Received this email a few days ago:

Subject: VeRO NOTICE: eBay Listing(s) Removed - VeRO Program
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 21:51:39 PDT (Thu 14:51 EST)

Dear Alexander Zangerl

The following listing:

NNNNNNNNNN - GBA ~ Shrek 2 ~ NEW IN BOX ~ $1 NR!

was removed because the intellectual property rights owner notified
eBay that the listing potentially infringes its copyright, trademark
or other rights.  Due to this claim, and the fact that the feedback
system is no longer available, we strongly urge you not to complete
this transaction.

You can get more information on eBay's cooperation with intellectual
property rights owners at:

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this issue.


Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)
eBay Inc

The item was an original gameboy game, in the original box. Apparently some asshole in the US decided that their official extortionist pricing is a "right" and that you are a Bad Guy if you buy the thing cheaply in the US, then sell it second hand over here. (Well don't sell it cheap over there then!) Bastards. Fools. Assholes. Greedy capitalist swine (I've been reading too much Orwell lately).

The hilarious part of course is that I bought the thing some months ago. Needless to say that "we strongly urge you not to complete the transaction" just makes me laugh and show them the finger.

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