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    Default EBID? How many auctions do we have worldwide?

    I just noticed this and as you can see these figures are for the USA only.
    So what's the real position?

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    Your missing the point Craig

    USA 2,112,230 listings ?

    UK 2,642,625 listings ?

    Thing is. Are these seperate figures for each country or do they supposedly represent ebid worldwide?
    If that's the case one figure is out by over half a million auctions!

    So I'll say it again.

    What's the true picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Panther View Post
    Your missing the point Craig

    USA 2,112,230 listings ?

    UK 2,642,625 listings ?

    Thing is. Are these seperate figures for each country or do they supposedly represent ebid worldwide?
    If that's the case one figure is out by over half a million auctions!

    So I'll say it again.

    What's the true picture?
    If I list an item, I list on the UK site by default, this auction is part of the UK count.
    If the same item is listed as being available to USA for example, then it goes towards the USA count too.
    But the number of auctions on the whole of eBid is that as shown by Craigs link
    The item on the left is a rabbit outdoor light. Over 25% less than Amazon.

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    http://raindropsies-overstocks.ebid.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by raindropsies View Post
    If I list an item, I list on the UK site by default, this auction is part of the UK count.
    If the same item is listed as being available to USA for example, then it goes towards the USA count too.
    But the number of auctions on the whole of eBid is that as shown by Craigs link
    That cannot be true at all!

    That would mean that 80% of listings listed outside of USA are available to USA. . . It's just not feasable due to weight and postal restrictions.

    80 to 90 % of my listings are for UK only for those exact reasons. I'm sure it's true for most sellers across the board.

    Without a proper explanation those figures are worse than useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Panther View Post
    That cannot be true at all!

    That would mean that 80% of listings listed outside of USA are available to USA. . . It's just not feasable due to weight and postal restrictions.....
    I list everything worldwide regardless of weight and let the buyers choose. I don't see the point in restricting visibility. Even if a buyer doesn't want to pay the postage on *that* item, they could browse from there to something more affordable. Why would you want to restrict your audience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Panther View Post
    That cannot be true at all!

    That would mean that 80% of listings listed outside of USA are available to USA. . . It's just not feasable due to weight and postal restrictions.

    80 to 90 % of my listings are for UK only for those exact reasons. I'm sure it's true for most sellers across the board.

    Without a proper explanation those figures are worse than useless.
    Where do you get the 80% figure from

    The USA figure is not made up just from listings outside of the USA
    My posts only state my own opinions, unless I've stolen them from someone else

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    I don't believe most people list 'worldwide'.

    80% is a very very high percent to be visible world wide!

    I just don't believe the figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykimbo View Post
    I list everything worldwide regardless of weight and let the buyers choose. I don't see the point in restricting visibility. Even if a buyer doesn't want to pay the postage on *that* item, they could browse from there to something more affordable. Why would you want to restrict your audience?
    Ditto!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyBridger View Post
    Where do you get the 80% figure from

    The USA figure is not made up just from listings outside of the USA
    USA 2,112,230 listings ? (is 80% of )

    UK 2,642,625 listings ?


    [The USA figure is not made up just from listings outside of the USA]

    Exactly my point! Are we to believe that the vast majority of listings on ebid are either ;
    posted for worldwide view or 80% of ebid listings originate from USA?

    Either scenario is ridiculous!

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