We Won! Ebay Surrenders!


#1

DEAR FRIENDS:

WE WON THIS IS THE EMAIL EBAY SEND ME:
Hello Miguel,

Thank you for your email regarding the sale of the Holy Eucharist by
one
of our community members. We respect and appreciate your comments
regarding this sensitive matter.

As you may know, eBay does not sell items itself. Rather, we are a
global marketplace for sellers and buyers who transact directly with
one
another. Each day eBay’s sellers list 5 million items on the site, and
those sellers decide what items they want to list. eBay did not
possess,
list or approve the sale of the Eucharist. The buyer and seller
completed the Eucharist transaction on April 11th, before eBay even
became aware of the listing.

As a marketplace, we strive to respect the diverse perspectives of our
sellers. We also work hard to promote an open environment for trade.
That said, eBay has policies in place to remove listings for illegal
items as well as highly offensive listings that promote hate or
intolerance.

We understand that the listing of the Eucharist was highly upsetting to
Catholic members of the eBay community and Catholics globally. Once
this completed sale was brought to our attention, we consulted with a
number of our users, including members of the Catholic Church,
concerning what course we should take in the future should a similar
listing appear on our site. We also consulted with members of other
religions about items that might also be highly sacred and
inappropriate
for sale. As a result of this dialogue, we have concluded that sales of
the Eucharist, and similar highly sacred items, are not appropriate on
eBay. We have, therefore, broadened our policies and will remove those
types of listings should they appear on the site in the future.

As always, we welcome and appreciate the assistance of the community in
upholding the rules of our site. Should you see another Eucharist
listed
on our site, we encourage you to notify us so we can take appropriate
action. Further, we encourage you to directly communicate with the
seller. Members are often unaware that a particular item is offensive
to
others. A respectful e-mail to the seller is often all that is needed
for the seller to voluntarily remove the item. We believe this
modification strikes the appropriate balance between respect for our
community’s values and our goal of providing an open marketplace
offering practically anything on earth.

Again, we sincerely appreciate your concern and thank you for
communicating your views with us. Your input has helped us frame a
policy that will enable us to better serve our diverse community of
users around the world.

Regards,

Kimbal on behalf of Bill Cobb
Community Watch Team
eBay Trust & Safety


#2

:dancing: :clapping: :dancing: :clapping: :dancing: :clapping:


#3

Horray!!!


#4

WOOO HOOO…
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#5

What about the sale of religious icons and such? I thought the statement made by eBay, though to be lauded, was as well vague.


#6

:clapping: :clapping: :smiley: :slight_smile: :yup: :dancing:


#7

Wow! I had called for a permanent boycott, but this change of heart just makes me cry and want to forgive :slight_smile: Maybe it is even a sign of a new “springtime”


#8

Awesome!!! :clapping::dancing::bounce:


#9

whooooopppeeeeeeee!!!http://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/10.gifhttp://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/10.gif


#10

[quote=antiaphrodite]whooooopppeeeeeeee!!!http://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/10.gifhttp://bestsmileys.com/bouncing/10.gif
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antiaphrodite, please tell me where you get all your animations. I love them!


#11

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:


#12

[quote=Milliardo]What about the sale of religious icons and such? I thought the statement made by eBay, though to be lauded, was as well vague.
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Very true, but one step at a time. :slight_smile: There’ll always be plenty of battles, but this evening I got a big smile when I saw the thread :smiley: . Thanks and God Bless.


#13

Being a seller and buyer on ebay myself, I have noticed that they really don’t pay any attention to what you sell on there. I heard one guy even put his soul up for auction for 50 cents, and there were many bids.

My biggest problem with ebay right now is that they have pro-choice organizations on thier donation board but no pro-life ones. Agenda?


#14

Praise God :gopray:

That is excellent news :yup:

:blessyou:


#15

[quote=Christian4life]Being a seller and buyer on ebay myself, I have noticed that they really don’t pay any attention to what you sell on there. I heard one guy even put his soul up for auction for 50 cents, and there were many bids.

My biggest problem with ebay right now is that they have pro-choice organizations on thier donation board but no pro-life ones. Agenda?
[/quote]

Hey, I would like to investigate this. Can you post a link to the donation board you are referring to??? Thanks and God Bless.


#16

WOW! That is great news indeed. That being said, I hope they follow through with their intentions. Regardless, you just can’t help but feel good about this.
http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/the%20wave.GIF

SG257


#17

God be praised! No smileys - not my style!


#18

PRAISE THE LORD!

Now I can unload all the overhead that had been gathering in the garage.


#19

oHHH…so we’re not doing to the crusades after all:confused: :frowning:
But I have my sword and armours all up and ready…
now I got to drag this load back to the garage…:crying:

who’s up for a party???


#20

…United We Stand, Devided We Fall…


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