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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-07-2011

Hi, what does watch count mean...after the buyer has won an auction and under their name it says watch count. Is that how many items they are watching of mine or others? Does it mean anything to me as a seller? Thanks.

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Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-23-2009
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in reply to charrolle

I don't understand, I had 8 people watching my item, it sold and after it sold it only listed the watch count as 2. Also if I look at my own item does ebay count that as a view? How do I not count my own views?

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
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in reply to charrolle

I believe it is the number of people who viewed the item.

Most likley the ones who probably were watching but out of curiosity viewed to see how much it went for. Take in mined that half of the "watch count" number is probably the one who won the item looking and checking to see if it was shipped but if you have a high count of 'watch count"s right after the listing ended than those were most likely ones who wanted to buy it or marketers...That being said, If you have a high view count right after it eneded(12-50 views )  than your item was awesome and you need to sell more of it.

 

 

I may be wrong?? If you think I am wrong, please let me know. Im still new at this. :smileyhappy:

 

 

Oh yeah, I'm going to "watch this question" Lol!

(There is a check box option to watch this question)

leo*spride
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Posts: 7,235
Registered: ‎04-02-2008
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in reply to charrolle

The *watch* count is item specific... how many different eBay members are watching that item.

 

Good luck!

 

 

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mr_lees_deals
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Posts: 7,614
Registered: ‎12-06-2005
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in reply to charrolle

Sellers can see the number of members who place an item on their watch list. No one else can see that. It only inicates that particular item.

http://pages.ebay.com/help/buy/watching-items.html

 

LC

 

 

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