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December 10, 2007

How to find the number of watchers on an eBay item – works for US and UK

The eBay Pulse page shows you the most watched items. But here’s how you find the actual number of watchers on those items. Until now, only the eBay seller had access to the number of watchers on an item.

This link shows you the most watched items in the collectibles category on Either a category or a keyword must be entered to get results. It’s an eBay API restriction.

most watched eBay collectibles

You will also see the most popular keywords in the category. For example, popular keywords in the collectibles category are Harley Davidson, Precious Moments, baseball cards, …

You can also search by price and number of bids. I like seeing the number of bids on an item to gain insight on what’s hot.

Use this link to find the Pulsers in the Everything Else category.

Looking for the number of watchers on a particular seller’s items? You need to enter keywords from their listings. It’s another eBay requirement that you can’t search by sellerID. But don’t worry, I’m working on it.