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    • Fortyfoot
    • By Fortyfoot 29th Nov 17, 12:40 PM
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    Business sellers
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    • 29th Nov 17, 12:40 PM
    Business sellers 29th Nov 17 at 12:40 PM
    Do business sellers have to give their name and address at the bottom each of their adverts?

    The reason I ask is that a seller has over 30 caravans and campers for sale shown at two locations. When I made an enquiry the van was at another location some 10 miles away.

    Thanks,

    Fortyfoot
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    • Dox
    • By Dox 29th Nov 17, 2:32 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 2:32 PM
    The item isn't necessarily at the address of the seller, but where it is located should be shown at the top of the listing. Often it is pretty generic - e.g. 'UK' or 'Manchester'.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 29th Nov 17, 3:43 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 3:43 PM
    Do business sellers have to give their name and address at the bottom each of their adverts?

    The reason I ask is that a seller has over 30 caravans and campers for sale shown at two locations. When I made an enquiry the van was at another location some 10 miles away.

    Thanks,

    Fortyfoot
    Originally posted by Fortyfoot
    As per Dox's response. Business sellers are required to show a geographic address capable of accepting mail on all listings, they do not have to state where their goods are held. Even small sellers like me have additional storage that is not at my main address,
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    • Pierre De Grenoble
    • By Pierre De Grenoble 30th Nov 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 2:23 PM
    If someone should have 30 caravans for sale I'd be very inclined to doubt that he/she is a private individual.


    More likely is that he /she is dodging legal obligations tax etc etc.


    Perhaps a reason to avoid??
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 30th Nov 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:24 PM
    If someone should have 30 caravans for sale I'd be very inclined to doubt that he/she is a private individual.


    More likely is that he /she is dodging legal obligations tax etc etc.


    Perhaps a reason to avoid??
    Originally posted by Pierre De Grenoble
    Whilst I agree, it's not clear if this seller is unregistered or not.

    Business seller details are now not allowed to be on the listing itself.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 30th Nov 17, 3:35 PM
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    Whilst I agree, it's not clear if this seller is unregistered or not.

    Business seller details are now not allowed to be on the listing itself.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    I know there is a glitch that means some of us get different page views but when I look at the seller they are not registered as a business at all.

    There are also no business contact details where I would expect to see them one click away from the main listing page .
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 30th Nov 17, 3:40 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:40 PM
    Firstly, the seller I am linking to here is not one I've used, it was just the first one I came across to illustrate my point.

    Note it shows them as being registered as a business on the page by the seller information. Then on the same page, not even one click away, the full business address is shown at the bottom of the page.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-CARDBOARD-PACKING-BOXES-FOR-GOLF-CLUBS-SIZE-5-x-4-x-49-SHIPPING-MAILING-NEW/202100100720?epid=1638280734&hash=item2f0e1ace70:g :GssAAOSwPe1UCdOD
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 30th Nov 17, 3:42 PM
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    I know there is a glitch that means some of us get different page views but when I look at the seller they are not registered as a business at all.

    There are also no business contact details where I would expect to see them one click away from the main listing page .
    Originally posted by soolin
    Ah I didn't look at the seller, did I miss a link - I'm on my phone - or is it by investigative work....?
    • soolin
    • By soolin 30th Nov 17, 4:10 PM
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    Ah I didn't look at the seller, did I miss a link - I'm on my phone - or is it by investigative work....?
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Sorry, I happen to know which seller it is but the information isn't mine to share.
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 30th Nov 17, 4:35 PM
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    Sorry, I happen to know which seller it is but the information isn't mine to share.
    Originally posted by soolin
    I don't expect it to be shared, I thought I had misread the thread and missed the link/details.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 30th Nov 17, 6:49 PM
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    I don't expect it to be shared, I thought I had misread the thread and missed the link/details.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    No, it's just me going off on a tangent again
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 30th Nov 17, 7:37 PM
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    Is this jansen....... (username not complete)

    26 caravans but not registered as a business? Yet in the listing they sat a business name c....4 U...

    With contact details in the listing itself?
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