eBay.com retires old search system
aff_link("http://www2.ebay.com/aw/core/200902191425232.html","eBay.com has announced","search","UK"); ?> that their old-style search format will be retired in April. The new “finding” system offers users the ability to specify a range of criteria from payment method and item location, to specifics of colour, size and item condition.
eBays say that 90% of users are now using the new format, and that “response from the Community to the new finding has been great”. A aff_link("http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Search/Update-New-Search/510076205","thread on the US discussion board","search","UK"); ?> is less enthusiastic: one member writes “the biggest single enhancement the users have asked for is to keep the OPT OUT link working because we don’t like or even want the new search”.
The announcement’s been made only for eBay.com, so it’s not quite clear how this will affect other sites: aff_link("http://www2.ebay.com/aw/uk/200812191104222.html","eBay UK had said","search","UK"); ?> the old system would be retired in March, so it’s possible we’ll see the option to opt out disappear before .com users do.
SMP stopped working properly for me earlier in the week, apparently its a widespread problem, as soon as you leave smp for example to check messages and click myebay to go back to the smp main screen it takes you to the old myebay basic account screen.
I was told by eBay that if I opt into the new *cough* experience it would fix it….O deep joy.
Its kind of stunning. I guess ebay really continues to push change no matter the outcome.
this is the kind of thing that makes you wonder whether ebay have another community hidden away somewhere that only they know about.
I indeed prefer the old search system…in the new search system, to have those prefilled information on the left side can be a good idea…so buyers can select based on the color, make, condition, etc they prefer….however, this should not be done at the sacrifice of user convenience..particularly the “specify seller” fuction is now awkward…
eBay just keeps changing and ingoring how the sellers feel?