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Weird eBay Selling Pattern -- Every Other Week

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by balward, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. balward

    balward Newbie

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    So check this out.... I just started selling on eBay last month and I've noticed this weird 'every other week' selling pattern. It's almost like eBay is making my auctions not visible in search results every other week. Here is how my sales have gone in the last few weeks. Do you see a pattern? I've had my eBay account since 2001, but haven't sold much from it until now. I have 100% feedback with a 64. Any idea?

    5/13
    5/16
    5/17
    5/19

    5/26
    5/28
    5/29
    5/30
    5/30

    6/8
    6/8
    6/8
     
  2. casper2601

    casper2601 Newbie

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    Something is definetly screwy with that. I would be bold and confront them. Imho
     
  3. SirSmash

    SirSmash Junior Member

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    I always had the same thing, it lines up with payday or a few days before. I'd take a guess that 5/13 didn't pay until late 15th/early 16th when their paycheck clears.

    I wouldn't worry about it. eBay does mess with the "best match" results, and you're probably quite low on those if you haven't been selling regularly, but chances are most end up sorting by "lowest price" then watching the item until payday.
     
  4. balward

    balward Newbie

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    I don't know. Pay periods are different for everybody. I feel like it's more like eBay wanting to see if I'm going to fulfill the orders from the week before first before having my auctions show up in search results. I may see if the pattern continues, and if so, maybe call them. I have nothing to lose I guess.
     
  5. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    It looks like your sales went down because everyone's monthly limits reset there for you have more competition

    But I did notice something with eBay

    Out of my 4 months of using eBay i never had a issue with eBay manually messing with my listings BUT I did find something interesting.

    I had about 5 eBay accounts and we will call the working account account A and the "messed up" one account B

    Say I post a listing on account A everything will go perfect and I would sell out within 2 days.

    Now if I put the SAME EXACT listing on account B the listing wont NEVER be in the top 8 but on account A it ALWAYS went to number 1.

    I have had no problems with my other accounts only on account B.

    I do not know what caused this just sharing my experience.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014