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Cvs-1-1-1 I was bidding on a CVS camera to hack, and eBay pulled the auction. I am not sure why. Dear phillip m torrone- The following listing: 7536840005 – CVS One Time Use Digital Video Camcorder With Sound – has been removed from eBay for violating eBay policy. Since this listing was removed, you are not required to complete the transaction. For a complete list of eBay’s policies, please visit. Any ideas?

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Bucky2K says:

    That sucks. The closes thing that I can find is the Anti-circumvention policy, since they assume you’re going to hack it (which you are, right?).

    That blows, but eBay has the power to do that.

  2. willtravel says:

    Is the person listing the camera using images taken from the CVS website? My understanding is that eBay has some kind of automated scanner that checks if images used in auctions have a copyright that does not belong to the lister, and will pull those auctions.

  3. willtravel says:

    Is the person listing the camera using images taken from the CVS website? My understanding is that eBay has some kind of automated scanner that checks if images used in auctions have a copyright that does not belong to the lister, and will pull those auctions.

  4. d.gendreau says:

    Did you try emailing the seller to complete the transaction privately?
    I do this often when I find an ended auction with no bids.

  5. morrows_end says:

    Check ebay for other camera auctions, there are several still listed with ending dates from 1 minute to 6 days. On a side note, I suggest the quickinstaller for the camera, it is much easier to use than any other driver.

  6. willtravel says:

    More info here on why this might have happened.

    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20030925.html

  7. morcheeba says:

    Anyone is free to use my pictures, just please host them yourself.

    The anti-circumvention policy? That only applies to devices that hack, not the devices that get hacked — they wouldn’t pull xbox sales because they are hackable. But even the anti-circumvention clause wouldn’t hold water because the photographer, as the copyright holder, is the only person that is has the authority to decide who can download the videos.

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