Sunday, August 2, 2009

Stupid eBay!

I listed a Kate Spade bag that I bought several years ago and never use on eBay earlier in the week. And this afternoon eBay removed my listing. The note said that it was because I do not have a selling history. Which is true, I've only ever purchased from eBay. But I was completely honest in my write up, took my own photos (thus did not steal photos from an online site), and was clear that it is pre-owned but in good condition. I mean, it's your very basic write up. I was just trying to clean out my closet of things I never use but take up space.

I emailed the eBay peeps to ask for clarification but they have yet to respond back to me. So I cannot sell on eBay unless I have a selling history, which I can never obtain apparently as I am not allowed to sell??? What the heck?! Has anyone else had this problem too? Like I said, this was my first time selling. But I do have a gold star thingy for being a good buyer. I don't get it!! Clearly I am way ticked off!

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

I had a similar experience when I tried to sell something, and I never tried again!

Her Preppiness said...

Ebay can be a pain in the you know where!! Try selling the bag on your blog.

Jillian, Inc said...

The same thing happened to me and I just decided eBay could ____ you know what. I have pretty good luck on Craig's List but obviously not the wide net of buyers. I am listing several Coach, Kate Spade and JCrew never-worn shoes this week.

Pink Maple said...

That is so wacky! I would think EBay would want new sellers. I listed two items on EBay for the first time last winter, but I had sold a bunch of textbooks on their other site half.com so I guess that must have counted as having a selling history.

Jane said...

I have such issues with eBay it's not even funny. You might try to sell your purse at a consignment shop instead.

I cannot WAIT for the day a new website better than anything eBay could hope to be pops up & that it puts FEAR into eBay & all the world realizes how outdated & evil eBay is & leaves them high n dry. Then eBay crumbles into a distant memory & becomes the butt of the joke in al the negative ways.

Can you tell I hate eBay?

Nikki Cogg said...

I have been buying and selling on ebay for 5 years, and since I started selling early on, I didn't have to deal with that issue. I suggest calling ebay at (866) 643- 2959 hopefully you can talk to a customer service rep!! Good luck, what you're going through is SO frustrating!

magnoliabelle said...

Ugh..that's discouraging...I've never sold anything on Ebay either and I was getting ready to sell a couple of Kate Spade's too...I'll be interested to hear if you get a response...

Preppy In The City said...

That sound ridiculous!

cancersucks said...

I'm sorry that happened...worse case you can mail to me and I will list for you. Maybe start with selling something that doesn't have a high profile. Something gap or random around your house. Good luck and let me know if you need my help.

Brunch at Saks said...

I'm so sorry! I've never had them retract a listing because of that, but they have taken down my listings for the oddest things (one time they said my picture wasn't "licensed" to me when I uploaded a gift card). When I emailed them about it they responded efficiently though, so I hope the same luck will come your way! XOXO

preppyinnewengland said...

I've never sold or bought from ebay. But I hear some very quirky things about it. That doesn't make sense. How does one start a selling history then!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Boo! How frustrating.

BRD said...

What?! That is really weird and makes absolutely no sense. I agree with Her Preppiness - try selling it on your blog!

--DC Prep

Cindy Is Crafty said...

That is very interesting. I just sold two items on Ebay with no selling history, but an extensive buying history (439 items). I now have four more items listed.

Perhaps you buying was below a certain threshold?

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