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3404608/04/2019 12:44:05
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It seems that you can no longer list BIN items on ebay for a number of days - it can only be listed as - good til cancelled..

What puzzles me is having just listed, I have 3 watchers on two of my items.

Why do people want to watch - is it just curiosity ?

Bill

PS  - you now have to watch points as after 30 days it automatically relists and charges you a fee unless you are on the free listings list. 

 

 

 

Edited By 34046 on 08/04/2019 12:48:13

Andrew Tinsley08/04/2019 13:05:34
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I often watch BIN items as it gives me some idea of the Ebay prices for a given item.

Andrew.

Bazyle08/04/2019 13:29:23
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Also on a Monday for commercial items , perhaps not private sales or one offs, you might want it just as a reminder for next week or when you are on holiday to receive it. I sometimes might need to measure something before committing.

not done it yet08/04/2019 14:07:15
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One can either copy that listing to one’s bookmark list or mark it on the epay watchlist. Either way works but epay clearly prefer the latter as they stand to gain from that! The seller doesn’t know it is being watched, if the former.

I watch to check whether some items, ridiculously priced, actually sell. Even when relisted, again and again (sometimes the price comes down to a sensible level). Some to keep abreast of current market values. Sometimes to collect together several different options on the same item to compare specs, prices, value for money etc. There is little incentive to remove those watched items, so sometimes I don’t bother.

Seller’s problems are theirs, not mine. I watch what I choose, with no consideration to the potential seller.

FMES08/04/2019 15:21:54
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Posted by not done it yet on 08/04/2019 14:07:15:

One can either copy that listing to one’s bookmark list or mark it on the epay watchlist. Either way works but epay clearly prefer the latter as they stand to gain from that! The seller doesn’t know it is being watched, if the former.

I watch to check whether some items, ridiculously priced, actually sell. Even when relisted, again and again (sometimes the price comes down to a sensible level). Some to keep abreast of current market values. Sometimes to collect together several different options on the same item to compare specs, prices, value for money etc. There is little incentive to remove those watched items, so sometimes I don’t bother.

Seller’s problems are theirs, not mine. I watch what I choose, with no consideration to the potential seller.

Talking about rediculously priced, this **LINK**

has been coming up for several years off and on - delusions of grandeur possibly??

Regards

Georgineer08/04/2019 16:03:27
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Posted by FMES on 08/04/2019 15:21:54:

Talking about rediculously priced, this **LINK**

has been coming up for several years off and on - delusions of grandeur possibly??

That's nothing! You could buy over a dozen of those for the price of this book, and still have change:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-1907-Russian-Empire-book-Gas-oil-other-internal-combustion-engines/183665321481?hash=item2ac34e6609:g:y8kAAOSweI1cVNYe

I contacted the seller to find out what makes it so much more valuable than the English language equivalent which typically sells for about £20, but for some reason haven't had a reply.

George

Rik Shaw08/04/2019 16:57:00
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"Why do people want to watch - is it just curiosity ?"

There must be lots of reasons. My main reason for doing it apart from wanting to buy it is to find out the potential value of my gear . lts also a good way of bookmarking similar BIN items when looking for a good price.- shopping around as it were.

Rik

FMES08/04/2019 17:22:46
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Posted by Georgineer on 08/04/2019 16:03:27:
Posted by FMES on 08/04/2019 15:21:54:

Talking about rediculously priced, this **LINK**

has been coming up for several years off and on - delusions of grandeur possibly??

That's nothing! You could buy over a dozen of those for the price of this book, and still have change:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-1907-Russian-Empire-book-Gas-oil-other-internal-combustion-engines/183665321481?hash=item2ac34e6609:g:y8kAAOSweI1cVNYe

I contacted the seller to find out what makes it so much more valuable than the English language equivalent which typically sells for about £20, but for some reason haven't had a reply.

George

May have forgotten to convert from Russian Roubles - 14,499 = £170.00, sounds more acceptable - Ish.

LADmachining08/04/2019 17:37:15
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I add BIN items in my watch list, so that if the price is reduced I seem to get an email notification quicker than one of the opportunist 'You viewed this item at X price, it is now reduced by Y".

Anthony

Neil Wyatt08/04/2019 18:06:24
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Posted by 34046 on 08/04/2019 12:44:05:

What puzzles me is having just listed, I have 3 watchers on two of my items.

Why do people want to watch - is it just curiosity ?

I sometimes watch items I don't need urgently or might need in the future, especially if I have had difficulty finding it so I don't need to memorise the search term or exact name or its something that also throws up lots of unrelated results (like stay hinge).

I prefer to do this than put in my basket as when I come to buy I will usually check I have a the best deal/quickest delivery etc.

Periodically I clean out my watch list.

Neil

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