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Old 2003-04-30, 11:52   #1
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Default eBay suspending users for no reason?

eBay just sent me an e-mail saying that my account has been suspended, and that I need to fax a copy of my drivers license to restore it! I had a perfect feedback rating of about 25, with no negatives!
I've heard that there is a bunch of junk going on with them right now, but this is ridicules. I don't think I'm going to go through the trouble of restoring my registration.
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Old 2003-04-30, 12:47   #2
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I suspect this is another scam from someone involved in identity theft. My parents use eBay and receive emails like this all the time. They have ignored them and still have access to eBay. Besides, eBay didn't need your DL when you registered, why would they need it now?
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Old 2003-04-30, 13:01   #3
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No, it's legit. I went to eBay and my account was suspended. I wrote them an e-mail demanding an explanation, but I'm not hopeful for a response. I have had a success rate of about %50 in getting responses from eBay to e-mails, and even when they do respond, it takes at least a week.
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Old 2003-04-30, 19:18   #4
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No, it's legit. I went to eBay and my account was suspended.
It may still be a scam, if the scammer obtained a list of recently suspended accounts.
(of course, you would expect a legit suspension notice email from eBay in that case.)

You are wise not to fax your DL until you get a d@#n good reason from them.
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Old 2003-05-01, 02:01   #5
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Must be nice - I've had a *0* % responce rate to my emails to eBay over the last 6 months - and have basically told them where they can shove their ripoff ways.

eBay used to be a good service, but of late they've turned into too much of a money-grubbing group for me to tolerate.
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Old 2003-05-01, 03:12   #6
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I don't sell much on eBay anymore, but I sometimes buy... I got lucky today...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11216&item=3020971229&rd=1

:)
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Old 2003-05-01, 05:07   #7
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Those Cobalt machines are really sweet.
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Old 2003-05-01, 17:34   #8
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Quote:
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I don't sell much on eBay anymore, but I sometimes buy... I got lucky today...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11216&item=3020971229&rd=1
In looking at the bid history for this item, I notice user vladimirrojas has seven consecutive bids, ranging from $650 to $1000. What's up with that?
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Old 2003-05-01, 17:46   #9
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In looking at the bid history for this item, I notice user vladimirrojas has seven consecutive bids, ranging from $650 to $1000. What's up with that?
If you'll notice, oortcloudcoding made a bid of $1012 BEFORE vladimirrojas's bids. The $1012 was a proxy bid oortcloudcoding had made. After he made that bid, the current bid would have been the previous bid plus $25 (the bid increment), probably $626. Vladimirrojas was incrementing his bid up until he passed oortcloudcoding's bid, because you don't see what the current high bidder's maximum bid is.

Oh, and those blankety-blanks haven't responded to my e-mail yet. I probably have a better chance of finding a 10,000,000 digit prime then getting a response from them. I used to really enjoy eBay, too.
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Old 2003-05-05, 11:36   #10
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I almost had a heart attack this morning when I opened my inbox and actually saw an e-mail response from eBay . For some reason, they thought someone had hacked into my account, and that is why they shut it down. But it's back now. I guess I really shouldn't have jumped to conclusions before, but I don't think anyone can really blame me.

Who knows, maybe eBay is actually trying to improve after al the bad press they've been getting recently?
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Old 2003-05-05, 15:50   #11
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Ebay rocks! As someone that collects hard to find items (not computer related) it will have 500% more inventory then the rest of the web combined. My parents in there mid 50's, sell about 50 items a week and its my mothers full time job.

Ebay did the right thing in your situation, better to be sure then guess wrong.
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