|Thu July 14 2016 13:53:15|
Saved Searches Net Fewer Finds on eBay?
By: Ina Steiner
eBay shoppers are known for setting up searches and adding them to their "Followed Searches" (the same thing as "Saved Searches"). It makes it easy to monitor the marketplace automatically for new items as they come up for sale, so shoppers don't miss out on sought-after items.
But did you know your Followed Searches on eBay expire?
Several readers forwarded emails they received from eBay this morning that said, "We are no longer sending email for (number) followed searches. We've noticed that there are emails you are no longer engaging with. If you want to continue receiving, please follow the steps below."
Instructions were included on how to turn back on the feature to continue receiving email alerts.
The emails eBay sent this morning listed the users' saved searches, and next to each one, it wrote in parenthesis, "No email sent in 1 year," indicating there had been no matches for the past 12 months.
It's one thing for eBay to expire Followed Searches despite the fact it is a great way to connect shoppers with the items they are seeking, whether a rare collectible or a part to a discontinued gadget or appliance that's hard to find.
But we wondered why these searches (12 in all between the two readers) came up empty for the past year. We have no way of knowing if it's a drop in the bucket or an indication people are not listings as many hard to find items as they used to - what do you think?