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Mon Feb 6 2023 10:44:20

eBay Prevents UK Seller from Listing in Jewelry and Watches

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
eBay is systematically removing seller's listings from the Jewelry and Watches division. Right now, only sellers from UK are on the selling page with postage at about $20.00 a transaction.

eBay does not realize that sellers are also buyers. I have closed my stores and will save $21.95 per month for each store. No need to have a store if eBay will not let us sell our products.

Anyone foolish enough to open a selling account on eBay should investigate why eBay has teamed with manufacturers to remove our listings which to me is a breach of contract no matter what the small writing says ... Read More

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Thu Feb 2 2023 15:21:36

Etsy Sellers Stuck When It Comes to Their Shop Legacy

By: Reader

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Dear Ina, 
I have been selling on Etsy for 10 years. I would like to sell my business and retire. I just found out that Etsy will not allow the transfer of ownership. If I sell to another person, they would have to open a new shop, which defeats the purpose of buying an existing company like mine. 

If I were unable to run my shop, and wanted to have my children take over the business, it would have to remain in my name, my bank account, and the 1099k would be issued to me.

I was told by Etsy that if they found out ... Read More

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Mon Jan 30 2023 22:50:37

Will eBay International Shipping Lead to Suspensions?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I was just opted into eBay's new international delivery (the replacement for the Global Shipping Program). 

While many of my items that are ineligible for international shipping accurately show that, there are quite a few that show international options that should NOT be eligible to ship out of the states.

I've even had a bot remove one and send me a warning. 

The thing is, you cannot toggle a button to "opt out" of the new program on single items. They are all automatically opted in. 

So we offer NO international options, and are still getting items removed for offering the eBay international program, that we CANNOT opt out ... Read More

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Sun Jan 29 2023 15:01:08

Amazon Forces Seller to Lower Prices - Is It Legal?

By: Reader


Dear Ina,
I've been selling on Amazon for quite a few years. In the past several months I have seen a significant uptick in emails from Amazon notifying me that one of my listings has been deactivated due to a pricing error.

These darn things are very annoying. Most times they won't reactivate my listing until my new items are priced below the used items which makes no sense at all. I've even had times where my price was not the highest price on the listing and yet I'm the one that is told to adjust my pricing.

The icing on the cake was one I got ... Read More

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Thu Jan 26 2023 21:50:33

Canadian Seller Needs Help with eBay Collection of GST

By: Reader


Dear Ina,
I have a question regarding eBay's processing of sales taxes collected by them on sales to buyers in Canada.

I have a Canadian registered GST/HST (Goods & Services Tax) number, which eBay shows on my listings. 

According to the Canadian government's GST Technical Support, eBay is to provide me with the sales tax they collect (and charge fees to my eBay account).

My payouts show my receiving only the sales amount and shipping, net of all fees....i.e. no sales tax component. 

eBay CSRs have no clue regarding this. Any idea where I can get help?

Note from the Editor: For your information, eBay Canada has a help ... Read More

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