eBay Buyers and Their Use of Capital and Lower Case Letters

Now, we cant expect that all eBayers actually have a reasonable command of English — they simply don’t. Some of them no doubt think this bastardised form of English is trendy computer speak and is acceptable. Its the text message culture spreading onto eBay.

As we know, addresses all in lower-case are hard to read. But addresses all in capital letters are easier to read. So the simple route is to convert the garbled crap they sent you to something we can all read automatically.

Lee Johnson 4 Fox St Hollinwood Oldham OL8 3ST leeseat123

Lee Johnson, 4 Fox Street, Hollinwood, Oldham. OL8 3ST.

His user name on eBay is “johnsonaudi” or “leeseat123”

His email address is: lollypops68@hotmail.co.uk

eBay Buyers Get Greedier! Case Study: Janet Bailey aka jsb190854

Janet Bailey of The Cottage, 8 Alderton Road, Chippenham, Wilts. SN14 6AN is a typical example of the new generation of greedy eBayer. Buying occasionally from eBay under the username jsb190854, Janet is of the breed that starts complaining AFTER she has purchased and received the goods.


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