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Five Ways to Search eBay

Find what you want on the world's most popular auction site


eBay is one of the world's leading auction sites, with literally millions of transactions, listings, and customers. However, finding something you want on eBay isn't always as easy as it should be. That's where this list of five ways to search eBay comes in handy: a list of shortcuts you can use to find what you're looking for on eBay with a minimum of effort.

1. eBay Catalog

The eBay Catalog search is the "umbrella" over the entire eBay range of offerings, from clothing to pets to motors. It's a good place to start a general search with a wide focus.

2. eBay Advanced Search

eBay Advanced Search is available simply by clicking the "Advanced Search" link next to the eBay search bar, located on the top of nearly every eBay page. Here you can use a variety of filters to narrow your search, browse within eBay Motors, search by seller and bidder, find a specific item number, and much more.

3. Use TypoBuddy to find misspelled auction items

Seasoned eBay buyers know that one of the best kept secrets about finding a good deal is searching for misspelled auction items. TypoBuddy streamlines this process, making it infinitely easier for savvy searchers to find deals that others might have overlooked.

4. eBay Stores

eBay Stores - online listings organized around a specific person, topic, or collection - can be a great way to sample all that eBay has to offer. Use the eBay Stores search page to find just what you're looking for: premium stores, anchor stores, or advanced store search offer something for any eBay buyer.

5. Find what's trending at eBay

There are a number of ways to quickly find out what's trending as far as sales and popularity at eBay. eBay Pulse gives you a daily summary of popular searches, stores, and items. The Popular Products page gives you an extremely detailed view at the most popular eBay items in every category on the site. eBay Deal Finder showcases the fastest moving/best deals on a number of different products as compared with other popular retail sites on the Web.

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