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banned from ebay for four weeks

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southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 12:29:25

We regret to inform you that your eBay account has been restricted from selling on eBay for breach of our Seller Non-Performance policy.

anyone know if we can do anything about this. it's highly unfair!

PitysSake Mon 24-Aug-09 12:29:58

whta why what

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 13:05:01

we have three negs and over 1600 score. seems like they can just ban you for that now

dp is livid, it'a a big chunk of our income. can't speak to a human to try to rectify, really is bad news for us.

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 14:13:12

no advice? i've emailed the bloke who negged us last to offer refund but only have three days to qualify for feedback revision, can't see that happeneing.

we could do nothing about other two negs.

GypsyMoth Mon 24-Aug-09 14:16:02

new account and start all over again??

as a buyer,i dont honestly look to closely at feedback,transactions,all that stuff.

morningpaper Mon 24-Aug-09 14:18:30

I must admit I tend to feel a bit hmm about sellers with a massively high feedback score - I assume they are selling stuff off the back of a lorry and dodging tax grin

Start again with a new account

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 14:22:57

we can't they check ip addresses apparently.

really confused as to why this happened. feel like banging head on wall.

Mousey84 Mon 24-Aug-09 14:24:45

If you dont mind me asking, what are the reasons for the negatives?

If someone had 3 negatives in a month because 3 items turned up damaged/defective, not as described, or with excessive postage then understandable that they may want to do something to deter that.

If it was 3 negatives over 6 months for minor things, then I wouldnt expect anyone to be banned.

GypsyMoth Mon 24-Aug-09 14:25:19

my coniving ex managed many ebay accounts!! give it a try!

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 14:40:02

one was for a shirt that was listed as wrong size, we offered a refund, they didn't reply just negged.

second was a dispute which we won. could do nothing about that.

both negs in 2008.

third one was definitely our fault, first genuine mistake. have just emailed bloke to see if we can get it retracted. (4 weeks ago)

for a score of over 1600, i dont think 3 negs warrant a ban.

morningpaper Mon 24-Aug-09 14:55:32

I don't believe they will check your IP address

I have two accounts

If they REALLY check, then you can use an IP masker

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 15:02:15

ooh ip masker?

LynetteScavo Mon 24-Aug-09 15:04:22

But the whole point of negs is that people can make up their own mind if they want to buy from you!

Bloody stupid.

LynetteScavo Mon 24-Aug-09 15:05:10

I don't think you'd need an IP masker....I have two acounts from one adress, I bet loads of people do.

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 15:09:11

hope that is the case, waiting for dp to call them (i can't, he has to as he's account holder)

all our fb is really good, i can't understand it.

Flibbertyjibbet Mon 24-Aug-09 15:10:52

Its not just the negs though... it goes off the star ratings people give. So they may be giving positive feedback but lower star values. I read all that new information for sellers recently and you really don't need to have many only giving 3 stars for things like postage costs or speed of postage, to get a ban.

You need to read the seller non-performance policy and be honest with yourselves as to whether you are meeting it or not.

Personally I would wait till the 4 weeks is up, then go back to selling but be really careful about listing info, descriptions, postage costs etc to make sure you don't get a lifetime ban.

What are you selling that its a major source of income and are you declaring it as the IR has inspectors just for ebay these days...

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 15:21:52

lowest star rating we have is 4.7 rest are 4.8.

obviously not making that much money from it, to declare to ir hmm.

make more money for ebay and paypal

Rachmumoftwo Mon 24-Aug-09 15:27:42

Isn't it 'a big chunk of your income' though? I would be very careful if you are not declaring it, tbh.

morningpaper Mon 24-Aug-09 15:28:43

Yes it all needs to be declared - after all, the evidence is pretty clear if they need it! grin

I don't know what the LOWER limit is from selling stuff on though - you'd have to ask a tax person, I think it's more complicated if you are selling stuff you don't need

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 15:29:30

no we're fine, i'm paranoid about stuff like that don't worry

morningpaper Mon 24-Aug-09 15:33:07

here is a useful guide - basically, if you have BOUGHT anything with the intention of selling it, then you need to declare it. But if it's your own second-hand stuff then you are okay.

Flibbertyjibbet Mon 24-Aug-09 15:54:22

Yes, anything thats income needs to be declared. If you are selling your own used/unwanted stuff then no need to declare. But selling new stuff etc needs to be declared. If its income, its taxable, simple as that, and should be declared. If you are not working then you probably won't go over your personal allowance for it, but best to do a tax return and declare it anyway.

My friends husband last year got a whopper fine for selling something on ebay that was counterfeit. He didn't know at first he was importing and selling counterfeit items, but when he did he stopped just putting 'genuine' on the description and thought that was ok.

Not that you are selling counterfeit stuff, but the point I need to make is, that when the authorities got involved, ebay provided them with every transaction he had made, going back six years.

southeastastra Mon 24-Aug-09 19:51:04

still bemused why we have been banned. ebay is useless. no one answers emails, or calls.

Flibbertyjibbet Mon 24-Aug-09 22:53:02

I think you need to read their policy and ask yourself very honestly which of the areas you have not complied with.
Think I'll have a read of it myself actually, I've got a few things to bung on next month.

tethersend Mon 24-Aug-09 23:07:25

Go onto the ebay answer centre (under 'community' drop down menu, top right of page)- you don't need to be logged in to access it; you may have to to post a message, can't remember. The people on there will answer you in minutes. They are not ebay staff, just seasoned ebay users and have helped me with a whole range of stuff. They don't mince their words though...

Find out if it's happened to anyone else and why.

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