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A dilemma....

I went to list a book, which I hadn't  had listed for 6 months or more.

 

Checked other copies for prices, condition etc and to my absolute horror , I have found my own copy there.

 

I supposedly relisted about 2 weeks ago.

 

The problem is, I haven't relisted it all. It's not on my selling list and hasn't been there for some months.

 

I can't give an item number as it's not on  my  listings.

 

Is this a new glitch or something else eBay is up to???

 

Any help would  be appreciated.

 

Sandra

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to the4masters2013

Is it actually your listing what I mean has it got all your details and not some other seller?

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to kollector18
Most definately mine. All the details are correct for anything I sell.
It's also my photo, not a stock photo.

It's just plain weird!
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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to the4masters2013

It's not that someone has just copied and pasted one of your actual listings (photo and all) and the posted it as their own listing ?

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to the4masters2013

I wonder if it is some kind of 'glitch' caused from ebay's new look/layout for store pages ?

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to enigmabear
That did cross my mind but they would have done it over 6 months ago when I had it up last.
It gives the correct location and post code as well as the correct price, postage and everything else.
Good luck for someone else selling it as it should come through my account....I hope!
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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to enigmabear
If it some sort of glitch, I am so not impressed to say the least. I can cope with most glitches but this is way beyond a joke.
Hope it hasn't happened to anyone else.
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Is it selling under another eBay ID ?

If so then possibly a hijacked account for getting personal deatails when someone buys.

They could have googled for items to list.

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to kopenhagen5

I was going to ask next, if it is listed under another member name, if that member had bought from you or bid on your books in the past, and if so, if maybe their account had been hijacked and scammer has then gotten listing details from the genuine account owner's bids/offers history

 

 

 

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to enigmabear
Also a reply to Kopenhagen 5... my stomach just did major butterflies!!
I've gone back in and the seller is me!!!! Thankfully not another seller. I might cross out the hijacked account.
I might just have to think it's a glitch of some sort..I hope.
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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to the4masters2013

Or is it possible someone is in on your account.

I would probably consider changing my passwords.

 

But then again, if it's your listing, probably a glitch.

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to kopenhagen5

Thank you.

I had changed my passwords about 4 or 5 weeks ago.

 

At least I was pointed in the right direction and double checked the so-called listing.

It's most definitaley mine.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to the4masters2013

Many thanks to everyone for their help.

 

I am putting it down as a glitch.

 

I might relist the book again, possibly in another 6 months time.

 

Your help has been very much appreciated.

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in reply to the4masters2013

If my memory serves me correctly, Stalks had a similar problem a few weeks ago, maybe she'll spot this thread and come on board

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Re: A dilemma....

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There were also some members that had their listings relisted and the items actually sold but there were no items to sell and I think stawka caught it before it got any further with hers.

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to padi*0409
Thank you for this.
As said before, I don't think my account has been hijacked because it seems to be just the one item
I'll keep my eye out to see if Stalks pops in this afternoon or tonight.
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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to kollector18
I'm lucky in the fact that if it does sell, I still have the copy available.
Didn't sell 6 months ago so I'm not holding my breath this time around!!
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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to the4masters2013

Yes., this has happened about 3 or 4 times this year, so far.

 

The items that were re-listed, unbeknown to me, were actually one-offs that were sold 

last August!!

 

I caught them in time, but only by accident, before someone bought them - again.

 

Now I'm watching very closely.

 

Another poster also mentioned last August as the time for their re-list by ebay.

Someone bought something this week that I couldn't find, and I panicked.   horror smiley.gif

 

Turned the place upside down. 

Turns out, I had misfiled it - paper goods - easy to do.     pondering-and-thinking-smiley-emoticon.gif

 

I think it might be their sneaky way of handing out defects for OOS.

 

 

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to imastawka

This is bizarre!

 

A hijacked account suddenly selling high-end items would make sense. But one selling a book...?

 

 

Spoiler

TERRORIST: Get back in your seats, everyone. Stay seated! No one make a move.

FRIGHTENED READER: Oh my God, he's got a booklight!

TERRORIST: That's right, and I will use it if any of you cause any trouble.

SECOND TERRORIST (in the Index): Captain! Turn this book around to Cuba!

CAPTAIN: But this is Passenger to Frankfurt.

SECOND TERRORIST: I don't care where you were headed. Just move the bookmark. Cuba! Now!

CAPTAIN: We don't have enough pages to get us there.

SECOND TERRORIST: We'll repaginate at Corvo!

 

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Re: A dilemma....

in reply to imastawka

I was the other person this happened to. I recently 'sold' a one-off shirt, and then couldn't find it (not an easy item to lose). I checked back through my sold items, and there it was - sold last August. I have no idea how it came to be relisted. Fortunately the person who 'bought' the shirt was very understanding, but it could have turned out quite badly. So yes, these relisting glitches can happen.