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Thread: I Sold a Trigger Pull Scale and got Nuked by PayPal

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    I Sold a Trigger Pull Scale and got Nuked by PayPal

    So last week I sold an old RCBS trigger pull scale on eBay and their automated idiot flagged it as a firearm item or ammunition and PayPal has decided to “part ways” indefinitely. In addition, they’re locking up my PayPal balance for 180 days and have also nailed my wife’s account too.

    Of course I’ll appeal and they’ll hopefully realize it was a mistake, but I’m amazed by their heavy handed approach to account management. On the other hand, maybe they’ve identified me as a freedom loving Republican and decided to punish me for that.

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    Did eBay/PayPal expand their definition of gun part? It’s a gun tool not a gun part. Even then, I see auctions for gun parts like triggers and bolts all the time and vendors keep putting up new ones without issue? Seems hanous unless they changed their policy in the most recent update that no one read.

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    It depends how you word the title on ebay. I had listings for stuff flagged. Buy using rifle/carbine in the add title.
    One round at a time.
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    I think they may have noticed that the words "trigger" were in your item, and marked it for death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuBach View Post
    Did eBay/PayPal expand their definition of gun part? It’s a gun tool not a gun part. Even then, I see auctions for gun parts like triggers and bolts all the time and vendors keep putting up new ones without issue? Seems hanous unless they changed their policy in the most recent update that no one read.
    Even trigger kits are allowed by eBay. This is all PayPal, not eBay. I’m also going down the eBay trail hoping they can use a back channel to get this fixed, because eBay is going to go down with the PayPal ship.

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    Just start putting trigger in everything you sell ceramic plate it has a trigger this coffee mug has a A loop for your trigger finger this truck part triggers the ignition system

    Do exactly what the Politicians Did desensitize them to the word

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    Believe it or not PayPal is owned by eBay or eBay is owned by PayPal they’re the same company At least they were in the old days

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAlofPa. View Post
    It depends how you word the title on ebay. I had listings for stuff flagged. Buy using rifle/carbine in the add title.
    I’m sure you’re right, but anything flagged by their bots should be reviewed by a human before the account gets locked down and they hold any balances captive for 180 days.

    Here’s the item description
    RCBS 1 - 8oz Premium Trigger Pull Scale 87307 with Instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Gun View Post
    Believe it or not PayPal is owned by eBay or eBay is owned by PayPal they’re the same company At least they were in the old days
    eBay spun off PayPal in 2015 to its shareholders. Elon Musk is one of the major shareholders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Gun View Post
    Just start putting trigger in everything you sell ceramic plate it has a trigger this coffee mug has a A loop for your trigger finger this truck part triggers the ignition system

    Do exactly what the Politicians Did desensitize them to the word

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAlofPa. View Post
    It depends how you word the title on ebay. I had listings for stuff flagged. Buy using rifle/carbine in the add title.
    eBay had no problem with it. This is all PayPal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frkelly74 View Post
    Commies all of em.
    You mean Californian, but there ain’t much of a difference.

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    That’s crazy! I bought a trigger gauge 2 weeks ago using PayPal, no problem. Something went wrong with your transaction. PayPal/eBay needs to provide documentation.

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    I never had to part ways with PayPal because I never joined them in the first place.

    Other than credit card processing, I will have nothing to do with that enterprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlin39a View Post
    That’s crazy! I bought a trigger gauge 2 weeks ago using PayPal, no problem. Something went wrong with your transaction. PayPal/eBay needs to provide documentation.
    It was sold to a guy in Puerto Rico. Maybe that triggers a different level of PayPal scrutiny. Again, eBay has no issue with the sale, only PayPal has a problem with it. It has to be the word “trigger” in the description.

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    Can stuff like this be mailed to PR?????
    I know lots of stuff cannot be mailed to some places.
    Probably a single word caused it.
    paypal had always been antigun.
    evilbay was not when they first started.
    As they got bigger, they decided to ignore 2A.
    Then that "lady" took over and the damcrat hit the fan.

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    I've bought gun stuff using paypal with no issues, including bullets, this year. Previous years I used it to buy ammunition.

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    That thing weighs fish too...right?

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    Sounds fishy to me.

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