on 14-03-2018 11:43 AM
on 14-03-2018 12:19 PM
Are you sure the email actually came from eBay and is not a phishing scam?
Log into your eBay account from a browser (not from any links in the email) and see if you have any notifications in your seller hub.
on 14-03-2018 12:34 PM
on 14-03-2018 12:35 PM
on 14-03-2018 1:19 PM
The American lady on phone confirmed that because I've had a few warnings in the past about Chinese goods I can no longer sell on eBay and need to find a new platform.
Can you elaborate on what those warnings were for?
There is nothing wrong with importing goods from China or any other LCC and listing them on eBay UK as long as the goods can legally be sold in the UK, do not infringe upon another's intellectual property and are listed for what they are (i.e. not passed off as being something they are not).
on 14-03-2018 1:32 PM
on 14-03-2018 1:49 PM
on 14-03-2018 1:51 PM
Thanks - I really wasn't trying to be flippant!
Can you not try to get someone from CS on the chat thing? I find it a bit off that they won't explain why they're banning you in any great detail.
on 14-03-2018 2:51 PM
Known as homage Watches, often brandless but I've not sold them for six months after the warning and have a good business in pre owned Swiss watches now.
Homage, replica, copy, counterfeit...It's really just semantics. None of these are allowed to be listed on eBay.
The punishment does seem a little harsh if you removed every offending listing as soon as you received the first warning, especially given the timescale involved. However, you surely must have realised you were going to be taking a risk selling these watches, regardless of the sales platform involved?
on 14-03-2018 2:54 PM
on 14-03-2018 2:55 PM
on 14-03-2018 4:48 PM
I only ever described them as Parnis, the brand they were.
Having Googled them it seems they are a brand that, quite literally, copies Rolex designs. Although they don't display the Rolex brand or logo anywhere on the watch it is quite clear they are near carbon copies of Rolex designs from side-by-side comparisons.
Imagine sourcing some half-decent Android hardware, packaging it in a case that is clearly a copy of the iPhone X design and selling it as a "Homage Smartphone". This would not be any different and would certainly have Apple Inc. pursuing you for intellectual property infringement.
I've not done anything other Ebayer's haven't. And the Chinese are still churning them out
I'm sure there are other eBay sellers still selling them. Maybe eBay will kick them off too or maybe they won't...I'm just pointing out that it is a fine line to walk.
on 14-03-2018 6:42 PM
on 14-03-2018 7:21 PM