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December 29, 2004 09:54 AM

Broken: Wording of note from PayPal

Paul Schreiber forwards us this note from PayPal (emphasis added at bottom is mine):

> PayPal
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Less Confusion, More Convenience in One Email
> ======================================================
> Dear Paul Schreiber,
> We're writing to let you know that after January 19, 2005, PayPal
> will no longer send a Winning Buyer Notification email to your
> eBay buyers. Instead, eBay's End of Auction email will be enhanced
> to include all the information buyers require.
> Today, many buyers receive two emails at the end of an auction or
> transaction - eBay's End of Auction and PayPal's Winning Buyer
> Notification. PayPal and eBay are eliminating the duplicity.
> Now your buyers will receive just one email with all the
> information they need including transaction details, payment
> information, custom messaging, and more.

Paul writes, "I think they mean they are eliminating the *duplication*... hahaha!"


I think PayPal and eBay deserve *fulsome* praise for this action!

Posted by: E.T. at December 29, 2004 10:56 AM

Not only that, but if they both eliminate it, doesn't that mean you'll be getting zero messages instead of two (or one?)

Posted by: sir_flexalot at December 29, 2004 11:09 AM

2. The quality or state of being twofold or double.

Although I like the first definition better.

1. a. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.

Of all the definitions listed, only the first one offers a non-deceptive meaning to the word.

Posted by: Anton at December 29, 2004 05:41 PM

i think that ebay is striving for a *return to normalcy*

Posted by: Alix at February 3, 2005 08:08 PM

In case you couldnt tell, Paypal and Ebay or huge companies. they dont make mistakes like that. THATS CALLED PHISHING and is a much bigger issue. i got an email from ebay saying if i didnt update my personal information it would "result in account deletation." AND all of the links in the email didnt work. kinda strange since ebay doesnt have that email address listed for me. REMEMBER: when clicking links in emails, always check the URL berfore entering personal info.

Posted by: Andy at June 26, 2005 07:02 PM

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