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eBay Delisting Virtual Property Auctions

Posted Jan 26, 2007 by Ben Krueger

eBay Delisting Virtual Property Auctions

Slashdot Games reports on eBay's decision to delist all RMT auctions off their website. Here's a snippet of the report:

Mr. Hani Durzy, speaking for eBay, explained that the decision to pull these items was due to the 'legal complexities' surrounding virtual property. "For the overall health of the marketplace" the company felt that the proper course of action, after considerable contemplation, was to ban the sale of these items outright. While he couldn't give me a specific date when the delistings began, he estimated that they've been coming down for about a month or so. Mr. Durzy pointed out that in reality, the company is just now following through with a pre-existing policy, as opposed to creating a new one.

You can read the entire article here.

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