04-06-2014 01:22 PM
Afternoon TexasMan and welcome to The Part Timers Forum!
Nobody understands CASSINI, least of all eBay.... It's written by the software monkeys:
10-02-2013 03:44 PM
eBay Search Blows There have been many threads eliminated in these discussion boards that did not buy into ebay's BS replies to its search engine mess. There is now a Facebook page about these many erroneous search results. https://www.facebook.com/pages/eBay-Search-Blows/5
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10-02-2013 11:51 AM
Like anything new, it takes some getting used to and sometimes needs to be adjusted here and there.
10-02-2013 08:08 AM
09-15-2013 03:17 PM
So basically eBay new system focuses on which listing will have a completed sale a priority?
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It's a bit more complicated than that.> http://www.terapeak.com/blog/2013/06/11/terapeak-h
09-15-2013 03:14 PM - edited 09-15-2013 03:17 PM
07-14-2013 11:41 AM
I've been doing all the research on Cassini that I can. I thought I would post this for everyone and get their take on it. It has a lot of specifics about what Cassini uses to evalute and rank listings.
05-15-2013 11:30 PM
Well, my search techniques still work... but there's not much left here to BUY!
Sure, there's lots of duplicate stuff from China/HK, and plenty of retailers using eBay for free advertising... but private "lightly used" sellers are noticeably missing, the "unique" stuff at decent prices is rare at best - where'd all the "good stuff" get off to?
If "it" isn't here anymore, it doesn't matter if you want it now, you'll put on your googlie-eyes and find it elsewere, won'tcha now?
Wonder if the MBA's ever thunk about THAT...
05-15-2013 05:41 PM
Absolutely, its great news for all. Ebay with know all and do all.
Cassini = Houdini --- Poof your sales are gone !
05-14-2013 10:52 PM
So.... I've decided just to sit back on the couch and wait for ebay to send an employee by my home to pick up all my items for sale.
That means you will not be buying or selling. Sounds like very good news for other buyers & sellers.
05-14-2013 05:30 PM
Yes, this new search engine is frightening artifical intelligence. No need to think anymore.
Cassini will do it for you.
So.... I've decided just to sit back on the couch and wait for ebay to send an employee by my home to pick up all my items for sale. Do an inventory of my closets, drawers, computers, garage and basement.
Then... out come the sample bags from my blood, urine, hair and DNA samples.
Then... A USB port will be installed at the base of my skull and I will be put into a deep deep coma supported by life supporting machines.
With all my inventory in hand and all my personal bodily fluids and the USB port hook up, there won't be any need for me to shop or use the search engines anymore.
EBAY... will be my BIG BROTHER. I will be assimilated into the SYSTEM.
Long live the BORG.
Really ! ;\ Sleep my little pretty... Sleeeeppppppp.
02-24-2013 10:19 AM
This needed a bump.> https://www.appeagle.com/what-to-expect-from-eBays
11-24-2012 02:06 AM
When I buy, I do everything humanly possible to get away from best match. Algorithms just don't know me as well as I know me, and they never will.
When people shop, they want to shop. They don't want to be told what to buy with the rest being hidden from them.
Imagine going to a grocery store and half the food on the shelves disappearing because last week you bought a different brand of tomatoes...
I could not agree with you more. I will be in serious trouble with this new search engine. I think most my customers find my listings on accident. I make some obscure items and I'm not sure how many people would be searching for something like a "miniature barrel with Lobsters on ice" or "miniature art deco era vase filled with wire flowers". or even my cauldron filled with boiling rat bones.
When I search I want to see all possible matches not just the ones they are going to show me. I know I will be truly frustrated knowing there are listings it wont let me see.
11-24-2012 12:03 AM
The search engine has been researching us for years already....
did you mean this 100?
did you mean that 1011?
did you mean them 35?
did you mean her 2099?
did you mean him 4566?
did you mean us 3456?
did you mean cat?
did you mean catfish?
did you mean carpfish?
did you mean carpe diem?
did you mean cargo dock?
did you mean cargo pants?
did you mean cargello?
11-22-2012 05:50 AM
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always used to watch MPFC,but for some reason do not remember that one! I woke my husband laughing so hard at that skit!!! Thanks BG!! :^O
11-22-2012 03:05 AM
Did I actually see "the code is good" referring to EBAY?!?!?!
C'mon, these are the same guys we've proved can't calculate a SIMPLE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE!! Let alone all the other glitches...
I never bother with "best match", I use my own search methods, except when eBay randomly alters what I ask of it...
Until eBay hires someone who actually understands how people buy (not an MBA who "studies" how people buy and writes a report about their "theories and conclusions"), they will be the victims of a simple underlying flaw:
Code is only as good as the algorithms behind it, the skill of the programmers, and the quality of the testing before release. EBay fails that first part CONSTANTLY, and doesn't even bother with the third part anymore - code is constantly being randomly injected and removed - I never know what pages will look like from day to day, they change as "testing" is being done "on the fly"...
It would be insane to believe that they are somehow going to "build the perfect search engine".
AND once the do, it will work just long enough until people figure out how to "game" the results, which won't take long... then it will be one more expensive un-polish-able "dropping".
Many moons ago eBay had a contest to teach people how to "fish" (use the search function to find what they were looking for), now they just want to slap the buyer up the side o' the head with a fish tossed in their general direction...
Those who do not learn the fundamentals of history are doomed...