eBay blocks the sale of a Pokémon Go account

6 August 2016 - A former University student of Minnesota-Duluth claims to have reached one of the highest levels in the game "Pokemon Go". Now his game account is being sought after to buy. He sold it on eBay but the sale has been blocked by eBay siting the sale is in violation of the game owners terms of use.

WCCO (CBS) in Minneapolis reports that the former student, Adrian Allen, spent about 19 days to hit level 30 in the popular mobile game. He says he walked nearly nine miles a day playing the game and lost 12 pounds in weight. He then tried to sell his account on eBay on the back of a suggestion, with a buy it now price of $15,000.

“I got an email saying, ‘Hey, somebody straight up bought your account,’ so that was very exciting,” said Allen. “The next day I guess, I tried to pull the money from eBay and that’s when I got the notification from them that they were blocking the transaction.”

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The reason for blocking the sale is that selling the Pokemon Go Account is in violation of the owner, Niantic, terms of use. eBay has recently changed its policies to avoid violating other company's terms and conditions..

Allen says he hopes to find another way to contact the buyer to sell his account.

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