|Mon Oct 26 2015 17:50:46|
eBay Search Brings Back Disappointing Results
I did an eBay search today that was amusing. Looking for Stirling Engine models, I first searched:
- for "Stirling Engines", whereupon nearly all results were new imports;
- then North America only for "Stirling Engines" where most were also new imports;
- then North America only for "Hot Air Engines" where about half were new imports, but other half were older used USA models with most including "Stirling" in their title.
I didn't have time to search broader category and browse thousands of listings, just to see if invisible #3 results above were visible at a higher level.
I've been on eBay over 15 years and never seen such an extreme example of invisibility, usually just a few listings playing peek-a-boo during repeated browsing (I browse a few dozen categories regularly, some with fixed searches, some without).
If the BS is this bad with lame models, even casual buyers will encounter similar with common items and bail the site.
Hopefully, letgo site gets their act together asap, I'm tired of eating eBay crow.