From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Mon Mar 8 14:13:18 2004

   The BIG problem with searching on E-bay is the keyword SPAMMERs. A lot
of the junk sellers include a lot words for popular items in their text so
that eveytime you search for something like "hewlett packard" it finds
their listing for something like "How I got rich on E-bay" CD. The keywords
are frequently embedded as white characters on a white background or
something similar so that you don't even see them when you view the
listing. I've complained to E-bay about this practice but they don't care.


At 11:43 AM 3/8/04 -0800, you wrote:
>The Ebay search engine is a bad joke. One of the searches I used to use
>(s-100,altair,imsai) -canon -samsung -minolta
>They hyphen is not recognized, and instead of bringing up the stuff I am
>interested in, 521 items get brought up including junk like "70`S AND
>80`S AND 90`S 100 baseball and football cards".

   I think the - in S-100 may confuse the search engine. You probably need
to enclose s-100 in quotes ( "S-100" ).


>Your way of searching will totally exclude items that got posted in the
>wrong catagory and other such items.
>steve wrote:
>> --- Curt Vendel <curt_at_atarimuseum.com> wrote:
>> .
>> >
>> > Same applies for when I search for videogames, when
>> > I go to look up
>> > Atari Jaguar items I don't want to pull up Jaguar
>> > XJ6 engine parts,
>> > Jaguar Jungle photo's and other nonsense that has
>> > nothing to do with
>> > videogame related items, so I would much rather go
>> > to a site that caters
>> > specifically to a category of items I am looking
>> > for.
>> Isn't that what the ebay categories are for? I would
>> think if you perform catagory specific searches you
>> wouldn't have all these problems.
Received on Mon Mar 08 2004 - 14:13:18 GMT

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