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Post subject: Searches....?  PostPosted: Nov 02, 2012 - 06:48 AM
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What is going on with the eBay search engine? It seems that the majority of the records I would search are not showing up very often. I mean a month ago I'd search for like Blind Melon and there was always at least a couple of their LP's out there, now I can't find like anything....? I really doubt they have all sold as some of the BIN's were absurd prices!

Whats going on?

Makes me nervous to put stuff on there...

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Post subject: Re: Searches....?  PostPosted: Nov 02, 2012 - 06:55 AM
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Lessa99 wrote:
Blind Melon and there was always at least a couple of their LP's out there, now I can't find like anything....?


I see 3 Soup's, 1 1st LP, and 1 Galaxie EP up there at the moment.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: Searches....?  PostPosted: Nov 02, 2012 - 04:27 PM
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So what are you using for search? I do not get any of those! I search Blind Melon Records, and I get 42 results with 40 of them being CD's!

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i've noticed something's changed as well. i can't quite figure out what it is. i suspect it's not a full on roll out of the new setup whatever, because i complained about it to some other ebay friends and no one knew what i was talking about.

there are some options over on the left on the new search page that allow you to include closed/finished auctions, and i suspect it has something to do with that.
 
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Just search for Blind Melon. Then use the category "records" on the left side of the page. There are 29 Blind Melon records listed as of today.
 
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hartwise wrote:
Just search for Blind Melon. Then use the category "records" on the left side of the page. There are 29 Blind Melon records listed as of today.


i'm not all that interested in Blind Melon. i'm interested in wny the search suddenly excludes a ton of stuff that it didn't before.

i would suspect that sellers would/should be concerned about this as well.
 
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Exactly my concern vegan! I will be searching for Blind Melon, but I really feel like eBay has altered their search engine and it is excluding a ton of stuff! I want to sell some stuff, but Im not sure my auctions will be seen....!

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I received a message from eBay today warning me that search strategies are changing. There will be no more wild card searches, i.e., no use of an asterisk to cover all forms of a words possible prefix or suffix variations. Now, to make things easier Rolling Eyes , we'll have to use full words in our searches. I've been having problems with searches for almost two weeks and it's today that I find the eBay wunderkindern are helping us once more. sigh....

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hartwise wrote:
Just search for Blind Melon. Then use the category "records" on the left side of the page. There are 29 Blind Melon records listed as of today.


That's it exactly. Search "Blind Melon", then on the left click "Records" and then, if you wish, "33 rpm":

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Records-/176985/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=blind+melon&_dmpt=Music_on_Vinyl&Speed=33%2520RPM&rt=nc
 
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I just bookmark the Records category so I don't have to mess around.
Whenever I pull up eBay, it's automatically just searching for records.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Records-/306/i.html

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