davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
[personal profile] davidgillon
I was lurking with my browser on an ebay page earlier, waiting to bid on an item at the last minute, when a Windows mail message popped up at the bottom of the screen - eBay warning there'd been unauthorised access to my account*, so they'd blocked it, reset my password and refunded any charges, plus disconnected my paypal account.

After I'd peeled myself off the ceiling given the untimely coincidence, I checked and yep, I was locked out of my account. Fortunately eBay has resetting your password well automated, so I was able to reset it and log back in again, just in time to see the item I wanted go for a third more than I was prepared to pay - I'm not too upset at losing it, there was a bunch of stuff I already have in the package, and the item I actually wanted, a set of out-of-print wargames rules, will eventually get an ebook version, so I'd restricted my bid to what that will go for when eventually realeased.

I still haven't forgiven eBay for the wheelchair fiasco, but praise where praise is due, they got it right here.

OTOH I may just leave Paypal disconnected for a while (and I'll be paying close attention to my next Paypal statement).


* Definitely not a false-positive misidentification of me, I hadn't done anything yet.
 

 


Phew!

Date: 2017-08-14 12:00 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: harbor seal's head with caption "seal of approval" (Approval)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Maybe PP membership is more required for eBay transactions?

Since PayPal also offers a pay-by-credit-card option in almost all cases, I turned off PayPal at the beginning of the year.

Date: 2017-08-14 05:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
Did you end up getting the wheelchair fiasco sorted out in the end?

What was the final outcome?

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