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when you have stuff for sale on Ebay do you obsess about it and keep checking

(22 Posts)
Grattage Sun 31-May-09 20:59:56

how many watchers you have etc?

PerfectPrefect Sun 31-May-09 21:01:55


AnnaKat24 Sun 31-May-09 21:05:27

I am a bit of a nut when it comes to number of watchers, etc --- but my biggest thing is how many views I get. I always look at the big green box down the bottom to see how many people have looked. Biggest has been 550 so far for a toy I sold.

Why do people sit around watching anyway - I wish they'd just go ahead and bid on it grin

Grattage Sun 31-May-09 21:08:56

do you think the watchers make any diff to price
i always get excited then its crap
anyone need a white stuff tunic or a boden top?

i am your gal

Grattage Sun 31-May-09 21:09:08

and where is the green box?

PerfectPrefect Sun 31-May-09 21:10:07

Yes hits is good too...but every time you sneek a look to view how many are hiting you are adding to it yourself so can be an unreliable indicator if you are too obsessive about it.

Best I hd was a combined total of around 520 watchers for 3 items I sold (may have been dupliates as items were related). They were so sought after and rarely available on ebay that one of them went all the way from Cambridgeshire to Scotland as a buyer collects item.

Grattage Sun 31-May-09 21:11:11

i cant see it though

PerfectPrefect Sun 31-May-09 21:11:17

Green box is under the picture - as long as you tell ebay to put acounter on.

Grattage Sun 31-May-09 21:11:59

oh poo

sixlostmonkeys Sun 31-May-09 21:18:05

no one else can see how many watchers you have.
You can hide the number of views from others.
Hits are not affected by yourself and each hit is unique.
Counters are unreliable but do give you an indicator....sorta

I look at mine all the time grin

bodiddly Sun 31-May-09 21:18:59

I am addicted to checking watchers, bids, feedback etc.... tis sooo sad. Have listed about 40 items over the last 3 weeks and am putting loads on over the next few days.

Sycamoretreeisvile Sun 31-May-09 21:20:21

Oh yes, DH and I are completely obsessed with checking our progress. We are currently selling a chair, pick up only, which has 17 watchers! grin

PerfectPrefect Sun 31-May-09 21:23:49

Off to check the listings I posted 15mins ago grin

I thought that the hit counter didn't distinguish between you and potential buyers (although I knew that you only get 1 hit per internet session)

bodiddly Sun 31-May-09 21:34:38

do you have to pay for the hit counter? Have always steered clear for fear of costing myself more money!

PerfectPrefect Sun 31-May-09 21:45:47

no - it is free.

bodiddly Sun 31-May-09 21:50:10

thanks .. wonder whether it will add to my addiction though hmm

frogs Sun 31-May-09 21:53:11

mwah hah, you are obsessed, grattage.

I think your own hits don't add to the number of views, unless you are using a different puter.

There is a vague watchers/bids correlation, but it's only v. tenuous. If you have no watchers at all taht ain't great. But most watchers won't bid. I reckon some of them are just casing to see what they can sell stuff for.

Pingpong Sun 31-May-09 22:10:29

Yes I am obsessed and I'm always checking my laptop to check for bids, questions, number of views, what other people have listed that are same/similar, whether they have 'stolen' my images etc etc.
Ebay is an addiction but so is MN wink

Bean74 Sun 31-May-09 22:16:53

Totally - and then am really disappointed when my lovely items go for 99 sodding pence!!

PerfectPrefect Sun 31-May-09 23:04:36

Oooo 2 hours in. 4 watchers spread across 8 items....

maxybrown Wed 03-Jun-09 19:01:42

If someone clears their cookies all the time then each time they click your item it will add another 1 to the counter even though it's the same person!

Bucharest Thu 04-Jun-09 08:30:57

I find the less I look, the more something sells for!
If I forget I've got an item finishing, I'm always pleasantly surprised...if I keep looking it has about 200 watchers and sells for 50p. grin

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