I hope there aren't many ebay sellers on here.. for those that are... you're in for a new surprise next time you go to list an item!!
I went to list a laptop tonight.. logged in ok.. answered a few ebay emails... filled out the form to list the laptop... all was good until I was about to do the final submit.
At this point, eBay then tries to verify your computer, and if it doesn't "recognize" it, it forces you to verify with ebay. I contacted their tech support 'cause I have had dozens of successful sales on ebay, many of which were here in 2008 (and one that finished just yesterday). "Sacha" informed me that EVERY SINGLE SELLER is going to have to manually verify each computer
starting today no matter how often they've used eBay in the past. This is to prevent fraud apparently.
They weren't answering many of the questions I would ask (like WHY I have to do this when my account has been perfect for years!) ... so when they started asking me questions in return, I started responding with remarks about tonight's NHL games (hey if they weren't going to answer questions, neither was I...). I guess they didn't like that so they ended the chat session and I didn't get to copy/paste the wonderfully awesome chat session.
Good luck with eBay everyone