Flashed DS banned on ebay?

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  1. Harsky
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    So I figured it's time to off load my DS on ebay. But then I got wondering. Does Ebay ban flashed DS? All I know is that flashed DS always seems to be worth just a little but more than unflashed ones but if that's the case, then ebay should be flooded with them. Does that mean they're being cracked down? Or should I just sell my DS without mentioning it's been flashed?
     
  2. hanman

    hanman I'm a pretty lucky guy

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    why not try it both ways? if you say it's flashed, and it gets pulled, then just do it again without mentioning it.
     
  3. Harsky
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    I'm just worried that they'll ban my ebay account for doing that.
     
  4. jtroye32

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    why don't you just e-mail and ask them? i wouldn't list it and not mention it's flashed though.. when the buyer finds out they might complain to e-bay about a false listing.
     
  5. hanman

    hanman I'm a pretty lucky guy

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    surely they would give you a warning before canceling your account...
     
  6. Mewgia

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    I think that you should unflash your DS first, because yes, it might get pulled for being flashed. Flashing your DS could violate intellectual rights or something, which eBay does not want any part of. To be safe, unflash first and don't mention it in the auction.
     
  7. Harsky
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    Isn't that like buying a PS2 and discovering it's chipped? Granted a flashed DS isn't a cool discovery as that but would people actually complain?
     
  8. j5c077

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    yeah, a friend of mine once bought a ps2 to later discover it was chipped

    i really dont think ebay will drop the auction because you are not selling any copies of games with it, but its possibly since it is a means to play copied games. ebay once dropped a flash cart auction i had. all they do is give you a little warning, but your account won't be banned or anything.
     
  9. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    I've tried advertising a Flashed DS Lite on eBay. It got pulled.

    To be honest, I don't think you're going to get too much for a flashed system anyways, as with the cards that are out right now, everyone and their brothers can use them to easily flash their system within a couple minutes.

    Regards.
     
  10. Harsky
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    Oh well, I remember seeing that you only going to get maybe £5-10 extra and that's hardly worth the bother. I seriously can't be bothered unflashing it now so if I feel like it, I'll just leave it there and let the person found out themselves
     
  11. cheesyPOOF5

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    Not true. I bought an item from a guy, he e-mailed Ebay asking for my contact information, and without warning my account got a 1 year suspension.
     
  12. lagman

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    1 year? Was you buying babys? [​IMG]
     
  13. cheesyPOOF5

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    A t-shirt... [​IMG]
     
  14. Harsky
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    If it's a t-shirt where it features a bunch of communist leaders in a party.... I WANT ONE.
     
  15. cheesyPOOF5

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    Yes, the t-shirt was made of the remains of people killed in the holocaust.
     
  16. nintendofreak

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    Ive tried selling a olde XG flash Gba cart, and they just pulled it off because it could be used for piracy.... But they didnt ban me or cancel the account, they just pulled it off [​IMG]

    I would list it, and just put "Flashed" in the listing name, and say that it is Flashed in the listing, but dont explain what that means, ppl buying it will know! [​IMG]
     
  17. Rayder

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    Hmm....so they'll pull an auction for flashcarts or flashed DS's, but they let people sell "the amazing cardboard box" and empty console packaging and pictures of cell phones for full price as well as folders for your PC.


    All hail the amazing logic of eBay. [​IMG]
     
  18. oofrost

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    They will take down your auction promptly.