Ebay Selling Restriction Placed - Any Help???

  1. HI GIRLS / GUYS,

    I AM A NEW TPF MEMBER BUT NOT REALLY NEW TO THE WORLD OF FANTASTIC ACCESSORIES AS I AM A FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, MORE INFO ON ME HERE:

    I SOMETIMES SELL BAGS THAT ARE USED IN SHOOTS ON eBay, AND I HAD A GUCCI BAG UP, COMPLETELY AUTHENTIC FROM GUCCI. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE AUCTION I ADDED THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE:
    Status Luxury Bags are objects to which a set of unspoken but powerful associations is attached, such as Benz automobile or the Hermes bag. Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and Christian Dior are among many designers that make these types of bags.

    LVMH CONTACTED eBay AND ASKED THEM TO REMOVE MY LISTING BECAUSE I HAD MENTIONED THIER BRAND NAME, EVEN THOUGH ITWAS NOT IN COMPARISON OR REFERENCE THE THE AUTHENTIC ITEM I AM SELLING.

    NOW, I HAVE SOLD COUNTLESS AUTHENTIC ITEMS BEFIORE WITH NO COMPLAINT BUT THEY HAVE RESTRICTED MY SELLING SO I CAN ONLY LIST CERTAIN ITEMS.

    WHAT DO I DO??? IS THERE ANY OTHER PLACE OR AUCTION SITE TO LIST AUTHENTIC ITEMS FOR SAKE AS I AM TRYING TO CLEAR OUR OUR FASHION CUPBOARDS???
     
  2. I don't really know of anywhere else you can sell that would get you the kind of $$ eBay would. I would probably just contact eBay and ask them what you need to do to get the restriction lifted.
     
  3. Status Luxury Bags are objects to which a set of unspoken but powerful associations is attached, such as Benz automobile or the Hermes bag. Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and Christian Dior are among many designers that make these types of bags.

    I don't think you can add this ~ you would have to go on the ebay site trust and safety section and look up Spam policy ~ from what I have read you can't add all these signatures just the one your selling. This is just what I see wrong and who knows I could be wrong!! Linda

     
  4. You broke eBay's rule about keyword spamming. Go to the eBay forums/sellers division and start reading. Read your terms of agreement as well. Contact eBay to work on getting your ban removed.

    EBay is a business, it follows general business principles - and it isn't allowed (on eBay) to put extraneous search terms for famous brands in your ads in order to get someone to look at your thing for sale.

    How do you know if was LV who contacted eBay? Other eBayers report for this all the time! If it was LV who contacted eBay, it could be more serious than just keyword spamming and take longer to get your account back.

    Start a new account?
     
  5. THANKS GUYS,

    I know it was LVMH that cantacted Ebay because EBAY told me, and I contacted LVMH for clarification. They explained about spamming and I had no idea I was doing it and agreed not to do it again. Does that justify restricting my account to the kind of things I can sell?? Basically LVMH and Dior is sueing EBAY for around Euro: 37 Million combined for selling fake goods, so I think they are extra careful when dealing with LVMH.

    Ebay are extremely crypitive and not helpful in the way they lay out thier rules. If someone makes a mistake (Appart from counterfiet goods) then explain to them, restricting my account is pathetic, but I am on email dialogue with them...
     
  6. Theres nothing you can do, except abide by ebays rules. Get used to it, ebay is cracking down on everyone.
     
  7. Naaah, Ebay is cracking down on everyone AUTHENTIC - Its a Havan for Counterfieters!
     
  8. Sad, but true. But if you just stick to describing the items in question, you shouldn't have a problem. Definitely contact eBay to find out when (or if) your account will be reinstated.
     
  9. My account was suspended for basically the same thing ~ your lucky yours is just a restriction. It happened this past Friday ~ I feel lost!! They are cracking down though this pass month. I have heard alot of sellers having problems ~ stick to the subject of what your selling and you will be safe

    Linda
     
  10. THANKS GUYS - Gett a bit sick on them. My account working but I am not allowed to Sell LVMH or DIOR Items, I think!!! Not quite sure, but I am in contact with Ebay trying to appeal....
     
  11. I read your thread - thats sooo bad - what you going to do? Did'nt you have live over 2000+ feedback ??
     
  12. I sell beauty products on ebay and was selling a product that I said- this has been described by the beauty press as "...the next best thing to botox, without using needles..." (which I knew had been written in a newspaper, because I had said it to a beauty editor in an interview!), but even though my statement was factual it wasn't allowed to use it because I used the word botox without permission and it is a trade mark. They took the listing down, and I relisted it with that sentence omitted. I think if you change your wording, so these other brands are not mentioned, you should be fine.
     
  13. Yes I did have 2250 ~ never had a problem. I had a bag up for auction that stated kate spade on the outside label. I said in auction that I was not familar with KS and unsure ~ I never used it in my title. ~ pulled and my whole account suspended. I was just shocked when I logged on. I tried calling with no luck so i just faxed what they needed. If alot of sellers are having problems it will be a long time for me. I have alot of bags too!
     
  14. If we know we are in the right, then we should just stick together, maybe we can come up with something!
     
  15. I am supsended too, 100 percent feedback on authentic chanel and hermes

    They dont care, vuitton and dior have got them really worried I mean e bay have to PAY OUT MONEY, huh!!
    there not going to like that!! big fatcats clandestine cowards

    I dont know if I am allowed to mention the other designer handbag auction site just started up I think its the way forward small specialist sites
    sorry to hear your news but its happenening to so many honest sellers and YEP, the result is the fakers are having a field day getting double what they would normally get for a fake
    madness really all of it