LInux Pale Moon & Completing eBay Purchases

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LInux Pale Moon & Completing eBay Purchases

Post by Night Wing » 2020-07-30, 14:52

I am using my wife's laptop to make this post. Both of use linux Pale Moon. This is not really a bug in linux Pale Moon. More of user agent sniffing on eBay's part.

Yesterday, my wife had trouble completing a purchase for eBay using 64 bit linux Pale Moon 28.11.0 running in 64 bit linux Mint 20 (Ulyana) Xfce. She got the "Access Denied" prompt.

In order to complete the purchase, she had to switch over to her secondary browser which (at this time) is 64 bit linux Firefox 78.0.2 since eBay is discriminating against niche browser which eBay thinks Pale Moon is. I told her the next time she wants to make a purchase on eBay, to let me know and I will try to make an over ride user agent for 64 bit linux Pale Moon.

Long story short, my wife has a Watch List and a seller notified her by email she would give her a 27% discount for an item my wife has had her eye on for a long time. I made the over ride for linux Pale Moon and she tried it out.

My wife bought the item and completed the transaction using the codes below for 64 bit linux Pale Moon since I live in Texas in the United States.

The string is below for 64 bit linux Pale Moon for use on eBay to complete transactions for purchases.

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general.useragent.override.pay.ebay.com
And the user agent is next.

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Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:79.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/79.0
So if anyone is using 64 bit linux Pale Moon, is having a problem and wants to complete a transaction for eBay, try the codes above.
Linux Mint 20.1 (Ulyssa) Xfce 64 Bit with 64 Bit linux Pale Moon

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Re: LInux Pale Moon & Completing eBay Purchases

Post by Baloo » 2020-07-31, 00:17

I have had no problem currently with making purchases on eBay in Pale Moon have made many in the past few months. But thanks for this user agent string fix should the issue arise for me. I am using StevePusser's builds.
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