Originally Posted by IPSC_GUY
Still wanna know why ebay was asking for credit card info.
That's a legit option that eBay offers to sellers on high value auctions if your e-mail address is a generic Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc. It's kind of a gatekeeper to keep people from registering on e-bay with a fake/new e-mail address just to bid on something to find out the reserve or jack up the maximum bids.
The seller doesn't get to see anything you put in, it's all internal to eBay to verify identity.