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How to spot private listings?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by doomsday, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. doomsday

    doomsday Junior Member

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    Hi,

    How can I spot private listings with 0 bids.

    After the first bid it's easy for me to spot but before any bid had been placed how can I identify private listings?

    Will I need a script to do that? Or is there an easier way?
     
  2. doomsday

    doomsday Junior Member

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    Is it possible?
     
  3. D4RK KNIGHT

    D4RK KNIGHT Regular Member

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    Im not sure. The only way I know is if your logged in as a ebay guest.
     
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  4. doomsday

    doomsday Junior Member

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    Good point.

    Other method I use is to check the seller feedback and check for past items. If past items were all private it's almost sure that he always list privately.
     
  5. Sm_Art

    Sm_Art Junior Member

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    Just scroll down the listing and it says: This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller.
     
  6. niloydaemons

    niloydaemons Junior Member

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    Anyone please help finding this answer.
     
  7. doomsday

    doomsday Junior Member

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    Where can you see that? Can you show an example? I can't find it anywhere when I'm logged in.
     
  8. LeMerovigian

    LeMerovigian BANNED BANNED

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    I second that though have know concrete link I know I've seen it-
     
  9. WoosterOh

    WoosterOh Junior Member

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  10. Fixed

    Fixed Registered Member

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    interesting search results
     
  11. doomsday

    doomsday Junior Member

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    Thanks for your input. But obscure the link with tinyURL like I did in the quote.

    For me it works if the sentence is quoted, like this: "This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller" but it misses a lot of results.

    Anyone else confirm this? Anyone knows why?
     
  12. WoosterOh

    WoosterOh Junior Member

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    Just private listing, dropping the long sentence, has 400,000 results. I checked a few and they are listed as private.