on 01-15-2013 09:10 PM
Many carriers require the phone number - just in case something goes wrong with the delivery.
If you trust your seller with your name and address (not to mention your money), why worry about a phone number? Anyone can Google your address and get a picture of your house and full driving directions. (If you don't believe me, try it yourself.)
Leaving a phone number seems trivial to me, given that fact.
Just give your cell number if your home phone makes you uncomfortable.
on 01-15-2013 09:05 PM
Please do not YELL at us.
Shipments going by UPS or FedEx require phone numbers. That is the carrier's rules, not eBay's.