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Some small changes at eBay. Change is not new but....you may like these.

Posted Friday, October 7, 2011, at 6:57 PM

Yesterday I clicked on 'reply' to an e-mail sent by an existing customer through the eBay system. Not sure why I did, since in the past the return e-mail was a dead 'no reply' address.

I must have missed the announcement but an e-mail address came up that had pieces of the eBay customer's i.d. and other info like: xxxxxx_mvip####siz@members.ebay.com

The x's are part of the buyer's i.d. and the #'s are numbers. (Since I did not know if the numbers were identifiable, I chose not to show it)

Just on a whim I wrote a note to them and sent it to that address. They responded through eBay "Yes, I received it".

I am told that you can now use this to send attachments without having to ask the customer for their separate e-mail address. What I don't know yet is how this actually displays in the eBay message system.

Has anyone seen an e-mail with attachments from within the eBay framework?

Another change is in the picture format when listing. You can now make the largest side of a picture 1600 pixels instead of 1,000. This allows for zoom and enlargement features to be used.

If you have not seen that yet, don't despair. I don't think it is system wide yet. Working out the bugs and I understand there are some, so....

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