I entered some ribbons on Ebay on Sunday and shortly there after they were removed. These were the typical WWII common ribbons. The email indicated that all government issued medals and ribbons are not allowed on Ebay. Here's the reference that was with the email.
Government documents, IDs, and licenses policy Can I sell a government-issued medal?
No, we don't allow listings for government-issued medals or their certificates. This includes the Air Force Cross, Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Purple Heart, or Silver Star. This also applies to a medal's associated buttons, ribbons, or rosettes.
I called because I have been selling medals and ribbons on Ebay for years without a problem unless it was a Purple Heart ribbon. I called, and I was told ALL Government issued medals and ribbons are against Ebay policy. I said there are a ton of medals and ribbons on Ebay and I have also had them on Ebay for years without a problem. She said, well we are taking the medals and ribbons off as we can.
I still wasn't happy because I thought about it and I thought this must be a mistake. So I called again today, and I was told the same thing. I said then why do you have a category for medals and ribbons. She indicated that they were going to have to remove the category. So I took all of the 20 ribbons that I had entered off of Ebay and put them on my website.
Have any of you encountered this before?