Why eBay Should Allow US to See What a Buyer Purchases…

Once upon a time on eBay… I was able to see what buyers were bidding and buying .  I didn’t really use this to be a nosy person, more to see if they might be scamming me or trying to get something for nothing.

Example 1:

I had a buyer want to return a black cat cookie jar.  When I received it back, it was not the cookie jar I sent them, but a similar style, and a OWL.  I went and looked at their purchase history, I see they purchase the cat from me, a cat from someone else and an owl.  I messaged them and they apologized and told me they confused their purchases.  They paid to send the owl back, and it was over.  If that happened on eBay today, I’d have no proof to show the buyer what they did.

Example 2:

A buyer messaged me told me the silverware I sent was not in the wood box as shown, and it was 8 pieces short.  I was able to look up what they purchased, remind them they bought silverware from someone else, and then let them know that *my* item hadn’t even arrived yet.

I recently found Watch Count.

If you’ve not checked out this service.. you should.  It really helped me out with a buyer that thought I should finance their lace underwear for 30days.

mrsbspHello, Mrs. B here IF?? I Bid on these Persay? & Win them as well???? would you be willing to Wait for Payment on Nov 18th when My ss check comes in?? So Please!!!! let ME know either way ASAP!!!! Thanks Mrs BPs!! I would LOVE to have them.

I thought this was odd.  The underwear were under 10.00, so I went to check out their WATCH COUNT to see what they’ve bid on… Turns out they seem to be bidding on quite a bit.



They’ve bid on 33 items and paid as much as 33.00 for a pair of underwear.  They also like baby blankets….  I didn’t want to be rude, but I also didn’t want to be taken advantage of, so I thought I’ll just let them know I can not wait from mid October to November 18th for payment.


I responded with “I don’t know that I can wait a month for payment.”

I thought it would be best to not point out that they were still actively buying things without any money AND that social security checks come out on the first of the month.

mrsbsp4They responded with “thanks anyway i changed my mind i don’t want them now i’ii look somewhere elese alot cheaiper at that.”

So this kind of annoyed me.. I mean, don’t insult me by telling me you can buy “somewhere elese” lace panties  “cheaiper”so I responded with:

mrsbsp3I did a little checking, and it appears that all SS checks go out on the first.  eBay is not a layaway program.  I went and looked at your buying records, and see that you have enough money now to buy things… I see that “Mrs” B buys a lot of lace underwear and baby blankets.

I wish you much luck in the future.

They responded with..

mrsbsp5“WHY ?????? don’t you mind your own Dm’n BUSSINEss & DROP DEAD TOO AND KISS MY you know what !!!!!!!!”

You think that “Mrs” B means his lace covered “you know what”?

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