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eBay updates its policies on PS3, Wii pre-order listings

eBay has instituted a new policy when it comes to Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii pre-order auction listings.  After cleaning up the site of PS3 pre-order listings, the company has instituted even more strict guidelines that could put a damper on sellers looking to rake in the big bucks selling the consoles and should help protect buyers in the process.

In a posting on the eBay "General Announcements" board, the following restrictions/policy updates have been put into play regarding PS3 and Wii pre-order auctions:

  • Only one of each console can be listed per eBay account prior to the launch of the console (PS3 is expected to be available on 11/17/06, Wii on 11/19/06).
  • The seller must only accept payment through PayPal, and have at least 50 feedback with a 98% or greater positive rating so that they qualify for PayPal Buyer Protection.
  • The pre-sale item must be listed in the 3, 5, 7 or 10-day formats, and cannot use Buy It Now.
  • The listing must include a photo of your pre-order receipt in the description.

The new policy should make buyers feel a little bit better when bidding on a PS3 or Wii auctions in the coming weeks, but eBay is a big place and rogue listings are still sure to pop up from time to time.

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RE: Good.
By Chaser on 10/27/2006 3:12:46 PM , Rating: 2
Thats crap. Those people have no interest in owning a PS3. They camp the lines and flood the pre-sales just to re-sell something to make a quick buck.

Maybe Sony should set the retail price at $1200.00 to embrace your view of Capitalism, "baby".

RE: Good.
By othercents on 10/27/2006 3:33:48 PM , Rating: 2
This does not limit the price that the auction goes for only that the seller can not set a buy it now price. Just like many of the Xbox360s the PS3s can still end up selling for more than $1000 and possibly more than $2000. I think the rules are nice to keep people from cheating the public however this limits me from selling them. I would have to get a friend to post my pre-order slip.


RE: Good.
By xKelemvor on 10/30/2006 12:04:07 PM , Rating: 2
$1700+ so far on the first one I looked at wen searching for PS3

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