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Want To Block Someone On eBay? Here's How You Do It

Date December 13, 2018 12:13

So, you are selling something on eBay? We want to buy it right now! Just kidding. This is an article about one of the most common issues on the platform – the buyers. How can they become a problem, you might ask. Well, typically, there are three very reasonable factors: they might give you bad, unfounded feedback; they might ask way too many questions or make lots of requests; they might be lowballers (people who set way too low price). That’s more than enough of the reasons to learn how to avoid such situations.

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How to block buyer on eBay

First of all, eBay has lots of functions you might not be aware of. So if you don’t know whether you can or cannot block someone on eBay, the answer is yes. To be more precise, any seller has total control over who can or cannot bid on and buy the products. So in order to block a buyer you should follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to your listing page.
  2. Click on the Block bidders or buyers.
  3. Enter the username of the buyer you want to block.
  4. Submit the request.

To restore the blocked buyer, simply go to the blocking page and delete their name from the box. Then, press the Submit button. You can you add up to 5,000 buyers into the blocked list.

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How to block from messaging

The next thing you can do is to block someone from messaging you on eBay. Firstly, you will have to add them to your blocked bidders list. Then, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your Account tab;
  2. Then click on the Site Preferences;
  3. Go to the Buyer Requirements and click on the Edit button;
  4. Tick the box that reads not to allow blocked users to contact you;
  5. Submit the request.

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This procedure will prevent all blocked buyers from messaging you. In case, you want to restore this option. Just follow the same steps and untick the box. Don’t forget to submit the request, otherwise, the changes will not be saved.

Important note: If you’ve ever wondered whether you can hide your listing from some specific buyers, or basically block them from seeing your items, unfortunately, it is impossible. Neither you or your items cannot go invisible for anyone. You can block a buyer from bidding and even messaging you, but you cannot hide your items from anyone.

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But what if you are that blocked buyer? How can you know for sure that a seller has blocked you? Basically, there’s only one way. You need to see if you are allowed to bid. Blocked users aren’t allowed to bid. We hope you found this information useful. We wish you good luck selling and buying on eBay!

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