Do EBAY memberships lapse?

Just thought I'd ask, bought something (not cycling related) off EBAY a few days ago and discovered to my inconvenience that my previous membership didn't work. I asked Ebay to confirm my login name and password but got no response. So I then tried re-registering a new account with ebay but using exactly the same username and personal details as before (but with a different password). Ebay didn't object. I managed to complete the purchase using the new registration.

I don't recall getting any E-mail to say my previous membership had lapsed. I think I last used Ebay about a year ago to make an (unsuccessful) bid.

Questions: 1. should they have allowed my former membership to lapse without telling me? 2. Even so, should they have 'released' my former username so that I could use it again - meaning that some rogue user could have snapped up my username and used it for nefarious purpose?

Should I complain?
 

swee'pea99

Legendary Member
Absolutely you should complain. Always a good idea. As to your other questions, I haven't a clue.

Let rip. Go on, you know you want to.
 

mark barker

New Member
Location
Swindon, Wilts
Surprised that the old account had been cancelled, mine goes unused for ages and never had a problem. I don't see the reissue of a user name as a problem though, the feedback rating will be zero and it'll be flagged as a new user, so not sure how anyone could benefit from that?
 

numbnuts

Legendary Member
I have two accounts one I use all the time the other is just a spare one, bough 2 items on the spare in the last 10 years
 

annedonnelly

Girl from the North Country
I once tried to use the Forgot Password link from Ebay and never received an e-mail from them. In the meantime I remembered which of my many passwords I'd set it to.

I have no problems receiving e-mails when I buy through Ebay so I assumed their Forgot Password process was a bit dodgy. I only use my account infrequently and it's never lapsed.
 

taxing

Well-Known Member
I once tried to use the Forgot Password link from Ebay and never received an e-mail from them. In the meantime I remembered which of my many passwords I'd set it to.

I have no problems receiving e-mails when I buy through Ebay so I assumed their Forgot Password process was a bit dodgy. I only use my account infrequently and it's never lapsed.
I had this problem! I was worried that someone had pinched my account and changed the associated email address because I did know my password and it just wasn't working, so I kept emailing them and got nothing. Then two years later I tried the Forgot Password link again on a whim and it worked. I got my old account back. Weird.
 
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