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Buyer's Market?
« on: March 26, 2017, 08:18:09 AM »
If the web site CW (Collectors Weekly) is to be believed, EBAY buyers aren't as active as usual. The #1 most watched phone is a '56 500 with 3 watchers. The second most watched is s phone in a box with 1 watcher. The rest are tied for third place with zero watchers. Could it be the lure of lovely spring weather? If this is true, this could be a buyers market for the time being....

Just a observation from a guy with too much time on his hands.
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Re: Buyer's Market?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 09:38:36 AM »
I think it's a bug in their software in that I know I am watching a few of those phones that have "0" watchers. Doesn't make sense for all except 2 phones to report no watchers.
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Re: Buyer's Market?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 10:39:23 AM »
"Phoneitis" is much more rampant than they would have you believe... :o
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Re: Buyer's Market?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 07:20:29 PM »
"Phoneitis" is much more rampant than they would have you believe... :o

Maybe just the casual phone buyer (non collector) market is slowing down, which would be great news for us addicts....oops, i mean collectors.
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Re: Buyer's Market?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 09:22:46 PM »
Sent CW a message asking what's up with the watch count. I have a feeling eBay changed something which is keeping their bot from recording the watch count. When they reply, I'll post their answer.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 10:37:50 PM »
Their support team got back to me quite quickly and this is what they said:

"Yes, we are aware of this problem. Looking into it...  Tx!  CW Support"
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Re: Buyer's Market?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 06:23:38 AM »
Well, they seem to be getting the problem fixed but only with newly listed phones. Seems most of the highly watched phones still have "0" watchers (e.g. 10 AE cords have more watchers, 4, than that museum piece candlestick, 0, and will probably stay that through their listing cycle - will never be updated. At least they are working on it, trying to fix the problem.
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Re: Buyer's Market?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2017, 06:44:07 AM »
The number of watchers on a particular item is information I take into consideration when I'm actively bidding on it. I know they will get this in good order for us.
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