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Ebay Policy Violation - consequences ?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by slayer171, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. slayer171

    slayer171 Newbie

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    Hey peeps, I sell some stuff on eGay and am wanting to try and achieve the beautiful, elusive and much desired 'Top Rated Seller' status. I have reached the required sold value threshold, but am 70 transactions away from getting to 100. I recently got the message: After reviewing your eGay account, it appears that you have violated eGay's Trademark Violation - Unauthorized Item Policy. (Turns out the manufacturer reported me to eGay and my listing got removed)

    Now I have 2 questions -

    1. Are 'they' going to keep an eye on me now? I have listed another 'fake' item, but it is by a different manufacturer. I have sold a few of these already with no problem at all. (the ones i got reported for were the first ones I listed by that particular brand).

    2. Will this policy violation affect my aims in becoming a Top Rated Seller?

    (I know selling fakes is a pretty terrible idea, but I mix it with legit stuff too and my customers seem happy).

    Cheers.
     
  2. VanDam

    VanDam Registered Member

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    I got loads of these when I was selling a digital product. I sold about 50-60 and only got a few listings removed with a similar message to yours but one time I did get my account suspended from selling for a week. Following that I listed a few more and some got removed so I just gave up on that product. There were no serious consequences and my eBay account works fine. I find if you want to sell something that you think may be reported to make it a quick sale so you will stay under the radar.
     
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  3. badut jenaka

    badut jenaka Regular Member

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    Nah..there is nothing special about that "Top Rated Seller"..it just the other words for "Monitored eGay Sellers"..:D
     
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  4. slayer171

    slayer171 Newbie

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    The replies are much appreciated. I figured the TRS status was pretty sweet because of the best match priority and final value fee discount, not to mention the shiny lil badge. Guess you would be monitored a bit more though? :O
     
  5. GigaGorilla

    GigaGorilla Junior Member

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    It helps increase consumer confidence which drives larger conversions and confidence in your store ect.

    GG
     
  6. sleek55044

    sleek55044 Newbie

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    I would be careful selling fakes, it is illegal, ebay wont come after you (other then shutting your account down) but the lawman may.