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Can't contact AOL user who won my eBay auction - What to do?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Greg_Y, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

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    I had an auction end last night. I immediately sent the winner an e-mail explaining payment instructions, etc. It got bounced back to me a few minutes later with the following explanation:
     
  2. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    Try contact EBay customer service and see if they can contact the user on your behave, or try using Hotmail, Yahoo mail,..., just in case your ISP is having problems.
     
  3. Pete_S

    Pete_S Stunt Coordinator

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    If you have Instant Messenger, you could try contacting the person that way, too. (Since it's an AOL user, their screenname will be the same on IM.)
     
  4. Mark Hsieh

    Mark Hsieh Agent

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    Check the headers. They might be using a remailer.
     
  5. Michael*K

    Michael*K Screenwriter

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    The remailer is probably eBay itself. They use a double-blind system so that users can initially only contact each other through a mail form.
     
  6. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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  7. Mark Hsieh

    Mark Hsieh Agent

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    I doubt its E-Bay. I'm an avid Ebayer and get questions and ask questions often and am able to respond/get response with any problems. Again, check the headers to see if they are using a remailer.
    Oh yeah, it might also be your e-mail system because a couple weeks ago, a couple domains were banned by my isp for some reason so I couldn't get e-mail but everything is dandy now.
     

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