Forced eBay ID Change?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Wed Feb 4 20:37:56 2004

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Teo Zenios wrote:

> Considering that eBay is nothing more then a middleman between a buyer and a
> seller I can see why they would not want it to be easy for people using the
> system to communicate between each other through eBay. You can easily ask
> any seller a question you want for any active auction.

Right, and with a valid eBay account you can always directly contact other
users to offer stuff. True, some of the more goody-two-shoes users may
turn you in, but I wouldn't doubt that eBay has some filters in place to
flag these messages for review and then restricts accounts where this is

> My only problem with eBay to date is not being able to browse auctions more
> then a month old to find out the selling price history (or availability) of
> things I want to add to my collection. I haven't been burned by them yet so
> I cant comment on their customer support over disputes.

Yes, that sucks majorly. Wired a couple issues ago had a top 100 ideas
kinda article, and one of them was for eBay to keep the listings up past
30 days. Such an unfriendly company...

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