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Ebay to ban the sale of Virtual items for games

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Our local news broadcasted that E-bay was being used to fence stolen items "E-Fencing" lol... funny to find this ban on Virtual items the very same day :laugh:

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does the potato have mana leech?


Rofl!

About 2 years ago, Ebay made our local news because a Surgical Tech at a hospital I was working at the time had stolen some medical equipment and was selling it on Ebay. Nothing cheap either...iirc, it was a scope worth about 30k USD and he was selling it for 10k.

The buyer was al kinds of mad and was trying to say that he should still get it because he won the auction and it wasnt his fault or problem that it was stolen. I believed they threatened to charge him with recieving stolen goods...he clammed up after that. :)

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OMG! I want a mana leach potato!!!! where do I get one?

the ones I have just make me burp after eating them :(

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Hey, how do i contact an ebay rep for myself? People on stratics are refuting the legitimacy of this information, but I've shown others that picture of adam talking to a rep and they still dont believe. So if anyone could guide me as to how to get into a live chat, that'd be great.

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items are still for sell on E-bay so I wonder when this will come about?
(i just looked)

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Rofl!

About 2 years ago, Ebay made our local news because a Surgical Tech at a hospital I was working at the time had stolen some medical equipment and was selling it on Ebay. Nothing cheap either...iirc, it was a scope worth about 30k USD and he was selling it for 10k.

The buyer was al kinds of mad and was trying to say that he should still get it because he won the auction and it wasnt his fault or problem that it was stolen. I believed they threatened to charge him with recieving stolen goods...he clammed up after that. :)


you know whats funny. We have a guy on base here, worked in the Dental Squadron, that just was put in jail for selling military equipment on ebay. He got caught when an ex military dentist was starting up his own practice, and bought an item. Well when he got it, it had the markings from this base, and he called around and asked how this happened. Investigations were done, and this guy got busted. Funny part was, he was over his 20 years, and could have retired, and is now an E1(lowest rank possible) in jail, and no retirement for him......

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Some games like "Runescape" banned selling items on ebay a long time ago due to fraud anyone caught selling "Runescape" items either there Ip was banned from "Runescape" or the account was.


But to UO I hope this doesnt go on for long. I got my account of ebay and alot of gold I hope ebay lets people still sell stuff on Ebay for games. ;(


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Hey, how do i contact an ebay rep for myself? People on stratics are refuting the legitimacy of this information, but I've shown others that picture of adam talking to a rep and they still dont believe. So if anyone could guide me as to how to get into a live chat, that'd be great.



I saw that to
I saw Orvago said Ebay denied it, yet several of us, had the same replies via online chat.

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yea, i guess if some people wish to refute it, they can if they want to. I hope they just come out and say where they stand sometime soon.

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The wasy I see it, Ebay is banning it because people were buying gold off ebay, then the seller was saying that I've met you in game and given it you. Even if they haven't. With UO, there is no real trail of such things. And secondly UO stance on being scammed is its your own fault.

Ebay were getting a lot of complaints about this.

I use brokers when I'm completely skint. I've found some that have messed me around, to put it politely. And will no longer use them. UOTreasures messed me around for 3 hours. And I know they sponsor this site, but I won't be using them again. I got my favourite broker to transfer 300 mill onto my shard for me to buy off him over time. No doubt others will as well.

I actually hope this increases the price of gold as well. So that the price of items goes down. We pretty much run a monopoly on Sonoma over the scrolls and are soon to introduce a standard price list. Other people with scrolls can sell them for cheaper, but that ruins it for us :grin:

I've seen scrolls stupidly cheap and expensive - magery 45 mill, eval 10 mill

We want a more stable economy.
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Ebay's banning of selling virtual game items will only affect small individual sellers. Your large and established virtual game item sellers will open their own web sites catering to the sale of game items.

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There are always ways to embezzle online goods.

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Thanks again Maddux!

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So long as items are "not" account specific or "Soul Bond" to a character, there will always be a market and a demand for virtual items.

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And will no longer use them. UOTreasures messed me around for 3 hours. And I know they sponsor this site, but I won't be using them again..


No brokers sponsor this site
The only sponsors we accept now are individuals or companies who aren't involved in UO
That way, we don't have to worry about whether we're sponsored by dupers, exploiters, scammers or whatever.

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My appolgies. I assumed that you were because there used to be UOTreasures Banners. NVM.

UOResources is the best broker I've ever used. Not sure about the integrity of his stuff, but he never got his accounts banned. So it must be fairly legit.
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No one can be sure of how legit a broker is
Alot of the ones I considered legit, all got busted during that gametime code mess (dealing in stolen gametimes), then there was the controversial issue of soulstone codes at Tradespot, now all the dupers and traders of duped items getting banned
Trust no one...........heheh

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The number of auctions is going down though

Yesterday it was 3000, then it dropped to 2782, it's now 2158

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Good news.

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Thanks again Maddux!

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Why would the virtual accounts/goods be going down on ebay, and them telling several people that this is in fact true, then they turn around and tell a stratics mod that it is NOT true yet he cannot post the log to verify this?

I've also seen articles where they are debating if people should have to pay tax on online gold since it has a RL currency value. I'm not sure how they would calculate that one. Would we get more dependants if we have several pets in the stable?

And, say you are in fel, and someone comes along, kills you, and for some reason your uber-weapon stays on your body instead of being insured. The PK loots the uber-weapon, then sells it on a site thru a broker. Would he be guilty of selling stolen goods? Well, if we are to be taxed for said goods, why not?

I dunno, it just sounds like people are starting to take it all too seriously. It's a GAME folks. Sheesh. I don't buy items off ebay or thru brokers. I am not paying $100 for a crimson cinture. It's much more satisfying to earn it yourself anyway. But, if someone has the cash, and wants the goods, should it be illegal to make a legit trade?





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