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Changes to eBay
« on: March 09, 2020, 08:52:52 AM »
They have managed to make it more annoying

I used to search for things like “1968 Shelby” then they added in anything that “fits”

Now I see JC Whitney has managed to penetrate the searches and further fill the screen with useless garbage

Fees and restrictions havd made the site unbearable
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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 09:07:50 AM »
It became more of a “Buy it now” site. The selling fees take a huge chunk ,then PayPal takes another bite and if you offer to pay shipping those costs keep going up.......
 Makes more sense to offer parts on forums,like this. Offer a good deal and everybody wins.

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 09:40:48 AM »
They have become more annoying. If i filter a search down for one item I am looking at say "1967 shelby -fits" and switch to "1969 ford Talladega" they wipe out the search parameters and I have to start over again. I'm not interested in every model, magazine, toy car, watch whatever junk when I've already screened that stuff out.
In the last 2 weeks it doesn't work as well on my phone, Had to put the app on my phone. Not sure what they changed there
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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 09:50:36 AM »
The way around this is to add "-fits" (without the quotes) to your search criteria.   The dash eliminates the word fits
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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 10:24:51 AM »
The "-fits" trick doesn't work on the JC Whitney crap.  I does filter out a bunch of others, but not Whitney.    >:(

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2020, 10:51:46 AM »
That is my point, thank you
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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 11:50:16 AM »
Ok.  I found a way to block particular sellers.  If you look at the left side of the screen, there are filters.  Scroll all the way down and you will see a box that says "more filters", click that.  A new box will open with more choices.  Scroll down again and you will see "seller" click that.  Click on "only show items from", then exclude and type "jcwhitney" or whoever.  Click "apply" and that should take care of it.

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 01:09:32 PM »
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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 04:12:38 PM »
Thanks for the tip.  Took me a few minutes to figure out the filters were on my search page, but one I did, it worked like a charm!

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2020, 09:41:25 AM »
Thanks KR Convertible

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2020, 03:21:04 PM »
Thanks for the tip, it works... Dave

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2020, 03:27:13 PM »
Glad to help.

If I was smart/devious, I should have kept my mouth shut.  I probably could have scored some good deals after everyone got tired of wading through all the crap.    ;)

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2020, 09:41:43 AM »
I can't find JCWhitney's seller I.D.

Can anyone advise?

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2020, 09:46:32 AM »
Pretty sure it's jcwhitney.

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Re: Changes to eBay
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2020, 10:11:02 AM »
I used to sell vintage stereo equipment on ebay, and people who bought were happy and understood that electronics are old and used, they can work forever or last ah hour after you use it, nobody complained, because back they we had common sense, now on ebay, if you do not mention a scratch on the underside, they can return it. I do not use it anymore. I would suggest just do not buy or sell on it.
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