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Steve Mills

Researching your treasures online with eBay or other sites

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011, at 8:55 PM
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  • That's good to know.

    I didn't know you could look up past items that sold...

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 6:37 AM
  • There are a lot of search capabilities that many do not see because the options are so huge. You apparently use eBay frequently espoontoon so you know how many choices are there.

    One can search by distance from the buyer, free shipping, dollar amounts, color, size, auctions,buy it now, U.S. only etc.,etc. Categories often have their own unique search parameters.

    Under records alone, there is style of music, condition of record, price range, speed, record size, duration, by seller (BTP would be good, just saying....) and customizable settings for expedited shipping, returns accepted, lots, cashback, best offer, sales, giving works and multiples.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 9:25 AM
  • Have you ever noticed the little box underneath the search button titled "Include description"? This searches for your key words inside the description.

    Sometimes there is just not enough space in 54 letters to say all the key things about an item in the title bar. Most don't want to pay the extra fee for an extra line unless it is an expensive item, so they just hope they got all the key words for which you are looking.

    By searching the description, you get a lot more results but maybe it helps you find your special treasure.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 8:58 PM
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