eBay inflict annoying fast food banner on users

Are eBay really expecting me to appreciate an advert for Burger King as a home page take over advert? I’m half wondering if this if for real or if I’ve got some nasty virus that’s showing me adverts. I don’t think it’s a virus though… I’m seeing the adverts on multiple devices.


I don’t know what you think, but I’m dead against this sort of advert. I totally understand that advertising gains eBay a fair chunk of revenue, but firstly it looks cheap, tacky and unappealing, and secondly when I’m looking at the top of the eBay page it’s because I want to click on menu items, not to accidentally click on a wretched banner that takes me off to a burger company website.

I can’t imagine seeing this at 10pm at night on a Saturday evening is going to make too many people think “You know what, I fancy filling my stomach with greasy fast food wrapped in a cardboard bun”.

Maybe I’m wrong, what do you think? Do you want to buy a burger on eBay or does it turn you off?