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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

5 thoughts on “The New and Confusing eBay Item Location Policy”

  1. We look at it this way. We list as normal. If Fleecebay thinks there is something wrong with the listing then they can take it down. We will then donate the item to the garbage can. When all our listing are gone so are we. We haven’t listed anything new in months and have no reason to believe we will be doing so in the coming months. If you can’t trust your partner then you are like them. JUST WAITING FOR THE SHIP TO SINK.

  2. eBay lists these things sellers are not allowed to do (i.e., inaccurate or confusing item locations), but if you report the seller, does eBay take any substantive action? I’m always reading on ECB how sellers are reported for one infraction or another, but that eBay does nothing.

  3. One more reason to confirm that I have been on the right path for awhile now. I’ve virtually eliminated GTC listings. Change change change – no more hoop jumping for me – as soon as an item is listed on ebay it gets mirrored on my website where no one ever hassles me – if ebay decides to let me sell something great meanwhile I’m pretty much not distressed by what ever it is their doing these days.

  4. Well well well. Ebay getting tired of seeing buyer claims finally? Social media calling them out perhaps?

    It would be good to know up front where something is actually coming from if it’s going to take longer than 3 weeks to receive. There are some items I don’t mind waiting for but I like the option of deciding that for myself. Most people don’t read the descriptions thoroughly enough or look at shipping times and the odd dollar amounts or shipping method (small packet) to figure out their item is coming from Kingdom Come. And then they complain.

    It’s something at least but its effectiveness remains to be seen. I’ve reported many listings that say US but shipping from Asia or the Ukraine. It’s irritating that nothing gets done. Multi channel sellers aren’t the problem, it’s the dishonest folk out there, as usual, making it harder for everyone.

  5. There are many people who are unhappy when they buy an item through Ebay but get it dropshipped through Amazon. I am one.
    I have no desire to support Amazon’s Wall Street-enabled drive to annihilate small business. I want nothing to do with it.

    Too many Ebay sellers do not disclose that they are dropshipping through Amazon. That is a problem.

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