I had thought of just using an image, though there are sellers explicitly accepting bitcoin (1 or 2 if you do a search). I understand that eBay have a policy about virtual goods, but since I'm not selling bitcoin then I can't see how they should care about the nature of the payment. People can send cash in an envelope for instance, which is pretty much equivalent to bitcoin
...then I can't see how they should care about the nature of the payment.
never bet on ebay doing what you or i see as perfectly sensible.
never bet on ebay doing what is clearly in their own, long-term best interests.
ebay has always followed (or perhaps led) the apple model of a walled garden. if there were any feasible way of forcing people to conduct every aspect of their on-line life inside the ebay walls, they would do it.
i fully expect the first, organized shots-across-the-bow of Bitcoin to originate somewhere in the ebay/paypal world - not from the banks or from a government. perhaps in the form of massive and unrelenting legal attacks on dwolla, radiating outward to the exchanges. we'll see...