I know that there are many of you here that have been suspended from ebay due to VERO, and everyone agrees the program is flawed. Your listings are removed without warning, without recourse and eventually after so many strikes you're suspended and are forced to go the ghost route in order to maintain your livelihood and employees salaries. I am happy to say I had a very meaningful conversation with my ebay manager yesterday. He admitted that there are huge holes in the program and has been a hot button for many years from sellers and the ebay managers that represent them. We spoke in length about the issues of the program and I gave my simple suggestion for a quick fix to the problem. He thought it was brilliant and wondered why it hasn't been brought up previously. So he had me draft an email, which I did this morning, and he thinks it has a good chance to get in front of the eyes of decision makers and potentially the CEO. He said if anyone is going to have an impact it will be you, I have been growing my store exponentially lately and have just reached a very large listing mark last week so there are a lot of eyes on my account right now. Unfortunately, I told him I am scared to death to add any more because of VERO. At any moment some VERO member can come and remove my listings for "infringement" that I otherwise would have never known existed. This is a HUGE problem! How in the world can you grow a business and get banned for something you had no idea you were doing wrong in the first place? I know there are some of you here that counterfeit... this thread is not for you and this fix will not help you. This is for those of us who legitimately want to grow a business without fear. He cited the entire premise of the program is to keep eBay out of member to member infringements. They were in a few large lawsuits early on which caused them to create this program in the first place. But as it turns out, it has actually caused more work on the side of ebay to "stay out" than to not do anything at all (see Amazon). I clearly pointed out how many millions in revenue eBay is missing out on, due to this dumb policy, from legitimate business owners trying to make a living who get banned. So what was my suggestion? Simple as this. Give us sellers at least 24hour notice to correct any listings that a VERO member flags. That's it. If a VERO rights owner wants to remove a listing, have us adhere to MAP pricing, force us to sign up to be an "Authorized Dealer", or whatever the case is; they are forced to send an email notification first and give the seller an opportunity to revise or remove the listing. 90% of sellers would happily comply. I stated that even in the real world of business Lawyers send out multiple "cease and desist" letters prior to taking any action. Why not extend this courtesy to ebay sellers? I pointed out some examples in the past where ebay made adjustments to revamping the open case policy where a buyer must contact the seller before a case is opened... why not apply this to VERO? I am hoping for the best here, I think VERO is primed for change so we will see what happens!