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Can anyone explain this ebay policy - trying to sell a PCGS sample!

LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

"My friends who see my collection sometimes ask what something costs. I tell them and they are in awe at my stupidity." (Baccaruda, 12/03).I find it hard to believe that he (Trump) rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. (Putin 1/17) Gone but not forgotten. IGWT, Speedy, Bear, BigE, HokieFore, John Burns, Russ, TahoeDale, Dahlonega, Astrorat, Stewart Blay, Oldhoopster, Broadstruck, Ricko.

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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,322 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You lay with the dogs, you’re going to wake up with fleas. >:)

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    I’m guessing they think “Sample” means “Copy”.

    That's not actually a filter ebay uses. But someone could have flagged it.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,020 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @MFeld said:
    I’m guessing they think “Sample” means “Copy”.

    That's not actually a filter ebay uses. But someone could have flagged it.

    I wasn’t necessarily thinking of a filter.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @MFeld said:
    I’m guessing they think “Sample” means “Copy”.

    That's not actually a filter ebay uses. But someone could have flagged it.

    I wasn’t necessarily thinking of a filter.

    That's usually one of two ways they find problem listings: word filters and 3rd party reporting.

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    People constantly complain about what gets listed on eBay. eBay tries to do something about it. Complaints ensue.

    Is that about right?

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:
    People constantly complain about what gets listed on eBay. eBay tries to do something about it. Complaints ensue.

    Is that about right?

    The execution is what matters, "Trying" doesn't count for much.

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2023 6:01PM

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @MasonG said:
    People constantly complain about what gets listed on eBay. eBay tries to do something about it. Complaints ensue.

    Is that about right?

    The execution is what matters, "Trying" doesn't count for much.

    So they should stop trying?

    edited to add... Because whatever they do, it's going to be automated, and therefore imperfectly implemented. Listings are not going to be reviewed by human beings before they go live no matter what anyone would like to have happen.

    edited once again... The message in the alert in the first post looks suspiciously like it was based on some sort of contact eBay received from the Bank of Canada. It might be helpful to know what that might have been as it likely had something to do with how eBay responded to the issue. JMO...

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,845 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2023 6:11PM

    There is a word in the title (which you do not show) that they do not like. I have not had problems selling sample slabs in the category of the coin. Maybe the initials RCNA ? All of mine have been USA, maybe Canadian Mint has more pull with eBay.

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2023 6:18PM

    @davewesen said:
    There is a word in the title (which you do not show) that they do not like. I have not had problems selling sample slabs in the category of the coin. Maybe the initials RCNA ? All of mine have been USA, maybe Canadian Mint has more pull with eBay.

    It is a word he used as I've run into a similar message before. Words like "replica" or "reproduction" sometimes bring up a flag depending on the category. I have not seen "sample" trigger anything but maybe in combination with something in the Canadian category it does.

    @Lakesammman what was your title?

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did a test case.

    This title gave me the same error code as the OP:

    This one let me list the item:

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG I agree with some of your points, but I don't want to derail this thread so I'm going to reply in another thread that I bump and tag you in.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like the wording in the title caused the rejection. Reword or call customer service for clarification. Cheers, RickO

  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,880 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2023 9:34AM

    Good luck...
    Bots strike again

  • Piano1Piano1 Posts: 233 ✭✭✭

    Hope this isn't "derailing" the topic. Some years ago, I listed a SEGS coin on E-Bay; unaware of the rule that the initials SEGS can not appear in the photo. If I recall correctly, I was dutifully and politely notified that the listing "didn't pass muster" and it was pulled. OK. I'm good with that., having had a prior unfortunate experience with SEGS. However, if you search SEGS now on E-Bay, listings abound. Did the rule change allowing SEGS listings on eBay?

    I can't understand why the 2015 Canada half was "banned" either, Lakesammman.

    Piano1

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:
    You lay with the dogs, you’re going to wake up with fleas. >:)

    I call it fleaBay for a reason

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Piano1 said:
    Hope this isn't "derailing" the topic. Some years ago, I listed a SEGS coin on E-Bay; unaware of the rule that the initials SEGS can not appear in the photo. If I recall correctly, I was dutifully and politely notified that the listing "didn't pass muster" and it was pulled. OK. I'm good with that., having had a prior unfortunate experience with SEGS. However, if you search SEGS now on E-Bay, listings abound. Did the rule change allowing SEGS listings on eBay?

    I can't understand why the 2015 Canada half was "banned" either, Lakesammman.

    Piano1

    That's not quite the rule.

    https://www.ebay.com/help/policies/prohibited-restricted-items/collectible-currency-policy?id=4337

    What is the policy?
    Listings for graded coins and currency must have been graded by an eBay-approved company such as NGC, PCGS, ANACS, ICG, PMG, or Legacy Currency Grading
    Listings for ungraded coins and currency or raw currency:
    Must not include a non-approved grading company, numeric grade or estimated value anywhere in the listing and can't show an image of the item in a graded holder if the image shows a grade
    Must include photos of the front and back of the actual item for sale (stock photos are not allowed)
    Must have a starting, reserve, or Buy It Now price of less than $2,500

    This is why people show full holder pictures but mask the grade.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Relisted it as a US 50c Sample and it quickly sold. :D Did include RCNA in the title.

    Didn't have "replica" or anything similar in the original listing.

    "My friends who see my collection sometimes ask what something costs. I tell them and they are in awe at my stupidity." (Baccaruda, 12/03).I find it hard to believe that he (Trump) rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. (Putin 1/17) Gone but not forgotten. IGWT, Speedy, Bear, BigE, HokieFore, John Burns, Russ, TahoeDale, Dahlonega, Astrorat, Stewart Blay, Oldhoopster, Broadstruck, Ricko.
  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,545 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Try listing it as a Junior Sample!
    :)

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.

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