Canceling an eBay account

There’s a 180-day waiting period! What the hell is that?

I’m having to cancel because their system won’t let me change my email address, so I can’t get any information from sellers or bidders. They keep sending things to a dead server, and even when I create a new email address and submit that, it gets rejected as “already in use.”

It should be possible to change your address while the old one is down; I did it before.