For certain searches, a large percentage of results are "Part of a live auction event on < date >" and not actually available for bidding outside a few minutes a few days later when the auction comes up in the live listing (and is further subject to ~20% added fees!). How do I filter those out of the search results?

Note: Filtering to Auction in the Format selector doesn't help.

Similar to: How do I exclude "Local pickup only" listings from an eBay search?

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Add "-lot" to the end of the search query to remove items that specify a lot number in the title, which items in live auction events often do.

It's not a perfect solution, especially if the item you're looking for is often sold in a "lot" of more than one item, but it helps quite a bit.

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