Got a great question for you. I think I got ebay on this. So ebay has this awful policy where they state you are not allowed to attempt to make off-site sales. In other words, if you makes sales on ebay, you can't contact those buyers and tell them you got your own online store where they can just purchase DIRECTLY from you next time thereby saving money for the buyer and the seller on ebay fees. Even if you HINT at attempting to doing it, you can get restricted and even banned forever. Sooooooooooo....how the hell are actual retailers then allowed to sell on ebay?? They list all their products up on ebay for sale and make lots of sales on ebay, but at the same time, they have their own actual online stores/websites. It's pretty obvious that most buyers from ebay who didn't know about that seller's company could easily later on just buy directly from the seller's own webstore. The sellers could easily scrape up all the contact emails from their buyers and simply tell them next time you want to order from us, try ordering directly from our website. They may not actually write that in a message but even just advertising their own name/company as their ebay name says that indirectly. I don't understand how ebay allows this when they are so clearly anal on making sure we do not make any sales off ebay. If I was one of those actual retailers who decided to also sell on ebay, that would be an incredible advertising tool. You would be able to cast a wider net and catch more consumers to your brand and webstore thanks to ebay. Even if they don't blatantly type it in a message within ebay's messaging system, they could easily just contact the buyers directly from their personal emails and collect so many more customers thanks to ebay! The only reason I can think of why ebay would allow such an obvious and blatant move (of selling both online ebay and redirecting traffic to their own store off ebay) is that these retailers/giants pay a ton of money to ebay, so ebay goes easy on them and sort of looks the other way. This would just prove more and more that ebay really are like online crooks who get away with it but legally. They make up policies to screw anyone they want but at the same time, give others a pass because they are getting paid more money. A policy should be a policy, otherwise, don't make fake policies that only apply to some and not for others.