View Full Version : hijacking ebay links

05-25-2013, 01:30 PM
Why is it that all ebay links get diverted to a site called "" ? I then get "redirected" to ebay listings for new crap instead of the vintage item mentioned in the post. Examples - In the vintage B&W forum there was mention of a Holland RF combiner for multiple modulators onto one cable, with an ebay link. Clicking the link brought up the redirecting site, which redirected me to listings for JBL ceiling speakers. And, a link for an ebay listing for a 1960 Zenith w/original box, sent me to listings for crap LCD TVs.
What's even worse is when I try to copy the ebay link to bring up in another browser window, the "copy" and "paste" options are grayed-out. Anybody know what's going on here?

05-25-2013, 03:28 PM
You get redirected to similar items if the original listing is no longer available. Seeing that the link in that thread was posted in January, that is quite likely.

05-25-2013, 09:31 PM

05-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Do you have a link to the thread where this is happening?

05-25-2013, 11:30 PM
Third post in this thread:

05-26-2013, 09:01 AM
I'm thinking that it's something eBay is's nothing that VK's software is doing.

The post is from January 18, since the auction is long since closed, it must be redirecting to that page for some reason.

Chip Chester
05-26-2013, 09:17 AM
Might depend upon whether you allow or ( to run whilst browsing. I don't, and get directly to the ebay ad site referenced without redirection...


05-26-2013, 09:18 AM
Yes, it's eBay. They've been doing that for some time now to help people look at similar items that are still available. The same results come up if you are on the eBay site and enter that listings number ( 130832842579 ) in the searchbox.

06-01-2013, 01:49 AM
I'm thinking that it's something eBay is's nothing that VK's software is doing.I wonder if it has something to do with wheather you have scripts enabled or not.... I HAVE THEM DISABLED and i dont get redirected anywhere! (I clicked the ebay link on that thread)