Ebay pulled my auction. How can I feel pretty and get pity when eBay prohibits the sale of used cosmetics? What’s with all the rules eBay? Can’t a mom make an honest buck off the backs of her children?
Here’s the list of items that ebay prohibits:
- Adult Material (see Mature Audiences)
- Alcohol (see also Wine)
- Animals and Wildlife Products – examples include live animals, mounted specimens, and ivory
- Artifacts – examples include Native American crafts, cave formations, and grave-related items
- Catalytic Converters and Test Pipes
- Cell Phone (Wireless) Service Contracts
- Charity or Fundraising Listings
- Clothing, Used
- Cosmetics, Used
- Counterfeit Currency and Stamps
- Credit Cards
- Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia
- Drugs, Describing Drugs or Drug-like Substances
- Electronics Equipment– examples include cable TV de-scramblers, radar scanners, and traffic signal control devices
- Electronic Surveillance Equipment – examples include wiretapping devices, and telephone bugging devices
- Embargoed Goods and Prohibited Countries – examples include items from Cuba
- Event Tickets
- Firearms, Weapons and Knives – examples include pepper spray, replicas and stun guns
- Gift Cards
- Government and Transit Documents
- Government and Transit Uniforms
- Government IDs and Licenses
- Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Items – examples include batteries, fireworks, and Freon
- Human Parts and Remains
- Importation of Goods into the United States– examples include CDs that were intended only for distribution in a certain country
- International Trading
- Items Encouraging Illegal Activity– examples include an eBook describing how to create methamphetamine
- Lockpicking Devices
- Lottery Tickets
- Mailing Lists and Personal Information
- Manufacturers’ Coupons
- Mature Audiences
- Medical Devices – examples include contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments
- Multi-level Marketing, Pyramid and Matrix Programs
- Offensive Material – examples include ethnically or racially offensive material and Nazi memorabilia
- Plants (see Weeds and Seeds)
- Police-Related Items
- Political Memorabilia
- Postage Meters
- Prescription Drugs
- Prohibited Services
- Real Estate
- Recalled Items
- Slot Machines
- Stocks and Other Securities
- Stolen Property and Property with Removed Serial Numbers
- Surveillance Equipment
- Teacher’s Edition Textbooks
- Transit and Shipping Related Items – examples include blueprints of transit facilities, airplane operations manuals, and flight attendants’ uniforms
- Weeds and Seeds
- Wine (see also Alcohol)
Since small children are not on the list, I have decided to list Emmalynn. The bidding begins at $0.01.
This reminds me of an old Shel Silverstein poem.
One sister for sale!
One sister for sale!
One crying and spying young sister for sale!
I’m really not kidding,
So who’ll start the bidding?
Do I hear a dollar?
Oh, isn’t there, isn’t there, isn’t there any
One kid who will buy this old sister for sale,
This crying and spying young sister for sale?
(Where the Sidewalk Ends, 1974)