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Old March 10, 2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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3 Day Suspension From eBay For Listing A Blank Pistol

I found an old ROHM, .22 cal blank pistol in a drawer I was cleaning out. I listed it on eBay, since I had no use for it. Seems I violated their firearm policy, and it resulted in a 3 day suspension. How I did this is beyond me; but I will pass it along. Not worth listing a blank firing pistol. I honestly thought I was within the guidelines; and I was spot on with the description: The pistol has no barrel , no bore, since it fires blanks vertically through the top. The magazine bar slides in horizontally and moves from front to back as the blanks are fired. The pistol CANNOT be altered to fire live ammunition ( no barrel or bore ). If you check eBay, you will find a half dozen or more blank firing pistols. Why I was singled out, I do not know. Still, that ended my ever considering listing another. Jim

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Old March 10, 2018, 02:13 PM   #2
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Thanks for the warning. Do you mind posting a picture? Couple of things come to mind, but with eBay it's all about the wording.
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Old March 10, 2018, 02:45 PM   #3
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https://picturearchive.gunauction.co...thumbnail0.jpg The ROHM. It has no barrel or bore. The magazine bar slides in horizontally from the front & advances to the rear after each shot. It fires the blanks vertically through a little port on top,

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Old March 10, 2018, 03:16 PM   #4
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They suck...you should give them a life time out.
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Old March 10, 2018, 07:13 PM   #5
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That's the anti-2A Ebay for you.
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Old March 10, 2018, 10:23 PM   #6
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I believe the tip of the barrel has to be painted orange or red. Otherwise they can't tell if it's real of not.
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Old March 10, 2018, 10:35 PM   #7
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Old March 10, 2018, 11:22 PM   #8
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If it makes any difference, there are more than 2 dozen "Starter Pistols" listed for sale on ebay right now. Is that what you really meant to sell?
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Old March 11, 2018, 12:36 AM   #9
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Probably because of your description. There are currently 30 of 'em on eBay right now. Pretty sure they have some algorithm that flags certain key words and phrases. I once got an ad for a ProMag Archangel stock for a 10/22 Charger rejected due to the description mentioning that the stock fixtures have a modular design like an AR. Yup - AR got it flagged.

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Old March 11, 2018, 09:54 AM   #10
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This is the pistol. https://picturearchive.gunauction.co...thumbnail0.jpg

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Old March 11, 2018, 10:12 AM   #11
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I've been downsizing; and anything I dig up, that I do not intend to use, I list on eBay. I'm sorry I ever came across the blank pistol. I just listed a lot of warm weather backpacking equipment. ALICE pack - Jungle hammock - multi fuel stove - PUR water purifier - ONTARIO machete - extra mosquito netting - military poncho - military collapsible canteen - folding binoculars - stainless cookware. Everything has been sitting in storage; and in like new condition. I'll post the eBay item number incase you know someone who may be interested. I made trips to Central America ( Maya Mountains ); but I damaged some cervical discs, and can no longer haul a fully loaded backpack. And to be truthful, I am not as comfortable leaving the states as I once was. This is it: (123009285062) It may not come up until my 3 day suspension is over. This is the title of the listing: GREAT DEAL ON BACKPACKING EQUIPMENT. Actually, the only item I used was the ALICE pack. Everything else was purchased for a following trip, that I never made. Last time, I was in Belize, and ended up a few miles into Guatemala; and was escorted back to the border by Guatemalan military. Unnerving, cause that could have gone south. I get back to the states ( New Orleans - port of entry ), and was detained for having a load of Cuban cigars. Who knew there were cigar sniffing dogs? Must have been 200 feet of luggage, and the dog hit on mine. Out comes the dog, and he nails me in 20 or 30 seconds. Until then, I really liked Beagles. I was released, but they kept my cigars. Told me, they had to be destroyed. I said right, one at a time at the White House. Sorry, I got on a roll; but still a good ( and true ) story.

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Old March 16, 2018, 08:42 AM   #12
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Their PC policy really sickens me. I've been selling since March 1998 when you could actually list any firearms you wanted to. Now you'll be suspended for selling a sharpened pencil!!
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Old March 19, 2018, 08:04 AM   #13
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Their PC policy really sickens me. I've been selling since March 1998 when you could actually list any firearms you wanted to. Now you'll be suspended for selling a sharpened pencil!!
I remember when you could buy pistols through the mail from Herters Sportinng Goods. Anyone remember Herters? The old Herter's catalogue was bigger than the giant old Sears catalogue.
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Old March 19, 2018, 08:10 AM   #14
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yet they allow racest,anti jew, dirty picture items ect. I quit e-bay years ago when the required you to use paypal. they truly suck.
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Old March 19, 2018, 11:28 AM   #15
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Where else might be a good place to sell items online?
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