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eBay is out of black list

submitted on June 25, 2010 by YanBz in "Buxr Website / Contests", last updated on October 5, 2010 by Solstice
Alright, now that Buxr is not a mess any longer I have some good news for you for a change! Wink

I removed eBay from the black list. You are welcome to submit eBay products and coupons under certain restrictions. The products must be Buy Now auctions from reputable sellers. It either has to be the name we know (like Buy.com) or a seller with 99% (or higher) 6-digit positive feedback.

The goal is to limit low value deals or deals with unknown value which is the case when the price is not fixed. Also, to avoid scam which can be the case when the seller is little known.
 

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  • 67957
    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on June 25, 2010
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    Great!
  • 67971
    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on June 25, 2010
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    Yan, can members safely assume that a "reasonable" stock amount should be listed, and if so what would be that reasonable cutoff point?

    Example: No listings where only a few are available.
  • 67975
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on June 25, 2010
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    Good point and the submitter probably needs to keep this in mind. It is hard to set a specific amount though because it depends on the item offered for sale. E.g. 25 could be reasonable for a laptop but not for a smaller electronics item like a sudoku game.
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    • midget
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      Posted by midget on June 25, 2010
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      Ok, but here's another point. This seller says limited quantity but doesn't state exactly how many units that means.
      It could mean 1 or 100.

      Some people state limited quantity as a selling point. If I say that i have only a few than maybe more people will be inclined to purchase the item right away thinking it will sell out quickly.

      I agree that if a seller has only one or two of an item than it shouldn't be listed but i've also seen regular stores we list here that have limited quantites of an item and it was never an issue. When it sold out on regular store sites we just expired the deal.

      I think because of the nature of what ebay is rules should be applied though.

      P.S I'm not trying to defend the sodoku listing. I'm strictly trying to make a point.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on June 26, 2010
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      Looking at the soduku listing, it so far sold 730 games today - you can see this info on the right hand side. These are so called $5 Fridays at eBay and they always come in volume. On the other hand they are heavily advertised and so sell out fairly quickly.

      http://deals.ebay.com/

      I am worried about limited quantity auctions that only have a small number of items for sale and can sell out fast and suddenly as a surge of shoppers happens for one or another reason. You (and admins) will have to use your judgment to review these auctions on a case per case basis and decide which one is worth posting. I don't see how there could be a universal rule...
  • 68080
    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on June 26, 2010
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    FYI: There will never be a good reason to neglect including an expiration date on a E-Bay post.

    Since "But It Now" offers are not permitted, that means any E-Bay post will have it prominently listed on the purchase page. Forgetting it is tantamount to admitting that you have no eyeballs.

    If you forget it, I might just have to haul out the "Epic Fail Badge" and dust it off for application. Big Grin

    (Reference) http://www.buxr.com/topic/i-ve.....-buxr_1806
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on June 26, 2010
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      Wow, I muddled that comment all up. Clearly its time for me to go to bed.

      Just ignore it, my wording is all wrong for what I wanted to convey.

      Just remember to apply the date if its listed on the e-Bay offer.
  • 96081
    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on January 13, 2011
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    Bumping this topic as a reminder regarding guidelines for eBay submissions.

    Its gotten buried under six months of other topics and we have many new members and returnees.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 19, 2011
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      Heads up because there are good daily deals at Ebay!
  • 96095
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 13, 2011
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    Thats great news because I'm an Ebaynut too!
  • 98269
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 22, 2011
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    Good deals on Ebay today! Mr Green
  • 98606
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 23, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Today is another good deal day! Check it out!

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