What the heck?

@lilybug (21148)
United States
August 27, 2008 11:05pm CST
I list and sell my toffee on eBay, so I figured I would list some of my cookies too just to see if they sell. After typing everything I get an error message that says I cannot use Java in my description. The word COOKIE! Other people have cookies listed, so why is it giving me trouble? Anybody?
4 responses
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Wow that must be a PAIN. The cookie question is definetly one for my hubby. I should ask him and get back to you.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I ended up listing it with spaces between the letters of the word cookie. So it looks like c o o k i e s. Funny, but it worked. I talked with Live Help and she was NO Help.
29 Aug 08
Sorry I had to laugh at your comment. Its so true their C/S is awful. I often find you ask a simple question and your are sent a generic response that doesnt go any way to answer the question you raised. Not so funny is the fact they charge so much for using the service when Customer Service or any actual service is often a waste of your time. Soz, having a bit of a gripe today with Ebay. I'm a little upset they want me to verify my credit card or bank account in paypal before allowing me to list branded items internationally. I've withdrawn money and have my card on the site to make payment, surely this verifies my identity? I've never had an issue with this before, I been a good honest ebay member for around 5-6years, always sold off our 2nd hand designer gear through them and all of a sudden I'm not trustworthy. Seems odd though that if it was counterfeit I'm still allowed to sell in my own country?? Doesn't make much sense? My only presumtion here is that to do being able to prosecute for counterfeits wothin country borders? And all the time I feel there charges are very unfair considering there is little human interaction from their side. I sure their bank balance is very healthy. Am I right in thinking that they topped the charts for profits several years running? That probably doesnt include all the paypal profit either. Don't get me started on that!
• United States
28 Aug 08
Hi lilybug! I too ran into this situation last December. I don't know why it happened but a friend of mine told me to download Firefox for a browser. And guess what it worked. If you alresdy use firefox then I don't know what the problem is. PLease do try this though and let me know whether or not it works.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I tried doing it in Firefox and IE and neither one worked. I ended up just putting spaces between the letters for now. It was letting other people use the word, so I don't know why it was not letting me.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I think eBay is just acting up or something. Try again later and see. I used to buy food on eBay until I bought something expired once and got food poisoning. I didn't know they still allow food listings. Maybe I should be brave and look around again. I wonder if vegan baking would sell since a lot of it is hard to find. I make a yummy vegan toffee and also some fairly decent vegan cookies.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Aug 08
They have things that are prohibited and restricted, but yes you can sell food. I have seen low carb, but I have not seen vegan cookies on there.
29 Aug 08
They're making lots of unnecessary changes to Ebay at the moment, I'm finding that many things don't work as they should, especially the option of cross promotion thats available to all sellers. From the email I received they suggest they are making it better. Well the new auction format SUCKS (see my post). The cross promotion that previously gave quite few options is being scaled down so much it wont be worth using it. Please berate Ebay to stop this unnecessary change.