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This mostly proves me right about me and eBay...

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Revenant

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A while back there was something going around that eBay, after this year I think, wouldn't allow coins, currency and bullion to be sold on the site.

I remember saying or thinking at the time that, if they made that rule change, I'd probably be done with eBay just because that's literally all I shop for there and I just wouldn't see a point in looking or shopping there most of the time if that happened.

Well, this week, as part of their 25th anniversary celebration, eBay sent me an email summarizing my activity / history on the site and it included this graphic.

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I think the electronics purchase was a control unit for a car's AC system, but... yeah. 95% Collectables and Art. Take that away and I haven't used eBay for much in the last 15 years. lol

One track mind? One trick pony? I don't know... 

Actually I think I used eBay years ago to buy a cheaper used camera body to have a back-up / secondary body for my canon lenses years ago... so maybe there's that too for electronics. Or maybe the AC control unit was the "other." lol 

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I don't have a problem with eBay.  I don't think I will ever have a problem with eBay.  The majority of complaints I have heard concern PayPal. (There is an unwritten rule somewhere that states PayPal is indispensible and above reproach and criticism. Nonsense!)

If eBay implements that proposed rule change, like you, I would have to consider any other available options.

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Just now, Quintus Arrius said:

I don't have a problem with eBay.  I don't think I will ever have a problem with eBay.  The majority of complaints I have heard concern PayPal. (There is an unwritten rule somewhere that states PayPal is indispensible and above reproach and criticism. Nonsense!)

If eBay implements that proposed rule change, like you, I would have to consider any other available options.

No... I disagree there. There are plenty in the US that hate Paypal, which is why, i think, we now have Square, Venmo, Zelle, and a few others. I only really us PayPal for eBay and one or two other things and increasingly use Zelle and Venmo.

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Thanks.  My experience with both was intense but limited to 2019.  You young whippersnappers certainly have a leg up on me, now nearly 70. I am going to make a note of those options for future reference. Thanks a million and do have yourself a great holiday weekend!

 

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My eBay purchasing profile is very similar to yours except that I had a higher percentage in the electronics category.  I sincerely hope they don't make that change since the vast majority of my collection has been acquired through eBay.  I've had a few disappointing purchases, but there have been many more winners than losers. :wink:

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5 hours ago, coin928 said:

 I sincerely hope they don't make that change since the vast majority of my collection has been acquired through eBay.  I've had a few disappointing purchases, but there have been many more winners than losers. :wink:

I don't think it'll happen. I think it was just some people reading into a rule change. But I suppose it is possible.

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39 minutes ago, COINSGALORE said:

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Very unusual policy. Could be devastating.

In my mind, I am thinking this may be a game changer.  I have not checked out eBay listings in some time. Thank you for bringing this to everyone's attention.

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In my case I expect coins are much much less than a quarter of purchases - here in the UK Ebay seems to be the main/only source for the various bits and pieces you can no longer get in the shops, such as a new heating element for the oven and some fence posts!

Some things you can also get on Amazon but they are usually more expensive - so Amazon totals one purchase in the last few years and that was a book.

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Well it looks like sellers will not be able to list there coins on ebay if they are going to used time payments in there listings for the coins there going to list.

IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT EBAY IS GOING TO STOP THE SALE OF COIN'S.....You just going to pay in full at the time of sale.

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My circle came out looking like that too.  I remember having to visit the college library to use the internet so I could place a bid on a set of bicycle front fork shocks back in 2000, then having to get a postal money order made up to send to the seller to pay.  It wasn't until about 2005 that my buying shifted almost entirely to coins and bullion.

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