Ebay rant

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Beltaine, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Beltaine

    Beltaine Newbie

    Jun 17, 2006
    Long time lurker here. Coming out of my lurking closet to rant about Ebay.

    A few months ago, I bought an M3 miniSD with a 1gb miniSD card off Ebay. Cool deal, got it cheap.

    I've since bought a DS Lite and a Supercard Lite because I'm anal about things not being flush.

    So... I put my M3 and miniSD card up on Ebay. Even made a point to pitch it as a MOVIE player, mentioning nothing about commercial ROMs. 6 hours later, I get an email that my listing was removed because it's hardware that allows copyright violation, blah blah blah.

    So, out of curiosity, I look to see if anyone else is selling M3's. Found 4 listings. 1 of them even clearly stating it plays commercial ROMs.

    So, I figure maybe it's because I'm in the US and these listing are from HK or something. Nope, all are in the US.

    How is it these clowns can sell them, but I can't?

  2. Wacko`

    Wacko` Advanced Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Bah [​IMG] Though, honestly, ebay isnt the right place to buy or sell flashcarts.
  3. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Damn, there goes my plan on selling my M3 CF on ebay and getting a smaller model.... or is CF still the most reliable version out there? What's the SD/micro SD like?
  4. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2002
    Bleh. To my knowledge the messages and removal of listings is done automatically via a basic keyword search... in the past I've had perfectly legitimate DVDs and games taken down for no reason at all! But with "dodgy" stuff sometimes you'll get lucky and sometimes you won't. Just relist it again, put it up for a smaller amount of time, have a buy it now or say you are open to offers etc... another tip is to write your description in a paint program and save as a gif that way the search bots won't come across anything lol. =)
  5. zone97

    zone97 GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 16, 2005
    United States
    Eastern Time zone
    Sold mine on ebay.. No one gave me any problems.
  6. Mucuna

    Mucuna GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 28, 2006
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    A DVD Recorder is hardware that allows copyright violation, and there is no problem selling them on ebay.

    Anyway, how much for your M3?:-)
  7. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    Oct 26, 2002
    Sell it to me for £10 and you've got a deal [​IMG]
  8. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    We don't allow sales on GBAtemp.
    If you want to sell your M3 or anything, use another site.

    Mucuna: please ask your question again by PM. Not in public, thanks.

  9. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    Oct 24, 2002
    I think a complaint email is needed! I've seen lots and lots of them on ebay, specially on the asian ebays.
  10. Mucuna

    Mucuna GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 28, 2006
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sorry... [​IMG]

    Said that for the joke, not for the business...
  11. HugeCock

    HugeCock Oh My....

    Jul 5, 2006
    United States
    I have sold plenty on ebay,
    I am a software developer getting rid of my M3 GBA / DS dev kit. This is a great device for anyone looking to start programming. Item is used but in great condition.

    List under DS accessories. not other just choose one like battery pack. Usually people know what they are looking for so half the time you dont even need to list a description cause anyone who know what a M3 is is looking for a M3.
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