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17 July 2002, 05:28
Looks like eBay is cancelling massive quantity disk auctions (probably for copyright reasons). So, if anyone has any large lots to sell, I'm looking for arround 200 or maybe more.
17 July 2002, 05:34
Interesting, I'll have a look see ;)
17 July 2002, 19:36
Where do they say they're stopping these auctions? Are we required now to reformat every disk?
I was planning to auction about 500 junky disks I got from a guy who sold me a broken A2000 HD. They are really in sad shape and most of them are application data and games, and many of them don't work at all. But I hoped I could get a few $$$ to offset my loss on the A2000.
Then again, the guy who bought the 400 game "backups" from me turned right around and sold them on eBay as if they were practically originals. He even provided a complete pick list of titles. At least I had the restraint to say they were games, that's all. ;) 3
17 July 2002, 20:10
Can you say greedy :sad
18 July 2002, 01:47
I'm not sure of the full reason. I had a couple of bids (not selling) on some of the auctions and I got this letter saying the auctions were violating eBay pollicy. I have the exact text at home still I'll post later. Wierd thing is I still see the non-US auctions going.
18 July 2002, 01:56
Probably because Americans are such tight-asses?
I dont think it's anything against disks alone, but they migt have found out that there were pirate copies in there or something. I dont know, like if any company is going to care, but ebay are , as twistin says, real tight asses :P
18 July 2002, 11:36
They won't even allow you to use words like Promo. My ex-roomie is big on ebay selling and he has to carefully word selling promo-singles (records) and things like that. Ebay gets more ultra conservative every day about what is allowed. I had a hunch it was only a matter of time before they cracked down. The MPAA of the online auction world...
18 July 2002, 20:45
Yes this maybe why they are doing it, but another point is that they are simply covering their collective asses due to the litigious nature of the US of A :sad
You also cant write Sega and Import in the same auction :P If you carefully select yru words you can sell almost anything.
19 July 2002, 20:28
Maybe I could still auction if I wrote it this way:500 3 1/2" floppy disks, apparently from the Amiga computer. I cannot say whether these are blank or not. Sold AS-IS.Of course nobody would buy these for more than $10 but how could eBay stop this?
19 July 2002, 21:31
Well they could be real assholes and say you can't sell any floppys regardless of wording :rolleyes
I'd say that the "I cannot say if they are blank or not" part would make the auction cancelled, because it's over the borderline.
20 July 2002, 08:05
I assume that EBay are clamping down but via automated means - searching for keywords etc rather than a human actually reading each ad. So could you fool EBay by splitting up vital words with spaces, a deliberate but small spelling mistake, writing out words rather than numbers, an extra hyphen etc?
eg. "Five hund-red Commodore Amiga disks, split is approx 90% games and 10% utilities, includes rare gems like Yogi's Great Escape and Speedball 2"
Something like that would surely not be picked up as anything suspicious would it?
If the process is automated, yes it would pass through I suppose!
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