From Auction Bytes News Flash..
I strongly urge all eBay sellers to check their templates to make sure your
listings comply with eBay's new Safe Payments policy. Apparently some people are reporting auctions that contain references to BidPay to eBay - and eBay is pulling those listings down By doing so without giving sellers a warning (BidPay was initially an accepted method according to eBay's own policy), it seems to me eBay is accomplishing the following:
- Losing sales by removing listings
- Making potential buyers suspicious of legitimate-looking eBay listings
- Making sellers upset
The enforcement is also making small sellers question the "Level Playing
Field" famously touted by eBay - accusations are already flying that eBay is
giving special treatment to one well known, high-feedback eBay seller who
still has BidPay and Cash listed as accepted methods of payment in their
Whether it makes good business sense for eBay or not, the reality is,
sellers need to take a hard look at their listings and terms of service to
make sure they are not violating any of eBay's policies.