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Ebay turned me down and I don't understand why . . . anyone?

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    BookFlameposted 7 years ago

    I applied to do the hub affiliate thing with eBay and got a form response saying, essentially, "no," along with a gobbly-gook list of about 10 different reasons why I MIGHT have been turned down. Anyone have a similar experience?

    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me as well.  Now they say you have to own your own domain before they'll even consider ya.  Tata to eBay I say

    2. Lady_E profile image80
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your not alone. I applied but didn't get any response and I couldn't be bothered chasing them - I'm just glad there's Adsense and Amazon.

  2. EmpressFelicity profile image83
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    I don't think eBay is accepting anyone from Hub Pages at the moment.

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I got knocked back from ebay too, despite about 3 blogs and writing here.

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ps for 'about' insert 'having'.

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      patspnnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think that ebay is not excepting people from hubpages because i have the same problem

  3. EmpressFelicity profile image83
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    It's a shame because I've got a couple of hubs that I reckon are perfect for eBay.

  4. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Did you read this statement from HubPages before you applied?

    http://hubpages.com/faq/#ebay

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      BookFlameposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the reminder. I read everything when I first signed up for HP, but lots of it didn't sink in at the time.

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ebay's view towards HP is an ever changing landscape as well.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why do you say that, Nelle?  As far as I was aware, Hubbers used to get approved easily before QCP, and now no one gets approved.

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            Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I meant that whole thing that we went through where Ebay said that we wouldn't be allowed to have Ebay capsules on our hubs any more and then decided to leave well enough alone.

            But after allowing Ebay capsules have not approved any more Hubbers. Although I do believe one or two Hubbers have recently asked how to verify their sites saying they had been accepted.

            That's a changing landscape in my book. And in the 10 months that I've been here, most hubbers have been very frustrated by the application process. 

            Quite frankly it makes me a bit nervous.

  5. nextstopjupiter profile image82
    nextstopjupiterposted 7 years ago

    Good to know that I wasn't the only one who got this reply from ebay.

  6. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    The answers to this question kind of seem strange to me, as I did not apply for the Ebay affiliate. However, when I visit my hubs there are certainly Ebay ads on them. That doesn't seem very fair. If Ebay doesn't want to pay people to place ads on their hubs, then they should not be placing ads there.

    Is there something that we don't know about?

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The eBay ads you're referring to are probably there courtesy of Google.  So if you're signed up to Google's Adsense programme then there is the potential to make money off these ads if someone clicks on them, despite your not being an eBay affiliate.

      1. brimancandy profile image81
        brimancandyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I kind of figured that. So far I have not had any clicks on the ads from my hubs, from either Google or Amazon. I find that hard to swallow.

        1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image83
          ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It can be slow going, but if you are persistent, things will pick up (or so I hear roll)  It took me a while to get my first google adsense hit, and then I was so excited when I did!  All told, I've been around for about 8 weeks, and have made a whopping grand total of 81cents. lol  But, I'm not really trying all that hard to make money... just writing as it comes.  Hang in there.

  7. aguasilver profile image88
    aguasilverposted 7 years ago

    I find Ebay a pain in the butt, I had an account years ago, probably 10 years ago, and it's still valid, but I can't remember the password, the email account I used then was closed down ages ago when I went into gmail, and I have no idea who my dogs great grandmothers cousin was, so the secret question is no use!

    So I tried to contact them by their contact system for if you've lost all that stuff, and they sent me back a form asking me to prove who I was by answering all the questions I had just told them I no longer knew the answers to..... Go Figure!

    I guess that in the intervening ten years Ebay arrived at the conclusion that they were actually something other than an overrated auction site for garage businesses, selling rubbish goods to hopeful punters.

    OK, that probably seals my fate with Ebay!

    But then anyone who makes it difficult for you to give them money deserves to fail, in my opinion, and they will, because the accountants and number crunchers have moved in when they paid off and pushed out the innovators who created the golden goose for them.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There has always been shedloads of rubbish being sold on eBay, granted.  But there's also been a lot of good stuff as well, sold by honest people who welcomed eBay as a chance to either supplement their other income or start a small business from scratch.

      eBay changed its fees a year or two back so that selling multiples of one item got a lot cheaper, but selling one-off items became more expensive.  Great if you're importing lots of identical products from China but not so great if you sell antiques, collectibles or hand made stuff.  And their policies are favouring sellers more and more, at the expense of buyers.  I realise that there are some dodgy sellers out there, but what about the equally dodgy buyers?  (Favourite one that actually happened to me: I sold a pair of shoes to a woman once.  A couple of weeks later, she asked for a refund.  Reason?  The wedge heels had suddenly crumbled and broken while she was wearing them.  I asked her to send the shoes back as per my normal policy.  The shoes turned up and guess what?  The heel stumps were covered in bite marks.  They'd been chewed by her dog!  Needless to say I told her that she wouldn't be getting a refund...)

      1. aguasilver profile image88
        aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Empress, I'm not casting aspersions upon your integrity, I'm sure you are a fair trader, I was simply waxing lyrically! wink and expressing my frustration at trying to deal with them....

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you mean you just have to have an eBay account? i have one but i never use it. i did a couple of times to sell a few game consoles and games, but never to buy anything. i don't remeber ny email password but i remember my eBay name.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No Cosette, it's a different account.

  8. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    I am an ebay powerseller and got turned down as a hubpages ebay affiliate. They are pretty picky. Doesn't make much sense to me. lol

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Everyone gets turned down as a HubPages eBay affiliate.

      The eBay affiliates on HubPages all got approved before eBay's recent rule changes, or have their own website.

      eBay doesn't take into account your record as a seller when they consider your affiliate application.

      1. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol Yeah, I kinda noticed this when I got turned down multiple times. TY for reminding me though. lol

  9. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    Well i got turned down 3 times! I say, for me its good riddance!
    neutral

  10. Sybil Marie profile image79
    Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago

    Well I feel better, I had applied awhile ago and just got the the "thanks but no " letter in my e-mail. I hadn't read the info my hubpages though. I no longer feel alone smile

 
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