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How long does it take for my item to appear on eBay?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-10-2013

After posting an item for sale almost two hours ago, it still does not appear in search results when I look for it.  I've searched for the specific name of the product and it does not appear in my search results.  The name of the product is both in the title and description.  


Once you list an item with eBay, how long does it take before it appears in a search result?  I can't even find my item under the category it is listed under.  Is there a delay from posting time to when it appears on eBay's website?

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Posts: 7,102
Registered: ‎02-01-2011
in reply to umt_forester

There is always a delay when listing items.

Sometimes mere minutes,other times,many hours.

Rocked My Socks Off on that one
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Posts: 65,528
Registered: ‎05-11-2005
in reply to umt_forester

Yes, there is a delay. EBay tells sellers it can take hours to show up in a search.

Head Richie 102 Skis 193 cm - New in Plastic
You have revised this listing, and that means it has to reindex. So just be patient. It will show up soon.

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Posts: 103
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
in reply to umt_forester

Start by clicking on the "My Ebay" on the top of the screen.

The item should show up on your list of items eventually.

If it doesn't check with Ebay You may have in inadvertently cancelled.

If it shows up there but you can't find it by search, you might want to rethink your title (remember your title consists of the keywords ebay will use to help sellers find it)

Antony Rousos