eBay. This is my story: I have sold part-time on eBay for several years, with no problems and only ONE negative feedback - from a woman who won an expensive watch, decided she didn't want it later and stated that it was fake. Even though I had it certified genuine by a jeweler, eBay sided with the buyer, as they almost always do. The watch was later re-sold and great Feedback was given. My Policy Compliance was always high, as was everything else. My DSR's in all areas were between 4.8 - 5. Two weeks ago I was emailed by eBay that my DSR's had fallen below Standard - although they WERE THE SAME, and my account was being suspended. When I called eBay for further explanation, I was THEN told that I was suspended because I had 3 cases open at the same time - not allowed, they said - even though two of the cases were due to Buyers not paying ME in time - and were not even instigated by me, but by eBay! I asked how long of a suspension and was SHOCKED when I was told FOREVER! Even the eBay agent seemed surprised. I was told that they do not reconsider suspended sellers. As with the other stories told here, it is unbelievable that eBay is able to get away with things like this. I truly believe they are methodically weeding out their smaller sellers.
I have been unhappy with eBay's completely self-serving practices for a long time, and am simply furious with them now. Hopefully I will find another FAIR venue to sell in.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: halox 2006-01-28 18:02:36 In reply to: tuffbarn
Sure, you can jump through their hoops and wait until they exploit you and those who you send documentation to them about. Or you can get smarter and learn how to circumvent this whole mess. I came across some very enlightening info at
http://ebaysuspension.ezguidebooks.com
that tells how to get back on the right way. Ebay's new security is *nearly* impossible to get past. I say nearly because when it comes right down to it, there is no bulletproof way they can stop you from selling, if you're knowledgeable and resourceful.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: VIPcontacts 2005-12-22 09:47:03 In reply to: tuffbarn
go to www.vipcontacts.com
- we have all the direct fax numbers , names , addresses, emails and everyone else in the Corporate offices.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: jkccharming 2006-01-28 15:19:20 In reply to: VIPcontacts
I was recently suspended again because my account was linked to a previously suspended account, which was suspended for reasons I don't understand. Can you provide with any contact info or advice?

Im Selling Again!
Posted by: Kathrine 2005-12-18 08:37:49 In reply to: tuffbarn
I got suspended from Ebay for selling a designer dress, it seems that you can't list brand names... vero or something. They didnt warn me or anything and they never responded to my many emails to them.
My friend referred me to www.section9.i8.com and they got me back on in less than a day, YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Im Selling Again!
Posted by: angeldove 2006-05-18 11:28:09 In reply to: Kathrine
I wonder why you can't list name products, I was selling cakewalk software, that I bought, but that is not why I got suspended, so if it is a brand name, why can't you use it? I don't understand this at all. I was suspended for knowing my suspended Mother. Lord help us when we are not loud to know our Mother. Good luck

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: elegaizi 2005-11-28 09:25:59 In reply to: tuffbarn
I am NOT a seller and that I DO NOT KNOW this manuel1555!!
How much trouble am I in (my account is suspended)?
"Hello yaseen1979 (elegaizy@hotmail.com),
This email is to notify you that your account has been suspended for a minimum
of 7 days due to breach of our Shill Bidding Policy.
Shill Bidding is bidding that artificially increases an item’s price or apparent
desirability. Shill Bidding is prohibited on eBay. Information on eBay’s Shill
Bidding Policy can be found at:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/seller-shill-bidding.html
Your account has been found to be involved in Shill Bidding with the following
associated accounts:
manuel1555
You are prohibited from using eBay in any way (including use of other existing
accounts or registering new accounts) during your suspension.
Any listings that you currently have open have been cancelled. Please note that
any fees incurred for these Listings will not be credited back to your account.
Your account will remain suspended for a minimum of 7 days, after which time you
may appeal the suspension by replying to this email.
Regards,
SafeHarbour Department
eBay International AG".

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: fabziart 2005-11-25 09:18:28 In reply to: tuffbarn
Well I have to say that eBay are not going to answer anybody's prayers nor do they care about the fact that WE the little people, we made eBay what it is today. I have checked out eBid and I must agree though not as popular as eBay it is certainly a predator in the dark for eBay. Their fees are FREE absolutely FREE and I believe if we all pull together in an army of consumers and sellers at most we can put eBay out of the limelight for good. But I can't write this alone and not have anyone back me up here. All traffic head for eBid go, go, go, go... whether you sell fine arts or baby clothes, we must unite and make people aware of the money daylight robbery scam that eBay are thriving on is WRONG. Sorry but that my point of view. eBay has suspended me too many times for all the wrong reasons... we are the puppets and traders don't own their business on eBay... eBay does. So when you're suspended, eBay has just sacked you. Own your own business, think again...

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: angeldove 2006-05-18 11:24:37 In reply to: fabziart
Hi, I agree with you, I have been suspended 3 times, for knowing a suspended user, I can't help it cause I know my Mother and Brother, and they were suspended unfairly, with no good reason, I too think that we need to stick together, we could make ebid as big as ebay if we all do it together, you can't win much of anything alone, but with lots of people we can shoot down ebay, and that is a wonderful thought. I am a songwriter and I am writing a song called ebay sucks, I have a guy going to record it and produce it, and see if we can get it going, LOL, I am a spiteful thing, but it makes me so mad, I can't see straight, I was a member for 5 years, and all positive feedback, and zap, they got me for knowing my Mother, I am scared to know anyone now. Thanks and hang in there everyone

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: tbedbug 2005-11-23 11:18:38 In reply to: tuffbarn
can anyone help i have been suspended for 14 days its now been 16 and my account isnt reinstated does any one now how to get your account back

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: angeldove 2006-05-18 11:30:52 In reply to: tbedbug
Hi, and yes, you fax your life history to them, and then they send you back a email and say sorry, we need more info, it depends on what you were suspended for, but 9 out of 10 never gets back on.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: hotdog 2005-11-25 13:37:20 In reply to: tbedbug
Dear tbedhug,
I too have been suspended from Ebay for shill bidding. I turned my computer on as always on Monday morning to read my emails and was absolutely horrified. Over a hundred listing's on Ebay, gone. All listing fees non-returnable, bla bla. As you can imagine, my heart was throbbing, I was physically shaking. I did lots of Google searches to read forums like this, to some idea of what to do. I got hold of an Ebay phone no: 0208 605 3000. There will be someone alive & human on the other end of this line, even though they couldn't actually help. Also, a handy email address if you're other's haven't been answered yet: ukreception@ebay.com
Anyhow, I sent off 3 emails, all saying the same thing : I had no idea what I was doing was wrong...Ebay is my only source of income, etc please inform me as to what I should do now -
I got a reply on Wednesday :
Your account has been suspended for a minimum of 7 days due to breach
of
eBay's Shill Bidding policy.
After reviewing the details of this suspension, I have found that you
have not yet completed the full term of the suspension. Once a minimum
of 7 days have passed, you may reply to this email and we will provide
you with the steps that you will need to follow to be considered for
reinstatement.
Regards..............
On Thursday I got an email saying:
Hello,
Thank you for writing to eBay. I would be happy to assist you further
regarding the suspension of your account.
Your eBay account has been suspended for a minimum of 7 days due to a
breach of eBay's Shill Bidding policy.
Shill Bidding is bidding that artificially increases an item's price or
apparent desirability. eBay does not allow a seller to bid on their own
items. Additionally, family members and individuals living together,
working together or sharing a computer may not bid on each other's
items.
Your account will be suspended for a minimum of 7 days, and will be
considered for reinstatement once you have read the information
described below, and have replied to this email including a statement
that you acknowledge and understand eBay's Shill Bidding policy and
agree to comply with that policy.
You must read the User Agreement located at:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/user-agreement.html
You must also read the Policies and Guidelines located at:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/overview.html
and the Shill Bidding Policy located at:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/seller-shill-bidding.html
Upon reviewing the information provided on our site, should you still
have concerns about eBay's Shill Bidding policies, please contact
SafeHarbour using the Webform address provided below:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/contact_us/_base/index.html
Any future Shill Bidding policy breaches may result in the immediate
and
indefinite suspension of your eBay account.
To be considered for reinstatement, please include the following
information at the top of your reply to this email:
I acknowledge and understand eBay's Shill Bidding policy, and agree to
comply with that policy as a condition of my reinstatement as an eBay
member.
Name: (insert your name here)
User ID: (insert your eBay User ID here)
Email Address: (insert your Email address here)
Address: (insert your physical address here)
Phone Number: (insert your telephone number here)
I appreciate your patience and understanding regarding this matter and
look forward to your response so that we can resolve this matter as
soon
as possible for you.
Regards..................
So there is hope out there, I will keep you informed

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: mickey6590 2006-02-26 05:51:50 In reply to: hotdog
Hi! I too just got suspended for shill bidding, even though I didn't. I know a person who bids on my items once in awhile. Can you tell me what finally happened with your account? Did you have to wait the 7 days, then just OK some stuff they sent you & you were back on?? I'm very upset! I have auctions on that I'm selling for other people. I'm trying to get an eBay business going, now I have auctions that just got cancelled! Please help! If you tell me I'll get reinstated in 7 days, at least I'll feel better!
Thanks for any help!
Mickey

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: hotdog 2005-11-24 13:36:04 In reply to: tbedbug
Dear tbedhug,
I too have been suspended from Ebay for shill bidding. I turned my computer on as always on Monday morning to read my emails and was absolutely horrified. Over a hundred listing's on Ebay, gone. All listing fees non-returnable, bla bla. As you can imagine, my heart was throbbing, I was physically shaking. I did lots of Google searches to read forums like this, to some idea of what to do. I got hold of an Ebay phone no: 0208 605 3000. There will be someone alive & human on the other end of this line, even though they couldn't actually help. Also, a handy email address if you're other's haven't been answered yet: ukreception@ebay.com
Anyhow, I sent off 3 emails, all saying the same thing : I had no idea what I was doing was wrong...Ebay is my only source of income, etc please inform me as to what I should do now -
I got a reply on Wednesday :
Your account has been suspended for a minimum of 7 days due to breach
of
eBay's Shill Bidding policy.
After reviewing the details of this suspension, I have found that you
have not yet completed the full term of the suspension. Once a minimum
of 7 days have passed, you may reply to this email and we will provide
you with the steps that you will need to follow to be considered for
reinstatement.
Regards..............
On Thursday I got an email saying:
Hello,
Thank you for writing to eBay. I would be happy to assist you further
regarding the suspension of your account.
Your eBay account has been suspended for a minimum of 7 days due to a
breach of eBay's Shill Bidding policy.
Shill Bidding is bidding that artificially increases an item's price or
apparent desirability. eBay does not allow a seller to bid on their own
items. Additionally, family members and individuals living together,
working together or sharing a computer may not bid on each other's
items.
Your account will be suspended for a minimum of 7 days, and will be
considered for reinstatement once you have read the information
described below, and have replied to this email including a statement
that you acknowledge and understand eBay's Shill Bidding policy and
agree to comply with that policy.
You must read the User Agreement located at:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/user-agreement.html
You must also read the Policies and Guidelines located at:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/overview.html
and the Shill Bidding Policy located at:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/seller-shill-bidding.html
Upon reviewing the information provided on our site, should you still
have concerns about eBay's Shill Bidding policies, please contact
SafeHarbour using the Webform address provided below:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/contact_us/_base/index.html
Any future Shill Bidding policy breaches may result in the immediate
and
indefinite suspension of your eBay account.
To be considered for reinstatement, please include the following
information at the top of your reply to this email:
I acknowledge and understand eBay's Shill Bidding policy, and agree to
comply with that policy as a condition of my reinstatement as an eBay
member.
Name: (insert your name here)
User ID: (insert your eBay User ID here)
Email Address: (insert your Email address here)
Address: (insert your physical address here)
Phone Number: (insert your telephone number here)
I appreciate your patience and understanding regarding this matter and
look forward to your response so that we can resolve this matter as
soon
as possible for you.
Regards..................
So there is hope out there, I will keep you informed.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: freakyb 2005-11-21 15:39:17 In reply to: tuffbarn
I got suspended from ebay, it says 7 days. They removed my listing and they say I have to pay for the service I did not receive. The listing fees, final valve fee. I been a member is 1999. I hate ebay for this. Can not get any support on this, why I was suspended. They say read your email. Email says I was shill biding. I buy alot of stuff out line.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ebysux 2006-07-28 12:21:21 In reply to: freakyb
If you have been suspended by ebay and would like to get back on so that you can sell within 24 hours, contact me. I have been selling on ebay for many years, and I wish someone would have done this for me a long time ago, so I am offering my services to you. I will set you up with a brand new ebay account completely verified under a different name and whatever country you would like (you can provide info, or I will create), and ready to sell on for $70.00. This account will be brand new, I am not a rip off who will steal another persons account with points and resell it. The points are your responsibility. Account will be set up via an anonymous ip with no link to your suspended account. I can also set you up with a new paypal account and bank account, contact me for details.
I accept egold only. ebysux@hotmail.com

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: syl0863 2005-10-25 14:51:11 In reply to: tuffbarn
I am so upset that I had gotten suspended from Ebay the SECOND TIME!!! I understand the first time, I had listed Designer inspired handbags without knowing what the problem was. But after learning about it I chose never to deal with replicas anymore. Anyways the problem was, I tried communicating with Ebay and nobody would respond back. It took 10 days before I was reinstated. And it happened on my birthday back in August(nice present). Anyways since then I was careful with what I had put on. I had gotten many positve feedbacks about shipping items quickly and being a good seller and buyer. I worked endless nights trying to list my items. I then had authentic designer bags with authentic cards and serial numbers and their they go again suspending me. I am so sick of Ebay right now. I am so frustrated with them. They wont communicate nor see that I have a legitimate item. I feel as though Im being discriminated and my rights as a seller are being violated. Not to mention any of my deals that I was working on, I cant even get to my customers. Next Ebay will be contacting me for money that they'll want from me for listings they took off. Right now I am looking into other auctions that are not like Ebay. I think Ebay is just a place to steal your money. They are worthless and an uncaring company. Its not worth putting up a store front with them because they will attack you and destroy all your hard work for NO REASON AT ALL without any warning. You CANNOT trust ebay. I say find a better auction.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: marge40 2006-01-11 18:26:30 In reply to: syl0863
You know. I wonder is it even worth trying to reinstate with them!! I would never sell anything on there any more. I would just buy and be very careful with that. They do not stand behind you if someone has taken your money. Neither does weak paypal!! Its very sad!! Also to not be able to communicate with anyone via phone is terrible. They know they would get cursed out a many of times That's why!! Don't trust them!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: infreestuff 2006-12-08 05:19:47 In reply to: marge40
Hello peeps been looking at your comments and I was also suspended for no reason they took down over 300 items and when I emailed them over 15 e-mails and 3 weeks later they apologized and said it was a mistake and they could not put my listings back on!!!! I had to do it manually ?? I was so annoyed anyway I no longer want to relay on ebay or any other auction site so I thought I'd make my own site (not a auction site!!!) I e-mailed everyone who paid via paypal to look at my site now because I don't pay any fees I pass on saving to my customers in fact I make more money on my own site then ebay now I still use ebay for bits and bobs but no longer rely on ebay. Ok I no some of you thinking you cannot make sites but it's easy I did a online course FREE downloaded FREE software and published it for only £15 a year and a domain name cost around £10 a year too you do the match's.
by the way I no paypal is apart of ebay so I will get rid of them as pay option as soon as I get better at making sites.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: oohlala 2005-10-17 22:43:08 In reply to: tuffbarn
To all who has been wrongly suspended by feebay, don't get mad, get even. I strongly recommend ebid. The fastest growing auction site. They started out in the UK, now Australia, US, canada... more to come. Free listing, $1.5 for a life time gold membership. Excellent service. It's about time we support other auction sites. Give feebay the boot!.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: angeldove 2006-05-18 11:41:31 In reply to: oohlala
Yes, I agree, lets all go to ebid and get them going great, and smash the bug ebay, who wants a lying deceiving place that punnishes you for knowing your family. It should be called suck bay. They really like sucking your money away.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: tippyairie 2006-05-02 14:02:32 In reply to: oohlala
i found ebid as well and am going to see how it does.ebay was a secondry form of income for me..needless to say i have my fingers crossed

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: marge40 2006-01-11 18:21:08 In reply to: oohlala
You know you are so right about ebay. I was suspended. I was selling knockoffs at first, I did not know. I began to sell the authentic handbags and they still suspended me. I was so upset at first!! The whole day. I only had one item for sale.I realized that I could go somewhere else(auction). I don't trust them to set up a big store with them. No way!! I would not sell anything anymore there. Too risky!!! There's life after Ebay!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ihateebay 2006-01-12 19:20:51 In reply to: marge40
hello, i am suspended from ebay too.. so where are you selling now? I want to sell my product to another website. i search ebid, but it seems there is not many people go there... help pls..are you still selling knockoff stuff... I have sell knockoff purse too but suspended by ebay...:(

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: nightchase 2005-09-25 21:57:36 In reply to: tuffbarn
Hi I got the boot too. I was knocked off E-bay saying that I was E-mailed about it and I didn't get it. I checked my account and everything was fine. Went to check out some items for resale and got them! Then came back home about 45 min later and tried to log on to E-bay and was suspended saying they contacted me by e-mail and didn't. This is the same e-mail I have used since my account was opened. they said I was kicked off for having something to do with a person that had been suspended for a short term or long term but didn't say who it was and I didn't deal with anyone outside of E-bay on my items. So I don't know what it is really about. I tried all the things to find the reason why but I got like most the same run around. I think they need to be stopped! they are ruining lives. this was my only income they need to check into matter more before taking an account away from people and not even giving them just cause. I can't believe that a business can get away with business tactics like this and not be shut down
Thanks for this forum on this!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: myrhsc 2006-04-21 21:52:36 In reply to: nightchase
I too have just been booted from ebay, for being associated with another account. Worked for a previous business as an employee that was banned from Ebay. There is no way of seeing what items are sold or who to ship to. I talked with a lawyer friend tonight and this would then classify as mail fraud as buyers would not receive product (do not know where to send or how to contact). Hence Ebay is causing mail fraud. He is going to call Ebay and write a letter, but from what I am hearing this will not do much good. He was wanting me to research and find out how many other people have had this problem and to start a list for a class action lawsuit due to blocking information that could lead to mail fraud.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: wamitchell3 2006-10-13 15:14:55 In reply to: myrhsc
There should be as class action suit against ebay for unfair suspensions. We had a former employee who unknownst to us set up an ebay account and apparently didn't respond to an ebay question and was suspended. One year later we decided to set up an ebay store account for one of our retail stores. We invested thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours and were days away from being a power seller when ebay informed us we were suspended due to our association with his username. We were shocked. We tried to communicated to ebay we had no knowledge of what the former employee did. We have fifty employees in our company. Ebay sent back emails stating their sorry, but we are indefinately suspended. It is inherently unfair and I believe illegal not to have some form of legitimate remonstrance when a party has a considerable investment and is cavalierly suspended without any consideration of the facts. Surely, there's an attorney who would take on a class action suit.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: gergedan 2005-09-20 05:50:14 In reply to: tuffbarn
I am with you! They just suspended my account UNFAIRLY! I wanna do something about this!
Let's go!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: canyonroad 2005-08-29 09:27:44 In reply to: tuffbarn
PLEASE MAKE MY PREVIOUS REPLY TO TUFFBARN PUBLIC BY POSTING IT SO I CAN MAYBE GET SOME HELP. Thanks..I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO POST IT IN PUBLIC

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: canyonroad 2005-08-29 09:15:21 In reply to: tuffbarn
HELP PLEASE...ATTORNEYS WELCOME ON A CONTINGENCY..I make My Sole Living on Ebay and Have for 3 years. I have Paid these Bloodsuckers over $36,000.00 in sellers fees during that time. On August 15th I paid My sellers fees of 800.00 as I always do. I simply made a Mistake and Grabbed the wrong Checkbook they look alike. I MYSELF REALIZED what I had done and on the 19th I remade the Payment with the RIGHT account with no prompting from Ebay to do so. My Mother Suddenly passed away with no warning and it was unexpected..I was very Flustered..A few Days Later with no warning at all for me to explain what happened. Ebays automated system Closed 400 Items in My Ebay Store and Cancelled all auctions.. They Were Paid CURRENT AT THE TIME and I HAD NO PAST DUE AMOUNTS OWED.. This was my sole living. I have no Income and a Funeral to Pay for, I cannot Buy food etc.. I have had 7 Hours Of Live Chats with Billing and a Supervisor has said he would escalte the reinstatement as He Understood what I had done. I have Copies of the Conversations.. 5 Days Later I get a Form Respoonse from accounting saying i can ask for reinstatement in 21 Days.. In 21 Days I won't have a House or be alive.. There were no Condolences from this Jerk even Just a Form Response.. So I know He did not look at the situation. I spent 25.00 Faxing Accounting the Appeal showing it was paid and Cleared the Bank and I faxed the Transcripts of the Live Chats and Literally begged them to reinstate my Living. I was not in the wrong, they were.. I have Had No response.. The Matter Gets Worse Because My Customers Think I have Fallen Off the Face of the Earth They Are Threatening Chargebacks on thier Credit Cards which Would destroy My Paypal Account and Sellers i bought from Are Giving Me Unpaid Item Strikes Because I cannot access any Part of my account. So As it Stands I Lost My Mother, and Because Of Ebay I Lost My Sole Living, Will Lose My Home and utilities with No Money To Move and My Daughter has had to Take a Leave From College as I cannot Pay her Tuition That is due.. In OTHER WORDs EBAY TOOK MY LIFE with no Compassion to a simple Mistake That I fixed BEFORE they suspended the Account. It would be a Matter of seconds for them to do what is Right. But you cannot Contact anyone by Phone. I have a Phone Number for Ebay BUT EVERYTIME I ask the Operator to Transfer me to Accounting. I get a Message They are Unavailable. It Does Not Matter what time of Day I call it is the same Message. Which Leads me to Believe They NEVER answer it. I am so Mentally Distraught I am Not safe to Drive even. I am Numb... HELP PLEASE before I no longer have a Life... I want My LIVING back....

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: VIPcontacts 2005-12-22 09:46:00 In reply to: canyonroad
We have the contact information for EBAY - Direct fax numbers and if you need direct names addresses and office numbers, we have that as well - we too have been suspended due to a virus that infected our email and sent SPAM to EBAY's Office of the PRESIDENT - We proven that this was a virus and EBAY still has us on suspension.
go to www.vipcontacts.com to get the contact information - it is listed right above the clikc buttons

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ebayback 2005-08-21 11:07:47 In reply to: tuffbarn
Ebay just suspended my 8 accounts per chapter 9 without explanation, 4 of them had more than 2000 positive feedbacks. After our company providedd all information they requested, one of our accounts was reinstated for 1 month and then suspended again for no reason at all, they motivated it as "we changed our mind". We are loosing allot of money and ready to open class action low suit against ebay trast and safety department. anyone who has any information about such low suit is existed, please reply to the post.
Attorneys- welcome to contact me for all details.
eBay does this to allot of people for no reason, it has to be stopped.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: jkccharming 2006-01-28 15:29:41 In reply to: ebayback
Did you ever get this resolved? I have had problems with eBay and had three accounts suspended and don't know what to do. I'd be happy to be a part of a class action suit. Please let me know if there is hope.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: determined1 2005-07-24 03:25:31 In reply to: tuffbarn
Well Ebay Sucks really.
but as a former ebay staff, i can tell you, they are smarter than you think especially with automated monitoring.
i have come up with some information to help suspended ebay users on how to get around ebay suspensions and if you wanna get back on without being suspended again, then see this. it will help you real good:
http://store.payloadz.com/detail.asp?c=13&s=58&i=10719

Hey since you have worked for ebay, can you tell me if they look at ip address, I admit i was shilling but I was so careful that is the only way i can think they found out. Thank you for your time!
Betsy

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ImaPiamp 2005-09-20 17:24:31 In reply to: determined1
I tried going to your link: http://store.payloadz.com/detail.asp?c=13&s=58&i=10719 but it was inactive. Do you have another active link I can check out? I was suspended from eBay for selling an item that was removed by Vero, but the item was completely legitimate I had purchased it several years ago from the actual brand's store. When I questioned Vero about why it was removed I never received an answer and eBay kept directing me to Vero. I never violated any selling policies and gave them every piece of information they needed from me, but they can't even give me a legitimate answer as to why they're suspending me.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: 420shelley 2005-08-16 16:58:57 In reply to: determined1
I too have just been suspended i have just bought on ebay and have got upto a feedback of 9. I had received an email from ebay saying that my account had been suspended because i had been linked to a previously suspended member. This is completly wrong because when i opened my ebay account back in may 2005 i had only just come online and had not posessed a computer or even accessed the internet since high school. I am awaiting a response but i bet it looks bleak!!
regaurds EX - 420shelley

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: planes 2008-04-04 14:14:22 In reply to: 420shelley
I think what is happening is people change their IP to get back onto eBay. This is a relatively easy thing to do.
So IPs are getting crossed. I think this is going to be the achilles heel to eBays present policies.
See people change their IPs clear their cookies and histories and cache and go back onto eBay clean.
So before you started your eBay account someone may have had that IP. Then they got banned and came back clean but you then ended up with their IP.
So eBays software sees that old IP and immediately bans you.
On their end they know you are a scammer because they THINK you are that person. But they are either to stupid or know and dont care or just dont know what the heck to do.
In my opinion, they are in for a rude awakening. They are dumping truly honest good business people
and destroying lives.
Oh boy, I really think they are in for it!!

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: jonesantiques 2004-11-15 17:36:04 In reply to: tuffbarn
I was just suspended on Saturday nite. THe reason was that I am accused of using false or having missing contact information! I am a silver reseller, and Ebay is my main source of income. They canceled over 100 auctions that had been bid over $1,000 and would have reached $2,500 to $3,000 when closed. I sell holiday collectibles, so only have so many weeks a year to make my $$. I haven't moved, changed my name, changed my bank, changed my cc, changed my email.... but I did get rid of my landline in order to use only my cell. I noted the new # on the site, but that is the only thing I can think of that they could have issue with. I am STILL waiting on a reply. I sent them a response immediately, and I am freaked out. I have over $40,000 in stock that I need to sell. I don't know what to do. I can't call them, or do anything until someone emails me. AAAGGGHHH. Anyone have any ideas?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: lvthwatr 2004-10-10 22:07:35 In reply to: tuffbarn
I totally understand what you are going through with e-Bay. Obviously the other person responding doesn't have a clue about the deceptive practices of e-Bay and the lawsuits threatening them now. Unless they cause you problems everyone thinks they're great, just get on a "list" for no reason and e-Bay can and does do whatever they want to you. Just as Paypal is paying for their illegal practices, e-Bay will pay too. A lawsuit will allow for Request for Production, and documents containing contact information can be requested then. I would assume there are already lawsuits pending against e-Bay.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: workinghard 2002-03-19 19:49:04 In reply to: tuffbarn
WAAAAA! You haven't said much other than you don't like eBay. Go somewhere else, there are plenty of other auction sites and leave eBay to folks like myself and my gentle Wesley.
eBay IMO is the finest establishment I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: angeldove 2006-05-18 11:56:58 In reply to: workinghard
To Princessbuttercup Well thanks for that bit of wisdom, you are as dumb as ebay, sit and wait, they will get you at sometime, and please don't come crying to us members when they do, you would deserve it. At sometime you will bid on something that don't sit right with the bloodsuckers, and they will get you, I thought they were great too, until they got me, for knowing my Mother, is that not a hoot. excuse me for the nasty remarks, but you probably work for ebay, helping to suspend us innocent people.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: kgermack 2007-06-08 10:06:21 In reply to: angeldove
I totally agree with you on everything you said to this ignorant woman. She'll get hers and then she'll be crying..waaaaaaaaaaaa And she better not post her complanint on this site!!
I too was suspendid for a year for selling under "TRADEMARK VIOLATION" I sold handbags. Well, I got a "WARNING" first because of my wording. I said in my discripton, I didn't think it was a real "Coach" but was not sure. My prices were like 9.99. OK...I understood that and I didn't word my discriptions like that again.... AFter that... I tried to sell a "DESIGNER INSPIRED" handbag. I said.. "This is NOT the real thing". WELL, because I had one picture with the workd "Prada" on the side of the bag,(it was a real picture that I took of the bag) I was suspendid for a week. OK.. I was upset, but could understand about fraud and stuff... OK I Faxed in the form. A week later I get an email saying I forgot to write my email address down!!!! They EMAILED ME TO TELL ME THAT!!! OMG.. so I faxed the form again with EVERYTHING filled out. That took about 5 days. Ok, I was back on... GREAT.. I started to sellmy bags again. Most were just ordinary cute bags, but then I bought some "Designer Inspired" bags". These were pretty expensive. I did my homework first and I researched other eBay sellers who were selling pretty much the same bags as I wanted to sell and 2 were EXACTLY like the ones I wanted to sell. BUT on their sites, I saw the NAMES of the bags they looked like and some even had logo's.!!!!
WHAT? HOW are they selling and not being taken off??? I thought OK<<< I will be VERY careful and list mine as "designer inspired" but also put in the discription.. "This is NOT the real designer bag" I even had a DISCLAIMER!!!! I NEVER mentioned the brand that my bag was suppose to look like.. Just the measurments, Pictures, and a brief discription. That's it. Nothing else. Well, within 2 hours of my listing... I was shut off completely.. Right in the middle of my discribing a bag. I was like.. What the H&*%!!!!
They emailed me and said I was suspended for TRADEMARK VIOLATION for ONE YEAE!!! OMG>. was I mad. All of that work I did. Listing and discribing and taking pictures. I tried writing to them explaining how I had described my bags and how my wording was just so, NOT mentioning any brand names or logo's. Well that's like trying to see God in person!!!!(before your time)...They just keep sending that darn form letter!!! OOOOOOO.. That just makes my blood boil!!! There is NO way to talk to a REAL person. How is that OK?? How can they get away with that. Oh.. and I had PERFECT feedback too.
I was just sick to my stomach. I went back and looked at the other sellers bags and couldn't believe how much more entailed theirs were than mine. BUT... What can you do? I guess I'll try Overstock.com?????? Any other advise or good selling sites?

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: kd5fxh 2005-11-30 17:06:51 In reply to: workinghard
Then explain this,
1st email from ebay,
Dear kd5fxh (xxxxxxx@hotmail.com),
We regret to inform you that your eBay account has been suspended due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the eBay community.
Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.
Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes the registering of a new account.
Please note that any seller fees due to eBay will immediately become due and payable. eBay will charge any amounts you have not previously disputed to the billing method currently on file.
Regards,
Safeharbor Department
eBay, Inc.
My 1st response to them,
Hello,
Please provide the reason for suspension..Section 9 does not provide
enough detail to determine the issue at hand..
There response after sending this 3x about 2 days time,
Hello kd5fxh,
Thank you for writing in to Safe Harbor with your concerns, I will be happy to assist you.
**PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT EMAIL REGARDING YOUR LISTING(S)**
Due to the high demand and limited supply of Xbox 360 products we are
taking stronger measures to protect both buyers and sellers in the eBay
community. This means that sellers who list Xbox 360 products on eBay
must have physical possession of the products at time of listing.
If you do have possession of the Xbox 360 product you would like to sell
on eBay, please provide us with the following:
1) A photograph of the actual Xbox in your possession. Please clearly
have your USER ID displayed within the photograph. If you have multiple
Xbox 360 products in your possession, please send one photo containing
all items. No stock images will be accepted.
2) A copy of the sales receipt(s) (or other proof of purchase) for the
Xbox 360 product(s). Please black out any sensitive personal information
such as credit card information.
Once you have this information please fax it to us at 1-888-260-6355
Please allow 12-24 hours after faxing in your information for a
response.
Do not respond to this email, as your reply will not be received.
We appreciate your patience in this matter.
Thank you for your time.
Regards,
Galen
Investigations Team
eBay Trust & Safety
so it appears that they suspended it for a pre-order listing.. so I have sent them this response,
So, you disabled my account and ruined my credibility with ebay community,
instead of just removing the auction and notifying me of any policy change.
Do you normally make policy changes without notifying buyers and sellers of the changes?
This was a pre-sale and if you do not allow that any longer I will be more than happy to adhere to the new policy, but it was unnescessary to suspend my account as I was buying stuff as well, and the suspension will cause me unneeded bad feedback..Please provide the link to the new policy change so that I might read it..
Thank You
well no response from them for 3 days now..I even went to the website and looked up their policy for pre-sale items and found this,
Pre-Sale Listings
Pre-sale listings are those that describe items for sale that are not in the control or possession of the seller at the time of the listing. These listings generally consist of items that are sold in advance of a delivery date to the public.
eBay permits Pre-sale listings only on a limited basis. The seller must guarantee that the item will be available for shipping within 30 days from the date of purchase (i.e., the day the listing ends or the date the item is purchased from a store front listing). The seller must also clearly indicate within the listing the fact that the item is a pre-sale item with a delivery date that indicates the item will be shipped by the 30th day from the end date of the listing. Additionally, this text must be no less than the default font size of the eBay Sell-Your-Item form. Currently, the default font size is HTML font size 3.
Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:
Listing cancellation
Limits on account privileges
Account suspension
Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings
Loss of PowerSeller status
All the above conditions were met, so there was no reason to suspend my account based on the above policy..

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: Biloxi 2005-10-19 13:38:32 In reply to: workinghard
If I had read your post a few weeks ago
I might have agreed with you, but wait
until you are exploited and defrauded by
an unscrupulous and dishonest seller, and
you will find out how much you can depend
upon eBay. I have documented proof that
sellers in an eBay auction cashed my payment checks, they didn't send the items I paid
for, and all eBay offered is ridiculous
back and forth Dispute postings between the seller and the buyer, during which the seller
is allowed to make untrue statements, and
insult the buyer they defrauded.
I know there are wonderful sellers on eBay,
and I have a list of my favorites. I have
an excellent reputation and complimentary
feedbacks, but if you DO get victimized
by a dishonest seller you will quickly
find out eBay's method of operation, and
they just leave it to you to handle. I
will have to go to the Internet Fraud Complaint
Center and the Federal Trade Commission for
help, and I am utterly shocked and disgusted
by the lack of help from eBay. I am looking
for reliable auctions to bid in, and also
would love to find a reliable and legal
site for downloading music.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: ipod-sales 2006-08-06 04:45:25 In reply to: Biloxi
I too have been shafted by ebay, quite a few times over the last 5 years. In total I have amassed over 20,000 feedback and still I get suspended through incompetence. I have been shouting for years at the conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to steal angle but have had no luck in getting anyone to take any notice so I am pretty much dealing with it myself and I have started a one man war. At the moment I am nothing more than a slight prick of a thorn in their side however as each day goes by I manage to raise just an incy bit more awareness.
Like all you people I have my own story and part of it is here:
http://auctions-united.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=348#348
I was selling the cheapest Apple ipods on ebay. I only sold two of them, the 4GB nano for 132.00 and the 60GB video for 237.00 both in black and white (please don't email and ask for any as I am now out of business). Like other people I was suspended for no real reason (section 8, their get out of jail free card which suspends a person if they believe something might be wrong even though they won't tell you)
I went down and over 100 of my customers got burned. As you will already know the phone goes bananas, the emails don't stop and buyers who know no different/better because ebays suspension email makes a seller look like a crook, start using threatening behaviour either over the phone or by turning up at the house. Anyone that has been suspended knows that the stress ,aggravation, threats from buyers, and overload on administration through emails and telephone calls caused by ebays suspension of the account can be almost impossible to deal with.
If it hasn't happened already, there WILL be deaths through this, there will be people that just can't cope and they will top themselves, maybe when innocent everyday human beings around the world start killing themselves because they can't cope with the unlawful and wrongful 'mistaken' suspensions......maybe then the authorities around the world will sit up and take notice and maybe do something about it.
At the moment ebay are paying government departments like SOCA upwards of 100.000 (one hundred thousand english pounds) to be able to use logos like the 'get safe online' logo they have.
SOCA is run by
Steve Edwards
Stephen Edwards M.B.E.
E-crime Liaison
Serious Organised Crime Agency
PO Box 10101
London
E14 9NF
+44 (0)870 241 0549
www.soca.gov.org
I have corresponded with MR Edwards and pointed out to him that the worlds biggest fraudster (ripping off innocent mebers of the public) ebay are paying them 100.000 to help them catch online fraudsters. A bit like the Mafia donating money to crime fighting. MR Edwards in all his wisdom was not interested in seeing or hearing one shred of proof against ebay, rather he could only pat both ebay and paypal on the back for all the good work they are doing. In my country we call people like that little 'Tommy Tankers'
I don't want to bore you as we all have millions of words to say I am sure. The owner of the site I have posted on has started a forum for anyone interested in a class action law suit against ebay here:
http://auctions-united.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=78
I have the facility to record conversations anywhere in the world and have recorded 3 conversations with ebay so far.
Here are the 3 voice recordings
1) The original voice recording with Malcolm at ebay power seller support, you will not believe the incompetence, lies and the drivel that comes out of this guys mouth. He states categorically umpteen times that ebay customer support WILL tell me what the suspension was actually for and as you can see from the conversation in the link (my story) above they refused to answer those questions. I copied the entire conversation with myself and Mandy Rogers from the ebay suspensions team and have posted it here:
http://auctions-united.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=68
The conversation with Malcolm is here:
www.auctions-united.com/audio/malcolmjune22.mp3
2) The second telephone call to power seller support, this time it's Richard and Richard not only agrees that ebays system is wrong but also agrees that A) the automatic email ebay sends out to buyers does indeed make the seller look like a crook and that this is done on purpose. B) he openly admits that ebay as a standard practice procedure takes money from suspended sellers even though ebay are not owed that money, basically admitting that ebay use theft of sellers funds as standard practice. If this recording doesn't make News at 10 I will be a monkies uncle. This recording is the absolute proof of ebays conspiracy to defraud and theft.
www.auctions-united.com/audio/aug032006-615pm.mp3
3) This is a recording from one of my customers that lost money and his attempt to talk to someone and get some kind of resolvement. This recording is 10 minutes long and you can listen to Phillip from the power seller support team be about as helpful as an umbrella with holes in a downpour. This recording is again proof beyond doubt that ebay have NO customer service and are not interested in serving their customers.
www.auctions-united.com/audio/aug032006-724pm.mp3
If you have had a problem with ebay and want to try and phone them then call using this number and the call will be recorded, you know it's recorded both ways but they think it is just recorded from their end and have no idea your call to them is recorded by you.
The number is: 07033 21 98 46
If you haven't done so already then check out the links left by Garden of Eden, one of the links is this forum
The links are:
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/board/mboard.pl/ecttalkback/thread4556/4556.html
http://www.crmbuyer.com/perl/board/mboard.pl/ecttalkback/thread4432/4432.html
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/?PROCESS=show&ID=20045442&AT=39159765-39020645t-10000022c
They make some seriously interesting reading.
One of my customers called me yesterday to let me know they have received a full refund through the paypal protection they had although most people have lost money because ebay will not give them any assistance whatsoever.
Whilst I still have CyberCash, I am more than happy to refund any of my customers that have been burned with that, just email me if you are a customer of mine that has got caught up in this fiasco.
Thanks for taking your valuable time to read my post, I wanted to keep it short and ended up writing a book......lol

thank you and i can relate
Posted by: jborning 2011-08-08 23:31:18 In reply to: ipod-sales
i recently experienced this about 4 days ago. we had become a very strong seller; selling deeply discounted electronics; laptops, tv's, accessories, etc... and with very great sales!

i woke up 4 days ago, checked my mobile to see where our feedback was at, and all inventory had been disabled.

and then the negative feedback started to flow in. and we have about 400 customers left hanging, their purchase disappeared from ebay, etc...

and yes the customer hate messages and calls have been non-stop. i am worried they will find where i live. i have been receiving multiple threatening messages.

ebay doesn't respond or care. i absolutely despise them. their actions are appalling and horrific. i just about had a heart attack the day it occurred and am still worried that i may have had a small stroke. i can't afford this at the young age of 33. plus my wife's health is not great and i was so scared that she may have a break down (she has some mental diseases as well as some plagued health).

we're not planning on returning to ebay, we're going to just continue refunding every customer as well as telling them a brief explanation why. our company is shot, and we're going to start over from scratch.

i believe that ebay is wrapped up in another scheme where they are connected with some buyers to give poor feedback. i've read from first hand sources that ebay is attempted to alleviate all of their successful small business sellers. i have many theories and am strongly considering legal action. i could fund a strong law suite and i'm not afraid to go for it. i'm not afraid of ebay or paypal and believe they both need to be shut down completely. i've read 100s of these stories of businesses completely going to sh!t because of ebay's random suspensions.

sincerely,
a very frustrated man in the USA

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: epscham 2008-04-02 21:10:12 In reply to: ipod-sales
NEED A LAWYER URGENT !
Any Lawyer wants to look at my suspension case and go ahead ! I have a very strong report from BBB !!! Contact me for more info.
usa_cosmetics@yahoo.com

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: mannyjr40 2008-03-25 04:21:55 In reply to: ipod-sales
I recently got suspended on ebay after reaching powerseller status. There was a death in the family last year dec 11th and I had to leave town unexpectly because of it and many of my customers got their product after x-mas. I received 25 negatives in 2 weeks. I tried to explain to ebay that I had an unexpected death in the family and because it was a hand made product I couldn't do them until I got back and I could do them during the time I was out of town due to the circumstances.
Ebay has no system in place to deal with unexpected events or personal tragic events. They just shut you down if your rating falls and they don't care of the reason. I find this very disturbing and unfair. If you work for anyone and there is an emergency they will work with you to help you cope and deal with it the best they can, but Ebay doesn't.
Ebay was my major source of income so unfortunately because I haven't been able to replace this income, I'm facing eviction and shutoffs of my heat, internet, lights...everything.
How does a internet company have soooo much power over an individuals life is beyond me. Please inform me of any class action law suits. I would do anything to get revenge on a company that cares little for their sellers.
Manny

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: kissdemon 2007-09-14 18:37:04 In reply to: ipod-sales
Hi, do you still have those sound recordings of your conversations with eBay?. I am in a fight with them at the moment. Please let me know.

Re: Please respond all of you who have been suspended by ebay wrongly
Posted by: goofy1028 2007-09-28 02:01:49 In reply to: kissdemon
i was recently suspended on 8/31/07. paypal shut me down due to too much money going in and out of paypal. I have been a member since 2002 with over 2000 feedbacks and they shut me down for no apparent reason. I had money going in and out of paypal. Which we certainly pay for all this money on fees. I thought that was crazy. So what happened when my paypal account was placed on limited access, ebay suspended me. My current buyers, ALL filed a dispute. the funds were all held. Paypal required me to show them invoices and pay all negative balance. ***note the reason why it was negative is because when the buyers saw that i was suspended, they received an email from ebay not continue the transaction. all of them filed for all their money. anyways, they required me to pay that all off and provide them of invoices of EVERYTHING that i recently sold. I did that within 2 weeks. Paypal finally restored and lifted my account to good standing. NOW, ebay is refusing to place my ebay account in good standing. They dont return ANY of my emails. Everytime I call they tell me that only trust and safety can handle this and there is no way via phone or email. you have to go through ebay message center. Everytime you email, it goes on the bottom of the stack. If you dont follow up you dont know if they are actually doing anything. Its been a month and still no word from them. Its pretty sad that a lot of people like myself use ebay as a source of income. In the blink of an eye, they can suspend you and you can NEVER get your ebay account again. Its a shame that as Ebay is so well known, they have a lot of people that HATE THEM! I do hate them, but this is how I provide for my family. I continue selling with using different user names and accounts. Have to start all over but what can i do right? please comment!

HUGS
Posted by: EBAYTHEBEAST 2008-09-08 07:45:59 In reply to: goofy1028
JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW I FEEL FOR YOU. I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WENT THRU.
PLEASE TELL US HOW TO GET OTHER ACCOUNTS IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL.

Ebay SUCKS
Posted by: DoNothing 2008-07-21 22:25:20 In reply to: goofy1028
they have suspended my account for link with other suspended user without giving any reason and not replying my email with valid reason. All that mentioned is all correct. There must be another site like Ebay to BEAT them. I think they are taking some extra money from some people to close other people account so that they do not sell similar items. I do not know but they are having MONOPOLY so they think they can do anything they can.

http://www.RestartEbay.com
Posted by: shinta 2008-08-03 08:56:44 In reply to: DoNothing
Has anyone had any experience with this site? ive been looking for an alternative to get back on ebay but the majority of sites troydes, bashar, lobbay are all owned by the same scam artist. Not sure about RestartEbay.com they seem to be open to letting you pick your own method of payment instead of forcing you to wire money.

any feedback would be appreciated :)

Re: www.Lobbay.com
Posted by: fnfreek 2008-12-17 05:01:54 In reply to: shinta
I gave this company $300. over 3 months ago. I got an ebay account a month later and it worked for 3 weeks. I am still waiting for a paypal / bank account which was part of the package. This enables you to get your money out.
In wanting to get my money out of paypal. I tried to use an old account and ebay cops caught me and cancelled the account. This never would have occurred if I had gotten the whole package at the same time.
These people don`t seem to give a darn about you. Sound familiar?
I do believe their product works as I have seen it. I will have to update this if and when I get the other part of the package and whether I have to pay for another ebay account or not

Lobbay.com very good service :)
Posted by: Samyfiyi 2009-03-09 17:38:05 In reply to: fnfreek
www.lobbay.com helped me tons to get back on ebay. I have a fully seller ready account with 10+ feedback and I got now my own 20 other seller feedback. I have a total of 20 items sold and 20 positive feedback made on my own.

I cannot thank them enough. They were really patient with me. I was skeptical at first because of people leaving negative comments on different websites, but I decided to take a chance and it worked successfully. For those of you who wanna try them, say glinka referred you, they will take good care of you.

A+ service and A+ support. Great people to work with.

Re: Lobbay.com very good service :)
Posted by: miblehy 2009-03-10 20:45:05 In reply to: Samyfiyi
here is a good third party review I found about lobbay.com , they actually have a very good reputation and I like them a lot myself for having used them in the past. Read it: http://lobbay.blogspot.com/

Ebay suspension, For eBay's OWN FAULT ????
Posted by: akash3553 2008-10-07 12:55:10 In reply to: shinta
eBay also just suspended me due to selling acaedemic software. I was a great seller, with 100% posotive feedback and over 344 sales.

NO Where does it mention in eBays user agreement, that you are not allwoed to list such items.

I am in a huge dispute with them and have also told that the matter will be taken further if the suspension has not been removed.

I am now considering a lawyer to deal with this case as it is TOTALLY UNFAIR.

800 poisitive feedback then suspended
Posted by: jackdaniel 2009-03-04 22:21:33 In reply to: akash3553
I have been a customer on Ebay with 800 positive feedback. Ebay still shut me down even though i had psoitve feedback but seller status was low. How could i avoid this, if customer, gives 3 stars out of 5 for product, or 3 stars out of 5 for delivery, this is beyond my control. I cannot predict every customer will be satsifed at the end of the day i am selling used car parts. Its not easy.

Ebay have not been supportive, when it comes to money they send you laods of emails, when it comes to help, they dont want to know, if you do get a email, woheyyyyyy, lucky me, its jsut a auto bot at the other end. I respect ebay for giving this online oppurtunity but they have taking the fame and money way to up their heads and now they are under panic, i wish some bilkionair company coems out competets with them, then i will join them.

Im currently looking at amazon and yahoo shopping and alibaba.com

Take care guys. dont give up beat the system!!!

Ali

uk suspended ebay accounts
Posted by: ukebayaccounts 2009-12-25 14:49:15 In reply to: jackdaniel
we have started a service providing ebay eller accounts for those suspended by ebay

www.ukebayaccounts.com

Willing to purchase suspended ebay account
Posted by: inneedof 2009-03-07 00:42:17 In reply to: jackdaniel
Hello and how are you i am willing to purchase your suspended ebay account.Please contact me.
Thanks
Best Regards
Ed

Ebay suspended id
Posted by: raman_i 2011-01-23 08:05:25 In reply to: inneedof
I guess, there is no use of suspended id. I m using ebay from more than 3 yrs. Creating other seller id is legal but my id was suspended due to creating another seller id.
Raman

I've gotta say
Posted by: brokerbandit 2011-04-14 18:09:39 In reply to: raman_i
You know I've gotta say this, I started selling on eBay almost 4 years ago, the first 3 I did all the wrong things...I made money yes, but I was suspended again, and again and again, I had to create new accounts constantly (I even wrote a book on the subject of getting back on eBay!! - you may have heard of it eBay Undercover?) - I was constantly bashing ebay and upset - and then I basically one day read something in a book somewhere I think about the golden rule of eBay - "You burn them, they burn you - you help them, they help you" - So this year I started one final new account in January, and this time I took everything I learned through trial and error about eBay and Paypal, and I am happy to say that I am now a year later a Top Rated Gold level powerseller, I have over 1500 hundred 100% positive feedbacks, and close to a 5 star seller rating in all categories...And what I have to say to everyone is this in my experience now: eBay treats me like ABSOLUTE GOLD, it is a total pleasure working with them now, they bend over backwards to help me everytime I call with a problem - They even give me a nice little heads up email if there's a problem with one of my listings WITHOUT removing it (thsi only applies to minor stupid things, not anything serious lol)!! I have never been treated better by a company in my entire life, and I'm making a full time income working about 10 hours a week at best - They actually THANK ME each and everytime I call up to speak to them for being such a good seller...So I think it just goes to show, when I was doing the wrong things I was constantly unhappy, fustrated and cursing eBay - But now that I follow the rules to the letter, sell unquestionably authentic or non flagged known counterfeit items, and treat my customers like absolute gold (I bend over backwards to make my customers happy at all times, even if I lose money) - I must say eBay treats me like an absolute king, and I'm happy to be a seller on there...yes it's a bit expensive to sell there, but I get a 20% fee discount now, so thats nice...Sorry to all you people on here, but all I can say is, get back on (you can check out my book eBay Undercover to help you do that if youd like - just type the title into google to find it) do everything absolutely right and learn from your mistakes - and once you do that, trust me it does get alot better..Good Luck to you all...

Violating Ebay Policy
Posted by: paulaol 2011-12-29 05:43:44 In reply to: brokerbandit
brokerbandit

I will go ahead and try to find your eBay account, because registering multiple accounts after one has been suspended is against eBay policy. Hopefully eBay will pop your little bubble and find you and suspend you off the site and you can write here what we are all feeling.

liar, liar, pants on fire.
Posted by: jborning 2011-08-08 23:56:35 In reply to: brokerbandit
and then you woke up and realized you were on ebay's payroll as an executive???

I worked for eBay Trust and Safety and can help !
Posted by: wyllie832 2011-10-06 10:44:41 In reply to: jborning
I worked for eBay's Trust and Safety Department for many years and know for sure that the only way to use eBay again is if you can register under a different individual, with a different address, computer, bank account, and credit card. Unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury. BUT there is a way of getting around this if you know exactly how to explain yourself to eBay's Trust and Safety. Having worked there for over 10 years, I know what they are looking for before they will lift the suspension off of any eBay account. Email me at wylie832@gmail.com and I can help you.

Dan

No power seller? No nothing
Posted by: 440rt 2011-10-23 21:42:45 In reply to: wyllie832
Saw your post about working for ebay.

I'm not suspended from there. But think they are very wrong in what they do.
I feel as though they should be sued for discrimination.

Still work for them? Perhaps you can answer this.
I had some brand name watch boxes listed they pulled a while ago. Said I wasn't allowed to sell them because they
could get into the hands of a person selling knockoff items and using the boxes for that. But others are selling the same
thing still. I don't care about the "some get caught rule" because if your policy is your policy, it applies to everyone. not just some.
Put all that money they are making to good use and find a way to apply the rule to everyone.

All the idiot that pulled my listings had to do was a search for more listings of the same items to find the others selling them and
pull them too. But no just mine.

So they should pull all the vehicles that have brand names on them (because someone might rob a bank with it) down and
all the brand name items listed because someone might use it as a weapon and that would be illegal. Its crap. No one can do anything
anymore.

I'm just guessing but it might be easier to find the people selling knockoff items by watching to see who is buying the boxes all the time
and not the person selling to an individual that had a box for his watch and lost it some how. So stupid.

Its just wrong and unless you are a power seller you are nothing to them. It has always been that way.

Ebay Account suspended for no reason
Posted by: rbichr 2011-07-11 18:08:49 In reply to: brokerbandit
I signed up with ebay 3 months ago and since then I've sold a few items, no complaints, 100% positive feedback, zero claims against me, and one day after I listed a bunch of items and wasted hours of my time, ebay suspends my account saying that it is for security reasons. I called them and customer rep would not tell me the reason. When I insisted, after putting me on hold several times because he was clueless on giving me any explanation, he tells me "basically ebay decided they do not want your business". So unprofessional and unfair. I hope they go out of business soon. I would love to file a class action against them. If someone wants my testimony, I would love to do that and hurt their business. Their policies are so unfair to sellers to a point where buyers take full advantage of it. Their fees are so high and they keep getting higher. I can't believe they even charge fees on shipping charges now. What are they going to do next, charge fees for ebay fees. They are so greedy and take advantage of people in need. I hope they rot in hell

Re: Ebay Account suspended for no reason
Posted by: dconnerii 2012-06-01 08:53:05 In reply to: rbichr
This type of issues is why i never put all of my "eggs into one basket" so to speak!!!

I still use eBay but not like i used to, the majority of items are listed on Amazon.com with eBay second and Craigslist 3rd.

I am also expanding to other online channels within the next 3-6 months in addition to looking at the options of flea markets.

lets face it eBay used to be a great place to make a living however we as online merchants must adapt and change with the times.

Re: Ebay Account suspended for no reason
Posted by: albertking 2012-07-04 15:42:13 In reply to: dconnerii
I have searched all over the internet for ways to deal with ebay suspensions and paypal limitations. It isn't easy losing your source of income and getting booted off ebay. But after searching far and wide I found a variety of tools to help me get back on ebay after being unfairly suspended. The best forum I found where this topic is discussed is http://www.modeeworld.com/forums

Modeeworld did it for me. Modee is super knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend the modeeworld forum for anyone trying to learn about how ebay and paypal really work, and how to get back on ebay and paypal and how to STAY on ebay and paypal.

Re: Ebay Account suspended for no reason
Posted by: eddie80_5 2012-11-12 07:44:43 In reply to: albertking
E-bay is a becoming a bunch of aholes, I was a power seller for 8 years full time income, as my kids got older they wanted to also sell on e-bay, I had set them up with e-bay user names, I had no idea that you can not have more then one user at home using one computer, this is what ebay said to me " your are suspended for no reason" when I contacted them, there rep with broken English from Pakistan or China said you have more then one user, I said I have my sons who have there own account and I have business account and PayPal business, she said no one is allowed to use the same computer on the ip address this is why you got suspended, contacted pay pal, and they said the same thing, so I said if I have a friend come over and he wanted to check his pay pal or e-bay he can't they replied this against there policy and that person will be suspended, to I said what the I u talking about, and after a week 14 friends of mine and my Mom who sells specialty machines to pay for her bills also got suspended, I went off at them, and the same thing, what is the reason, they said multiple people logging in, no chill bidding, they said to many people, bull shit, bull shit, then they limited my pay pal and everyone that ever used my computer, I e-mailed every one to the top on e-bay, and still no clear answer, I really would like to get my account back, I have over 1400 feedback all positive, I want to be a part of that law suit.
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