EBay Will Send Your Full Name, Location, And Phone Number To Any Auction Bidder Who Asks

(Kazuhisa OTSUBO)

Reader A. is a full-time eBay seller, who recently listed and sold a pricey item for a relative, splitting the proceeds. Relatively early in the auction, something happened that surprised and upset A: one of the bidders requested his contact information on file from eBay, which included his phone number and the city and state where he lives. eBay automatically sent it to the bidder without consulting him. Why?

Maybe this is well known to frequent eBay sellers, but A....

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