eBay has expanded the amount of closed listings data available to provide sellers and buyers of all types of sports cards and sports memorabilia with more information. The company has extended the time frame in which items sold remain visible in search from 15 days to 60 days.
Far more current than price guides, completed eBay sales are often the most reliable method of calculating the current value of a specific item. With 60 days of data available, buyers can get a better idea of what items have been selling for before making a bid.
Sellers can get a better feel for how to price items, or deciding whether it’s even worth offering a certain card or collectible. For harder to find items or those that are rarely offered, the extra 45 days could be the difference in whether a completed sale shows up in the advanced search area.
Sixty days worth of data can also provide members with trends on how prices for certain boxes or rookie cards have evolved and even indicate whether interest in a certain series of vintage cards is increasing.
The increase in “look back time” includes not only the Sports Cards and Memorabilia category but also Art, Antiques, Coins & Paper Money, Dolls & Bears, Entertainment Memorabilia, Stamps and Toys.
Since October, sellers in the Collectibles category have had access to 90 days of information on sold items and 45 days for unsold items in that category.
Click the Advanced link at the top of the eBay home page.
Enter your keywords or an item number if you know it.
Select Completed listings in the Search including section.
Click the Search button.
Click here to use the Advanced Search option.