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MaineJoe
 Hi all, I know this has been brought up before. Just wanted to make it a bit clearer for those who have opted into the eBay policy. First I would like to say, no one at ebay has clarified to me that you HAVE to opt in to it. My understanding is that it's in place to make the buying and payment process much easier. But as was talked about before, certain categories won't be available to sell under the new policy (see below). Now if you don't opt in and remain as you are now nothing changes except your payment process. Rather than the quick easy "click and pay", you are taken off the eBay site to make payment and returned back when completed.
 So below is the policy change and criteria contained:

What is the policy?

Sellers enrolled in managed payments are not allowed to list the following items:

  • Adult only items, including movies and video games
  • Auction services
  • Bullion
  • Coins & paper money
  • Gift cards & coupons
  • Lodging, timeshares, vacation packages, and car rentals
  • Memberships for campground and RV parks
  • Motor vehicles
  • Smoking cessation products including nicotine patches and gum
  • Tickets for travel, events, or experiences
  • Wine

Listings that don't follow these rules may be removed from the site or from search results. Other actions we may take include lowering a seller's rating, charging additional fees, limiting buying and selling privileges, or suspending an account.

As I said, no one at ebay has clarified. Asked directly if I would be punished or ban if I don't opt in the subject direction was changed. When asked directly about continuing to sell currency and not opting in, the policy guidelines were repeated. I then asked what I was to do with my business when they don't allow for the sales of coin and currency. Silence and a repeat of reading the policy guidelines.
 Anyone with any better ideas or information is more than welcome to comment. I'm just trying to plan ahead and get my ducks in a row. And no as I stated before, I have NOT opted into the plan.
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matarcat
I think you can't opt into the eBay managed payment until they notify you to do so.

Check this:
https://community.ebay.com/t5/Announcements/An-important-update-about-managed-payments/ba-p/31075695

Go to the bottom and click on ( click here to register for managed payments ) and it will show you that they are planning to have everyone in it by the end of the year.
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matarcat
Hopefully by the time they invite us to join all the restrictions will be gone.
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MaineJoe
@matarcat They have been pounding me for a couple weeks now to join, opt in. I'm being the stubborn or obstinate one and not doing it until I know everything is right. That's because once you're in you are stuck. Only way around it is to start all over new with a new pay account outside of eBay.
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MaineJoe
Also another snag that opting in does (at least for me). It cuts ties with reflecting your sales to PayPal. For me that's damaging because I use PayPal financial and they require direct data of sales to determine eligibility.
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matarcat
That is not good.
When they say they will have everyone in by the end of the year, does that mean we have to and can't just stay with PayPal?
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Numbersman
Keep in mind, this was back in Feb and they have yet to come up with a solve.....jump to 9:40......and be sure to go to Youtube to read the comments as well to get even more input..
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MaineJoe
@matarcat Oh you can stay with paypal. It's just that the eBay managed payment process only "quickly" processes orders of those who are in the managed payment. If you are out of it you end up getting sent off site to your pay site, do the process, click "pay", then go back to eBay and click finish payment. It's just a longer, sometimes more aggravating process. The managed payment process is much like the current day means of paying for your lunch with your phone, a swipe, click or touch and it's paid. They're looking at simplicity of payment for both buyer and seller. But at the same time taking advantage of any corner they can to gain on their end and push Paypal away.

 Has always humored me to hear when some company says they are reinforcing their base. That meaning they are filling their pockets as full as they can before the base crumbles. Diversification is the key to a long term structure and progress. But that method has long gone by these days. Seems more and more people and companies are in it for the $$ nothing else.
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