There has been many changes over the years to the online market ebay. My parents once bought there, maybe yours did to? I can remember a time, when anything you could ever want or need, could be bought on ebay and delivered to your front door. My parents bought everything on ebay, frozen meat,cannned vegtables, coffee, coffee cream,clothes,shoes, household items really everything.
We had steak from Nebraska, sausage from New York, and clothing from California. E books, recipes, halloween costumes, and every kind of electronics ever made. Every day was like Christmas, new packages every day. Whatever you could think of, you could get it on ebay.
But what a difference a decade makes! With everything that has been banned, prohibited or simply not allowed, many things will never be found again. What began as one big flea market, has turned into a site, no one really knows anymore. There was a time, not to long ago, when you never needed to leave home, just shop on ebay.
The growth of the site was unbelievable, below is a chart showing the growth of each catagory, for the years between 2008 and 2010. The years before this, we also really good for growth of the site. In the early days, there were so many sellers, that ebay could treat them as badly as they wanted, and 10 more sellers would take the place of one.
Jan 26, 2008
April 2, 2010
Business & Industrial
Cameras & Photo
Cell Phones & Accessories
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
Coins & Paper Money
Computers & Networking
Consumer Electronics(Now Electronics)
Dolls & Bears
DVDs & Movies
Health & Beauty
Home & Garden
Jewelry & Watches
Pet Supplies(Added as Top-Level Category in 6/09)
Pottery & Glass
Sports Memorabilia, Cards & Fan Shop
Toys & Hobbies
It was just a couple weeks ago, I learned the catagory I sold in would be eliminated, and everything I sell prohibited. The banning of spells, readings, haunted items, will take effect the first week in September. These items are only added to the growing list of things you cannot sell on ebay.
So, my parents can't buy Steak from Nebraska anymore, or sausage from New York, or much of anything unless its clothing, shoes, or maybe some used panties for the pervert neighbor. Or how about a dildo? For grandma? If you guessed you can not buy dildos, you would guess wrong. Dildo's are allowed, and so are someones dirty underwear. Or the face of jesus in a piece of toast? yes thats just fine, list it and sell it. And even some dirty socks for the person with the foot fetish.
Now, this is where the story gets even better, when I was fist informed I could no longer sell spells, readings on ebay, the customer service rep, tells me the reason is that ebay wants to change its image! This has to be a joke right? He tells me, "we do not want to be a flea market anyone" Really, then what is the new image, a porn shop for perverts?
So, if you want to know how to make or do anything, its not allowed, not even grandma's cake recipe, but you can buy a pink dildo. So, I can't sell you a spell or psychic reading on ebay after September 2012, but I can sell you someones dirty underwear for you pleasure.
In the mist of the craziness, are the rules for top rated sellers, if you want to be a top rated seller, you have to accept refunds, and thats ok, because when someone returns the new panties they just bought, after they wore them, you can just resell them!
And you must have a one day handling time, thats right, even if you live 30 miles from the closest ups drop off, it does not matter, 1 day.
Forgive me for the tone of this post, but to me, it makes no sense whatsoever. What kind of logic allows for the sale of dirty socks and underwear, and prohibits spells and readings? Ebay is claiming, there is no way to verify if a spell was cast or not. But, how does ebay know the underwear sold were really dirty, like the seller promised?
Below is a list of banned and prohibited or restricted items on ebay. You will notice "used clothing", this is a restricted item, because it has to be sold in the "adult section of ebay", thats right they have a special place for your dirty underwear, and its ok, no problem.
Some of the items on the list, are a no brainer, like drugs, wine, etc. But some are just unbelievable. And now you can add, spells, readings, psychic,haunted dolls, potions, most all of anything that deals with magic. But you can still get a astrology reading, do figure?
In five years I do wonder if anything will be left there you can really sell?
Airline and Transit Related Items
Alcohol (also see Wine)
Animals and Wildlife Products
Brand Name Misuse
Catalytic Converters and Test Pipes
Charity or Fundraising Listings
Compilation and Informational Media
Contracts and Tickets
Counterfeit Currency and Stamps
Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia
Embargoed Goods and Prohibited Countries
Encouraging Infringement Policy
Faces, Names and Signatures
Firearms, Ammunition, Replicas, and Militaria
Freon and Other Refrigerants
Government IDs and Licenses
Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Items
Human Parts and Remains
Importation of Goods into the United States
International Trading – Buyers
International Trading – Sellers
Mailing Lists and Personal Information
Mod Chips, Game Enhancers, and Boot Discs
Multi-level Marketing, Pyramid and Matrix Programs
Plants and Seeds
Prescription Drugs and Devices
Replica and Counterfeit Items
Satellite and Cable TV Descramblers
Stocks and Other Securities
Weapons & Knives
Wine (also see Alcohol)