Thursday, April 06, 2006

No2ID - Ebay PR Stunt

This. (Has now been removed by eBay for an unspecified breach. Ah well).

If enough people with an eBay account put it on their watch list, it gets onto eBay pulse. More discussion here at their forums, I just got an email about it. I don't have an eBay account (yet)...

3 comments:

MatGB said...

They took it down, email sent to bidders reads:

> Please be aware that the following auction-style listing:
>
> Item Number - 9507150481
> Item Title - British Identity
>
> has been removed by eBay for violating of one or more of our policies. Any
> offers or bids placed on this auction-style listing are now null and void.
> We advise you not to finalize this transaction with the seller. As stated
> in the eBay User Agreement, neither seller nor buyer should engage in
> transactions that violate the law or eBay policy.
>
> Please review eBay's Prohibited and Restricted Items guidelines and User
> Agreement at the following locations:
>
> http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/item_allowed.html
> http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/user-agreement.html
>
> We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
>
> Regards,
>
> eBay Trust & Safety

gavin ayling said...

I wonder what rule that broke...

MatGB said...

No idea, makes no sense to me at all, but then, I don't use eBay.

There are rules on not selling govt documents, and there are rules on not selling body parts, it wasn't actually that well written.

ah well.