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I thought I'd post my hacky solution for anyone else stumbling across this in the future. This works as of May 15, 2017. eBay may change its DOM structure in the meantime. In that case, this will have to be adapted. Open up the developer console (F12 or right click > Inspect) Click the "Console" tab Copy+Paste the following and press Enter: $("#...


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eBay deletes auctions to save on computing resources. Managing a database of sold items is not eBay's objective, nor is it in their business model. Once an auction is done with feedback given or return process completed, there is no reason for eBay to store these auctions. There is no-way to get back auctions that are deleted from the ~60 day archive. ...


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I wouldn't really recommend contacting people outside of eBay—the restrictions are there for a reason! :) However, you could use http://scr.im or http://tinymailto.com/ which converts your email in to a standard HTTP URL. e.g. from this: myname.longlastname@my.university.example.net to this: http://tinymailto.com/abcd They also offer the ability ...


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You need to use the "Advanced Search" (link to the right of the search button). Not just the "Advanced Filters" down the left of the listings page. In the advanced search you can select "Collection in person" (UK) (or "Local pickup" in US) under delivery options.


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I've been getting the same emails. Instead of an unsubscribe link, there's this paragraph at the bottom of the email: You are subscribed as XXX registered on eBay. To change your communication preferences, log into My eBay and select the Account tab, then click on 'Communication Preferences'. Please note that it may take up to 5 business days to process ...


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The trick to viewing the full res images is to double click on one! That opens up a viewer where you can page through all the images and right-click to save-as the full resolution versions.


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From eBay Community Center: It means that your bid (your full, maximum bid, even if the full amount is not shown) is lower than the "Reserve" set by the seller as the minimum sale price, and you cannot win that item with that bid. The item might be at least for £50 for instance.


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This solution is based on DaveInCaz and larsolafsimonsen's fantastic answers which I have used many times but no longer seems to work for me (possibly eBay changed the DOM as a mentioned susceptibility). Open up the developer console (F12 or right click > Inspect) Click the Console tab Copy + Paste the following and press Enter: $('.DEFAULT').parent()....


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I believe some 3rd party eBay "sniper" software (which sometimes run as a web service, rather than desktop software) will do this sort of thing for you. The sniper software is generally used to automate the process of placing a bid in the last few seconds of an auction to increase the chances of a win. From techradar's review of "The best free and paid eBay ...


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Open the item page -> press Ctrl + Shift + C -> Go to Resources tab, check under images.


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Listings with a green price are those that were successfully sold. Listing with a red price are items that finished without a sale. Source.


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I'm an eBay seller and have often wondered that myself. However the answer is actually quite simple. eBay only stores 3 months of history (90 days I think) and any sales prior to that just don't display. The buyer i***4 must have purchased earlier than the 90 days and has only left feedback recently. Sometimes people take a long time to leave feedback, if ...


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eBay Messages allows you to attach images so just write your email address in paint and then attach it.


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It's worth mentioning that, as this type of listing format is against eBay policy, it can be (and usually should be) reported. When reporting the listing, it can be hard to find the correct issue to report. This problem is confusingly listed under: Listing Practices Avoiding Ebay Fees Offering Choices This seems like an odd organization, but the ...


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A completed listing is a listing that has already resulted in a sale or that has expired with out a sale. In other words, it is no longer an item that can be bought, but the listing remains on eBay showing the final purchase price and winning bidder (if applicable) for 15 days. Source.


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The only method I know is to sell so many items that the negative feedback is drowned out by the positive. I've seen this effect looking at some high-volume sellers that sell over a hundred items per day.


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eBay cannot remove the limit and leave it open ended. That idea is unheard of. Some manufacturers offer lifetime warranties on their products, but otherwise all retailers have limits on when an item can be returned and a sale can be reversed. You believe the 45 day limit is silly because you waited 50 days. If it was a 50 day limit, you would say it was ...


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yes you can view older items. one way is to click on Purchase history and then select the year you would like to see. another way is to go into My eBay Summary and select the year you would like to see.


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The reason behind this could be advertisement (Behavioural) Retargeting. Cookies on eBay may enable advertisers to show the similar or the same item again on Facebook. See more infomation on: FBX: How to Create Retargeted Facebook Ads with PerfectAudience As Karthik VU pointed out, you can use Privacy mode / Private browsing to limit leakage of your ...


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From the eBay help pages: What does it mean to “watch” an item? When you’re “watching” an item, the listing appears in your Watching list in My eBay. You can view the item every time you visit My eBay, without having to search for it again. By watching an item, you can: View the current high bid for the item Place a bid or take another ...


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I implemented and updated Brendan Wilding's answer as a greasemonkey/tampermonkey script


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I always keep order / confirmation emails I get from ebay, and for really important ones I also print the listing page into pdf and save it. Some old listings (past ebay's 90 days) can, however, be retrieved from terapeak.com or listingshistory.com if you don't have them saved.


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You can't attach a "buy it now" after the auction is live, its currently in play. See here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fixed-price.html#changing Changing your listing format You can't switch between a fixed price listing and an online auction with a Buy It Now price. However, in some situations, you can add, edit, or remove a Buy It Now ...


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Here's how to do it: Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages. You may have to sign in. Click the Account tab. Click "Communication Preferences" (link is on the left side of page). Scroll to the bottom to the section labeled "Promotions and Surveys". (Click "Show All" to expand the selection). You'll probably see that all options are checked off (...


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Bon Gart's answer is correct. Some additional remarks, the key is to open the case before 45 days has expired. There should be no reason to be shy about opening a case in this situation, as you can close it if you wish or wait for eBay to judge in the case. However, if you open the case you are empowered to judge if for example you eventually received the ...


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There is no catch as there are no iframes allowed for use in any eBay listing. You can't use HTML or JavaScript that: Calls remote scripts and pages automatically, such as JavaScript "includes" or "iframes." ... What you are seeing in some listings is how the server has chosen to render the listing according to the browser. In some it ...


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No you can't. From the Different ways of buying help article: When you see a Classified Ad listing, it means that you deal directly with the seller and buy the item at a fixed price. Because your Classified Ad purchase is outside of eBay, you won't be able to use eBay Feedback or eBay Buyer Protection.


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