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Pudsey Bear

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I got this yesterday:-

Hello ******
We’re writing to let you know that activity on your account may not be following an important eBay policy that requires all transactions and payments to be completed through eBay. The same policy specifies that eBay member-to-member messages may not be used to share contact information.

For example(s), review your member messages regarding the following:


It appears reviewing item 4013********, there were messages exchanged to possibly take a transaction off eBay.


There’s a very good reason for this policy. Only transactions conducted through eBay can be covered by eBay Money Back Guarantee—a programme that helps ensure everyone can buy on eBay with confidence. eBay has invested a great amount to help you find your perfect item and connect you with great sellers. We want to continue to partner with you in the fulfillment of your transactions.

We understand that you might not have known about our rules that don’t allow sharing contact information in messages or making an offer to buy outside of eBay. To help you have successful experiences buying on eBay, we encourage you to review the details of the policy to understand what you can and can’t do. At this time, no further action is being taken on your account; we want to educate you on the policy. Make sure you follow these guidelines. If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges, application of fees, suspension of your account(s), and restrictions on listing search page exposure and account features.




I just asked if there was a buy it now price, done it loads of times before, never had a message [frown]


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They're getting wise to that tactic that gets users communicating away from their money making scheme. I've had a couple of minor runins with eBay in the past along similar lines.
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Not had that message yet. But I tend to ask what is the reserve price not the buy it now for local stuff.
Chinese stuff is that cheap its not worth asking.
Ebay. Bit like Marmite. You either love it or hate it.

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I like gumtree it's free both ways.
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I like gumtree it's free both ways.

So is Preloved I always sell on there. I wonder if the other buyer reported P B. Ebay soft ware detects phone numbers and email address,s so you need to split them up like a word search
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Looks like I got a fake email purporting to be from Paypal this morning. Similar to Kevs but not the same. Don't know exactly what was on it as I didn't open it. It was in the gist of an Ebay query. Just reported as a phishing scam and deleted it.
Watch out folks.

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Not had that message yet. But I tend to ask what is the reserve price not the buy it now for local stuff.
Chinese stuff is that cheap its not worth asking.
Ebay. Bit like Marmite. You either love it or hate it.


I have had the same message several times when trying to contact a seller, can understand eBay protecting their business, I buy with confidence knowing they protect me if I get ripped off, happily not so far.
Often in contact details there is a number or email to use, besides the eBay messaging.
I like marmite too.
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There is no gain to buy outside of ebay you will lose any protection offered by them. But there is quite a gain selling outside ebay first no final value fee and no buyer returns or feedbac to be concerned with
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Pudsey Bear

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With most stuff I go auction, but MoHos are classified listings, £15 job done, every MoHo so far has been off Ebay, odd they don't seem concerned about those, I wonder if it's because I pay up front.
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Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

Link to self build pictures

Link to sort of blog on facts


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2007 Citroen Relay XLWB self build
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