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Old 01-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default Ebay selling limits

I received this email last week from ebay:

"Upon review of your recent selling performance and collective activity,
we have made the decision to place a selling limit on your account.

Some factors we considered when adjusting your selling limits include,
but may not be limited to:

- Concerns about rapid growth or a sudden increase in listing volume.

The selling limits have been adjusted so that we may assist you into
becoming a more successful seller. Please keep in mind that our goal is
to help you ensure that your selling activity is operating at an optimal
level. An ideal balance would allow you to sell at a comfortable
monthly volume while still being able to successfully provide a good
customer experience for your buyers.

Moving forward we ask that you focus on the following areas for

- Steady Growth. In order to help sellers become more successful, we
sometimes have to place selling limits which can be adjusted
incrementally. This allows sellers to grow at a rate in which we believe
they can handle and can help avoid problems that arise when a seller is
overwhelmed with the recently sold volume of items. Fortunately, we do
have selling limits which can be adjusted incrementally and allow fast
growing sellers to increase their volume incrementally.

- Sustained Performance. We ask that you sustain a good performance for
90 consecutive days while operating at or near the current selling
limit. We would like to see a sustained pattern of performance with
complaint rates below three percent.

We hope that you will use these current selling limits to your advantage
and spend the current time focusing on succeeding with your recent
sales. We value you as a seller and hope to work with you in order to
establish a strong selling account and successful business relationship.
It is in our best interest to help our sellers succeed so that we can
have a positive trading environment and successful business

These limits will allow you to have 200 items between your active and
sold listings. The sum of these listings must not exceed $5,000 in
value. If you exceed either threshold, you will need to wait until the
following calendar month before the system will allow additional

We welcome you to appeal this selling limit in the future and we will
conduct a review to see if adjustments would be appropriate. We ask that
you do not use or create any other eBay accounts at this time. If we
determine that circumvention has taken place, it is possible that all
accounts could be suspended indefinitely.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and thank you for using

After a couple of calls to ebay, this is what I got out of it: Even though I am a powerseller with over 6000 feedback and no negatives, because I had increased my number of listings recently (due to their "free listing" days) I am being told to slow down because "I won't be able to handle it". Also, because this is now a new policy being applied and everyone will now have selling limits, therefore, I am not being singled out.

So, I am wondering if anyone else got similar emails?
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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This has been going on for a while now, so its not new for sure. My limits are 120 items and $12,000. New accounts people say they are allowed only 10 items!
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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wow i have had grand scheme to list all of my cards at once. is this auctions or buy it now
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Wow so they give sellers free listings then penalize them for listing too much all of a sudden. Everytime I think I've heard eBay at their lamest they go and top themselves.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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I have not gotten anything like this. WTF do they do free listing days with up to 50,000 free listings on those days if they are then going to limit people when they take advantage of it. ugh. so stupid.
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