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Old 09-21-2012, 12:19 PM
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Default Ebay listings now show number of watchers

Just noticed that when I view an ebay item, the numbers of watchers is shown. Anybody seeing that? I think that is more of an advantage to buyers than it would be to sellers. For example if a buyer sees there are 50 watchers, then he may just not bid because of the probable competition.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:33 PM
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See it on the selling side but watchers do not equal bidders. Had an item recently go through 3 cycles with lots of watchers and finally sold for $10.00.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:59 PM
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I don't see this except for items that I am selling.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:05 PM
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I don't see it within eBay, but there are a couple of sites which will show you this info if you wanted.

http://www.watchcount.com/

If you enter an eBay item number here (I believe the item has to have at least 1 bid on it for it to work), the number of watchers will be displayed.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:16 PM
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Oh mine is definitely showing the number of watchers from the bidders angle. As soon as I click on an item up for sale it shows me how many watchers. This just started today? I think the reason some of you are not seeing it is because the item does not have any watchers yet.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:28 PM
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I don't see it either. Where on the item page does it show that?
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:45 PM
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Take a look at this auction... It is telling me there are three watchers - about an inch below the 7.99 bid price. I am not selling this item nor do I know who is.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221126145273...84.m1438.l2649

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:49 PM
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I'm logged in, but don't see the number of watchers...? Weird..
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:53 PM
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Shawn,
Send me some of what your smokin today , I dont see it either and dont see it on the auction you posted!
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not seeing it... please post a screen shot...
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eBay probably randomly picked some users to do a beta test of the new functionality, to show the number of watchers. I definitely don't see it either.
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Wonder why only some can see it? The format that you see when looking at the item (as a buyer) is totally different then it was yesterday, and includes the number of watchers.
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Ummm... Crazy.. I do not think I like it... See below!
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I dont see it either, bit I tend to miss things......
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Every so often, when I log into eBay, I get a little different format. I found that if I delete cookies, it goes back to the older style. If there's no Opt Out option, that seems to work.
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Shawn,
You must be in an ebay test I see everything you posted in the image except where it says 3 watchers.
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That is crazy... Also, when I scroll down the listing a "top bar"? thingy scrolls down with me. Giving me the option to quickly click on "description" "shipping and payments" etc.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:36 PM
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Oh I just realized... It has a big "See What Other People Are Watching" at the bottom of the page. Several thumb nail images of auctions with watchers...
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I see it on my screen(on my phone and not logged in).
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I am at work without access to eBay. Is it possible this change happened today and those of you that can not see it were logged in to eBay before the change was made? I wonder if you closed your browser and reopened it or maybe logged off and restarted your PC if that would update you to this new format change.
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I just tried it with my tablet using the Dolphin browser. I do see the number of watchers.
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Downloaded Dolphin and still don't see it.
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I have two different computers side by side and one shows it and the other doesn't.
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If this change to ebay sticks, the watchcount.com site will soon be obsolete.
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If this change to ebay sticks, the watchcount.com site will soon be obsolete.
who the F would pay $500 (the equivalent of an authentic Goudey Gehrig or Ruth) for a Kate Upton? She's not even BJ Upton.......well maybe a BJ from Kate Upton.
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Every so often, when I log into eBay, I get a little different format. I found that if I delete cookies, it goes back to the older style. If there's no Opt Out option, that seems to work.
This has happened to me twice this week. About every other day I get on Ebay & there is a new format.


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who the F would pay $500 (the equivalent of an authentic Goudey Gehrig or Ruth) for a Kate Upton? She's not even BJ Upton.......well maybe a BJ from Kate Upton.
Excellent! LMAO!
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I had the new format, with the number of watchers listed, on my account when viewed from work, but the old format remains on my home computer. Could this be an operating system change that eBay has a new format with a given operating system?
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The new format is when using internet explorer browser.

Mozilla firefox still has the old format.

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This is great. Now they just need to add a box below that shows how many offline offers the seller has received.
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This is great. Now they just need to add a box below that shows how many offline offers the seller has received.
Hilarious!
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