Mini-Rant: ebay ‘keep me signed in’

I’ve been using ebay forever. And I mean, forever. DId you know that eBay wasn’t the original name of the project? It was called ‘Auctionweb’, and eBay was just the hosting company.
For as long as I can remember, that little checkbox on the login screen said “Keep me signed in”. I check it, I uncheck it, I yell at it, I try different browsers and platforms, and it has NEVER actually kept me signed in. I go away for an hour or three, yep! Gotta sign in again!
I can’t imagine I’m the only person this happens to. I can only assume eBay simply has no interest in fixing it.

Dave Shevett


A wandering geek. Toys, shiny things, pursuits and distractions.

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5 thoughts on “Mini-Rant: ebay ‘keep me signed in’

  1. Yep, I just checked my firefox ‘exceptions’ for cookies, no rules set. I have accept from all sites.
    I am amused that ebay has no fewer than 15 cookies set in my browser.

  2. Well I think it works for some things like adding items to your watch list, but for updating your credit card, or bidding on stuff, I think they want the added security of having you login again.
    BTW, I’ve been using ebay since Sep 10, 1997 and have a feedback rating of 436, how does that match up to you?

  3. I have the same problem and have tried all sorts of changes to in IE Options, with no success. Anybody know what’s the deal?

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