Watched item ending soon

August 28, 2008 is alive!

Filed under: Cool Ecomm sites,eBay — estreet @ 4:43 pm


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.

November 4, 2007

Viewing the most watched eBay items

Filed under: eBay — estreet @ 8:51 pm
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eBay doesn’t show buyers how many people are watching an item. But now eSeller Street has access to the number of watchers for most listings. It’s a great way to see what people find interesting – fast.

A researcher from Thailand looked these up and I checked out what they saw. I just love these gorgeous silver pendants!

Most bid on Silver 925 pendants on eBay using eSeller Street search tool

I’m surprised to see what’s popular on eBay in the Business and Industrial category. The most watched items by FAR are tractors on both (US) and (UK). Ebay must be a major clearing house for farm equipment. I wonder if tractor auctions are seasonal and this is the peak.
eSeller Street most watched eBay items in Business and Industrial Category

The Everything Else category is very weird. There are a lot of ‘get rich without working’ e-books for sale. Some with 60,000 watchers. I guess it’s some kind of marketing scheme and I don’t really get what’s going on with these.

Give the search a try: eSeller Street search