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Watching items


If you see an item you want to keep track of, you can add it to your Watching list.

What does it mean to “watch” an item?

When you’re “watching” an item, the listing appears in your Watching list in My eBay. You can view the item every time you visit My eBay, without having to search for it again.

By watching an item, you can:
  • View the current high bid for the item

  • Place a bid or take another action on the item

  • View the seller’s other items

  • Get notified by email when the status of the listing changes or if the item gets relisted

Adding items to your Watch list

If you see an item you’re interested in, you can watch it. This is a great way to keep track of the items without having to bid or buy them immediately. When you decide to take action, you can quickly do that in My eBay.

To watch an item:
  1. Click the item's title or picture in your search results to see it.

  2. Click the Watch this item button, located under the Place Bid or Buy It Now button on the listing page.

Note: You can have up to 200 items on your Watching list.

If you frequently add items to your Watching list, you can save time by adding a “Watch this item” shortcut to your search results page. That way, you can quickly add items to your Watching list without having to open each listing.

To add the “Watch this item” shortcut to your search results page:
  1. Click the “Customise view” link at the top of your search results list.

  2. Click Item Information, and then select the “Watch This Item Link” check box.

  3. Click the Apply changes button.

Viewing your Watching list

To view your watched items:
  1. Go to My eBay. You might be asked to sign in.

  2. Under the Buy section on the left side of the page, click the “Watch” link.

Removing items from your Watch list

To delete a watched item:
  1. Go to My eBay. You might be asked to sign in.

  2. Under the Buy section on the left side of the page, click the “Watch” link.

  3. Select the item in your Watching list that you want to delete.

  4. Click the Delete button at the top or bottom of the Watch list.

Note: Once you’ve deleted an item from your Watching list, you can’t restore it. You'll need to find the item again and add it to your Watching list.

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