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Your Watchlist

If you have your eye on something but are not quite ready to commit, you can add it to your Watchlist while you make up your mind.

You can add up to 400 items to your Watchlist, so you don't have to worry about losing track of items you're considering buying. You're under no obligation to buy items on your Watchlist, but keep in mind that other members can still buy the items you're watching.

How to use your Watchlist

  • Add an item: Select Add to Watchlist beneath the buying options on the listing
  • View your Watchlist: Go to My eBay and select Watching
  • Remove an item: Simply tick the box beside each item and select Delete. You can select and delete multiple items at once
  • Filter your listings: Use the Sort dropdown to sort listings by most relevant, time left, price, seller ID, or date added
  • Organize your Watchlist: By default, you're automatically shown all active and ended listings together. You can filter your results to view active or ended listings separately by selecting the dropdown menu beside Status
Go to your Watchlist

Watchlist notifications

You'll receive notifications about items on your Watchlist by default. For example, you'll receive an alert if a listing you're watching is ending soon. You can change how often you receive notifications or turn off your Watchlist email alerts by following these steps:

  1. Go to Communication preferences - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.
  2. Scroll down to the Buyer section and select Show next to Buying Activity.
  3. Select the dropdown menu beside Watch alert and choose whether to receive real-time alerts or a daily, weekly, or monthly summary. To stop receiving Watchlist email alerts, select None.
  4. Select Save.

If you choose to stop receiving email alerts about items you're watching, you'll still see notifications about your Watchlist in My eBay.

Please note: If an item added to your Watchlist is ended by the seller and not relisted after 60 days, it will be removed from your list to ensure that you are shown available and up to date listings.

You can make the 'Watch this item' link appear beside listings on your search results page by selecting the View dropdown menu, and then Customize. Simply tick the box beside the  'Watch this item' link.

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