You wouldn't believe the amont of sales that Flea-bay has removed from me for silly reasons. Very frustrating, especially when it was on for a week, and I was getting some good bids on a item, and in the last hour it gets blocked or removed. And Im not talking about illegal stuff or anything, but sometimes its just the way something is defined in the add.
Was trying to sell a French fire man helmet last month that I picked up at a car boot sale. After a couple of days ebay decided to remove the add because you are (apparently) not aloud to sell pieces of uniform of the fire brigade or police. Strange as at the same time similar helmets were being sold on ebay. It turned out I didn't mention in the add it was an old helmet, and they didn't use a model like that anymore.
I think (cant proove it though) that some buyers just report an item and after ebay removes them, without even checking there is something wrong with the add, they contact you to place a bid. Happend to me a few times, adds removed for no reason and recieving mails if it was still for sale.