Thursday, November 7, 2019

My Listing Was Removed: Embargoed Goods Policy

Oops.   One of my listings was removed recently due to the Embargoed Goods Policy.  I guess I wasn't surprised as the item was a hand made doll from Cuba.

I found a bag of what appeared to be handmade dolls at the thrift store for $4.94.  They looked interesting and I did see where two of them had Cuba on the base of the dolls.  It was 40% off day so the bag was around $3.00.

I listed all three dolls and over time two of them sold.  One went via global shipping to Italy and one went stateside.  The third one had a couple of watchers and I figured it would sell soon enough.

Then I got the official e-mail from eBay:

Your eBay listing has been removed: Embargoed goods policy
Hello happi_girl_thrift,
Some of your listings haven’t followed our Embargoed goods policy. We understand that you may not have been aware of this policy or that this may have been an oversight. So, in this email, we're including some policy information to help you with your future listings. We also had to take the following actions:
- Listings that didn't follow eBay guidelines have been removed. A list of removed item(s) is available further down in this email.
- We have credited all associated fees except for the final value fee for your listing(s).

  • Sellers can’t list embargoed goods or pre-embargoed goods from these countries or regions:
    • Cuba
    • Crimea region of Ukraine (as defined under applicable sanctions)
    • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
    • Iran
    • Syria

The listing was pulled and now I have this cute and unique doll from Cuba.  I may keep it, or I may try to sell it on another platform.  But, I will check their policies carefully before listing

. Isn't she cute?

Have you ever had a listing removed by eBay?

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