Thread Title: "CAN YOU TELL HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOUR AUCTION ON "WATCH LIST""
Hi, I have sold only a few guns on the internet but lots of other items on Ebay. On Ebay you can tell pretty quickly if you have listed a dud or homerun item by the number of people that put your auction on their "watch list". On Auction Arms is it possible to see how many people are watching your auction? If not this would make a great selling tool. Thanks. Bill
billsf100s; If I am interested in an item I bid on. If I put it on my watch, it is to see what other people are bidding for it. What is more to the point is the number of people looking at your auction. While that does not tell the whole story, I do believe it is more accurate then items put on a watch list. While I look at most all M 1 Garands, 1903 Springfields and their clones, 1911 Colts and their clones and often put them on my watch list, I have yet to bid on one of them. We all want to know what is happening on our auctions. The only thing that really counts, is when you make a sale. Everything else is just so much conversation. Also there are guns put up for auction with an out of sight reserve. That is to get some idea of the value for many reasons. Depending on who is bidding, that can be misleading too.
I reckon this is a nice feature for some . But don't make much difference to me how many are watching , just how many are bidding .Since I start out at a penny on what few I sell , the first and last bids are the only ones that count . The first bid tells me I AM going to sell it and the last tells me for how much .I'll be listing a few Sunday GNB . One of them , you might be interested in . In my opinion , one of the best military light arms ever designed . Keep your eyes open .
Thanks for your comments, I like the watch list feature myself. The counter on an auction I have found counts up one every time you reload/refresh the page. I found that out after listing an item and noticed over 400 on the counter after only being listed two hours. It was not a popular seller so this could not have been accurate. If someone puts your gun on their watch list on Ebay more often than not they bid on it in the closing minutes of the auction.
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