EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1120 - October 03, 2005     1 of 4

NARU eBay Seller Still Selling on Site

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An eBay member by the name of 2324charles has items up for sale even after he became NARU (Not a Registered User). eBay does not distinguish between members who have cancelled their membership and those whose membership have been suspended by eBay, but in either case, NARU members are not allowed to buy or sell on the site. (Trading partners cannot leave feedback for NARU members.)

2324charles, who registered 2 days ago on September 30, 2005, still has items that are viewable (

Ed Koon, who runs the Website to document problems he sees with trading on the eBay Motors site, informed AuctionBytes of the problem of NARU sellers' active listings. "Nobody is minding the store!" he said in an email.

He pointed to another NARU seller with active listings, paulhut7776. "Where is eBay while all this is going on? Out to lunch?"

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