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Finding an item you listed for sale

When you list an item for sale, you can review it in My eBay or by searching on the item number or your user ID. If you've recently added or revised the listing,  there might be a delay before it appears in search results.

Finding your item

To find an item you listed for sale, do one of the following:

  • Search by item number. Click the Advanced Search link at the top of most eBay pages, and then click the By item number link on the left side of the page. If you don't know your item number, you can look it up in your confirmation email or in My eBay.

  • Search by seller. Click the Advanced Search link at the top of most eBay pages, and then click the By seller link on the left side of the page.

  • View the listing in My eBay. Go to My eBay, and then click the Active link in the Sell section to see your current listings.

  • Keyword search. If you subscribe to Selling Manager or Selling Manager Pro, you can use a keyword search. Go to My eBay, select Item description from the drop-down menu in the Active, Sold, and Unsold sections, and then enter the description detail.

If you can’t find your item by searching or browsing

If you recently added or revised a listing, it might not appear immediately when you search or browse on eBay. Although listings are generally searchable within 24 hours, to help make eBay a safe place to buy and sell, there are times when this might take longer.

If it’s been more than 24 hours and you still can't find your item by searching or browsing, try the following:

  • Check for errors in your item’s title. Avoid using special characters (such as !, /, @) in your title. Make sure you haven’t accidentally run two words together. For example, you might have entered your title as BeatlesPoster rather than Beatles Poster. Learn how to change your listing’s title.

  • Make sure that your item is allowed on eBay. In some cases, items that aren't allowed or that violate our rules won't appear in search results. Review our Offensive material policy if you feel this might apply to your item.

  • If you listed a Store inventory item, make sure that your search includes Store inventory items. eBay Store inventory items aren’t automatically included in search results. However, these items will appear in the results for eBay Store searches.

  • Make sure that you’re searching for words that are in your item’s title. Searching for Antique Clock won’t return your item if you haven't used the words Antique and Clock in your title.

Finding your item after the listing ends

Using My eBay, you can find listings that have ended within the last 60 days.

To find an item after your listing ends:
  1. Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages.

  2. In the Sell section, click the Sold or Unsold link.

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