Custom Item Specifics Added to All Categories Without Item Specifics
eBay are making sweeping changes to Item Specifics - the product attributes system launched in March 2004 to make finding items easier.
As of 16 October, all categories that did not previously have any kind of Item Specifics now support Custom Item Specifics. Custom Item Specifics allow sellers to add custom "tags" to their listing that describe their item, such as Gender=Women's or Metal=14k Gold. These tags make it easier for buyers to find those items in search.
In 2008, eBay plan to add Custom Item Specifics support to all categories, and in 2009 the original Item Specifics will be phased out completely.