I'm currently researching video game listings on eBay for a new project that I'm writing a project plan for right now. The searches that I run are targeted and use several of the filters that the site makes available.
I may filter results by platform for instance or change the sorting order of the results to only display buy it now offers or items sorted by recency.
These filters are not saved by the site automatically so that you have to reapply them every time you want to run the same search again.
There is however an option on eBay to save searches. You find a "follow this search" link at the top of search result listings on the site. Note that the option is only displayed to eBay customers who are signed in to an account.
A click on it will save the search along with all of its parameters to your account. While you need an account to save these searches, it is possible to open the saved searches at a later point in time without having to sign in first.
The searches that you have followed can be opened with a click on this link or by opening My eBay and selecting "searches you follow" from the left sidebar menu.
Here you find information about each search, to edit the searches, or change email notification options.
The searches that you find listed there are direct links that you can open from within the account or without account. It is for instance possible to bookmark these searches so that you can open them with a click on the bookmark at any time.
To bookmark a saved search simply middle-click it to open it in a new tab, switch to the tab afterwards and use Ctrl-d to add the url to the browser's bookmarks.
Following searches on eBay is however not the only option to save eBay searches to open them in the future quickly. Since eBay is adding filters to the url when you search or browse the website, it is also possible to simply bookmark the results page directly.
The main benefit here is that you don't need to be signed in to an eBay account to do so, and that you don't have to pay attention to eBay's email notification options for searches you follow. Depending on the store, it may sign you up for automatic email notifications which you may not require or want.
It is probably a good idea to save searches in a new folder if you plan to save multiple ones. This makes it easier to manage and open saved eBay searches.
Now You: Have another tip on how to save searches on eBay? Feel free to share it in the comments below.Advertisement
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.