PPI labels can be sold again on eBay, at least there are none currently on the site but apparently banning the sale of PPI labels and eBay cancelling all PPI label listings was all a big mistake!
According to (log in required) they were confused with sales of fake tracking labels. Some sellers use bogus tracking labels on parcels to discourage Item Not Received Claims. Rather then paying for a tracked delivery they simply attach a barcoded sticker to their parcels to imply that Royal Mail will be scanning items on delivery. eBay say that “After reviewing some of the listings, looking at the policy guidelines and potential impact the use of these stickers can have we have decided that these stickers are not suitable for sale on the site under our ‘encouraging illegal activity’ policy”.
eBay say that “We do understand these stickers have been marketed as a deterrent to fraudulent INR claims or buyer abuse too. eBay takes these issues seriously as seen the recent announcements around which will launch soon and any Problems with an eBay Buyer Protection case can currently be reported via this .
eBay went on to say “As far as PPI Stickers are concerned these were confused with some of the stickers that needed to be removed. They were removed incorrect and we’re sorry about the confusion this has caused. Credits should have been issued for these listings at the time they were ended.”
eBay say that sellers are free to relist their PPI label listings and they should appear in seller’s unsold items and if the cancelled listings don’t then the sellers can contact customer support to have the labels restored to their unsold item listings.
Currently however a search of eBay UK doesn’t reveal any currently visible on the site.