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do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:42 pm

The last couple of days I have looking at auctions that have just ended to see how much they were sold for. Most of the time when I open this auctions then it end up with opening another auction, it like the links are totally wrong :shock: is it just me that that problem or do all of you have the same problem ? :?

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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby chrisfnx » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:52 pm

I was just looking before I logged in here, it was the same for me too, a bit weird for sure!

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Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:54 pm

chrisfnx wrote:I was just looking before I logged in here, it was the same for me too, a bit weird for sure!


thanks I am glad it is not only me that have the problem :wink:

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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby sparkysx » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:22 pm

same with me

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Postby lejackal » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:53 pm

They include a link to the item you’re looking for in the word ‘listing’ - I suspect it’s there way to try and get more sales.
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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:33 pm

eBay have been pissing about with this for ages depending on your browser, I believe. But yes, it does appear they have now switched to full blown twattery and now when you share a link they simply redirect you to a "similar" auction that's still live.

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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:06 pm

ScruffyLookingNH wrote:eBay have been pissing about with this for ages depending on your browser, I believe. But yes, it does appear they have now switched to full blown twattery and now when you share a link they simply redirect you to a "similar" auction that's still live.

I too have seen this for the first time this weekend.
But there is a bigger problem, for me at least, as the problem is the same in the Tracker app.
If you click on the raw data, if it was an eBay sale it does not link to the auction, but to “an item you maybe intrested in”!
I have PMed Jarad.

There is a way to find out the final sale price/bids though, if you were watching an auction, click on the number of bids link, and this will still take you there.
Hope that helps some?

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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:21 pm

lejackal wrote:They include a link to the item you’re looking for in the word ‘listing’ - I suspect it’s there way to try and get more sales.

I suspect your right, typical eBay.
Jared has suggest that we let eBay know our feelings about this “upgrade”!
He has also pointed out that you can still view the original listing by clicking the blue listing link in the blue banner.
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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby subzero » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:10 pm

Me too, I was wondering what the hell was going on, I assumed maybe the seller edited the listing to a different item after the original item sold.

Ebay is full of problems. :|
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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby chewbaccadave » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:16 am

Yes noticed it last week and it seems like they are making you look at an advertisement before you get to see what you where looking for.
Not unlike the path youtube has taken,cheers Dave.

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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:59 am

Mini99 wrote:
lejackal wrote:They include a link to the item you’re looking for in the word ‘listing’ - I suspect it’s there way to try and get more sales.

I suspect your right, typical eBay.
Jared has suggest that we let eBay know our feelings about this “upgrade”!
He has also pointed out that you can still view the original listing by clicking the blue listing link in the blue banner.
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thanks for the help about the listing by clicking, it works for me :D All the items ebay have shown instead have been items that I could not use so I can only say for me it does not work if they try to sell more items to me like that :roll:

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Re: do ebay have a big problem ?

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:32 am

Mini99 wrote:
lejackal wrote:They include a link to the item you’re looking for in the word ‘listing’ - I suspect it’s there way to try and get more sales.

I suspect your right, typical eBay.
Jared has suggest that we let eBay know our feelings about this “upgrade”!
He has also pointed out that you can still view the original listing by clicking the blue listing link in the blue banner.
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Top tip! Thanks for showing it (and thanks Jared).


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