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Did ebay change their rules about barrels/chokes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Dec 29, 2011.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Did ebay change their policy about barrels and most gun parts? I know they were banned for some time after VA Tech, but it seems that they're loosening their restrictions.

    According to ebay:

    The following gun parts and accessories are allowed on the eBay US site only. The seller must be in the US and offer domestic shipping only:

    En bloc clips

    Barrels

    Bolts

    Choke tubes

    Cylinders

    Firing pins

    Hammers

    Magazines with a capacity to accept 10 rounds or less (high-capacity magazines that can accept more than 10 rounds are not allowed)

    Slides

    Trigger assemblies

    I've noticed the last couple days that there are a bunch of barrels and chokes for sale, where there were previously none, which leads me to believe a quiet policy change was recently made. I've been high bidder on auctions for barrels, which were ended as a "not allowed" item, in the last month or so.
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    interesting.. Myself, having been 'booted' for trying to sell choke tubes....
     
  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Don't really surprise me, what did is that no real announcement was made, at least not that I rec'd (and a vast majority of items I purchase on ebay are gun related).

    I don't think they stand a chance of regaining the sales they lost to gunbroker. I used to sell a ton of stuff on ebay, but when I sat down and calculated that you loose close to 10% of your final price in ebay and paypal fees, I decided it wasn't worth it, and haven't sold anything on there in close to a year (I've sold lots of stuff on gunbroker though).
     
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