How to Hide Purchases on eBay

By Alan Sembera

Your eBay feedback helps establish your buying and selling reputation.
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By accessing your public feedback profile, anyone who knows your eBay ID may be able to see your recent eBay purchases. The profile lists every seller for whom you’ve given or received feedback, and may show the cost and description of every item purchased in the past 90 days. If you prefer to keep your buying habits to yourself, you can make the profile private so that it only shows your overall score. When you hide your feedback, however, you won’t be able to sell your own items through that eBay account.

Step 1

Navigate to your eBay feedback profile where your purchases are visible. Sign in to eBay and click the “My eBay” tab. Click your eBay username to view your profile page, and then click “See All Feedback.”

Step 2

Click the “Feedback Forum” link at either the top or the bottom of the page.

Step 3

Click the “Make Feedback Public or Private” link.

Step 4

Click the radio button next to “Make Your Feedback Profile Private,” and then click “Save.” EBay hides your feedback history for individual items. Only your total feedback ratings remain visible to others.