Ebay cancelled my listings because I linked to Frontier (wholesaler) and Trado

I very carefully studied the Ebay guidelines and I THOUGHT that you were not supposed to link to your products at your own store.

So, I didn't.

I linked to Frontier and included the Trado links so that people can GET Trados.

Note that I did NOT link to the store!

I just got these two emails from Ebay:

Dear tradostore(xxx@tradostore.com),

You recently listed the following listing:

We recently removed the following listing:

280309423612 - 1 oz Allspice - ORGANIC wholesale - 25 Trados accepted
280309425497 - 2 oz. Red Raspberry Leaf ORGANIC - 25 Trados accepted
280309424446 - 2 oz. Cajun Seasoning ORGANIC - 25 Trados accepted
280309425242 - 2 oz. Spearmint Leaf ORGANIC - 25 Trados accepted
280309425733 - 2 oz. Hibiscus Flowers ORGANIC - 25 Trados accepted
280309424853 - 2 oz. Garlic Pepper ORGANIC - 25 Trados accepted
280309421978 - 2 oz. Black Peppercorns ORGANIC wholesale - 25 Trados
280309413074 - 2 oz. Cayenne Pepper ORGANIC wholesale - 25 Trados
280309426265 - 1 oz. Cranberry Orange Black Tea ORGANIC - 25 Trados

The listing was removed because it violated the eBay Inappropriate Links policy. The violation occurred when you included the following information in your listing:

description
http://www.frontiercoop.com/

http://www.tradobank.org/

http://trado.info/content/what-are-benefits-various-trado-accounts

A link is any mechanism that takes a user to another Web site. Links can appear in the form of text, images, logos, or icons. Some are clickable, some are not.

Sellers can include some types of links in their listing if those links are intended to give potential buyers more detailed information about an item in their listings.

For more information on this eBay policy, please visit:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/listing-links.html

The 2nd Ebay mail:

 

You recently listed the following listing:

280309413074 - 2 oz. Cayenne Pepper ORGANIC wholesale - 25% Trados
280309421978 - 2 oz. Black Peppercorns ORGANIC wholesale - 25% Trados
280309423612 - 1 oz Allspice - ORGANIC wholesale - 25% Trados accepted
280309424446 - 2 oz. Cajun Seasoning ORGANIC - 25% Trados accepted
280309424853 - 2 oz. Garlic Pepper ORGANIC - 25% Trados accepted
280309425242 - 2 oz. Spearmint Leaf ORGANIC - 25% Trados accepted
280309425497 - 2 oz. Red Raspberry Leaf ORGANIC - 25% Trados accepted
280309425733 - 2 oz. Hibiscus Flowers ORGANIC - 25% Trados accepted
280309426265 - 1 oz. Cranberry Orange Black Tea ORGANIC - 25% Trados

Unfortunately, we had to remove your listing because the following information violates our policy:

Description
All TradoStore spices, herbs and teas are certified organic and purchased through the wholesale division of the
Frontier Natural Products Co-op at http://www.frontiercoop.com/.

While you can purchase directly from Frontier, TradoStore products are priced BELOW Frontier retail prices.

We notified members who placed bids on the item that the listing has been canceled.

Using systems and techniques to circumvent, or avoid, eBay fees is not permitted. Fee avoidance, or "circumvention," is damaging to the online marketplace, puts sellers who pay their fees at a disadvantage, and damages members' trust.

Offering buyers the opportunity to purchase an item or other merchandise outside of eBay is considered a form of fee avoidance.

For more detailed guidelines about off-eBay sales, please visit:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/rfe-spam-non-ebay-sale.html

For more information about this eBay policy, please go to:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/listing-circumventing.html

Please note: violation of this or other eBay policies may result in forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings, limits on account privileges and account suspension.

Your listing(s) may be eligible for relisting through My eBay. If your listing is eligible, you will see the listing in your Unsold Items page within My eBay. Listings that are not eligible for relisting will not be visible in the Unsold Items page.

To relist your item, sign in to eBay, go to My eBay to your Unsold items, and select the item that was canceled -- it's highlighted with a yellow banner. Before relisting, please make any changes necessary to ensure that your revised listing is in compliance with the law and eBay policies. You might want to check your other listings for similar violations as well.

You can review our listing removal policies and seller rules by clicking the links below.

Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,

eBay Trust and Safety team

Why eBay may remove your listing:
http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/questions/listing-ended.html

Knowing the rules for sellers:
http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/policies.html

H5401

This just goes to show what a vile outfit Ebay is and there really should be an alternative, an auction site NOT run by corporate morons.