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Forums - General Discussion - Are These Ebay Bots?

Hey, I was looking at the feedback page on an ebay seller I was interested in, and while it's nice that this seller's gotten so much praise, every name on his feedback page was listed as just two letters/numbers with a bunch of asterisks between them.

I find this really shady. Are these just a bunch of bots, or is ebay not allowed to reveal buyers' names on a seller's feedback page? Just wanna make sure I'm not walking into some kind of scam.



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Buyers names are not shown on feedback pages. Obviously, I can't vouch for the guy, but nothing suspicious about that.



JWeinCom said:

Buyers names are not shown on feedback pages. Obviously, I can't vouch for the guy, but nothing suspicious about that.

Ok, then I don't find it suspicious, thanks.



Buyers names are not shown but their rating is.



As others said eBay hides  user IDs now and has done for many years.

I would be more worried if they had a say 90% bid activity with that seller, means they probably shilling their own listings.



 

 

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Cobretti2 said:

As others said eBay hides  user IDs now and has done for many years.

I would be more worried if they had a say 90% bid activity with that seller, means they probably shilling their own listings.

That's a legit concern, but I was concerned that they were just random bots made to give a fraudulent seller a good public image.