In a very old blog post (May, 2008) I wrote of offering an item for sale on eBay that was rejected as unsuitable, according to that online auction site's standards. You can read about it all here:
Frankly I'd nearly forgotten the post and the item in question, until Blogger sent me an email a couple of weeks ago that a new comment had been written. You can see it on the link above -- it's the next-to-last comment and it's from "anonymous."
He (maybe she?) asks if I still have the inappropriate item, as he collects such things and would love to have it. Gee, sure! Sounds great. Let's talk.
But wait. How do I communicate with Anonymous? I have no identity, no email address, no number to send a text to, NOTHING. I did the only thing I could think of to do, and that was to place another comment below his saying yes, I had the item, and please contact me here's my email. That was two weeks ago, and do you think I've received an email? Nope.
My conclusion is that Anonymous either: A) is an idiot, B) was drunk when he wrote the comment and has forgotten about it, C) either/both A and B (a drunk idiot) who doesn't realize that Blogger does not send me his contact information when he posts a comment and is disappointed that I've ignored him. Another possibility is that he's a tease, knows that I'll want to contact him but can't, and enjoys creating frustration in others.
I expect that everyone who reads this (if anyone does) will leave an anonymous comment begging me to sell them the item for BIG $$ if I'll just contact them ASAP. Go for it, if that floats your boat. But be careful; Blogger just MIGHT keep track of your IP address and send it to me -- you never know!