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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 freon on 10/27/2006 4:34:28 PM , Rating: 2
Uhhh, thats great and all, but the article you are responding to has to do with PRE-ORDERS.

RE: Good.
By h0kiez on 10/27/06, Rating: 0
RE: Good.
By freon on 10/27/2006 7:15:01 PM , Rating: 4
How is it different? Well, you dont actually have the console, you haven't even paid full price for it yet, the stores are saying a pre-order is no guarantee you will actually get one on launch day (same happened with other launches where early pre-oders still had to wait for second shipment), and you most likely did not have to camp out or sleep in line to get it.

All you have is a slip of paper, that cost you $100, saying you might get one on launch day. Obviously EBay doesn't see that as an item worthy of being auctioned in the manner it was.

RE: Good.
By h0kiez on 10/30/2006 7:02:35 AM , Rating: 2
Didn't camp out? Riiiight. Try 10:30 pm to 10:00 am. Hence, I should be compensated for my time in line.

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