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Ebay Removed My Listings Without Warning

In responding to a work-from-home ad, recruiting for Ebay sellers to promote their brand name clothes, I started with this drop shipping business. I noticed there were other sellers based on the pictures shown and some of their content. That was one of the factors that helped me determine this may be a legitimate venture.

As I started posting these listings, around my second round of posting, Ebay removed one of my listings last Friday. The others were like them, so I didn't know why that one was singled out. I contacted Live Chat General Support to no avail. They referred me to the Trust & Security team (I believed they're called) to provide me understanding as to why the listing was removed. The responses I received from this team read really generic, to the point where I thought they were automated. There was no explaination as to why the listing was removed, just links for me to figure out what could have applied. The messages read that because of security reasons, they could not provide me with a reason as to why the listing was removed.

So, I went and tried to modify my other listings. I didn't want Ebay taking down anymore of them. This morning when I checked my Ebay account, a few more of my listing were removed. I went through the process again, contacting Live Chat General Support and that Trust & Security Team. Still there was no resolution. I asked to speak with a live person over the phone, but Ebay only offers live chat and email support and that hasn't really served me.

My issues are I don't understand why my listings were removed and getting actual assistance isn't easy or near impossible. I read the links the Support team sent to me and nothing applied to my listings, but they did threaten to close my account or at least suspend it because of some illegal activity. What they mentioned was that for the safety of Ebay and the members, listings were removed. I am not interested in working against the policies of Ebay, I would like to understand what the problem is so that I can retify whatever the issue is.

I would appreciate someone who is familiar with Ebay policies to look at my listings to see if they comply with Ebay's regulations. Granted, I don't have the same ads any more, but I have no idea what the problem was in the first place, so I'm not certain if I made the applicable changes.

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  • marchettes Oct 06, 2008

    Ralph Lauren

  • marchettes Oct 06, 2008

    Do you have any thoughts about it?

  • marchettes Oct 06, 2008

    Wow! Selling organs...I'm gonna let that get past me.

    Thank you for that! I had no idea why they were removing them. In the new listing, I intuitively added they are genuine so hopefully that will work. I need to find out where the clothes are coming from.

    Many thanks!!!

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Just curious, what brand name of clothes were you trying to sell?



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Ebay are incompetent, I have many legal items ended due to their ignorance. They suspend me from listing and refuse to address my questions besides the same old BS automated responses.
My advice, if you can sell elsewhere, do it.

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I used to work in the clothing business a long time ago.  I wonder if comes from complaints from the clothing companies because of some people out there selling brand name clothing that could be counterfeit.  They could have been threatening them with legal action.  I think if you can prove where the clothes are coming from you can get them re listed.
EBay cancels auctions based on complaints from other customers if there is any suspicion of fraud.  The only other time I heard of any auctions being cancelled is when some have tried to sell organs.
Good luck on that.

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