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      07-27-2018, 11:20 AM   #1
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Relationship between Ebay & Instagram ?

Hi all,

So i was looking for tyres a couple days ago on ebay, they are a very odd size - so much so most tyre shops around me don't even stock them for immediate fitting.

Anyway, couple days later i got a sponsored ad on my instagram feed by ebay_uk and it was for tyres of the exact same size.

Curious to know how they knew it was me? I'm a little spooked by it too.
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Targeted marketing, that is what apps do.
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Targeted marketing, that is what apps do.
Thanks for the reply.

Can you explain a little further please.

My understanding is:

Ebay knows what i am looking for, they know my email address, name etc.

My instagram account does not reveal my name, email address or any other personal details.

How did they link the instagram account to my ebay account?
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It's very annoying when they keep trying to sell me something I've just bought...
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I was searching ccc repairs when mine temporarily gimped out, then a little while latter a add for cic retrofits appears for a company who are also based in Kent.
I have now upgraded to cic.

It's mind control
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I feel quite dumb tbh, i had no idea companies can share data like that and then target you on other platforms!

I deactivated facebook years ago, maybe insta will have to go as well!
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