Ebay cracks down on coupon sellers – new policy!
In an applauded effort to crack down against rampant coupon fraud, Ebay has changed its’ policy regarding selling coupons. The following came from Ebay’s policy overview:
Allowed: You may sell up to $100 or 25 valid, unexpired, original coupons per month.
Coupons for “free” products: You can’t sell coupons for “free” products. This restriction includes coupons for free items, or coupons where the coupon holder buys a quantity of items at one price, and receives additional items for free.
Electronic “scanned” coupons: All coupons sold through eBay must be physical coupons printed on paper, not coupons that can be sent electronically to the buyer to be printed. Also, to reduce the potential for coupon fraud, don’t include unaltered scans of coupons in their listings that could be copied, printed, and redeemed in stores.
Note: The sale of scanned or photocopied coupons may violate federal copyright laws, and sellers of unlawful items like these could face prosecution under federal law. We don’t allow the sale of these kinds of coupons.
In the additional information section says you can’t claim selling the time to clip the coupon, rather than the coupon itself, since the coupon is what is being sold (We all know this is the weak getaround by all coupon sellers) then states you must abide by the verbiage on the coupon. Doesn’t the verbiage on all coupons state the coupon cannot be transferred or sold? So, shouldn’t Ebay ban selling coupons altogether?
What are your thoughts on Ebay’s revised coupon policy?