All I wanted to do was sell a fucking vintage Chanel skirt! Thanks for going after the little guy instead of the Hong Kong dicks that actually sell fake goods on Ebay. I'm pissed as all get out.
Also, isn't this the longest most repetitive email you've ever read? It took all my strength not to reply with "Eat a dick."
Thank you for writing eBay in regard to the listing restriction you are experiencing. I can certainly understand your concerns about having certain selling restrictions on your eBay account. However, having reviewed your account thoroughly, I have come to the conclusion that the restrictions were properly placed and will remain active. Please understand the restrictions placed on your account are not accusations of you personally nor do they affect your standing as a valued eBay customer. The restrictions are proactive means of assisting eBay to reduce fraud and negative buying experiences on the site. This selling limit is not a disciplinary action; it is a default account state. Every seller on eBay has been faced with this restriction at some point or another as their account has grown. Eventually the seller can request to have their account reviewed and cleared to sell these items in larger quantities.
In order to maintain a safe and positive trading environment, all eBay accounts have standard protective limits that pertain to certain items. These limits impact the number of certain types of items you may list or revise in a rolling 30-day period.
Once you have reached your limit, the system will notify you and you will need to wait a minimum of 30 days before attempting to list or revise these types of items.
This restriction was not directed specifically to your account and is not due to any action, listing, violation, feedback, etc., of your own. It also does not affect your account status in any way; it only affects your listing ability for certain items. The restriction is part of a site-wide initiative that we've implemented; all sellers that sell certain types of items on our site have experienced this restriction at one time or another.
eBay is committed to reducing fraud and negative buying experiences on the site; this includes preventing the sale of counterfeits and other unlawful goods on our platform. The sale of counterfeits on eBay violates our business ethics, undermines the eBay Community's confidence, and harms our buyers, legitimate sellers, and eBay.
The placement of these restrictions is just one of the ways that eBay is attempting to fight counterfeits on the site. These restrictions affect certain types or categories of goods, such as clothing, shoes, jewelry, or watches, that eBay understands from rights owners as typically being targeted by counterfeiters.
Again, this restriction only affects certain types of items, ones that typically have been targeted by counterfeiters. You should still be able to list and/or revise other items without experiencing these restrictions.
Please understand that we're not questioning the authenticity of your items. Once you have reached your limit, you will not be able to list or revise any more of these types of items, regardless of the item's authenticity.
We are not able to be more specific at this time about the precise application of these restrictions; the restrictions impact a wide variety of items and the affected items are likely to change over time. The limits are also variable in nature and will be different depending on the situation and on the types of items being listed.
These restrictions are a proactive means to reduce fraud and negative buying experiences on the site; they will help increase buyer trust, resulting in greater loyalty and purchasing activity for legitimate sellers. We know that initiatives to combat fraud may cause inconveniences for legitimate sellers, but these initiatives will also benefit sellers with an increase in buyer demand for legitimate goods.
We want our sellers to build an established history of selling, both in general and in these types of items, before we remove these restrictions from their account. When sellers have sufficiently established a positive history of selling along with a good history of policy compliance, they may request to have these restrictions removed. Basically, we want our sellers to establish a positive selling record on our site before selling these types of items in larger quantities.
This is a standard protective limit that is on all eBay accounts to begin with for certain types of items. This restriction limits the number of certain items that can be listed in a 30 day period. Please keep in mind that the majority of items permissible on eBay are not subject to this limit and can be listed without restrictions.
After a careful review of your account and history with us, we have determined that this restriction will remain on your account.
Criteria used in our investigation include, but are not limited to, the following factors: -- Selling history (minimum three months) and activity as a seller on the site ****-- Selling history for these types of items (Need more selling history for these types of items) ****-- Positive selling feedback (Need more selling feedback) -- Any feedback questioning the authenticity of your items -- No unresolved disputes with buyers -- Compliance with eBay policies -- Account in good standing -- PayPal verified -- DSR for Item as Described
I put stars in front of the specific criteria that applies to you. Not only is this part of the initial reason your account was restricted, but it's what you will need to pay attention to and work on for now to have these limits raised in the future.
These are just some of the things we look for when making the decision to remove your limits or not. They don't all apply to you. Some other things we look for include your violation history as well as any blocks on your account.
Even though the limits on your account remain active, you can still build a positive selling history by listing other items. You can list/relist/revise similar items 30 days after receiving the first message. You received the block on 12/16/09, so you should be able to list again on 01/15/10.
I would definitely recommend you sell other items until your limits can be raised. This will help you build up your selling feedback and will potentially decrease your chances of getting these blocks on your account. Once you build up more of an established selling history, you will not receive those blocks.
I do understand how frustrating it is to have the restriction on your account. The best thing you can do right now is continue working within these limits, list the items you can, and continue building a positive selling history and policy compliance history. I would also suggest contacting us again after several months have passed to review your account again. At that point we could potentially raise your limits.
If you have any further questions regarding your selling limits, please click on the link below for more information.
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Message: I have a restriction on my account. I believe it is because I occasionally sell designer items in addition to vintage. There have been no questions as to the authenticity of any items I sell and I run a very well respected store-front in New York City. I would very much like to continue selling on Ebay and this restriction hampers my ability to do so. My business depends on the ability to sell items online as well as in my retail storefront.
Please review my restriction as I would like to have it lifted as soon as possible. I have all positive feedback and don't appreciated being restricted when having done nothing but follow the rules.
First off, don't the guys arrested in Pakistan on a terror plot look like a boy band? Ramy Zamzam...I mean what a name!
If only I knew Photoshop a little better I could turn this into serious gold.
Second, Bobby Liebling's wife has a blog called Halcoholic. It's weirdly fascinating to look at candids of him now. Plus his jewelry collection is insane and I sort of want to hate her just for getting that sweet ram's head pendant with ruby eyes...what?!?!?!
Third, I have been back on the flute playing with Skin Drink! I'll keep you guys posted. I missed performing so much and even though I'm just some background support it's gotten me pretty motivated to do more. Between the business, the writing, and potential banding I'm a pretty busy babe, which is good.
Fourth, I joined a fucking gym for the first time in my entire life. I haven't worked out in ages aside from my former life as a regular bike rider. My pants don't fit, something's gotta give and I don't want that something to be a zipper.
Fifth, more embarassing than the gym is that I created a Twitter for the store and now just use it to blab all day long. Follow me if you want, but don't say I didn't warn you: Foxnfawn
Sixth, yeah I know this was a very unsubstantial post. Sorry, I've got a sweater to mend.