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Filter eBay items by shipping destination

I'm traveling outside of the US, and most eBay sellers only ship to the US. however, some do ship internationally. Is there a way to filter eBay search results by whether the seller would ship to a ...
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Is it possible to buy and create an invoice on eBay as a business?

I created a business account on eBay but it seems to be only for selling things. I would like to buy an item for my business computer and would like to have an invoice for it, having my company name ...
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Report eBay item not as described?

Is there a way to report item/seller publishing listings with wrong item title/description keywords? For example seller advertises Power Bank as QC3.0 while checking the product's model on the ...
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Estimating number of Indian sellers on eBay?

I am doing some research on eCommerce. I saw question related to eBay here so I am asking the same. Is there a way I can see geography wise sellers in eBay? Specifically how many are there on ebay....
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How do I remove a PayPal account from being the default payment method in eBay?

When I go to pay for an item in eBay, the default payment method is the wrong PayPal account. I'd like to unlink it, but the best instructions I can find say the following: After logging in to eBay, ...
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Searching for dimensional quantities

I find it extremely frustrating to try and find products on eBay which are described with dimensional quantities. For instance: looking for 3 1/2 inch long screws. Regardless how the length is ...
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How to hide own eBay username from eBay community profile?

How can I hide my eBay username from the public-facing portion of my eBay Community profile? When I'm logged out and go to the public-facing part of my Community profile, I see my eBay buyer/seller ...
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Ebay Listing Auto-Downloads Text File?

Every time I visit this listing (in Safari on Mac), a file is automatically downloaded to my downloads folder. Should I be concerned? I searched on Google for "Snapchat Spectacles" and clicked the ...
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Why I'm forced to agree to PayPal terms even when I'm not using PayPal?

I'm trying to purchase something on eBay and I'm forced to accept PayPal terms, despite I'm not using PayPal to pay for the item. So it doesn't make any sense. I agree to the PayPal terms and ...
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Where to contact eBay support on-line?

I'd like to contact eBay regarding their site or general problems which I'm having. I've tried Customer Service page, but I couldn't find any contact form apart of FAQ, Community or 'Call me' (where I ...
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How to send custom link to the buyer after purchase?

I've learned that it's not possible to customize eBay's End of Auction or End of Transaction emails without purchasing eBay Shop subscription which I'd like to avoid. However in my auction it's ...
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How to customize eBay's End of Auction emails?

As a seller, I'd like to customize eBay's End of Auction email. I couldn't find any up-to-date information about it apart of some old eBay FAQ page which says: To customize your End of Auction ...
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How can I convince eBay to update their country list?

I live in Montenegro, a small European country that gained independence after a referendum in 2006. eBay is here since 1995. Apparently, since that time eBay never updated their database to ...
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Control eBay notifications

Is there any way to control which notifications appear in the upper right corner (notifications bell icon with drop-down) and/or flyouts on the right? Specifically, I'd like to disable "ENDING ...
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Archive of old eBay auctions

Where can I find a complete or nearly complete archive of past eBay auctions? eBay only lets me search auctions up to 60 days ago but I want to search everything for the last few years.
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eBay - are buyer and seller reputation the same?

I googled, but can't find a definitive answer. I have a 1k+ reputation as an eBay buyer. Now I want to try to get back some of the cash that I have sent by selling. If I do, will prospective buyers ...
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Track order - guest purchase

I ordered an item though ebay-India as guest user. Got an order confirmation email. I have not received any other email regarding the shipping details. So I am unable to track my order. Is there any ...
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Moved to another street. Can't reset eBay Password

I've forgotten my eBay password, but every time I try to reset my password and sign in, it kicks me out and I get an email saying that there's been "Fraudulent Access to your account" It's either ...
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How do I exclude “Part of a live auction event” listings from an eBay search?

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 ...
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How do I exclude “Local pickup only” listings from an eBay search?

For certain searches, a large percentage of results are available for "local pickup only" and not local. It's not good UX to have to look carefully at each of hundreds of listings to find one that ...
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Signed out but still says “G'day John”

I signed out of eBay, but the site still says "G'day John" next to the sign in link (let's assume my name is John). I do not want to have to reset cache, cookies and website data etc. just to clear my ...
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How to filter deceptive 'bait & switch' price listings on Ebay when sorted by price?

Example: When searching for "micro hdmi hdmi", I obtain the following list of items. Looking good, at a cheap price. However, upon actually selecting the image, the prices changes to a higher ...
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Can I receive notifications for my eBay watch list?

I am new to eBay. I added some items to my watch list. I would like to know whether I can receive mail notification when something changed with those items. I couldn't find that option, so does that ...
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How to send an email address through eBay

Ebay let's you message sellers and buyers but it doesn't let you include an email address in your message. The warning prompt: johndoe at gmail dot come doesn't work either. Presumably they do ...
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eBay Purchase history doesn't match information on other parts of web site

I am looking at an eBay seller's Feedback. One of the most recent is from buyer i***4: When I click on the "View Item" link to go to the item he bought it tells me that 18 were sold: When I click on ...
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Can someone simply refuse to ship merchandise on eBay? [closed]

I was reading Joel on Software: Another social software success is ebay. When I first heard about ebay, I said, "Nonsense! That will never work. Nobody's going to send money to some random ...
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Non-US shipping when selling on ebay.com?

I am living in Hong Kong and signed up for an ebay account. The account works on ebay.com as well as ebay.com.hk. Unfortunately I do not speak Chinese and therefore cannot use ebay.com.hk since there ...
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Change ebay.co.uk listings default currency

Is it possible to change the default currency on ebay.co.uk listings from British Pound Sterling to Euro?
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What does “reserve not met” mean in eBay?

What does "reserve not met" mean, when using eBay? In my particular situation, the starting price was "£1". I entered a maximum bid of "£40". Now the auction shows "current bid" as "£1" and "reserve ...
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Facebook is stealing my eBay search history

I have recently noticed that when I search for something on eBay, I start seeing ads of similar items in my Facebook homepage. I suspect Facebook is somehow stealing my search history. Is there a way ...
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How do I make my listing available to international buyers?

When I create a listing on my local (German) Ebay, I'm given the option to make it available to international buyers. But to do that, I have to provide shipping costs for each country I want to make ...
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How to re-open a case in eBay although I closed the last one

I purchased an item in eBay and I found it not match the seller's description , so I opened a case for "Item I received is not as described" topic, after some chat with the seller he promised me to ...
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What is the red and green price in ebay.com listing?

I see sometime the price is in read, sometimes it is in green. What does the color mean?
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What does “completed listing” mean in ebay.com?

When searching for items, I see the box on the left as below. What does completed listing mean?
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Is it possible to filter countries in my eBay searches?

For example, I would like to order from a certain country or countries, that I know can ship to my country but I do not want all other countries which makes the search more difficult.
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Can I leave feedback for classified item on eBay?

I want to leave feedback for an item I bought on eBay that was listed as a classified, but I can't even find the item in My eBay. Is it not possible to leave feedback for classifieds?
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How did an eBay user add my email address to his account details?

On Gmail, I'm jharrop@gmail.com. Some other guy with an account on eBay has a registered email address there of j.harrop@gmail.com (note the full stop). Gmail is sending his email to me. So maybe ...
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People retracting their last bid so that I reach my maximum bid

The following happened to me several times when bidding for something at eBay: I place my bid → I'm the highest bidder Alice places several small-step bids, but I'm still highest bidder (thanks to my ...
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How to bid on like goods, but buy only one, on ebay?

Imagine I'm shopping for a model XL-3Q widget on eBay. There are a half dozen for sale, all with different end times and conditions. Yet I want only one. Is there a way I can chain the bids? If I ...
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How can I include iframes in an eBay listing?

When I try and post a listing on eBay it tells me I can't use iframe: — but all the professional listings I see have iframes... What's the catch? How can I add iframes to my eBay listings as well?
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How can I include video in an eBay auction listing?

Is it possible to embed or link to video in an eBay auction listing? I'm following instructions found online to try to embed a YouTube video by checking the "use old embed code" box, which everyone ...
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Must a business/non-profit share a single login for eBay account?

I am creating a business (non-profit) eBay account for fundraising. I need to authorize other volunteers to create and manage listings. Must we all share a single password for logging in, or is ...
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how can I “advanced filter” ebay results?

When using eBay's search I want to filter all results to find items that would be less than 50 miles away (which is easy to do) but I want to see if they are listed as "pickup only" (which means the ...
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How do I save a photo from an eBay listing?

I wish to reuse a past eBay listing but as it is over 90 days old, eBay will not let me edit it, therefore I want to save the photos from the listings so that I can upload them to a new listing. But ...
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Is it possible to filter ebay search results by shipping price

I live in quite a remote location. While it is reasonably simple to filter ebay search results so that I only see items that will ship to me, some of those will have a ludicrous shipping cost. Is it ...
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Open a case on eBay after more than 45 days

I bought an item on eBay couple of months ago (beginning of March); payment was accepted and the seller sent the package on its way through USPS mail service to my country. (International shipping) ...
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Is there a way to view old ebay purchases?

For some reason, I can only view ebay items I've purchased in the last 60 days. Is there a way to view older items? I can search my email for the receipts, but that's a bit silly.
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How can I add a “Buy It Now” price to an existing auction item?

I created an auction item on eBay yesterday, and today I've had a user ask if they can "Buy It Now" as they require the item ASAP. I went to edit/revise the item, and the Buy It Now field was ...
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Negative feedback in eBay

Is there a "safe" way to give negative feedback in eBay? Sometimes I get across other people who should get a negative, but at the same time I don't want to ruin my own feedback (yes, I know its ...
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Turbolister uses wrong account data internally

We have a new ebay account and imported some old tlb databases with old article data. But when we upload we get some errors like "out of weekly limit" (this maybe a bad translation). The point is ...