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PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

I started looking for things this morning with my mobile

They now have the words "pre-owned" on the top line search results..so taking up valuble words in the top line decription

 

THIS MORNING Smiley Surprisedn a mobile  if searching for example: a ford escort xr3i alloy wheel 

 

 you would see results something like: pre-owned ford escort xr

 

so i thought maybe it's only this adroid application that had it on

 

so i searched using google and landed on that default one that gets you in here ..M-ebay or something.

 

that does the same Smiley Sad

 

is this a glitch...anyone else getting it ..or have i activated something that i dont want?

 

are the techs really this incompetent, if it's here to stay then god help us!

 

who is going to search for anything we advertise if they get results like that.

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

in reply to markepsilon
where's the edit thing gone from this board?
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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

in reply to markepsilon

It's under 'Options' on the right hand side but it's only available for a short time.

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

in reply to markepsilon

I've seen this too it's really annoying to look at. Hope it's not permanent!

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

in reply to markepsilon

I also discovered this this afternoon. Absolutely hate it - I was very relieved when I checked on the computer and it wasn't on the search results on there too. I'm quite worried it will further decrease ebay sales - sticking 'pre-owned' in front of everything makes it sound like it will be in poor condition and puts me off buying.

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

in reply to markepsilon
Just another thing in a long list to ruin a once great site. eBay sucks more than my Dyson.
Why do they pay people to do this nonesense?
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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

in reply to shytot50

 

 

Thanks for the replies so far: confirming what i had seen.

I''m surprised that not a lot people have added to this thread.

perhaps I'm not good at describing the significance of this change

 

basically means:

 

That your main keywords in the title may not be visible to people searching on a mobile

 

There is little room on a mobile to show the "FULL" title line anyway ..and ebay have made it  even worse by adding "pre-owned" in front of it.

 

I've read here somewhere that as many as 40 percent of purchases on ebay are now made with a mobiles.

 

if they are searching for a particular item, that means typing in more than 3 key words, then the results they get back will not help them decide..may even frustrate them causing them to go searching elsewhere on another site.

 

Yes i agree that just the words themselves are off-putting

 

Guess i wasn't quick enough to edit the first post.

 

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

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@markepsilon

 

eBay has confirmed it is a small test rolled out on mobile that will be ending soon.

 

Was there a place on the device to "tell us what you think"?

That is how eBay acquires feedback on their tests.

 

 

 

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

in reply to shipscript

Dont know, i find everything hastle on mobiles ..i would NOT be inclined to tell them what i think

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

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markepsilon wrote:

i would NOT be inclined to tell them what i think


I would, but the snowflakes would have their community "values" offended if I really told them what I think of these pointless changes.

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

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shipscript wrote:

@markepsilon

 

eBay has confirmed it is a small test rolled out on mobile that will be ending soon.

 

Was there a place on the device to "tell us what you think"?

That is how eBay acquires feedback on their tests.

 

 

 


Glad it will be ending soon, I don't understand why they would think it's a good idea to try it in the first place. It feels like they're just playing around with ebay for the sake of it. There are far more pressing and constructive things they could do if they have free time on their hands...

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Re: PRE - OWNED : are they really this incompetent

in reply to markepsilon

It sounds almost as if they want to demote used items in the eyes of buyers. Perhaps they don't want the used item market any more and just want to go all out and try and compete with am az on.