'You can try and plead your case but your fighting an uphill battle.'
This. eBay has actually become quite the policing grounds when it comes to anything like large scale transactions.
What I have found, is that now that there are larger alternatives such as Godaddy Marketplace, Big Ticket Depot and also iOffer, it is more counter productive to keep trying to sell on eBay then it is productive.
If you would like to know what I do, just listen up.
I got really sick and tired of dealing with all the time and frustration it takes to get one 'SINGLE' product feed of my shopping cart items listed in a database.
So, I finally bypassed that process altogether and realized what is really going to save time and generate official sales.
First of all, there is no reason to change your products. What you really need to do is get your products in front of all the areas where people shop, that's it. This is the real issue with anything to do with ecommerce, is getting the merchandise out front.
So what I did, is I cut all those frustrations and problems into pieces by getting a direct feed submission program.
No longer do I have to spend hours of tedious work checking line by line, whether my feed is going to be accepted to one of these shopping directories.
All I do is enter products, the product IDs, amount in stock and price to be charged for shipping plus weight. I then simply click and 'create new feed', then with a username and password for FTP access I hit 'upload'.
It instantly uploads my Shopping feed directly into Froogle Product Search, Yahoo Shopping, Bizrate.com, Pricegrabber, Buy.com and the rest where the shoppers are physically located.
Then if you want to wipe out the time it takes for the other tasks, get a Bulk Directory Submission program. With a Bulk Directory Submission program, you simply enter the URL where your store and product feed is located & then let it fly while it submits your URL to over 1000 BULK SHOPPING Directories such as Overstock.
And that, is how to really sell products. Once you get a direct shopping feed submission system down to pat, you can pretty much say goodbye to eBay or what have you forever.
That is where all the big traffic comes from, is right there in the shopping directories.
Also, the freedom you have afterward is what counts. You can use anything from Google Checkout, to Amazon Payments, 1st Data Solutions, and other large Merchant Accounts to take payment for any product from any buyers. Worldwide.
Now that's just common sense. eBay in the end won't allow you to do anything except Paypal, and Propay. With the other offers that are out there, you can accept nearly any payment type you wish.
In the end which is going to be more worth your time? That's the only thing I had to decide.