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From: Paris, France
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posted 05-20-2014 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe everyone already knows this but I just thought I'd post it anyway...

A while back eBay changed the way they manage your saved searches, turning them into 'followed' searches instead. This was no big deal except that the implementation removed the option to give newly saved searches a meaningful name.

For anyone trying to manage more than a couple of searches (i.e. most eBay users) this is a total nightmare as the followed search names are meaningless and largely unreadable and it becomes impossible to sort them.

Luckily there is an easy workaround which allows you to activate the original "Save this search" functionality (with naming option) rather than the "Follow this search" functionality.

Basically you just run your search then add the text "&_jsoff=1" (without the quotes) at the very end of the URL and hit enter to re-run it. You should now be shown the "Save this search" option instead of "Follow this search".

Hope this proves helpful to a few people.


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posted 05-20-2014 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey that worked great. Thanks.


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From: Fairfax, VA, USA
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posted 05-20-2014 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, that is probably the 1000th thing you have done to help the collecting community!


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From: Rome, Italy
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posted 05-21-2014 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vidoz   Click Here to Email vidoz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It works! Thanks a lot, Chris!


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posted 05-22-2014 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BrianB   Click Here to Email BrianB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much.

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