I hate most things about EBAY, the irritatingly happy people singing songs of joy campaigns, the sneaky way they invade your privacy, Ex CEO Meg Whitman, and more than anything I hate the wait as you try to get a live person to talk with you as well as the way they try to do anything rather than speak with you.
I bought a few things several years ago and found it to be a inconsistent and unhappy way to do business.
For one thing, It is really buyer beware and to make it all worse you have EBAY invading your privacy at every turn and sending you relentless emails even after you beg them to stop.
After threatening litigation to stop their endless emails, I resolved never never to have anything to do with EBAY.
About that same time, I heard an urban legend that EBAY had a sophisticated tracking system that linked people in a kind of phone tree. If one of your friends dissed eBay, you could be on their blacklist.
That sounds pretty extreme, but you know EBAY wants to know everything about you and does not want you to speak back to them. They give you chat buttons that don’t work and Internet questions that go round and round.
Unfortunately, for me I was asked by a relative to purchase something on EBAY. I really wanted to decline but I didn’t and then I entered EBAY hell as I tried to remember the name and email address of that old account I had
After trying everything in the book to find it I finally decided to try and unearth a secret EBAY telephone number where a live person would address me. Here’s how I did it. I created a second account with my same name and then waited for the EBAY spies in the surveillance department to find it.
Guess what? They emailed me a phone number where I only had to wait 15 minutes instead of never for a live person to pick up the phone.
And guess what, I am going to share it with you so perhaps you too can avoid EBAY hell.
1-866-890-3229 It is the number for accounts they want to interrogate more but I suggest you interrogate EBay reps about that vase you bought which never arrived. LOL