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Ebay tip

Postby Gaz46&2 » Wed May 17, 2017 2:24 pm

I don't know if anyone else knows this or not. But I think its pretty handy.

On ebay next to the search button and under the shopping trolley in the top right corner is an advanced search. Within advanced search is a field to exclude a word from the search results for example: repro

It's quite useful for cutting out all those horrible reproduction listings.

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Re: Ebay tip

Postby Gaz46&2 » Wed May 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Actually, I just may have found an easier way to do the same thing.

In the search bar can type in -repro and/or -replica after whatever you happen to be searching for.
For example: vintage star wars blaster -repro -replica

Ebay should now list all items without repro or replica blasters etc.
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Re: Ebay tip

Postby mumbo » Wed May 17, 2017 3:08 pm

Id imagine many of the seasoned pro collectors know about this function but thanks for sharing, makes searching much easier for sure.
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Re: Ebay tip

Postby rdpla » Wed May 17, 2017 5:15 pm

-Shame they cant weed out the fakes/repros described as original... :roll:

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Re: Ebay tip

Postby Jamieh72 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:12 pm

Great tip thanks for sharing

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Re: Ebay tip

Postby walkie » Thu May 18, 2017 8:12 pm

Gaz46&2 wrote:Actually, I just may have found an easier way to do the same thing.

In the search bar can type in -repro and/or -replica after whatever you happen to be searching for.
For example: vintage star wars blaster -repro -replica

Ebay should now list all items without repro or replica blasters etc.


Gotta find it funny that your search shows the guy who's selling all these "suspect" leia blasters :lol:
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Re: Ebay tip

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Thu May 18, 2017 9:09 pm

walkie wrote:
Gaz46&2 wrote:Actually, I just may have found an easier way to do the same thing.

In the search bar can type in -repro and/or -replica after whatever you happen to be searching for.
For example: vintage star wars blaster -repro -replica

Ebay should now list all items without repro or replica blasters etc.


Gotta find it funny that your search shows the guy who's selling all these "suspect" leia blasters :lol:


Also funny that almost every other weapon is twice the going rate when his Leia blasters are about half. Anyone would think they were repro....

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Re: Ebay tip

Postby Gaz46&2 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:41 am

walkie wrote:
Gaz46&2 wrote:Actually, I just may have found an easier way to do the same thing.

In the search bar can type in -repro and/or -replica after whatever you happen to be searching for.
For example: vintage star wars blaster -repro -replica

Ebay should now list all items without repro or replica blasters etc.


Gotta find it funny that your search shows the guy who's selling all these "suspect" leia blasters :lol:


:lol:

I agree It's not fool proof. But better than 8000 listings to sift through.

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Re: Ebay tip

Postby monkeyboy » Fri May 19, 2017 6:25 pm

Works on most search formats including Google.

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Re: Ebay tip

Postby Bunglebubs » Tue May 23, 2017 9:43 pm

Thanks for that, I never knew about it either.
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