Admittedly I haven't used my AS account for a long time but I do use eBay frequently. I set up a snipe today for an item, used the "Confirm" button that associates my AS account with my eBay account, then entered my maximum amount. The snipe appeared in the "My Snipes" section so I thought all was well. I have just been notified that I missed the item (even though it sold for less than my maximum bid) because "my AS and eBay user names and passwords did not match". Where did it say that my AS user name and password had to be the same as my eBay user name and password? If that is the case, why did AS verify my account and accept the snipe? Now it seems that I have to change my eBay password to suit AS and not vice versa.