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Old 02.06.2007, 19:31
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EBAY.ch German/English?

I am trying to create an account and everything is in German. If I create an account by filling the German form then is there an option afterwards to display my account in English? For example on Paypal.ch one has to register in German but once you log in you can change the account language to English.

Any tips about ebay.ch? Is it better to log in with full real name or short form of the name?

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Re: EBAY.ch German/English?

Oh, I tried it as well.
I actually went to register in the english ebay, but the minute I put my country as Switzerland, it transfered me automatically for the swiss ebay.

I'm not a big fan anyway, never used it. Yes, everything's in german...
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So no options to switch the language to English after registration? What a pain!
Really silly me thinks!
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Re: EBAY.ch German/English?

Why not just register in the UK or US and then make searches in ch (or anywhere else for that matter). I still use my UK ebay account and have a number of possible delivery addreses including my home here
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I don't have a UK or US address anymore.
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Re: EBAY.ch German/English?

it's true with ebay.ch and paypal.ch, it myopically decides German is the language of choice
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Why not just register in the UK or US and then make searches in ch (or anywhere else for that matter). I still use my UK ebay account and have a number of possible delivery addreses including my home here
Yes, I have EBay.uk. Also with a few addresses. Also have EBay.com (USA). But any correspondence always comes back in German. Don't understand a word, and have to google translate if I want to know what's been said. Don't even know sometimes if it's correct or not. No option to have it in the 3 languages of our Country !! The same goes for Paypal. Use to get them always in English (that was my selected language) - now, all of a sudden everything comes back to me in German!! My account is still registered as being in English on all sites!! Even if they have any news about changes to the policies. I know the most part of people here speak German, but really, what about all the other cantons that don't? And really, it is very rare that I have fallen upon a Swiss speaking German that cannot speak French or English. I always thinks is so commendable of them to be able to do this. But does not help us much. They don't control the websites. We should have 4 language options, or at least the 3 languages of the country. I can speak French. But not possible -we are directed to E Bay France ???

As I say, the more we progress, the more we regress, alas. We could do it all before.
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Yes, I have EBay.uk. Also with a few addresses. Also have EBay.com (USA). But any correspondence always comes back in German. Don't understand a word, and have to google translate if I want to know what's been said. Don't even know sometimes if it's correct or not. No option to have it in the 3 languages of our Country !! The same goes for Paypal. Use to get them always in English (that was my selected language) - now, all of a sudden everything comes back to me in German!! My account is still registered as being in English on all sites!! Even if they have any news about changes to the policies. I know the most part of people here speak German, but really, what about all the other cantons that don't? And really, it is very rare that I have fallen upon a Swiss speaking German that cannot speak French or English. I always thinks is so commendable of them to be able to do this. But does not help us much. They don't control the websites. We should have 4 language options, or at least the 3 languages of the country. I can speak French. But not possible -we are directed to E Bay France ???

As I say, the more we progress, the more we regress, alas. We could do it all before.
Wow, a reply from a post from 11 years ago! (not complaining, I wish more people would use existing threads instead of starting new ones )

I noticed last year that my personal Paypal account was always switching to German and every time I tried to switch it to English it would either log me out or take me back to a generic home screen - going back into my account it would be in German again.

I opened a new account last year for a new Swiss GmbH and everything is in English. I haven't used the old personal account since then, but I still get email newsletters and they are all in German (when I used to get them in English). Very odd.
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Re: EBAY.ch German/English?

hi my first time on this site, can anyone help me regards to the translation regards to german ebay? there is some stuff i am interested in bidding for but can't understand how to register onto this?? many thanks alison.
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hi my first time on this site, can anyone help me regards to the translation regards to german ebay? there is some stuff i am interested in bidding for but can't understand how to register onto this?? many thanks alison.
Have you tried putting the site into Google translate?
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Re: EBAY.ch German/English?

after your account is set up, you can use it to log into any of international ebay sites. If you login at www.ebay.com, you have a chance to operate your account in English.
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Re: EBAY.ch German/English?

This is a very shity but typical Swiss german thing to do....I understand it not being in English as English is not a Swiss language...but I live in Ticino for 20 years and constantly run into problems on big sites like Macintosh and many more big companies that don't even run the Italian script...it's like they don't give a **** about the ticinese...another typical thing is I will ask a Swiss German where they come from...they will motion towards Swiss German side and tell me the Swiss side?? Does that mean ticino is not switzerland??I speak fluent Italian and english and am getting sick of fat ****ing Swiss germans coming to Ticino and expecting to speak only Swiss german..when the Swiss German people start to understand the Italian culture a little or at all,I think they will have more fun on there holidays....99% of ticinese hate Swiss germans...
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Re: EBAY.ch German/English?

As RD mentioned above, won't this do in Italian ??
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[QUOTE=marcbro;779468]This is a very shity but typical Swiss german thing to do....I understand it not being in English as English is not a Swiss language...but I live in Ticino for 20 years and constantly run into problems on big sites like Macintosh and many more big companies that don't even run the Italian script...it's like they don't give a **** about the ticinese...another typical thing is I will ask a Swiss German where they come from...they will motion towards Swiss German side and tell me the Swiss side?? Does that mean ticino is not switzerland??I speak fluent Italian and english and am getting sick of fat ****ing Swiss germans coming to Ticino and expecting to speak only Swiss german..when the Swiss German people start to understand the Italian culture a little or at all,I think they will have more fun on there holidays....99% of ticinese hate Swiss germans...[/QUOTE


And do you know what, every single Swiss German I have come across can speak English perfectly well. That amazes me always, how they can speak multiple languages! We come from the French speaking region, Lausanne, and they can all speak French as well, lots of them work here. I think that E Bay should be solely in English. It's a nightmare to use now. Was not like that in the beginning when I first started using it. Been using it for years and years. Never bought anything on Ebay.ch. Then this happened. I can login with an Ebay.uk or Ebay.com account - well it is in English to begin with, but try responding to someone - or ordering - everything comes back in German. Messages always in German ! Don't understand a thing. When I try to even login, then they want me to log in with my swiss password, but have to quote my 3 secret questions first. Gosh, I don't even know them anymore since I set this up around 2002, never used them in the past, and can't even understand the 3 questions in German I find myself more and more Google translating, because what if I guess and press on the wrong tab. I might be ordering hundreds of things I had not planned. I might be logged out - who nows. Or we should really have the option of our 3 languages at least. The more technology advances, the more difficult things become to use. That goes for everything. Everything needs sooo much studying before it becomes user friendly. Disgraceful.
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This is a very shity but typical Swiss german thing to do....I understand it not being in English as English is not a Swiss language...but I live in Ticino for 20 years and constantly run into problems on big sites like Macintosh and many more big companies that don't even run the Italian script...it's like they don't give a **** about the ticinese...another typical thing is I will ask a Swiss German where they come from...they will motion towards Swiss German side and tell me the Swiss side?? Does that mean ticino is not switzerland??I speak fluent Italian and english and am getting sick of fat ****ing Swiss germans coming to Ticino and expecting to speak only Swiss german..when the Swiss German people start to understand the Italian culture a little or at all,I think they will have more fun on there holidays....99% of ticinese hate Swiss germans...[/QUOTE


And do you know what, every single Swiss German I have come across can speak English perfectly well. That amazes me always, how they can speak multiple languages! We come from the French speaking region, Lausanne, and they can all speak French as well, lots of them work here. I think that E Bay should be solely in English. It's a nightmare to use now. Was not like that in the beginning when I first started using it. Been using it for years and years. Never bought anything on Ebay.ch. Then this happened. I can login with an Ebay.uk or Ebay.com account - well it is in English to begin with, but try responding to someone - or ordering - everything comes back in German. Messages always in German ! Don't understand a thing. When I try to even login, then they want me to log in with my swiss password, but have to quote my 3 secret questions first. Gosh, I don't even know them anymore since I set this up around 2002, never used them in the past, and can't even understand the 3 questions in German I find myself more and more Google translating, because what if I guess and press on the wrong tab. I might be ordering hundreds of things I had not planned. I might be logged out - who nows. Or we should really have the option of our 3 languages at least. The more technology advances, the more difficult things become to use. That goes for everything. Everything needs sooo much studying before it becomes user friendly. Disgraceful.
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And do you know what, every single Swiss German I have come across can speak English perfectly well. That amazes me always, how they can speak multiple languages! We come from the French speaking region, Lausanne, and they can all speak French as well, lots of them work here. I think that E Bay should be solely in English. It's a nightmare to use now. Was not like that in the beginning when I first started using it. Been using it for years and years. Never bought anything on Ebay.ch. Then this happened. I can login with an Ebay.uk or Ebay.com account - well it is in English to begin with, but try responding to someone - or ordering - everything comes back in German. Messages always in German ! Don't understand a thing. When I try to even respond, then they want me to log in with my swiss password, which I do know, but have to quote my 3 secret questions first. Gosh, I don't even know them anymore since I set this up around 2002, never used them in the past, and can't even understand the 3 questions in German I find myself more and more Google translating, because what if I guess and press on the wrong tab. I might be ordering hundreds of things I had not planned. I might be logged out - who nows. We should really have the option of our 3 languages at least. The more technology advances, the more difficult things become to use. That goes for everything. Everything needs sooo much studying before it becomes user friendly. Disgraceful.
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