eBay eMail

I know that good people get swindled by emails like this all the time, and for that, I’m sorry. But, that being said, I love ’em. What follows is the exact email, word for misused word, that I just received from “eBay.” For the record, I’m fairly certain that eBay had nothing to do with it. The bold italics are my responses.

Dear Member,

We are sorry to announce you (I’m sorry that I wasn’t there when you “announce” me.) that your acocunt (My WHAT?) has been randomly selected for verification. (Why are you sorry? Is it the “acocunt” thing?) We have sent you an attachment which contains all the necessary steps in order to restore your account access. Download and open it in your browser. (Yeah, I’ll get right on that.) After we have gathered the necessary information, you will regain full access to your account. We are sorry (Again with the sorry. How about being sorry for trying to rip me off?) for any inconvinience (You put the “I” in “inconvenience”) this may have cause you. (It “may have cause” me great “inconvinience” if I have fell it for.) 


eBay Customer Service (Spell Check free since 1995)


There are 4 comments

  1. Steve wrote

    Gotten a few of those too, but mine are from craigslist.

  2. dave theune wrote

    Sounds pretty legit to me.

  3. acocunt – a hairy, hard shelled (often hard to crack) object often found only in moist, tropical areas. And grocery stores.

  4. I can’t believe that you can get a good night’s sleep knowing that your acocunt has not been verified. I suppose that you’re just used to living on the edge, walking out on stages not knowing how your act will go over or, I rather suspect, not even knowing what your act IS. So, kudos to you for that. I just hope that you don’t live to regret blowing these good folks off. Speaking of which, you really need to cut them some slack on the spelling mistakes. Ebay’s business does not require its hard-working employees to be good spellers, just to help you and me make good deals. A little more tolerance next time, OK? I mean, do you hear people giving grief to Sarah Palin because she struggles in the word choice department? In a polar bear’s eye! Mama Grizzly can do–and say–no wrong. Other people deserve the same consideration for their verbal foils and fox passes.