eBay increase access to historical sale prices

eBay have increased the look back period for completed listings in certain categories from 15 days to as much as 60 days. This is largely in the collectables categories where it is much more useful to see past prices than in say iPads.

The new look back periods

Collectables category increased from 45 days to 90 days.
Antiques, Art, Coins, Dolls & Bears, Pottery, Porcelain & Glass, Sports Memorabilia, Stamps, Toys & Games categories have also been increased from 15 days to 60 days.

How to find historical sale prices on eBay

All you need do to find out past prices items have sold for is to click on the “Advanced Search” tab at the top of most eBay pages, enter the relevant keywords, check the “Completed Listings” box and click the “Search” button.

Longer look back periods

It’s well known that Terapeak is the best research tool for eBay (They licence eBay’s data direct), although unlike eBay’s tools it’s a paid for service. However if you want to know historical prices items have actually sold for on eBay Terapeak has data available that goes back an entire year, although you’re restricted to reports of 90 days at a time. Mind you… run four reports and you have a whole year’s worth of data if you want it!