Have eBay removed ‘Blocked Bidder’ lists?

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We have had a steady flow of emails into Tamebay HQ asking where their eBay Blocked Bidder list has disappeared to. Are eBay about to discontinue the Blocked Bidder list? Have they purposefully hidden it from you? Do eBay want you to stop blocking troublesome buyers?

As is pretty much the case of everything with eBay, when there’s a choice between conspiracy and a cock up it’s normally the cock up version that turns out to be the truth. In this case the cock up is the most likely culprit.

It appears that if you click a link to go to your Blocked Bidder list you’re being redirected to a lovely new eBay Seller Centre page which talks about how to manage your sales. That’s not what you wanted.

If you are one of the people struggling to find your eBay Blocked Bidder page don’t worry – it’s here

25 Responses

  1. Blocked a problematic buyer which left me negative feedback because I never met his demands. Two months later he’s back leaving me negative feedback for the same reasons, despite me adding him to my blocked list, having gone to investigate my blocked bidder list, I see that the list is totally blank!

    eBay of course took no responsibility for the matter and had no explanation for the matter.

    In addition, having explained the above to eBay, they were unsympathetic towards removing the neg feedback and told me there was nothing more they could do..

    Yet another shoddy customer service experience delivered to me exclusively by ebay

  2. Yes, we’re getting that as well, but only since we went to look at the new Seller Centre page last week.

  3. Ckecked my blocked buyer list and it has been altered by ebay with many blocked buyers no longer listed or with user ids that I don’t recognise.

  4. bad enough the link error ,though the shiney super wonderful seller hub fails to mention anything about blocking specific individual bidders

  5. eBay needs every “buyer” it can muster, be it good or bad. Remember eBay profit from scammers and do very little to protect the honest seller. If your eBay banned list is still unaffected my advice would be to copy this immediately before it disappears completely.

  6. Just checked mine and most seem to be there but have all this below, are these bidders which have been deleted??????

    1010456437@deleted, 1012075215@deleted, 1013175752@deleted, 1013383925@deleted, 1013578370@deleted, 1015159461@deleted, 1016792261@deleted, 1021393907@deleted, 1024750301@deleted, 1026802598@deleted, 1027476993@deleted, 1028805584@deleted, 1033228535@deleted, 1034821016@deleted, 1035263465@deleted, 1036950694@deleted, 1038015257@deleted, 1038660186@deleted, 1039306802@deleted, 1041568890@deleted, 1044943064@deleted, 1045676102@deleted, 1047192085@deleted, 1048009050@deleted, 1051134353@deleted, 1052028407@deleted, 1053176087@deleted, 1054341087@deleted, 1054608757@deleted, 1060316648@deleted, 1064310979@deleted, 1069086591@deleted, 1072376359@deleted, 1077087217@deleted, 1088311498@deleted, 1091846090@deleted, 1104481905@deleted, 1107629207@deleted, 1110958962@deleted, 1135878426@deleted, 1136612110@deleted, 1143418830@deleted, 1158942571@deleted, 1170456523@deleted, 1175898188@deleted, 1197926478@deleted, 1199281076@deleted, 1200903555@deleted, 1202384082@deleted, 1202394237@deleted, 1203033546@deleted, 1207212993@deleted, 1216892447@deleted, 1231606077@deleted, 1233079009@deleted, 1234824801@deleted, 1236057372@deleted, 1238047617@deleted, 1264920576@deleted, 1266431144@deleted, 137383422@deleted, 165724195@deleted, 167580510@deleted, 187584478@deleted, 199905470@deleted, 200567815@deleted, 204481042@deleted, 204537540@deleted, 223955922@deleted, 227459088@deleted, 240256396@deleted, 241033179@deleted, 283496407@deleted, 284640146@deleted, 298757007@deleted, 312695882@deleted, 322891262@deleted, 324560879@deleted, 329477928@deleted, 330272200@deleted, 367659590@deleted, 401500425@deleted, 446275900@deleted, 519072628@deleted, 525205021@deleted, 530569158@deleted, 539923685@deleted, 547443219@deleted, 565119457@deleted, 565540496@deleted, 566767956@deleted, 582792145@deleted, 639895745@deleted, 666415834@deleted, 666695865@deleted, 671963540@deleted, 673399050@deleted, 675422624@deleted, 679420114@deleted, 68755791@deleted, 688055818@deleted, 6918@deleted, 705151451@deleted, 705410311@deleted, 710380433@deleted, 712776879@deleted, 732304315@deleted, 736632742@deleted, 741799550@deleted, 743767681@deleted, 757740321@deleted, 770595554@deleted, 781690070@deleted, 794923273@deleted, 801776109@deleted, 802056258@deleted, 802841072@deleted, 808971160@deleted, 809700540@deleted, 818966747@deleted, 819410029@deleted, 819431995@deleted, 819523480@deleted, 823303334@deleted, 824292079@deleted, 834696022@deleted, 837294693@deleted, 842425135@deleted, 842819633@deleted, 848672329@deleted, 852496510@deleted, 861872591@deleted, 865380593@deleted, 868239475@deleted, 874968668@deleted, 888259484@deleted, 889408153@deleted, 892135606@deleted, 895130923@deleted, 895544456@deleted, 8962@deleted, 897024431@deleted, 901041336@deleted, 902300299@deleted, 902535055@deleted, 904560421@deleted, 914160681@deleted, 921339881@deleted, 922944020@deleted, 924549937@deleted, 928778083@deleted, 931376173@deleted, 932616106@deleted, 943995935@deleted, 979389110@deleted, 987829703@deleted, 990960593@deleted, 995898716@deleted, 997579578@deleted, 997874563@deleted, 999255530@deleted,

  7. Seriously, how can a company with a revenue of 9 billion pounds fail to produce a simple, stable internet platform, a search engine a shopping cart that works.. My free WordPress site does these things. Just why? Is it still running on old tech? Do they need a complete redevelopment? I know there’s a billion listings but surely they can do better.

  8. Your blocked bidders list can still be found by going to Help & Contact – Contact Us – Selling- Selling Basics- Blocking a Bidder or Buyer – Update Blocked Buyers List.
    This is Ebay helping us with the new Sellers Hub – why would you want a one click solution like you used to have? Much better to waste more of your time because they, as usual, are using us to test their very buggy software.
    One day they will launch a new feature which will actually work properly from day one.
    Lets hope they sort out Sellers Hub so that it is as useful as Turbo Lister sometime soon.

  9. I think most of the current problems are down to the new seller hub – I got an error message every time I tried to get into drafts and had to revert to selling manager.
    On the positive side, switching between selling manager and drafts has suddenly cured the problem whereby I couldn’t filter auctions and fixed price in active view, so methinks the seller hub will continue to cause glitches until ebay get it all fixed.
    Makes you wonder how on earth some computer experts get a job when ebay are employing people who obviously keep making mistakes – is it really so difficult to do ?

  10. It’s still there –

    Go to ‘Help & Contact’ and type in ‘block’

    Click on ‘Managing Bidders & Buyers’

    Scroll to ‘Update Blocked Buyers List’

    Hey presto!!!

  11. hilarious how clicking the “block bidders” button takes you to a page thats nothing whatsoever to do with blocking bidders, but has a section titled “building trust” instead.

    these two tally for you ebay?
    you build trust through deception and misleading?

    lead by example for once ebay.

  12. The seller hub is crap and a waste of time and I’ve opted out.

    As for these deleted accounts, I still say there’s no proof Ebay is acting on sellers reports of non payment or scamming.

    Most likely they’ve closed their own accounts, or been closed for not paying fees or something.

  13. I noticed that some of my blocked list are “no longer a registered user” but don’t have deleted next to them. I looked up 8 random ID’s and found 2 are not registered. I think 213918025@deleted means they have been dormant for long period of time. Nothing to to with being kicked off eBay.

  14. There is no way eBay will take action against scanners, remember they still make money out of you when you’re scammed. eBay almost encourage scammers, not surprisingly though, after all, eBay is little more than a subscription scam itself these days. How they avoid a rigorous investigation is nothing short of miraculous.

  15. I can prove that Ebay has not acted against anyone I’ve blocked for non-payment in the last 18 months.

    Using the Resolution Centre I was able to find all the non-paying buyers over that period.

    Guess what? They are ALL still active on Ebay.

    So my theory that these deleted id’s are due to natural wastage is right.

    Ebay are not taking action against non-payers. FACT !

  16. I was taking to a ex-eBay seller today he moved over to Facebook selling after been ripped off too many times he said he buys on eBay and sells on Facebook.

    I could not work out how he would make any profit and said to him buyers would just go to eBay his answer was not if stuff off eBay is free but would not say anymore.

    The conversation ended there it took some will power not to smack him


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