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Saving searches and sellers


Saved searches are searches you follow. Once you have saved a search, you can run the search from the Saved tab on the home page, the Saved searches page in My eBay or receive your search results automatically by email.

Saving a search adds it to your feed, and it will appear in your profile as an interest. You can save up to 100 searches and sellers in total. You can follow a combined total of up to 100 searches and members at any one time.

Saving a search or a seller

To save a search:
  1. From the top of any page, enter the item you're looking for in the search box, and then click the Search button.

  2. On the search results page, select the heart icon or Save this search next to the result count. You may be asked to sign in.

  3. If you don't want to automatically receive email notifications when new items match your search, you will be prompted to change your preferences.

To save a seller, select the heart icon or Save this seller link in the seller information box on the item description page.

You can customise your privacy settings to make your searches public or private.

Viewing searches or interests you have saved

Once you've saved a search or a seller, you can access the latest search results any time.

To run a search you have saved:
  1. Go to My eBay and select Saved searches or Saved sellers from the drop-down menu.

  2. Select View items to see search results. 

Alternatively, you can select Saved next to the heart icon on the top left of the homepage to go to your feed of saved search updates. Hover over an item from an update to see the search that found it. From here you can also run the search.

Receiving email notifications for searches you have saved

To be notified by email about new items matching your saved search:
  1. Go to My eBay and select Saved searches from the drop-down menu.

  2. Hover over the search you want to edit and select Subscribe email. The email settings status will change from Unsubscribed to Subscribed. To stop receiving notifications, select Unsubscribe email when hovering over the search.

Refining or deleting a search you follow

To refine a saved search:
  1. Go to My eBay and select Saved searches from the drop-down menu.

  2. In the Actions column for your saved searches, select Edit search for the search you want to refine.

  3. On the search results page, select the filters you want on the left side of the page.

  4. When you have finished selecting your filters, select Save changes to your search.

To delete a saved search or saved seller:
  1. Go to My eBay and select Saved sellers from the drop-down menu.

  2. Mouse over the search or seller that you want to remove and select Delete .

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