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posted 05-27-2014 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After managing to find the solution to the issue of saving eBay searches with real names (see this thread) I decided to do a bit more research on another annoying change eBay made a while back.

In the good old days, when an item sold to a best offer you could see the final price when searching through sold items. Then eBay decided to hide the final sale price, which was especially frustrating for me because I try to track and record auction results for my sites.

Anyway, with a bit of research I was able to find a workaround that I believe uses the same kind of mechanism as the save searches trick - triggering older code that shows the features that are now 'obsolete'.

For want of a better place I put this on the Links page of my Space Flown Artifacts site. You need to enter an eBay item id and it will open an eBay closed item search results page which should show the closing price.

Hope this helps some people out.

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posted 05-27-2014 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can also go into the auction and hit the print function this will bring up that actual price that was accepted.

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posted 05-27-2014 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
D'oh! That's even more simple. Thanks!

yeknom-ecaps
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posted 05-30-2014 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yeknom-ecaps   Click Here to Email yeknom-ecaps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where is the print function?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 05-31-2014 05:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the right hand side with 'Report Item', level with the 'Description / Shipping and payments, (which is on the left side of the item sales page).

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posted 02-27-2015 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like eBay is busy screwing a good thing up again. You can no longer see what an item sold for, if it was sold as a best offer. Print option was taken away. I was compiling an eBay sales realization spreadsheet for Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronaut signatures (of course, sifting out the bad signatures, using my own expertise of collecting). Not too happy about this move.

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posted 02-28-2015 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know a way around to see the best offer? Or is it now a lost cause?

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posted 02-28-2015 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
go to: watchcount.com

Copy the eBay auction number and paste it into the keywords box on watchcount, hit show me what's popular and your results will show you the best offer accepted.

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Just type into your browser address bar:

watchcount.com/ "put the auction number here"

Hit return and the results will be displayed

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posted 02-28-2015 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This site is really neat! Thanks for sharing it! This is very helpful in getting an idea how much things are going for and gauge future purchases from the same seller.

As far as cataloging purchases, I've saved every email notifications to capture an inventory in a spreadsheet. I have yet to do this, but I'm hoping it'll pay off. Also, I think you can print a summarized listing. However, printing the original listing is time sensitive if not quickly removed by eBay.

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posted 02-28-2015 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info, really appreciate it!!

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posted 02-28-2015 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're both welcome!

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posted 03-02-2015 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Incidentally, I've updated the functionality on my site so that it shows the accepted price again, at least for now.

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posted 03-04-2015 06:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've found another way to display the best offer and also print the original auction. The print option only works for your own items. Simply put in the the item number if its a best offer it will display the purchase price. If its yours it will display the print option down by the report item like before. Hope this works for all.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=

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