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    eBayUK goes Deutsch?

    I've noticed after several periods of browsing at Germanicon militaria on eBayUK for a while some of of my eBay account seems to switch to German language. I've recently been looking at German army surplus Flecktarn webbing sets, for example, but only from UKicon vendors.

    I haven't tried searching for Mongolian or Chinese, for example and no disrespect intended, army webbing sets just to see what would happen.



    Why would an eBayUK account switch to German language just because I was looking at German items? I did tap in "Flecktarn" because, as far as I know there isn't an exact English equivalent; if I had used "DPM", the results would have probably mostly not been German kit. Did the use of a German word on eBayUK make it switch to German language or was it because I was looking at German webbing?

    It is not really a problem but it just seems strange and I wondered why it does this sometimes? Has anyone else noticed something similar on eBay?

    Thanks for any replies.

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    Did you inadvertently accept your browser's offer to "Translate this page?"

    With Google Chrome anyway it's a pretty small nondescript popup that could quickly be dismissed with an "OK" without much thought.

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    Once in awhile when I go to eBay, for some reason I see odd prices and then notice I'm on the UKicon, AU, or the Canadianicon site. One time it was to check on an item on my "watch list" and it had been translated to Spanish, but was the exact same item. I don't know if this was caused by my browser, or by eBay trying to determine my location through the IP address. It hasn't happened recently, though. - Bob

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    Did you inadvertently accept your browser's offer to "Translate this page?"
    - No, not as far as I am aware. It seemed to happen after I had looked at specific items and "Returned to search results".

    I seemed to stay on eBayUK but it appeared to get confused as to whether I was an English or Germanicon person after I was either looking at German items or using a German word.

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