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Old 12-27-2012, 18:01   #1
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damn Ebay

they are now removing magazine listings.

They claim that it has always been their policy to not sell anything "assault weapon related".

They deleted a listing of mine AFTER the buyer did "Buy It Now" and MyEbay shows the payment made.
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Old 12-27-2012, 18:22   #2
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I am sure because most are falsely posting them as 10rd mags to meet the guidelines. With the heat I bet Ebay educated themselves and are on the hunt.
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Old 12-27-2012, 18:25   #3
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i am sure because most are falsely posting them as 10rd mags to meet the guidelines. With the heat i bet ebay educated themselves and are on the hunt.
for the win !!!!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 18:26   #4
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they are now removing magazine listings.

They claim that it has always been their policy to not sell anything "assault weapon related".

They deleted a listing of mine AFTER the buyer did "Buy It Now" and MyEbay shows the payment made.
If you got the notice of payment, then you should have a point of contact outside of eBay. At least for this one transaction, you should be able to reach the buyer and complete the deal.

And I'm sorry to say this, but that HAS been eBay's policy for as long as I can remember. Whether they enforced it or not doesn't really make a difference, it's something to know before you post an auction.
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Old 12-27-2012, 18:30   #5
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Their policy contradicts itself. No items may be sold that enable a weapon to fire. However magazines that are 10 rounds or less may be listed. Huh?
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Old 12-27-2012, 18:53   #6
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Their policy contradicts itself. No items may be sold that enable a weapon to fire. However magazines that are 10 rounds or less may be listed. Huh?
The Personal Protection class I took taught us how to fire any magazine-fed weapon without a magazine. Technically, a magazine does not enable a weapon to fire. HH
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Old 12-27-2012, 19:08   #7
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they are now removing magazine listings.

They claim that it has always been their policy to not sell anything "assault weapon related".

They deleted a listing of mine AFTER the buyer did "Buy It Now" and MyEbay shows the payment made.
And you still do business with them because...
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Old 12-27-2012, 19:14   #8
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So how does that explain the 1200 pmag listings currently up?
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So how does that explain the 1200 pmag listings currently up?
Do you mean there are 1200 listings or you found a P-Mag for $1200. If it's the latter snatch it up, that's a steal.
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The Personal Protection class I took taught us how to fire any magazine-fed weapon without a magazine. Technically, a magazine does not enable a weapon to fire. HH

Hmm. You're right, I guess technically that is true. I wonder if they actually thought of that.
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Old 12-27-2012, 19:27   #11
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I think buyers are also ratting out their competition. No way ebay is searching all of the listings.
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Their policy contradicts itself. No items may be sold that enable a weapon to fire. However magazines that are 10 rounds or less may be listed. Huh?
A magazine does not "enable a weapon to fire".
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Old 12-27-2012, 19:51   #13
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A magazine does not "enable a weapon to fire".
Can you sell a human finger?
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Old 12-27-2012, 19:58   #14
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They claim that it has always been their policy to not sell anything "assault weapon related".
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Patent lie by ebay. You used to be able to buy and sell anything firearms related, except for the "gun" itself. Auctions for standard capacity mags were ubiquitous. Any capacity mags, parts kits, etc... I remember clearly (though not the year) when they changed the policy... perhaps in 1998 or 1999 or was it perhaps as late as 2000? Discussions about ebays change in policy was a hot topic on forums and usenet groups when ebay implemented the change.

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they are now removing magazine listings.
For kicks and giggles I looked at ebay a couple of days ago and was amazed to see tons of auctions for "30 round AR-15" mags - many of the auctions had been running several days, some about to close, and I was wondering if ebay had rescinded their 10 round mag rule. Apparently not...
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Old 12-27-2012, 20:02   #15
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A magazine does not "enable a weapon to fire".
It does in my LC9.
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Old 12-27-2012, 20:07   #16
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I am sure because most are falsely posting them as 10rd mags to meet the guidelines. With the heat I bet Ebay educated themselves and are on the hunt.
I only found one listed as 10 rounders


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If you got the notice of payment, then you should have a point of contact outside of eBay. At least for this one transaction, you should be able to reach the buyer and complete the deal.

And I'm sorry to say this, but that HAS been eBay's policy for as long as I can remember. Whether they enforced it or not doesn't really make a difference, it's something to know before you post an auction.
I did get the contact info and we have been exchanging emails. I am putting it back on with a more tame title.
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Old 12-27-2012, 20:08   #17
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And you still do business with them because...
because I may make a 500% profit?
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Old 12-27-2012, 20:09   #18
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Ebay has been canceling listings of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds for years.
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Old 12-27-2012, 20:09   #19
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So how does that explain the 1200 pmag listings currently up?
I know, I have been seeing them go as high as $100/PMag

I already listed a bunch of mine, I used USGI's for years before there was such a thing as a PMag, I have plenty of them. I can part with all my PMags at that markup.
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Ebay has been canceling listings of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds for years.
their policy states that it is the assault weapon moniker and the association with the AR15 that is the problem.

I see 903 auctions come up when I search "AR 15 magazine"
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their policy states that it is the assault weapon moniker and the association with the AR15 that is the problem.

I see 903 auctions come up when I search "AR 15 magazine"
You're incorrect:
http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/...ns-knives.html

High-capacity magazines with a capacity to accept more than 10 rounds—or magazine extenders

It's listed under the specific "firearms" sections of the seller's faq page.




What you're talking about is only the specifications under the "Assault Weapon" section, but any magazine of more than 10 rounds is forbidden. If you put them up and it gets taken down, there's no point in complaining simply because you didn't read the complete terms.

eBay follows the laws of California - if you can't sell it in CA, you can't sell it on eBay.
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Old 12-27-2012, 20:35   #22
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You're incorrect:
http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/...ns-knives.html

High-capacity magazines with a capacity to accept more than 10 rounds—or magazine extenders

It's listed under the specific "firearms" sections of the seller's faq page.




What you're talking about is only the specifications under the "Assault Weapon" section, but any magazine of more than 10 rounds is forbidden. If you put them up and it gets taken down, there's no point in complaining simply because you didn't read the complete terms.

eBay follows the laws of California - if you can't sell it in CA, you can't sell it on eBay.
ah. they emailed me the "assault weapons" portion and stated that was what gigged me.

and I wan't complaining, just reporting what I thought I saw happening.

Ebay is welcome to tell me to pound sand, it's their business and they are under no obligation to make me happy.

While I am not happy to get gigged over something I see almost a thousand other similar auctions of, I am not complaining or suggesting AT ALL that they shouldn't have the right to do whatever they wish.

just want to make that clear.....
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