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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to cr.love
you could try signing out of ebay, then come back in (without signing in) & search different methods to see what you get
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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to twyngwyn

so clever - didn't think of that Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to twyngwyn

tried it...same same

their item that is the same as ours appears before ours does and ours I made 5cents cheaper to prove a point ages ago

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to cr.love
are they running auctions?
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Re: Throttling sucks

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in reply to twyngwyn

buy it now

100% feedback

and as far as I am concerned would consider that I am not in the sin bin

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to cr.love

jambarley wrote:

Can I assume we are not affected if the buyer searches in a more specific nature...

for example 'lowest price' or 'nearest first'

 

or will I be dissapointed again....


If the buyer uses "lowest price first" then you will show up first if your prices are the lowest.

 

I always search for price + postage--lowest first.  That way you get the lowest price first whether you have postage added or free postage.

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to cr.love

jambarley wrote:

Can I assume we are not affected if the buyer searches in a more specific nature...

for example 'lowest price' or 'nearest first'

 

or will I be dissapointed again....


Sorry, but I suspect you will be disapointed again. I doubt that it even makes any difference if you are the only one on ebay selling a particular item. The sales cap seems to be based more on sharing sales between sellers in a particular catagory, rather than item specific. I have given up trying to fight it or change it. I just list a few new items now and again and accept that I cant increase sales above a certain level.

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to lyndal1838

lyndal1838 wrote:

jambarley wrote:

Can I assume we are not affected if the buyer searches in a more specific nature...

for example 'lowest price' or 'nearest first'

 

or will I be dissapointed again....


If the buyer uses "lowest price first" then you will show up first if your prices are the lowest.

 

I always search for price + postage--lowest first.  That way you get the lowest price first whether you have postage added or free postage.


Thats if your item shows up at all. Ebay inserted a clause in their seller terms and conditions a couple of years ago which clearly states that a sellers item may not always appear in searches, even if buyer matches your item title.

 

As for signing out and searching for your item, I suspect ebay have got that covered too. Searches made from an ip address in your state are claimed to sometimes give different results to searches from ip addresses in different states. 

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to chameleon54

chameleon54 wrote:

lyndal1838 wrote:

jambarley wrote:

Can I assume we are not affected if the buyer searches in a more specific nature...

for example 'lowest price' or 'nearest first'

 

or will I be dissapointed again....


If the buyer uses "lowest price first" then you will show up first if your prices are the lowest.

 

I always search for price + postage--lowest first.  That way you get the lowest price first whether you have postage added or free postage.


Thats if your item shows up at all. Ebay inserted a clause in their seller terms and conditions a couple of years ago which clearly states that a sellers item may not always appear in searches, even if buyer matches your item title.

 

As for signing out and searching for your item, I suspect ebay have got that covered too. Searches made from an ip address in your state are claimed to sometimes give different results to searches from ip addresses in different states. 


They know your IP address, the Mac numbers of the devices you are using and unless you clear cookies and cache they also know exactly who you are straight away.

 

The only way you can be sure of being anonymous is to use a VPN exiting in Australia while using a device that has never been in contact with ebay using your user details or IP address.

 

Even then, you won't know if you are checking at the right time as it appears visibility is a constantly changing parameter.

 

Best bet would be to get a friend or family member do the checks for you or maybe let you ue their devices from their address.

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to dazzledayz

An old thread, I know, but I've just happened onto it and was educated some more.

 

We sell Tobacco Pipes, New and estate. Always in our listing header description we use the words Tobacco Pipe, or Tobacco Smoking Pipes. We've done enough research to know that is what people will use in a search.

 

After reading this topic I did some searches and couldn't believe that firstly we had just two items show up after a gazillion pages, but even worse was all this cheap Chinese junk, before our items, not Tobacco Pipes, but very loosely related to Tobacco Pipes - pipe cleaners, pipe pouches, tobacco related products. Oh, I must admit there was Tobacco Pipes, but nuisance value cheap and useless things for $5 and the like - all Chinese and all pages before our quality and genuine Tobacco Pipes.

 

So obviously, anyone who is specifically looking for a Tobacco Pipe and uses those words in their search, they're going to be bombarded with all sorts of paraphernalia, not necessarily a Tobacco Pipe.

 

Gobsmacked - again!!

 

Melina.

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to clubesquire

melina, a lot of buyers when faced with that will search by "price + postage highest first" and that knocks out the cheap Chinese listings.

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to padi*0409
And knocks out everything else as well because the ripoff merchants are just as numerous as the Chinese on some items.
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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to heihachi_73

Category spamming is a real problem on eBay and it's been like this for years.

 

They really need to try and clean it up as it's a turn off for buyers trying to find an actual pipe in among all the pouches and cleaners.

 

If you filter for highest $ first you'll miss any auctions starting low.

 

It's a nightmare in some categories and I know I for one am sick to death of it.

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Re: Throttling sucks

in reply to dazzledayz

Thanks, I understand. I've learnt a lot more.

 

interestingly too, we've had a pretty good run of late, which we're appreciative of, but I'm noticing, very clearly just now, that page views are way down and obviously  so are sales.

 

It could be just the market and I hope that's the case. It probably is, because getting a 'price' is quite difficult. Things are worth what they're worth, but getting it at the moment is not easy.

 

Anyway, thanks all - I've settled in a lot better now having some idea of how all the changes apply and how best to,protect ourselves. Well just make the most of it. You guys have been fantastic! Actually, I must say that so have eBay. I've had to contact them a couple of times and I've received very friendly and affective assistance. I guess you can only speak as you find and those poor people on the phones and the other end of a keyboard aren't responsible for some of the 'bad' that eBay is responsible for.

 

thanks guys, very much.

 

Melina.