I need a 30 GB Video Ipod, so I go to ebay.ca My username at ebay is a few years old, and the email address in the 'personal information' section of my account is stale. I want to track a particular auction so I go to the 'My Account' section and log in and ask to change my email address. They say sure, but first - give us your credit card information!! What in the hell? I recently spent a lot of time at Anandtech and HardForums because I was buying parts for my computer build and I heard so many horror stories about PayPal and the way people can defraud you using it. Guys have had money charged back to their credit cards, all kinds of weird scams involving PayPal and apparently Paypal is just renegade about placing the blame on users. When I registered at ebay a few years back, they never asked me for cc info. If I go register a new member name, will they ask me for a cc? I do not see why I should have to place my cc info on their server when all I want to do is be informed of the status of an auction I am following.