Ebay Encryption

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaxHeadRoom, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. MaxHeadRoom

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    I have found that ebay is making it very difficult to contact a seller directly now, they do not allow ones email address to appear in a message.
    Even the old Joe-at-yahoo-dot-com method is removed. :mad:
    Anyone circumvented this?
    I guess I could try the simple substitute numbers for letters.? :p
    Max.
     
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  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    OK, I found the answer on the web if anyone is interested.
    reversed joe@yahoo.com would be moc.oohay ta eoj
    Max.
     
  3. DerStrom8

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    Funny you should bring this up now, I just had this problem last week. I can't remember if I reversed the email or what. Thanks for verifying though, it's good to know.

    Matt
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    moc.oohay ta eoj

    They probably think I'm Filipino? ;)
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  5. shortbus

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    I get at lot of car parts and other things on Ebay and have not had any trouble talking to the sellers. But I use the "ask seller a question" feature at the bottom of every listing.
     
  6. MaxHeadRoom

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    Talking to sellers is not a problem.
    It is when you want to contact each other out of ebay message system.
    Max.
     
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  7. sirch2

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    Which of course is exactly what they don't want because they can loose their commission. It might not be good for you either, at least communicating via ebay you have a third party record should there be a dispute.
     
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  8. takao21203

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    however dont trade stuff with ebay merchantability on ebay.

    If you sell things which do not find buyers or are not possible to list (for instance single electronic componets), I take the responsiblity.

    I have less than 5% off ebay sales, or maybe about that, and I like using ebay incl. paying fees because transactions are recorded + I get buyers regularily + I can create a PDF catalog and so on.

    I dont have the plan to bypass ebay and stop selling on ebay, but when I see it fit I do it.

    You could pool purchases with other ebay sellers for instance.

    Each time you think it would not sell on ebay, or it did not sell- sell it somewhere else.

    Or you write:

    my USA outlook is johngone

    You can also offer to put it as ebay custom item, thats perfectly legal, and then you can discuss it as custom item your partner wants to buy, end of line.

    one purchase, and you get each others emails.

    but again, I really remind you as a ebay pro not intentionally to bypass it.

    Its OK to give a poor student a one off with a deep discount, but keep it to a low percentage.

    Many big chinese also have websites and they are supposedly allowed to do so.

    Be clever and wise if you use ebay and keep it in good standing.

    rules are there to be broken, but you have to know the rules (One Microsoft important guy said that).
     
  9. MaxHeadRoom

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    But there are times where seller and buyer find they have a mutual interest in a certain area and want to exchange information, photo's, techniques, PDF's etc, and it gets too cumbersome through ebay message.
    You may have been outbid so you do not get each others email.
    I realize that Ebay do not want deals outside of ebay for obvious reasons, it is purely a monetary concern on their part.
    I have been an ebay member since it inception, so I have seen all the 'warts'.
    Max.
     
  10. Markd77

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    I just have a small image with the email in it and attach it if needed. Usually I use it so that we can exchange images or PDFs because if you attach an image to an ebay message they reduce the size and quality of it so much that it is useless.
     
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