on 08-25-2012 12:25 PM
I e-mailed the seller to his gmail account per his instruction on his eBay listing, he replied me asking for my name, address, zip, mobile phone number, ebay ID saying that it's for Buyer Protection program, is this safe to release these personal info to his gmail account and not via eBay e-mails to be able to BIN on his items??
on 08-25-2012 01:31 PM
E-Mail addresses are not allowed in eBay listings for reasons just such as this, to prevent gullible misinformed buyers from being lured into off-eBay scams.
If you can't buy by clicking bid/BIN/Offer, and pay through eBay checkout, then it should smell like a rat to you.
You need to read up on eBay Buyer Protection on how to keep yourself safe.
on 08-25-2012 01:07 PM
Sounds like a scam - or they are trying to do an off-ebay transaction. doesn't make any sense either way. What is the item number?