Author Topic: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.  (Read 2313 times)


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Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« on: January 14, 2015, 03:22:45 PM »
I wonder how long this has been going on....?

I went looking for a small electronic device on eBay (a Bluetooth audio receiver) and found that there are a number of sellers who will have the product listed as part of a multi-variant listing - where the 'variant' is actually a completely different product that has one quality: It is cheap.

The annoyance is that the price shown in the gallery view is of the cheapest item - and that is what it is sorted on, if you choose a sort on price.

So, you put in your search, sort on price and see some promising items at $1.00.  You then select the listing and find it is a multi-variant with the actual product you are looking for costing $10.  The $1.00 price if for a simple 3.5mm jack to RCA adapter.  Variant, my a***.

This really pisses me off untold.  Absolute waste of time.

Anyone else encountered this?