tpg Posted May 13, 2006 Share Posted May 13, 2006 I recently bid a decent sum of money on a rather high-dollar item that later sold for about three-times by bid amount when it ended on Thursday. That night, I received an email from someone (I don't recognize the name) saying they could give me a good deal on an item just like the one I bid on but didn't win. This sounds all well and good, but I am slightly confused about how I got this message. The email came directly to my main email inbox and does not mark eBay Seller: seller_name as the sender or subject. Instead, it came directly from the person's Hotmail email. The messages section of My eBay also does not have a new message listed. So, I am wondering how it is that someone got my email from eBay and managed to send a message directly to my inbox (my email and eBay username are 100% completely NOT related) without the message coming from eBay. Also, how exactly would they know that my email is associated with bidding on this item if they didn't use eBay to get my email (again, my email is totally unrelated). What is going on here? I am tempted to respond because it would be nice to get a good deal on something for a change. However, I would not like to open up a torrent of spam emails or worse by responding. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice? Thanks all... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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