Is it OK to post an ad in Trade & Swap with a link to an ebay auction?

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Forum topic by Marlow posted 03-21-2012 10:59 AM 1146 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2012 10:59 AM

Is it OK to post an ad in Trade & Swap with a link to an ebay auction?

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 12:39 PM

Hello, if it’s your personal auction then it’s okay.

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 12:42 PM

OK, thanks for the info. Trying to stay law-abiding.

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 01:19 PM

As long as you don’t offer it for sale here while simultaneously posting an auction for the item on eBay. You’ll be in a predicament trying to cancel an eBay auction, especially if you have a standing bid.

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 05:38 PM

FWIW, I’d put “on ebay” or something similar in the title.
For some reason a lot of people despise ebay.
It’s one of my main sources for lumber and plexiglass.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 06:00 PM


Thanks for the LumberJocks website and your very reasonable policies. That’s what makes this the best woodworking site on the Internet.

Hal Dougherty

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 06:23 PM

Caveat: you can list something on Ebay and have it for sale locally, such as a car. As long as you let all potential bidders know that the auction can end at any time because it is for sale locally, you are covered. It happens all the time. I just purchased a motorcycle that was listed on Ebay; the seller ended the auction once I gave the deposit. The same principle would apply here. Personally,I would have no problem with you directing people to an Ebay ad. The more exposure you get, the more chances you have of selling your item. Good Luck!

-- Mike

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#7 posted 03-21-2012 07:32 PM

Thanks all for the input. This item is one which is no longer made by Lie-Nielsen and it may attract both users and collectors. Posting it on sites like this should give it wide exposure to the users: I suspect the collectors will have no problem finding it on ebay.

Regards all


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