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This Link is getting My Auction pulled from Ebay!


Registered Member
Just wondered if we are not suppose to be putting this link on our Auctions? I got this from Ebay. I'm scared they are going to pull my Auctions and kick me off Ebay for breaking the rules. Please advise me on this. I will try to get back to this computer before the night is over and check what is said.

Here is what Ebay sent me on this matter:

Dear babedoll71 ([email protected]),

We appreciate that you chose eBay to list the following item:

***BIBLES FOR SALE, MY HUSBAND WAS MURDERED!*** Item number: 6956993642

However, your listing is in violation of eBay policy. We would like to take this opportunity to let you know what part of your listing is not permitted.

Your listing contains the following information:

The image contains the following link: www.auctionsightings.com

We realize you may not have been aware of this rule, but including linking to pages offering items or services for sale from View Item page is not permitted. Please remember that a "link" is defined as anything that will allow someone access to a remote or third-party web page.

There are "static" links (written text that may be typed or cut-and-pasted into the address line of any web browser) and "hyper" or "clickable" links (imbedded in the HTML code of an auction listing). Both types of links will allow someone to access a web page and are not allowed under eBay's revised Links and Credits policy.

Additionally, our Links and Credits guidelines state the following:

"eBay allows sellers to place the following types of links in your item's description:

- One link to a page that further describes the item being sold in that listing.
- One link to your email address that opens an email client for potential bidders to ask questions about the item in that listing
- Links to photos of the item for sale.
- Links to your eBay or Half.com listings.
- One link to your About Me page (in addition to the About Me icon already provided by eBay).
- Links that provide credits to third parties.
If you have a logo for any of these links, it may be no greater than 88x33 pixels. (Exception - links to your eBay or Half.com listings).

Linking to web sites that offer to trade, sell or purchase goods or services, or including links for any purpose other than those listed above is not allowed. Prohibited links include, but are not limited to:

- Links to web pages that offer to trade, sell or purchase goods or services outside of eBay
- Links to web sites or pages offering merchandise is not permitted on eBay
- Links to sites that solicit eBay User Ids or passwords from bidders
- Links that encourage bidders to place their eBay bids through a site other than eBay"

Please note that the View Item page is meant for describing a specific item, not for general business advertisements. Allowing links to sites off eBay is detrimental to sellers that are listing only on eBay and counting on that traffic. The purpose of the change is to focus on the intent of our View Item page policy, which is to describe an individual item, not a seller's business or other items.

We would encourage you to review this policy and how it effects the way you list your items on eBay. In addition, the policy and FAQ page may help to further clarify points of the Links and Credits policy. You will find these pages at the following URLs:



This notice is based solely upon review of the aforementioned listing. We encourage you to review all of your listings to ensure full compliance to our guidelines. If found to be in violation of one or more of our guidelines, your current listings will be subject to further disciplinary action, including the cancelation of your listings.

For information on infringing or illegal items, as well as information on other eBay listing guidelines, please visit the following URL:


Future listings that demonstrate a pattern of violations may result in the termination of all of your listings, and repeated occurrences may jeopardize your eBay account status. We sincerely value you as a member of our trading community and look forward to a continued successful relationship. To ensure this relationship, we must respectfully ask that you abide by our guidelines and User Agreement in the future.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)
eBay Inc


Secret Agent
Staff member
This is why I told everyone to use the "Talk About This Auction" link instead.... as that relates to your auction.

eBay shouldn't have a problem with that, as I have been using it in my auctions without trouble.

I will call them in the morning or email them and try to get to the bottom of this. There shouldn't be a problem with this.

I will get it sorted.

I have also posted a note in the memo thread about this.


Registered Member
Thanks!! I am going to be on and off here over the weekend as I get to a computer.


New Member
Forehead guy - where do you get a customer support phone # that you can call to get answers to these questions?


Secret Agent
Staff member
There are some people there who have called me directly. I have a power seller contact number but I am not allowed to give it out under any circumstances. Sorry.


New Member
That is okay - no problem - I will get there sooner or later - I actually had my ebay account hacked as well as my paypal account because I got the supposed powerseller email. But it was a fake :(