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Posted 02/03/2023   1:54 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add rlsny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
As in - no results - no category filters. ebay is dead at the moment.
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Posted 02/03/2023   2:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely no trouble here!


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Posted 02/03/2023   2:11 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lots of people reporting the problem - it isn't just me. (Works on my phone - just the website is dead)
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Posted 02/03/2023   2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Appears OK here in Oz
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Posted 02/03/2023   2:19 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just a sample:

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Posted 02/03/2023   2:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Appears OK here in Oz

Are you using ebay.com, or ebay.com.au? I've long had problems searching by (stamp) category on the American site, so I search almost exclusively on the German/Austrian/French/UK domains for what I need. No problems using the app, though.
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Posted 02/03/2023   2:49 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ebay.com - it's working again - fortunately just an hour or so outage.
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Posted 02/03/2023   3:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Chinese balloon did it.
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Posted 02/03/2023   3:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ebay search has been broken since they removed the wildcard option.
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Posted 02/03/2023   3:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Works fine for me. Balloon must have already passed over me :)
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Posted 02/03/2023   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Are you using eBay.com, or eBay.com.au? I


Using eBay.com.au
I thought they were all the same
Would I benefit from using any others?
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Posted 02/03/2023   3:57 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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...I thought they were all the same...

https://assets.website-files.com/5f...dwide%20.pdf
In my opinion they are not all the same.
I am unsure how they handle their Search Servers and indexing. I think that their search indexing uses the 'countries ship to' to limit showing listings in some countries that the seller does not ship to.
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Posted 02/03/2023   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I thought they were all the same

Nope, not the same. Categories, organizations, and sorting are a little different on each domain, sellers and listings are definitely so. Plenty of European sellers don't list on the American site, but will ship to the USA, for example. If you're only using .au, you're missing out on a lot, depending on your interests.
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Posted 02/03/2023   8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both.
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Posted 02/04/2023   07:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jossanders52 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

I think Don is right.
I live in Thailand. If I search under ship to Thailand, I get significant less search results as when I search under ship to USA.

Also, for my Spanish Colonies revenue collection I get much better results when I search with ship to Spain instead of ship to USA..
Searching in ebay,es even gives a lot more results, but you have to communicate with many of the sellers if they are willing to ship to your country.


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Posted 02/04/2023   07:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Noted Jos.
I'll be trying it out.
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