I get requests for my email all the time, and always reply with the same thing: “communicating off platform is a violation of the TOS and can get you banned. Is there some specific reason whatever it is that you want to send me cannot be uploaded here?”
His response was that he didn’t want to have to copy/paste all the text here. “Wouldn’t you have to do the same if you were going to email it to me?” He finally uploaded the details here.
My question is whether or not anyone has ever seen a buyer be banned for violating the TOS for things like asking to communicate off platform. I hear sob stories of sellers who do it all the time, but I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of a buyer being banned for doing to same thing that would get us sellers kicked off. Especially, in this case, when he admits to having done so “many times with all of the other sellers” he works with.
99% of the time the buyer recognizes their mistake and just send it here, but this morning I got a guy who was a little more…insistent. He replied that he does this all the time with lots of other buyers, to which I responded “that’s great, but it’s still a TOS violation and I am