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Creating, sharing, and finding wish lists
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Your eBay wish list is just that—a list of the things on eBay you wish for. It's a great way to keep track of items you want to buy for yourself. You can also share your wish list with friends or family, or make it public for everyone to see.

Creating and editing your wish list

To create a wish list, start adding items you want.

To add items to your wish list:
  1. Find a product or listing you like on eBay.

  2. From the product or listing page, click the Add to Wish List button. You may need to sign in before the item is added to your wish list.

Note: An item will remain on your wish list until you remove it, it is no longer available on eBay, or someone else buys it for you.

Once you've created your wish list, you can add a personalized note to make it easier to find. To do that, click the Add a personalized note to make your list fun and easy to find link. This link is located at the top of your wish list.

You can also choose a theme for your wish list.

To choose a theme for your wish list:
  1. Click the Choose a theme link at the top of your wish list.

  2. Select a theme from the list of available themes.

  3. Click the Apply button.

To review your wish list, or add or remove items, click the Wish list link in the Lists section on the left side of My eBay.

Sharing your wish list

After you create a wish list, you can share it with your friends and family through Facebook and email.

Before you share your wish list, change your wish list setting to shared or public by selecting one of those options from the drop-down menu at the top of your wish list. Find out more about making your list private, shared, or public.

To share your list on Facebook:
  1. Click the Facebook button at the top of your wish list.

  2. From the drop-down menu in the next window, select where you want to share a link to your list. You can choose to share it on your wall, on a friend's wall, in a group, or in a private message.

  3. Enter your message.

  4. Choose whether to add a thumbnail image to your post.

  5. Click the Share Link button.

To share your list by email:
  1. Click the Email button at the top of your wish list.

  2. Enter the email addresses you want to send your wish list to in the To field. You can enter up to 20 addresses, separated by commas or semi-colons.

  3. Enter your message.

  4. Click the Send email button.

Making your wish list private, shared, or public

You can decide who can see your wish list by choosing your privacy setting from the drop-down menu at the top of your wish list. You have 3 choices:

  • Private – Your list can't be viewed by anyone but you. When you create your list, it's private by default. If you share your list or make it public, and then change it back to a private list later, any links to your list that you've shared will no longer work.

  • Shared – Your list can only be viewed by people that you've shared the link to your list, either by email or Facebook.

  • Public – Your list can be viewed by anyone who searches for your wish list by your name, email address, or eBay user ID on eBay, or on search engines like Google. You can also share a link to your wish list.

You can change your privacy settings at any time.

Finding other wish lists

You can find someone else's wish list by searching for their name, eBay user ID, or email address.

To find a wish list:
  1. Click the Find a wish list link at the bottom of most eBay pages.

  2. Enter the name, user ID, or email address of the wish list owner.

  3. Click the Find a wish list button.

If the member you're searching for doesn't have a wish list yet, or their wish list is empty, you'll have the opportunity to email them and encourage them to add items or create their list.

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