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:
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.
quote: The people who resell on Ebay don't make build them and hence can't increase number of consoles available.
quote: The only difference is that EB Games and GameStop require you to pay their price, but the ebay resellers allow you to bid what you think the console is worth.
quote: Now that Ebay has removed the ability to list them as BIN auctions, I bet we will see a lot less $1300 PS3 sales and a lot more $700-$800.
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