Woe to the eBay Vendor Whose Household Member Misbehaves

Expensive Ina,

My spouse and I’ve been eBay members for over 20 years, have 800+ optimistic feedbacks in every of our two accounts, no neutrals or unfavourable feedbacks. However lately eBay slapped promoting restrictions on our accounts for an “affiliation” with an account of our son, who’ve had points with a couple of patrons. 

We do not know the small print of that battle and don’t have anything to do with it. The one potential affiliation between his and our eBay actions may very well be that annually earlier than Christmas he and his household comes to go to us and he had logged into eBay from his laptop computer into his account.

We do not share passwords, financial institution or PayPal accounts, present tackle, cellphone numbers or anything that qualifies to be an “affiliation”. He lived with us years in the past when learning (at school).  Aside from title and that very outdated residence data there may be nothing to affiliate us on the eBay.

The eBay message about restrictions cited a “POSSIBILITY of circumventing” of eBay promoting guidelines, with none try to seek out out if any such exercise is definitely happening.

I’ve had an internet chat with an eBay restrictions enchantment group member, described the entire above and was assured that the restriction shall be lifted inside 5 to 10 minutes. It didn’t occur but after two days.

I’m wondering how authorized are this sort of eBay restriction practices when it comes to  presumptions of innocence till confirmed in any other case. I’ve examine related tales on-line and failed makes an attempt to resolve the difficulty by interesting.

Being in our 60s we’re promoting just some to a number of gadgets per thirty days that we do not want for no matter motive. It’s not affecting us cash sensible. Additionally the gadgets that we promote are fully completely different from what our son has in his eBay retailer.

So what are we responsible of and why it’s not possible for eBay to find out that the affiliation is extremely unlikely?

I’d admire your remark about this example and, presumably, spotlight this difficulty to the general public usually.

Finest regards,


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