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Knowing your buyer


We want all your sales to be safe and successful. Here are some ways to help make your sale go smoothly.

Icons

The chart below explains the icons that a buyer can have next to their user ID.

Icon Meaning

The user has been a registered eBay user for 30 days or less.

The user has changed their user ID within the last 30 days.

Limits on buyers

For each of your listings, you can manage bidders and buyers to limit or block who may bid on or purchase your items. You can create your own list of eBay members who will no longer be permitted to bid on or buy any of your items. Before blocking a buyer, we recommend that you email him or her and clearly state why you will not accept bids or Buy It Now purchases from him or her in the future.

You can also select buyer requirements for your listings by going to the Seller Preferences section in My eBay. These requirements are based on characteristics, such as buyers who are registered in countries where you don’t ship, rather than specific user IDs.

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