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eBay Hacks by David A. Karp

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Search Internationally

Use different eBay localizations to look for things outside your home town.

When you search, you’re not searching all of eBay; you’re searching a subset of auctions made available to your localized version of eBay. Depending on where in the world you live, you may be using any one of the following sites:

Although all these sites share the same global auction database, each one uses the native language and currency of the region it represents. What is dramatically different, however, is the selection of categories, and thus the search indexes.

This means that a search for decorative dog collars at http://www.ebay.ch may yield different results than the same search at http://www.ebay.co.uk.

Expanding Your Search

This limitation on international searches is nothing more than a matter of scope, and the scope can be customized. There are effectively three ...

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