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Sat Mar 17 2018 21:14:39

Have You Received Mysterious Takedown Notices from eBay?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I have been a seller on eBay for over ten years. For the last couple of months I have been getting these mysterious/ nonsensical takedown notices from eBay. The listings referred to have been running on eBay for several years with no interference from eBay. My listings are very detailed and complete. 

This started a couple months ago. I have checked every listing to which they refer and they are detailed and complete as to format, contents, etc. I have basically been ignoring this as just more ridiculous BS from eBay. I am a very small seller, typically listing about 200 items, mostly ... Read More

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Fri Mar 16 2018 10:22:02

Does Shipping from a Different Location Harm eBay Sales?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I am writing to alert readers to a possible killer of eBay sales I may have accidentally stumbled onto.

In January 2015 my partner and I traveled from New York to California for a couple months. We brought along inventory to list on eBay. Sales were pretty good during that time. After we returned to New York, sales lost momentum and didn't regain steam. Because we were just an occasional seller on eBay, we didn't think too much about it.

This past summer, we started listing more items. We had around 100 items listed, mostly vintage decorative items and some collectibles. Sales were ... Read More

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Wed Mar 14 2018 11:43:08

eBay and the Case of the Smelly Magazines

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I bought a lot of magazines from a USA seller. Total was well over $100 once GSP shipping and duty was factored in. Received the box, opened it and was overwhelmed with the smell of mold. Opened an INAD case. Seller accepted return and was going to refund and let me keep the magazines (told me to just destroy) due to the cost of shipping back from Canada to Florida (over $100 using Canada Post).

The magazines were in good condition besides the strong mold odour. I told him it would be a shame to destroy them and I was sure someone else ... Read More

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Mon Mar 12 2018 16:07:08

eBay Acts Like Awkward Adolescent with Certain Art Prints

By: Reader


Dear Ina,
I recently ran into an issue with eBay and was wondering if you could possibly publish a story relating to it.

I sell collectible art prints and pay monthly for an eBay "Premium Store".  I was recently looking through my store (not my active listings page which I view much more frequently), and I noticed an item that did not have a photo showing.  

Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the title was also missing, and in its place was the notation: "Adult only item - Requires verification".  

As you may know, items in the "adult only" section can only be found if you specifically select that ... Read More

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Sat Mar 10 2018 08:44:53

Online Sales Tax Prohibited by the Constitution

By: Reader


Dear Ina,
I can not see how the internet sales tax issues keeps coming up??? Article 1 Section 9 of the US Constitution very clearly prohibits it:

No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

I don't think it could be any clearer or simpler, yet lawyers think they can weasle word around this to the point that words have no meaning.

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