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08-20-2011 02:53 PM
Hi. I have a slightly different problem.
I want to buy some concert tickets for a gig in GErmany but the sellers listing is in German. I don't understand the majority of it. Is there any way i can get it translated into English before I buy?
I can't really buy in another language!!
Thanks for any help!
10-17-2011 10:54 AM
I am having the same problem - notifications all in Spanish and I speak very little.
I could change my address to a non-Spanish address, but of course then it wouldn't be my address.
After much hunting around the help pages I found this:
"The language you see depends on what country you're registered in, and you can only open an account in the country where you live. For example, if you're registered in the U.S., your account language will be English."
So basically it would seem the answer is 'tough' - you get the primary language of the country where you live regardless of whether you speak it well.
11-09-2011 03:05 AM
I also registered for ebay while living in Germany, but now live in UK and English is my first langauge.
I've tried both suggestions here (checking my account preferences - couldn't find any setting for langauge; changed my address to a UK address) without any luck.
If I logon to ebay.co.uk, I see English text. Like others here, the problem I'm trying to solve is that I always receive emails from ebay in German.
It seems rather strange that there is not a simple setting under account preferences.
11-09-2011 11:14 AM
sometimes it takes awhile for the adress change to take affect in all areas.
you might try emailing ebay and exsplaining the concern
01-12-2012 05:40 AM
I had the same problem, but found out that if I changed the country-domain in the browser-address-field, for example from: my.ebay.de/... ...to... my.ebay.co.uk/... the language will also change.
Change it to whatever country-domain you want the text to be displayed in.
01-14-2012 07:24 PM
There doesn't seem to be an e-mail address on their Help pages, only a telephone number.
To call the US with a cell phone is rather expensive…
part of doing business outside your own country.
try looking up ebay's number in europe
03-07-2012 04:23 AM
I have the same problem. I'm registered in Switzerland which is fine but this is a trilingual country speaking German, French and Italian. There is absolutly no option to change to English or any other language other than german. The site shows in German however all the emails from ebay are in German. I always have to use google translate to change the language from ebay's email messages. Please help.