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
- 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
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.