Author Topic: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.  (Read 2703 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?

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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2022, 09:29:52 AM »
*SNIPE*
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 03:13:36 PM »
I can hardly believe that this question remained unanswered... for 7 years...

Poor brum6y.




Brum6y, no, I've not had it happen, but only because I don't look for the sort of things that lend themselves to being listed by abusers of the multi-variant listings (or indeed being listed as a multi-variant non-abusive listing).

I have certainly seen it happen.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 05:13:50 PM »
Yeah yeah whatever.

Finders keepers, this lost Thread is mine.

I own it.

Get out.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2022, 01:15:41 PM »
I think it must have been in a schoolyard when I last heard someone say that and believe it.


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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2022, 04:31:58 PM »
Legends abound.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2022, 07:14:55 PM »
No squatters allowed.

Contribute to the topic or buzz off.

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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2022, 11:04:48 AM »
You talking to me?

Now, if you are directing that comment to Tessa,
have at it!

I have popcorn.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2022, 11:07:40 AM »
Seriously, there's just HAS to be a moment when we can mostly ALL agree that all of this
is a MONUMENTAL EXERCIZE IN FUTILTY.

Some Fun!

You got a problem with that?

Talk to my Agent.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2022, 11:10:00 AM »
Even idiots can talk to the dead.

Dealing with the living is difficult, I agree.

How's smee doing lately?


Can you believe that this thread went from

0 to 2427 Views in 3 days?

I don't.

This joint is RIGGED!!!!!
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2022, 11:28:22 PM »
Brum6y isn't about to kick his shod heels in my direction.


It seems to be mostly Chinese eBay sellers who abuse the multi-variant listing format.

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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2022, 01:26:16 AM »
You talking to me?
Darn tootin' !

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Did you bring enough to share?

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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2022, 12:50:50 PM »
I don't like your Tone.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2022, 10:39:48 PM »
I didn't think there was anything wrong with my tone.

I only work with Marshall - not Fender, Peavey or anything else.

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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2022, 01:10:45 AM »
Now who's off-topic?
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2022, 12:25:31 PM »
You're the one who started talking about tone....

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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2022, 03:56:33 PM »
ok I'm sorry. I take it back.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2022, 04:23:49 PM »
That's the sign of a big character - being able to take it back. You deserve a beer and a burger and a chocolate bar, Tello.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2022, 03:29:52 AM »
You know where to send a cheque.
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Re: Abusing the eBay search - Multi-variant listings.
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2022, 10:33:10 PM »
Here's a big one ...