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How to Find Other eBay Members

With millions of eBay users on the loose, you may think it’s hard to track folks down. Nope. eBay’s powerful Advanced Search page kicks into high gear to help you find other eBay members in seconds. This can be a useful tool if you know a user that offers fair prices and tends to carry items you are frequently interested in. Besides, everyone needs friends.

In the Advanced Search, Members area, you can

  • Find a member: If you know a friend’s e-mail address, you can input it on this page to find out whether he or she is registered on eBay (after you type in a supplied verification code).

  • Find contact information: If you’re involved in a transaction with someone, you can click this link to have the person’s phone number e-mailed to you. Because this information is confidential, you must be involved in a transaction with the person. You’ll be asked to type the other member’s user ID and the transaction number you’re dealing with before this information is sent out.

    To protect privacy and prevent possible harassment, you’ll have to be in a transaction with your friend before you get any information.

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