|Tue Dec 2 2014 13:45:34|
Items Being Deleted from eBay Watch Lists
If anyone is wondering why sales have been slow, there is either a glitch or intentional sabotage to sellers and buyers eBay watch lists. I noticed this a few weeks back and recently but have become more concerned seeing that this is continuing. I will try to describe this as best as I can since the workings of eBay lack transparency.
When scrolling through my extensive watch list, I decided to delete a few items by placing a check mark and then pressing delete. I noticed my total after the delete was considerably lower than the number of items I manually deleted.
Now here is where it gets very strange. When checking off a few more items and then scrolling either up or down, I noticed random check marks placed on OTHER items I was NOT deleting!
For example if my listing had 100 listings in my watch list and I went to delete 3, the delete screen would read 8 to be deleted. If I didn't catch it in time before hitting the delete button or not noticed it, these items would be gone from my watch list.
I have tested this several times and on different days. My watch list has dropped considerably in numbers. Also, I do want to mention this random deletion of items in watch lists is being done on both live and ended listings.
Another issue that has recently occurred is when doing any searches and pressing the back arrow a message displays document or item no longer exists. I am not sure of the exact wording since I didn't do a screenshot. This might be a browser issue and not related to eBay, but again... this message did come up on active sellers listings.
Anyway the random checkmarks are a big concern. The way it is done so covertly most users probably wouldn't notice. Buyers not receiving notices about items they think are on their watch list but are actually deleted ..gone..gone..gone girl (sorry).
Sellers wondering why sales are declining. Well maybe that item being watched is now gone when a buyer went to delete some other item but your item disappeared instead. Sellers relisting items is another concern since buyers watching for a relist may never see that item again since it is gone from the list.
Am I making too big a deal out of this? Do sellers and buyers consistently do a manual delete of items in their watch list? How many are affected?
If you do use this, please make me anonymous.