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    I would look up said auction site's rules, I believe that is against the rules there.

    I think, it has been a while since I looked.
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    Don't be ridiculous! Ebay has no rules that they obey when it comes to making money. A waste of time writing them.
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    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/index.html

    There are many, many, many rules. Unfortunately, eBay relies on the general public to police the listings. While selling the pot and giving the plant for free *may* be legal, you'd likely have the listing reported twenty times in the first five minutes. eBay moderators don't usually take the time to go read the rules, they'll just kill any listing that gets reported.

    I am still sure I read it somewhere that you can't do that, but I'd be danged if I can find it now-- they've changed the rules format again, and I can't find Jack Snot!

    Of course, I can always go ask my buddies on the forums, they'll know, that's all they do.
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    You may have a point here. If they get flooded with reports then they might react to it. The number of people reporting it could make them think about it. I reportted stuff in the past and no action was taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oz View Post
    Here's the email response I got from the seller before the auction was ended (by eBay, it seems):

    "Point taken, I have revised the listing...may not be totally kosher, but I've purchased several federally listed species from ebay without incidence. thank you."
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    You can even report a completed auction, FWIW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark.ca View Post
    You may have a point here. If they get flooded with reports then they might react to it. The number of people reporting it could make them think about it. I reportted stuff in the past and no action was taken.
    Typically the listing is banned after many, many contacts. If it gets bad enough, the user will be banned. However, the seller can usually create another name and use the same auction text without any blocking by fleaBay. The cycle could repeat, but most people won't bother reporting them over and over.

    It's quite easy for fleaBay to create listing filters, but it cuts into their profit margin. So they let things slip through the cracks.

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