eBay’s Email: Tailored For Me

Posted By Debbie on December 3, 2012

eBay emails me often. But this one was special. Deals tailored for me (I blurred my name). I figured they’d use my searching and purchase history to push me things I couldn’t resist. I was wrong.

I have never searched for or bought anything relating to ANY of those. Yet I have searched for and/or bought things relating to a Samsung Galaxy S3, external battery pack, body jewelry, and my old HTC phones.

None of that data or intelligence was used, which means these aren’t deals tailored for me. They’re things eBay wanted to plug with no regard for what I tend to search or buy.