Thanks, Stefan! The links are fixed now.
Now, here is the email I received from eBay when it cancelled my auction. I copy it here in full, as it might help others understand the pitfalls of using certain wording in the aucton title.
Dear Aleksey Baulin (email@example.com
We appreciate that you chose eBay to list the following item:
5945220588 Massage Ball for the Blind - Mint puzzle like Rubik's
However, your listing(s) were in violation of eBay's listing policies. We would
like to take this opportunity to let you know what part of your listing(s) are
Your listing contained the following information:
We realize you may not be aware of this policy, but using such terms in this
way is considered "Search Manipulation," which is not permitted by eBay.
Search Manipulation is any practice that results in searches on eBay returning
irrelevant listings or that otherwise inhibits a user▓s ability to accurately
locate specific items. This violates the Comparisons section of our Search
Specifically, your listing included a comparison to a brand name product(s) in
the listing title. For example, the title "Gold Rolex watch at a Swatch price"
is not permitted on eBay because it makes a comparison between the item
offered, a Rolex watch, with a Swatch watch. Under the Comparisons restriction of our
Search Manipulation policy, sellers are not permitted to make such comparisons
between items in a listing title.
Use of words such as "like," "style," and "not" in the title of your listing
will often result in a comparison violation, so avoid using these terms in
listing titles except when they are related to the item, for example, a listing of
the movie "Some Like it Hot." The primary issue with this practice is that it
negatively impacts our search engine.
As an exception to our Search Manipulation guidelines, sellers are allowed to
compare the item they are offering to one other similar product in the listing
description, so long as the listing is not misleading in any way as to which
company made the item offered. For example, the seller offering the Rolex watch
could compare the price of the item to that of a Swatch watch in the listing
description, as long as it were the only celebrity or brand name comparison used
in the listing description. Again, this comparison could only be made in the
listing description, and would not be permitted in the listing title.
Search manipulation is unfair to members who may be searching for a specific
item and receive inaccurate search results. Users often are confused and
frustrated by such tactics. Certain uses of brand names may also constitute trademark
infringement and could expose sellers to legal liability.
Because it is in violation of eBay's Search Manipulation policy, your
listing(s) has been ended early. All associated fees have been credited to your account.
This notice is based solely upon review of the aforementioned listing. We
encourage you to review all of your listings to ensure they are in full compliance
with our guidelines. If found to be in violation of one or more of our
guidelines, your current listings will be subject to further disciplinary action,
including the cancellation of your listings.
To review our Search Manipulation guidelines in full, please see the following
http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/lis ... words.html
For a better understanding of our listing guidelines and how they affect the
way you list your items, please visit the following page:
Future listings that demonstrate a pattern of violations may result in the
termination of all of your listings, and repeated occurrences may jeopardize your
eBay account status. We sincerely value you as a member of our trading community
and look forward to a continued successful relationship. To ensure this
relationship, we must respectfully ask that you abide by our guidelines and User
Agreement in the future.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)