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    • Nesty
    • By Nesty 10th Apr 18, 12:43 PM
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    Ebay - Altering categories?
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    • 10th Apr 18, 12:43 PM
    Ebay - Altering categories? 10th Apr 18 at 12:43 PM
    I have been listings for a some LP's for a family member.
    I have noticed the viewing rate numbers drop off a cliff.
    When listing these a few weeks ago .You went into listing category. It was always
    Music > LP's > Jazz, Easy Listening etc (or whatever genre of music it was).
    I am not seeing that now, Just seeing Music > Records
    Have ebay changed this?
    Or is it my module and I am having some JavaScript glitch, not picking up the last category?
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    • Hermia
    • By Hermia 10th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
    I had the same thing happen with CDs. I was sure you used to be able to choose a category.
    • fwor
    • By fwor 10th Apr 18, 8:30 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:30 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:30 PM
    Just checked and it seems to be a change - whether permanent or temp I don't know.

    But IMO it makes sense, because no buyer is going to search by category anyway, are they? "Hmmm... I think I'll buy some Easy Listening today..."

    It was always a bit of a pain when I was listing LPs, because no two people can agree on exactly where category boundaries lie - so you would constantly be having to decide if something was Easy Listening or Swing, or Thrash Metal or Death Metal, etc, etc.
    • Nesty
    • By Nesty 10th Apr 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:09 PM
    I wondered this myself. Looks like they have now placed them into records and then you sub list them in the listing specs ie LP 12 inch, Artist Genre etc
    • Dox
    • By Dox 11th Apr 18, 2:00 AM
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    • #5
    • 11th Apr 18, 2:00 AM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 2:00 AM
    Most people will find them by searching for a particular piece of music and/or artist, so lumping them together shouldn't make any difference to sales - might actually help them.
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