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eBay removed our Swegway

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Iamabuyingbootsaddict Tue 31-May-16 20:30:50

Apparently eBay will no longer allow Swegways (hover boards) to be listed. We had listed my DSS hoverboard as despite wanting one for Christmas like his life depended on it the novelty has (as we said) now worn off and he would rather have a mini BMX bike apparently! His mum went to great lengths to buy his hoverboard in the UK so it has an approved charger, plug etc. Despite having proof that this is a UK manufactured one eBay has taken a blanket decision and will allow none to be sold apparently. I'm a bit cross to say the least since there were so many on there when I listed it and we received a bid on it on the day I listed it. Is there anywhere else they can be sold I wonder? Other than a car boot where we would probably stand to get a tenner for it as in my experience everyone is unbelievably cheeky and wants your stuff for pennies at the car boot.

TipBoov Tue 31-May-16 20:33:31

Try gumtree or a Facebook selling page?

Katymac Tue 31-May-16 20:42:25

I thought they were all recalled?

Iamabuyingbootsaddict Tue 31-May-16 20:47:07

Only the ones on Amazon from China. We bought one from a UK manufacturer.

SeeIce Tue 31-May-16 20:49:33

How much were you hoping to get for it?? PM if you like grin

19lottie82 Wed 01-Jun-16 15:24:38

if your item gets pulled it doesn't mean that other similar ones will be too. abd it's easier for eBay to enforce a complete ban rather than only ones that don't meet certain criteria.

Why not try Gumtree? That way you won't risk a PayPal chargeback and don't have to pay apx 13% of the sale price in fees.

merlottime Wed 01-Jun-16 15:47:31

They are illegal to send in the post I think due to the fire risk (even on UK ones), so if you do find a way of selling it, it will need to be collection only.

smilingeyes11 Wed 01-Jun-16 18:54:26

And of course cash only, no exceptions.

VulcanWoman Tue 07-Jun-16 19:50:16

There's loads for sale on Ebay.

19lottie82 Wed 08-Jun-16 01:12:30

vulcan just because somethings not supposed to be for sale, doesn't mean there aren't any. eBay remove the listings individually, if yours manages to avoid removal straight away then it's just luck.

VulcanWoman Wed 08-Jun-16 08:58:36

Fair enough. Ebay probably aren't in a big hurry to delete the items as they're making money out of it after all. If they wanted them removed instantly they could set this up, but funnily enough they haven't.
Ps I haven't got a Swegway to sell grin

smilingeyes11 Wed 08-Jun-16 09:06:59

it is impossible for them to police all listings and they will prob only end a listing if someone reports it

VulcanWoman Wed 08-Jun-16 09:24:06

They could set up a system that flags and deletes posts with certain words automatically but they don't, or employ more people to do this from money they don't pay in taxes. It'll be a money maker.

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