A nice litle scam is going on in Australia where most of the eBay Safety Division are straight out crooks and in at least one case - a convicted Child Molestor. We got the Child Molestor fired by eBay, for chatting up children bidding on eBay, but the bulk of the other safety division Employees will not let you list certain items unless you pay a Bribe to their own PayMate.com account.
They wait until a seller has bought bulk stock of an expensive line. Then they rule it as unsafe to list or against some nonsense eBay rule, which they quote but you cannot check up on. Yet when you pay them the $100 or $200 they allow your listing to go ahead for 1-2 months then they pull the same scam again. As they have all your sales records they can see what lines are moving well and the price. If you happen to have a ONE OFF line that's what they pounce on. Three times in the past 12 months they have pulled the same stunt on the same SALES line with us. They have nearly sent us to the wall.
Complaints to Austrakia HQ eBay and World eBay HQ do not even evoke the courtesy of a reply. You can FAX or EMAIL as long as you want. They do not answer phone calls and they do not have the courtesy to do anything about the Criminal Employees we actually name and provide details of their PayMate accounts.