Checking Ebay ID's

Ok im just wondering how many people actually check the ebay id of a seller on here and how many take it for granted that the one they give is theirs?

I have noticed a post the other day and on post 114 i asked had anyone actually checked the ebay id the person had given and by the response i got no one had even tho alot of transactions had been carried out and alot of stuff paid for

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i really dont think mnay of them actually check anything, they just hand over their money and expect their goods

i do when they havnt used the site before

Yeh,I check,I requested a Mario Kart DS other day,and was offered,they told me their eBay I.D so we just exchahnged messages direct,got them to message me on my own eBay.
I suppose anyone could make up an eBay I.D they seen on site and say it's them anyway.

well mines Ace_Hayward dontcha think thats a lil too coincidental?

I still do feel a bit nervous though about trading on here,wether as a seller or as buyer,maybe thats cos this is not purely a selling site.

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REDRANGER86;2126288

i do when they havnt used the site before



i was reading yeserday someone that had sold a fair few things and read through every thread and not once had their been any mention of an ebay name, no mention of checks etc,etc, just deal and pm your bank details:w00t:

I do - and would - unless it was someone on here that I know I could trust.... any "unknown" to me would indeed make me a lot more cautious

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sassie;2126284

i really dont think mnay of them actually check anything, they just hand … i really dont think mnay of them actually check anything, they just hand over their money and expect their goods



i get that impression, i know myself i dont check id's of established members but do of newer members ie under 15 feedback


Mum2Connor&Cerys;2126297

Yeh,I check,I requested a Mario Kart DS other day,and was offered,they … Yeh,I check,I requested a Mario Kart DS other day,and was offered,they told me their eBay I.D so we just exchahnged messages direct,got them to message me on my own eBay.I suppose anyone could make up an eBay I.D they seen on site and say it's them anyway.




yeah thats what im trying to say it doesnt take long to exchange messages.


Oh and btw the guys id checked out on the above mentioned thread

becks, would you trust me?

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Ace Hayward;2126302

well mines Ace_Hayward dontcha think thats a lil too coincidental?



no that would still make me check cos you could pick an ebay name with good feedback and use it as your id for here trying to lul people into a false sense of security

say i have 1000 +feedback on fleabay i come on here ready to scam people i show you my feedback answer some q's then rip you all off what can you do with my ebay id?

Ace Hayward;2126311

becks, would you trust me?



i wouldnt not after i saw that clapping video

Ace Hayward;2126311

becks, would you trust me?



On the basis - this is the first time I have spoken to you then I would be cautious and asked for appropiate checks etc
BUT my judgement goes because I have got to know about a dozen of people on here off site. So nothing personal :friends:

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REDRANGER86;2126317

say i have 1000 +feedback on fleabay i come on here ready to scam people … say i have 1000 +feedback on fleabay i come on here ready to scam people i show you my feedback answer some q's then rip you all off what can you do with my ebay id?



is a possibility like but your missing the point, this was a newbe and no one thought to check :whistling:

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REDRANGER86;2126317

say i have 1000 +feedback on fleabay i come on here ready to scam people … say i have 1000 +feedback on fleabay i come on here ready to scam people i show you my feedback answer some q's then rip you all off what can you do with my ebay id?



its just one more avenue really, think the ebay is just to show good feedback, the essential one to have is a landline number, the more info you have the easier it is to track someone down, i personally would only dela with someone i had checked out through ebay and paid via paypal, but would never art with alot of dosh for here or ebay anyway

allstar2;2126325

is a possibility like but your missing the point, this was a newbe and no … is a possibility like but your missing the point, this was a newbe and no one thought to check :whistling:



i know im just saying what can we actually do even if they have good feddback and still scam?

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well i think if they didnt even get the ebay feedback check how many do you think checked a landline and address as thats more 'work'

hotukdeals.com/ite…377

take a look at this i feel bad for the person who brought that wish i had seen earlier

hope they get their stuff

allstar2;2126309

i get that impression, i know myself i dont check id's of established … i get that impression, i know myself i dont check id's of established members but do of newer members ie under 15 feedbackyeah thats what im trying to say it doesnt take long to exchange messages.Oh and btw the guys id checked out on the above mentioned thread



lol u spying on me ;-)

REDRANGER86;2126392

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/182955/fs-xbox-360-with-cod4-20gb-hd-ass/showthread.php?p=2126377#post2126377take a look at this i feel bad for the person who brought that wish i had seen earlierhope they get their stuff



wow - that is bad! i hope he gets the stuff too....

its just rude the guy claims his neg feedback was a mix up! it was not! lol

can you not just send eachother messages over ebay?! i.e. they say their ebay ID and then also send you a message to your ebay account saying "yeah, it's me, see".

I have done checks via Ebay id's before but if a regular poster etc then i tend to trust more, as long as its a long time reg poster not a couple of hundred regular poster.

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morris7;2127301

can you not just send eachother messages over ebay?! i.e. they say their … can you not just send eachother messages over ebay?! i.e. they say their ebay ID and then also send you a message to your ebay account saying "yeah, it's me, see".



thats whats meant to happen but doesnt in many cases

allstar2;2126314

no that would still make me check cos you could pick an ebay name with … no that would still make me check cos you could pick an ebay name with good feedback and use it as your id for here trying to lul people into a false sense of security



I've seen that happen.

REDRANGER86;2126432

its just rude the guy claims his neg feedback was a mix up! it was not! … its just rude the guy claims his neg feedback was a mix up! it was not! lol



Surely the guy has the stuff by now, or he would be shouting the odds on the thread! I did try and step in there, as it looked very suspiscious :whistling:

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emmajk42;2129097

I've seen that happen.



me too on a few threads
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