|Thu Sept 29 2016 20:23:31|
eBay Worried about Off-Site Sales?
By: Ina Steiner
It looks like eBay is concerned about sellers taking transactions off of eBay, but it offended some sellers when it tried to crack down this week.
A seller forwarded us an email they received from eBay that started out, "We have observed activity on your account indicating that you may be in violation of our "Offers to Buy or Sell Outside of eBay" policy."
The subject of the email certainly got sellers to take notice: "Attention: "Offers to buy or sell outside of eBay" policy violation detected."
The EcommerceBytes reader said it was a "definite cause for concern because we try to comply with all the rules."
When another seller complained on the eBay weekly chat session on Wednesday, saying they were "pretty annoyed at the moment," Jim "Griff" Griffith apologized and advised the seller to ignore the email.
We're not sure how many sellers received the email or what prompted some sellers to get the warning, but we'd love to hear what readers think.
And - are there ever times you take a transaction off-eBay?