Do eBay manipulate the number of Watchers
Not done eBay for a while and have just put second hand toilet pan on there (ok, stop laughing – its better than landfill…)
Anyway, as time went on, I got more and more watchers up to 17 at one point, then it went down to 13 and then just towards the end it went back up to 15.
Now I really can’t believe that there is THAT much interest in used toilets. So why should there be so many watcher?
I recon that eBay have ghosts watches that make it look like you have a lot of interest. Is that right?
(Item had one bid only, and oddly I had no hit counter on the auction, so I don’t know how many views I had)
TBH I get this alot too, however what I think happens as was the case of my motor, is people with similar cars 'watch' yours to see what they might get.
I've seen wrecked versions of my motor then advertise mine and mine sells for like a third of the price they get.....can never understand it!
When i used to trade on ebay for a short while i would often watch rival products to see what sort of prices their style of listings would get etc.
Good tactic from a business point of view to be fair!
And probably what is happening to your listings.
So there must be a lot of sellers of second hand toilet pans then?!