|Mon July 20 2015 12:59:37|
eBay Search Provides Unsatisfactory Results
I've avoided purchasing anything on eBay since I quit selling there over a year ago. It left such a bad taste in my mouth, that I said I'd never do any business there again. But I got desperate.
I need a specific type of cell phone and have had no luck. So where better than eBay, the place for hard-to-find items (particularly pre-owned)? I relented and did a search for "Straight Talk Flip Phone". My ONLY parameter was US ONLY.
Guess what? My first four (4) items were all from Hong Kong - and NONE of them were flip phones! The remainder of the page also seemed to be irrelevant to my search, so I stopped there. I came back later and tried my search anew. Same disgusting, worthless result. I could hardly believe it.
The following day I tried the search again just for kicks, and it DID bring up relevant items from US sellers - but the Hong Kong non-flip phones were still shown at the bottom of the page (as items from international sellers, which I OBVIOUSLY chose NOT to view).
What on earth is wrong with eBay? Search is one hot mess. Cassini is either schizoid or evil. Are they doing this on purpose to favor Hong Kong sellers, or are they just that inept at running their business?
Done With eBay