[CQ-Contest] Dealing with eBay

Joe Subich, K4IK k4ik at subich.com
Wed Feb 4 10:38:30 EST 2004

> From: Mike Gilmer - N2MG
> I clicked "Help" in their top menu, then "Contact Us" 
> in their left menu, then "Report a listing violation", 
> then "Prohibited (banned) items", then "Electronics".  
> Next I clicked the "Email" link under "Contact 
> Support:" at which point I had to log in and was then 
> presented with a form in which to enter the 
> questionable item numbers.
> Anyway, I got some kind of automated reply saying 
> they'd look into it.  We shall see.

Don't count on it ... I used to report every non-amateur 
amplifier that appeared on the site.  eBay has essentially 
taken the stand as long as the description says the amp 
is not legal for CB they will accept the listing on the 
grounds that it will be purchased by an amateur or 
commercial user for "legal" uses. 

eBay does not understand (or refuses to accept) the concept 
of FCC registration (and that any amplifier requires that 
registration number to be legal).  Unfortunately, the FCC 
does not monitor eBay (they will respond to complaints) 
and cannot react quickly enough to "catch" short duration 


   ... Joe, K4IK 

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