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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: I have mixed feelings on this...
By One43637 on 10/27/2006 5:45:34 PM , Rating: 2
GameStop stapled a disclaimer on the Pre-order receipts that people received. it reads in verbatim:

"THANK YOU FOR RESERVATION."
NOTICE: As GameStop cannot control production and shipping issues by the manufacturer, the reservation deposit will only guarantee a spot in line when your reserved product becomes available. The reservation deposit does not guarantee receipt of a system available to purchase at launch. Online product pricing and availability will vary and will be fulfilled independent of store reservations. Reservation/purchases are limited to 1 per household.


By One43637 on 10/27/2006 5:46:49 PM , Rating: 2
quote:

"THANK YOU FOR RESERVATION."
NOTICE: As GameStop cannot control production and shipping issues by the manufacturer, the reservation deposit will only guarantee a spot in line when your reserved product becomes available. The reservation deposit does not guarantee receipt of a system available to purchase at launch. Online product pricing and availability will vary and will be fulfilled independent of store reservations. Reservation/purchases are limited to 1 per household.


whoops forgot 'YOUR'


RE: I have mixed feelings on this...
By Aikouka on 10/28/2006 2:08:33 AM , Rating: 2
Most likely the reason that they put that there is because of the fiasco with the XBOX 360 and how Microsoft shifted allotments around (supposedly because of Wal-Mart complaining), so a lot of the gaming stores lost some of the XBOX consoles that they expected to receieve and sold as preorders.


"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation

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