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Ebay Employee Seems To Confirm Hidden Seller Limits

An eBay employee has confirmed what many have long suspected: that eBay has hidden limits on seller accounts, according to a report in ECommerceBytes.

"eBay imposes nine types of limits on seller accounts, according to the eBay guide that was posted by the employee. While eBay makes no secret of selling limits, its public-facing help page explained only three types of selling limits and makes no mention of silent or hidden limits," the story said. "A question arose as to whether sellers were paying for listings that were never seen. In other words, was eBay only limiting how many listings a seller could create (for which they pay an insertion fee), or, was eBay allowing sellers to pay for additional listings while limiting how many sales they could make?"

The story quoted eBay spokeperson Ryan Moore saying, "There is no such thing as "Sales limits, (e.g., exposure limitations on the site, once an item has been listed). eBay has no such control for sales volume." Later in the story, Moorse said such limits do exist monthly. "Seller limits are not calculated on a daily basis, but rather on a monthly basis. If a seller exhausts their listing limit in that month, they will be unable to list until that month elapses."

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