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westlake1974
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Posts: 50
Registered: ‎05-24-2010

Coupon sellers put out of business

Today ebay came out with a new coupon selling policy that only allows $100 maximum or 25 coupons per month per seller. That effectively puts us out of business.  I suspect it was the people who recklessly sold expired and scanned and conterfeit free coupons that got us honest sellers kicked off too. What a bloody shame they couldn't control the few bad apples and threw the baby out with the bath water. 

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japanrose777
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Registered: ‎04-04-2012

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in reply to westlake1974

That's will hurt so many families, I hope eBay reconsider- we been selling legal coupon for 7 years and now - we out of work- this is not fair-

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pixie_monster
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Posts: 1,523
Registered: ‎04-12-2006

Re: Coupon sellers put out of business

in reply to japanrose777

Can you have more than one id?

 

There are TONS of counterfeit coupons. They are getting slicker all the time.

I work for a retailer, and we recently got a 28 pg memo with 100's of coupons on it to watch for.

Insane!

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westlake1974
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Posts: 50
Registered: ‎05-24-2010

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in reply to pixie_monster

pixie, what would a second ID do with the alotment of 25 coupons per month? I'd need a hundred accounts!!!

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nancy33sales
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Posts: 456
Registered: ‎04-09-2007

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in reply to japanrose777

I'm sorry that happened to you.

 

eBay did the same thing to sellers who created digital goods (web pages, etc.). A lot of those sellers lost their business too.

 

Very sad and shocking to lose your business with no warning.

 

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westlake1974
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Posts: 50
Registered: ‎05-24-2010

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in reply to nancy33sales

Yes it's quite sad. Ebay is getting very dictatoral and expense. The rules and fees are getting harder and harder to sell.

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frodobagginskennedy
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Posts: 2,551
Registered: ‎09-25-2007

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in reply to westlake1974

WOW!  I am very sorry for your lose of revenue.  I used to sell custom made crochet graphs that we delivered digitally.  Had a wonderful little side business with those.  Then e bay put a stop to anything delivered electronically. 

 

They go by the mentality of throwing the baby out with the bath water.....

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marilynsattic
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Registered: ‎11-18-2002

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westlake1974
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Posts: 50
Registered: ‎05-24-2010

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in reply to marilynsattic

Thank you Marilyn for posting that link, it's an eye opener. I'm glad i never sold counterfeir coupons but then again I never would. They really are throwing the baby out with the bath water and a lot of us legitimate sellers are getting hurt  because of a few bad apples.  Maybe some day when the counterfieters are caught they will allow us to sell our coupons again.

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beesz
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Posts: 1,196
Registered: ‎07-27-2011

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in reply to westlake1974

I know you probably won't get the exposure that you had on ebay, but what about creating and selling from your own website?  And what about selling them on other sites like Bonanza?

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Registered: ‎09-16-2004

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Anyone try   ?

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westlake1974
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Posts: 50
Registered: ‎05-24-2010

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in reply to golden**rule

Thanks for suggestions, I will definatly check them out.

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777555store
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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-04-2011

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hello all

iam still selling- i sold 197.00 value today alone-

how they will enforce this policy , i do have 1200 items listed

please advise

ty

anna

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richn49
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Posts: 40
Registered: ‎10-12-2009

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in reply to 777555store

Anna,  

I don't know what you can do, like us other coupon sellers we're shocked at what's happened.  If only Ebay would kick off the counterfeit coupon sellers and let us honest sellers  continue that would be fair.  Ebay could ban free product coupons which are problem ones that are counterfeit and let us sell the ones that are for cents off. A few rotten apples spoiled the barrel.

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Posts: 3,495
Registered: ‎04-17-2007

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in reply to richn49

Sorry this happened to the legitimate sellers. But, in reality, eBay would have a very difficult time with the scammers. New IDs can be created easily. And the scammers wouldn't be caught out until buyers complain. It would be more than a fulltime job for eBay. I doubt that sellers would want to pay increased fees for this.

 

Hopefully you will find another site to sell on. Good luck!

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funboy1227
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Posts: 2,362
Registered: ‎03-31-2006

Re: Coupon sellers put out of business

in reply to westlake1974

westlake1974 wrote:

pixie, what would a second ID do with the alotment of 25 coupons per month? I'd need a hundred accounts!!!


sounds like you have a potential solution....


I've been told that money cannot buy happiness.... But I would like the opportunity to test that theory.
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funboy1227
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Registered: ‎03-31-2006

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in reply to funboy1227

I recall a few years ago when Ebay suddenly changed their policy on firearm parts....

It changed my business immediately.

Thank Goodness for Gunbroker.com.   They saved me from a huge loss.

Coupon Sellers have my sympathy today, but I am certain they will find a way. 

just don't get it in your mind that EBay will miss you....  They simply don't care.


I've been told that money cannot buy happiness.... But I would like the opportunity to test that theory.
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Registered: ‎02-10-2008

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I am devastated by this - I'm not a seller, I'm a buyer!  I love getting multiples of coupons for sales.  May I make a suggestion to ALL sellers of coupons?   DO NOT LET EBAY PUT YOU OUT OF BUSINESS!  Continue to sell on your own.  In fact, please put me on your mailing list right now! 

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funboy1227
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Registered: ‎03-31-2006

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the-country-mouse wrote:

I am devastated by this - I'm not a seller, I'm a buyer!  I love getting multiples of coupons for sales.  May I make a suggestion to ALL sellers of coupons?   DO NOT LET EBAY PUT YOU OUT OF BUSINESS!  Continue to sell on your own.  In fact, please put me on your mailing list right now! 


great idea.   But get permission from those Buyers first, so you don't get accused of Spamming people.

Paypal is not going to care one way or the other.  

 


I've been told that money cannot buy happiness.... But I would like the opportunity to test that theory.
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777555store
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Registered: ‎12-04-2011

Re: Coupon sellers put out of business

in reply to westlake1974

..iam still selling- i sold 197.00 value today alone-

how they will enforce this policy , i do have 1200 items listed

please advise-

 

WHEN THIS WILL  START???

ty

anna

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