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You love to watch eBay items. So do I. Tell me more…
Jan 12th, 2009 by estreet

A lot of people visit, and frequently revisit, this most watched eBay items page on eSeller Street.

I added a suggestion box so you can tell me how to make watching easier for you.

-> Tell me how to improve the most watched eBay items page. <-

I can’t wait to hear from you!

Michelle

How to Find the Number of Watchers for an eBay seller – works for US and UK
Jan 8th, 2009 by estreet

As a follow up to this popular post,
How to Find the Number of Watchers on an eBay Item – Works for US and UK, lets find the number of watchers for a particular eBay seller’s items.

Go to www.watcheditem.com/?page=watchitem and enter an eBay seller’s ID. I used eBay ID “Thursday*Girl” in this example. The top 10 most popular items for that seller are shown. Check the box next to the number of bids to view the current watcher count.
Find number of watchers for an eBay seller's items

You can insert this watcher counter into your listings to show your watcher count to buyers. This will make buyers more competitive in their bidding.

WatchedItem.com shows eBay watchers and popular eBay Items
Jan 7th, 2009 by estreet

WatchedItem.com is now released. It’s a free banner maker for eBay sellers which displays very unique information.

eBay sellers can show how popular their items are by adding watcher counters to their listings.
watcherssven7service

Or they can cross promote their other items in gorgeous banner styles.

Finally, popular sellers can display their Hall Of Fame banner which shows their items that reached the top 500 most watched items on eBay.com and eBay.co.uk.

Each banner automatically refreshes with the latest eBay information!

Watch and be watched with free banners from WatchedItem.com.

Contemporary Oil Painting Artists on eBay
Jan 7th, 2009 by estreet

There are 3 similar contemporary Oil Painting artists on eBay: Art-Coast (the original from Chicago), GreatOilPainting (from China), and AvantArtDeco (from China).

Art-Coast, aka Paula Nizamas, is very popular having 11 to 25 watchers per listing. She is quite a prolific seller who moves 25 to 35 paintings per month. The final price is around $250 to $400 each.

These sellers list their art at half the price of Art-Coast’s art. Their listing templates are definitely “borrowed” from Art-Coast.

FREE eBay Banners from www.WatchedItem.com.

ItalianWarFront eBay seller has historic (and popular) war items
Jan 1st, 2009 by estreet

Lots of watchers on their items.

RARE REAL CAVALRY BUSTINA ITALIAN WWII ENLISTED HAT


GERMAN WWII GAS MASK CAN STRAPS NAMED UNIT MARKED WW2

GERMAN WWII BREAD UTILITY BAG TROPICAL OR LATE WAR

Update (Jan 5, 2009):
Here we go. This banner is more suitable for ItalianWarFront’s Militaria Collectibles.

Shoebacca is a cool eBay seller
Jan 1st, 2009 by estreet

Chewie – I need some white boots that make me look like Princess Leia!

How old do you think I am? Not hard to figure out from my love of this eBay ID.

But seriously, this is a pretty cool seller. They have 123,523 feedback (4,893 over the past year). That’s pretty high volume in this economic climate.

The shoe details in each listing are great. Nice photo and measurements. 30 day return policy.

CraftingAlong – Most popular crafty eBay seller
Nov 19th, 2008 by estreet

CraftingAlong is an eBay seller that is almost as popular as www.buy.com on eBay (eBay ID buy). Check it out here on WatchedItem.com.

craftingalong most popular items on eBay

CraftingAlong sells handmade scrapbook pages for hundreds of dollars. Jenn is the artist.

It’s good to see the small sellers are still thriving on eBay.

Reborn doll popularity explodes
Oct 2nd, 2008 by estreet

The Today Show profiled the reborn baby phenomenon. Reborns have become one of the most watched niches on eBay.

Reborns make up 5% of the 100 most watched items on eBay.com. There are 8 reborn babies in the top 100 most watched listing one eBay.co.uk.

Most people seem to love them or hate them. I kinda like the little darlings.

Fixed price listing numbers surge on eBay
Sep 25th, 2008 by estreet

Fixed price listing insertion fees on eBay were reduced to just $.35 on Sept 16. Also, longer durations were introduced: 30 days and Good Til Canceled.

Take a look at how sellers responded in the charts below. An extra 5 Million listings were added to eBay which is a 33% increase.


This reminds me of when eBay introduced the store listing several years ago. So many sellers flocked to the very cheap store format that eBay became desperate for auction listings. To rebalance the site, eBay made store listings less attractive by pushing store listings down in the search results.

So there is more than a déjà vu feeling here, it’s a like living it all over again.  And I estimate that eBay Express will be reincarnated within 2 years.

No more roundtripping for eBay Partner Network
Sep 19th, 2008 by estreet

Somebody didn’t get the memo.

The eBay Partner Network issued this statement last week.

Any transaction resulting from traffic that has been redirected off of an Advertiser site (e.g. eBay.com) will be disqualified, and you will not receive commissions

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