[vcf-midatlantic] Switching to Tindie, eBay Disallows Links to Documentation Now
wfdudley at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 15:16:33 EDT 2017
Here's an idea.
put up an auction for each item.
In the description, put "search for glitchwrks on tindie for documentation".
This email is free of malware because I run Linux.
On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 2:59 PM, systems_glitch via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> I'm moving all of my open source hobby kits/projects to Tindie. I received
> a nastygram from eBay last night that I needed to remove all external links
> to my project descriptions and GitHub repos or my listings would be
> deleted. What good is selling a bare PC board without a link to the
> documentation and design files?! Anyway, my Tindie store can be found at
> the following address:
> So far, Tindie seems to be better in all ways than eBay, except for of
> course viewership. Hopefully people will use it rather than shying away
> from an unknown. The focus at Tindie is DIY/hobby/maker projects, often
> open source, and often one hacker's hobby efforts. At least the "suggested
> items" will likely be relevant :)
> I did call eBay's customer service, and after wasting an hour wading
> through tech support hierarchy, I did get a non-call-center manager who
> understood the problem, but basically said, "your business is important to
> us, but not *that* important" -- he admitted that not having links to
> documentation basically made my eBay listings useless, but also admitted
> that there are no exceptions because eBay is scared someone will sell a $10
> item outside of eBay once in a while.
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