:=:=: eBay Wildcard Search -- New Tool! :=:=:

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:=:=: eBay Wildcard Search -- New Tool! :=:=:
8 Jun 2013
If you're looking to search eBay with wildcards the classic way with proper/complete search results, we have a new simple search tool for this that you might like, over at WatchCount.com .

Simply specify your query at our eBay Classic Wildcard Search page, with wildcard character (*) included, and we'll generate for you a special eBay-destined search link that'll take you to eBay and show you your wildcard search on eBay properly, processing the wildcard syntax as you intended it, the way it used to be!

You'll see that our search utility also provides many of eBay's typical advanced search options, including Completed Listings, Best Offers selection, and deep subcategory accessibility.

(Never heard of wild card search? The wildcard symbol is used to substitute characters in a search keyword to help broaden the searcher's intent, offering a level of expansiveness and granularity with a simple asterisk. This can help, for example, to easily turn up keyword misspellings, plurals, years, part numbers, and themes.)

A nice example of the differences between old and new wildcard handling on eBay: search for "18* -18" (without quotes) in the Books category. That aims to include listings with titles that include years in the 1800's, but eliminate the simple number 18. When performing that search on eBay itself under their new wildcard processing system, you get zero results, since eBay ignores the wildcard. With our special wildcard-supported search tool, you'll get the results you intended, many of them with the year 18xx in the title.
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Re: :=:=: eBay Wildcard Search -- New Tool! :=:=:
22 Jun 2013
WatchCount.com always has great tools. I'll have to check this out.
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Re: :=:=: eBay Wildcard Search -- New Tool! :=:=:
27 Jun 2013
Thanks for your kind words! Yes, we try to offer fun eBay search tools to help people locate cool stuff on eBay in unique ways that are difficult or impossible to do on eBay itself. We're psyched to have finally gotten our stand-alone eBay wildcard search tool deployed onto the site. To all those niche eBay shoppers and sellers who miss the power and breadth of wildcard search functionality, this tool's for them.
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27 Jun 2013
Congrats!

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