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Ebay removing bottles ?

Postby adogranonthepitch » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:14 pm

there seems to be no pattern to ebay removing bottles.

some have said dont mention the alcohol %

should you cut and paste the standard paragraphs (although that isnt always a guaranteed way to keep the bottles on)

Has anyone spotted a pattern to the bottles that get removed and ones that dont?

Is there any golden do's or donts?
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:32 am

The main one is specify that it is a collectable and not for consumption.

Basically Ebay states...

eBay does not permit the sale of alcoholic beverages, except for certain sales of collectable containers. Further, non-UK members may not conduct alcohol sales with any eBay member residing in the United Kingdom.

Breaches of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

Listing cancellation

Limits on account privileges

Account suspension

Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

Loss of PowerSeller status



However ebay permits the sale of ...

Collectable Containers
eBay will permit sales of unopened collectable containers that still contain alcohol as long as each of the following conditions are met:

The value of the listed item is in the collectable container, not its contents. Thus bottles of wine are not permitted because their value is based on the wine in the bottle, and not the bottle itself.

The listing description should state that the container has not been opened, but that any incidental contents are not intended for consumption.

The item must not be available at any retail outlet, and the container must have a value that substantially exceeds the current retail price of the alcohol in the container.

Sellers should take steps to ensure that the buyer of these collectables is of lawful age in the buyer and seller's jurisdiction (generally 18 years old in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 21 years old in the US).

Buyers and sellers must ensure that the sale complies with all applicable laws and delivery regulations in carrying out the transaction.


See here

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/alcohol.html

You can cut and paste this and place it at the end of your advertised item.
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Postby hpulley » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:40 pm

This also seems to indicate that you'd have no recourse if your purchased "collectable container" arrived with tea inside instead of whisky. After all, it would be as advertised...

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Postby Ardbeg311 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:29 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:.... Further, non-UK members may not conduct alcohol sales with any eBay member residing in the United Kingdom.



What about if you are a United Kingdom member conducting business with a non-UK member? While we can't sell to you, can you sell to us?

Do you know if this applies to non-Germany members trying to bid on bottles in Germany??
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:45 pm

hpulley wrote:This also seems to indicate that you'd have no recourse if your purchased "collectable container" arrived with tea inside instead of whisky. After all, it would be as advertised...

Harry


I too have always wondered about that one. :o Buyer Beware! Fortunately, I suspect that most are decent folk trying to get rid of some unwanted bottles or are selling to have some much needed cash.
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:18 am

Also some sellers rat out other sellers to ebay so that their own bottles will command higher prices.

The madness continues.......
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Postby adogranonthepitch » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:53 am

just had 4 minis removed .......

:evil:

is there any truth in this other ebayers removing offending bottles to get theirs topbilling?
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Postby corbuso » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:37 am

Ebay UK is quite tough.
Using any other European Ebay site (e.g., ebay.de), you never have any problems and can sell everywhere, including to UK.
However, Ebay UK is very strict and remove often the bottles. Sounds sometimes that they are only allowing UK-only.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:41 am

In all fairness to Ebay they do have to follow all local laws but it is very hit and miss.... we all flout it if we can ...
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:34 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:just had 4 minis removed .......

:evil:

is there any truth in this other ebayers removing offending bottles to get theirs topbilling?



this used to be the case as they would only remove bottles that were reported by other members, if this is still the case i can say for sure.
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