[vcf-midatlantic] Switching to Tindie, eBay Disallows Links to Documentation Now

William Dudley 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".

Bill Dudley

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:

> All,
> 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:
> https://www.tindie.com/stores/glitchwrks/
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan

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