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Site draws up rules for iPhone auctions

Move designed to protect buyers and selllers


Apple Iphone on sale in the states

Internet auction giant eBay has introduced measures to regulate sales of Apple’s new iPhone on its site.

It says it’s been forced to act due to the high demand and limited supply of the phone and also to protect both buyers and sellers.

The phone is only on sale in the US, where it was released at the end of June, and in order to be able to sell it on eBay’s UK and Irish sites you must:

  • be aware that one day listings and three-day listings are not allowed
  • offer PayPal as a payment method.
  • be aware that new sellers cannot list using the Buy It Now (Fixed Price) option.

The site is also reminding buyers to be aware that US iPhones will currently only work with a mobile contract from American telecoms company, AT&T.

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