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Do you want to keep track of an item? You can add it to your Watch List. Similar to a bookmark, adding an item to your Watch List lets you easily come back to it to take another look.

What does it mean to watch an item?

When you're watching an item, the listing appears in your Watch List in My eBay. From your Watch List, you can:

  • View the item's current price

  • Receive an email when the status of the listing changes, or if it's relisted (you can also get alerts about items you're interested in)

Adding items to your Watch list

Watching an item helps you keep an eye on it without having to bid or buy it immediately. If you decide to bid or buy the item, you can do it quickly by clicking the watched listing in My eBay.

You can watch up to 200 items at a time.

To watch an item from the eBay website:
  1. Go to the listing for the item you're interested in.

  2. Under the Place bid or Buy It Now button, click Add to Watch list.

To watch an item from the eBay mobile app or eBay's Mobile Web :
  1. Find the item you're interested in.

  2. Select Watch from the listing.

Viewing items on your Watch List

To see items on your Watch List:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. In the Lists section on the left side of the page, click Watch List & Other Lists, and then click Watch List. You see a list of all the items you're watching.

To see your Watch List on your smartphone:
  1. Launch the eBay mobile app.

  2. Tap Watching to see your list of items.

Removing items from your Watch List

To delete a watched item:
  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Under the Lists section on the left side of the page, click Watch List & Other Lists, and then click Watch List.

  3. Select the item you want to delete.

  4. Click Delete.

Once you've deleted an item from your Watch List, you can't restore it. You need to find and add the item to your list again.

Adding a shortcut to search results

To save time, you can add a Watch this item shortcut to your search results. This allows you to add items to your Watch List quickly without having to open each listing.

To add a Watch this item shortcut:
  1. Click Customize view at the top-right section of the search results page.

  2. Click Item Information, and then select Watch This Item Link.

  3. Click Apply changes.

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