I noticed last year some of the links do seem to get that fault - so I always just copy and paste that number in the middle of the string now without really even thinking about it..... but you can tuck that away as a useful tip for the future (how to defeat ebay 1.1)
Ladies, I would like to offer you all a once in a lifetime opportunity.
I have an old promise badge - very worn and with an extremely unique broken pin. You will not find another badge with a pin broken in exactly the same place and in exactly the same way (photograph can be supplied).
Given the uniqueness, I am offering this rare once in a lifetime opportunity here first ............ I obviously would like £100 for this rare and unique item, but am prepared to offer a discount