Here is another seller that claims he got no warning that his eBay selling privileges were about to be permanently suspended.
In this webcast interview John from Windy City Authentics (WindyCityAuthentic eBay ID) tells me he got no warning he was about to get the bums rush from his eBay selling slot. But the canned response email he received said he would still be able to buy. He says there is no appeal process, and support reps will not tell him the reason he was given a permanent selling suspension.
Personally i feel eBay has raised the bar too high for small sellers. It’s nearly impossible to compete with the Diamond Top Rated PowerSellers.
It’s obvious that eBay is weeding out small sellers thinking the big guys will be less problems and earn them more money. But on the other hand it don’t make any sense to toss money into the trash. And in John’s case that averaged between $3-5k per month.
Another dirty little eBay secret i have read about is, other TRS use unlinked buying accounts to neg small sellers and file claims with eBay. They do this to steal an item to resell and at the same time get their competition suspended.
John also told me that eBay was preventing sellers with selling sanctions from posting on their forums. Guess all the noise with Charlie had something to do with that.
Update 01/14/2013: Windy City Authentic’s eBay sellers account has been reinstated.
John shared this info with me: If you were suspended between Nov 22nd-Dec 12th its likely it was due to their guardrail glitch. THE ONLY WAY a seller is going to get back on eBay is to contact one of the seller protection team members through eBay’s community account suspension area. You can send a private email to one of the team members with the blue icon. You will not be able to get reinstated by calling in. The customer service reps are not allowed to tell you anything or make changes to your accounts. ONLY the seller protection team. After your email is sent to one of the team members it shouldn’t take more than 3 days unless you actually were suspended by fault.
John, good luck with your eBay business. And my sincerest best wishes.
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Doc started documenting this situation after being attacked on YouTube. Nasty comments were placed on his videos and he was sent threatening vulgar pm's. It appears a group that calls themselves Team eBay headed up by Joseph DeMarco an eBay top rated seller is behind these acts of YouTube cyber terrorism archived on this website. It is also alleged that Lithium Technologies Inc is manipulating the message using SuperFans defending their client eBay Inc. So the big question remains: Is eBay INC trying to kill TWO Critics with one stone?
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