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Old 02-17-2011, 18:43   #1
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Default Nazi boots on eBay?--OT

I'm not into this stuff, but found them looking for old cowboy boots: http://cgi.ebay.com/SS-Nazi-Officers...item2c5adb559a

I thought eBay had a no-Nazi stuff policy. Am I wrong, have they relaxed the policy, or are the censors just asleep?
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Old 02-17-2011, 20:32   #2
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Default I believe the policy emphasis is on items containing the Nazi emblem..

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I'm not into this stuff, but found them looking for old cowboy boots: http://cgi.ebay.com/SS-Nazi-Officers...item2c5adb559a

I thought eBay had a no-Nazi stuff policy. Am I wrong, have they relaxed the policy, or are the censors just asleep?
See here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/offensive.html

..equipment & some items of clothing such as boots etc were often shared inter-services items. The regular German army also had cavalry units and the boots would have been a similar cut if not identical..
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:47   #3
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EBay is also legendary for the arbitrary, incomprehensible, and inconsistent way they enforce that policy.

Ex-girlfriend's brother sold comics for a living. EBay WOULDN'T let him sell Art Spiegelman's "MAUS", hardly a pro-Nazi writing, because showed a Swastika on the cover. No amount of explanation and links to reviews could persuade the EBay niceness cops otherwise.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:40   #4
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Default Ebay is great for dictating policy

and then hiding behind their firewalls while it is ignored and abused. They are the best example I've seen of how NOT to run a company and are only successful because they got there first with the idea. Pretentious, dictatorial and irrational while refusing to hear the opinions of the unwashed masses who pay them. I hate Ebay and will tell them so at every opportunity. They encourage and reward fraud with their mindless feedback policies.
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It seems the swastika is the big no-no.

If it shows up in the image, they pull it. Try selling old 45th Inf Div patches or other native American (especially old Hopi) stuff with a left facing symbol.....
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BTW, my Grandfather, who died long before I was born, was in the 45th 1917-19. Medical.
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