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Old 17-05-18, 11:18 AM
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I've clicked on a site on ebay and every thing is now in dollars -how do I get back to sterling
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Old 17-05-18, 11:40 AM
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Go to the address bar at the top. Click on the url where it says ebay.com, delete the m and add dot uk and then press enter. This should then revert you to the uk site.
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Old 17-05-18, 12:33 PM
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My problem with eBay at the moment is that images of militaria I look at on the site are ending up being displayed on my wife's facebook page or watsapp or whatever the ruddy thing is.
I don't do facebook or any of that sociable stuff, so I don't know why eBay's grassing me up with incriminating photos of pikelhaubes, cap badges, forage caps, field service caps .............. I don't need attention being drawn to my activities.
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Old 17-05-18, 01:42 PM
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I have a problem with "long running scripts" what ever that is! Only with ebay.

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Old 17-05-18, 02:29 PM
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I have a problem with "long running scripts" what ever that is! Only with ebay.

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Hmmmm I only get that with Yahoo mail. Must be the Russians again.
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Old 17-05-18, 02:48 PM
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My problem with eBay at the moment is that images of militaria I look at on the site are ending up being displayed on my wife's facebook page or watsapp or whatever the ruddy thing is.
I don't do facebook or any of that sociable stuff, so I don't know why eBay's grassing me up with incriminating photos of pikelhaubes, cap badges, forage caps, field service caps .............. I don't need attention being drawn to my activities.
Facebook is a data mining site set up for advertising purposes. It tracks users outside facebook by using pixels in images and other, more visible facebook items.

I guess you and your wife are sharing the same computer and the same account .
As Facebook thinks you are one user only, it is feeding your wife paid advertisements with military items.

I am thinking of two options (): stop looking at badges OR get your wife off Facebook and have her delete her account.
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Old 17-05-18, 02:54 PM
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No, no shared computer, no shared account, so I don't know how the link between my eBay account and her sociable person's account is made.
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Old 17-05-18, 03:01 PM
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I have a problem with "long running scripts" what ever that is! Only with ebay.

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The long running scripts on e-bay are getting appropriate advertisements to show on the RHS of your screen.
Advertising is all about advertisements based on the data they have collected on you.

Competent companies hire cloud space all over the world to prevent delays in delivering advertisements. E-bay hauls them long-distance and lets you wait until it arrives.

I have two browsers (IExplorer and Firefox). Firefox has an Ad-blocker stopping the ads. IExplorer has huge delays because of these scripts waiting for the advertisement to arrive. Firefox is fast.
Many websites block visitors using an ad-blocker. If I really want to know what is displayed, IE is giving me access.

I hope this helps.

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Old 17-05-18, 03:03 PM
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No, no shared computer, no shared account, so I don't know how the link between my eBay account and her sociable person's account is made.
It is probably the IP-address or they have worked out all is from the same house.
She may have used your computer once(!) to log onto facebook.

One step - I am not sure if it helps - is to clear your history and cookies every time you close your browser.

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Old 17-05-18, 03:04 PM
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It is probably the IP-address or they have worked out all is from the same house.
Right - so the answer is to get her to move out - now there's a plan.
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A friend of mine once gave a Royal marine Colonel 'Confessions of a US Marine Gay pornstar' as a "Secret Santa" present at the office party. His mistake was buying it online from Amazon using the family account.

You can imagine what emails he got from Amazon suggesting other similar titles he might also like to read!
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Why not distract her by looking at a few porn sites? She'll be so ticked at those that a few badges can easily slip under the radar - hanged for a sheep and all that.
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Old 17-05-18, 05:20 PM
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Dragon 166 Dave all sorted now prices shown in proper money
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Old 17-05-18, 06:56 PM
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Why not distract her by looking at a few porn sites? She'll be so ticked at those that a few badges can easily slip under the radar - hanged for a sheep and all that.
I could try getting in her good books by looking at lady porn - shoes, scarves, handbags, wine, gin, chocolate and kittens.
The postman delivered another badge fix a couple of days ago and said that as he hadn't delivered for a few days he'd been worried that my internet connection had been down (he's an understanding sort who realises that there's no room for truth and honesty in a marriage and that militaria is best delivered covertly in a plain brown wrapper).
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I could try getting in her good books by looking at lady porn - shoes, scarves, handbags, wine, gin, chocolate and kittens.
The postman delivered another badge fix a couple of days ago and said that as he hadn't delivered for a few days he'd been worried that my internet connection had been down (he's an understanding sort who realises that there's no room for truth and honesty in a marriage and that militaria is best delivered covertly in a plain brown wrapper).
A good friend gets me to order and receive wargaming stuff for him, followed by a meeting, like Cold-War spies, where the contraband is handed over. I get most stuff delivered to work which saves worry if it is coming via My Herpes :/.
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